Writer Brian Michael Bendis
Artist Mahmud Asrar
Colorists Marte Gracia and Jason Keith
Letterer VC’s Cory Petit
The All New X-Men go to the Ultimate Universe!
Issue opens in the Ultimate Universe. Tony Stark is talking to Doctor Cho. They are looking over the portal that links the Ultimate Universe with the Proper Marvel Universe. Tony wants to buy the portal now that SHIELD doesn’t exist and it is up for grabs. Just then, the portal collapses and all of their records are erased.
Over the Canadian Wilderness. Angel is flying X23 back to the New Xavier School. Laura asks Warren to be a gentleman and not go around bragging about having sex with her.
New Xavier School.
So this is what the students are up to as the the grown ups go and have Xavier’s Last Will and Testament be read to them. So I only own this page for the quick appearance Kitty and Illyana make.
Which I find disappointing as I really want Kitty to meet her Ultimate counterpart but I’m sure Bendis will do it. Or at the very least, have the Original Five meet Ultimate Shadowcat.
I keep calling them, the Original Five but really, Cyclops isn’t there so I should just keep referring to them as the All New team or Kitty’s students. I’ll work on that.
I really do like the use of repeating dialogue so that we know where this all takes place during. As soon as Angel and X23 land, Bobby wants to know what they have been up to.
Warren gets a quick update and Hank can’t help but comment on how they just accepted and moved on that they were told Xavier was murdered and now they just deal with their day to day routine.
The students don’t know what to do now that the adults are away. Hank offers that they all go train and study, no one likes that idea.
Jean tries to force Laura into some girl talk. Laura quickly shuts that down. The idea of the female clone of Wolverine and a young Jean Grey being friends is a little fun.
Hank is messing around with the new Cerebro system. Warren wonders if that is a wise idea. I like how Bendis hasn’t forgotten that he originally wrote that Warren didn’t want to stay in the present. Now that he has a gal in his life, he’s come around on the idea.
Beast sees one of the lights on Cerebro grow to an attention getting size. A mutant is in need. Jean wants to go and investigate.
Kitty is mentioned by Angel. I wonder if it is telling that he doesn’t call her, Professor Pryde.
The All New team takes off in the X-Jet that the adults didn’t need as Magik teleported them away.
In what is my favorite page of the book, Benjamin / Goldballs / Celeste all witness the X-Jet fly off. Goldball confesses to wanting to marry Jean Grey. (Which I don’t get what the attraction is!) Celeste is quick to say that Goldballs has a better chance with Nate Grey. There is a silent panel which is followed up with Celeste being disappointed that neither of the boys knows who she just referenced but that it is an awesome reference. And it really is!
At some school with odd uniforms, we see a graduating class. A gal in the middle starts having a glowing S appear on her chest. I wonder if this gal’s hero name will be Slider or something like that. The S shows her various alternate universes. We see the House of M timeline, right in the middle of the big fight on Genosha. So it shows alternate universes as well as various points in history of that alternate universe.
The portals close, right as the All New team shows up. Jean is the defacto leader, which makes sense. The gal’s name is Carmen. Carmen doesn’t believe she is a mutant. She also doesn’t believe these are the X-Men, as they are kids.
Bobby tries to tell Carmen that she is a mutant, he uses humor to put her at ease but it doesn’t work.
Carmen makes a great observation to how, when a psychic uses their power to calm the person, that’s a form of mind control – which isn’t cool.
Hank has a theory about new mutants and asks Carmen if she is on her period. X23, Jean and Carmen are all disgusted with Hank.
The police start showing up and Carmen freaks out. The S energy signature appears again. Bobby is now surrounded by the Mole Man and the Morloids.
Jean on the other hand, is in the Ultimate Universe, and flies (levitates?) to a rooftop and the issue ends with her meeting the Miles Morales Spider-Man. He recognizes her as a Jean Grey as he met his universe’s version briefly during Cataclysm.
I sort of like the idea of the team being separated in various alternate universes. I wish Bobby was in a recognizable one, as just being surrounded by the Mole Man and his peeps, tells us nothing.
I’m hoping they can settle Bobby and go get Jean as a team. Also, that we get Ultimate Shadowcat meeting this team. That’s all I really want out of this storyline. Ultimate Shadowcat being told about her Proper Universe version. If the two could meet, that would be even better!