Ultimate Comics X-Men #1
Writer: Nick Spencer
Penciler: Paco Medina
Inker: Juan Vlasco
Colorist: Marte Gracia
Cover Artist: Kaare Anderws
When the Ultimate Marvel first came out i was all for it. A new modern telling of our old favorite Marvel Super-Heroes. I loved what Brian Bendis & Mark Bagley did with Ultimate Spider-Man. But wasn't to keen on Ultimate X-Men & didn't really know WHO, (My Fan Boy cred is slowly dropping yet again), Mark Millar was. So Ultimates was just not the Avengers i wanted to read. Then there was Ultimate Fanatics Four, which i did enjoy. But this is not about the Ultimate Marvel line. This is about the Ultimate Comics (Why did they change the name to that anyway? . . . ) X-Men #1 & how i'm now wanting more Ultimate X-Men.
As i said before i didn't really read X-Men. I did pick up the first story arc & liked it. Then years later started reading them in TPB. So i'm not that much up to date with who or whats happened to the mutants. And haven't read Ultimate X. . . . So maybe you're asking yourself "Why then did i pick up Ultimate X-Men any?". Two words: Nick Spencer. I love what he & Joe Eisma are doing with Morning Glories (printed out from Image Comics). So with a price tag of $3.99 & a writer i'm truly enjoy, i gave it a shot & was very pleased that i did. After reading it my first thought was to hunt down the Ultimate X issues. Just to find out more about Wolverine's son. Still shocked to know that Logan is still dead (from Magneto ripping out his amadmenton skeleton in Ultimatum)
So the mutants are pretty much back to square one. Humanity hates & fears them again. Mutants are on the run (What is/had happened to Colossus?) & Kitty Pryde has turned into a true leader. That's something i didn't see coming. But those first couple of pages. . . That got me hooked. Just the storytelling of the old married couple that had a mutant daughter, having the sadness in Miss. Pleasant face before her husband killed their child. . . Was very moving. You truly felt their sadness in Paco Medina & Juan Vlasco art work. And that's what's making me come back for the next issue. The great storytelling that this creative team had done in this first issue. Didn't know what i was getting into, but now. . . . Now i can't wait for more.