Descripton: In the fourteen-issue Ultimate Marvel series, a large set of interweaving stories including Magneto, the Sinister Six, the Chitauri, Doctor Doom, and Thanos at the center of the mayhem that called upon the best Marvel has to offer. Some issues from the series were dedicated to Thor - his origins, his initial rejection to help the Ultimates and then inevitably join forces with them. His reluctance to join is lead by his apprehension to help the US government on the premise that they will destroy the world at the cost of spreading Western values. The comic book as a complete work, autographed by writer Jonathan Hicks, is a feat to behold. Quite a lot of forethought and a lot more tedious art have been produced by co-creator and artist Bryan Hitch, whose main challenge of meeting deadlines were redeemed with his acclaimed cinematic compositions across the pages and spreads in this comic book. This issue contains the creators' and Mark Miller’s conception of Thor Odinson’s beginnings in Asgard before his tie-in with the Ultimates.
Descripton: From a very rare set of variant covers, Ken Haeser creates vivid and defined strokes with his pen of choice to create his rendition of an Incredible being, coupled with the autograph of Mark Waid. This infamous brute goes by a name we hope to never read of in our newspapers, and his growing might and sheer teeth-gritting anger is rightfully yours if you can keep him in this glass case.
Descripton: Haeser executes a profile of the lone Logan, beckoning to his roots as a masked superhero. Little needs to be said about the iconic mask. During Wolverine’s earliest conception as a Canadian agent, his appearance on The Incredible Hulk cover mistakenly used an extended cowl, which the creators decided to keep as it looked quite similar to Batman’s - another badass. The remark also reminds us of the classic two-color scheme costume, the fierce personality within it that welcomed a good fight in a scary husky voice, the most resilient healing capability and the strongest science-engineered bones to be infused into a body without killing it. Haeser’s careful delineation does much more in showing Wolverine than words could muster. One thing you should note, if you ever accept a challenge from this Wolverine, you won’t stand a chance.
Descripton: Based on Edgar Rice Burroughs Barsoom novels, Dynamite brings back a century of adventures in this miniseries about John Carter, who has been revived and rejuvenated through retellings of his timeless tales., Writer Arvid Nelson and artist Stephen Sadowski placed focus on the Martian princess and lead female protagonist, Dejah Thoris, who is featured on the limited Ale Garza cover. In a similar light, Garza, who also signed the cover, worked on new-generation comic books, the likes of Batgirl and Supergirl, that bring the typically secondary characters into titular focus. Garza’s adventure into the comic world has just begun, and he’s already avoiding the damsel in distress trope.
Descripton: The first in the “Gods of Mars” arc, we return to the epic of John Carter’s arrival back to Mars. This issue followed the previous mystery and suspense issue prominently Dejah Thoris’s inspection into the greatest threat to the planet. A nude portrait of Dejah by Ale Garza placed her as the primary character in the previous issue, different form the damsel in distress she portrayed in the Edward Rice Burroughs’ novels. Although this arc brings us back to John Carter’s adventures on Mars, the storylines in this comic book no longer follow a linear storyline, as different arcs start to take place within the same time frame.