Sunday, February 6, 2011

Ultimate New Ultimates #5 (of 5)

So after 11 months we finally get the final issue in this Ultimate New Ultimates mini-series.

I wish I could say it's worth the wait - but it isn't.

The art by Frank Cho is outstanding, of course. It's loaded with beautiful, scantily-clad women, muscular heroes and bombastic action scenes.

But the story by Jeph Loeb is thin at best. Thor has wigged out because his beloved Valkyrie was killed, so he goes on a murderous rampage, destroying much of New York and threatening to kill the "heroes" (if you can call them that) who make up the Ultimates team.

The series doesn't so much end - it just runs out of gas and sputters to a halt.

So the verdict on this series: as expected. Great art, weak story. I can't recommend this one, unless you're a diehard fan of all things Cho.

Grade: C


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