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The X-Men team have become more that just a team - they've bacome a family. but even the strongest family can be ripped apart by tragedy...and the death of one of their own leaves the remaining X- Men struggling to deal with the loss. Then Mr. Sinister arrives, intent on giving the X-Men a lot more to mourn. Collecting: Ultimate X-Men 46-49 The X-Men team have become more that just a team - they've bacome a family. but even the strongest family can be ripped apart by tragedy...and the death of one of their own leaves the remaining X- Men struggling to deal with the loss. Then Mr. Sinister arrives, intent on giving the X-Men a lot more to mourn. Collecting: Ultimate X-Men 46-49


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The X-Men team have become more that just a team - they've bacome a family. but even the strongest family can be ripped apart by tragedy...and the death of one of their own leaves the remaining X- Men struggling to deal with the loss. Then Mr. Sinister arrives, intent on giving the X-Men a lot more to mourn. Collecting: Ultimate X-Men 46-49 The X-Men team have become more that just a team - they've bacome a family. but even the strongest family can be ripped apart by tragedy...and the death of one of their own leaves the remaining X- Men struggling to deal with the loss. Then Mr. Sinister arrives, intent on giving the X-Men a lot more to mourn. Collecting: Ultimate X-Men 46-49

30 review for Ultimate X-Men, Vol. 9: The Tempest

  1. 4 out of 5

    James DeSantis

    Sinister: I know Xavier's greatest weakness. Xavier: What are you doing? Sinister: STAIRS! *Proceeds to throw Xavier down a flight of stairs* Okay I know it's bad to laugh but it did, and Sinister is a piece of shit here but damn if he isn't fun. I love a good villain and when Sinister is introduced as a horseman to Apoclypse, the X-Men have a new baddie to deal with. Rogue, Nightcrawler, Angel and more get to shine here as new members of the X-Men team. We also get Dazzlers crazy ass to help to Sinister: I know Xavier's greatest weakness. Xavier: What are you doing? Sinister: STAIRS! *Proceeds to throw Xavier down a flight of stairs* Okay I know it's bad to laugh but it did, and Sinister is a piece of shit here but damn if he isn't fun. I love a good villain and when Sinister is introduced as a horseman to Apoclypse, the X-Men have a new baddie to deal with. Rogue, Nightcrawler, Angel and more get to shine here as new members of the X-Men team. We also get Dazzlers crazy ass to help too. Overall, this is a quick but fun volume of X-men. To see them all have to figure out how to stop someone as sinister as Sinister was fun. Brian K Vaughan keeps the dialogue tight with some good jokes, good character motivation, and fights. This continues bendis strong run for the series and I'll jump into the next one soon! A 4 out of 5.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Bookwraiths

    Another really interesting story line. Brian K. Vaughn crafting a damn good yarn with plenty of action, characterization, and team bonding. Honestly, I keep liking this series more and more.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Sesana

    How much you like this volume will probably depend greatly on how much you like the 616 version of Sinister. This volume is basically about Ultimate Sinister, who is a very different character from the original. This version of Sinister is not, apparently, a mutant, nor is he much of a genius. Instead, he's an unstable man with a gun, killing mutants on the orders of Apocalypse. Here, Apocalypse is either a voice in his head or something that he's channeling. It certainly seems to be the former, How much you like this volume will probably depend greatly on how much you like the 616 version of Sinister. This volume is basically about Ultimate Sinister, who is a very different character from the original. This version of Sinister is not, apparently, a mutant, nor is he much of a genius. Instead, he's an unstable man with a gun, killing mutants on the orders of Apocalypse. Here, Apocalypse is either a voice in his head or something that he's channeling. It certainly seems to be the former, but I'm not ruling anything out at this point. This is, indeed, quite a different vision of the character. I didn't particularly care for it, but then, I'm not terribly attached to Sinister as a villain. Hate the original Sinister? This might intrigue you. Sinister was your favorite? Yeah, you might want to skip this one. That aside, it's a nicely plotted and paced story. Not the best Ultimate book yet, but a very good one.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Colin McKay Miller

