Thursday, January 24, 2013

Ultimate Human; Avengers vs. New Ultimates



In Ultimate Human by Warren Ellis and Cary Nord, classic (and ridiculous) Hulk archenemy The Leader is reimagined by Warren Ellis.  There's plenty of Hulk rampaging and Ellis's signature repartee:



But it's one of Ellis's weaker efforts.  Only a $5 download at Amazon, but read Ellis's Ultimate Galactus, instead.

Also just fair is Ultimate Comics Avengers vs. New Ultimates: Death of Spider-Man.  I'm not sure if the fault lies with Leinil Francis Yu, or the many other credited finishers, inkers, and colorists, but the people all have distracting plasticized faces:




And the issues are a little embarrassing to read:




If you want a lot of Avengers fighting other Avengers, you'll get your money's worth, but otherwise, stay away.  $15 for the six-issue series at Amazon.

3 comments:

  1. If you enjoyed Ultimate Galactus, I BEG YOU -- please check out the Avengers run it re-wrote: Roy Thomas' classic Kree/Skrull War storyline.

    Not only is this epic, episodic, and surprisingly stand-alone book one of Grant Morrison's all-time favorite comics, it's SUPER FUN. I think you and your kids would really get a kick out of it.

    You know that old old expression, 'Never judge a book by its cover'? Well, in this case, they're wrong. Check out the original TP cover for this thing. It's the perfect blend of goofy and melodrama -- superhero comics personified!

    Link to cover:
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2713/4077647967_cb2302d9df_b.jpg

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  2. I'm not sure if the fault lies with Leinil Francis Yu, or the many other credited finishers, inkers, and colorists, but the people all have distracting plasticized faces

    I would suspect the plastic look is the colorist's doing, but I'm not sure I'm a huge fan of computer colored comics anyway because they're so overprocessed but not usually quite this bad.

    P.S. Why does Spider-Man have such a thick neck? He's come a long way since his Ditko days, or even his Romita days.

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