The Ultimates 4 (June 2002)

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It’s the outfit. Hitch can’t draw the Captain America outfit. All his detail goes out the window and it looks like something off a TV shirt or an action figure package. Some of it could be Currie’s inking, but I doubt it.

This issue, again, is strong. It’s like Millar can’t do strong issues twice in a row. The Ultimates is like the even numbered Star Trek movies, stronger than the odd numbered ones… This one has the first appearance from Thor, which is awesome–Ultimate Thor is probably my favorite Ultimate character because Millar gets how to make him work “real world.”

There’s also the Bruce Banner Hulk out sequence, which is all right. What’s strange about Ultimate Hulk is how he’s completely lame. Banner’s not even an interesting character, he’s like a low grade villain. I think Millar thinks he’s doing something special with him, but he’s not.

CREDITS

Thunder; writer, Mark Millar; penciller, Bryan Hitch; inker, Andrew Currie; colorist, Paul Mounts; letterer, Chris Eliopoulos; editors, Brian Smith, C.B. Cebulski and Ralph Macchio; publisher, Marvel Comics.

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