Ultimate Invasion #2

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Bryan Hitch Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 26, 2023 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 48
7.8Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

The Maker plans to make sure Earth's Mightiest Heroes never become heroes at all. And then he can reshape the universe into exactly what he wants it to be...
Rated T+

  • 8.8
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Jul 26, 2023

    Ultimates Invasion #2 is good but just feels lacking in character motivation, action, and appeal. Couple that with the heavy sci-fi topic and a sense of predictability and Hickman's story just seems to be lacking a bit more pomp and circumstance than it normally has attached to it. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Watch - Anthony Bergamini Jul 26, 2023

    Ultimate Invasion #2 explores more facets of The Makers true plans while the universe grows ever more complicated. The large focus on Howard Stark is interesting, but will ultimately be pointless if not paid off later down the line. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 26, 2023

    Hitch delivers some beautiful art in the issue. I really love the attention to detail of the characters as well as the thrilling action. A great looking issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Lukas Shayo Jul 26, 2023

    Ultimate Invasion #2 offers a fresh look at a world built by a supervillain's hand. Anyone not already immersed in the Maker's story may find it difficult to keep up, but the excellent art and characterization should be enough to keep all viewers entertained. As the rebirth of the Ultimate universe charges on,Ultimate Invasion continues to thrill. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Luke Anthony Aug 3, 2023

    Ultimate Invasion works mainly because of Jonathan Hickam's ability to create detailed plots around razor-sharp dialogue, expert pacing, and subtle use of action. Diehard Ultimate universe obsessives and those as clueless as I will surly enjoy this entertaining slant on the Marvel Universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jul 26, 2023

    Alternate versions of Marvel heroes and villains are pulled into a sci-fi spectacle with violent sequences that remind readers why Ultimates was such a hit. More answers are teased in the final few pages and they can't come soon enough. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 30, 2023

    There's some solid art in moments that deliver some shock. Overall, an interesting series so far but not one that really stands out as amazing yet. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Jul 26, 2023

    Ultimate Invasion #2 takes a peak at the Maker's utopian society on Earth-6160, right before variant Avengers from the future arrive to kill him. The art is fantastic, and Hickman's sci-fi elements are certainly creative, but Hickman delivers more confusing questions than answers, which damages the satisfaction level. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jul 26, 2023

    Ultimate Invasion #2 is another disappoint issue that is only saved by strong artwork. The pacing for the story always feels like it is disconnected with the aspirations for this event. This is certainly not hitting nowhere near the quality that is expected from a comic book written by Jonathan Hickman. Read Full Review

  • 10
    cincyfan Jul 29, 2023

    I could not be more into this story than I am! I was absolutely mesmerized by how incredibly awesome this was! After rereading issue one (which I loved as well) I read this one and was blown away. Johnathan hickman is without question my favorite current writer his stories continually blow my mind and give me everything I want in a storyline. I think if I had access to Johnathan hickman's grocery list I'd want to read it because I bet he'd even make that incredible lol

  • 9.0
    Screaming Enigma Jan 11, 2024

    Another super interesting issue that shifts the primary focus to Howard Stark. I feel similar to how I felt with the previous issue, so you can read my review on that for more. I will say that I'm really intrigued to learn more of what Hickman's putting together with this new universe. We're now halfway through this miniseries and I just hope it's able to stick the landing after a lot of set-up.

  • 8.5
    Hex Jan 11, 2024

    The story is great and I do think that Hitch blends well with this story but the colors are very flat and I could do without so many Dutch angles. It's tiring in film and it's tiring in comics.
    I'm excited to see where this is all leading to. It's clear that this is an all new Ultimate universe, not just a repurposed version of the one we've read before and in all honesty I really like that. The old well had run dry and in order to draw water again they've made another well. It's a smart business decision as well as a narrative function though we'll see how upset people get about that. I'd rather have something new that has it's own chance to succeed or fail on the merits of it's storytelling and not piggy backing on something establis more

  • 8.5
    Toonstrack Aug 5, 2023

    Still not entirely clear what Makers plan is, but we can see its diabolical... and entertaining.

