Review by: markavo

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Story by Brian Wood
Art by Carlo Barberi & Juan Vlasco
Colors by Marte Gracia
Letters by Joe Sabino
Cover by Dave Johnson

Size: 0 pages
Price: 3.99

It’s the little things Wood brings to the story that gives it the heart it needs to be an Xmen tale. The art has been, and continues to be, top notch. As always, my complaint with the Ultimate titles is that they seem too short. I think I know why they do and it’s not that I’m enjoying them so much the pages fly by.

Bendis doesn’t seem to have the same “too short” problem with Ultimate Comics: Spiderman because his stories are dialogue driven first and visual second. What I mean by that is Ultimate Xmen and The Ultimates often rely on a cinematic feel to the visuals. this eats up a lot of page real-estate and the stories feel shorter because, they kind of are. different angles and cinematic title sequences should stay where they’re at because it makes these books special but would it kill Marvel to make the books 2-3 pages longer so the written word part of the sequential story doesn’t feel cut off by the end?

That page length rant un Ultimate books aside, the blue and gold teams gave this book an extra star it didn’t really need.

Story: 5 - Excellent
Art: 4 - Very Good

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