To be honest the writing wasn't bad there was fun little bits of folksy-isms that seem genuine.
but the story kind of ended on a boring note with nothing to make you invested in the next issue it almost felt like a one and done for Ultimate Origins.
The backup strip has a lot of potential to see how the Ultimatum affected the group and i would love to read about an Ultimate Defenders if written decently.
And of course Art Adams art is nice even tho it hardly gives him anything interesting to do.
Actually enjoyed this issue. Will pick up issue 2 and then decide if I want to keep reading.
I wasn't going to pick this up, but my LCS snuck it in my stack.
It really wasn't a bad issue at all. It wasn't a typical Loeb issue where you can read in 30 seconds. The art was great (as expected) and I'm glad we found out immediately who Jimmy is.
It would have been pathetic if they stretched it out for six issues only to get the same obvious answer. I imagine each issue will introduce a new character with all ties to past characters.
I'm on board so far, hopefully Loeb can keep it as decent as this issue was for me.
I ended up not getting this even though I planned to. I'm not even a Loeb hater, I just hate comics that don't come out on time. Even with this being bi-monthly, I just see there being delays. I'm going to trade wait on this one.
I did flip through it at my LCS and it looked pretty good. Can't wait for the trade to come out in 2012.
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Read it. Liked it. Wasn't too bad, i'm actually surprised. Is this actually gonna be a team book or solo title?
I thought the issue was quite good. I hated ultimatum (who didn't?), but treating this issue as a starting point, it was amazing! Why wasn't Ultimatum told with this much storytelling? I was way more interested in these new characters in this issue than anything that happened in Ultimatum. I mean, in a way that makes me really angry that such established characters were just washed away and these new characters are being built with so much interest...but I'd rather have this, given Ultimatum has happened, rather than something along the lines of Ultimatum again.
I looooved that Kitty made an appearance in this issue...that was quite a nice surprise! Things are looking good!
Minor complaint...i hatteeee bimonthly releases...
4.5 stars agreed.
I just hope Mr. Loeb will take full advantage of the scary and complex place the UU has become with the truth about mutants in Ultimate Origins and the fall out of Ultimatum..it is scarier than the 616 if you think about it...
You have a world were mutants came blame someone for their condition..the government...and they're ( the government) not taking full responsibility for their crime against humanity. They're willing to kill mutants than find a solution. There is room for a whole lot of animosity bewteen humans and mutants. I could see the Brotherhood getting thousands on thousands of new memberships.
I hope Loeb will feature the Brotherhood at some point...they seem like they would be an element to have in this book...and it seems silly not to feature some of the ex-X-men throughout the future stories...
I just want a clear mission statement for the team or loose assembly of mutants...engaing plots and sub-plots...and events and stories that have some sense of continuity, at least with what Loeb did with Ultimatum and Origins....and some original characters please...make some new characters that can become household names if possible....
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Was pleasantly surprised by both this, and the New Ultimates preview.
Since both books are going to alternate each month, Marvel should have come up with the idea of doing a backup feature that runs monthly through both comics. Would give more incentive to picking up both comics and would give some more pages since there is a longer wait.
hmmm, not bad. I think Loeb took his time with the dialogue for once (or maybe an editor did).
Art was great and I liked Kitty's appearance
I have found this line of books slipping in relevance for the past few years, with some solid stuff put out like Ultimate Origins, Ultimatum, Ultimate Spider-Man, Ultimates 3, and Millar's new Ultimate Avengers (which has been underwhelming to me), but nothing on the WOW! level or remotely close, even when Marvel has tried.
I personally feel Ultimate X #1 was the most interesting comic in the line in many years. Kinda reminded me of what made the line so good when it started. I don't worship Loeb or anything, but his comics are enjoyable enough, especially since he works with such good artists. Arthur Adams is an old pro that is doing the best work of his career. I prefer when the vets embrace the new coloring and production like Adams, Romita Jr., and Alan Davis (sometimes) have instead of being stubborn and wanting newsprint-ish coloring on gloss paper on their work.
The preview of the new Loeb/Cho Ultimates looks and reads pretty good, too!
I have never read anything from the Ultimate universe before but I am pretty interested in reading this, but what I want to know is can I follow this series without collecting the other ongoings? And from what people have read is it worth checking out for a new reader?