Ultimate Avengers is beginning to get interesting. I enjoyed the first issue but despite Mark Millar and Carlos Pacheco being involved, there were a couple things that I wasn't quite sure of. I did want to see a little more. Even though things are still being set up in the second issue, we are starting to see more pieces of the puzzle.
I'm not going to lie, when I first saw the Ultimate Red Skull, I really had my doubts. His big revelation left me questioning Mark Millar's intentions. After reading this issue and seeing his 'origin,' I'm starting to like the character. His origin does work and does open the door to new possibilities. Captain America has always pretty much been portrayed as a big boy scout. During his time in the Ultimates, he didn't seem quite the man that the 616 Cap is. Here we see that he's not exactly that boy scout.
While part of me wants to see the Ultimate Avengers in full action, I'm starting to enjoy the suspense. With Nick Fury back in the game, there's no telling what he'll have up his sleeve. And the fact that Hawkeye will be part of it just makes things that much sweeter. So far this series seems to be focused on Captain America and the Red Skull but I'm trusting that Millar will give us some other surprises. Things are being set up and Carlos Pacheco is doing a great job giving us the visuals. This does feel like a new series for those not familiar with the Ultimate Universe. You do get the feeling that anything goes and that's what the Ultimate Universe was supposed to be about. We have our familiar characters but we have no idea what's going to happen next.
What did you think of Ultimate Red Skull's origin? What do you think Cap will do when he finds him? Will the Avengers being able to prevent these two from killing each other?