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Ultimates #1

Writer: Deniz Camp Artist: Juan Frigeri Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 5, 2024 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 29
8.9Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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THE ULTIMATES RETURN TO GREATNESS! Spinning out of Jonathan Hickman and Stefano Caselli's ULTIMATE UNIVERSE #1, rising stars Deniz Camp (CHILDREN OF THE VAULT, 20th Century Men) and Juan Frigeri (INVINCIBLE IRON MAN) assemble an all-new team of ULTIMATES in a series that kicks off the next chapter of the new Ultimate line. Six months ago, Tony Stark sent Peter Parker a radioactive spider to set him back on the course to become Spider-Man. Since then, Iron Lad (Stark), Captain America, Doom, Thor and Sif have begun to do the same for other lost heroes, building a network of super-powered heroes hungry for change... Now they must band together more

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Dustin Gebel Jun 5, 2024

    The Ultimates #1 is a must-read debut issue that draws the reader in immediately and sets a rock-solid foundation for the title. This is a first issue that will be studied for years as a masterclass in establishing stakes, worldbuilding, and making every moment feel grandiose without losing the people. This is a book that needs to be on every Marvel fan's pull list, whether or not you're an Ultimate fan. The book is a lean, mean, storytelling machine, proving that a first issue can lead with the best foot forward, even under the weight of a shared universe. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Jun 5, 2024

    The Ultimates #1 shows a world trying to rebuild. It’s fascinating to see a universe that has been hobbled and forced to find its heroes individually. The slow, stuttering start works against the deadline for Tony Stark and the rest of the Ultimates. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Capes & Tights - Justin Soderberg Jun 6, 2024

    We are truly excited with the debut issue of Ultimates and where it is potentially headed. It has a gripping story and wonderful artwork that delivers on all fronts. Deniz Camp and Juan Frigeri crafted a story that has us gripped and eagerly waiting for the next issue. This new Ultimate Universe Marvel has created is scratching that itch I have wanted from them for a long time. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Graphic Policy - Brant Lewis Jun 6, 2024

    As the new Ultimate Universe puts out hit after hit, The Ultimates #1 shows no signs of stopping, especially since the issue is its strongest first impression yet. Camp and Frigeri are proving to be a fruitful collaboration, and I cannot wait to see what characters will be introduced in future stories. The Ultimates #1 is an incredible first issue with a robust, complete narrative that exceeds expectations. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - David Brooke May 28, 2024

    As seen in this first issue, the sky's the limit with Ultimates. The creators fundamentally understand superhero comics while building on what we know about the characters and putting new spins on them. Ultimates is one of the most exciting superhero comics you'll read all year. It's ambitious, with deep ideas and awesome action. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Jun 5, 2024

    This debut issue is a strong start for a new chapter in the Ultimate Universe.  Camp's writing sets the stage for a compelling story with complex characters and high stakes.  Frigeri's art beautifully depicts a world in ruins and the heroes  to rebuild it. Overall, The Ultimates #1 is a suspenseful and thought-provoking first issue that leaves you wanting more. Pick it up if you're a fan of the Ultimate Universe or enjoy superhero stories with complex team dynamics and a race against time. If you're new to comics entirely, this might be a good jumping-on point for a fresh take on classic characters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerd Initiative - Janelle Holland Jun 5, 2024

    I thoroughly enjoyed this first issue. The Ultimates team seems like they are going to save the world. The only thing that I am nervous about, is if they all start to argue. I want them all to get along, and use their abilities to do good for the rest of the comic run. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jun 5, 2024

    Relaunching Ultimates as the narrative foundation for an entirely new Ultimate Marvel universe nearly 20 years later provides writer Deniz Camp and artist Juan Frigeri with inevitable expectations for how their vision of a remade Earth-616 will measure up against once-revolutionary superhero comics. Camp and Frigeri prove they are more than up to the task in The Ultimates #1. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jun 5, 2024

    Frigeri crafts beautifully detailed and dramatic art throughout the issue. The action is incredibly well done and beautifully builds to its finale. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Jun 5, 2024

    The Ultimates #1 provides a unique modern retelling of the setting while introducing iconic heroes into this new universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jun 5, 2024

    The Ultimates #1 is a solid start. It fills a role that's much needed and gives us an idea of the bigger world and answers some questions readers might have had. It most importantly entertains, delivering a debut that's perfect to sit back with and enjoy as the temperatures heat up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jun 6, 2024

    Ultimates #1 is a foundation setter. There are a lot of big ideas presented for what the series will be tackling for the greater Ultimate Universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jun 8, 2024

    Heavy on the world-building and lore, but there's more than enough strong character work and excellent artwork to make an enjoyable issue of superhero comics. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Jun 5, 2024

    The Ultimates #1 is a perfectly serviceable introduction to get readers on board with the new Ultimates Universe, the heroes, their mission, the stakes, and the timeline. Frigeri's art is rock-solid, and Camp's script is technically, thoroughly proficient, but the story fails to deliver any emotional beats that give the reader a reason to care. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dave DSG Jun 6, 2024

    Plot
    Tony Stark/Iron Lad, Reed Richards/Doctor Doom, Sif and Thor traveled six months in the future at the time of the New York attack, hence their sudden disappearance.

    Tony and Doom managed to unfreeze Captain America, while helping Thor heal his magical wounds and regain his strength. Tony Strak is very young, so his impulsiveness is hilarious and adolescent. Doom on the other hand doesn't seem to lose his cool, but his intentions are unclear at times.

    Iron Lad and Doctor Doom control The Maker's Immortus Engine and can travel through time, so they give themselves an 18-month deadline to make this alternate world the way it should have been without The Maker's interference.

    Using advanced mathematics more

  • 9.0
    Hex Jun 7, 2024

    The point that hit home for me the most was this uplifting of man as gods. Something CAMP (not Hickman, who's messaging really likes to work with in his own writing) seemed to tackle well. Tony's inner monologue, journal entries and the direct allusions to his "success" on the seventh day, who do gods pray to? It's fantastic. The most surprising aspect of the issue is the reveal that despite so many of the origin-boxes being sent out, only a handful actually worked. This is still a very grounded universe because it is choosing not to be overpopulated with larger than life figures and is having to navigate it's own way to correcting itself. Humans being gods.

    + LikeComments (17)
  • 9.0
    DDJamesB Jun 6, 2024

    Might be one of the better Marvel comics I've read in a bit. It felt familiar, but worthwhile.

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    This was a very interesting first issue.

  • 8.5
    AmericanHealthcare Jun 13, 2024

    This seemed solid all around. It has a lot of potential, especially if they can do a good job characterizing the villains.

  • 8.0
    Jawnyblaze Jun 10, 2024

    I thought it was good, but the first part with Iron Lad and Doom was a little on the boring side. Loved the scenes with Hank and Jan. The socially reflective themes demonstrated with the Moloid hatred and with the media twisting the truth was well done. Looking forward to seeing this story progress.

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