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Emma Frost, Alex Summers and the X-Men's greatest enemy star in an epic new storyline! When teenage mutant Lorna Dane accidentally commits a horrific crime, will the X-Men protect her, or leave her to the fury of S.H.I.E.L.D.? Collecting: Ultimate X-Men 61-65 Emma Frost, Alex Summers and the X-Men's greatest enemy star in an epic new storyline! When teenage mutant Lorna Dane accidentally commits a horrific crime, will the X-Men protect her, or leave her to the fury of S.H.I.E.L.D.? Collecting: Ultimate X-Men 61-65


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Emma Frost, Alex Summers and the X-Men's greatest enemy star in an epic new storyline! When teenage mutant Lorna Dane accidentally commits a horrific crime, will the X-Men protect her, or leave her to the fury of S.H.I.E.L.D.? Collecting: Ultimate X-Men 61-65 Emma Frost, Alex Summers and the X-Men's greatest enemy star in an epic new storyline! When teenage mutant Lorna Dane accidentally commits a horrific crime, will the X-Men protect her, or leave her to the fury of S.H.I.E.L.D.? Collecting: Ultimate X-Men 61-65

30 review for Ultimate X-Men, Vol. 13: Magnetic North

  1. 5 out of 5

    Bookwraiths

    I always enjoy any X-Men story that involves Magneto. This one was no exception though the tons of foreshadowing for things to come helped make this one better than it probably should have been. The only letdown was the fights, which just did not excite me very much.

  2. 4 out of 5

    James DeSantis

    This is by far Vaughan best work with X-Men so far. This time we have Magneto still in jail but some are planning to break out...his cell mate. It happens to be another mutant who lost control of her power and killed people. So now she's stuck inside with Magneto since they share the same power. So a band of mutants including Havok decide to break her out. But they'll have to go through the X-Men AND the Ultimates. This is pretty fun and a real stringer in the ending. It also shows a more calcul This is by far Vaughan best work with X-Men so far. This time we have Magneto still in jail but some are planning to break out...his cell mate. It happens to be another mutant who lost control of her power and killed people. So now she's stuck inside with Magneto since they share the same power. So a band of mutants including Havok decide to break her out. But they'll have to go through the X-Men AND the Ultimates. This is pretty fun and a real stringer in the ending. It also shows a more calculated Magneto which was nice. I also liked the relationships here and how the characters all interacted. This also built some good future storylines like Peter and Kurt and Bobby and Kitty. Overall, this is one of the stronger volumes of the Ultimate X-Men universe and Vaughan best. A 4 out of 5.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Sesana

    It's a pretty good story, in fact. Magneto's plan is subtle and complex enough to be believable, not only as something that would work but as something that could entirely fool his targets. The Ultimates show up, and it's a pretty decent appearance. They fight the X-Men, of course, because that's what happens when superheroes meet, but it at least makes a certain amount of sense that they do. It's a pretty good story, in fact. Magneto's plan is subtle and complex enough to be believable, not only as something that would work but as something that could entirely fool his targets. The Ultimates show up, and it's a pretty decent appearance. They fight the X-Men, of course, because that's what happens when superheroes meet, but it at least makes a certain amount of sense that they do.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Baba

    Lorna Dane accidentally commits a nasty crime, will the team stand by her. A huge turning point in the X-Men - SHIELD relationship! Collects Ultimate X-Men #61-65. 7.5 out of 12

  5. 5 out of 5

    Nate

    Magneto has consistently been the worst part of Ultimate X-men through 12 volumes so I was nervous heading into this one. He always seemed turned up to eleven and on the brink of genocide and that just wasn't that interesting to me and honestly sold the character short. Here though he is wisely kept to the periphery and instead we are treated to an ever expanding ensemble cast of mutants each with enough personality and back story to support their own title. Vaughan remains on top of his game an Magneto has consistently been the worst part of Ultimate X-men through 12 volumes so I was nervous heading into this one. He always seemed turned up to eleven and on the brink of genocide and that just wasn't that interesting to me and honestly sold the character short. Here though he is wisely kept to the periphery and instead we are treated to an ever expanding ensemble cast of mutants each with enough personality and back story to support their own title. Vaughan remains on top of his game and rides off into the sunset with another solid story.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Adam

