The Rest of the Rest: Ultimate Wolverine Noir X

Ultimate Comics X #1 (Preview)
Writer: Jeph Loeb
Artist: Art Adams

From Marvel: “Who – or what – is Ultimate X? The answers and even more secrets arrive in the all new ULTIMATE X ongoing bi-monthly series from the superstar dream team of JEPH LOEB and ART ADAMS. Wolverine is dead. Captain America is a fugitive. The Fantastic Four disbanded. Lives have been destroyed and nothing can ever be the same – is there any hope left? It all begins with a search for a brand new character whose identity will leave jaws on the floor and change the Ultimate Universe forever.”

On sale February 3, 2010.

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X-Men Noir: Mark of Cain #3 (Preview)
Writer: Fred Van Lente
Artist: Dennis Calero

From Marvel: “‘Herr Wagner, here, started out in the circus before becoming the top second-story man in Europe. And don’t let Comrade Rasputin’s size fool you. It’s his artistic talent the Bolsheviks want to ship him to Siberia for – an expert forger of artworks and official documents. And Ororo’s skills at thievery are so renowned, even at her delicate age, that she is literally worshiped by the footpads of Cairo, if you can believe it. These are my all-new, all-different X Men,’ Professor Xavier said.”

Also on sale February 3, 2010.

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  1. Ultimate Comics X was fairly intriguing. Certainly worth a read by any Wolverine fan. Not sure where the series is going aside from recruiting a new Ultimate X-Men team.

    I was less impressed with X-Men Noir: Mark of Cain #3. As I’ve said before, I am pretty much done with these Noir stories.

  2. Well I gave up on Ultimate-verse after Ultimatum so I rather resent being kicked to buy these issues. Wasn’t horrible but the whole idea was not something I care about. ‘Wolverine is too much like 616, let’s kill him and make a new younger in your face Wolverine’. Sound familiar? Not to mention the claws thing? Just stupid

  3. I wanted to hate Ultimate X and I was so sure I was going to dislike it. But after reading the issue, I find myself kind of liking it. The whole “shoot mutants on sight” apocalyptic scenario was very neat. Plus I really did like the twist on the whole Heather Hudson back story. At the very least they did their research on old Wolverine stories.

    Plus I like the magazine reference from the first Ultimate X-Men arc. I will keep following this for a little while longer. This is impressive stuff coming from Loeb.

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