Thursday, September 10, 2009

Ultimate Comics Avengers #2 Review

ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS #2
Written by Mark Millar
Art by Carlos Pacheco

How can an issue where, well, let's be honest, nothing happens be so damn entertaining? It amounted to little more than a generic evil origin for Red Skull, aka Captain America's illegitimate and inglorious basterd of a son, and some present day scenes of Nick Fury called in to recruit a new team of black ops Avengers and more on Cap going rogue.

Yet, despite the tropes of the evil son, the straight forward plot and forced 'Cap goes rogue to find his evil son' stuff, I still loved this issue and was smiling most of the way through it. I don't know why and can't really explain it, but Millar's Ultimate work just clicks with me and his Hawkeye, Gunman X-treme costume and all, is back to being a great character similar to how he was portrayed in Ultimates 1 and 2.

Oh, for those wondering about the Red Skull's origin, it amounts to Cap and Gayle having sex before he left for the war, the government forcing her to put it up for adoption (aka giving it to them so they can have a baby super soldier) and this perfect and superior Cap offspring being perfect for 17 years and then going nuts, killing everyone in the facility, cutting his own face off so he wouldn't look like his father and becoming a terrorist. It sounds like fan fiction, yet I didn't care in the least about the absurdity or clicheness of it. It's Mark Millar being Mark Millar and it works here for me.

Verdict - Buy It. Just a fun return to the Ultimates from Millar and, slow pacing and comic book tropes aside, something I enjoyed for no real reason I can put into words other than it was fun to read.


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