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Spider-Man and the Green Goblin. The X-Men and Magneto. Strange beings with incredible powers have risen up to challenge the old order, and ordinary citizens are scared witless. The government's solution: a small but lethal army known as the Ultimates, created to protect us all from the newly rising threats to mankind! Millar and Hitch's widescreen super-hero epic helped define Marvel's then-new Ultimate line pf comics. Now you can own all the action across two titanic trade paperbacks!
Collects Ultimates #1-13.
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The series that inspired quite a few of the ideas used in the Avengers, which makes sense since Joss Whedon writes the foreword in this book. The story follows billionaire drunk Tony Stark/Iron Man, young scientist Hank Pym and his soldier wife Janet, unfrozen super soldier Steve Rogers/Cap America as they form a team under the eye of Nick Fury, Betty Ross and Bruce Banner. Thor is an anti-war activist who refuses to join up and Hulk is uncontrollable. New members join while others get the boot throughout the series. Many of the enemies from the Avengers movie show up but in a much grander way. The action is off the charts and the book features some solid comedy.
In preparation for The Avengers movie (which was fantastic) I decided to get the first volume of the Ultimates Ultimate collection and it absolutely delivered on all levels!! It contains all the Avengers from the movie plus Wasp and Giant man (soon to be Ant Man) as they gather together to fight a threat that I won't spoil here. It is a bit graphic sometimes,but nothing really over the top or out of place.The dialogue is some of the best you will ever read in a comic book period,it's exciting,and is a great read before you go see the movie.This also contains one of the greatest lines in comic book history by a hero you may not expect it from which I also won't spoil.Summary:BUY THIS BOOK IF YOU ARE EVEN REMOTELY INTERESTED IN COMICS,I HAD TO GET VOLUME 2 AS WELL WHICH I JUST STARTED AND IT'S JUST AS GREAT SO FAR!! BUY THIS!! YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!!