Hickman does one thing in his work that no other writer of late has been able to do for me. He makes me appreciate Bendis and Morrison. This book was SO not worth the money it's not funny. There really is nothing here worth reading at all. As usual with Hickman there is setup, setup, and then there is some setup.
It's a first issue, I know, so that is to be expected, unfortunatly he is so dull in his dialogue that I became uninterested in about three pages. I think he's so focused on creating this ultra amazing story with two hundred threads that he loses perception on the characters he's writing about.
Now if you are a fan of Hickman's writing, then go for it. This is probably right up your ally. Personally I don't get it, but then I've never really understood the Ultimate Universe other than another playground where this time writers can kill off whoever they want much easier. For me this was probably the worst comic I've read in several months. Even the art did nothing for me, though it wasn't horrible, but it was bland. The whole book was bland.
My Score: 1
"I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.
I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger.
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
I wish enough "Hello's" to get you through the final "Good-bye.."