12/10/15 | by Cory Bishop
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Writer: Al Ewing
Artist: Kenneth Rocafort
If this is the direction that All-New All-Different Marvel then I’m going to enjoy the ride. I had the opportunity to read #1 and #2 of The Ultimates back to back last night, so I’ll do my best to review this as a singular issue.
This issue opens with an info dump basically explaining who this group is. They are more problem solvers, including great minds and powerful individuals who basically want to be the Anti-Illuminati. They are up-front with their mission and that is helping people. They accomplish this through a live-stream for anybody on earth to see.
Last issue ended with Blue Marvel and Captain Marvel telling Galactus that they will cure his condition(planet eating). The issue follows Black Panther as transports himself across the entire Universe in order to convince Galactus to allow the team to help. He of course does this in a great science marvel techno babble thing. I honestly am still a little confused by the procedure. The dialogue follows a great back and forth between T’challa(Black Panther) and Galactus. It even gives us a brief flashback to when Galactus was a regular mortal. Which is great for someone like me who doesn’t know much about Galactus besides his usual schtick.
The artist Kenneth Rocafort, does a phenomenal job on the art in this issue. Giving it a great cosmic/sci-fi vibe the entire time. The splash page that he provides for Black Panther gives the reader fantastic insight on what Black Panther is currently going through as a character and his ever present daddy issues.
Al Ewing’s writing is great in this issue. ALthough I wish I was able to see more of the team I understand why they weren’t included as much for the sake of the story. I love the characterization that we are able to see from Galactus, a thing that we rarely ever see. I’m interested to see the journey that he takes these characters through in the upcoming issues.
This is a series that I recommend to anyone who wants a taste of the direction that Marvel is going into. It incorporates characters and has a refreshing take on a super-team. If you love Marvel’s sci-fi departement you will love this book. This is my favorite All-New All-Different Marvel book out so far.
Pick up #1 before getting this issue but trust me when I say read this series.
Story - 9.5
Art - 10
Characters - 9
Issue was great. Wish I could see more of the teams interaction.