Story Mark Millar
Pencils Adam Kubert
Inks Danny Miki
Colors Dave Stewart
Letters Chris Eliopoulos
Cover Dated April 2003
Return of the King, Part Three of Seven
This website has the entire comic to be downloaded, it is where I got the scans :
The X-Men at this point are : Xavier, Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Storm, Wolverine, Shadowcat, Beast and Colossus.
Issue opens in the Savage Land, four weeks ago. This was Kitty’s first mission, though she snuck onto it.
Wolverine left Cyclops for dead, so he can have sex with Jean some more. He told the team that Cyclops is dead, so no one is looking for him.
Day One for Cyclops, is no good. He is badly broken, I can’t take my eyes off of how his left arm is wrapped around his neck.
Kitty broke into a SHIELD base to learn if they know where Magneto is. They don’t. The X-Men want to find him, as Magneto has given a deadline that he will strike at the end of it.
These are the only pages Kitty is in the comic for.
Downtown Los Angeles, Wolverine and Colossus are fighting some Brotherhood extremists. Colossus wants to try out a new maneuver he has thought if – a fastball special.
Day 26 for Cyclops. We see four soldiers land in the Savage Land.
There is an ad for the Daredevil soundtrack, which is so good! Fantastic Four s first soundtrack and the one for the Avengers’ film are good as well.
San Diego. Beast and Storm, who are broken up at this point, are in the Blackbird. He still wants to know if Xavier was forcing them together. Storm still loves him.
There is an ad for Dardevil v Spider-Man DVD, I own it and it is good. The Fantastic Four episode that Dardevil appears in, is included.
Camp X-Factor, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Xavier and Nightcrawler are prisoners. It reminds me of the Dark Avengers / X-Men crossover, Utopia, when Xavier and Beast were prisoners together.
Issue ends on Day 31 for Cyclops, as he is on Magneto’s floating base.
I will be reviewing issue 30, soon.
At the back is a Ballot for the Wizard Awards 2003.
Here is who I would have voted for –
Brian Michael Bendis (Ultimate Spider-Man)
Mark Millar (Ultimate X-Men)
Adam Kubert (Ultimate X-Men)
Danny Miki (Ultimate X-Men)
Art Thibert (Ultimate Spider-Man)
Chris Eliopoulos (Ultimate Spider-Man)
Tom Brevoort (Avengers, Iron Man)
Emma Frost (New X-Men)
Though I would have really wrote in Kitty Pryde on the line.
Green Goblin (Ultimate)
Favorite Supporting Character
Mary Jane Watson (Ultimate Spider-Man)
Favorite Ongoing Series
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Volume Two
Spider-Man : Blue
Favorite Comic Merchandise
HeroClix : Marvel Clobbin’ Time (WizKids)
Marvel Legends Action Figures (Toy Biz)
Favorite Comic TV or Movie Project
Since, I would have voted for all five, I would choose X-Men Evolution