Ultimate Comics: X-Men #19

Ultimate Comics: X-Men #19

Writer: Brian Wood Artist: Paco Medina Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 28, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 1
7.7Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

An all-new direction for the Ultimate X-Men! Kitty tries to lead a new nation of mutants, but someone close to her has different plans!

  • 9.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Nov 28, 2012

    Kitty has not been written to be such a compelling character since Joss Whedon's run on Astonishing X-Men. She leads with a cool head and strong conviction, dealing with the dissent within the ranks in a surprisingly reasonable manner. The rest of the cast is dotted with unique personalities and questionable loyalties, making the whole situation as dicey as can be. As amazing as can be, too. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge Nov 29, 2012

    Ultimate Comics X-Men has become a fantastic title since Brian Wood has taken over. It seems as though he is applying the same formula to this title that have made The Massive and DMZ some of the best comics you could hope to read. Paco Medina's art is getting more impressive with every issue, which makes this a creative team, and a book, to be watching closely in the months to come. It would be very difficult to read the Wood/Medina issues of this series and not be hooked. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Matt Sargeson Dec 3, 2012

    I get that things aren't looking great for the Kitty's rag-tag group of survivors, but the air of oppressive hardship and survivalist pragmatism that Wood's decided to weave throughout the story make it, for me, hard to get excited about. I'm still on board with the book for the long haul and believe that there's a strong possibility that this is simply a dense, mood-setting issue that's at odds with my current demeanor, but I'll certainly be relieved when the Ultimate X-Men catch a break and get to let their hair down. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    hatmasta Dec 4, 2012

    I don't know what it is about this series, but I just can't seem to get excited about it. I love Brian Wood, and his short X-Men run was outstanding. But this title is just consistently okay. It's never been bad, it's never been great. The actual dialogue is solid and realistic, but the story/plot/central characters just fall very flat in my book. This title has been plagued since the get-go. So far, two normally great writers have done very little to make the title great. And this is coming from a pretty big fan of the Ultimate universe. I do think that Medina's art is a drawback to this title. The more cartoony style fits very well with comedic titles, like Deadpool and possibly Spider-Man, but it doesn't vibe well with the serious tone of Brian Wood's story here.

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