Tag Archive: Bryan Hitch

Real Heroes 2 (May 2014)

Hitch does the whole Galaxy Quest with comics beautifully, but ups it with a lot of references to the superhero movie industry. It’s a lot of fun to read–though I have no idea… Continue reading

Real Heroes 1 (March 2014)

The first issue of Real Heroes doesn’t offer much in the way of surprises. It’s Bryan Hitch doing realistic superhero disaster scenes and he’s good at those. He does a lot of photo-referencing,… 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

The Ultimates 3 (May 2002)

Lots of this issue is really good. The Captain America going to see Bucky stuff, all great. Brings a tear to my eye. Like Millar watched Fields of Dreams to prep for that… Continue reading

The Ultimates 2 (April 2002)

My favorite thing about Mark Millar, now and forever, will be him thinking Oregon is a city with a downtown. Just the man who should be writing American characters…. Actually, Millar’s geographic ignorance… Continue reading

The Ultimates 1 (March 2002)

I forgot how fast these Ultimates comics read. Millar doesn’t seem to recognize a difference between ending with the reader wanting more and ending with the reader feeling ripped off. This issue’s basically… Continue reading

Captain America: Reborn 6 (March 2010)

Almost. Brubaker almost pulls it off. Who drew the second to last pages? The War of the Worlds future pages? He had some problems but those problems were almost preferable. They had an… Continue reading

Captain America: Reborn 5 (February 2010)

Seriously, an issue-long fight scene? A boring issue long fight scene on top of it? It’s like Brubaker doesn’t understand (or maybe just doesn’t care) you can’t rehash–or modernize–the old Marvel feel and… Continue reading