Ultimates 2 #1
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Ultimates 2 #1

Writer: Al Ewing Artist: Travel Foreman Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 23, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 15
8.3Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

    Who - or what - is the Cosmic Jailer? What being is powerful enough to chain Eternity itself? That is the mystery Galactus must solve - before it's too late. Ultimate problems require ultimate solutions, and Galactus will call on those who helped cure his insatiable hunger. Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Blue Marvel, Spectrum and Ms. America! Together they are the Ultimates, protectors of the Omniverse. But now they are something more - the newest heralds of Galactus, the Lifebringer!
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Omar Holmon Nov 27, 2016

    Listen, Al Ewing continues to do what he's supposed to do with these characters. I love seeing him on team books because he continues to make sure everyone is developed and everybody eats in the spotlight. The second installment of The Ultimates story is right on time because I've been ready to get back into what these characters are being prepped for in the Marvel Universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Heroes Direct - Adam Fitch Nov 25, 2016

    The artwork is insane in terms of quality. There's moments of extreme detail and there's moments of blatant disregard for backgrounds and detail to keep the focus where it needs to be: on the characters. We're insanely impressed and can't wait to see what this new team gets up to, and how they act whilst doing it. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Nov 23, 2016

    Ultimates 2 #1 is a slow burn start to Al Ewing and Travel Foreman's cosmic story of redemption as former baddies Galactus and Anti-Man lead the fight against a nefarious force that threatens to destroy the multiverse, timestream, and basically everything. But even though the comic's scope is massive (And Dan Brown's color palette is intoxicating.), they don't neglect the individual personalities of the Ultimates' members and their relationships between the double page tapestries of nearly omnipotent beings in pain. (Poor Eternity!) Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    411Mania - Sankalp G. Dec 22, 2016

    The art is the best thing which has happened with this soft reboot. I stated last time that series like this requires a different style than Rocafort, who is better suited for fights and action scenes rather than visuals which were offered by the Ultimates. The new art team has done a fantastic job and have nailed the look. This book will be on my pull list even if it underperforms, just because of the gorgeous art alone. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Russ Dobler Nov 23, 2016

    Ultimates2 #1 continues the momentum from the previous series while still introducing all the players and plot points for a potential new audience. Travel Foreman's art is slightly less-suited to the story than that in the first volume, but writer Al Ewing still succeeds in feeding his readers a slowly unraveling epic where the journey is just as enjoyable as we hope the final destination will be. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Nov 23, 2016

    Ultimates 2 #1 is the start of something extraordinary for Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Blue Marvel, Spectrum and Ms. America. This is where you need to be if you want a cosmic story with true substance to it. They care about these characters, their place in this world and getting to those things which most readers wouldn't see as problems till presented with solutions. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 24, 2016

    Al Ewing's script is both ambitious (building up a cosmic conflict that seems more than a little reminiscent of where DC Rebirth is headed) and adept at celebrating the unique character relationships at play. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Nov 28, 2016

    In short, this is an excellent first issue, even when it has to deal with fallout of an ill-advised crossover that hasn't actually finished yet, thanks to creator issues, and looks fabulous doing so. Ultimates 2 #1 is a great jumping-on point, featuring a lot of really cool characters in play, with a scope far beyond the average team book that gives it a unique perspective in a crowded superhero universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Nov 28, 2016

    'Seamless' is perhaps the best way to describe Ultimates 2. Mainly down to how it functions as a jumping-on point for new readers, but it also continues to tell the tale that Ewing has been building up. Neither of these factors affect how effective the issue is at doing the other, Ewing provides sufficient context for the status quo, but does this in conversation without using overt exposition which would slow the pace of the issue dramatically. It also manages to reassert the team's purpose for existing, but up the stakes and provide a glimpse of the future, highlighting how the biggest problems of the universe are about to get drastically bigger. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Source by SuperHeroStuff - Marc Buxton Nov 29, 2016

    And it all ends with a new mission with Galactus, the Life Giver. Intrigued? You damn well should be because Ultimates 2 is the place to be for the boldest and most cosmic Marvel action. And if thats the mission statement forthis book, Travel Foreman will handle the art chores very nicely because, as he proved in Ultimates 2 #1, Foreman can artistically handle huge ideas and push those ideas visually to match Ewings grand plan. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Multiversity Comics - Alice W. Castle Nov 25, 2016

    Make no mistake, it's still one of the best comics you will read from Marvel these days, but you'll have to wait an issue or so before that real good stuff kicks in. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    CourtOfNerds - Kevin Carley Nov 24, 2016

    The breakdown of this comic is simple for me: after it sheds all the Civil War 2 epilogue, we have the makings of a great story. A story that we embarked on a year ago before Bendis took all of Marvel Comics for a ride nobody wanted. Al Ewing's writing is great, the story is compelling, and the scope is COSMIC! Read Full Review

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