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COMIC BOOK REVIEW - The Ultimates: Civil War II
By The Masked Medic
These days it seems that comic book news is few and far between, especially with events like Comic-Con, not drawing in their usual crowds or their usual panels either. However, there are whisperings that Marvel plans on introducing the Illuminati to the MCU, which I can only imagine will be a team like this.
‘Civil War II’ continues the story from ‘Start with the Impossible’ with the Ultimates now attempting to stop reality-ending threats before they strike. When an Inhuman named Ulysses begins to see visions of the future, it’s hoped that the Ultimates would be able to stop these visions from coming true. But the team begin to see things in different lights and suddenly they’re not the well-oiled machine they used to be. Add to this mix one of the greatest threats Earth has ever faced; Thanos, and you have yourself one firecracker of a fight!
I remember that the first novel in this series had me thoroughly confused with some of its concepts. ‘Civil War II’ in that respect was much better. I also felt that in terms of character development, we ended up seeing a lot more of Black Panther and Blue Marvel and how their perspective on certain situations moulded them into the characters they are.
The artwork was once again done by Kenneth Rocafort who I am a big fan of. The panels and the covers were exquisite and overall this wasn’t a bad ending to the series.
I mean, you have to be some level of mad or madly confident to whack Captain Marvel in the face like that!
In this novel, it has to be Blue Marvel. I just liked who he was and what he stood for!
Story Arc: ★★★
Character Development: ★★★½