Captain Ultimate #1

Captain Ultimate #1

Writer: Benjamin Bailey Artist: Boykoesh Publisher: Monkeybrain Comics Release Date: July 17, 2013 Cover Price: $0.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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A long time ago, the world's most renowned superhero disappeared and justice was handed over to the grim-n-gritty vigilantes that blurred the line between the righteous and the wicked. Everyone forgot what it truly meant to be a hero... until the day the Giant Robot Octopus Alien Monster attacked! When one little boy finds the courage to stand up to this alien invader, it just might be enough to inspire the return of the world's greatest superhero... CAPTAIN ULTIMATE!

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - mahargen Jul 20, 2013

    This sucker is only 99 cents. Do it. You’ve got a buck to spare. Don't gripe that you don't have room in your list for this. Drop one of the eighteen Wolverine titles for a week. I'll tell you what happens: he growls and kills someone. One issue of a Wolverine series will net you three months worth of Captain Ultimate. Think on that. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Multiversity Comics - Sam LeBas Jul 19, 2013

    “Captain Ultimate” #1 serves a powerful reminder that superheroes were created to engage the minds of children, to give young men and women something to aspire to, and to inspire them to believe in good. An achievement that is one part myth and one part bedtime story, “Captain Ultimate” #1 is a fantastic return to the delightful beginnings of the superhero genre that has captured the imagination of generations. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Jorge Solis Jul 19, 2013

    "Captain Ultimate" #1 is is pure and fun for all ages. With a strong anti-bullying message and an endearing theme about friendship, this is a great way for kids to start picking up comics. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Read Comic Books - Dan Pennacchia Jul 18, 2013

    Could a partnership between the boy and the superhero be brewing? What foes will they face in the future? As long as Bailey and Esposito can deliver on their intent without becoming too focused on drawing comparisons across the medium, Captain Ultimate will be a great family book. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jul 18, 2013

    "Captain Ultimate" is a nice all-ages-friendly read, with touches borrowed from "The Incredibles," "Superman," "Herobear and the Kid," and countless other classic comic books. Bailey and Esposito may not be forging completely new ground here, but they are adding more fun into comics, which the medium sorely needs. With this first adventure of Captain Ultimate complete, I'm looking forward to more, especially as the creative adds depth to the foundation they've placed here. Read Full Review

  • 2.5
    Entertainment Fuse - Andrew Ziegler Sep 2, 2013

    In wrapping up, there are a couple of lingering thoughts Id like to lay out on the table. I acknowledge that this is most likely a story for children (Although Joe Esposito might claim its for all-ages), and that Im reading through the lens of a critical and grumpy college graduate. Secondly and lastly, there is a sense of humor about this story and it didnt go unnoticed. Theres a self-awareness in the hammed up campiness of Captain Ultimates doings and, of course, the octopus monster. Still though, it was a bit of a chore to get through and theres not much here that would convince me to pick up issue #2. Read Full Review

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