Ultimates 2 #8

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Bryan Hitch Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 21, 2005 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 4
8.0Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

The Ultimates may have a traitor in their midst! Plus, Captain America and Wasp's relationship is on the rocks!

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Sep 26, 2005

    For the most part, this is a Captain America issue, with most of the other Ultimates relegated to mere cameo appearances - although Millar does manage to slip in a bit of foreshadowing of the Black Widows wedding next issue, as well as a nice nod to the regular MU Avengers Quinjet as Tony Stark is questioned about his new secret plane designs. As a stand-alone issue, it never quite reaches the heights of some of the other single Ultimates issues, but instead moves lots of continuing story elements along and thickens the plot around just who or what might be manipulating the Ultimates into the sort of internal bickering which seems ever more likely to lead the team into self-destruction. Regular readers will enjoy seeing these threads advanced towards their eventual conclusion (hell, every issue of the Ultimates feels like an event thanks to its unpredictable shipping schedule) but newcomers may not find that the scenes carry the same emotional weight as they do for those that have Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Sep 26, 2005

    Hitch does great work in this graveyard mini-war, cluing us in to Steves battlefield decisions non-verbally. He also captures the emotionally distraught Steve in an earlier quiet scene splendidly. Meanwhile, the wonder twins make fun of Natasha as she tries on wedding gowns, a plot-line that just seems so off-base in this title, its a surprise its actually happening. Im expecting a disaster at the wedding next issue, but I guess thats Millar doing his job; heres me hooked again. Read Full Review

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