Friday, June 18, 2010

Ultimate Avengers 2 #3 - Marvel

This is another example of the great job that these creators are doing with the Ultimate line of books right now. We saw that Nick Fury has put together his little black-ops team that consists of Hawkeye, Black Widow, Red Wasp, War Machine, Nerd Hulk, Tyrone Cash . . the first Hulk . . and Frank Castle, the Punisher. That team alone is a good reason to buy this book. You just know that with this group of people things are going to escalate from bad to worse real fast. Making it an exciting and pulse-pounding story. Anyways, add to that Mark Millar's scripts, and Leinel Francis Yu's pencils, and we've got almost the perfect book her. And at the end of last issue they found out what their first mission was . . 'retrieve and neutralize the Ghost Rider'. Well, it appears that to date the Ghost Rider hasn't really been a very public figure in the Ultimate Universe, because . . nobody really knows who he is. And since they don't know who he is, they don't know what he's capable of. All they really know right now is that he's been killing some wealthy industrialists, who's only connection seems to be their health and the fact that they all belonged to the White House Biker Corps. 'An exclusive club where rich guys meet up once a year for a charity bike ride.' First of all . . what rich guy is gonna' belong to a club where that is it's only attribute. Secondly, how coincidental is it that these guys belong to a bike club . . gang? . . and Ghost Rider is also coming after them on his bike? Obviously there's more here than meets the eye, but . . since we're only on issue #3 of 6 . . we can't be given to much information . . yet. Mark did a great job with the interaction of these characters this issue. It appears that Clint and Frank may form a type of friendship. If Frank lets him in. Anyways, I just thought it was a very entertaining and exciting book. I think this is a great concept and I can't wait to see more.

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