Ultimates #13

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Bryan Hitch Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 28, 2004 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 5
9.0Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

The fate of the solar system rests in the hand of soldier from the 40s, a alcoholic in a suit of futuristic armor, and possibly schizophrenic self-proclaimed Norse god. Is there any hope for Earth?

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Apr 5, 2004

    This super-sized issue - 40 pages plus the recap - is a fitting testament to the great work done on The Ultimates to date. Whilst Volume One will doubtless read even better in collected form (without those 3-month waits for an issue), anyone who has any desire for comics which thrill and entertain will want to pick this issue up as soon as they can. Proof that super-hero comics don't have to be shallow and worthless, the Ultimates stands as a shining example of quality craftsmanship in the medium which will re-invigorate the enthusiasm of anyone who currently finds Marvel, and comics in general, lacking. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Apr 13, 2004

    I wish I could say that it was worth the wait, but it's not. It's a highly entertaining climax to the first volume of this series, and I can't imagine any fan walking away from this issue disappointed, as it's pretty much 40 pages of cinematic style action, and there's some moments that I enjoyed the heck out of. I mean how can one not love the frat boy attitude of the Hulk, his dimwitted insights, and the way that Captain America is able to manipulate him. I also loved the decidedly unheroic moment that Tony Stark offers up in this issue, as the Black Widow automatically assumes he's going to sacrifice his life, but instead Tony is willing to endanger the lives of everyone on a plan that is the very definition of crazy. I also enjoyed the aftermath scenes as we see there's is some doubt out there that the action was a staged affair, in order to justify the ballooning budget of the Ultimates program. In the end I hope the wait until the next volume will give Bryan Hitch the head-start Read Full Review

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