inferiorego's Ultimate Captain America #4 - The Last Stand review

  • Score:
  • inferiorego wrote this review on .
  • 3 out of 5 Comic Vine users found it helpful.
  • inferiorego has written a total of 318 reviews. The last one was for

Review: Ultimate Captain America #4

Captain America gets all "Ultimate" and beats up Frank Simpson in the conclusion to this mini-series.

The Good

I usually am not the biggest fan of an issue that's almost completely dedicated to fighting, but surprisingly, this issue not only flows incredibly well, but the fight scenes are really cool. Major props to artist Ron Garney for making this issue feel incredibly cinematic.Towards the end, there is an amazing splash page of Captain America hitting Simpson with a huge uppercut. It's the coolest splash page I've seen this week, so far. Might I add that I love the heck out of this cover?

The Bad

I'm a huge Captain America fan, but not so much of the Ultimate Captain America. He's a bit too violent and flat-out ridiculous. Every time I read a book he's in, he sounds like an 80s action film star spouting off tough guy one-liners while beating someone to the point of death. I read three issues of this series, and while I thought Jason Aaron and Rob Garney did a great job issue-to-issue, I felt the overall story was just ok at best. It's not my favorite Ultimate story and certainly not my favorite Captain America story.

The Verdict

While, overall, I really enjoyed this issue, the overall series was just ok. If you just want to see Captain America beat the snot out of the bad guy, however, then pick this issue up because that's exactly what you're going to get. The artwork and writing are great, but just keep in mind that there's a lot of macho man madness happening in this book. Can you dig it? Oh yeah! This one is a borrow.
2 Comments
Posted by longbowhunter


I loved this issue and the mini as a whole. I'm only a casual reader of Ultimate books but I love Ultimate Capt. America. Even more than the 616 Cap. Think about it, a guy drapped in red, white, and blue with a big "A" on his head called Captain America would have to be an "ugly American". I'm hoping to see a follow up to this.    
Posted by Time_Phantom

To each there own I guess. Ult. Cap to me seems much more authentic to me than mainstream Cap. Good review though.

Not really a Jason Aaronn so I guess this will be more of a read at the comic store and bear the manager yell "this is not a libary!"

Other reviews for Ultimate Captain America #4 - The Last Stand

    Returning the favor 0

    This is the clash of ideals, which America will be left standing: the vision of a madman, reduced to shreds of his humanity, that only can see death, betray and destruction, or the vision of a good man, that doesn´t see all in black and white, but has a perpsective that in order of a greater good, some tough choices and sacrifices must be made - this clash doesn´t sum up only in words, since there´s a big brawl between Simpson and Rogers - oh, and Rogers plays dirty, very dirty - the thing about...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

This edit will also create new pages on Comic Vine for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Comic Vine users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.