Ultimate Comics Avengers #1
So is it safe to say that Mark Millar is back in form here? I'd say so. Sure we really only get 2 of our "avengers" in action as Tony does his impression of the late 80's 616 tony but it's still a blast. Fury returns home to an almost breaking 4th wall comment that really sets up the issue for me.
There was nothing here for me to hate in this issue, Loeb made me hate Ultimate Hawkeye and here comes Millar making me love the character again. Clint's a lovable dick here as he and Cap take out two armed helicopters and get a few more hints into what's happened since a certain event.
The introduction of Red Skull was a great opening mystery and sets up a lot for the over all tone of the series. Millar's scripts must read like a good michael bay movie with just how much action and exposition he manages to attach.
Oh and let me not forget one of my favorite artists I've been following since he was the co penciller on busiek's avengers Carlos Pacheco. Out of left field his art has changed so much that it's unrecognizable from his old style. It lends itself so much to the script that it's not even funny
Over all grade: Ultimate comics Avengers #1 you get an 8
Best line: "What kind of girl gets stopped by a bomb?"
Seriously, at the end of the day this was a fun comic with great writing. I'm only changing my score because it sadly wasn't perfect. But to tear it apart is rather childish.