All-New Ultimates #2
Writer: Michel Fiffe
Artist: Amilar Pinna
The All-New and very young Ultimates face their first major test as a team going up against the Skull Serpent Gang. Things seem to be not be going well as the police show up to assist our young heroes in their squabble with the Skull Serpent Gang. Bombshell struggles to find her footing superheroing with the rest of the team who have a little more experience with taking out the bad guys. Things escalate further as a toxin the serpents use on the team starts to take a hold of our Young Ultimates. Question on everyone’s mind will Kitty Pryde ever join this team or will her celebrity continue to plague her?!
With Fiffe being a new writer to the Ultimate Universe its was hard too say at first where he was gonna take this new fresh spin on the Ultimates, but I can say for sure now its exactly what more teams in the industry need. A brand new roster with youth, let those who have been there a while move on to new things, I mean its not like everyone stays at their first job their entire lives. I really enjoy the fact that Jessica Drew let the Spider-Woman mantle go and took the Black Widow title for herself. Having always always liked the 616 Cloak and Dagger and wished they could be used more, I’m happy to settle with the Ultimate Counterparts on their version of the Avengers. Pinna’s art has really grown on me, looking back at the first issue and reading this one I really grew to enjoy it. Its not the most spectacular art I’ve seen in a comic but it seems to fit the mood of the comic pretty well.
This title has really jumped into the thick of it, and if you had not read any of Bendis’ recent Ultimate Comics: Ultimate Spider-Man where most of these characters were first introduced then you have no idea on what their backstory really is. Which for new readers to the title can be really frustrating. I’m also gonna say it, I’m over Bombshell. Can we get another X-Man or something, their has to be plenty of them to use. Rick Jones Maybe?
This issue was for all my complaining a much better start to the title than the last issue as Fiffe and Pinna really get some footing going in this issue. The action is everything you hope it to be on the street level, reminiscent of the early crime fighting days of comic books. The kind of thing you need to find in the industry every now and then to remind you where you started with this. I’m gonna continue to give this Ultimate Teen Brigade a chance. The end of the issue had me enticed as the Skull Serpent Gang was given more depth, and the team seemed to really fall apart.
The Story 3 out of 5
The Art 3 out of 5
Overall 3 out of 5