Writer Brian Michael Bendis
Artist Mahmud Asrar
Colorists Marte Gracia with Marcelo Maiolo
Letterer VC’s Cory Petit
We still don’t have confirmation if this broad in the white shirt and purple tinted hair is Shadowcat or Armor. The white shirt makes websites like Marvel Database believe it is Shadowcat but fans suspect that it is Armor due to the hair. So I’m not sure if I am keeping issue 33. I know I’m keeping this one as Shadowcat appears in flashbacks, we’ll get those.
So the two Jeans meet, so of course, they read each other’s minds.
There is something weird about the way Asrar draws breasts. Like they are lumps on women’s shirts. I didn’t notice it at this point but during the X23 scene. Like sad raindrops or something.
I do like this format to show flashbacks. Though, shouldn’t the sides be reversed? With the Ultimate images being on the right side and Teen Jean’s on the right? Though, I do suppose that in the past, the central figure was standing in front of their own flashbacks. So that makes sense.
I wish Kitty Pryde was shown in the All New cast in that far right panel.
Ultimate Shadowcat is presnt in that school picture on the inside left panel, she is standing next to Beast and behind Xavier. There will be one more instance later, but it is just this image in color.
Both Jeans pass out. I like how on the verge of freaking out is Spider-Man and Storm is super calm.
Atlanta, Georgia. Poor Iceman, in one of the hottest cities, so he can’t maintain his ice. Not a problem his present day self would have. He would make all of the sweat work for him, because he is disgusting.
Iceman puts down the Mole Man’s monster. Then the police show up. They say, freeze, Bobby makes a joke.
Weapon X. Hidden in the Canadian Wilderness. James Hudson, Wolverine Junior, is explaining how mutants were created in a human experiment. X23 gets confirmation that this isn’t their universe. X23 reveals to Jimmy that he may be Wolverine’s son but she is his clone.
At this point, X23 knows all about alternate universes while poor Angel, can barely get use to being in the future. X23 describes a House of M situation, wherein the world they know was changed into a new world. She wants to find the Ultimate version of that mutant who sent them here and see if she can send them back.
Latveria. Van Damme is interrogating Beast. He slipped young Beast a truth serum so he’s opening up on everything. How four of the Original Five X-Men are not only stuck in the future but now in an alternate dimension. He also has feelings for Jean and she hasn’t even spoken with him in months. The All New X-Men are lost in space AND time. Van Damme isn’t impress with the emotional wreck that is Hank McCoy. Van Damme is clearly interested in jumping dimensions.
Atlanta. Bobby is arrested by the police. Bobby doesn’t want to answer the officer’s questions. They Google “ice mutant” and they see that he is the X-Men’s Iceman. But he is younger than the picture. That clearly has Shadowcat in the picture. If only it was a little bigger.
The officer isn’t racist, he is mutant condescending. Which seems like a polite way to say the officer is racist.
Bobby escapes the police, by harnessing the car’s air conditioning.
Teen Jean wakes up at Cerebro. Ultimate Jean wants Tean to locate the Ultimate version of the mutant who sent them here. Also, her teammates. The two Jeans hug. For some reason, Ultimate Jean states that Tean is better than she is, which is crazy. Ultimate Jean was the president of a floating island. She mentally tricked the entire planet to see what she wanted them to see, which even Phoenix Jean couldn’t do, or didn’t do.
The X-Men giving Spider-Man an awkward silent treatment.
Ultimate Jean goes farther by saying she is a stronger psychic, which is just bonkers.
Issue ends with Jean discovering something via Cerebro.
Hopefully the mystery of the purple tinted white shirt lady is finally answered. Or at least, more official Shadowcat appearances.