Ultimatum #4 (Marvel – Finch / Loeb / Miki)
The story that will change the Ultimate Universe forever continues! The unlikely pairing of Spider-Man and the Hulk take on Magneto’s gathered forces as two more major heroes fall! And will Reed Richards, Doctor Doom and Zarda (Power Princess of the Squadron Supreme) manage to save the world…or just destroy what’s left of it?! Eisner Award-winning writer Jeph Loeb and superstar artist David Finch rock the planet in this surprise-packed saga featuring the Ultimate X-Men, Ultimate Fantastic Four and the Ultimates!
With what started nine years ago (can you imagine it’s been that long?) with an almost-didn’t-happen re-imagining of Peter Parker in Ultimate Spider-Man #1 is now ending with a cataclysmic almost world-shattering end and deaths of a bunch of A-listers.
What is happening here is almost a Marvel opposite. By picking up Ultimatum, I don’t have to pick up all the individual books that are happening with this event. Yes, for all the individual details you must pick up the books of your choice, but being someone who does not (did not) regularly read Ultimate Spider-man or Ultimate X-Men, this was a pleasant surprise.
After a huge battle between the UMU heroes and Dormammu and a very cool death scene, the action transfers to Magentos lair where the final showdown has been started. This has a lot of action and a fast pace, just wish the issues came out closer to one another. 🙂
issue grade: A-