The Ultimates, Volume 1: Super-Human

A teenager is climbing walls in Manhattan Mutants are attacking the White House Nick Fury, head of the elite espionage agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D knows the only way to combat these strange new threats is with a team of hisown superhumans Backed by a billion dollar budget, Fury recruits Giant Man, the Wasp, Iron Man, Captain America and Thor And while the team is strA teenager is climbing walls in Manhattan Mutants are attacking the White House Nick Fury, head of the elite espionage agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D knows the only way to combat these strange new threats is with a team of hisown superhumans Backed by a billion dollar budget, Fury recruits Giant Man, the Wasp, Iron Man, Captain America and Thor And while the team is strong enough to engage in a ferocious battle with the Hulk, will they implode under the weight of their internal conflicts Rising above their own agendas, the Ultimates forge ahead with the introduction of new allies and face a major global threat.Collecting The Ultimates 1 6
The Ultimates Volume Super Human A teenager is climbing walls in Manhattan Mutants are attacking the White House Nick Fury head of the elite espionage agency known as S H I E L D knows the only way to combat these strange new threat

  • Title: The Ultimates, Volume 1: Super-Human
  • Author: Mark Millar Bryan Hitch Andrew Currie
  • ISBN: 9780785109600
  • Page: 133
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Ever wonder why comic book fan boys are a little nuts?Well, for starters, there’s the kind of stuff we have to keep track off. Like this for example:Way back in days of yore, Marvel just did one book called The Avengers. Several years ago, they essentially destroyed the original team to make way for stuff like The New Avengers and Young Avengers and The Mighty Avengers and Dark Avengers and Avengers Academy. As that was going on, Marvel had also launched it’s Ultimate line of comics as a way [...]

    2. 4.5 starsThis book was all kinds of fununtil my husband took it away from me for giggling while he was watching TV. I snatched it back and ran and got to finish it. there!You've got Bruce Banner who is working on a super soldier gene so that other's can be like the Captain America of old. Little does he know that they will find the original Captain frozen in the Antarctic ocean. The guy looks good for being on ice for so long.Other scientist's the Pym's (Giant Man and the Wasp) working on gene r [...]

    3. I have empirical proof that comic books can predict the future. This comic in 2002:Iron Man movie in 2008:Case in point- this made me laugh a little too much!

    4. The public is terrified of supervillains, so terrified in fact that the government just reallocated a lot of money to forming a team of superheroes. Nick Fury is in charge of putting together a team to defend against any supervillain threats that may arise.So the first thing I noticed about the Ultimates is that the Marvel MCU has borrowed heavily from the Ultimate comic universe. First and most obvious is Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, but a lot of different things as well like the Triskellion [...]

    5. I have mixed feelings about modernizing traditional comics. Sometimes it works quite well, other times it comes off a bit, well, clunky. Now, The Ultimates works quite well, for the most part. Although I don’t think it should be considered a “definitive” version by any means.For example: Thor is portrayed as a beer drinking, green-peace hippy with a messianic complex. One could write books about the portrayal of Bruce Banner / Hulk, and not all of it constructive. On the other hand, Captai [...]

    6. The Ultimates by Mark Millar was awesome. There are a great deal of similarities with the movies and I can see where a lot of the ideas originally came from. The Ultimates is essentially an Avengers story. But it is different than what I am used too. It's darker, grimmer and grittier than the usual Avenger's titles. This is almost like an alternative version of the Marvel universe, closer to the movie universe.Tony Stark, billionaire inventor, and Nick Fury, head of SHIELD, have a idea- in order [...]

    7. 3.5 stars. This was pretty much like the animated movie, so no surprises for me bar one.Hank Pym is a serious dick in this. I wish Hulk had ripped his head off!I knew this would be different to most ultimate universe comics, but it's not good enough to splash out on the omnibus. I'm not too bothered about reading vol 2 unless it's on sale.

    8. Since my son is part of the newest generation of burgeoning comic book fans, and since he's been sucked into the Avengers by me and the animated films, I thought I should read this much loved pseudo-reboot of my favourite super team. Here's what I thought:The Good: The best parts of Mark Millar's The Ultimates are the little flourishes of character depth that nudge the classic Marvel cast in directions they've never gone before. I can't cheer them all (I found Captain America way too gung-ho, an [...]

    9. The story opens in 1945 in a bombing raid by the Allies over a Nazi compound and inside one of the planes is the one and only Captain America. The story picks up after the raid to the modern world where Nick Fury is prepping a new team of heroes to save the world. The Triskellion is built, Tony Stark has a revelation, and Bruce Banner does something very stupid. Despite the numerous technological advances since WW2, scientists have been unable to replicate the super-soldier serum that went into [...]

    10. 4.0 stars. It has been a while since I read this but I remember really liking the updating of the Avengers, with the possible exception of Captain America who I thought engaged in a little too much realpolitik for my taste. No matter how gritty you want the new version of the Avengers to be, you can't make Cap act in a morally ambiguous manner. beyond that one criticism, I thought the story was great and I loved the rest of the updated characters, especially the Hulk. Recommended.

    11. When it comes to classic comic book characters, I'm such a n00b, it's not funny. So I'm not going to do a real review of this, just a few notes.Excellent comic book for those who adored The Avengers movie, but have never read a comic book about Captain America, the Hulk, Iron Man or any of the other "classic" Marvel superheroes. AKA me.Story: Very nice. Good pacing, interesting story. I had no trouble jumping in, with my only knowledge of these characters from the movie(s).Characters: Funny and [...]

