Oh, good grief….
Have you seen Independence Day? Or any of the millions of Body Snatchers type movies?
I know I’m reading way too much into The Ultimates, but come on… Millar’s got thirteen issues and he doesn’t do anything with this one. Seriously, I don’t think Marvel can say anything bad about Jim Shooter, because Millar’s not much different (I do absolutely love how they’re Skrulls though, which means all Bendis did was recycle Ultimates for Secret Invasion). There’s nary an honest moment to be seen in this issue.
The end, the rallying speech from Captain America, is about as well written as Bill Pullman’s Independence Day rallying speech.
I think some of my… hostility comes from Ultimates being a decent concept–at least as far as an Ultimate Universe team book goes–and Millar faking “real world” with soap opera histrionics and mean-spiritedness.
The Art of War; writer, Mark Millar; penciller, Bryan Hitch; inker, Paul Neary; colorist, Paul Mounts; letterer, Chris Eliopoulos; editors, C.B. Cebulski, Nick Lowe, MacKenzie Cadenhead and Ralph Macchio; publisher, Marvel Comics.