Although I wasn't bowled over by this opener, there's definitely still some potential in Carey's plot. The cliffhanger hints at a more action-based overall story than this first issue provided, an unscrupulous villain with the power of a god at his disposal should make for good drama, and the sci-fi concepts that have grown out of the "Ultimate Galactus" trilogy are certainly ripe for further exploration, given the anticlimax of Extinction's finale. The main obstacles that the series is going to have to overcome are the dull, bland nature of the protagonist and the slightly derivative bad guy cardboard cutouts, as these elements undermine what could be a strong story. The artwork will probably keep me reading, and I'll be interested to see if Carey can bring in any other players in the Ultimate Universe to make things more interesting, but this definitely isn't the "Gold Standard" that Marvel seems insistent on branding its Ultimate line. Read Full Review
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