The Ultimates #1

The Ultimates #1

Illustrated by: Juan Frigeri

Cover Art by: Dike Ruan

Written by: Deniz Camp

Release date: June 5th, 2024

Marvel Comics

*Minor Spoilers Ahead

THE ULTIMATES RETURN TO GREATNESS! Spinning out of Jonathan Hickman and Stefano Caselli’s ULTIMATE UNIVERSE #1, rising stars Deniz Camp (CHILDREN OF THE VAULT, 20TH CENTURY MEN) and Juan Frigeri (INVINCIBLE IRON MAN) assemble an all-new team of ULTIMATES in a series that kicks off the next chapter of the new Ultimate line. Six months ago, Tony Stark sent Peter Parker a radioactive spider to set him back on the course to become Spider-Man. Since then, Iron Lad (Stark), Captain America, Doom, Thor and Sif have begun to do the same for other lost heroes, building a network of super-powered heroes hungry for change… Now they must band together to destroy the Maker’s Council and restore freedom and free will to a world ruled from the shadows!

Marvel Comics’ “The Ultimates #1” marks a triumphant return for the beloved team, and it’s an absolute delight for fans and newcomers alike. The creative synergy between Deniz Camp’s narrative genius and Juan Frigeri’s dynamic illustrations propels this comic into a league of its own. The narrative picks up with a thrilling premise: Tony Stark, in a bid to rekindle the hero within Peter Parker, sends him a radioactive spider. This act sets off a chain reaction, with Stark (as Iron Lad), Captain America, Doom, Thor, and Sif reaching out to other heroes who have lost their way.

The mission is clear and compelling: to dismantle the Maker’s Council and reclaim the freedom that has been usurped by shadowy forces. The stakes are high, and the urgency is perceivable as these heroes band together to fight for a cause greater than themselves. The narrative is a masterful blend of action, intrigue, and character development, ensuring that readers are hooked from the first panel to the last.

Juan Frigeri’s artwork is pretty far-out as he brings each character to life with a vibrancy that leaps off the page. The attention to detail in the suit designs adds a layer of depth to the storytelling, making the world of “The Ultimates” feel rich and immersive. Dike Ruan’s cover art is the cherry on top, capturing the essence of the series with striking visuals that beckon readers to dive in.

Deniz Camp’s writing is poised to redefine the superhero genre, infusing it with fresh ideas and a bold direction that honors the past while forging a new path forward. The anticipation surrounding this title is well-deserved, and it delivers on every front. It’s a narrative that promises and delivers a journey of rediscovery and revolution, with heroes old and new finding their place in a rapidly changing world.

“The Ultimates #1” is a comic that resonates with the times, a narrative that reflects the hunger for change and the power of unity. It’s a story that celebrates the hero in all of us, waiting to be awakened. With such a strong start, the series is set to explore uncharted territories of storytelling, and it’s an adventure that should not be missed. Whether you’re a lifelong fan or just stepping into the world of comics, “The Ultimates #1” is a compelling read that will leave you eager for more.

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A New Dawn of Heroes

Colors - 9.6
Design - 9.7
Illustration - 9.8
Narrative - 9.7
Subplot - 9.8


"The Ultimates #1" marks a thrilling return of Marvel's mighty heroes, crafted by the talented Deniz Camp and Juan Frigeri. In this new chapter, iconic figures like Iron Lad, Captain America, and Thor rally to revive lost heroes and dismantle the oppressive Maker's Council.

Genre: Superhero
Series: The Ultimates | Illustrated by Dike Ruan, Juan Frigeri
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