Ultimates 2 #2

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Bryan Hitch Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 12, 2005 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 3
6.0Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Who has leaked the most terrible secret about one of the Ultimates, and what does it have to do with Banner? Captain America takes matters into his own hands and confronts ex-Ultimates member Mighty Thor!

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Jan 18, 2005

    Whilst some may take issue with the apparent slowness in the progression of the storyline (this issue is almost all talk, with very little action) the title has proved in the past that its slow-burn approach to storytelling really pays off when the proverbial shit hits the fan in later issues. The densely packed pages of dialogue drop tantalizing hints about what may be to come in the title (the trial of the Incredible Hulk? A visit from Loki?), enriching the characters universe and paving the way for another great character-driven yet spectacular arc for the Ultimates. Another great issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Feb 1, 2005

    Bryan Hitch turns in some lovely art, and while this issue doesn't really offer much in the way of widescreen action, it does open with a wonderful underwater sequence, as we see Iron Man and a number of British heroes work to rescue an endangered submarine. This is followed by an equally impressive visit to Venice, as the establishing shot is a post card worth vista shot. We also get a lovely visit to Times Square and I have to say no matter how many times I see that classic shot of the big screen billboards, it never fails to impress, and Bryan Hitch does an amazing job with this neon wonderland. There's also a nice little visual where we see Thor expresses his displeasure to his followers, and there's also a decidedly ominous shot of the Hulk, that serves to remind readers that the Ultimate version of the Hulk is a truly terrifying creature. I also love this issue's cover visual, even if it doesn't quite reflect the story we get inside. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Lucinski Jan 14, 2005

    The The Ultimates works best when the smothering sense of cynicism and dash of left-wing politics is balanced with excellent action and heroics courtesy of Millars pacing and Hitchs pencils. By excising the latter, this issue drowns the former, providing excellent filler for the trade collection, but makes for a weak stand alone issue. Read Full Review

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