Writer Brian Wood
Penciler Alvaro Martinez
Inker John Lucas
Colorist Chris Sotomayor
Lettering VC’s Joe Sabino
World War X Part Three
Ultimate Kitty has decided to match Ultimate Jean Grey, move for move.
I like how because of this, Jean is getting a tad more crazy, she was not expecting this level of opposition.
We see how silly it was of James to switch sides. He left Utopia because he is a warrior, now Jean wants him to fight, and he doesn’t want to do it.
The Kitty and Rogue scene is my favorite section of the book. There are times where I believe none of the characters remember Volume One of this title, which someone finally draws attention to that later.
Kitty and Rogue used to be rivals, and all due to Bobby, which was pretty awesome when they both moved on and Bobby was left to himself, and had nothing to do.
How great from the hug they give each other to Rogue’s decision, the layouts and writing, really come together. Maybe it is more about the characters and less about the building battle, though it is part of it, that I am drawn to.
I like the contrast between the two ladies, Rogue still in that jungle garb, she has committed to spending all of her time with the Seed, she doesn’t worry about absorbing other’s powers. Kitty still dressed neck to toes, in her commander uniform, she is still leading the charge. Which, I don’t believe we have seen her in a different outfit yet. She is constantly in leader mode. I suppose we saw her in the casual version if it.
If Rogue had decided to fold, Kitty would have had to convince the others to back down, but she would have done it. Instead, this is now even more on!
Kitty annouces that Colossus is the new leader. She lists all great reasons. He will only be the leader, for four weeks, then they will vote for their third leader.
Wonderful how Blackheath steps up and points to Bobby, reminding everyone that Bobby was Original X-Men, because that boy hasn’t done anything but pine ovet Husk.
I quite like how Colossus is has straight forward as he is, though with his mafua background, I suspect he has killed quite often in the past. I also like how Aleks is sticking around.
Mach Two and Shola show Colossus a brand new weapon they can use. Great use of Shola’s engineering abilities, which we know he has from the Mekanix mini. Still crazy how they Ultimatized a character from that mini – it was a cool pull.
I get it is a type of cannon, I just need to see it a few more times to fully fet it.
Issue ends with Jean releasing James, so that Tian can hunt him down and kill him. I hope they succeed in that endeavour.
Maybe one more issue, and then the big Utopia v. Tian showdown?
Though Farbird is sent to kill Storm at the end of this issue, so maybe bext issue does start the battle.