Writer Josh Fialkov
Penciler Alvaro Martinez
Penciler John Lucas
Colorist Jordie Bellaire
Letterer VC’s Joe Sabino
Part One of Three
Ultimate Kitty Pryde is only referenced twice in Rogue’s narration captions. Which I find disappointing as I was hoping she was leading the charge. Hopefully she shows up in this mini or the proper Cataclysm miniseries.
Kitty sends a rescue squad to what is left of Tian. Jimmy Hudson, Rogue, Iceman, Blackheath, Mach-2 and Stomr. They are there to rescue Pixie. The character intro captions are very funny.
Nice seeing Rogue in a proper outfit, instead of that skimpy bikini she was wearing in the woods. Ultimate Rogue has become quite harden. She has lost so much, friends, lovers and security. She is tired of it all.
On the other hand, Iceman hasn’t changed at all.
Jimmy finds Pixie, she is surrounded by some mutants from Tian who are taking care of her – Silence (a new character), Strong Guy (already better than his proper version), Amp (new, maybe?) and Beak – who is even sadder than his proper Marvel character. Lucky for these new characters, Silence is able to calm everybody down as the X-Men are ready to attack them.
Galactus shows up and has everyone spooked. Pixie wakes up and sees Galactus and due to Amp’s ability to increase powers, Pixie teleports them to deep space, where the Ultimate Galactus bugs are located. They all start freaking out being in space and surrounded by this metal bugs that all they want to do is consume. Consume. CONSUME.
Beak recommends Silence calms them down, Blackheath says the “ugly bird man is right.” Beak then says “Words hurt, dude.” Which is such a great line.
One of the bugs, Gah Lak Tus, kills Silence. This sets off Rogue and starts wanting to destroy these things, she is not going to watch any more death. She absorbed Jimmy’s powers, so she has bone claws. I wonder if the creative team forgot that Jimmy also has the ability to turn those claws into metal – unless he lost that in his own miniseries, I only read the first issue.
Issue ends with Rick Jones showing up, as he is now Captain Marvel. Iceman calls him a total spaz. Future does not look bright for the X-Men or the Ultimate Universe.