Review: Ultimate X-Men #94

Ultimate X-Men #94 coverUltimate X-Men #94
‘Absolute Power, Part 1’
Writer: Aron E. Coleite
Penciler: Mark Brooks
Inker: Jaime Mendoza & Troy Hubbs

While Aron Coleite’s first issue is already better than most of Robert Kirkman’s ‘Ultimate X-Men’ run, I am reserving judgment on the ‘Heroes’ writer for at least another issue or two.

Unfair or not, I can’t forget ‘Lost’ writer Damon Lindelhof and the fiasco that was ‘Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk’…

On the one hand, Coleite has deftly introduced the Ultimate Alpha Fight with a very neat twist. It is obvious that he either read the X-Men in the early days or did a lot of serious research.

On the other hand, this whole ethical question about the use of Banshee rings a little hollow and is introduced into the plot too quickly for me to care.

But on the whole, this is a significant upgrade over the past few years and I am intrigued to see where it’s going to go.

And to be honest, that is the point of comics. Getting your reader to buy the next issue.

From Marvel (preview): “New scribe Aron Coleite jumps aboard, fresh from his stint as one of the top writers on the hit NBC show Heroes! Regrouping after the devastating battle against Apocalypse, the X-Men encounter a new adversary which seems unstoppable. To fight it, the young mutants must ask themselves: how far are they willing to go and what are they willing to take to raise their game? The answer will test the bonds and shake the team to its very core.” On sale May 21, 2008.

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