ULTIMATE FF #3
Writer: Joshua Hale Fialkov
Aritst: Mario Guevara
The Ultimate FF are stuck in a pocket dimension with an exiled Namor. While trying to rescue rich people who had been sealed up in a panic room in the Underwater resort. Things begin to go awry as the FF get separated and are faced up against the warriors of Atlantis. Invisible Woman finds herself at the mercy of Namor’s Ex-Wife who’s hunt for Namor has now impeded the rescue mission. Doom certainly begins to complicate everything with his lack of compassion. While Coulson and Machine Man’s many duplicates try to figure out just what the heck are the FF doing at the bottom of the sea.
I really dug where this issue took us. I like the struggle with the direction the team is forced in due to Doom being on the team. I was also really intrigued by the whole idea this wasn’t even the actual Ultimate Namor and that they had popped down into an alternate Atlantis. The amount of Hi-fi thrown in here was awesome. Honestly Fialkov put this title way ahead of the Ultimate Universe right now. This story is unlike anything that’s hit the Ultimate U in a long time and it was a very nice breath of air.
The fact that the day this dropped they announced the title’s cancellation. My heart has dropped, as a big Ultimate Marvel fan I’m bummed. This to me was the strongest title of the Ultimate Three right now. I don’t know what they’re gonna replace it with but I can say this is a harsh blow to my pullbox.
I look forward to the remaining issues of this title. I hope Fialkov gets another title at Marvel! I can say if you haven’t given The Bunker a chance yet its been an awesome title coming out of Oni Press! This was a solid issue with very grey area sort of feel to it. And I feel the title’s cancellation is just premature. This title felt exactly what the Ultimate U had been missing for a long time now, and for three more issues it will fill the gap. I just don’t know whats gonna happen when its gone.
Story 4 out of 5 Art 3 out of 5 Overall 4.5 out of 5