Ultimate Origins #2

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Butch Guice Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 9, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 3
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  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Jul 15, 2008

    As with the last issue, however, "Ultimate Origins" is proving itself to be a strong read that expands the history of the Ultimate Universe -- past and present -- without resorting to changing the material purely for change's sake. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    IGN - Kevin Fuller Jul 9, 2008

    While I'm not as ecstatic as I could be over the series, I'm still definitely rooting for to be a great creative success. I still believe the Ultimate Universe has some gas left in the tank, and something like Ultimate Origins is a great way to reignite interest. Issue #1 was a great start, and while this issue was a step down, don't let that get in the way of a strong overall series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Andrew C. Murphy Jul 8, 2008

    I have faith in Bendis, and I've got high hopes for this series, but judged as an individual issue I have to give this a… Read Full Review

  • 2.5
    Comic Book Bin - Zak Edwards Jul 13, 2008

    Butch Guices pencilling continues to be an interesting choice, his heavy shading supporting the secrecy which is the basis of the series. His expression does seem limited to solemn and hurt, however. Even in the brief moments of happiness near the end of the story, Guice heavily shades one happy expression and leaves the other neutral. Another problem is the young, pre-Captain America looks old rather than weak. The last panel does a great job of attempting to arouse some patriotic feelings with Captain America fighting some Nazis, but some of the other sequences fail to communicate. The death of Dr. Erksine simply falls flat, the impact not resonating on the page. So overall the pencilling fits the mood of the series but struggled this issue. Read Full Review

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