Ultimate Comics Avengers #1

Ultimate Comics Avengers #1

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Carlos Pacheco Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 12, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11
7.6Critic Rating
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Guess who’s back!! That’s right, kids, MARK MILLAR (THE ULTIMATES, WOLVERINE: OLD MAN LOGAN) and superstar artist CARLOS PACHECO (AVENGERS FOREVER, X-MEN) blast into the Ultimate Universe for a mind-blowing, heart-pounding and gut-wrenching event of epic proportions! When a highly-classified secret threatens Captain America, only the newly-returned Nick Fury has the tools to bring ‘em in! As the first of a series of blockbuster arcs begins: PROJECT AVENGERS is a go! Parental Advisory …$3.99

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Aug 13, 2009

    Is this as good as Ultimates 1 and 2? I'm not sure, but I'm giving it a Must Read for the simple reason that the nightmare is finally over and we can have some good Ultimates style comics again. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comix 411 - David Torres Aug 13, 2009

    Mr. Millar has every right to believe whatever he wants, but I also have the right to my beliefs and I won't be using my money to support him and his work. He does do good work. His work in the Ultimate Universe is great. So if you don't care about politics I recommend this book. It's a fun quick read and the artwork is amazing. Carlos Pacheco is one of the best in the business today. Check out his work in JLA/JSA: Vice and Virtue. The book is a one-shot hardcover graphic novel. It's probably out of print, but I'm sure you can get a copy somewhere. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Ray Hilario Aug 17, 2009

    Ultimate Comics Avengers starts off with a loud bang, and it resonates throughout the rest of the issue. Millar and Pacheco waste no time in setting out and making the Ultimate line likable again; with this fast-paced, awesome-looking book. My only concern is the ending and the secret revealed at the end. I can already hear “really?!” from some readers. Nevertheless, you'll come back wanting and waiting to see how Millar and Pacheco undo Loeb's mess. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 15, 2009

    It's good to see this comic getting back to big story, clear storytelling and the kind of twists and turns you'd hope for. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Aug 15, 2009

    Ultimate Comics Avengers #1 was a fantastic start to the new start of the Ultimate Universe. Though this was a very action heavy issue, Millar did an excellent job hooking the reader with this first issue. If you can get past the $3.99 price tag of this issue than I recommend picking this issue up. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Daniel Schmergel Aug 12, 2009

    But, seriously, how can I really complain? After the aforementioned nightmares, Ultimate Comics Avengers is like a dream — one that, hopefully, will only gets better as it goes along. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Zak Edwards Aug 15, 2009

    Penciller Carlos Pacheco has a style fairly reminiscent of Bryan Hitch which never works against him. The team is obviously going for a very distinctive look and tone very similar to the original Ultimates series and so the art could only go one way. To be honest, it is a welcome change back to a more realistic look compared to the over-the-top art of Ultimates 3 artist Joe Madureira, which went as far as to have little pink hearts floating around a characters head. The colouring also fits into this realistic look, but a couple of panels seem to be a little to bright and polished for the art. The panel with Captain America driving out of the building has him looking very polished and bright to a very noticeable and distracting degree, but then eventually his colours fade, only to be brightened again. Similarly, the terrorists, A.I.M, operatives, have very yellow costumes which seem to fade and go bright again. Of course, this could be to focus the readers attention on whats impor Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Aug 10, 2009

    Along with "Ultimate Comics Spider-Man," "Ultimate Comics Avengers" marks the renewal of the Ultimate line at Marvel and this issue is a very good start to things. Quick-paced, gorgeous art, and a cliffhanger that will have you coming back for more. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace/Charles Webb Aug 11, 2009

    If you liked this review, be sure to check out more of the authors work at Monster In Your Veins Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Aug 19, 2009

    Millar's plot is a typically action-oriented, and I have to admit he handles such fare quite well. I love the over-the-top stunts the heroes perform. There's definitely a blockbuster-movie sensibility at play in how the action is choreographed. The revelation on the final page definitely piqued my interest in what the new Red Skull's all about, but it also smacks of gratuitous shock value. Whether or not this version of the villain turns out to be an interesting one remains to be seen. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Aug 13, 2009

    This is a fun issue with lots of action that is fairly accessible to new readers. Unfortunately, for the $3.99 cover price, I'm expecting a bit more meat and this issue isn't offering any. If you can swallow the high price for very little story and no extras, it's certainly worth checking out. Read Full Review

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