Ultimates #9

Event\Storyline: Civil War II Writer: Al Ewing Artist: Kenneth Rocafort Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 20, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 12
8.3Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

•  The Ultimates race against time to stop the foretold coming of... The Macronaut!
•  But behind the scenes, the cracks in the ultimate super-team are widening...
•  ...and Thanos isn't the only one waiting for his moment to strike.
Rated T+

  • 8.9
    Black Nerd Problems - Omar Holmon Jul 22, 2016

    Ewing is building up Adam in the same way that Bendis gave Luke Cage a new status quo. That's one of the best features of this book. Each character is utilized and shines on rotation. Rocafort's art work expressing the threat that The Infinaut serves was perfection. Especially when it comes to the most recent confrontation with the entity. Everybody plays a role without having to be lead, which is so unique in a book. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jul 21, 2016

    Ultimates #9 makes progress at its own pace and again this is a book you keep on your pull-list because it continues to be self-contained whether the cover says Road to Civil War II or Civil War II. In general the characters matter, the story matters, they have a handle on the pacing they want to take this, and the artwork consistently finds a way to impress you. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Heroes Direct - Adam Fitch Jul 22, 2016

    The artwork is incredibly detailed when it matters the most: with the characters. The difference between Blue Marvel's appearance over the years is evident, and he looks like a battle-worn version of his old self. The linework is intentionally “sketchy” at times, but the characters still look great. Especially Black Panther, his costume is just too cool. The colours also go a long way to making this comic as cool as it is, they're expressive and used effectively to help set the scene. Also, the Infinaut looks otherwordly, so the artist definitely has done a great job. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jul 25, 2016

     All in all, this issue was a mixed bag. The creators definitely did what they could in the space provided to move our main story forward. but the issue suffers from catching the aforementioned tie-in fever which therefore shoehorns it into a few different aspects that weren't really necessary.  The art also shifts dramatically at various points where flashback sequences are used. While everything is rendered fantastically, the two different styles don't mesh well together.  Despite all that, if you're a fan of if this title, this is still something you're most likely going to enjoy. Just be aware that it suffers from taking the middle ground and trying to please tie-in and existing fans alike. Read Full Review

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