Ultimates #12

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Bryan Hitch Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 29, 2003 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 7
8.6Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

Things heat up when the Ultimates hold their ground against a powerful alien threat hell bent on destroying the universe!

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Mike Storniolo Dec 8, 2003

    Buy the Ultimates! 5 Silver Bullets! $2.25! What more do you want? Its the best book, with the best creative team, with the best rating, and all for the best price! The Ultimates is a must have for any serious collector. If you want a good read buy the Ultimates. Its a move that you will live to love! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Bob Moser Dec 11, 2003

    Since issue one, Ultimates has been a solid read both in prose and art. My only complaint is that it doesnt come out on a more regular basis, although it is a pleasant surprise to see it in my subscription from my local comics retailer. I think of Ultimates in the same way I do Christmas, it takes a long time to get here but when it does its always worth it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Oct 2, 2006

    Ultimates #12 was a kick-ass read. This was a fun issue that had me cheering for the Ultimates during every fight scene. After seeing our heroes take a beating over the past several issues, it was great to see them dish out some serious payback. I am really going to miss Miller and Hitch when they leave this title. They have made the Ultimates one of Marvel's top comics. This is definitely a comic that is well worth your money. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Oct 26, 2016

    We are looking at a new age for the Ultimates. This has continued to be the series which mends the storytelling rifts of Civil War II and I admire the series ability to humanize each of the team members amidst conflicts. While this age for the team is coming to a close, Im excited for the next step, because issue twelve helped to remedy the schism between many of the team members in a way that feels realistic and human. A new chapter is in store for the Ultimates, full of promise and cosmic adventure. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Dec 11, 2003

    It's not a terribly deep issue when it comes to the plot, as it's essentially a series of big impact action moments. However, I strongly suspect that most fans aren't entering this issue expecting to see anything but what this issue delivers, and I also suspect that most readers will walk away from this issue just as impressed by the action as I was. I mean there's some truly memorable displays of power in this issue, starting with Thor's double page spread where he shows us the damage "a pacifist with a big, scary hammer" can do. There's also a great sequence where Iron Man struggles to keep an alien craft from crashing down upon Phoenix, and Captain America spends the issue struggling against an opponent who truly looks unstoppable, up until the scene where Mark Miller decides that the character no longer possesses the ability to shrug off injuries that would kill most people. There's also a wonderful character moment where Iron Man has some trouble coping with the impossible demands Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Dec 12, 2003

    The Ultimates does what it does with style and panache, but when each issue is a major event it had better be worth the wait. Sadly, there's little on offer here beyond a predictable battle with some beautiful graphics and an ending which at least makes me want to see how this is all rounded off. Not a bad comic book by any means, but this is The Ultimates - and perhaps we've been spoiled enough in the past to expect something a little more special. Hopefully with the forthcoming "Volume 2" relaunch (after issue #13) we can look forward to further thrills of this calibre, but on a more regular basis. Read Full Review

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