Ultimate Comics Avengers #3

Ultimate Comics Avengers #3

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Carlos Pacheco Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 28, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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THE SEARCH FOR STEVE ROGERS CONTINUES! From the mad minds of MARK MILLAR (ULTIMATES 1 & 2) and CARLOS PACHECO (X-MEN), Nick Fury assembles a new team of deadly operatives to track down the renegade Captain America! But what will the Avenger’s resident marksman HAWKEYE have to say about Fury’s tactics and will these new faces make the cut when the %^&( hits the fan? Parental Advisory …$3.99

  • 8.5
    IGN - Bryan Joel Oct 28, 2009

    I do believe this is the first issue of Ultimate Avengers that I enjoyed with no qualification. The book feels like its on its way to recapturing its former magic, and with a more consistent art team on board, this could turn out to be the best iteration of the team we've seen yet. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Oct 31, 2009

    Pacheco's crisp, clear style is back, after being seemingly submerged in previous issues. His new take on War Machine is sharp, and I like how the Silver Age design for the Wasp has been brought back and retooled for the 21st century. Still, Pacheco's traditional super-hero may not be the best fit the over-the-top and in-your-face qualities of Millar's characters. Still, there's no denying that he handles the action sequences incredibly well, and the Hulk surgery scene really packs a powerful visual punch. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Oct 31, 2009

    Pacheco's crisp, clear style is back, after being seemingly submerged in previous issues. His new take on War Machine is sharp, and I like how the Silver Age design for the Wasp has been brought back and retooled for the 21st century. Still, Pacheco's traditional super-hero may not be the best fit the over-the-top and in-your-face qualities of Millar's characters. Still, there's no denying that he handles the action sequences incredibly well, and the Hulk surgery scene really packs a powerful visual punch. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Nov 1, 2009

    I like Millar's Ultimates and this is him in his element. If he had time to introduce characters in shorter bursts like he did in the original Ultimates, I think the problems with this issue in particular would not be as apparent, but I'm willing to overlook them for the time being since I enjoyed the issue on the whole. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Oct 27, 2009

    I also wonder whether Millar might be misjudging the mood of his audience. Over the last ten years, he's made a success of infusing his superhero stories with a certain nastiness and an extreme quality that has made for some very original and challenging comics in a genre that is always at risk of stagnating. However, I'm starting to get the sense that the zeitgeist might be ready to move on. After a decade of the kinds of "realistic" takes on superhero teams that we saw ushered in by The Authority (and after the none-more-bleak Ultimatum) I feel as though the readership might be ready for a lighter, brighter, more optimistic approach to superheroes--and this is anything but. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Oct 27, 2009

    Halfway through the book's first arc, all of the pieces have finally been put in place after last issue gave us the origin of the Red Skull and this issue gives us the introduction of Nick Fury's Avengers team. Millar's writing may not be for everyone, but that this black ops group truly is a darker version of the Ultimates is a smart move and seems like a strategy Fury would use. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Oct 29, 2009

    Ultimate Comics Avengers continues to be a pretty mediocre comic spinning out of a superb creative team and premise. This issue compounds that with a cast that is a poor mix of dastardly and dull, which really turns me off. I like the hunt for Captain America and Pacheco puts together a few strong pages, but ultimately, there isn't enough for this series to stand on much longer. Read Full Review

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