Synopses & Reviews
Spider-Man and the Green Goblin. The X-Men and Magneto. Strange beings with incredible powers have risen up to challenge the old order, and ordinary citizens are scared witless. The government's solution: a small but lethal army known as the Ultimates, created to protect humanity from the newly rising threats to mankind!
Among those considered for membership: Iron Man, a publicity-seeking capitalist sporting a self-made personal assault suit; Giant-Man, a Prozac-popping scientist with an inferiority complex as large as his stature; the Wasp, a petite powerhouse with a sordid secret; the Hulk, a brilliant, gentle man with an inhibition-overpowering addiction that may tear apart everything, and everyone, he loves; Captain America, a star-spangled super-soldier with John Glenn's buzz-cut cool, John McCain's politics, and Mike Tyson's right cross; and Thor, a New Age guru who may either be the living son of a Norse god...or a lunatic with a big hammer!
Collecting The Ultimates #1-6, written by Mark Millar (Ultimate X-Men) and penciled by Bryan Hitch (JLA).
This fourth collection in the Ultimates line newly re-imagines incarnations of the Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, and other Marvel Comics heroes. When Nick Fury, head of an elite espionage agency, hears about several bizarre characters and misfits, he puts together a small but lethal army known as the Ultimates, created to protect mankind from rising threats. Full color.
Strange beings who've appeared overnight are here to stay and Nick Fury, head of the elite espionage agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., has a unique solution: Put some of these bizarre characters on the government's payroll.