Category Archive: Ultimates

Ultimate Six 7 (June 2004)

Once again, Bendis tries to humanize Ultimate Cap. He gets to close out Ultimate Six with the observation he’s basically a fascist pawn. Bendis doesn’t go so far as to call the United… Continue reading

Ultimate Six 6 (March 2004)

More double-paged action crap from Hairsine, though Bendis does eventually come up with a great sequence for the Wasp. It’s in single pages though. I’m still a little confused how Kraven gets taken… Continue reading

Ultimate Six 5 (February 2004)

Just when I thought the Hairsine art couldn’t get any worse, it does. Given a huge action sequence from Bendis, Hairsine flubs it and then he somehow worsens it. There are a lot… Continue reading

Ultimate Six 4 (January 2004)

Well, there’s a crappy issue. More of the bad art from Hairsine and Miki and no story from Bendis. The bad guys break in to kidnap Peter from SHIELD at the end, which… Continue reading

Ultimate Six 3 (December 2003)

For this issue, Hairsine and his inker, Danny Miki, all of a sudden decide they’re doing a comedy. The art is very emotive, comical and sketchy. There’s no slickness to it. It ought… Continue reading

Ultimate Six 2 (November 2003)

I remember this issue. It’s the first Marvel comic–with the text recaps–I remember having a spoiler for the end of the issue. Norman’s so nuts he thinks Peter is his son (Peter being… Continue reading

Ultimate Six 1 (November 2003)

I’m not a big Trevor Hairsine fan–his Ultimate Cap is a disaster, for instance, but given Bendis’s writing of Ultimate Thor, I forgive Ultimate Six a lot. It’s an Ultimates series too, not… Continue reading

The Ultimates 2 13 (February 2007)

More of the Hitch battle scenes. Page after page of it. But here’s all Millar wrote… Thor fights Loki, Asgardian warriors appear, Thor wins. Probably twenty pages (the issue’s double-sized) for that lame… Continue reading

The Ultimates 2 12 (August 2006)

When Hitch’s art suffers this issue, I suppose it’s more understandable. He’s drawing every established Ultimate character and probably some other ones. It’s the fight to save America! From the Russians and Muslims!… Continue reading

The Ultimates 2 11 (July 2006)

Apparently, terrible last pages are Hitch’s new thing for Ultimates 2. His Hulk looks like he modeled it off Mr. Potato Head. Otherwise–and Hitch totally flubs the pacing of the Hulk reveal, just… Continue reading

The Ultimates 2 10 (March 2006)

Hitch’s last panel in this issue, of a fat-faced Ultimate Steve Rogers with a completely different haircut than the rest of the series really shows he doesn’t have to do anything up to… Continue reading

The Ultimates 2 9 (January 2006)

Interesting. You have a comic about a bunch of superheroes and none of them do much super. Instead, it’s a bunch of destruction scenes featuring Hitch’s really boring giant robots. I assume it… Continue reading

The Ultimates 2 8 (November 2005)

The biggest surprise this issue–Millar and Hitch ruin the surprise of Ultimate Steve Rogers being the traitor (it’s not Loki messing with reality! It can’t be!) with the cover–is the “next issue” tag.… Continue reading

The Ultimates 2 7 (September 2005)

Oh, come on, Millar doesn’t even try to produce a fulfilling read. There’s some big action stuff with the Ultimates invading Iraq (or unnamed Middle Eastern country where Ultimate Steve Rogers mouths off… Continue reading

The Ultimates 2 6 (July 2005)

Another good issue. Of course, it gives Millar a chance to mock superhero start-ups–he recasts the Defenders as a bunch of cosplayers who decide to fight crime (it’s like Kick-Ass before Kick-Ass)–but he’s… Continue reading

The Ultimates 2 5 (June 2005)

How am I going to write a post about this issue? Nothing happens in it. The Ultimates beat up Thor, then Thor goes to jail, then Nick Fury decides to invade the Middle… Continue reading

The Ultimates 2 4 (May 2005)

So Ultimates 2 basically starts this issue. The rest was just finishing up the first series and getting rid of the Hulk. Now Millar’s on to the new story, Loki messing with stuff,… Continue reading

The Ultimates 2 3 (April 2005)

“The Trial of the Incredible Hulk” isn’t much of a trial; having Ultimate Matt Murdock as Bruce’s defense lawyer feels forced too. But the issue’s solid. Millar continues to sympathize with strange characters–wife-beater… Continue reading

The Ultimates 2 2 (March 2005)

This issue’s a lot better than the first, though it takes a while to get used to Hitch. His composition choices don’t make any sense until one remembers there are rabid Hitch fans… Continue reading

The Ultimates 2 1 (February 2005)

I wonder if Mark Millar intentionally paced this issue to finally get interesting a page or two before the finish. Seriously… I was just getting comfortable in my chair reading it and then… Continue reading

The Ultimates 13 (April 2004)

So all Millar needs is a double issue and he’ll take time? Well, he doesn’t exactly take time. He writes an epilogue… lots of epilogues. It’s a decent issue, a good popcorn read…… Continue reading

The Ultimates 12 (November 2003)

And Millar brings it around… relatively. It’s a big huge fight scene with the fate of the solar system in the balance so maybe he gets some easy melodramatic points (he sure doesn’t… Continue reading

The Ultimates 11 (September 2003)

Oh, good grief…. Have you seen Independence Day? Or any of the millions of Body Snatchers type movies? Millar has. I know I’m reading way too much into The Ultimates, but come on…… Continue reading

The Ultimates 10 (July 2003)

Sigh. An all-action issue. Not even an action-packed all-action issue. It’s a non-action-packed all-action double cross issue. The Wasp’s twenty-six? Really? She’d have been nine when St. Elmo’s Fire came out, which makes… Continue reading

The Ultimates 9 (April 2003)

When did the Soviet Union fall? Let’s check wikipedia. Ah, 1991. So Hawkeye has been in S.H.I.E.L.D. for over eleven years, putting him in his thirties somewhere, I assume. Shame Hitch draws him… Continue reading

The Ultimates 8 (November 2002)

See, if you make the Nazis aliens… you can sell your comic books easier to Germans…. Millar’s “Secret Invasion” thing here–shocking he didn’t get mad at Bendis, also shocking there’s a big rip-off… Continue reading

The Ultimates 7 (September 2002)

Maybe they just enlarge Hitch’s artwork. His full page close-up of Captain America, out of uniform, to close the issue is just as lacking in detail as his other Captain America full pages.… Continue reading

The Ultimates 6 (August 2002)

Another all action issue. Sort of. There’s the dinner party with Captain America, Thor and Iron Man–lots of awkward close-ups here… Millar’s obviously trying for a movie feel, but it’s like Hitch doesn’t… Continue reading

The Ultimates 5 (July 2002)

For an all action issue, it’s decent. It’s very cinematic in a boring, expository way (Grand Central’s cleared so they fight there, how convenient), but Millar does occasionally get in some good moments.… Continue reading

The Ultimates 4 (June 2002)

It’s the outfit. Hitch can’t draw the Captain America outfit. All his detail goes out the window and it looks like something off a TV shirt or an action figure package. Some of… Continue reading