Ultimate Comics Enemy #2 Review

Ultimate Comics Enemy Issue # 2 of 4

Writer Brian Michael Bendis continues the battle that was started in the first issue but he moves the overall story along  at a much slower pace.  To give you some background “Enemy” is going to be the first in a trilogy of mini- series that focus on some crazy as of yet unidentified threat or threats in Marvel’s Ultimate universe. In the first issue Nick Fury had his lunch rudely interrupted by some crazy alien looking dude and the Baxter building and a Roxxom Corporation buildings were attacked by a giant purple blob thing. This issue continues the action as Thing, Spider-Man, Spider-Woman,Nick Fury, The Human Torch and Sue tangle with the aforementioned threats. The most disturbing thing about this series so far is that  the Thing is losing “plates”. So he has this gross looking bald spot on his head. It makes me a little queasy whenever I see it. I hope they re-grow or that he decides to super glue them back on.

The art is great and the action scenes are fun and well choreographed. Nick Fury’s personal force field  adds a nice touch to the whole affair. My problem with this is that it seems like the overall story is moving along at a snail’s pace. We still don’t know much at all about what is really going on. I’m sure that in the future issues there will be a big payoff. This issue just left me feeling slightly curious but not intrigued enough to be looking forward to issue 3.   I’m sure things will pick up in the next issue. They have to right? It’s the 3rd issue in a four issue limited series so it better! Or I may not be around for the second part of the “trilogy”.

I give this a 5 out of 10.


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