Ultimate Comics: Avengers 2 #1
By Zak Edwards
May 5, 2010 - 15:19
Writer(s): Mark Millar
Penciller(s): Leinel Francis Yu
Inker(s): Gerry Alanguilan
Colourist(s): Laura Martin
Letterer(s): Cory Petit
Cover Artist(s): Yu & Martin
Well, just when I was getting hope that Millar’s next run on his Ultimates would be as good as the last, this issue comes and makes me worried. The new season of Millar’s UC Avengers, coming only after a week after the last one, feels like it was written in about ten minutes and takes about a minute to read. All action and no substance would be a fairly good assessment which, disappointingly, makes the book no better than anything else on the shelves.
The change in art is a welcome one as well, with Leinil Francis Yu’s rougher style fitting the tone of the book much better than the crisp and clean style of the last artist. The book does look amazing, a bonus considering the lack of content. Yu’s characters are expressive and cool looking, certainly the Punisher’s new costume looks very cool. With all the fighting, art has to be stellar and, while it didn’t fully distract, Yu’s art is just that. His actions sequences are fun to look at, and Captain America’s angry and brutal fighting style looks awesome in Yu’s hands, as does the Punisher’s multiple murders.
6/10 Hopefully things get better. If they don’t, they’ll look good doing it!
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