Issue(s): Vision #1, Vision #2, Vision #3, Vision #4
And the explanation for that is pretty weak. The main villain, the alternate universe Vision, wants his real body back (he and the Vision swapped bodies and then his new body was damaged).
He's got a virus or something for that, and he first tests the virus on Ultron and Jocasta, which somehow causes their personalities to revert to Bogart versions. G-Vision specifically says that he was watching too many Bogart films when it came to Jocasta; it's less clear why Ultron is acting like a "town drunk".
But then when it comes to the Vision, it's said that he's acting like a Bogart character as a kind of self-defense mechanism thanks to the influence of the Wonder Man (aka Simon Williams, the actor) portion of his personality mixed with that of Alex Lipton (a former police officer). So the explanation is all over the place, and it really seems like just something to fill the middle chapters of this series. And it is entertaining in and of itself; it just makes no sense as part of the bigger picture.
On top of that, the Vision keeps having dreams of what we're told is the Scarlet Witch (even though it looks nothing like her) and their phantom children.
Vision is later drawn to Laura Lipton, the love of his Alex Lipton personality template.
The end result, after G-Vision's plan is thwarted, is that the Vision's personalities are integrated.
But this also causes the Vision to resign from the Avengers so that he can find himself. He's last seen flying away with Ultron and Jocasta (the latter of whom is never to be seen again).
The best part of the series is when the Vision gets a dig in at Hank Pym.
The worst is what's happened to Ultron, normally the Avengers' best and most terrifying villain.
The art in the series gets increasingly sloppy.
And issue #4 has five inkers.
Quality Rating: D+
Chronological Placement Considerations: The MCP place this between Avengers #383-384. The Vision goes missing for a period of "four weeks"during the course of this story. The Vision leaves the Avengers for a while after this (until Avengers #391, although he'll appear in other books in the meantime).
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Inbound References (1): showCrystal, Deathcry, Henry Pym, Jarvis, Jocasta (Gatherers), Laura Lipton, Tabula Rasa, Ultron, Vision, Vision (Gatherers)
The penciler is trying to copy Jim Lee. He fails bad.
Posted by: Lecen | January 30, 2018 7:25 PM
The next time Vision shows up, he's got his original, pre-Avengers 255 personality back.
Posted by: Michael | January 30, 2018 8:51 PM
There might have been a good story here, but the art ruined it.
Posted by: Steven | January 30, 2018 9:54 PM
I feel like complaining whenever I see Vision carry objects while flying too. His low-density means of taking to the air has unique repercussions. I also subscribe to fnordian notion that a hero with just one power shouldn't be outshined at it by another hero who has that power as part of a set. Since Vision has super strength, solar beams, a mind that can interface with computers, and the ability to increase his density on top of intangibility, let Shadowcat (whose deal is intangibility) be the one who can extend it to other things.
I'm sure this is minor problem for this emesis-born mini, though.
Posted by: Mortificator | January 31, 2018 7:16 PM
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