Ultimates 2 #3

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Bryan Hitch Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 9, 2005 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 3
6.7Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

The trial of Bruce Banner is finally here. Will Matt Murdock be able to clear Banner's name?

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Feb 24, 2005

    Bryan Hitch is proving on these early issues that he's just as effective when he's called upon to deliver the quieter moments, as this issue is largely a talking heads affair. It's a genuinely engaging chapter though thanks in large part to the art's ability to convey the emotions of the characters. The sheer anguish of Banner as he makes his final goodbyes to Betty are given tremendous emotional punch by the art, and the same holds true for the scene where Banner is led to believe that his neck has been pulled out of the hangman's noose. There's also a great little visual moment where Banner wakes up only moments before he would be atomized by a nuclear explosion, as the image leaves readers with a very real sense of doubt about whether the character could've survived. Also how can one not be impressed by the level of detail on that final page, as the art actually painstakingly provides the people in the crowd different body types, clothing, and facial expressions? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - James Redington Feb 13, 2005

    To conclude, go out and pick up volume one if you havent already. Then go and buy issue #1 and #2 of this series, pick up this issue and join in on the ride. If Miller and Hitch continue to produce each issues like this one, readers are in for a real treat. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Feb 13, 2005

    Youll probably enjoy this issue more if youve been following The Ultimates for a while, as a lot of the issues the team is dealing with the Hulk rampage, Hank Pyms isolation from the group, Betty and Banners relationship - date back to the first few installments of the original Ultimates title. However, new readers will find a lot to enjoy here in the characterization of this group of heroes, which renders them far more interesting than their regular Marvel Universe incarnations ever were. This remains consistently the best title of Marvels Ultimate line, and the best book Mark Millar has been involved in to date. If youre not already reading it, give it a try. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Sacks Feb 13, 2005

    If Millar intended to make readers feel a bit strange in the ending, he succeeded. If he wanted a happy ending, he failed utterly. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Feb 13, 2005

    Now if we can just figure out whats up with Thor. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Lucinski Feb 13, 2005

    The This is one of those issues where stuff happens, but nothing happens. Characters are changed and the status quo is altered, but the issue reads a little hollow. The series will pick up when our heroes put their costumes back on and resume smashing the bad guys. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Bob Agamemnon Feb 13, 2005

    In the end, The Trial of the Hulk is dutifully reported, but it is a tale lacking any resonance, a forgettable episode, a missed opportunity. Read Full Review

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