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Ultimates 3: Who Killed The Scarlet Witch? TPB: Sex, Lies and DVD v. 1 (Graphic Novel Pb) [Paperback]

Joe Madureira , Christian Lichtner , Jeph Loeb
1.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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20 May 2009 Graphic Novel Pb (Book 3)
A year later, who are the Ultimates? After going through the tumultuous events of the past two volumes, the Ultimates find themselves operating out of Tony Stark's mansion in New York where, no longer working for S.H.I.E.L.D., they have to make it on their own. But a terrible secret is about to tear them apart and bring about a murder at the mansion! One of Earth's greatest heroes will die, and there'll be plenty of suspects! New Members! New Adventures! And New Secrets! All this, and Ultimate Venom, too! Join Eisner winner and Emmy-nominated writer Jeph Loeb (TV's Heroes, Fallen Son) and the superstar team of Joe Madureira and Christian Lichtner (Uncanny X-Men, Battle Chasers) as they take the Ultimates on their wildest ride yet! Collects Ultimates 3 #1-5.

Product details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Marvel Comics (20 May 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785122699
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785122692
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 16.6 x 25.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 1.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 434,615 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
Do not waste your time and do not waste your money on this poor excuse for entertainment. It doesn't even come close to the first two volumes of The Ultimate's by Mark Millar and Brian Hitch in terms of quality or even quantity with this with this worthless 5 issue piece of bad story telling. A true dissapointment in every way.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars disappointing 14 May 2009
After the fantastic work done by Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch i was expecting great things. This book by "award winning Jeph Loeb" instead is a great big disappointment. Gone is the realism of both the story writing and the art of the first 2 series, and in is a story that a 3yr could write and a manga boys wet dream for the art. Basically if you liked Ultimates and Ultimates 2 leave well alone. All this does is make me wish i could get my time and money back
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars AVOID AVOID AVOID!!! 6 Jun 2009
One of the worst comics I have ever read in my 35 years of reading comics, Jeph Loeb has taken the supreme genius of The Ultimates and reduced it to a puerile, mish mash of super cliche after super cliche- this guy not only 'killed the Scarlet Witch', he's killed the entire franchise stone dead!!

Shame on this idiot!!! Awful beyond words!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What were Marvel thinking? 23 Jun 2009
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If I ask for apples in a shop, I don't expect oranges; if I buy 'The Ultimates 3' I expect a mature and high quality comic book continuing in the same vein as its predecessors - not this bilge. I've not been reading comic books long, but this is by far the worst I've ever read and frankly heads should be rolling for allowing Jeph Loeb to destroy this once respectible brand name. Aside from the art - absolute garbage! I will avoid Loeb's work like the plague from now on.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Loeb let down 7 Aug 2009
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Well...I tried this against my better judgement and was truly let down. Quite what has happened to the Jeph Loeb of Batman's Long Hallowe'en etc I really don't know, but this is puerile stuff. Let's face it, as evidenced with Ultimates and Authority,once a genius such as Millar has made his imprint on a franchise there are few who can follow with any likelihood that the result will be different but similarly challenging. Well, this is certainly different! Different but dire! The artwork is overcrowded and poorly executed. All in all, this is one for the bargain bins!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Utterly Brainless 16 Aug 2011
By J Witts
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I knew what I was getting into when I bought this title. I had read the various reviews and knew that this book is pretty universally disliked.

I am a huge fan of Mark Millar's excellent Ultimates 1 and 2, and so had avoided this due to its awful reviews. However now that Millar has returned to write Ultimate Comics: Avengers, I felt that I should get this book to fill me in on what has happened in the Ultimates universe before I got the new Ultimate stuff by Millar as I wouldn't know whats going on otherwise.

I have to say that even though I was prepared for this book to be bad it was much, much worse than I thought possible.

All the awesome groundwork done by volumes 1 and 2 is pretty much thrown out of the window. This is utterly brainless stuff with the plot revolving around people punching each other. It reads like a collection of posters which someone has tried to write a story over the top of, with each chapter ending with a group shot of overly muscly heroes posing together for the 'camera'.

