Ultimate Comics New Ultimates #1
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Ultimate Comics New Ultimates #1

Writer: Jeph Loeb Artist: Frank Cho Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 3, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 6
5.6Critic Rating
2.8User Rating

If only a few super heroes survived the Ultimatum -- who is left to become the next super powered team to be reckoned with? The NEW Ultimates! With Thor gone, Loki takes his revenge unleashing the worst of Asgard on Earth. Iron Man must gather the heroes for their biggest Ultimates adventure yet. But who has made the final cut? And who can’t be trusted? The Ultimates face evil once again and you’ll never guess the new enemies they’ll find…or should we say old friends? Superstar creators, JEPH LOEB and FRANK CHO (in his Ultimate Comics debut!) bring you the new face of the Ultimate line in NEW ULTIMATES: THOR REBORN! Parental Advisor more

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Mar 5, 2010

    So, pretty good so far. But it would all be a lot less confusing if these companies could get their publishing schedule figured out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Mar 8, 2010

    New Ultimates #1 was a pedestrian read. I would only recommend this title to die-hard Defenders and Ultimates fans or to fans of Frank Cho. This issue is incredibly new reader friendly and is a simple and easy read. You do not have to have ever read any of the previous installments of The Ultimates or Ultimatum in order to understand what is going on in New Ultimates #1. That might make it appealing to some readers. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Mania - Chad Derdowski Mar 9, 2010

    This issue has a lot of really fun ideas and good concepts, but it’s all lost in the shuffle. I can understand some of you might think giving it a C+ is a bit too generous, but I feel that a lot of credit has to be given to Frank Cho’s talents. You can talk all you want about how a good story is the most important thing in a comic but the art is fully ½ of what makes graphic storytelling work. Cho conveys the story so well, you don’t even have to read it if you don’t want to – the pictures get the message across pretty damn well on their own. Not only does he draw cool, he draws well, capturing the essence and cutting through Loeb’s bullshit to tell a great story. So C+ it is. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Mar 2, 2010

    The first issue of New Ultimates is an odd beast that demonstrates some potential, but never develops any of its individual plot strands to the point at which they become truly interesting, and suffers from some slight clunkiness in terms of the actual mechanics of the writing (for example, I found that Stark's inner monologue often clashed with dialogue in the same panel, making it a chore to follow the thread of either of them). I won't write the series off completely at this point, but for the moment it feels like the book is somehow less than the sum of its parts. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Mar 6, 2010

    "Ultimate Comics New Ultimates #1," then, isn't quite as good as it could be, or perhaps should have been. But it is generally an improvement over the last Ultimates series. That, at least, we can be thankful for. Read Full Review

  • 3.2
    IGN - Bryan Joel Mar 3, 2010

    The problem is, they're surrounded by a moat of terribleness. Some may argue that Frank Cho's involvement in the book is enough to justify its printing, and true, Cho offers readers' eyes a gorgeous alternative to actually reading the abysmal word bubbles. And truthfully, doing just that may be the only way to get through Ultimate Comics New Ultimates without having your intelligence insulted. It's a fundamentally flawed book from the ground up. Read Full Review

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