Ultimates #7 – Review
Writer: Al Ewing
Cover: Kenneth Rocafort
Art: Kenneth Rocafort
Half the Ultimates are on edge, and I can see why. Secret projects, Shi’ar breathing don your necks, and possible execution never is a good thing. To make matters worse, there’s an evil Titan on the loose.
Captain Marvel is not having a good time. Station Commander M’korr of the Shi’ar is doing his best to get on Carol’s nerve and expand his reaches into Earth due to the detection of cosmic cubes. Our hotheaded Carol Danvers brushes it off (in a very aggressive manner) until she takes a look into it herself. Unfortunately, she finds them in Project P.E.G.A.S.U.S. with Adrienne Brashear as part of staff. Captain Marvel definitely “put the fear of Carol into ’em” to say the least. I’ve read enough books to know that a few words of disapproval never really stopped anyone. This might not be in the best interest of our team.
While Carol is dealing with some higher-ups, the rest of our team is dealing with Conner Sims, the Anti-Matter Man from previous issues. While Blue Marvel is all for a trial, Black Panther thinks otherwise. What does he propose? Straight up execution! Conner better behave because it would be such a shame for T’challa to get his way. Or would it? I absolutely love how Black Panther is so blunt. Guess there’s no time for beating around the bush when you’re a superhero and King. Also, T’challa and America exchange some friendly banter, and its cool. He’s not too stoic, and that’s good. Communication, however witty, is key.
Al Ewing has done a great service by bringing these heroes together. The way they handle these cosmic threats is fun to look at. However, there is a bit of lack in some of the characters. First off, we have Spectrum. I almost forgot she was part of the team. She doesn’t really do much, an it almost feels like she isn’t contributing to the team besides asking is everyone okay. I’d like to see a push in her character. America and T’challa are getting more “screen time”, but it isn’t much when compared to Blue Marvel and Captain Marvel. Because there are cosmic level threats, there’s not a lot of fighting, so not a lot of team fighting, but that may change. If you wanna know what I mean look at the cover again.
I am glad that Kenneth Rocafort is back on the book. No disrespect to the artist on the last book, but some of the art didn’t do the book justice. Rocafort is in no way flawless, in my opinion. The dark bags under the eyes still bug me. However, it isn’t enough to make me want to stop looking at it. I enjoy Rocafort’s art, and I can get past the small things. Usually. I also love Dan Brown’s colors on the outline of the panels. It kinda makes it stand out and not so boring. By the way, whoever is in charge of America’s designs are doing a great job. All in all, the book is very vibrant, but easy on the eyes.