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Review: Ultimate FF #2


Ultimate FF #2
Writer: Joshua Hale Fiakov
Artist: Mario Guevara

The Ultimate Universe has lost their S.H.I.E.L.D. for failure to keep promises with their inability to stop Galactus. With its disbanding underway the Future Foundation has since stepped in to handle the mysterious anomalies of different realities touching the Ultimate Universe. Having made his appearance at the end of the last issue Victor Van Damme, Ultimate Doom, everyone on the team is curious just how the hell is he alive? The team sets out to clear an anomaly that hit a country club at the bottom of the ocean close to where Sue Storm once had a fling with a certain King Namor. Who ironically makes an appearance in this issue. But all isn’t what it seems with Namor or with Doom, in fact things become a little unclear in this issue.

The Good
While I understand its not for everyone but I absolutely love Mario Guevara’s art. That very sketchy almost fluid animation, feels like the animated scenes in Kill Bill. I’ve personal become a fan of Fialkov’s work and since he stepped in to the Ultimate Universe he’s made all the right moves to me. This title has outshine the other two for me so far, not to say they haven’t been good. marvel seems to be taking its Ultimate Line a little serious again and as a long time reader of it I’m reaping the benefits. The choice of characters for this title has been supreme as far as what you want to do in a title like this.

The Bad
I wanna see Ultimate Machine Man do more than split himself into pieces and chit chat with Ultimate Coulson! I mean I dig the use of Doom on the team, but I mean Ultimate Machine Man has the power of the Galactus swarm, and is their Danny Ketch( 616 fans know him as a onetime Ghost Rider). In my opinion a very cool character not being used to his potential. I know its only the second issue but come on.

The Verdict
This was another solid issue in what has been a spit shine reboot of what ws one of the cooler title in the Ultimate Line-Up. Fialkov is making all the right moves and seems to be positioning this title in the right direction. One I’m most certainly ready to spend the money and follow. I can say I’m a big fan of Mario Guevara’s art it just refreshing to see something unique to superhero titles being used by a big publisher. I’m for sure onboard for the next issue, pick it up even if you haven’t read any of the Ultimate Fantastic Four, which you honestly should.

The Story 4 out of 5
The Art 3 out of 5
Overall 4.5 out of 5

Geeks’ Picks for New Comics: May 21st, 2014

outright-geekery Logo NewNew Comics Wednesday is upon us again, and some of us here at Outright Geekery are running down the top pick on our comic stacks for this week.


Jules: Ultimate FF #2

Picking up the pieces as the Ultimate Universe is in disarray! New Jersey was destroyed by Galactus. S.H.I.E.L.D. was disassembled thanks to law suits. The original Ultimates have called it a day with a teen squad taking their place. The FF now are all that stands between destruction and the world. Iron Man, Falcon, Invisible Woman, Machine Man, and Doom?…. Yes this title is going in all the right places already. A kick in the pants the Ultimate Universe has needed for quite sometime! I’m picking it up and I’m hoping you do too!

Ultimate FF 2

Cover by MIKE McKONE
Artist Variant by FELIX RUIZ
• A lavish vacation spot for the super-rich suddenly goes dark, with hundreds missing…
• And the only suspect is an old frenemy of the FANTASTIC FOUR
• Meanwhile, the truth of the team’s mysterious fourth member spells doom for another member of the team!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99


Taylor: Thor: God of Thunder #22

Maintaining its position as the king of my pull list, Thor: God of Thunder hits the shelves this week. This issue comes at a key point for both of our parallel story arches, as we now move on to the fallout of both Roxxon’s nefarious takeover and King Thor’s bout with Galactus. This title continues to impress month after month, and I have no reason to doubt that this issue will deliver as well.

