Thursday, 17 April 2014

Superhero Fights

The Ultimates by Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch combines character interaction with superhero action. Several times in the series, entire episodes of relaxed conversation precede and succeed one entire episode of spectacular combat.

The main characters usually manage to fight each other:

the Ultimates v. the Hulk;
Giant Man v. the Wasp;
Captain America v. Giant Man;
the Ultimates and European super soldiers v. Thor;
Iron Man v. the Black Widow.

However, there are also two major external threats:

the Chitauri;
the super-terrorists -

- and each raises a significant issue:

order v. freedom;
super power intervention provoking counter-aggression.

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