Ultimate Comics X #5
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Ultimate Comics X #5

Writer: Jeph Loeb Artist: Arthur Adams Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 29, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 4
7.5Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

The companion volume to the X-Men event of 2010! Fighting for the future of mutantkind, the X-Men are locked in battle with Bastion. When Magik is gravely injured in battle, she instinctively flees to the sanctuary of Limbo�only to fall into the clutches of a longtime adversary hoping to wrest the powerful Soulsword�and control of Limbo�from her grasp. Now, a small team of X-Men venture in after her, but they are met only by unexpected peril. And in X-Factor, the mutant hunter Bastion has sent the Mutant Response Division and Bolivar Trask after X-Factor with one mission: Kill them all. And it seems thus far that all is going according more

  • 10
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Jun 29, 2011

    This "mini-series" was Loeb at his best. I can honestly say I enjoyed practically every issue(not that there were a lot...), and I honestly hope we see another Ultimate X mini, or better yet, the characters in this "mini-series" show up as members of the new Ultimate X-Men comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 30, 2011

    And as always, I'll keep watching for whatever project Adams tackles next. He's an artist worth waiting for! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 1, 2011

    It could easily have been a moment that made me angry, as we end with one of those "The Beginning" signs, and the new status quo established. Quicksilver's team of mutants (including one member thought dead, but obvious in retrospect) and Karen's team of mutants are both active in the field, both aware of one another and both set on "fixing" things their own way. The story touches on the awful shared origin of all the heroes in the Ultimate Marvel U, and makes it almost palatable for me, and the entire book is just flat-out beautiful. Having not been waiting for this issue (I honestly thought it came out a year ago), I wasn't bothered by the long delay, and I even found the segueway into what I suspect is a new Ultimate X-Men title to be intriguing (at least partly due to the timing of this issue coinciding with the new Ultimate Spider-Man.) All in all, it's a book I didn't expect to like, and certain didn't expect to like this much, so kudos to Marvel. Ultimate Comics: X #5 is somewha Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 29, 2011

    Loeb has now successfully reinvigorated the Ultimate X-Men franchise. How much impact this oft-delayed series will actually have on the Ultimate Universe is more questionable. But if nothing else, Ultimate X should offer plenty of helpful inspiration to Nick Spencer as he takes the reins this fall. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Jul 4, 2011

    Still, if anyone's ever wondered what "damned with faint praise" means, that previous paragraph tells you. A series most notable not for being any good, but largely failing to be as bad as everyone was predicting. That's not exactly a quote worth slapping on the hardcover. Read Full Review

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