Ultimate Comics: X-Men #18

Ultimate Comics: X-Men #18

Writer: Brian Wood Artist: Carlo Barberi Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 31, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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The Mutant Resistance Army continues to grow. Can Kitty control it?Master Mold Vs. The X-MenThe shocking conclusion to UNITED WE STAND and bold new beginning for the team!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Oct 31, 2012

    I've been praising Marvel's Ultimate line all throughout Divided We Stand/United We Fall because it's not only fantastic storytelling, but it's revived my faith in cross-over events and what they should be. The creative team for this book is phenomenal and some of the best at Marvel. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Oct 31, 2012

    Pencilers Carlo Barberi and Agustin Padilla work together to strike a wonderful balance for this issue. The opening battle has visuals unlike any mutant battle I've ever seen before, helped generously by Marte Gracia's colors that paint the setting in bleak hues that let the vibrant mutant powers pop on the page. The artists do an excellent job, especially on my favorite page that features Kitty's version of a Fastball Special. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge Oct 31, 2012

    Ultimate Comics X-Men is the one Ultimate book that I would really get behind and recommend. While Bendis' Spidey has been pretty good, it has lacked the consistency of this title, and the Ultimates hasn't been the same since Hickman left. If you can only buy one Ultimate title, and it's arguably the only one worth your money (consistently anyway), make sure that it'sUltimate Comics X-Men, it has all of the same ingredients that made the Ultimate universe the best thing to happen to mainstream comics in decades! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Nov 6, 2012

    Okay, I'm just gonna come out and say it...  Is it REALLY that bad to have your mutation "cured"?  I mean living a normal life, NOT being attacked by crazed robots or wild bigots, is that REALLY a bad thing?  But naturally, Kitty acts like Cap pissed on her leg or something when he broached the subject.  Go figure.  If anything, the reservation idea should have disturbed her more, because, much like Utopia, putting a bunch of mutants in a stationary place is a recipe for disaster.  Especially in the Ultimate U, where humans hate mutants even more than in the 616(probably deservedly so due to Magneto's antics).  On top of that, my hatred of Kitty is well documented  so I don't like her as the "face" of mutantkind.  Besides those little gripes though, this comic told a good story and hopefully got rid of William Stryker.  Now let's hope he stays gone... Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Matt Sargeson Nov 4, 2012

    The dense nature of the various points this issue seeks to address sees the denouement carried out in very brisk fashion, largely operating on a system of telling rather than showing. Kitty narrates across pretty much every panel, dispensing information such as: "We'd been fighting in the hills and canyons for weeks, waging a guerrilla war, liberating camps and freeing mutants." Personally, I'd have liked to have seen a bit more of this 'guerrilla war' being played out; but here, as in the pages of Ultimates Comics Ultimates, it seems that time and page constraints ran contrary to the ambition that the Ultimate Universe editorial team had in mind for the crossover. However, there's no denying that Wood's tenure on the title has already born some great hopes for the future of the series, and I'm confident that this issue will be looked back on as the beginning of something great rather than the conclusion of something adequate. Read Full Review

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