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eBook Ultimates: Homeland Security Vol. 2 ePub

eBook Ultimates: Homeland Security Vol. 2 ePub

by Brian Hitch,Ralph Macchio,Mark Millar

  • ISBN: 1904159222
  • Category: Graphic Novels
  • Subcategory: Funnies
  • Author: Brian Hitch,Ralph Macchio,Mark Millar
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Panini Books (July 3, 2003)
  • Pages: 160
  • ePub book: 1766 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1235 kb
  • Other: rtf lit doc lrf
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 839

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He also excels at the pacing between the two modes. Millar's story plunges onward, but the characterization is curiously flat, even with the quirks and frailties he's given the cast.

He also excels at the pacing between the two modes. In the end, this new world of unyielding heroes is just as two-dimensional as the corny do-gooders of yore that they're replacing. Every era needs its own stereotypes, however, and these certainly fit the bill.

Book 2 of 5 in The Ultimates trade paperbacks series (5 Book Series). Following their nihilistic run on The Authority, Millar and Hitch turn their attention to reinventing the Avengers, the Mightiest Heroes of Marvel's Earth, into a more contemporary, less optimistic team

Book 2 of 5 in The Ultimates trade paperbacks series (5 Book Series). Following their nihilistic run on The Authority, Millar and Hitch turn their attention to reinventing the Avengers, the Mightiest Heroes of Marvel's Earth, into a more contemporary, less optimistic team. As is the current superhero fashion, actions have consequences, and super powers don't confer super ethics.

Featured Characters: Ultimates. Wasp (Janet van Dyne). Iron Man (Tony Stark). Captain America (Steve Rogers). Hawkeye (Clint Barton). Black Widow (Natasha Romanov). Quicksilver (Pietro Lensherr). Scarlet Witch (Wanda Lensherr)

Featured Characters: Ultimates. Scarlet Witch (Wanda Lensherr). Supporting Characters: Nick Fury. Volstagg (First appearance). Laura Barton (First appearance). Loki (First appearance) (Cameo). Phil Nygun (First appearance).

The Ultimates is a thirteen-issue comic book limited series written by Mark Millar with art by Bryan Hitch. The series introduces the superhero team the Ultimates and was published by the Ultimate Marvel imprint of Marvel Comics. The Ultimates debuted in February 2002 (cover date March 2002), and ran for thirteen issues. Bryan Hitch describes his Ultimates work as "widescreen, cinematic compositions" and has expressed his interest of translating his work for movies

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Millar and Hitch roll The Ultimates to its powerhouse conclusion by introducing a world-ending threat for our heroes to stop.

Collects Ultimates (2002) Still dealing with the aftermath. Millar and Hitch roll The Ultimates to its powerhouse conclusion by introducing a world-ending threat for our heroes to stop. The second volume is less character focused than the first, being more about fighting. That’s not a complaint, because the fights are huge and cinematic.

After managing to take down the Hulk, the government sponsored superhero team called the Ultimates have run into some problems

After managing to take down the Hulk, the government sponsored superhero team called the Ultimates have run into some problems.

Bryan Hitch cover, penciler. Chris Eliopoulos letterer. Paul Mounts colorist.

Bryan Hitch, Mark Millar. They are the world's newest heroes, brought together by the . government to combat the world's growing wave of superhuman threats. But just because they have amazing powers doesn't also mean they don't have the inner problems that strike at us all. After the Hulk has rampaged through New York City, it's member against member as infighting among the Ultimates begins. With the city in ruins and immediate danger ahead, can they pull together to face their greatest threat yet? show more.

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Comments

furious ox furious ox
I read this as it was first released back when the whole Ultimate line was a novelty. As I recall this series was the one that I really enjoyed of the line.

Re-reading it today it didn’t have the same impact on me. I still enjoyed it but I thought I remembered it as something that really impressed me. The art is great, this is the style art I like in comics; realistic figures, no huge eyes or giant feet (I despise the anime looking type of art). The story is just ok, not a lot really happens in this volume.

