Oh Lois, what have you done now? The Plutonian is on a rampage, and is killing anyone and everyone in his path.Â The question that is on every readerâ€™s mind is, â€œHow did he get this way, what caused him to snap?â€Â Issue two arrived in stores today, and it gives yet another clue to the mystery of the hero that is now irredeemable.
Meet the new boss, same as the old boss Hereâ€™s the biggest problem I have with any series (DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, whoever) that attempts to retell an origin story set during a different time period; itâ€™s the same origin story set during a different time period.Â It doesnâ€™t matter if it is Red Son, Gotham by Gaslight, or Daredevil Noir, they all follow the same plot points, but just adds that What If? twist to try and hook the reader.Â Sometimes it works, other times it doesnâ€™t.
Ever since the introduction of the kid sidekick and the â€œpalâ€ character in superhero comics, kids young and old have fantasized about being that person.Â If the superhero world were real, and you couldnâ€™t be the secret pal of the hero, would you be willing to answer his phone calls and pick up her dry cleaning?
Despite the Ultimatum banner, there’s no Ultimatum story here (sorta) If readers were wondering how Ultimate Spider-Man would make the transition from the Return of Gwen Stacy story last issue, into the Ultimatum story line this issue, fear not, as nothing that takes place in Ultimatum appears in this issue.Â Instead, this issue serves as a lead up to the crossover series, even though the crossover series has already begun.Â Ah mega-events!Â You gotta love â€˜em!