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Review: Ultimate New Ultimates #4

Thor reborn, and a little nutty!

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Thor is reborn and he's looking for the blood of Loki.
 

The Good

This was one action packed issue, just like the rest of them. If you're looking for a book with numerous punches to the face, and awesome splash pages, you've come to the right place. Frank Cho's work does shine a here on the splash pages. His work is beautiful when it is enlarged and spread across two pages, which happens a few times throughout this issue. There's a few really cool reveals here that will really keep you interested and ready for the last part of this storyline. It's hard not to mention them here.
 

The Bad

Although the battles within the issue may be enjoyable, the actual story is not. I found myself uninterested with everything except the two reveals in this particular issue. In addition, other than the splash pages, Cho's work isn't as good in this issue as the others. Thor is ALWAYS grimacing. See the look he has on his face on the cover? Get ready to see it throughout a whole issue.
 

The Verdict: 3/5

It's a pretty mediocre issue, but has some good reveals in it to keep you interested. I'm hoping the conclusion picks up a bit because this started off with a bang, but for now I'd give it a mild recommendation.

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Om1kron

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Edited By Om1kron

The Redundancy is pretty redundant here.

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I was wondering why nobody I knew was interest in ultimates nowadays, now I know: Good art, but crappy storylines.

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Is the enchantress in this or is she is actually dead from previous issue? 

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You don't read any Ultimates story for the story, you read it for the art and the setpieces

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Edited By inferiorego  Staff
@greenenvy said:
" Is the enchantress in this or is she is actually dead from previous issue?  "
she's in it
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A shame. I just had my first experience with the UU in Ultimate Thor because Hickman is penning and I quite enjoyed it. So much potential, seemingly squandered.

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@Pizawle:
The Ultimate Universe is the reason I even enjoy the 616.  For a time I was strictly X-Men so I picked up Ult. Xmen from Issue #1 and just loved it.  It truly was a refreshing moderenized way ot starting from scratch.  Instead of the "I want to rule the world" villians they were terrorists.  Treated with the same fear as terrorists now.  Having Magneto send in videos like Bin Laden.  It was great.  Then.   Then the Utlimates came out and was being written by the same writer as the Ult Xmen so I picked up the first trade and was blown away.  Banner had a grudge for being whimpy, Cap was a soldier and not afraid to kill, Thor did talk all "Thee and Tho" but was a messiah.  Ive been reading since around 88 and started with Dark Knight Returns, the Killing Joke and Day of Future past so I got hooked off of good books, but right now by far Millar's run on the Ultimates is my favorite.  I even like the FF which I hated til the Ultimate Universe.  Do your self a favor and go back to the beginning and pick up trades where the Ultimate U started if you like it now.  It so damn worth. 
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This suprises me. I usually agree with your reviews. Maybe its because im a hardcore Ultimate junkie but i thought this issue was pretty good.  Not a 5 but it was good. Something about Ultimate Thor is so great. Loeb says hes trying to make a batman/joker realtionship with Thor and Loki. I think it works. And i like how the relationship with present Thor and hippie Thor was adressed. Not usually a Thor fan but im a HUGE Ultimate Thor fan.

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Jeph Loeb, for all his criticism is doing a nice job with this series.