Ultimate Fantastic Four/Ultimate X-Men Annual #1
Writer: Aron E. Coleite & Joe Pokaski
Artist: Brandon Peterson & Eric Nguyen
This Ultimate crossover had such potential.
Future X-Men bearing the shield of Captain America. Sue Richards as dictator of the world. Wolverine revealed as the Ultimate Sentinel. Past and future clashing across timelines.
Unfortunately the writing styles of Aron Coleite and Joe Pokaski simply don’t work together. Coleite is polished and packs a punch, while Pokaski continues his juvenile plotting and dialogue, “Reed, I think about you every day. Every nano-day.”
And the dreadful art by Eric Nguyen makes Dan Panosian’s teenage art from last issue look like Alfonse Mucha.
Perhaps if Aron Coleite alone had been matched with the secondary artists of this crossover, Mark Brooks and Brandon Peterson, this would have matched the classic annuals of yore.
But alas, some things are just not meant to be.
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From Marvel (preview): “A group of X-Men from the future come back in time to try and assassinate the Fantastic Four—attempting to prevent the events of Ultimatum from ever happening. Who are these warriors from the future and what role will they play in the shocking scenario to follow?” On sale September 24, 2008.