By Tom King, Gabriel Hernandez Walta, Jordie Bellaire, and Mike Del Mundo
- Collects Issues #1 – 12
- Publisher : Marvel
- Release : 11/26/2019
- Softcover : 288 pages
- Dimensions : 6.65″ x 10.125″
- Reading Age : 13+ years
- MSRP : $29.99
"HERE LIES A VISION. MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON ITS SOUL."
Tom King’s “Vision” comic series is a 12-issue limited series published by Marvel Comics in 2015-2016. The series debuted in November 2015 and concluded in October 2016. It follows the Vision, an android member of the Avengers, as he tries to create a suburban family and live a normal life.
In the series, Vision creates a family for himself – a wife, Virginia, and two children (Viv and Vin). They move to a quiet suburban neighborhood. However, despite their efforts to fit in, the family’s synthetic nature and past constantly threaten to disrupt their idea of conformity.
The series explores themes of family, identity, and what it means to be human. It is become well known for its complex characters, dark and introspective tone, as well as its exploration of the consequences of trying to live a “normal” life in a world where one is inherently different.
Overall, Tom King’s “Vision” is a deeply thought-provoking and emotionally powerful series that subverts the superhero genre. 9.5/10
The series was critically acclaimed and won several awards, including:
- 2016 Harvey Award for “Most Promising New Talent” for writer Tom King
- 2017 Ringo Award for “Best Series”
- 2017 Ringo Award for “Best Writer”
- 2017 Eisner Award for “Best Limited Series”
During and after the series conclusion, it was nearly universally adored as a ground breaking and influential project. The series catapulted Tom King to new heights as he would begin putting out similar and well-received series. The series enjoys a 4.8 on Amazon, a 4.52 on Goodreads, and a 9.3 Critic Meta Score on Comic Book Round Up. I should note, the final issue (#12) received a 9.9 Critic Meta Score (which is extremely rare). The unique recognition validates that they “stuck the landing” with this one.