Ultimate Comics Doom #1 Review

Posted by Spiderfan001 03 January 2011

A classic Spidey villain enters the mix!

The Story

Susan Storm confronts Reed Richards in the ruins of Project Pegasus about the attacks he was responsible for (check out Ultimate Enemy and Mystery for more info!). The confrontation quickly turns sour, and a fight breaks out in which the two former friends nearly succeed in killing each other. Nova realizes that Reed is the reason he was sent to Earth and attempts to blast him. However, Nova accidentally hits Reed's device, creating a wormhole that Reed is sucked into. Nova manages to save himself and Sue by teleporting them away.

Jessica Drew wakes up on an operating table being examined by the Roxxon brain trust. The brain trust introduces Jessica to their leader: Doctor Octopus!

At the Triskelion, Sue is brought into the emergency room, having sustained serious injury in her fight with Reed. Johnny loses it and demands that Nova take him to Project Pegasus. Nick Fury agrees, but just as the heroes are about to leave, Sue flat lines.

Thoughts

This was a solid, if frustrating issue to read. Brian Michael Bendis has set up a lot of interesting plotlines, but does not provide answers to any of them. Why is Reed doing this? What is his endgame? What's the story behind the Roxxon brain trust? There are no answers provided and as such we are left largely in the same place we were at, at the end of Ultimate Mystery #4. I have no doubt that Bendis has an epic conclusion planned for this series, but if you are a comic book fan on a tight budget this issue is not a must-buy.

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