The Ultimates #5 Review
The Ultimates #5
Writer: Al Ewing
Cover: Kenneth Rocafort, Yasmine Putri (variant)
Artist: Kenneth Rocafort
“Who chained the Cosmos?” That is a good question for this book. The Ultimates run deep, eve seeing a glimpse of space-time itself. Our non-cosmic heroes aren’t afraid to reach past the stars, but it may come at a cost.
Blue Marvel, Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Spectrum, and Ms. America are breaking through dimensions again. Unfortunately, it pushes America too far and she passes out. I can’t help but wonder how far can they push this girl until she’s actually out. The bleeding doesn’t help either. All this traveling is doing a number on the ship, and it finally explodes. If not for our reformed friend Galactus, our heroes would be lost. We get an another in-depth look into the Ultimates’s problems and it sounds like something from a sci-fi fantasy. It may be confusing to some, but it is interesting.
The Ultimates always seem in way over their heads, but they’ve managed to completely alter the Devourer of Worlds, so how can you not have faith in them? I’d like to appreciate all these characters individually.
First of all, America Chavez is a trooper. We get a flashback of her and new girlfriend Lisa. Its time that America faces how vulnerable she can be. Her fashion sense is great too.
Black Panther is obviously a born leader. He is quick to the point and knows what’s what.
Blue Marvel has pain, and that can sometimes get in the way. Without his help, however, the Ultimates could fall a bit short.
Spectrum is such a dear. I can see that she cares so much for her team. Even if she revived America so that the team would be okay, I sense a bond coming on.
Last but not least, the glorious Captain Marvel. I don’t know what to say about Carol other than she is a badass. She straight up told Galactus that he was out of line. Hilarious and awesome.
Kenneth Rocafort’s art is always good. So stylistic. Along with Dan Brown’s colors, it really shines. This book is so colorful Not your average comic book colorful, but full and bright colors. Brown’s palette is so bright and complimentary. I will say that some of the panel borders seem a bit much. His transitions flow very well.
Al Ewing is great for bringing these heroes together. They just work. Ewing’s writing is pretty smooth, too. It’s like watching a movie or a big budget TV show. Now can you imagine an Ultimates how or movie? I can. The way Ewing keeps going, its gonna be an uphill battle for the Ultimates.