Ultimate Comics Avengers vs. New Ultimates #5

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Leinil Francis Yu Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 22, 2011 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 5
6.7Critic Rating
6.6User Rating

Conspiracies intensify, loyalties are questioned, and tragedy has struck. What will become of our heroes and the rest of the Ultimate Universe? When you don't know who to trust, the only certainty is chaos...

  • 8.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Jun 29, 2011

    As with most penultimate issues of an arc, this issue's more about setting up the final confrontation between hero and villain. While not quite as deep as the intrigue we saw in the first four issues, Millar still delivers a very solid story and has me very excited to see how this story will end. Considering there's a future for this version of the Avengers, it's safe to say most of our heroes will remain, but what will happen with S.H.I.E.L.D.? What's going to be the perception of the Ultimates? Will this version of the Avengers still exist with the Ultimates? These are the questions that I came up with as I finished this issue and it's really exciting to care this much about Millar's Ultimate Universe creation again. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Jun 30, 2011

    And to give Millar his credit, this latest issue still taps into that characterisation, with one particularly powerful scene in which Fury exploits and then coldly kills a supporting player who had been previously been built up as one of the major new additions to the series. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    IGN - Erik Norris Jun 22, 2011

    Avengers vs. New Ultimates #5 is the most disappointing issue of the series yet. We know Mark Millar is a better storyteller than this. He uses easy outs for nearly every story beat in this issue. He's a creative guy, he could have thought up better threads to move his pawns into position. The only thing lifting this book up is the art by Yu and Segovia. If you must buy this issue, get it for the art, just don't think too hard about the logistics of the plot. Read Full Review

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