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The Ultimates, Vol. 2 by Mark Millar
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Jul 08, 11

Read in June, 2011

Following the devastation wreaked by the Hulk in the first book, Bruce Banner is locked up for his irresponsibility. Nick Fury reveals a secret that could destroy Earth. And alien Nazis are running rampant! This could only be a job for - the Ultimates!

Mark Millar follows up his popular first book on the Ultimates with another strong volume. Homeland Security is in a way the ultimate distinction between good and evil - evil aliens intent on destroying Earth who are inhabiting the bodies of Nazis versus Captain America and co. The bad guys seem to have stepped out of a David Icke fantasy into the Marvel Universe.

The action is fantastic and the story good fun to read - Cap has a great line: "Surrender? Do you think this 'A' stands for France?". I'm still not sure what Jan Pym brings to the team though - Wasp? A woman who turns into a wasp? How does that possibly match Hulk, Iron Man, or Thor? Also Betty Ross' personality seems to have completely changed from the first book (which is good as she was a completely different character then). But small quibbles aside, this is great, action-packed comic book.
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