Ultimate X-Men #89
Writer: Robert Kirkman
Artist: Salvador Larroca
Upon my first reading, I was sure I had missed an issue somewhere along the line. I mean, it starts in the middle of a battle and reads like the final issue of a five-part series.
After a quick check, I confirmed that I had not, in fact, missed an issue.
I was perplexed.
Robert Kirkman isn’t the sort of writer to do something like this.
Then it occurred to me.
Isn’t there a big Ultimate Ultimatum event coming up soon?
It makes me wonder if Kirkman had to speed up his story arcs and condense a traditional 5-part series into one to make time for an Ultimate media event in 2008.