Ultimates #2

Ultimates #2

Writer: Al Ewing Artist: Kenneth Rocafort, Dan Brown Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 9, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 19
8.9Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

• Galactus is beyond good and evil. Galactus is a necessary part of the universe. When Galactus hungers -- living worlds must die.
•  The Ultimates have heard it all before, and respectfully... they don't agree.
•  But can even the ultimate superteam end the threat of the devourer of worlds for good? And if they do -- WHAT will take his place?
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  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Dec 9, 2015

    ULTIMATES #2 gets around some of the confusing elements the first issue had to give readers a really fantastic story which sets the tone for the whole series. At times, some of the characters feel a bit out of focus, but overall, this is a surprisingly fantastic book. It's not the Ultimates we're used to, but Ewing, Rocafort, and Brown are elevating the name "Ultimates" for a whole new generation of readers. I highly recommend checking this issue out. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Outright Geekery - Amani Cooper Dec 10, 2015

    The Ultimates is one of those books that you read to get pumped. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Latest Pull - Cory Bishop Dec 10, 2015

    This is a series that I recommend to anyone who wants a taste of the direction that Marvel is going into. It incorporates characters and has a refreshing take on a super-team. If you love Marvel's sci-fi departement you will love this book. This is my favorite All-New All-Different Marvel book out so far. Pick up #1 before getting this issue but trust me when I say read this series. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Black Nerd Problems - Omar Holmon Dec 13, 2015

    Ewing and Rocafort keep the momentum high and the universal diplomatic resolutions on one hunned this issue. This series flourishes so far in only it's second issue with the team really being a team. They are coordinated, they are precise but still getting to know one another, which will be a fun road we embark on. But in one issue they've basically shut down Galactus' huger which has plagued the Marvel universe for millenia? Bars. Come on man. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    PopOptiq - Terrence Sage Dec 10, 2015

    Outside of the ending that should be making headlines everywhere, there is a sequence with Galactus that rather tragically sums up his origin story with Dan Brown using every shade of purple in the history of the color to signify this is none other than his story being told. We discover why he hungers, and why he destroys, for so long people have believed him to be a necessary part of how the Universe works. Flash forward to now with our team putting an end to that belief in a light show like you wouldn't believe, and Marvel fans will get something truly new all-new and all-different both in the story and what this means in the grand scheme of things. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Robert Reed Dec 14, 2015

    The Ultimates #2 is an extremely well-crafted piece of comic book story telling. Ewing's tight focus, while it does relegate some of the team to merely being plot devices, helps to develop the issue's two leads in Black Panther and Galactus. Rocafort's artwork not only makes the book a visual marvel, but his layouts guide the pacing of the book, preventing this issue from feeling rushed or overstuffed. As the close to a two-part opening arc, The Ultimates #2 sets a good foundation for a series that aims to push the boundaries of the "All-New, All-Different" Marvel Universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Dec 9, 2015

    Ultimates #2 ends with the team solving their first problem, and surely after this issue you'll want to follow them to the ends of space and back as they pull off the impossible. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Dec 9, 2015

    If you like team series, Ultimates is still your comic. Much of the narration is done through Black Panther, but everyone shines through each panel. We truly have a team of powerhouses, and if they are the right choice to tackle issues of this magnitude. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Dec 10, 2015

    The Ultimates is solid storytelling and the ending has me wondering whether we'll get more of this arc or if we'll shift to another problem, which leads me back to wondering how long this fix will stick. That said, the only other thing to say about this issue is that even if the story is not to your liking, you need to be buying it for Rocafort's fantastic artwork. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    The Hub City Review - Matthew J. Theriault Dec 14, 2015

    I came away from issue #1 unexpectedly impressed. Such could have proved an aberration, especially given the sorry state of nearly every series out of the All-New, Marvel Now initiative thus far. While never quite reaching the highs of the debut issue, The Ultimates easily remains Marvels strongest offering without the words Star Wars in the title. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Levi Hunt Dec 10, 2015

    This is a big book with big questions, and it just might be the heir apparent to Hickman's Marvel storytelling. Read Full Review

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