Ultimate Avengers 2: Rise of the Panther
So if DC is now squarely in what used to be Marvel's territory, then what makes a Marvel comic a Marvel comic? One is a sense of place: almost every Marvel title is focused in or around New York City, rather than fictional Metropolis or Gotham. Second, the level of introspection. Marvel characters always had their own personal problems, but the most important thing was that they thought and talked about them. A lot. How many times was Spider-Man distracted in the middle of a fight because he was worried about Aunt May's health? How many times did characters engage in extended soliloquies? While there are few things more boring in animation than watching someone think, Ultimate Avengers 2 could stand to slow down here and there, and let characters work through the issues that they obviously have. Done well, that could make all the difference in the world—and future animated Marvel projects would complement DC's forthcoming direct-to-video offerings quite nicely.
DVD Features: 16:9 aspect ratio; English and Spanish audio tracks; Region 1.
DVD Extras: "The Ultimates" featurette; gag reel; Iron Man and Dr. Strange previews; DVD-ROM game.