It’s obvious that the Marvel Cinematic Universe pulled a LOT from the Ultimates, and for that alone it’s an interesting read. It tries hard to be more “adult” which gives some funny moments (Hulk Horney) but beyond that it’s just a quick re-introduction of characters most of us already know. Maybe the next volume has the great stuff I thought I remembered.
Rainpick Rainpick
The Marvel Cinematic Universe started here, especially for SHIELD, Captain America and Hawkeye. This is really one of the greatest Avengers stories ever written. It is faced paced, full of snappy dialogue and the story is outstanding. The art is also spectacular. This is a comic to be devoured.

Believe me when I say, there are some moments in this book which are the best scenes you will ever read. One of them is the Hulk's solution for getting rid of the aliens. Total classic. Totally worth owning in paperback but also fun in digital.
Charyoll Charyoll
This story is not a good reimagining of the avengers. No one is likable in this expect Wasp(poor girl, hank is a douche). They turned every likable avenger into manipulating sociopath. SHIELD is just full of hypocrites(then again, they are like this in the 616 universe). If you are Mark Millar fan, you will be pleased by the unnecessary violence. But if your an avengers fan, this isn't for you.
Voodoolkree Voodoolkree
The artwork was pretty good. I'm not normally a fan of Bryan Hitch's work, but he definitely put in a lot of effort into this book.

I liked this volume, but it feels like Mark Millar is trying too hard with several pop-culture references, unnecessary adult themes, and some jokes that don't land.Otherwise, I'm happy. It's a good read that's very reminiscent to the first Avengers movie. It also shows that Captain America doesn't need a parachute.
BORZOTA BORZOTA
Basically a remake of the Avengers, but grittier and not as shiny. The team has character flaws that are like the rest of their lives. In other words, their problems are super powered as well. Hank has an inferiority complex that makes him abusive. Bruce is a true Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The Hulk is not mindless, in fact, he is sadistic and cunning. Janet has a secret that could cause problems. Tony is on borrowed time. Thor is a hippie and possibly delusional. Sounds like the makings for a great team.

I get the desire to update and modernize the tale. But I am not sure that necessarily means it should automatically be darker. The story has lasted for quite a long time as it was without that many complaints. But it is the nature of comics to reinvent themselves every once in awhile.

The artwork is exceptional. At times, there seems to be the tendency to rely heavily upon the artwork to tell the story.

This collected the first six issues so there is plenty of room to develop it. Overall it isn't bad for a remake.
INwhite INwhite
Imagine if looking in on super heroes was less grandiose and mythological and more....reality television. These are super powered folk with some serious issues. It's a unique, grounded glimpse at what super heroes might be like in the real world. Swerves a little too heavily into making these characters unlikeable. There's also relatively little action, but that's ok because this more about the exploration of these mythical beings and their human flaws. I would say it was more interesting that entertaining. You can clearly see how this graphic novel heavily inspired the avengers films.
Karg Karg
The Ultimates is the culmination of many years worth of modern comic history. It had it's beginnings in the pages of the Frank Miller written and drawn Daredevil stories. The darkness that had been only hinted at in the earlier comic eras finally was exploding into the forefront. An earthier, more desperate tone was the norm. The Frank Miller version of The Dark Knight also serves as another historic predecessor to The Ultimates. But it was Warren Ellis and ultimately Mark Millar's work on The Authority that began to lay the real groundwork for this series. Their style of writing began a move into a world of ultra-violent and ultra-cool heroes. A time where no effort was ever made to rehabilitate or negotiate with the evil that lurked around the world, and often the Universe. Just smashing in their heads and dispatching them from the living was all any problem required. When Millar and artist Bryan Hitch teamed up again for the Ultimates, this new philosophy ran head on into the very tightly woven universe that is Marvel. Tearing through this Universe of conventions, Millar and Hitch take the world as created by Stan Lee, leaving in the wisecracks and brought in Millar's signature fast paced writing style and Hitch's incredible illustrating, combined with the best coloring work in the history of comics. All the classic Marvel characters are here. Iron Man, Thor, Giant Man, The Wasp, The Hulk and of course, Captain America. Here as before, but different in so many ways. I won't spell them out, that is one of the joys of reading this series of comic books. I have been reading comics since 1961. I have loved the work of Bob Kane. Will Eisner. Steve Ditko. Jack Kirby. Jim Steranko. Neil Gaiman. Alan Moore. The greatest names in the industry. Now, you can add the creators of the Ultimates to that list. You can also add The Ultimates to a list of the greatest comic books ever. And in time, it may be judged to have been the best. Try it, and see for yourself.