What is this trend of having a solid artist become so really good that he’s just relegated to do cover art of somebody else’s books instead of doing interior artwork?
Ultimate Marvel // artwork by Jorge Molina Manzanero (2012)
Cover art for “Ultimate Spider-Man #16.
Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man // artwork by David Marquez (2012)
Ultimate X-Men // artwork by Ricken (2012)
Ultimate Spider-Man Vs The Prowler // artwork by Jorge Molina Manzanero (2012)
Cover art for Ultimate Spider-Man #12 (vol.2)
So I Read Today… Ultimate Comics: X-Men #6
I have say that the Ultimate line of books received a whole new breath of fresh air after the relaunch lead by Hickman, Spencer and Bendis. The books reads the same way when they where first launched, with fresh takes on existing characters, Ultimates and Spider-Man have been the best so far for me, but it wasn’t until this issue that X-Men got my attention. Since the relaunch, the characters on X-Men have been direction-less, is more like a group of whiners lamenting about having their world turn upside down by the fact that the mutant gene was man-made thus rendering the race card useless and making every mutant a regular superhero. the fact that Johnny Storm is now a part of the team reflects on this new reality for mutants in the ultimate universe.
The X-Men are no more, they ceased to exist the moment Charles, Cyclops and Wolverine died in Ultimatum, there’s only a band of brats running around saving their fellow mutants. The numbers of the race has been diminished, but there are still enough out there to warrant prevention. That’s the role that accommodates two sides of the same coin, at one side Quicksilver is acting as advisor for the white house offering tecnology to gather mutants for an unknow porpuse. at the other side there is William Striker, a mutant with the ability to talk to machines, complete control over sentinel technology and a penchant for killing other mutants in a zealot religious crusade.
The twist is revealed in this chapter. A figure from the past comes again to establish the X-Men as a force to be reckoned. But is he willing to live with the humans that have almost wiped out his race or he’ll change his ways to ensure the survival of mutant kind? guess we’ll have to read to find out. And I’ll keep doing so as long as Nick Spencer Writes, Paco Medina Illustrates and Rex Locus colors this tale of intrigue.