Ultimate Origins #1
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Butch Guice
As much of a curmudgeon as I’ve been about the Ultimate Universe (and many reviews lately), I must admit this is a pretty good issue.
We find James Howlett and Nick Fury (with Wilson Fisk) in cahoots during the Allied invasion of Sicily in August, 1943 and later subjects of secret and illegal super-soldier testing.
I guess it all really is connected.
Good start to an intriguing series. I only wish Secret Invasion were as compelling.
From Marvel (preview): “This is it! The story that finally reveals the conspiracies behind the entire Ultimate Universe! When they first met, Bruce Banner mysteriously warned Spider-Man that ‘Everything is connected.’ Now it’s time to discover the jaw-dropping secrets that men have fought and died to protect. From the dark days of World War II to the frightening present, journey through history to learn what’s really behind the Super Soldier and Weapon X programs–and how heroes such as Captain America, Nick Fury and Wolverine have more in common than codenames and costumes.” On sale June 4, 2008.