Ultimates 3 #5 Review: A Finale, Finally

Ultimates 3 #5 cover

Ultimates 3 #5
Writer: Jeph Loeb
Artist: Joe Madureira

At long last, the finale to Ultimates 3 arrives and we take another step towards Ultimatum.

And while this issue does wrap up most of the loose ends and provides answers to most of the outstanding questions in the series, Jeph Loeb continues to provide an unending dose of flippancy and dreadful dialogue that threatens to overwhelm the book.

Our favorite mutant gets some of the worst dialogue in the book — after Captain America decapitates his robot clone, Wolverine adds, “Way to dot the ‘i’, Cap.” And when Juggernaut proclaims that nothing can stop him, Wolverine resorts to a grade school response, “Last time I heard that one, I fell off my dinosaur.”

Ugh.

That said, the last page is a doozy.

From Marvel: “This is it, the ending you’ve been breathlessly waiting for! Who killed the Scarlet Witch — and why? The answers will rock you as the Ultimate Universe is about to explode! Betrayals, secrets, and even another murder are all laid bare as superstars Jeph Loeb, Joe Madureira and Christian Lichtner conclude Volume 3! But the next big Ultimates story is just beginning, as right around the corner is…Ultimatum!” On sale September 30, 2008.

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