    Ultimate X-Men: Volume 9: The Tempest is a well-paced action story that does little more than keep superhero comics ordinary and average. If you haven’t read the comics, seen the cartoons, movies or the TV show rip-offs, the X-Men are a group of people who mutated into beings with superhero powers. Some of these mutations leave them looking like regular people (but with the ability to say, read minds or run through walls), whereas others are more overtly freakish. They often fight against other Ultimate X-Men: Volume 9: The Tempest is a well-paced action story that does little more than keep superhero comics ordinary and average. If you haven’t read the comics, seen the cartoons, movies or the TV show rip-offs, the X-Men are a group of people who mutated into beings with superhero powers. Some of these mutations leave them looking like regular people (but with the ability to say, read minds or run through walls), whereas others are more overtly freakish. They often fight against other mutants while maintaining a high moral standard in an attempt to sway prejudiced humans to accept them. This may seem obvious to anyone who’s paid attention to anything comics-related in the last 45 years, but when Marvel launched the Ultimate series in 2000, it was done in an attempt to bring in new fans who couldn’t jump into an ongoing comic without knowing the convoluted (and often conflicting) past storylines. They started from scratch, redoing the origins of a lot of heroes and villains, even going so far as to bring in a decent group of writers to update and tweak the now classic characters for a new generation. For an industry that had simply been gouging the collectors for way too long—rehashing old storylines, putting out the same comic with multiple covers simply because the nerds would pay—this seemed like not only a step in the right direction, but a necessary move to retrieve burned out fans and ignite new interest. Nerds, however, are strange creatures, often with an insistent demand that the rules/standards be retained (even though the problems comic book producers created seem to clearly disregard that), but then again, there are enough universes per superhero that I’m sure you’ll run into one you don’t like along the way. Though I’ve enjoyed the Ultimate reworkings of (at least for me) formerly boring villains—namely Venom in Ultimate Spiderman—this time around it was my favorite (X-Men) villain that got relaunched and I can’t say I’m thrilled with the results produced by writer Brian K. Vaughn. Even though the pacing is well done, impressively using the visual storytelling to cram in multiple character plotlines in such a small space, sometimes there are just too many X-Men for one poor little comic to take, and this time, it’s the villain Mr. Sinister who gets the shaft. In Ultimate X-Men 9, the X-Men are looking for an untraceable man going around killing mutants. This man cannot be tracked by scent, mind control, or really anything except the naked eye when he’s standing right in front of you. This man is Mr. Sinister. Admittedly, Mr. Sinister was one of those characters where his powers—seemingly more mental than physical, based on what is given to him by a super mutant or genetic manipulation—were never quite defined, but unlike most undefined powers prone to plot abuse (akin to solving a problem by making up scientific jargon at minute 56 of a “Star Trek” episode), Mr. Sinister was always more about being cruel than having unstoppable power. This time around though, he’s given a gun instead of a brain, and even if I prefer Brandon Petersons’ artwork to a lot of what I’ve seen in Ultimate X-Men, it’s a shame to see the pillars of what made a character (whether you liked them or not) replaced. To me, superhero comics are not unlike action movies. More than anything, I’m just looking to be entertained, but every once and a while, one comes along that reminds you the genre could be so much more and that the bulk of it truly is plain average. Ultimate X-Men 9 still has the nuts and bolts covered, putting a quick smirk on your face, but there are enough comic story clichés—You killed my lover, but they’d want me to forgive you! or Oh no! We’ve fallen right into his evil plan!—to make it seem like opportunities missed, and really, wasn’t that the evil the Ultimate series was supposed to be fighting all along? Two stars.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    What a disappointing story arc. In this volume, a villain whom we learn and care nothing about is easily thwarted. Yawn. Storm is the only character that has anything remotely interesting happen to her and even she isn't enough to save this. Disappointing, especially coming from Brian K. Vaughan. What a disappointing story arc. In this volume, a villain whom we learn and care nothing about is easily thwarted. Yawn. Storm is the only character that has anything remotely interesting happen to her and even she isn't enough to save this. Disappointing, especially coming from Brian K. Vaughan.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Adam Stone

    Brian K Vaughan is one of the best writers in 21st century comics. His creator owned and Vertigo series: Saga, Vol. 1, Pride of Baghdad, Paper Girls, Vol. 1, and Y: The Last Man, Vol. 1: Unmanned are all excellent, and his Marvel series, Runaways, Vol. 1: Pride and Joy was the first excellent new property of the 21st century. Unfortunately, his Ultimate X-Men run is clunky. I think he was right that Mr. Sinister, and Apocalypse were two regular Marvel villains whose history didn't make a lot of s Brian K Vaughan is one of the best writers in 21st century comics. His creator owned and Vertigo series: Saga, Vol. 1, Pride of Baghdad, Paper Girls, Vol. 1, and Y: The Last Man, Vol. 1: Unmanned are all excellent, and his Marvel series, Runaways, Vol. 1: Pride and Joy was the first excellent new property of the 21st century. Unfortunately, his Ultimate X-Men run is clunky. I think he was right that Mr. Sinister, and Apocalypse were two regular Marvel villains whose history didn't make a lot of sense, and needed some revinvention. Unfortunately I don't think his concept of either character works any better. His dialogue isn't as fluid as usual, and I have a hard time believing these are the same characters Millar and Bendis were writing. I'm afraid that his whole run might end up being skippable. This volume, in particular.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Noah

