Saturday, January 12, 2008
"The Most Reviled Comic of The Year!"
According to Diamond's latest shipping information, this Wednesday will bring the release of a second printing of Ultimates 3 #1, which apparently sold out of its first printing because Marvel underestimated the demand for the book (necessitating the second printing).
I wonder if it will have a blurb on the new cover or not? Let's see what Marvel has to work with, in terms of what the critics are saying, for future blurbing purposes...
"I can't imagine—do not want to imagine—the hypothetical audience who would actually want to read this."
—Tim O’Neill, The Hurting
"This is the ugliest comic I've read in some time.”
—Dick Hyacinth, Dick Hates Your Blog
“Weird and desperate even by Jeph Loeb's current storytelling standards…True CRAP, and an embarrassment to everyone involved.”
—Jeff Lester, The Savage Critics
"It’s terrible stuff, so bad that it makes Mark Millar’s first 24 issues seem like the second coming of Christ the Comics Writer. The art is just as hideous as possible, and in some cases, Madureira even stretches the boundary of that description."
—Tucker Stone, "Comics of the Weak" at The Factual Opinion
"It’s like a worst of the ‘90s tour."
—Troy Brownfield, "Best Shots" at Newsarama.com
“Ultimates Volume 3. Let’s all pretend it doesn’t exist. Maybe we can wish it out of existence.”
—Richard Bruton, Propaganda at Forbidden Planet International
"Ultimates 3 is bad, very bad. I'd go so far as to say it's shockingly incompetent...I read this thing, and then I sat there in silent disbelief. "
—Paul O'Brien, The X-Axis
—Hannibal Tatu, “The Buy Pile” at Comicbookresources.com
—Zak Edwards, The Comic Book Bin
—Don MacPherson, Eye on Comics