To sum up this issue:
* All girls must be sexualised in every capacity at every moment. Also, everyone was given a free boobjob along with the patch of desert.
* That includes throwing in bi-sexual/lesbian relationships between Psylocke and Rogue, apparently. (The over-sexualisation of those panels was extremely distracting from the actual event taking place, too).
* Whatever character Kitty used to have, she now doesn't. She is an entirely different character with an entirely different face, body and mind. Maybe I wouldn't mind, but I thought Ultimate Kitty was a magnificent character and her relationships with the X-Men and Spider-Man cast were a massive part of the success of both those books. Especially in USM.
* Peter's been dead a few months, Kong's disappeared altogether and Kitty jumps straight into bed with Wolverine Jr just because he wanted it. There was absolutely no development of Kitty's feelings towards Jimmy - it was all about him. It's either just terrible writing or plain creepy. Not sure which.
* I don't get the Nomi stuff at all outside of the blatant fact Wood is turning her into Magneto V.2. There's been no good explanation for why she's turned up all nutty-butter, or why anyone is even giving her a moment of their time given that she's clearly just a daft little girl.
* Is Storm's character the next to disappear altogether? She certainly seems to have no knowledge whatsoever of the fact she and Kitty were both X-Men.
* While there was literally no action in this issue (again), the mutant seed stuff was at least a good move. As was bringing in Tony Stark for it.
Ultimately, having issue after issue full of dialogue can work really well if the characters are written really well - but this just isn't the case. Maybe they'd be ok characters if they were brand new and Wood was creating a whole new world... but he's not. It's as if he's never even read any of the previous books with these characters in them. The overt sexualisation in this issue may just be an art problem, but it made it feel quite sleazy. Ultimate X-Men was never one to shy from putting people in bed together (especially when it involved Wolverine), but all the girls running around with padded bikinis is just childish.
Hopefully, next issue, the X-Men actually remember they're mutant superheroes and use their powers to hit something instead of talk a whole lot.