Ultimates 3 #1

Ultimates 3 #1

Writer: Jeph Loeb Artist: Joe Madureira Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 6, 2008 Critic Reviews: 7
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  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jon Judy Dec 9, 2007

    But even if Im right even if Ultimates was only very good Ultimates 3 is off to a very, very good start. Will I think of this book fondly twenty years down the line? I dont know, but I just might, and that is a real rarity. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Dec 11, 2007

    Ultimates 3 #1 was a solid debut issue by Loeb and Madureira. While I certainly didn't enjoy it as much as what Millar and Hitch gave us, I still think that Loeb and Madureira's run on this title has some serious potential. Loeb appears to be committed to maintaining the mature theme and tone on this title that Millar had established. And Madureira is a talented artist who is more than capable of handling a team title. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Dec 9, 2007

    The only fresh aspect that reaches out to me is the debut of a new Valkyrie, as I think the Marvel universe has been without one for far too long. This one seems to be the Thor groupie from the ersatz Defenders of Ultimates 2, only shes somehow gained real powers. Im curious to see how that happened, and if the deaths that occur this issue are meant to last but theres little use pretending this is a continuation of the successful series thus far. Its a radical reboot, and it leaves the team more like their 616 counterparts than ever. Loebs challenge is going to be to make a case for this team when weve already got Mighty (big events) and New (dysfunctional squabblers). Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kevin Powers Dec 9, 2007

    Ive come down fairly hard on this issue, mostly because of what came before it. Ultimates and Ultimates 2 were ultimate genre defining; they were once the hottest books on the market and inevitably, comparisons will be made to Ultimates 3. The bottom line is that Loeb is not Millar and Joe Mad is not Hitch, and this is not the Millar/Hitch Ultimates, but Id be a liar if I said I wasnt curious to see where this story was going. Because it is the Ultimates, I will more than likely finish this series start to finish. Maybe once everything really gets going, this will turn out to be a great read. But for now, there are too many questions and too many situations that, like Ultimate Cap, feel out of place. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Bin - Zak Edwards Dec 6, 2007

    Ultimates 3 has got to be one of the most anticipated comic books to come out this year. With the majority of the Ultimate line not receiving very positive criticism over the past year or so coupled with the focus on Marvel Comics mainstream continuity with events like Civil War and Messiah Complex; the entire line is in need of some revival. Ultimates 3 was poised to be this revival (but Ultimate Spider-Man is doing this right now). Mark Millar and Bryan Hitchs series finished earlier this year and Marvel was quick to note that The Ultimates were not finished. A team consisting superstar writer Jeph Loeb and artist Joe Madureira was announced and people got excited. But does the first issue of The Ultimates 3 live up to its predecessor? In a word: no. The series maintains tiny pieces of its former intelligence and adult feel, but for the most part, it disappoints. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Dec 7, 2007

    Perhaps what's most frustrating about this story is that there is no story... not yet. We're presented with two seemingly random attacks on the heroes, but that's it. And the attacks seem to serve no purpose, as the protagonists all seem to be self-destructing anyway. The script is driven by darkness and action, but there's no substance, no humanity to be found. Read Full Review

  • 0.8
    Weekly Comic Book Review - J.Montes Feb 6, 2008

    This book belongs under the Marvel Knights brand. To sully the “Ultimates” name is unforgivable. Read Full Review

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