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    Default Bendis Ultimate X-Men Any Good?

    Brian Bendis is hit and miss for me. I like Bendis's Spider-Man run, but not much else he's done. Now I tried All New X-Men, which is surprisingly quite good.

    I got into Marvel comics largely through reading Ultimate Marvel trades in my high school library, as well as Grant Morrison's New X-Men later on. Mark Millar's run was okay, but felt kind of superficial. Is Bendis's run any better? How does it compare to other 616 X-Men runs?

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    Bendis' "Ultimate X-Men" run consisted of two arcs. The first was a Wolverine-centric action story guest-starring Daredevil and Spider-Man, which was good if you're into action stories. I'm not, so I enjoyed the second arc significantly more. It was really political, had some fun character moments, and intriguing (though somewhat confusing) plot developments, along with fun new Ultimatizations.
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    So he didn't do that much? Sounds okay though, I'll try this.

    What about BKV's run?

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    Lots of fun character work in BKV's run, especially romance, and long-running plot threads. Brian K. Vaughn remembers what other writers do and acknowledges it, which is more than a lot of other writers nowadays can say. I really enjoyed his run; he really developed some of the "background" characters like Iceman, Rogue and Shadowcat, while putting Wolverine into the background, which was AWESOME.
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    I enjoyed his run.
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    Thanks a lot.

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    Oh, and Bendis was nervous about writing Ultimate X-Men. He said it was harder than writing Ultimate Spider-Man. One thing, I didn't like about Bendis' first arc was that he brought Daredevil and Spider-Man in because he was more comfortable writing it. I love a story with Spider-Man and Daredevil but it just seemed wrong bringing them in so early.
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    Some of David Finch' s best work was when he penciled Bendis' run. I really liked his stories too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spiderx3000 View Post
    Oh, and Bendis was nervous about writing Ultimate X-Men. He said it was harder than writing Ultimate Spider-Man. One thing, I didn't like about Bendis' first arc was that he brought Daredevil and Spider-Man in because he was more comfortable writing it. I love a story with Spider-Man and Daredevil but it just seemed wrong bringing them in so early.
    Yeah I agree, but just the scene with Spidey asking for 80 bucks from Black Widow (referring to Ultimate Team Up) was so hilarious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charliehustle415 View Post
    Yeah I agree, but just the scene with Spidey asking for 80 bucks from Black Widow (referring to Ultimate Team Up) was so hilarious.
    Yeah I picked up alot of Ultimate X-Men and Ultimate Marvel Team-Up comics in a second-hand shop a few months ago. i loved that reference.
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    Bendis's UXM stuff is ranked right behind Millar's. Brian Wood's latest stuff is pretty great though so that's going to be a contender for sure.
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