Ultimate Comics: Ultimates #17

Ultimate Comics: Ultimates #17

Writer: Sam Humphries Artist: Luke Ross Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 24, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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UNITED WE STAND CONTINUES!!! Captain America, Thor and Iron Man battle the forces ripping America apart! Ultimate Hydra vs. Ultimate S.H.I.E.L.D. Revealed! The secret weapon that could tip the balance...forever!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Oct 24, 2012

    This was a stellar issue of ULTIMATES. There's lots of great twists and turns here as Hydra and Modi take on the United States as it slowly repairs itself. We get a full introduction to Modi, who he is, and what makes him a powerful force to battle, and the finale of this issue is a jaw dropping moment. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Oct 24, 2012

    Luke Ross has his moments throughout this issue, namely the opening Giant-woman entrance and the closing image that I won't spoil here, but the pages in between have a few problems -- namely, his characters suffer from a serious case of wood-face. Because of this, the page that Hawkeye calls "an honest-to-God inspirational moment with a living legend" looks anything but. With a little more emphasis on developing the characters both in terms of writing and art, this title could very well reach the level it strives for. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Matt Sargeson Oct 28, 2012

    For Sam Humphries, inheriting this book from Jonathan Hickman meant both good news and bad news. The good news was that he'd been gifted a deconstructed Ultimate Universe, freshly torn down and ready for him to re-build. The bad news was he had to follow Jonathan Hickman, surely a hard-as-nails challenge for any writer. To be fair, for the most part he's done a pretty good job. He brought Cap back in from the cold and sunk his teeth into the challenge of making him president. At the same time he capably documented the action in the largest theatre of war within the Divided We Fall/United We Stand landscape. Still, this issue suffers from the feeling that the creative team was tasked with wrapping up a storyline in less-than-perfect time/page constraints and shoe-horning in a Deus Ex Machina, one that will (hopefully) get punched in the face a lot in the next issue. Read Full Review

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