    12. So this is a book that many seem to either love or hate. I have mixed feelings mostly negative ones.What's it about?SHIELD is forming a team called The Ultimates which is the Ultimate universe's edition of The Avengers so this story is pretty much about that team being formed and starting up.Pros:The art is really good.The action scenes are pretty awesome. I'm always a fan of fun superhero action. Gets me real excited while reading.I loved the first chapter because I'm a big fan of war stories.T [...]

    13. I loved loved loved Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man, so I had high hopes for this series. As it stands, I thought this first volume was a pretty big disappointment. There were a few moments that made me smile, but there were significantly more moments that left me feeling a mix of queasy and horrified. As a female comic book reader, I was really uncomfortable with so many of the storylines here. Spoilers ahead - and ranting. Quite a bit of ranting. (view spoiler)[For one, the casual domestic violen [...]

    14. This book came so highly recommended by my local comic book store that I'd been looking forward to reading it for ages. Wow. What a disappointment. It started off well enough, and for a good chunk of the origins-esque first half I was already planning on buying the next one. Then things went off the rails so hard. Fed up of being the laughing stock of the team, Dr. Banner deliberately injects himself with an untested mix of Hulk serum and Captain America's blood. He Hulks out, and goes on a ramp [...]

    15. So some years ago this was Mark Millar pulling a DC by creating a alternative earth, for the most part it's an interesting idea, but I didn't really enjoy his adaption of The Avengers. What I mainly don't like about this is the direction, the whole thing is very negative, it paints the heroes we know and makes them look like egotistical assholes(excuse my language ), the only character in this that stays true is Captain America, he's always a nice guy! This book however does have characters make [...]

    16. the ultimates es una versión de los vengadores más adulta y oscura, quizás más coherente; con un capitán américa ultra tradicional, un bruce banner inestable y caprichoso, un matrimonio pym con una relación tempestuosa cuyos detalles escabrosos se nos muestran más que nunca, un thor hippie y curiosamente parece que tony stark es el que tiene la cabeza mejor amueblada. Me gusta que explore la posibilidad de un grupo de superheroes en un mundo que realmente parece que no lo necesita. Este [...]

    17. A very nice alternate reality view of the Avengers. This series is a much more realistic, gritty version of the standard Marvel Avengers comics. Recommended

    18. The back stage of the process of building a superhero team is complex, but highly entertaining. All the characters have smart lines and the whole story feels so complete and natural. It's a treat to read this comic. The allies airdrop into a live theater of operations is done in marvelously visceral fashion. Captain America gets an intro that is just as impressive. He leads an assault on a German installation where a rocket is built. It gets launched before it can be stopped, but Captain America [...]

    19. It's a classic coming-together/introduction story. They made it fun and interesting, though. The beginning is bland like most introduction stories are, but by the end of it I felt attached to just about every character. I'm already dying to read the next one.

    20. **trigger warnings for anti-woman violence. Because yes, this book is that classy.**So, I'm kind of obsessed with The Avengers movie. And though I've long shied away from superhero comics, it seemed like maybe this was a good time to give them a shot. But where to start? I spent a good amount of time hunting online for some kind of guide to the Marvel universe. Finally, I found an article that seemed to be just what I was looking for -- a "if you loved The Avengers movie, try these comics" sor o [...]

    21. Again, not really a fan of Marvel. I couldn't tell you who was actually in the Avengers to save my life. I could probably come up with a few but not the whole team. The Ultimates is apparently the Ultimate universe version of the Avengers. With a Captain America back from the dead (well, back from the frozen ice), a hippie Thor, and Giant Man, the Wasp and the Hulk exhibiting terrible personal problems. I think Iron Man is pretty much the same.It's the terrible personal problems that really surp [...]

    22. Does a lot of stage-setting stuff, will have to read sequels or hardcover compilation to judge how it goes. A bunch of superheroes band together to form a sort of corporate/government defense team, including Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Thor, Wasp, Giant Man Very slick with tons of references to this real world, circa early 2000s. Features cameos by Bush Jr. & Shannon Elizabeth (remember her?). Have never read a Hulk comic -- is he always so much like Hyde in League of Extraordinary Gent [...]

    23. Didn't really care for this one. It's basically Marvel re-writing the creation of the Avengers to make it more like Watchmen. Suddenly all the characters are basically unlikeable (except Thor) and Captain America seems fine going along with all these now-terribly flawed heroes. It's especially sad to watch the Pyms beating each other up. If this was an original idea, it would be interesting, but it's just a rip off of Watchmen. The Avengers stand just fine on their own, and don't need to be upda [...]

    24. Did not find this book entertaining. The story is bland and does not go anywhere. As this is only part one of two, I'll have to see if the second part makes up for the first which is basically just a Avengers origin story, remixed for the naughties with a Hulk fight thrown in.A cool thing to mention is that Nick Fury is obviously modeled on Samuel L Jackson. Also a few name drops of future actors to take on the Marvel movie roles.

    25. The Marvel Cinematic Universe was partially inspired from the Ultimate Universe of Marvel Comics, from it's looks, it's characters to those characters' relationships and interactions. As I'm a big fan of MCU, I was interested in seeing what The Ultimates give me in a wider space. Another reason was the main Marvel Universe became so convoluted and difficult to follow with its 40 years of backstories that as a new reader I couldn't make heads or tails of where to even start and what to follow Ins [...]

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