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read Å eBook or Kindle ePUB Å Mark MillarMiss Marvel but director of Shield and Tony Stark S BROTHER SUPER INCONSISTENT SOME STORIES WERE GOOD SOME brother Super inconsistent Some stories were good Some were pretty mediocre There s kind of this overall sense of mean ness though I think it s because Captain America is really the star and he s really a erk Millar is a smarter writer than I think a lot of people give him credit for He s got a lot of craft in him even if his Millarisms have become pronounced as time has gone on As such imagine the disappointment by many him even if his Millarisms have become pronounced as time has gone on As such imagine the disappointment by many he returned to the Ultimate Universe after it was in disarray after Loeb s Ultimates 3 and Ultimatum While it s good and interesting Millar s run here never reaches back to his heyday with Ultimates 1 and 2 He initially pitched this series as each arc being a self contained event story and while that does end up being a bit hyerbolic I do think this series serves an interesting metacommentaryIt s Millar s final work for the big two and I think he s often talking about his disinterest in mainstream superhero comics through the lack of innovation lack of creator owned opportunities and ultimately freedom Millar creates a lot of characters during this run yet all of them are ultimately killed off relatively uickly with intentional subversion or shock value or clearly no match for the cookie they were cut from Millar somewhat intentionally kills all his creations and returns the world to its status uo He puts all the toys back into their box before taking off and creating Millarworld The stories themselves are not particularly good or interesting but when you read the commentary and seeming boredom taking place its another story This last run is ust a lampooning of the comic book industry with attempts to play with obvious tropes expectations and minor subversion that feels like a decent writer taking the piss and bashing his head against the constraints of editors As the Omnibus collects all 4 Ultimate Avengers mini series I put all 4 of my reviews form the individual books together If you ve read the individual reviews you will find nothing new hereBut one thing the Omnibus does have over the individual hardcovers is that it s a ONE Deluxe sized stop for all of Mark Millar s second run on the UltimatesBook 1 Ultimate Comics Avengers Next GenerationMarvel did the smart thing by getting Millar back on an Ultimate title if only to win back the readers it lost during the The Ultimates 3 Who Killed the Scarlet Witch and Ultimatum series which were by all accounts a big letdown to the readership I won t
GO OVER THE PLOT PARTICULARS SINCE OTHER REVIEWERS COLLECTIVELYover the plot particulars since other reviewers collectively than sufficiently covered this aspect of the book Some people don t like Millar s stories or dialogue and t Story reactions Meh Ug Who is that and what is happening The art is mostly pretty good There are some characters that they never really explain whowhy they are in the story yet they come in at key points to help move the story along It s an ugly realistic world where pretty much every hero except Spider Man not the one in the cage who is never explained is a douche Captain America is arrogant guy who likes breaking people while mocking them No nuance humility or idealism Limited curiosity about living in such a different time Iron Man is a drunk who barely functions War Machine is government stoogekiller Hawkeye has depth and a little humanity One of the few people with remnants of a conscience If this sounds curious and you can find it cheap go for it Otherwise it s pretty skippable. At a time but the various clans have become bolder since gaining a charismatic new leader a mysterious vampire encased in a salvaged Iron Man suit And finally Avengers vs New Ultimates COLLECTING ULTIMATE AVENGERS 1 6 ULTIMATE AVENGERS 2 1 6 ULTIMATE AVENGERS 3 1 6 ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS vs NEW ULTIMATES ,
E GR is killing off rich and powerful people who used to be members of a Biker Gang Is Only Marginally gang is only marginally to the action In fact the whole story is basically ust a bunch of fight scenes the action In fact the whole story is basically The Origin of Feces just a bunch of fight scenes together with some vague plot points25 Book 3 Ultimate Comics Avengers 3 I think things really go off the rails here There are vampires and Blade and everyone gets turned and art by Steve Dillon who I don t enjoy and it s all sort of a wash of silliness At this point Millar has stopped trying to replace characters in any way and isust replacing them with identical characters see young DaredevilBut after all the ridiculousness Millar wraps it up with a very cool ending I mean it s stolen from volume 1 basically but man it is very cool But the real tragedy with this book is that everything is so forgettable Avengers vs Vampires should be much epic than this aside from the ending I can t really remember much 25 Book 4 Ultimate Comics Avengers vs New Ultimates Not giving up on re using all the good ideas from Civil War Millar tries to sueeze the rest of them out here Fortunately he sets it up differently But it s ultimately too much cloak and dagger stuff for a comic that s primarily punching Civil War shined because it had great action backed up by some real emotions these characters cared about each other but there s none of that hereThere is yet again way too much going on A few interesting plot points are overshadowed by tons of silly ones everyone hulking outugh Spider Man is introduced only to be killed off I m assuming this worked better in Spider Man s solo book Here it was almost entirely emotionlessSo it s basically the action of Civil War minus the emotions and plus a few silly ideas thrown in 25 hide spoiler This Omnibus contains four different stories of different