    This one was generally fun with an exciting plot. The artwork was not as good as much of it earlier in the series, particularly with a lot of this one taking a sort of "kiddie" look. But for the action parts it was good enough. I liked the concept of the multiple x-teams and the public reception of them and all of that. So, average quality, not great, but not bad at all. It does seem like the quality of the series as a whole (including its artwork) is more-or-less declining the further on it goe This one was generally fun with an exciting plot. The artwork was not as good as much of it earlier in the series, particularly with a lot of this one taking a sort of "kiddie" look. But for the action parts it was good enough. I liked the concept of the multiple x-teams and the public reception of them and all of that. So, average quality, not great, but not bad at all. It does seem like the quality of the series as a whole (including its artwork) is more-or-less declining the further on it goes.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Adam Stone

    Vaughan's Ultimate X-Men run has been sloppier than his other work, but he ends up tying a nice little bow on it. Lots of pieces from his run end up becoming important as The Academy Of Tomorrow (a sort of New Mutants/Generation X school run by Emma Frost) ends up pitted against the X-Men and The Ultimates when one of the students is framed for murder. Or mabe this is all a part of some larger scheme where only one person truly knows what's happening. Vaughan's Ultimate X-Men run has been sloppier than his other work, but he ends up tying a nice little bow on it. Lots of pieces from his run end up becoming important as The Academy Of Tomorrow (a sort of New Mutants/Generation X school run by Emma Frost) ends up pitted against the X-Men and The Ultimates when one of the students is framed for murder. Or mabe this is all a part of some larger scheme where only one person truly knows what's happening.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Noah

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Near the end, this volume had me absolutely hooked. The panels popped out as much as Ultimate Spider-Man, but the story was a bit weighty at the beginning. However, this set was able to make me care about Angel and Dazzler, whom I never really cared for.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    I really liked this one - 3.5 Stars

  10. 4 out of 5

    Jason

    A wonderful ending to BKV's run. Great call backs, an action packed plot with fun twists and gorgeous art. A wonderful ending to BKV's run. Great call backs, an action packed plot with fun twists and gorgeous art.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Ekenedilichukwu Ikegwuani

    a really good story arc that doubles as a well written heist/breakout

  12. 4 out of 5

    Charles

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Stuff I Read – Ultimate X-Men #61-65 Well, back in the saddle and back on track on my mission to review the entire Ultimate X-Men series. And yes a large part of my not wanting to do this was because I had more Brian Vaughan to get through. Another part of it has been that I have been reading D&D books, but that I really haven’t cared for Vaughan’s writing on this title has kept me away. But luckily for me his run has come to an end with Magnetic North, in which Polaris is framed for killing some Stuff I Read – Ultimate X-Men #61-65 Well, back in the saddle and back on track on my mission to review the entire Ultimate X-Men series. And yes a large part of my not wanting to do this was because I had more Brian Vaughan to get through. Another part of it has been that I have been reading D&D books, but that I really haven’t cared for Vaughan’s writing on this title has kept me away. But luckily for me his run has come to an end with Magnetic North, in which Polaris is framed for killing some people and Alex Summers and his friends somehow make the X-Men look like idiots. I mean, it’s not all bad. It has some fair moments, but really this is a fitting end to Vaughan’s run, because it feels rather pointless and undeserved throughout. By now, these X-Men having survived so much already, I would have thought they were beyond this crap. But still they are being outdone by characters that just shouldn’t be able to do it. There is no way that Alex and his New Mutant rejects should be taking down the X-Men. The X-Men train constantly and really shouldn’t be surprised by people that they already know. So right out of the gate I’m not really digging the story. The only thing that works for me is the plan, which I think is rather clever and which the X-Men fall for immediately. Despite the fact that Jean is a telepath and should have been able to pull the plan from Forge’s head easily enough. I mean, having Longshot involved can only change the odds so much. But otherwise the plan was pretty good. It shows that these villains were thinking, and it introduces Ultimate Mystique, and that kind of works. In my opinion her personality is exactly like the main Mystique, but that’s not too bad a thing. And the parts with Angel and Ali aren’t too bad. That they are the only people smart enough to figure out what’s going on seems a bit of a stretch, but they are about the only thing in Vaughan’s run that I think works well. The rest of the relationships all pretty much suck, but with those two it kind of makes sense and they work well together. But even that leaves a bad taste in my mouth, because it all just comes off as pointless in the end. Vaughan leaves the team much worse off than where they were when he began. They seem hardly a team, as they seem bickering and contrary for no real reason. They have been downgraded to children who act like children, and not children who have been forced to grow up too quickly. Their problems are smaller and their missions almost always failures. Even in this story, where it would seem easy enough to figure out, especially given their powers and skills, they failed to prevent Magneto from escaping and almost lost a team member. It would be a lie to say that I am sad to see Vaughan go. Under his pen the X-Men have become ineffective at battling even the smallest threats. If Millar’s message was that mutants were objectively better than humans and Bendis’ was that they are human, Vaughan seems to come down on the side of they are less than humans, because the human forces in this story are in the right and far more competent than the X-Men. Or maybe he is just saying that these are children and not ready to fight. But he completely disregards the history of the team, their past triumphs, and their personalities. He tries to start over and make them all rookies again, and it just comes off as insulting. Whatever I had against Millar, he was the writer for a long time and you have to respect what he wrote. That these issues failed to do that makes them incongruous to the rest of the series, and I almost pity the writer that comes next. At the same time, I have to believe things will get better. Because they can’t get much work. I give this arc a 5/10.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Edward Cheer

