Ultimate End #2

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Mark Bagley Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 10, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 13
5.9Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

•  The countdown has begun
•  An end of an era
•  Who will survive?
Rated T+

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Jun 17, 2015

    This issue is an improvement, but it still isn’t where I thought it would be. This could just be their way of building up to something big. And I’m sticking around to find out what it is! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerds Unchained - Michael Bowie Jun 16, 2015

    There are a lot of interesting things going on across the Secret Wars event, but by placing characters in such direct conflict with the will of Doom, Brian Michael Bendis is positioning Ultimate End to be the most important title outside of the main series. Its a good thing then that it makes for such a fun and entertaining read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Jun 16, 2015

    Ultimate End #2 never reached the level of the first issue. There were some very good fan service moments throughout the issue. The additional sub-plots involving the Thor Corps and The Raft gave us more to look forward to from this series in the future. Unfortunately Bendis failed to use all of the potential opened to him by this crossover between the 616 and Ultimate Universes since he spent too much page space on a repetitive Tony Stark scene. Hopefully Ultimate End #3 can do a better job exploring the possibilities open to this mini-series. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Levi Hunt Jun 11, 2015

    Ultimate End #2 winds up feeling like an improvement over the first issue, but only in marginal and superficial ways. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Yet Another Media Site - Kevin Finnigan Jun 11, 2015

    Mark Bagley's artwork continues to seem rushed. Numerous panels have little to no backgrounds, which makes it difficult to figure out where everyone is in relation to each other. Tony seems to be wearing older armor than his Superior armor. Add two more continuity questions on the pile that the dialogue created. When it counts though, Bagley nails the scene. The two page scene with Peter and Ultimate Aunty May and Gwen captures the awkward emotion of everyone in the room well. The Tonys scene works well, and Bagley effectively shows the veteran status of 616 Tony in the way he carries himself. He's a leaner, and feels older in his face. Subtle, but good work to show experience in the character. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Superior Spider-Talk - Brian Jacob Jun 11, 2015

    It pains me to rate these so poorly, as we know that this team can deliver great stories. So far, Ultimate End #2 isn't one of them. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 2, 2015

    The series continues to befuddle when it comes to basic questions like "Are these characters the real deal or merely copies of the ones we know?". With the evidence more and more pointing to the latter, it's difficult to become invested in this series as the proverbial "final Ultimate Universe tale." Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - Brian Bannen Jun 15, 2015

    The final moment is meant to be the usual shocking Bendis conclusion, but it falls flat because the story lacks the usual conviction. The story is very perfunctory, like Bendis is running through a checklist of things that should occur as the Ultimate universe is ending, and this results in a comic that feels hollow. Unfortunately for Bendis and Bagley, we know what they're capable of, so seeing a comic book with their names on it, and one that lacks their usual quality of writing and art, is both frustrating and sad. And it raises the question that maybe the Ultimate Universe should have been destroyed years ago when more people - including its creators - cared. Read Full Review

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