Ultimate Nightmare #3

Writer: Warren Ellis Artist: Steve Epting Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 13, 2004 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
6.7Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

There's something under the Tunguska Wasteland, where a comet crashed a century ago. The Ultimates and the X-Men have entered it from different sides, unaware of each other - and unaware of the evil waiting there for them.

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Deeley Oct 17, 2004

    The storys building up to something big. You can feel it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jim Kingman Oct 17, 2004

    The writing is fine, the art terrific, and there is a genuinely tension-filled sequence involving The Ultimates, pages 6-15. Nick Furys team is definitely treated to the meat of the comic here, while the X-Men are awarded the cliffhanger on page 22. There are a few clues dropped in at the beginning as to what is happening overall -- although if the year 1927 is supposed to ring a revelation bell I still need to do some historical research -- but for the most part the reader has a ways to go before all will be revealed. So Ultimate Nightmare: Chapter Three stands as a solid chapter to what is, of course, a serialized book, primed for trade paperback. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Oct 17, 2004

    Steve Epting is one of the best artist who is currently not working on a monthly title, and he puts on a pretty impressive showcase on this issue as to why their should be a line-up outside his door to secure his services for a monthly title. He does a wonderful job of capturing the nightmarish elements that this issue introduces, as the scene where the horn man wakes up and attacks the Ulitmates is a great looking sequence, and this impressive effort is than topped by the scene where the X-Men come under attack from an armored monstrosity. I also enjoyed the scene where Colossus moves into face this creature, as the art offers up a number of big impact shots that jump off the page. The final page image also does a pretty effective job of selling the idea that the X-Men have gone from a troublesome situation to one that's even worse. The cover visual is also a pretty powerful image considering it's gracing an Ultimate title, which tend to prefer generic poster shots of its characters o Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green Oct 17, 2004

    So it's a very atmospheric piece, but the content leaves a lot to be desired. It would be nice if future issues pick up the pace a bit, but this is starting to look a lot like an extended prologue to something else. Of course, thats what it apparently is, but thats no reason why it cant be an effective story in its own right. It's alright, but not as impressive as I'd have liked. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Oct 17, 2004

    At least the comics regular-priced, as Id be expecting much more from a more expensive issue besides just the shiny cover. Enjoyable, but slight. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Oct 17, 2004

    I still like the series: Im enjoying Ultimate Sam Wilson (and he gets a cool sequence here), Im intrigued by the possibilities offered up by the unearthly creations that dwell in this bunker, and the creepy shlock feel is happily countered by the modern, intelligent sensibilities that The Ultimates bring to the title. Its just a shame that the characterisation couldnt have been woven in a little better with the plot threads, making Ultimate Nightmare feel a little uneven thus far. Read Full Review

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