Marvel Comics
Ultimate Power #3 of 9
By Hervé St-Louis
February 8, 2007 - 21:45

Marvel Comics
Writer(s): Brian Michael Bendis
Penciller(s): Greg Land
Inker(s): Matt Ryan

Ultimate Power #3 of 9

Readers find out why the Squadron Supreme wanted to arrest the Fantastic Four’s Reed Richard. We see the devastation that Richard’s research has wrought on the Squadron Supreme’s world and how they tried to cope with it. The rest of the issue focuses on whether or not Richard will accept to be arrested for his crimes against. But the most pressing question is not whether Richard will accept or not, but whether his entourage will?

Bendis decided to show the motivations of the Squadron Supreme in this issue instead of showing it in the first. Using this flashback technique, he adds some dynamism to the story, but it doesn’t do much. Instead it’s just another excuse to partake in yet another padding session where more exposition than necessary is used to tell a story. Although it was interesting, he did skip an important part of the story. How did the Squadron Supreme manage to land on the Fantastic Four’s Earth? I bet the fourth issue of this mini-series features Nick Fury and the Ultimates, trying to reverse engineer the dimension travels of the Squadron Supreme.

Land’s work is good although the storytelling is weak. He spends more time showing female cleavage than assembling a solid layout that propels a reader to read his story further.

Rating: 7/10

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