    Howard Stark is portrayed in an interesting way here, and as a bonus I've always liked the ultimate iron man suit. Its clear they arent just redoing the last ultimate universe but trying some new things and I welcome that. This series isnt nearly as convoluted as other hickman works, but his strengths are still present. And also, the art is, as usual fantastic.

    Looking forward to next issue.

  • 8.5
    Loafy Trophy Jul 27, 2023

    Hickman has mastered the art of the intricately plotted slow burn and he gives it to us in spades here. I love the concepts Hickman's playing with and I don't think anyone else in comics has as strong or as creative of a voice for The Maker.

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  • 8.0
    DDJamesB Aug 9, 2023

    I find it highly interesting. It just moves at a slow pace. At least in my opinion. Still feels like a wonderful story is being built.

  • 8.0
    derbycomics Jul 29, 2023

    Jonathan Hickman & Bryan Hitch are back this week with the next chapter, ULTIMATE INVASION #2, in their new Ultimate Universe storyline after a strong start with the debut issue last month.

    We pick up after the events of that last issue, in a brand-new “utopian” society, Earth-6160, that has been crafted by the hand of the Maker. We go through several pages of flashbacks to see how he’s played god in this new world by pruning or neutralizing superheroes he deemed as a threat as means of ensuring his vision for a perfect society can come to fruition. A data page reveals just how far his actions have gone with a list of Earth-6160’s superheroes have been impacted by the Maker.

    He has left some on the table, or more

  • 8.0
    daspidaboy Jul 27, 2023

    For me, hickman's style is that in the moment you're not enjoyuing this, but after the story is finished it hits you and you enjoy it the more you think about it. There are cool moments here, and teh story does slow down and people talk. Thankfully, the dialogue is interesting (even if it uses complex words) on how The Maker is changing the Ultimate Universe. Overall, I enjoyed it.

  • 7.5
    Mout Sep 21, 2023

    Hitch just doesn't work on 2023

  • 7.0
    Ultimate Goblin Sep 30, 2023

    It feels like a typical Ultimate comic with many random changes for the sake of these changes. The series started off intriguing, but this issue was okay at best.

  • 7.0
    allenquanobi Jul 27, 2023

    Pretty entertaining, but feels like a filler issue. Nothing happens really that pushes the plot forward. It just sets up a character that MAY be important in the upcoming issues; however, it also sets up that character for doom. Art is great tho

  • 7.0
    2birdsstoned815 Jul 25, 2023

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    Full week reviews in link!

  • 3.0
    KesheR Jul 29, 2023

    This is a typical Hickman: at first it seems like a grander-than-life story too clever to comprehend by mere mortals. But, taking a step back, you realize that it's just a bunch of pseudo sci-fi nonsense written by a nerd, too detached, grandiose and abstract too give a fucking damn about it.

  • 10
    Atari Sep 10, 2023

  • 10
    Ronilon Jul 27, 2023

  • 10
    wertyud Jul 27, 2023

  • 10
    Bruno Mael Jul 26, 2023

  • 9.5
    Pardo Jul 26, 2023

  • 9.0
    gabh4 Dec 14, 2023

  • 9.0
    samizrozami Sep 26, 2023

  • 9.0
    Afre Jul 28, 2023

  • 9.0
    REYNARD Jul 26, 2023

  • 8.5
    Alias12 Mar 28, 2024

  • 8.5
    Silver Rocket Jul 27, 2023

  • 8.5
    Texas VII Jul 27, 2023

  • 8.0
    Amazing Psycamorean May 7, 2024

  • 8.0
    matmene Jan 10, 2024

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Jan 10, 2024

  • 8.0
    K-23 Oct 31, 2023

  • 8.0
    wesshamu Jul 30, 2023

  • 8.0

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  • 8.0
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  • 8.0
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  • 7.5
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  • 7.5
    Matsuro Dec 1, 2023

  • 7.5
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  • 7.5
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  • 7.5
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  • 7.5
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  • 7.0
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  • 7.0
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  • 7.0
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  • 6.5
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  • 6.0
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  • 6.0
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  • 5.0
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  • 5.0
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