What's more this doesn't even follow on from the end of Ultimates 2. Plenty must have happened in the various other Ultimate titles between Ultimates 2 and this book, so this begins with the team completely changed from the previous book. Characters have changed their costumes. Ultimates members have left the group and new ones have joined. None of this is explained so it really feels like you have missed something.

One of the most annoying things to me was that Thor in this book speaks as he does in the regular universe (thee, thou, verily etc). I really can't stand that and was so glad they didn't do that with Ultimate Thor. Also he seems to have aged 20 years and gained 500 pounds of muscle.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
First of all you have to give it to the artwork of Joe Madureira in this book . The art is to put it simply the best in my opinion , I have seen in any Marvel comic over the last decade.
I , personally do not see the uproar of some of the Marvel fans regarding Loebs work. You have to keep in mind that Loeb had to put the whole third chapter of the Ultimates into five issues and thus , to compare it to Millars work, who had twenty six isuues to spread the the first two chapters of the Ultimates over is irrelevant and also had to keep the title which has reached its success and has been acclaimed for its originality from going stale. My only complaint is of the scribe spending more time writing the often grotesk fight scenes with randomly chosen fan favourite villains (which were only supported for being there by some mad scheme of Doctor Doom who was bound to show his face in the penultimate chapter of the Ultimate Marvel Universe at some point) than he did trying to deepen the plotline to the levels his predecessor reached.
Overall I have given the book three stars due to both the incredible artwork and the failing storyline which unfortunately did not have the time it needed to reach its fullest potential.
I would advise any steadfast readers of the Ultimate Marvel U to purchase this book despite the poor reviews as this is a complete neccessity as a tie in to the 'Ultimatum' saga.
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2.0 out of 5 stars The Blackpool Pier caricature of Ultimates books.
Imagine taking The Ultimates and then, by some strange alchemical process, removing everything that was clever, interesting, and even remotely subversive from it... Read more
Published 27 days ago by The Great and Terrible Oz
1.0 out of 5 stars what just happened?
Not a lot to say about this one.

Ultimates pulled me back to the comic world after 15 years. Read more
Published 14 months ago by John
2.0 out of 5 stars If Miller & Hitch brought you here, look elsewhere.
For my money, the Mark Millar / Bryan Hitch Ultimates arc is a high point in comic books. Those two two-part volumes are intelligent and funny, but by no means light on... Read more
Published on 20 Mar 2012 by mikey
2.0 out of 5 stars The art is the only thing worth seeing
when I first read ultimate's 1 i was so enthraled the up to date look on the avengers was really cool and this was carried very well by mark miller into ultimate's 2 but... Read more
Published on 25 Oct 2011 by William MccAndless
3.0 out of 5 stars Better than its given credit for
Ultimates 3 gets a hard time I feel, because its not as good as Ultimates 1 and 2, and because it leads into the generally disliked Ultimatum. Read more
Published on 31 July 2011 by Joe
1.0 out of 5 stars As the others...massively disappointing
Sorry to echo the previous comments but blimey, just felt I had to add my thoughts. Just read it after thoroughly enjoying volumes one and two. Read more
Published on 30 Mar 2011 by B. Hurst
5.0 out of 5 stars Who cares for the story, its eye candy baby!
As many ppl seem to dislike the storytelling in this book I won't rate it for that, because its not why i bought it. Read more
Published on 23 Jan 2010 by Seco
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
After the wonderful characterisation and story building in the first two Ultimates stories I was looking forward to reading this title. Read more
Published on 24 Dec 2009 by Valac
1.0 out of 5 stars A massive step backwards
Both the artwork and writing in Ultimates 3 are an utter let down. Whoever took over the mantle of Millar and Hitch was going to struggle to make their mark, but to go from epic... Read more
Published on 6 Dec 2009 by C. Morrison
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful - just awful.
I've never written a negative review on amazon before but people need to be warned off this comic. If you liked the Ultimates 1 & 2 - do not buy this! Read more
Published on 1 Oct 2009 by Marcel Bear
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