Thor God of Thunder 22

Cover by JEE-HYUNG
• Thor and SHIELD agent Roz Solomon vs. Ulik the troll! ROXXON vs. Broxton, Oklahoma! And in the far future, the Goddesses of Thunder take on Old Galactus! But wait, where’s King Thor…?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99


Christian: Futures End #3

I know what you’re all thinking but yes I have a pick of the week. Futures end has been pretty interesting for me as a DC fan, and I’m hoping in this issue to see Terry finding out more about Brother Eye and how to stop this world changing event from ever happening. Hopefully we get all more action in this issue to balance out the death of a beloved archer.

Futures End 3

Cover by RYAN SOOK
On sale MAY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Did Firestorm kill a member of the Justice League? Who is watching Batman Beyond? And why is Frankenstein living in an igloo?!


Gaumer: Forever Evil #7

Wait! What is that? It can’t be. I thought it was a myth, like Watchmen 2, or that Stan Lee is an actual LMD, but it’s happening. Forever Evil is finally wrapping up, and it’s about time. Delayed for at least 2 months, and subsequently throwing off the launch schedule of a huge part of the DC line, I’m still excited to see how they wrap this whole thing up. I DO have to go back and re-read the previous issues for a refresher, but I’m hoping that’s the worst part of this great, albeit really late, event.

Forever Evil 7

Written by GEOFF JOHNS
1:25 Robot Chicken variant
1:25 Variant cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER
1:50 Variant cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER
1:100 Variant cover by GARY FRANK
On sale MAY 21 • 48 pg, FC, 7 of 7, $4.99 US • RATED T
It’s evil versus evil in the shocking “take-no-prisoners” conclusion to FOREVER EVIL! What will be the fate of Lex Luthor and his Injustice League? Who will live – and who will die? And why is The Hooded Man the most feared being from the Syndicate’s world? Do not miss this startling finale that will leave the DC universe reeling and reveal the secrets to the future!


Those are our picks, what’s on the top of your stack this Wednesday?

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Review: Ultimate FF #1

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Ultimate FF #1

Writer: Joshua Hale Fialkov

Artist: Mario Guevara & Tom Grummett

The Ultimate Universe has experienced a crack in the fabric of reality. One that let the 616 Galactus to enter the Ultimate Universe and wreck it. The world left in chaos, what heroes the Ultimate Universe had did their best to stop Galactus. However New Jersey was lost, and the world blamed S.H.I.E.L.D. for being unable to deal with the event. Former members of the now defunct original Ultiamtes Iron Man and Falcon have joined forces with Invisible Woman to start the Ultimate Future Foundation. A team not only capable of helping the world with disasters but a think tank comprised of geniuses coming up with solutions to the world’s problems. In their first outing they look to stop one of the many anomalies created after Galactus entered their universe. For those who didn’t read Cataclysm: Ultimates they introduce Ultimate Machineman(Danny Ketch with the power of the Gal Lak Tus swarm) and Phil Coulson(Ultimate Phil Coulson has a better hairline).

The Good

The art that Guevara and Grummett deliver in this issue is a certain cut above the standard superhero title. It has a sketchy flow to it that allows the story to really feel like its moving. The look to the Ultimate FF is serious a solid design to them that the Ultimate Universe as always sorta been known for. I’ve really enjoyed Fialkov’s work so far on the various titles he’s grabbed onto in the Ultimate Universe. I feel since this is his first he gets to start he can really open up and bring new things to the Ultimate Universe. This issue just breathes potential. I would def say this is one of those first issues that just grabbed me and made me excited about the places it could go.

The Bad

I would say for some the slight inconsistencies in the way the main characters are drawn page to page might upset some. I didn’t really mind, things like that come with the art style used in the title. However it can be a bit of a pain if you expect more out of the artist. I’m gonna be honest when I say I’m a little sick of the Phil Coulson gimmick. I get that he’s a character that people who don’t read the comics everyday can identify with. But do we really need Phil Coulson in the Ultimate Universe?

