Annihilation: Conquest #2 (of 6) (Marvel – Abnett / Lanning / Raney / Hanna / D’Armata) – Marvel says “The sci-fi event of the year continues here! The Big Bad behind the entire saga was revealed on the last page of last issue – but what does this fan-fave villain want? And what does it have to do with the surprise ally that our heroes have also recently found? Plus: Who survived the STAR-LORD series to fight on here? And what about the motley crew led by Ronan? The titanic team of Andy Lanning & Dan Abnett (NOVA) and Tom Raney (ULTIMATE X-MEN) deliver the answers fast and furious in this issue!”
I’ll just go ahead and answer all of Marvel’s mystery questions. The Big Bad is Ultron, which is very cool! The surprise ally is the High Evolutionary. He seems to have made a deal with Supremor to genetically engineered the next step of Kree warrior, which he says he’s done but we haven’t seen yet. As for Star Lord, he’s fast becoming my favorite space faring Marvel character. In previous reviews I compared Star Lord and his team to the Dirty Dozen, now they’ve morphed into something akin to the A-Team. Right down to the line, “I love it when a plan comes together!” I can’t wait to see more. On a another note, we do see Moondragon get her heart ripped out by Ultron. Which I’m not saddened by at all. She was a useless character.