    Well, that's it for Vaughan. It's sad he didn't really make anything that stood out. Although, to be fair, this is my favorite X-Men comic he's written. Magnetic North is all about Magneto and his plans to escape his prison. And I've gotta say, his plan is pretty intricately designed. I liked the twists and turns between S.H.I.E.L.D., Xavier, Frost, and Magneto all moving back and forth and re-appropriating their plans every time a new development came in. It felt electric and organic, as the sce Well, that's it for Vaughan. It's sad he didn't really make anything that stood out. Although, to be fair, this is my favorite X-Men comic he's written. Magnetic North is all about Magneto and his plans to escape his prison. And I've gotta say, his plan is pretty intricately designed. I liked the twists and turns between S.H.I.E.L.D., Xavier, Frost, and Magneto all moving back and forth and re-appropriating their plans every time a new development came in. It felt electric and organic, as the scenes shifted. However, I'm still irritated with how clumsy Vaughan has been handling the relationships between the X-Men. Teens do fall in and out of love very fast, but there needs to be development behind that. When I was a teen, I spent many months considering what options I had before I chose to pursue another girl. And that might have just been how I handled my relationships. I do remember everyone else going about it much more stupidly. Vaughan had an unfortunate run. I'm not sure what it was, but he just wasn't as sharp as I can recall from reading his masterful comic "Y: The Last Man". But Magnetic North is a decent volume to end on. Perhaps Kirkman can do a better job than Vaughan and Millar.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Andrew

    Brian K. Vaughan's final volume is nigh perfect for a superhero team book. Everything about the closing story arc is great and complete washes away the awful memories of the insipid Mark Millar run. He does everything a competent writer should do. He wraps up his plot lines created in his run but leaves room for future writers to work with what he's done. He's shown that gracious trait, using what previous writers have created, throughout his run too. It's nice to see writers listen to what prev Brian K. Vaughan's final volume is nigh perfect for a superhero team book. Everything about the closing story arc is great and complete washes away the awful memories of the insipid Mark Millar run. He does everything a competent writer should do. He wraps up his plot lines created in his run but leaves room for future writers to work with what he's done. He's shown that gracious trait, using what previous writers have created, throughout his run too. It's nice to see writers listen to what previous writers have done and incorporate it into their run. Plus, his Magneto is far superior to Millar's. I really can't say anything more praise-worthy about this run and this volume with out geeking out and embarrassing myself. So, in conclusion, it's sad that his exceptional run has ended, but I have to keep hope that he might return in the future to continue writing for this series. Brian K. Vaughan's run is highly recommended!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Eric England

