Ultimates 3 #3 (Marvel – Loeb / Madureira / Lichtner)
“Sex, Lies, and DVD” continues with “SIBLINGS” — the true(?) origin of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch! What horrible secret have these two shared and how is it now exposed? Does it hold a clue to solving the murder at the Ultimates’ mansion? This issue guest stars Wolverine and uncovers the past…marching us closer to ULTIMATUM! The all-new epic saga of the Ultimates continues with superstars Jeph Loeb, Joe Madureira, and Chris Lichtner leading the way!
So far, this has been the best of the third volume. Bouncing the series back from a less-than-spectacular second issue. Who knows if Ultimate Logan can be trusted as a story-teller, but he lays out the tale of his background with Magneto, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. Doubtful if any of this was imagined back in the day (remember Ultimate War?) but the re-imagining is still enjoyable to take in. The issue still seems short, even with the two cliff-hangers at the end of the issue. I guess I don’t know if Ultimate Ka-Zar or Iron-Man rogue mechs count as cliff-hangers, but I suppose we can spot Jeph Loeb that :).
Issue Grade: B-
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