The Vision

Vision is not a regular superhero. He is a synthezoid, a cyborg created by Ultron, whose first purpose was to kill Ultron’s creator, Dr. Hank Pym aka Ant-Man and his wife, Janet van Dyne aka Wasp. He soon turned against Ultron and joined the Avengers. Vision first appeared in Avengers #57 in Octobre 1968, that just shows the lenght of service of Vision in the Marvel Universe.

The last time Vision was seen, before the beginning of his own regular series, was on Avengers #0. The short story, written by Mark Waid and drawn by Mahmud Asrar (the actual artistic team of the All New All Different Avengers), involved beside Vision, the Scarlet Witch, his ex-wife. In order to keep doing his superhero job, Vision had to correct an internal failure : his emotions, particularly towards Wanda. Her reaction says it all : she’s angry and terrified that Vision’s emotions vanished just like that, thanks to a single informatic program. 

Mahmud Asrar - Avengers #0 p.13
Mahmud Asrar – Avengers #0 p.13

Vision is therefore a less emotional android, a hero who won’t let his emotions take over anymore. Despite all that, he’s created the perfect little family – similar to the one he once had with Wanda – composed of his wife Virginia and the twins Viv and Vin. Unlike Wanda, these three are cyborgs like Vision. But isn’t this contradictory with his emotional purge ? Will Vision be able to love the family he created in his own image ? Tom King and Gabriel Hernandez Walta are in charge of unreaveling the mystery surrounding Vision’s reasons and purpose in this creation. The first issue of The Vision has introduced to the reader the new inhabitants of the 616 Hickory Branch Lane in Arlington, Virginia. The number of their house is an allusion to Earth 616, where the action takes place. 


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