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Jeremiah Ecks

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Subj: Re: Spidey's New Direction
Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 at 04:31:10 pm EST (Viewed 98 times)
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I agree with you on Ultimatum. I thought the idea was fine, because in Ultimate continuity Magneto was easily capable of such an act, but the execution was awful. The dialogue was chunky, the stories were full of splash pages and 'cool action sequences' at the expense of any real characterization, and they decided to shoehorn Doom into the story for no apparent reason (also, did they ever explain how he got out of the Marvel Zombie's universe after he was trapped there in Ultimate FF?). A big dissapointment, all and all. I also agree that, by far, the strongest part of the ultimate line as it exists now is Spidey. Ultimate Avengers has been decent, if nothing even remotely close to Millar's first two ultimates volumes, but the New Ultimates has been a train wreck of awfulness (I'm sensing a pattern here...cough Loeb cough), and Ultimate Thor is pretty terrible too. I have to say that, if you've enjoyed Ultimate Spidey, then you would love the Ultimate Enemy trilogy. Bendis was really born to write the Ultimate verse, and his stuff there is considerably better than is 616 stuff, in my mind.


Well, yes, you're right about post-Ultimatum but UE hasn't set my world on fire. I haven't read it, but it doesn't sound like I'd enjoy it much - and I think at this point I've got a good mind for what stuff Bendis does that I don't like. In retrospect, I don't mind some of the stuff he's done for New Avengers, except that the decompression continues to hound.

See, this is why I'm digging Slott so much - he packs a lot into one issue. It's also why I liked Spider-Girl, and it's one of the few things BND has done consistently well.

Gosh, I can't begin to explain why I hate decompression. If you feel the need to decompress the issue, how about release it in trade only, then it will read more consistently. This is why I never buy individual issues of made-4-trade stories any more. Well, I don't buy anything any more, but that's beside the point.

I finally tried to buy Big Time and my blummin comic book shop had sold out. It's an omen.

-Jeremiah Ecks,
who has to explain that the last 'new' single issue he bought was, in fact, Ultimatum #5, and strangely enjoyed it... somehow. Then Psylocke died and poisoned it.

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