Ultimate X-Men #55

Ultimate X-Men #55

Writer: Brian K. Vaughan Artist: Stuart Immonen Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 19, 2005 Critic Reviews: 1
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MOST DANGEROUS GAME PART 2 While the X-Men arrive on Krakoa to aid a mutant trapped in a game where contestants hunt mutants on the island, the longest surviving prey, Longshot, now becomes the object of the ultimate gamesman - Arcade!

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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Feb 10, 2005

    The one nice thing about the Ultimate titles is that the artists are often afforded the opportunity to redesign the looks of various Marvel characters, and I have to say that while I wasn't overly impressed by it in the opening chapter, I'm starting to warm to Longshot's new look, and I rather enjoy the idea that his eye flashes in order to sell the idea that his luck is about to change. As for the new design that Arcade is sporting, I have to confess I miss the 1970's disco suits, but given Brian K. Vaughan is trying to deliver a more serious version of the character, it's probably for the best that he's sporting a more conventional look. The art also does some solid work on the action sequences, as there's a real sense of urgency to the battle, with the scene where Nightcrawler falls victim to Arcade's attack being a particularly effective moment. The final page also offers up a fun visual moment for Longshot fans. Read Full Review

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