Writer Brian Wood
Penciler Alvaro Martinez
Inker John Lucas
Colorist Chris Sotomayor
Lettering VC’s Joe Sabino
World War X Conclusion
Issue opens up wih Pixie continuing to teleport Tian mutants to Utopia.
Blackheath and Zero confirm the Sentient Seed is alive, but brain dead. This devastates Rogue.
We get to see Kitty and Jean fight. Pretty cool to see Kitty hold her own.
Turns out Jimmy did not die. Kitty takes the time to hug him and Jean brain zaps the two of them.
Colossus sends out the order. Pixie teleports Kitty and Jimmy out.
Poor Pixie gets the task of doing a poor Watchmen “thirty minutes ago” rip.
Kitty’s main goal / plan? If there is no physical Tian, then mutants have no choice but go to Utopia.
Dtorm saves Jean, which is unfortunate.
Watching Tian sink is amazingly drawn and quite the moment.
Two weeks later, Jean has agreed to have some mental blocks on her powers.
Get the impression that Kitty has spent two weeks trying to turn herself in. Sgt. Wolman tells Kitty, in probably the best page of the issue, that no one wants to punish Kitty for destroying Tian. Kitty probably could live and eat freely in Southeast Asia.
That ends the second volume of Ultimate X-Men.
Next, Cataclysm. Will the Ultimate Universe survive Galactus? Will the X-Men? I am set to get the X-Men mini and the proper miniseries. Won’t actually buy them unless Kitty is in the issues.
I would actually like to see them end the Ultimate Universe, has that would be a pretty bold move.
But something tells me this is Ultimatum Part Two, and the solicitations next month will spoil the true ending to Cataclysm.
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Shoot! This was my 129th post. Should have done something at least proper Kitty Pryde related instead of Ultimate. That is on me.
I will make it up tomorrow with both Thor and Kitty.