Even though “World War X” is the biggest arc in his run onUltimate X-Men, Brian Wood squarely puts the focus on the characters and political themes that he is developing, not on balls-to-the-wall action. Each character has clear motivation, including the arc's villain Jean Grey. Martinez and Lucas' art help make the characters' feelings a visual reality while moving the story along at slow, yet steady pace. Chris Sotomayor's colors add mood and atmosphere to the story. For example, he uses dark reds and blacks to add tension to the scenes that involve Jean Grey and Jimmy Hudson.Ultimate X-Men#31 is an excellent chapter in what is one of the most unique and ground breaking recent X-Men runs. Read Full Review
Things are heating up and you should not count out the mutant's importance in the Ultimate Universe. They are making a statement and doing so in a way that you would not get from the 616 Universe. That is what makes these events unique and Woods has really set them apart from what we find familiar with them. Meaning we get something new and we can easily be surprised because of it. Read Full Review
On the whole, "Ultimate Comics X-Men" #31 is a cool set up for the battle to come and it ably moves some interesting pieces on the chess board. Unfortunately, uninspired art keeps it from being anything particularly special. Read Full Review
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