The Ultimates #5 (Marvel)


CREDIT: Marvel Comics

Rating: 5/5 – Fixing Cosmic Problems in the Marvel Universe.
by ComicSpectrum reviewer Adam Brunell

This series offers something a little different than what I see in the other Marvel books I read each month. A team of superheroes have come together for one reason and that’s to fix any and all problems in the galaxy that no one else is really thinking about. Their first task as a team was to fix Galactus. When I read this in the first issue I was astounded that a cosmic being of Galactus’ power needed fixing. Since that first issue I have wanted to see what other little secrets and possibilities that this new Ultimates team would uncover and fix.

Writer Al Ewing breathing fresh air into the Marvel Universe books I’m reading. This team reminds me of the old Fantastic Four, when the Fantastic Four were all about handling cosmic situations. Now Ewing is bringing us to the issue of the corruption of the timelines. Heroes coming and going from the future and past, it’s not supposed to be this way, now it is the Ultimate’s job to fix it. Not only that, but if you were following the Secret Wars comics, you know a lot of heroes died or Doom erased them. One Marvel character has been missing post-Secret Wars, but not any more! Each new issue brings something I find astonishing and I can’t help but wonder what Ewing is going to do next.

Kenneth Rocafort is bringing marvelous art to go with this great comic series. His angles are dramatic and powerful when they need to be, but when drawing cosmic gods and entities you have to supply something just as cosmic, luckily Rocafort does just that. Issue #5 incorporated a couple of heavy hitters in the cosmic Marvel Universe and the art was breathtaking.

If you’re a Marvel Comics fan and you haven’t picked up this series, I would highly recommend at least taking a couple issues to see if you are into it. With Civil War II coming soon, this series supplies some of the back story behind why the second Marvel Civil War is coming to be. It’s always good to get caught up, and since it’s only 5 issues in, there is still time to jump on board from the beginning.

Reviewed by: Adam Brunell
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