Ultimate Comics: Ultimates #1
Is this the best iteration of The Ultimates to date? It’s too soon to tell, but it certainly has a similar tone to the start of Mark Millar and Brian Hitch’s epic run that went on to be one of the best Marvel stories ever told, a tough feat to accomplish. Hickman has said in interviews that he is looking forward to doing things he could not do in the regular Marvel Universe, but this first issue failed to show any hint of that thinking. Is that a bad thing? With the first issue being a darker twist on the Ultimates with perfect characterization, stunning art, and an intriguing plot, it is hard to say yes. Perhaps the events that will set this story apart from the regular Marvel U are yet to come; perhaps that’s Steve Rogers getting drunk in a bear suit. Read the rest (if you dare) at Broken Frontier!