The Vision #001
You may remember Paul Bettany as The Vision in The Avengers movie Age of Ultron and Captain America Civil War. You also might be thinking that's about the right amount / already too much Vision in your life.
Well today, I'm here to tell you that you're wrong. You need more. And you need it through The Vision comic book series. Stat.
And you know what else? It's not even really about The Vision – it's about his homemade family. And yes, there's a pretty good chance they're worse than your actual real life family.
The premise of The Vision comic book series is that The Vision wants to feel more human. And the way he looks to achieve this feeling is by creating a family of his very own. A family of synthezoids just like him.
The series stars his wife Virginia and their two twin children Viv and Vin. Their task is to fit in with society, whether it be with the neighbours or at school. Just fit in, and be as human as possible. Sounds simple enough right?
The optimist might say it is. Though for the pessimists – this is ultimately where the slow motion train wreck starts to unfold in front of you.
You see, The Vision isn’t an over the top superhero action series where the Avenging Android comes home to his robot family after a hard days work. It’s a dread-filled suburban drama about murder, lies, what it means to be human, and the inevitability of heading down a self-destructive path. It just happens to star a synthezoid man, and the wife and two kids he decided to make for himself one day.
The idea of a comic book based around The Vision and his synthezoid family seems like a very 'meh' concept at first pass. Though I can assure you that it's anything but. In fact it's probably one of the most enjoyable comic book series I've read in a very long time!
How about now, intrigued enough to start reading?
O.K. what if the words that I use to describe The Vision comic book series included - fascinating, creepy, disturbing, eerie, maybe even sometimes awkward, though always addictive.
If you haven't picked up the vibe I'm trying to give you, it's that you should read The Vision. Right now. And you know what? You can start right here as it's number 001. No prior knowledge or context required! In fact, if you've seen an Avengers movie with The Vision in it you're already ahead of the game as you'll have a concept of who he is.
Go on, let the nerd flow through you, this could be your gateway drug to the world of comics!