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. At the beginning, I was led to believe this volume to be another "solid 4" from me. Maybe it's my draw to Storm, but this set was exactly what I'm looking for from an X-Men story. The "Hunger Games" type story doesn't seem to overstay its welcome, unlike those in The Ultimates 1 and 2 and Ultimate Nightmare. Wolverine was done so well here, and emotional "check-ins" were given to just about every character. Plus, giving Professor X his own issue to shine was super cool. I can't remember a volume At the beginning, I was led to believe this volume to be another "solid 4" from me. Maybe it's my draw to Storm, but this set was exactly what I'm looking for from an X-Men story. The "Hunger Games" type story doesn't seem to overstay its welcome, unlike those in The Ultimates 1 and 2 and Ultimate Nightmare. Wolverine was done so well here, and emotional "check-ins" were given to just about every character. Plus, giving Professor X his own issue to shine was super cool. I can't remember a volume being this diverse in tone.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Marloges

    This is a tough one... I liked where the story was going and how Apocalypse was teased here and also the interaction between the X-Men but the villian felt wasted. I'm not an expert but Sinister is supposed to be one of the more initimidating villians in the X-Men but he just felt like an incapable tool here. The end especially gave the characters some insane plot armor and it ended in a pretty unsatisfying way in my opinion... Still, the art was gorgeous this time around and I'm curious to see This is a tough one... I liked where the story was going and how Apocalypse was teased here and also the interaction between the X-Men but the villian felt wasted. I'm not an expert but Sinister is supposed to be one of the more initimidating villians in the X-Men but he just felt like an incapable tool here. The end especially gave the characters some insane plot armor and it ended in a pretty unsatisfying way in my opinion... Still, the art was gorgeous this time around and I'm curious to see how this'll continue.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Adam

    This wasn't bad, but seemed like a big drop from the quality of the last couple of volumes. The art style, while high-quality, just didn't seem to characterize the the familiar characters nearly as well. The plot was intriguing and should've been fascinating, but it basically just fizzled out. Some of the dialogue was pretty thin also. I felt like this could've been so much more (and some of the previous volumes set those expectations high), but it wasn't, it was just more typical so-so x-men fa This wasn't bad, but seemed like a big drop from the quality of the last couple of volumes. The art style, while high-quality, just didn't seem to characterize the the familiar characters nearly as well. The plot was intriguing and should've been fascinating, but it basically just fizzled out. Some of the dialogue was pretty thin also. I felt like this could've been so much more (and some of the previous volumes set those expectations high), but it wasn't, it was just more typical so-so x-men fare. Hopefully it'll improve again in coming volumes, I'll see.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Nate

    This was by far the best Ultimate X-Men story I have read so far. Sinister is an incredibly creepy villain, a night and day difference than he is in the Marvel main universe. Also, seeing the team in mourning after the death of Hank McCoy in the previous collection adds an emotional weight to this collection not surprising as Brian K. Vaughan is at the helm for the first time in peak of his powers, Runaways era form.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Jim

    Not the strongest volume in the series, though I love the artwork. The story seems more a bridge to a better conflict. To me Sinister was a rather weak opponent, and most of the story is about the characters dealing with the loss of a friend. Hopefully the next one will be better.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Jason

    One of my favorite writers, Brian K. Vaughn, starts his run on this title. Like Bendis, he mixes in fun ideas with small character moments and big action set pieces.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Thomas Hetherington

    A more interesting twist on a classic villain with a some great character work by Vaughan, who seems to really get the X-men more than Bendis.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Ekenedilichukwu Ikegwuani

