Ultimates, Volume 1: Super-Human

Ultimates, Volume 1: Super-Human

by Mark Millar, Bryan Hitch

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Overview

When Nick Fury, head of an elite espionage agency, hears about several bizarre characters and misfits, he puts together a small but lethal army known as the Ultimates, created to protect mankind from rising threats. Collects Ultimates (2002) #1-6.

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ISBN-13: 9780785171294
Publisher: Marvel Enterprises, Inc.
Publication date: 10/25/2011
Series: Ultimates Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 692,859
File size: 72 MB
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Ultimates - Volume 1: Super-Human 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The biggest thing for the ulitmates is the emotional states of the characters. You really see the mental side of the characters and they all have their own demons to deal with. Captain America's demon is he's in a world that's pass him by, Doctor Banner's true demon is not loving himself to the point he feels he has no choice but to become the Hulk to solve his problems, The Pyms abusive marriage, and Tony Stark having a huge issue with achochol this series has a lot of backbone to it that I hope that other graphic novels follow in the future.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This graphic novel includes intelligence, humor, and even has a bit of politics to give it that more real world feel to it. Reading this can be compared to watching a movie because of how it was organized. The characters that make up this creative team are familiar but have a little twist in how they are. The original characters are more comic book heroes than these. The one's here are more real world and human than the older characters. I liked the flashback in the beginning to WWII with Captain America and explains how he was frozen in ice for awhile. I also liked how it showed that the team really comes together to save the world against the Hulk. The one thing I didn't like was how boring some of the slower parts were. But overall I really enjoyed reading this graphic novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this comic! I recomend this to everyone!
schatzi on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When I'd first read this trade, I'd known practically nothing about the 616verse Avengers or their formation. I still loved these comics, but now that I've read the first several issues of the Avengers title, I love the book even more.Mark Millar takes the Avengers team and updates them for a more modern time. Captain America is still frozen in a block of ice, Iron Man is still dealing with a health problem that threatens to end his life prematurely (although it's not his heart this time), and the Hulk is still a founding member of the team before the Avengers have to unite against him. So old-time fans of the Avengers will probably enjoy all of the little nuggets of history that have been fashioned to fit into the Ultimate Universe. And for those who are new to comics, it's a great jumping-on point for them. I think that Millar does a great job of fleshing out the team members, especially Captain America.And there is, of course, Bryan Hitch's awesome artwork to accompany the story. Artwork can make or break a good plot, and Hitch's art makes this "good story" a great one. His faces are especially great - expressive, realistic, and distinctive. He captures the characters wonderfully.
ragwaine on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I read this so fast I didn't get a chance to post it in my currently reading list. I liked it but I also just saw the Avengers animated movie a couple months ago so there was some extreme deja vu. This is a new, origins of the Avengers so not a lot happens other than the group forming. But there are some real cool things in it. First off this was written around 2002 and Nick Fury is black and looks a lot like Samuel Jackson. Then he says, "when they make the movie the only person that could play me is Samuel Jackson." Which, if you watched all the credits in the Iron Man movie, turns out to be a prophesy fulfilled. Also Thor turns out to be a total anti-corporate activist hippy instead of the haughty, holier than thou hero we're used to. The Avengers was always one of my favorite comics growing up so I may end up reading more of these if I can get them. I'm hoping to see Hawkeye (he is mentioned) show up and I'd like to see what they do with the Wonder Man story line that I only slightly remember from way back when.
Tsyroc1 More than 1 year ago
This is the first and best collection reworking the Avengers for Marvel's Ultimate line as "The Ultimates". It's an excellent updating and retake of the original Avengers. A bit of this book certainly influenced how The Avengers movie was done, and definitely had hand in getting Samuel L. Jackson to be Nick Fury. Fury picked him himself in this book. Is Captain America really Captain America. Is Thor really a god or just a crazy man with a very hight tech hammer. Who is going to crack the Super Soldier serum first, Hank Pym or Bruce Banner. Throw in the Ultimate versions of the Wasp, Hawkeye and the Black Widow and you've really got something. Plus, it turns out Cap wasn't just fighting Nazis during WWII. Anyway, this is the best volume of the Ultimates. Volume 2 is nearly as good but not quite. After that just forget it.
Hurd More than 1 year ago
Just a good story of a team developing to be a unit within their own personal hiccups. If you love the Avengers, the Ultimate world, or just good story telling, this book is highly recommended.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
As you might have read from the other reviews here, this book is a great view of the Marvel universe from a creative, more realistic perspective. The characters are flawed and three dimensional. There's not much fighting in this book, but you're in for some great action in Volume 2 and Ultimates 2 (the next season).
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Hulk is the best thing about this book, going from a 98 pound weakling, made to feel inadequate by his girlfriend and the loathsome Freddie Prinze Jr., to the strongest one there is!!! Hulk Smash! Just flat out funny stuff in the midst of a 'serious' comic adventure.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the latest ultimizing of the Marvel universe and it is the best yet. The first issue is a WWll story that ends in Cap riding a German atomic bomb into the ocean and freezing. The next couple issues are origin stories and setup for the Incredible hulk battle it is one of the best superbattles ever. Giant-man get knocked down in one charge. Iron-man gets shelled of his suit. Wasp shows a new side of herself and Captain America drops in a tank from a plan and takes on the Hulk and fairs well. A eco-friend Thor gets in some hits with minoljir before getting slapped down. The maddness only stops when wasp delivers a sting from inside banners cortex.The fun doesnt end there the bout of super-domestic violence between Giant-man and wasp will leave you stunned.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is like one of the best comics I have read. Its cool, creative, the artwork is pretty darn good and it has a cool story line! I really recommend this cause it will change your life.. find out from theses people! Bob: I really enjoy the Ultimates they make my life better Sally: I can't believe I never read these before my life is a sham..Until Now there ya have it,,.... ya, I know im insane.. but you should read it
Guest More than 1 year ago
This great amazing the only thing is the series ended .This book isn't fighting that much. I mean it takes a while to make a giant organization though this isn't for everyone little kids should not read this book because the Hulk is a potty mouth which cracks older readers like me up so it's excellent5 baby! now excuse while I read volume two