Writer: Joshua Hale Fialkov
Artist: Leonard Kirk
Colorist: Jesus Aburtov
Letterer: Cory Petit
Cover Artist: Adi Granov
Review by Tom Barnett
Hunger. Big purple guy, named Galactus. I wasn’t sure what to expect of this book, but it pleasantly surprised me. I’m not real well acquainted with Marvel’s Ultimate universe, but that doesn’t really matter. This book opens with Rick Jones from the Ultimate universe trying to get a burger from Burger Shack. Wait we’re talking about burgers in a book about Galactus, I guess it actually makes perfect sense. Rick Jones, the devourer of burgers. The Ultimate Watcher abruptly yanks him out of Burger Shack, because the universe needs him elsewhere. That’s when events start getting ugly.
I found myself engaged by Fialkov’s writing from the first page. He brought a lighthearted tone to what could have been a very dark book right from the start. Nice pacing and introductions to a universe that not all readers are familiar with.
Leonard Kirk, whom I’ve not remembered seeing any of his work in the past, does a nice job bringing to life the environments of Burger Shack and then into the far reaches of space. He puts in a couple of really great splash pages including the final page of Galactus. His work is nicely complemented by colorist Jesus Aburtov, who keeps the colors bright and not too overly done. They team up to deliver a very solid looking comic book.
This book really surprised me and I found myself enjoying this aftermath of Age of Ultron, more than Age of Ultron. This is definitely in the buy pile.
Tom is a contributing writer for Drunk On Comics. You can follow Tom on Twitter at @tphoto10