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Ultimate X-Men: Ultimate Collection, Vol. 1…

Ultimate X-Men: Ultimate Collection, Vol. 1

by Mark Millar

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Tomorrow People: 2 stars
Return to Weapon X: 2 stars ( )
  aarow | Apr 30, 2013 |
X-Men rebooted for the young adult audience. A lot of fun, with energetic writing and plenty of visual flair and story hooks.
  BK138 | Feb 13, 2013 |
As a comics n00b, I was intrigued by the X-Men, but I just wasn't sure if I could jump into the story without feeling completely lost. And then I found the Ultimate Universe, which allowed me to sample the characters without feeling overwhelmed.

Of course, there are differences here between the Ultimate X-Men and their 616-verse counterparts. Most of the X-Men are teenagers (excluding Professor X and Wolverine, of course), and the original team is different. There are also different problems. Still, it does give a good basic overview for the X-Men n00b, while proving to be entertaining for people who are more familiar with the characters too. ( )
  schatzi | Sep 20, 2009 |
Like the "Ultimate Spider-Man" books, this is a re-telling of the X-Men saga, compiling the first 12 books of the series. The X-Men's origins and characters have been modernized in different and sometimes subtle ways, but at heart this is still a story of the tendency of humans to fear and mistrust those who are different, and the capacity of man to grow beyond his prejudices. The writing and artwork are fine, although neither is quite up to the level of the creators of "Ultimate Spider-Man". Still, this is a fine retelling of a venerable comic book saga. ( )
  burnit99 | Feb 7, 2007 |
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This is an omnibus of the first two Ultimate X-Men paperbacks.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0785121870, Paperback)

The economical paperback Ultimate X-Men Ultimate Collection Vol. 1 represents the first year of the mutant team, issues 1-12 plus issue 1/2 that took place between issues 6 and 7. Ultimate X-Men was created as part of Marvel's Ultimate line, which starting with Ultimate Spider-Man "rebooted" popular series from the beginning so newer readers could dive into them without having to learn 40 years of character backstories. (They also use a more dynamic, cinematic style.) In the case of the X-Men, that meant reconfiguring Professor Xavier's opening roster to include Cyclops, a punk Jean Grey, Beast, Ice Man, Colossus, Storm, and a psychopathic secret weapon named Wolverine. In the first of the two six-issue story arcs, The Tomorrow People, we meet the team and their mission to protect the human race against Magneto and his Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, whose desire to establish homo superior's proper place above normal humanity leads the U.S. President to deploy the mutant killing machines, the Sentinels. The second arc, Return to Weapon X sags a little by deemphasizing the team in favor of the government agents behind the Weapon X project. Written by Mark Millar, with pencils mostly by Adam Kubert and Andy Kubert, with assists from Tom Raney and Thomas Derenick. --David Horiuchi

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"The world stands on the brink of genetic war, Mankind has made the first move, launching an army of giant, cybernetic executioners called Sentinels--programmed to target and eliminate the mutant DNA strand. Now, Magneto and his mutant terrorist cell are preparing to follow through on their threats of Homo sapien genocide. The only force that can prevent total annihilation: five awkward teenagers and their crippled mentor!"--Amazon.com.… (more)

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