Ultimates #8

Event\Storyline: Civil War II Writer: Al Ewing Artist: Kenneth Rocafort Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 22, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 18
8.2Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

•  Thanos has come to Earth. It's the Ultimates' job to stop him. And they won't be enough.
•  And even if they win this battle -- will the ultimate superteam survive the cost of victory?
•  Plus: the origin of the Ultimates... and of their greatest enemy!
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Jun 22, 2016

    While the major development in this issue is the teams formation, it provides necessary background for the characters and likely how their roles will play out in this series and Civil War II. We get much more of their feelings regarding being on the team and after handling the conflict with Thanos. I like that this issue provided vital information regarding the theme of the Ultimates, that it is very much political, and that more attention is paid to how they respond to the loss of Rhodey. Ultimates #8 is a great character exploration issue that provides a benchmark for the characters and the team as they move forward. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Tim Montoya Jul 15, 2016

    When hearing about the Civil War II tie-in with The Ultimtes, I feared for the worst. I don't want one of my favorite Marvel books becoming event fodder, not when it has been so good up until now. Luckily Ewing knows how to write tie-ins, for new readers and those that have been here all along. Make no mistake Ewing, Rocafort, and Brown are at their best in this series right now and it is a pleasure to admire the work of art they put on each page. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    411Mania - Sankalp G. Jun 30, 2016

    Fun aside, this has been one of the best series Marvel has put out. Thing to note was some material they showed here could have been included in the Civil War II #2 issue and it could have changed the impact it had. Basically, it was good, unlike the rest of the tie-ins we have had. Great read, even better colors, one of the best from Marvel., Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jun 23, 2016

    Whatever happened with the fight against Thanos and the circumstances of what happened next, Ultimates #8 made this interesting to follow. They make this worthwhile with a team mission statement that separates them from any other team in the Marvel Universe that thinks they are unique. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Matthew J. Theriault Jun 22, 2016

    Even integrating so heavily into Civil War II, an event of dubious quality thus far, this tie-in issue feels like a perfectly natural extension of the direction this series has taken since the beginning. Half the team may be supervillains whom I actively root against, yet that's proven an inspired premise in the past on titles such as Ellis' Thunderbolts and Bendis' Dark Avengers. Perhaps Ewing will embrace that dynamic; perhaps not. Either way, The Ultimates remains one of Marvel's best ongoing series, and so long that Ewing and Rocafort are on the title, that's unlikely to change. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hctor A Jun 22, 2016

    Civil War II has been kind of a bummer but this repackages the strengths of the event without its weaknesses. Ewing avoids the usual pitfalls of big crossovers as he manages to integrate the topics of the event almost seamlessly into The Ultimates. Also, I seriously want more Xarggu. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Multiversity Comics - Stephenson Ardern-Sodje Jun 27, 2016

    If this issue is any indication, it'll be the more rooted tie-in books that keep me interested in Marvel's latest cosmic super-slugfest. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Levi Hunt Jun 23, 2016

    There's so much to recap, that half of this issue feels like a "previously on"" segment. That said, Al Ewing and Kenneth Rocafort are so great on this book that they even manage to make recaps interesting, and the scattered bits of new material (mostly focusing on the side Ultimates characters) are phenomenal moments. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 27, 2016

    I'm one hundred percent sure the Ultimates #8 was a victim of circumstance. It's an obvious tie-in to an ongoing event, but I don't see this as a possible pattern of future things to come. I'll be back next month to see when (not if) Ewing and company get things get back on track.  Read Full Review

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