Ultimate Power #8 (Marvel – Loeb / Land / Leisten / Ponsor) – Here’s the quick cheat sheet… The Squadron Supreme (Marvel Max) kidnaps Ultimate Reed Richards, because they blame him for a viral attack upon their earth. Turns out he was framed… and the Ultimates and various other Ultimate heroes go to save him… Scarlet Witch goes to help but her mystic hex powers go haywire and she summons the old school Squadron Supreme. This issue boils down to two sets of two words… big battle and splash pages. Now understand, battle dialogue by Jeph Loeb and art by Greg Land… it probably doesn’t get better than this. But, somewhat like most of the Ultimate books… this is a nine part series that should have been five at the most. This book has the “March On Ultimatum” brand… with Loeb also working on Ultimates 3… could mean a turn around year for the Ultimates titles, unfortunately not yet though. Look for the big wrap-up next month in issue #9 as everyone takes on the Hulk (nope, not kidding)
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