Ultimate War #1

Ultimate War #1

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Chris Bachalo Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 10, 2003 Critic Reviews: 1 User Reviews: 1
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Magneto declares war on humanity and the X-Men are nowhere to be found! Is it possible that the team of world-saving mutants have switched sides?

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Dec 22, 2002

    Aside from the rather explosive opening material this opening issue is a rather low key effort from Mark Millar, as the X-Men don't look to have received their invitation to the big brawl yet. However, with this miniseries being quite a bit ahead of the latest issue of the Ultimates, this issue does offer up some fun surprises, as we see the team's lineup has been nicely expanded to include Hawkeye, Black Widow, Quicksilver & the Scarlet Witch, while Hank Pym is noticeable absent. This issue does establish that Magneto is back, as he's in full mutant superiority mode, and the Ultimates make it clear in this issue that they're stepping up to the challenge, as they take down several of Magneto's operatives. Still the issue does have a hurry up and wait feel to it, as all the pieces are ready to be thrown on the board, and yet Mark Millar almost seems to unwilling to kick it into gear in this issue. Then again I'll admit I'm an impatient fanboy who can't wait for the big fight to begin. Read Full Review

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