and trying to make a home in NA.. Jean on the other hand feel that the Sear in asia is the real home for mutants and decides to keep tabs on everything that Kitty does. All of her movements.
This weeks issue she now refers herself (Jean that is) as the "Mistress Of Sear" and everyone at sear seems to be under her command as she still has Farbird do recon for her and she has a map of NA with points on them.
Well the parrellism of magneto/cyke/Logan/Xavier between Kitty,Jean, and Nomi is very apparent
I always kind of figured that was the point of the Ultimate line. Since it's an alternate universe they were able to follow things through without any restraints against killing people off or upheaving the status quo. I read through the original run up through Ultimatum and enjoyed a good amount of it but haven't seen much past that. I don't mind with them taking extreme liberalizations with the characters since that's what these universes are for, but I probably would get tired if it was always doom and gloom in the stories. That's probably why I don't read Age of Apocalypse either.
But we're getting off topic. This is the Jean Grey appreciation thread. The mere fact that Marvel didn't kill her in Ultimate and had a chance to make her a prominent character at a time when she wasn't heavily featured in other books I think indicates how little they care. I'm not an expert marketing guru, but when there's a gap in a market and you don't fill it then that's just bad business practice. Marvel could have made Jean the leader in Ultimate X-men. Instead, they made her some emo procelin doll who likes to screw with peoples' minds in a very OOC way, even for Ultimate. She was such a great character in Ultimate, outgoing and sassy. Now she might as well be stick figure. She's falling into the same trap that so many other Ultimate characters have fallen into, namely becoming insufferable douche-bags. I know that happens in 616, but at least they try to redeem themselves like Cyclops and Captain America are trying to do in 616. I see none of that in Ultimate. And whether you agree with it or not, I think it's a fair criticism.