Ultimate Comics Enemy #1
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Ultimate Comics Enemy #1

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Rafa Sandoval Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 27, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 3
6.2Critic Rating
6.3User Rating

Who is the face of true evil in the Ultimate Universe? What is the biggest secret the world doesn't know? Join the gathered heroes as they embark on an adventure unlike anything seen in Marvel Comics…and that's a promise!! Ultimate Universe co-founder, BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (Ultimate Spider-Man, Secret Invasion) and rising star Rafa Sandoval (Avengers: The Initiative) unveils this important new chapter in the most exciting line in comics! Rated T …$3.99

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jan 27, 2010

    I am impressed with the high level of artistic talent Marvel is throwing at their Ultimate line, and find this book to be the most compelling of the lot so far. We don't have Avengers or Ultimates -- or whatever they'd like to be called here -- rushing into destruction's path. We do, however, get a serious threat that has a mad-on for Nick Fury and apparently doesn't give a hoot what else gets destroyed. That, my friends, is high caliber comic book fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Jan 29, 2010

    Bottom LineWith the destruction of Ultimate U, I was really not looking forward to seeing what was going to happen next. And even though i don't agree with the decision to start tearing the city apart again, it is one hell of an issue. Great story telling with excellent pacing by Bendis, and fantastic art by Sandoval earn's Ultimate Enemy #1 4 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Feb 2, 2010

    But we don't give out "I's," so for this issue: Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    IGN - Bryan Joel Jan 27, 2010

    It's hard to have a strong opinion about an issue like Ultimate Enemy #1. Clearly we're just in the building stages here, with Bendis establishing that yes, indeed, the title of the series is referring to something tangible and threatening. And while I enjoy seeing Invisible Woman and Jessica Drew back in regular rotation, I have mixed feelings about this decompressed issue. Personally, I think calling the book Ultimate Enemy and having the characters look frightened on the cover achieved the same effect as these 22 pages. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Matthew J. Brady Jan 26, 2010

    Maybe all will make sense at some point in future issues, but as of this first installment, this seems to be another conglomeration of plot points and characters that don't fit together very well. If the big, crazy threat was something other than just more destruction, it might mean something, but it might as well just be a photograph of Bendis' scribbling and erasing things. Without some grounding in what we understand as this comic's reality, it's just a magic genie or something, there to show up and push the characters in various directions until the next Ultimate Fantastic Four or Ultimate X-Men series is supposed to start. Nobody, whether creators or readers, needs to waste their time on that. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jan 27, 2010

    Rafa Sandoval's art is dynamic and captures the chaotic tone of the action with unusual perspectives and angles, and the artist captures the youth of various key characters nicely. However, the art also isn't as clear as it could be. I initially thought the opening scene featured the destruction of a Roxxon building by way of an explosion from within. It wasn't until Spider-Woman says, "Tell me how to kill it!!" that I realized that it wasn't an explosion, but some kind of organic blobbie thing instead. The regular cover artwork by Ed McGuinness is misleading as well. The main reason I was interested in this comic book is because that cover featured several key characters from Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, but Spidey, Kitty and the Human Torch aren't to be found in this issue. Read Full Review

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