As I stated above, I don't really understand the purpose this series serves, since it's now nothing like its predecessor and seems to be redundant with other series/universes being published by Marvel. The only possible interesting possibility is if Hyperion and gang reemerge after the "Marvel" characters establish themselves. That would create an DC/Marvel amalgam world, which could be interesting if done right. Of course, Marvel could already have had that if they had concluded Ultimate Power differently. That also would have injected some much needed life into the Ultimate Universe, but all that potential is now wasted on a series that probably won't even survive until that point anyways. Read Full Review
I'm not really sure where this series is going or what the point of it is, and at the moment, I'm not finding the characters particularly interesting or appealing either. The slow pace of Straczynski's Squadron Supreme was justified by the in-depth character work and detailed storytelling that was being accomplished, and the fact that it was an ongoing series allowed JMS the time to develop his world at a slow and steady pace. Chaykin's Squadron Supreme doesn't appear to share that sophistication, and doesn't even share the novelty of featuring DC analogues in a Marvel book, with the company opting instead to cannibalise its own characters with remixed versions that are less interesting than the originals. I don't like being negative about comics, and I believe in giving projects a fair chance, but two issues into this six-issue story, I haven't seen anything that'll encourage me to pick up the third. Read Full Review
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