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The Ultimates, Vol. 1 Hardcover – May 24, 2006
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Believe me when I say, there are some moments in this book which are the best scenes you will ever read. One of them is the Hulk's solution for getting rid of the aliens. Total classic. Totally worth owning in paperback but also fun in digital.
Re-reading it today it didn’t have the same impact on me. I still enjoyed it but I thought I remembered it as something that really impressed me. The art is great, this is the style art I like in comics; realistic figures, no huge eyes or giant feet (I despise the anime looking type of art). The story is just ok, not a lot really happens in this volume.
It’s obvious that the Marvel Cinematic Universe pulled a LOT from the Ultimates, and for that alone it’s an interesting read. It tries hard to be more “adult” which gives some funny moments (Hulk Horney) but beyond that it’s just a quick re-introduction of characters most of us already know. Maybe the next volume has the great stuff I thought I remembered.
I liked this volume, but it feels like Mark Millar is trying too hard with several pop-culture references, unnecessary adult themes, and some jokes that don't land.Otherwise, I'm happy. It's a good read that's very reminiscent to the first Avengers movie. It also shows that Captain America doesn't need a parachute.
A great read for anyone new or old to the classic Marvel characters.
Both the writing and art were executed perfectly.
This team is a government-funded team of super-beings, employed to battle the worst threats that america may ever face - known or unknown, seen and unseen. This collection is very human in the telling, which makes it a real joy to read through. I enjoyed each character's individuality - in look, speech, attitude, and character flaws.
The book is filled with action, bits of humor, political satire, and top-notch art. I gave this book a five-star rating because I just really enjoyed the writing, the art, and the overall concept. I would not recommend this book for kids under 13, however, as there are things in the book that are made for a more mature readership. If you're redy for a fresh, new, realistic take on some classic heroes, though, this is just the book you're looking for!