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Ultimates Annual #1

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Steve Dillon Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 1
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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Aug 16, 2005

    Steve Dillon does great looking facial expressions, and I've become convinced that this is one of the most important skills that an artist can master. Any artist can provide an impressive looking action shot, but a story that is wall to wall action poses has a limited appeal, and when the book does quiet down to develop the characters, this is where Steve Dillon really shines. Before this issue I had simply written him off as the Preacher artist, who one could count on to deliver some wonderfully gruesome looking acts of violence, but this issue only features one character taking a bullet to the head, and it's surprisingly low key in its presentation. On the other hand how can one not love that panel where the highjackers react to Captain America address to them over the plane's P.A. system? Or the Son of Satan's face as his team-mates delight in the arrival of their new transportation? The issue also turns in some nice work when the action breaks out, such as the one-page shot of Read Full Review

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