Since this is an Ultimates Strip I wanted to take the time to give my opinions about the Ultimate Avengers DVD which came out last week or so.
Basically, it's done at about the same quality as the Marvel Cartoons back in the 90's (X-Men, Spider-Man, FF and Iron Man). It basically took the first two arcs of the Ultimates and made them crappy. I always found those Marvel Cartoons back in the 90's to just be dumb versions of the comics, and this was really no exception.
Don't get me wrong, I think those cartoons were good, but when you compare them to Bruce Timm's work on the DC cartoons, they just pale in comparsion. The DC cartoons have always managed to take the essence of the characters and tell new and interesting stories that actually contribute to the mythos of all the characters involved.
I don't get how a comic that's basically written to be a summer blockbuster, could have been translated so horribly. They were handed great Captain America lines like "What are you ladies waiting for, Christmas?!" and "You think this 'A' stands for France!?" and replaced them with a little crybaby who can't even keep his team together.
Then they go for the PG-13 rating, but really only use it to say "Damn" a few times. Make up your mind. Either make it for kids or make it adults, or learn from JLU and actually make something both are intrested in.
They have an intresting subplot involving the Hulk, but it's really quite lame. He turns into the Hulk to fight Aliens, then for some reason turns against the Ultimates? uh ok. Why not just stick to the comics, and have Banner be a turn into the Hulk to give the Ultimates something to fight? Then have him EAT some aliens? That being said, the Hulk fight was pretty damn cool.
Overall, I think it's worth watching, but it's nothing great. I don't feel they improved on the orginal source material at all...but then again it's animated Captain American vs. Hulk, and that inherently is pretty cool. Here's hoping that Ultimate Avengers 2, with a brand new storyline will be much better.