    a filler arc if i ever saw one, but still entertaining

  15. 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 #46-49 Well this time I realized that the writer changed right away, so that’s good, I guess. Bendis is, sadly, out, and in his place comes Brian Vaughan, picking up where Bendis left off, with an influx of students including Angel, Alison, and Alex (hmm, lots of A names). But yeah, the story revolves around a mutant serial killer in the Ultimate version of Mr. Sinister, who is taking orders from a possible figment of his imagination, Apocalypse. And here again we se Stuff I Read – Ultimate X-Men #46-49 Well this time I realized that the writer changed right away, so that’s good, I guess. Bendis is, sadly, out, and in his place comes Brian Vaughan, picking up where Bendis left off, with an influx of students including Angel, Alison, and Alex (hmm, lots of A names). But yeah, the story revolves around a mutant serial killer in the Ultimate version of Mr. Sinister, who is taking orders from a possible figment of his imagination, Apocalypse. And here again we see an expansion of the appearances of characters, as we see an Ultimate Northstar, Sunspot, and, though dead, Marrow. We finally start to some more sympathetic human characters in the police officers investigating the scene, and it is nice to see Vaughan keep with Bendis is his portrayal of humans as both good and bad. And, again in keeping with Bendis, we see the X-Men as flawed, human figures, not as beyond humans but striving for equality. Indeed, the whole confrontation with Ultimate Sunspot acts a bit like Dugan’s speech at the end of Blockbuster. Sunspot puts it right to the X-Men, building the Institute as a place where mutants can live in seclusion but not a place where humans can live with humans and work with them toward a common goal. It abandons the human world in an attempt to build a human one. And while the X-Men continue to do this, we start to see that their attitude isn’t really doing them any favors. Yes, they save the day. But they are still seen as arrogant and elitist, and unwilling to truly embrace their own teachings. All of which are fair criticisms against Xavier’s vision, and show that Vaughan is further laying his own criticisms on the way that Millar wrote the series to begin with, almost apologizing for those arcs. Which does make the characters more sympathetic and relatable. Perhaps that goes completely against Millar’s purpose, but I find myself enjoying these issues more. That said, there is a bit of the drama of these issues that don’t seem genuine to me. While Vaughan does a fine job with Storm and Wolverine and even with the Professor, and does a fair job with most people’s reactions to Beast’s death, I don’t feel that great about how he handles Iceman and Rogue. I mean, it seems like a real enough relationship, and young one at that, where Bobby isn’t really do a good job of things and it is easy to see that they won’t last long, but I would have figured, given how close Beast and Bobby apparently were (given how upset Beast was when Bobby was off the team), that Bobby would have reacted more than not at all. Rogue in general comes off as a mixed bag, too. At the end of the arc, especially, when she wants to kill Sinister, it comes off as quite forced, and I just can’t believe it of this character. Earlier we see her struggling to stake and rather timid, but then to see her so adamant to kill, I just don’t buy it that easily. Beyond Iceman and Rogue, though, the issues do their jobs and entertain and tell a pretty good story. Sinister is intriguing and compelling, and the team squabbling is realistic and adds a bit more soap opera into everything, which isn’t bad in comics. Though I found myself disagreeing a bit with Vaughan’s portrayals of some of the mutants, overall I was pleased with the arc. And though Vaughan lacks a bit of Bendis’ snappy dialogue, I consider it in keeping with a direction I agree with. And though I like a bit more the slightly more involved stories, the closer look at the relationships and team dynamics is nice touch. There is the threat that the series is taking on too many characters, and characters like Colossus and others are losing a bit of their uniqueness. The cast is quite large, and though Vaughan gets rid of Emma and Alex, the team is still large and gets put into two groups. And it is nice to see the younger mutants acting on their own, but it does make face time limited for everyone. Overall, though, Vaughan does an adequate job picking up the series, and while there are still some wrinkles to iron out, he gets to business setting his stories up. It will be interesting to see where he takes the series, and whether or not he will get the series out from both Millar and Bendis’ shadows. So far, though, his first arc comes in at a 7/10.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Leila Anani

