Greetings, fellow Ultimites!
I read both Ultimates 2 #1 and New Avengers #1, and even though I enjoy the writing prowess of Mr. Bendis, Ultimates 2 #1 ROCKED! I also received the black and white sketch variant AT COVER PRICE, and it was even better than its inked counterpart.
New Avengers #1 seemed to be more of a buildup issue, whereas Ultimates 2 #1 basically picked up right where Ultimates #1 left off. And the last page with Bruce Banner's expression and colorful response to his link to the Hulk completely revealed was the icing on the cake. If I could only have one of these two issues, it would definitely be Ultimates 2 #1. Fortunately, it did not have to come down to that.
P.S.: ULTIMATE DOOM RULES! :twisted: