After reading Ultimates 1, I was stunned by the story and art and did not think it can be improved in any way. I was wrong. This incredible story, though sometimes predictable, features exactly the kind of big screen edge of your seat action that made the ultimates good but this time its bigger. It also has the longest page spread in history, an incredible 8 page spread.
I bought this since it was likened to the Avengers movie. In fact, this is the closest inspiration for the Marvel movies. I really enjoyed the realistic art and new method of story telling. This delved deeper into the struggles of the Avengers, individually and collectively as well. If read after Ultimates 1, this story looks even better. I would most definitely advice reading the Ultimates in a chronological order in order to enjoy it more.
This is big, bold and brash - and also brilliant (story and artwork). This is the Avengers for grown ups. Violence, questionable relationships, action, intrigue, did I mention violence. This take on the Avengers is very real world and is basically an action movie in print. It finishes off the story very well. Advice, simply, get all 4 books that make up Ultimates 1 and 2, you won't be disappointed.
This continues the awesome Ultimates story by Mark Millar and Byan Hitch. Just as good as Ultimates 1, this is a must-buy for anyone who liked the first story. Engaging and well-written with a satisfying conclusion.
It's just a shame that this book is followed by the utterly dreadful Ultimates 3 by Jeph Loeb!