As good as Hickman's writing is, I found myself really appreciating Carlos Pacheco's art. While the issue had a very large art team, Pacheco sets the tone and really fits the era of Ultimate Marvel this story falls into. It most reminds me of Bryan Hitch's style in the earliest two Ultimates series. In the end, the story was fascinating and brilliantly illustrated and kept me at the edge of my seat. I literally found myself looking forward to each of the issues and reminded me of how great much of the earliest Ultimate Marvel stories were, but it also makes me sad about how far the line has fallen. Read Full Review
If Hickman is given a chance to follow-up on what he started here, "Ultimate Comics Thor" will not be quite the dead-end prequel it is now. As it stands, this final issue is disappointing in its desire to simply fill in a few gaps around "The Ultimates," coming down from the frantic pace of the first three issues to a highlight reel of Things We Already Knew. The addition of Balder tries to give it all some higher meaning, some unseen subtext, and it doesn't work. It's a mundane note to end this lively series on. Read Full Review
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