The Verdict

I loved this issue. I’m one of the few Ultimate Universe fans here at Outright Geekery and feel its my job to let you know that this is def worth picking up. Even if you’ve never really jumped on an Ultimate Universe title before this is a great jumping on point. They’ve started over and this is probably the best thing so far the Ultimate Universe has brought yet. The characters are wonderfully put together. Fialkov really has made a statement with this issue that he’s gonna take the Ultimate Universe in a whole new direction. Not only that taking small bits from easily one of my favorite titles from 616, but making it very different from what the original FF was like. I’m sold and ready for the next one.

A solid 4 not Hickman’s FF but still good out of 5

Geeks’ Picks for New Comics: April 16th, 2014

outright-geekery profile-largeNew Comics Wednesday is upon us again, and some of us here at Outright Geekery are running down the top pick on our comic stacks for this week.


Jules: Ultimate FF #1

I’ve gotta say I’m really looking forward to see what Fikalov does with his third of the Ultimate Universe. Coming off the heels of Cataclysm, the Ultimate Universe’s Iron Man, Invisible Woman, Falcon, Machine Man? do what our 616 FF did once: and that is build a foundation for the betterment of the future. I just think its awesome, especially since their S.H.I.E.L.D. is now defunct. The cast is cool, the concept seems solid, I’m looking forward to this one.

Ultimate FF 1

• The Future Foundation is all that stands between us and COMPLETE AND UTTER DOOM.
• Sue Storm, Tony Stark, Machine Man and Sam Wilson face the ONCOMING DESTRUCTION.
• A mysterious new member will join their ranks, whether they like it or not. Hint: They will not.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99


Taylor: Thor: God of Thunder #21 Galactus punches All-Father Thor through the planet and breaks the moon. Nuff said.

Thor GoT 21

Variant Cover by Ron Garney
• ROXXON strikes back!
• Broxton, Oklahoma under siege!
• The Minotaur shakes hands with the king of the trolls!
• And in the far future, King Thor is overwhelmed by the fury of Galactus!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99


Christian: Sinestro #1

As much as I’m looking forward to Batman Eternal #2, that’s probably going to be something I could say every week, and the move DC has made to give Sinestro his own title may just turn yellow light into gold. Surely this book is spinning out of Forever Evil, but I really want to see the direction Cullen Bunn plans on taking the character, and with Dale Eaglesham an art, it’ll be good either way.

Sinestro 1

Written by CULLEN BUNN
Art and cover by DALE EAGLESHAM
1:25 Variant cover by DOUG MAHNKE
On sale APRIL 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
Thaal Sinestro has lost everything he’s ever loved: his home, his family, his only friend. But no matter how desperate he becomes, Sinestro will never be without fear…a lesson his one-time ally, one-time enemy Lyssa Drak is eager to teach him! Can he take back the despicable Yellow Lantern Corps? Or does the universe have a new destiny in mind for Sinestro?


Gaumer: Justice League #29

Yes, the Justice League is still a thing at DC Comics. Although it’s been bogged down in the creative quagmire that is Forever Evil, I’ve enjoyed the event overall, and at least some of the tie-ins, but JL has been one of the best. I’m excited to see the ball get rolling again, but I’m not sure if it’s because the event is so good or I just want it to be over already. Either way, this book is at the top of my stack this week.

Justice League 29

Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
1:25 Robot Chicken Variant cover
On sale MARCH 19 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
The Crime Syndicate couldn’t kill him, but will Grid destroy him? Cyborg heads directly for the Syndicate with the Metal Men at his side. But can Vic Stone stop his cybernetic half? And how will this battle against the most brutal and evil beings in the universe change Cyborg and the Justice League?


Those are our picks, what’s on the top of your stack this Wednesday?

Comix City Too!This post brought to you by Comix City Too! in Madison Tennessee, Outright Geekery’s local comic shop of choice. Check out everything coming out this week in stores here, and be sure to get out to your local comic shop.