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Review: Ultimate Comics Avengers 2 #2

Millar and Yu come together to create awesomeness.


Ultimate Avengers 2 continues forward as the team slowly comes together. War Machine battles it out with Tyrone Cash, and we learn a little bit of history about Tyrone Cash and how he became the super-powered beast that he is today. 
 

The Good

I'm a huge sucker for Leinil Francis Yu, but this issue really caught my eye. His panel composition when Tyrone Cash is fighting War Machine is nothing short of breathtaking. I'm loving the thick angled panels during the fights. It really draws the eye towards the action within the book, and it compliments Yu's amazing artwork perfectly. In my opinion, Yu is the best artist at Marvel, bar none, and I love seeing his work regularly, but I especially love it on this book. Mark Millar’s storytelling and writing are at the same level as Yu’s art. The back-story of the original Hulk is interesting and opens a lot of doors for the rest of this series and maybe another down the road. I’m enjoying his dialogue between characters; it feels natural and not forced. Best part of the book, for me, was the character reveal on the last page. It was one of those, “oh man, this is going to get nuts” moments, and I can’t wait for issue three.

 

The Bad

As I said before, when I reviewed the first issue, it feels like the book, so far, is just setting up the team. I’m worried that the final few issues may move too fast, in order to conclude the story; however, the character reveal may set up the next four issues, at least that’s what I hope. 

 

Verdict: 4.5/5

Out of all the Ultimate books currently on the shelf, this is the one you have to pick up. It has two amazing creative minds running the show, and if you’re not enjoying this, check your pulse. If you’ve never read an Ultimates book before, I can’t recommend start here, but if you’re looking for something that is nothing less than awesome, pick it up.    
9 Comments
Posted by Icon

Definitely a book I'm looking forward to, 

Posted by sora_thekey
@Icon said:
" Definitely a book I'm looking forward to,  "
Same here...
Posted by doordoor123

This is an awesome series. Great issue too. 
If i had any problems with it, id say that there werent enough issues before theres a new team.
Since this is a revolving team.

Posted by ImperiousRix

I stopped reading the Ultimates when Jeph Loeb took over in Ultimates 3.  To me, the team was unrecognizeable from what it once was, and that pissed me off.  However, knowing that this Ultimate Avengers is coming together nicely, I might just have to pick up the Ultimates 3 trade and the Ultimatum trade to get back up to speed for this new series.

Posted by brewski420

this was a decent issue. i enjoyed reading it. i'm not sure how i feel about this new hulk though. it seems Mark Millar is creating alot of hulks. first nerd hulk and now this new guy

Posted by Golden Cod
@ImperiousRix said:

I stopped reading the Ultimates when Jeph Loeb took over in Ultimates 3.  To me, the team was unrecognizeable from what it once was, and that pissed me off.  However, knowing that this Ultimate Avengers is coming together nicely, I might just have to pick up the Ultimates 3 trade and the Ultimatum trade to get back up to speed for this new series.

 
I am feeling the same way.   Considering that Miller wrote Ultimates 1 & 2, I have high hopes for this.   
Posted by iLLituracy

This book was awesome. The fight between the new Hulk and War Machine was pretty great and that last page where they revealed their new target has me impatient for the next issue.

Posted by doordoor123
@Golden Cod: @ImperiousRix:  I promise you two that after you read Ultimates 3 and Ultimatum you arent going to want to read Ultimate comics any more. Unless youre willing to pull through the horrible writing because the new ultimate comics line has been great.
Posted by ImperiousRix
@doordoor123:
Then perhaps I'll just pick up the Ultimate Comics Avengers first series, and just skip over Ultimates 3.  I have the first two issues in my old stacks, but didn't like either one of them.  The art, the writing, and the way the characters were portrayed wasn't anything like they were in Ultimates 1 or 2.