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Ultimate Comics Ultimates Volume 37 #1
So I've actually kept up with the Ultimate Universe through trades over the past couple of years. Haven't read DoSM or Fallout yet, but no bigs.
There's no question that this is a Jonathan Hickman funny book, there's some setup, there's some intrigue, there's some cankles, but mostly there's setup. Love him or hate him, Hickman's established his own style at Marvel and there's no question it's his work when you pick up one of his comics. Even though I'm 100% anti-Hicklash, this was a bit of a bore. I love the style, but sometimes I wish Hickman would just get on with it. I get that this was targeted at new readers and bringing back readers that bailed for Loeb, but I needed more payoff for all the setup. Reading primarily in trades has just spoiled me for most single issues, I guess.
The art was okay. I'm not a big fan of Ribic as a painter, but as an interior artist he's better. Speaking of painters, the cover for this is way ugly.