DOOM PART 2 The Fantastic Four have had their lives changed forever. No one takes this harder than Ben Grimm, now composed entirely of organic rock. Locked in the Baxter Building with no connection to the outside, can he keep it together?
For an issue which is mostly talking heads and exposition, theres a surprising amount of excitement created by this issue. Whilst some may question the liberties taken with established characters like Dr. Doom, it's these changes which have for my money made the Ultimate Universe as intriguing to read as it is particularly the suggestion that Doom may hold the key to restoring the team to normal. Ellis updates the classic origins with some modern thinking and interesting faux-scientific ideas about the team's origins that make his run a far more readable improvement over the initial Bendis/Millar arc. Read Full Review
Stuart Immonen brings a nice soft style that manages to do a wonderful job delivering the emotions of the issue's quieter moments, as how can one not love the sense of quiet discomfort that is visually conveyed during the two page exchange where Reed asks Ben if he still goes to the bathroom. The new visual design of Doctor Doom is also pretty creepy, and I have to say I rather like that they've made such a radical departure visually. The big impact visual of the final attack is also well presented, and the last panel of the issue makes for a great cliff-hanger moment. Read Full Review