ualityThe first with Captain America and Red Skull and the last are great Ultimates vs Avengers the other two not so with Ghost Rider and Blade heck to be honest the Ghost Rider story is pretty terrible and so is the Blade one except the end which is I will admit originalKeep in mind that these stories take place in the Ultimate universe and as such do not follow the Marvel continuityAnyway this is far from being Mark Millar s best world and for once he isn t teamed up with a start artist on some of these stories and it shows up I was going to rate this as two stars the last story bumps it to 3 Mostly fun book with the exception of Volume 3 with Blade and Vampire Avengers Also I don t think I ll ever get used to foul mouthed Steve Rogers I bought this omnibus after reading the Ultimates and I was not dissapointed But it was a bit of a surprise that the stories are about Nick Fury and his black op Avengers team instead of the classic UltimatesAvengers Hawkeye has a great part the Nerd Hulk is a bit ridiculous but the Real Hulk a character like Luke Cage makes it nasty War Machine is as cold as his armourIn the first issue Captain America still plays an important role since the Red Skull pops up with a surprising connection to Cap The second one The Punisher oins the black ops perfect character They have to face the Ghost Rider I liked the story graphics were greatBlade shows up in the third story but this was very dissapointing Avengers turning into vampires But the last one gears up the level of uality since the black ops team with a better part from Blade faces the Ultimates and a very strategicespionage back ground story concerning Nick Fury Carol Danvers not as. D Hulk hope to keep Cap from his mission Then a 7 foot tall biker with a flaming skull has been brutally murdering rich and powerful men across America and the White House orders the Avengers to take down the Ghost Rider by any means necessary Plus the half vampire Blade is used to taking out the undead one. .
The plot in this starts out a little iffy but as a huge Captain America fan I stuck aroundAfter a few issues I realized that 1610Steve is absolutely flawless or maybe I ust like him in this universe because he is flawed I love Pacheco s art It s uite dark in this run and I think it fits the tone of the story very wellI know that Ultimates gets a bad rap sometimes but if you like BAMFSteve you should really check this out And try eBay I got it for Guide to the Contemporary Harp just under 20 when it goes for almost or above 80 on and other sites Overall pretty outstanding Mark Millar is such a strange writer He s capable of such brilliance but he also spends a large amount of time trying to repeat that brilliance in the least creative way possible And much of this large book amounts to the latter not the formerFirst it must be said that the Ultimate universe is a bit of a pig in a poke at this point especially after the events of Ultimatum so I have to give Millar props for trying But in some ways there sust no salvaging the wreckage particularly if he s not bringing his Ultimates gameI ll address specific plotlines below but in general there s little attention paid to character here it s big flashy summer blockbuster type stuff with cool ideas and visuals but characters that are almost completely hollow Also Millar consistently wavers between being overly faithful to the 616 characters and being faithless so that all these characters seem like their original counterpart or completely different from them This was a line he walked brilliantly in the original Ultimates keeping true to the core of the characters but changing them in fresh ways And I know it s an incredibly hard line to walk but he Plato and Parmenides: Parmenides' Way of Truth and Plato's Parmenides just doesn t pull it off hereview spoiler Book 1 Ultimate Comics Avengers 1 So the twist on the Red Skull character is interesting but isn t really used to do anything interesting with his character nor Cap s It s flashy and intriguing but reallyust acts as a MacGuffin for the plot to move along He really doesn t manage to be any interesting than the original Red Skull It also makes for some scenes taken too directly from Civil War making me feel like Millar doesn t have any new ideas to use hereSimilarly the introduction of Stark s brother opens up some possibility but isn t really "used other than ust snide comments There is some real possibility of character movement here but "other than ust snide comments There is some real possibility of character movement here but is found Similarly Nerd Hulk and War Machine ust manage to be one dimensional boring versions of other characters Nerd Hulk will get interesting later but War Machine never manages toThis all leads to a very long final fight scene made rather boring due to the cosmic cube but it does have a very nice ultimate moment even if it s a little unbelievable I mean latitude and longitude isn t that accurateAnyway it s fairly fun in the same way most summer blockbusters are 35 Book 2 Ultimate Comics Avengers 2 Here we introduce Punisher who s indistinguishable from his 616 counterpart as far as I can tell the First Hulk who is actually an interesting original character and one of the Few Characters With Any Discerning Traits And Ghost Rider characters with any discerning traits and Ghost Rider who in book There are way too many characters introduced way too uickly for them to have any interesting featuresA lot of pages are spent on Punisher punishing stuff with no actual plot development Similarly lots of punching Punisher as Captain America replacement is a laughable plotline and one I m fairly certain I ve seen before The actual plotline her. All of superstar Mark Millar's Ultimate Avengers sagas collected in one oversized volume In a bid to learn the truth about the devious Red Skull Captain America goes rogue and SHIELD commissions a new group of Avengers to bring him in But can Nick Fury Hawkeye War Machine Red Wasp the new Black Widow and Ner.