I’m not sure how he did it, but Jonathan Hickman just managed to create Ultimate Versions of the Eternals, the Celestials and Xorn, and make it a) make sense, and b) not be totally unrealistic and out of touch with the tone of the Ultimate Universe. I suppose he should be applauded for that, but I do have a problem with him setting up these big new characters and not wrapping anything up at all. I’m sure Xorn and Zorn will show up in The Ultimates, but this mini-series doesn’t really hang together very well as a story in and of itself. I did like how it showed us the full gamut of Ultimate Hawkeye’s history for the first time, and I feel Hickman has a good grasp on who Clint Barton is, but still… this mini doesn’t work for me right now. Sandoval’s art looks great though, and once this pays off in Ultimates, I’m sure it will retroactively work a little better.