The end has come. Twelve issues later, the story of Marvel’s premier android avenger and his quest to make the perfect family has come to a close. The final issue, out this week, gave the Vision and his family closure: it was tragic, it was hopeful, and, as ever with this series, it was all immaculately delivered.
Those expecting an explosive climax to this series in the wake of last issue’s superheroic pile-on might be a bit surprised at just how quiet and personal The Vision #12 is. But it’s just another mirror to examine the series’ true core—it’s never really been about Agatha Harkness’ portent of doom that Vision would raze the world to keep his family safe, but the breakdown of the Vision and his family. The final issue brings all of the drama back to where it started, the Visions’ quiet surburban home, and even if it isn’t a battlefield strewn with the bodies of fallen Avengers, it’s still an incredibly emotionally charged setting for the series’ final moments.