    Ultimate X-Men Volume 13: Magnetic North is the final story of Brian K. Vaughan's run on Ultimate X-Men. It is certainly one of the better story arcs of Vaughan's run. The plot is well thought out and, for once, feels large enough in scope that it needs the entire X-men lineup. The addition of the Ultimates helps expand the universe of the characters and the Academy of Tomorrow founded by Emma Frost is a great idea showcasing an interesting alternative to Xavier's ideas. Additionally, Vaughan wr Ultimate X-Men Volume 13: Magnetic North is the final story of Brian K. Vaughan's run on Ultimate X-Men. It is certainly one of the better story arcs of Vaughan's run. The plot is well thought out and, for once, feels large enough in scope that it needs the entire X-men lineup. The addition of the Ultimates helps expand the universe of the characters and the Academy of Tomorrow founded by Emma Frost is a great idea showcasing an interesting alternative to Xavier's ideas. Additionally, Vaughan wraps up several of his loose ends while allowing for new directions for the characters.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Jedhua

    Book Info: This collection contains Ultimate X-Men issues #61-65. ABSOLUTE RATING: {2.5+/5 stars} STANDARDIZED RATING: <3/5 stars> Book Info: This collection contains Ultimate X-Men issues #61-65. ABSOLUTE RATING: {2.5+/5 stars} STANDARDIZED RATING: <3/5 stars>

  17. 5 out of 5

    Josephine (biblioseph)

    A serious step up from the previous stories... probably because we got to hang out with Magneto again. Also, the story directly concerning Polaris' freak-out was really engaging somehow. Worth slogging through Ultimate X-Men Vol. 12: Hard Lessons A serious step up from the previous stories... probably because we got to hang out with Magneto again. Also, the story directly concerning Polaris' freak-out was really engaging somehow. Worth slogging through Ultimate X-Men Vol. 12: Hard Lessons

  18. 5 out of 5

    John White

    For a finale I was hoping more from Vaughan as each story felt like a definite piece to a puzzle, but the end picture was ok rather than good. The art work by Immonen and VonGraebadger is very good and brings a realistic vibrancy to some mundane settings. All in all enjoyable enough but a ultimate disappointing.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Fizzgig76

    Reprints Ultimate X-Men #61-65. Lorna Dane is framed for murder and imprisoned with Magneto who is working on an escape plan. Not bad, not great. It is pretty typical Ultimate X-Men with soapy storylines.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Michael

    Brian K. Vaughan amps up with this volume. His and Stuart Immonen's work reaches a peak here, and leaves a very good impression. I'm a little worried for Robert Kirkman's run, but this will leave me interested, at least for a little while. Brian K. Vaughan amps up with this volume. His and Stuart Immonen's work reaches a peak here, and leaves a very good impression. I'm a little worried for Robert Kirkman's run, but this will leave me interested, at least for a little while.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Hannah

    The storyline twisted between being really complex and astoundingly predictable. The art, however, was fantastic.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Jeff Raymond

    For what it’s worth, I wasn’t enjoying Ultimate X-Men for a while, but the last 4 books have really turned it around for me.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Joe

    This got better with the update of the regular 616 Universe

  24. 4 out of 5

    sixthreezy

    Dare I say what I need to say about Magneto again... Not as much on-and-on about it this time around, but still fairly uneventful story going on with him around..

  25. 4 out of 5

    Vadim

    Ugh. Really disappointing by this series despite the all great names attached, and a few good moments throughout.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Talyseon Talyseon

    The Ultimate X-Men are out of their slump, and back to producing top rate stories. Check out my full review: Ultimate X-Men: Magnetic North The Ultimate X-Men are out of their slump, and back to producing top rate stories. Check out my full review: Ultimate X-Men: Magnetic North

  27. 4 out of 5

    Krystl Louwagie

    Always good characters and stories from mister Vaughan. Lets see how the next installment with Kirkman goes...

  28. 5 out of 5

    Amiel

    i've always wanted to read superhero comic books especially batman's stories and now i've had my first. the book is not so much, but it's a start. i've always wanted to read superhero comic books especially batman's stories and now i've had my first. the book is not so much, but it's a start.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Erin

    This brought in an interesting plot point about mutant crimes, but I hate when SHIELD gets involved.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Alex

    I really enjoyed the character plots in this volume as well as the callbacks to previous volumes. It all felt really well tied together.

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