Writer Michel Fiffe
Artist Amilcar Pinna
Color Artist Nolan Woodard
Letterer VC’s Clayton Cowles
Pinna just keeps getting better!
West Side Church. I really like the use of captions in this issue (and the series) there are a lot of characters and it helps keep everyone straight!
Spider-Man is fighting the Serpent Skull Leader,Crossbones. He foolishly saves Crossbones life and gets punched in the face, as thanks.
Bombshell is just going around wrecking the place. She has finally snapped out of Diamondback’s poison and now wants to snap her neck. Rightfully so, she killed Bombshell’s boyfriend. Well, ordered his death but that guy was later killed, so next best thing.
Sidewinder moves Diamondback out of the way. The entire church is starting to crumble around them.
Oh that Ultimate Shadowcat, knows how to be sassy in a middle of a fight!
Black Widow, we learn, is the leader of the Ultimates. I imagine Kitty is Deputy Leader or something like that.
Cloak and Dagger are fighting side by side against Death Adder.
Those cops, that I’m pretty sure we are suppose to care about, show up. I just want more team interaction, so anyone who isn’t the team or in the same panel as the team, doesn’t hold my interest.
Scourge, the bloodthirsty vigilante, shows up, he’s ready to deal out justice! Back when it was popular to guess at who the next character who was going to get the Ultimate treatment will be, I use to say Scourge and Deadpool. I thought they both could serve the same purpose and this way, they can introduce lesser known characters into the Ultimate Universe, as they kill them off. At least they made it in!
Scourge kicks a door down and starts killing fools with a minigun out of Fallout 3. I got the initial impression that he was in a different location than the church.
Bombshell is still pursuing Diamondback. Serpent Skull members start surrounding Bombshell, which doesn’t seem to be smart with a character who has shown a willingness to end this, permanently, and her power is to blow things up.
Kitty shows up behind her and phases the two of them away from the falling debris. I can’t tell if Kitty knows why Bombshell is freaking out, I believe it is implied but I’m not sure when that conversation would have happened. I like how Bombshell doesn’t want a speech and Kitty wasn’t going to offer one.
I really like how Pinna has laid out the comic so that for the past two pages and the next several, Scourge owns the bottom panel, and it gets larger as he becomes the focus of the page.
Cloak informs the team that as the fire gets worst, they have less opponents. Kitty wants to be teleported out but Cloak wants to gather everyone first. Which is smart, he wants to just do one big leap.
Spider-Man and Crossbones have moved their fight outside. Crossbones gets to punch Spider-Man’s face again, finally shutting him up.
Black Widow is punching thugs with both hands! We get the first panel to confirm that Scourge is actually in the church at the same time. I didn’t think it was that big of a church but it must be.
The cops finally come inside as Scourge stabs a dude. He runs off and sees Crossbones and just straight up stabs him to his chest. Maybe right below his heart.
Underneath the Westside Church, Crossbones goes into the sewers to get away. Probably not the best place to go with an open wound.
Spider-Man webs up Scourge. Not how I would thank a guy who just saved me but I’m not a teenage hero in a half shell.
Bombshell catches up to Diamondback, again, and starts revving up her powers. She starts bringing the church down around her.
Cloak tries to absorb all of the fire into his dark dimension.
Kitty tries to tell Bombshell that it is over.
The cops decide that they will not pursue the teen heroes. They make it seem like they are doing the Ultimates a favor. The team starts running across rooftops.
It finally dons on Spider-Man that it was Diamondback who is responsible for Poey’s death. Such a weird name of a character. Who is he, Garfield?
Issue ends with Kitty hugging Bombshell, she tells her that Poey knew Laura loved him, even if she never got to say it.