Of the 33 issues, I own 29 of them!
I own these issues :
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 14 (Granov Variant), 15, 16, 17, 18, 18.1, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33
I am missing then :
9, 10, 11, 12 – all were a concentration camp storyline, not having Kitty but Storm and Colossus – I believe I will pass, thank you.
28 I was suppose to get.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Nick Spencer and Paco Medina
6 Nick Spencer and Paco Medina / Carlo Barberi
7, 8 Nick Spencer with Carlo Barberi
9, 10, 11, 12 Nick Spencer with Paco Medina (boo to these!)
13 Nick Spencer with Paco Medina / Reilly Brown
14 Brian Wood with Paco Medina / Reilly Brown
15 Brian Wood with Paco Medina
16 Brian Wood and Paco Medina / Carlo Barberi
17 Brian Wood and Carlo Barberi
18 Brian Wood and Carlo Barberi / Agustin Padilla
18.1 Brian Wood and Filipe Andrade
19 Brain Wood and Paco Medina
20 Brian Wood and Carlo Barberi
21 Brain Wood and Carlo Barberi also Nathan Edmondson and David Baldeon
22 Brian Wood / Nathan Edmondson with Carlo Barberi
23 Brian Wood and Carlo Barberi
24, 25, 26, 27, 28 Brain Wood with Mahmud Asrar
29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Brian Wood with Alvero Martinez
On my Wishlist :
Only 5 Issues!
1 Bagley Variant Cover
1 Paco Medina Variant
13 Jorge Molina Variant
28 Regular issue
29 Pagulayan Variant
Nick Spencer started the run out with some amazing concepts and rich characterization.
Brian Wood took over at the halfway mark and made the title into more of a political comic.
Both of them made and continually made Kitty Pryde the leader of mutants and she really became the face of the franchise.
Both had amazing work done on the title.
Such storylines were :
Divided We Fall
United We Stand
World War X
With this final part over, anything can happen to the Ultimate X-Men as Galataus is next!
I did not realize that we had such a committed cast of artists on the title :
Paco Medina, Carlo Berberi, Reilly Brown, Mahmud Asrar and Alvero Martinez.
The cast was pretty much Kitty Pryde, Iceman, Rogue and Wolverine’s son, Jim Hudson. Johnny Storm started out in the night under Nick Spencer and then he stayed behind in New York as Kitty and the gang took to Texas to fight the Sentinels.
This version of the X-Men is the second title in the Ultimate Universe, once Ultimatum happen and made mutants truly the outlaws and feared and hated more than their proper Marvel counterparts have ever felt.
It was like Operation Zero Tolerance, except for two years. It was like Decimation but on a global scale. Instead of 200 mutants, we only had 20 left in America.
Not too many stories that were basically “Let’s Introduce this character” type of stories. They had established these characters and were now able to start telling proper stories.
Ultimate Rogue came off very well. As did Kitty, they were no longer boy crazy young girls but had become women in their own right.
This title was pretty female dominant, which I didn’t realize until right now.
If Kitty wasn’t fighting a faceless government, she was being threatened by Mach Two or Jean Grey.
Iceman sort of disappeared and Jim Hudson was pretty much just Kitty’s boyfriend more than he was Wolverine’s son, except for that Ultimate Wolverine mini.
Nick Spencer started out with Kitty telling the story (from a future point) stating she was American’s number one terrorist. I can see where that idea sort of drop but in the age we live in, I can see the news outlets continuing to warm people of Utopia in New Mexico.
Such a great series, push come to shove, I would say that it was the better of the two Ultimate X-Men volumes. It helps that it had two creative voices guiding the ship and I’ not sure what happen to Nick Spencer but Brian Wood has proven to be quite the talent at Marvel and with the proper X-Men.