Director Flumm = Ultimate Dirk Anger? Hmm...
This was a great week for us Ultimate fans! I loved this nearly as much as I did X-Men.
Like X-Men it was also an issue of pretty much set-up but I'm fine with that after the all out action of last months and it's a welcome breather to get ready for the two-part conclusion.
I've not read many of the comments before me as everybody is discussing this Modi chap who I know nothing about (apart from Thor stuck him in a tree which I didn't understand at the time?) having only read upto Crime & Punishment in the post Ultimatum Avengers/Ultimates books (I've just ordered them now so I'm avoiding spoilers).
Anyway, things I like about this issue include that cool as hell scene with Fury & Co making their escape from the ship as well as the whole rogue Ultimates angle which is pretty cool.
I do think it's a bit daft that S.H.I.E.L.D dose not seem very concerned about The City though? Are they assuming it's been incapacitated by the nukes and that the bomb was Reeds last ditch effort?
I loved the fact that this finally acknowledged the events happening in X-Men properly too (and vice versa in X-Men for The Ultimates). Looking back at the last issue of Ultimates, The President actually made reference to "The Country is already divided" in his speech, we just didn't pick up on what it meant then.
I thought they did a great job of showing the devastation that the bomb caused and loved those scenes with the people in Washington. I find moments like that really help cement these stories in reality so they hit home harder.
Likewise the subplot with Tony's tumor was touching, especially that moment when he's talking to his younger self.
Well, three weeks to wait until the next issue... cant wait! Both this weeks books look like things will be shaping up nicely for an epic event in "Divided We Fall"!!
ULTIMATE COMICS ~ DC DARK ~ BUFFY/ANGEL ~ GREEN ARROW ~BATMAN/BATWOMAN ~ THE MASSIVE ~ PLUS LOTS OF IMAGE
Great issue, Hickman better damn well be on one or both of the Avengers books or a cosmic book, I can't believe Marvel would let a talent like this get away. Capable of using Reed Richards of all people as a catalst to revive both the Fantastic Four book (turning into books for the first time in while) and redeem the Ultimates like no one save Millar was able to after the events of Ultimatum.
Heck, I just realized everything going on is the exact same style as Ultimatum but it is just MUCH better executed. Can't tell what Humphries contributed but I hope Hickman is giving him the complete story outline so his tale can wrapped up and Humphries isn't just left holding the bag.
I just find it sucky that the first black president we have is the first one that gets assassinated in MU, I was at least hoping that he survived. Otherwise, pretty good comic, not my favorite by a mile, but good enough to keep me reading.
It looks like there's going to be a inevitable confrontation between Sue and Reed.
Hey, Thanos, baby!
Well in MU, the assassin of Kennedy was an American supersoldier, doesn't that kinda count? The comic shows that the American government failed and President Kennedy paid the heavy price.
Last edited by Codah; 05-10-2012 at 08:23 PM.
Hey, Thanos, baby!
Yeah, not to mention there are gazillion comics praising Obama, from a Barbarian King to a superhero, why not show a little death? Bring a little humanity? He's not Superman, but a president.
1. They didn't kill the current sitting president.
2. UU goes through presidents like CRAZY. First there was Bush, then that white guy UAVNU, next this new unnamed president, and finally the new one thanks to everyone dying.
3. Aren't we supposed to see everyone as human first? Why wouldn't it be racist if he were white? In order to get rid of racism everyone needs to be seen as equal right? Isn't that the goal?
Anyone who doesn't like Miles Morales is a racist.