    Collecting together Ultimate X-Men #46-49 Ultimate X-Men was created to introduce the X-Men to a new/younger audience. It tosses out the standard cannon and gives the X-Men a completely clean slate. While that gives plenty of new opportunities it's also somewhat disconcerting to classic marvel fans. The line up here is split into two groups, overseen by Professor X and Emma Frost. 1) The senior class: Wolverine, Storm, Colossus, Cyclops, Marvel Girl and Nightcrawler. 2) The students: Iceman, Rogue Collecting together Ultimate X-Men #46-49 Ultimate X-Men was created to introduce the X-Men to a new/younger audience. It tosses out the standard cannon and gives the X-Men a completely clean slate. While that gives plenty of new opportunities it's also somewhat disconcerting to classic marvel fans. The line up here is split into two groups, overseen by Professor X and Emma Frost. 1) The senior class: Wolverine, Storm, Colossus, Cyclops, Marvel Girl and Nightcrawler. 2) The students: Iceman, Rogue, Angel, Shadowcat and Dazzler The story pits them against Sinister who is in training to be one of the horsemen of Apocalypse. The story is good – Apocalypse has sent Sinister out to murder 10 innocent mutants and the X-Men are trying to solve the murders. The one victim to survive is Jean Paul (Northstar) and there’s a fun scene where Angel and Nightcrawler tell him he’s a mutant and ask him to join the school and he claims being a mutant is worse than being gay. Nice to see strong LGBT themes as well as visually seeing Nightcrawler and Angel together on the page – angel and devil, just look so cool together. As well as this we have some nice interaction between Storm and Nightcrawler & Wolverine as they try and deal with the death of Beast. What lets this down, and why it only gets 3 stars, is the portrayal of Sinister. Writer Brian K. Vaughan comments in the afterward that he wanted to “take an existing villain in the Marvel Universe, throw away almost everything except for his cool name, and turn him into the scariest character in the Ultimate Universe” – When Sinister first appeared, a buff, tattooed gunman, who corners Jean Paul in an alley, I had high hopes. Sadly they were dashed as the story progressed, Sinister here is a puppet and not nearly as menacing as he was in his original incarnation. He’s like Renfield begging for his master to turn him, unlike in the original Marvelverse where he was Dracula (without the blood drinking)... and had his own agenda whilst working for Apocalypse. I just hope that we see more of him and that his character becomes more badass in later issues. Artwork, dialogue and characters are all strong, making this an enjoyable X-Men graphic. Cameos of Nick Fury, Northstar and Sunspot.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Edward Cheer

    To be honest, between Millar, Bendis, and Vaughan my favorite of the three is the latter. Vaughan wrote what is one of my favorite series, below the Walking Dead, and I was probably anticipating his additions to the X-Men stories than Bendis. And... yeah, he's pretty good. I like Vaughan for taking careful time and letting each character shine when they can, which can be a difficult task with as many characters there are in X-Men. Juggling between developing them or giving them their own moments To be honest, between Millar, Bendis, and Vaughan my favorite of the three is the latter. Vaughan wrote what is one of my favorite series, below the Walking Dead, and I was probably anticipating his additions to the X-Men stories than Bendis. And... yeah, he's pretty good. I like Vaughan for taking careful time and letting each character shine when they can, which can be a difficult task with as many characters there are in X-Men. Juggling between developing them or giving them their own moments can be hectic, but I think he did it the best between the three writers so far. I was surprised how he wrote Sinister. He does act like your average mustache-twirler, but when you learn how he's being manipulated unfairly by Apocalypse, you start to feel a little sympathy for the murderer. The amount of religious love he has for his master, and the amount of disdain his master returns is very ironic, and I liked it a lot. The entire scene where Sinister entered the X-Men manor reminded me of something like Columbine or Sandy Hook. It felt like within seconds, someone would die, and I almost thought there'd be another mutant dead along with you-know-wh0... but oddly enough, everyone was fine. Despite the qualms I have with the story, I knew that Vaughan was more than capable of taking the X-Men story and developing it in his own unique. I love his fast-paced and witty writing, and how much care he puts into his stories.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Andrew Christman

    I read the original "Days of Future's Past" quite some time ago and it's probably been 15 years since I saw the same episodes told in the animated series. I know generally what happens with the horseman and time travel and alternate realities. But I can say that I've got more than your average fan's separation from the Apocalypse and Mr. Sinister origin story. And I liked this take on it. I felt like the whole arc was a real page turner. During Millar's run, there would be times when I wasn't too I read the original "Days of Future's Past" quite some time ago and it's probably been 15 years since I saw the same episodes told in the animated series. I know generally what happens with the horseman and time travel and alternate realities. But I can say that I've got more than your average fan's separation from the Apocalypse and Mr. Sinister origin story. And I liked this take on it. I felt like the whole arc was a real page turner. During Millar's run, there would be times when I wasn't too enthused about going back to the X-Men (I'm doing a read of the entire Ultimate Universe.) With the last two Bendis and Vaughan arcs, I ended up losing track of my time and putting in a couple hours reading them back-to-back. I'm hoping that the Apocalypse story line comes to the Ultimate Universe (I'm also trying to avoid spoilers)and if this is a prelude to full fledged Mega Villain bad assery, then it will be very satisfying beginning.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Eric England

    Ultimate X-Men: The Tempest is a solid start to Brian K. Vaughan's Ultimate X-Men run. This volume does a great job in giving each member of the team some defining character moments and the interactions between the teammates are excellent. However, Brandon Peterson's art is not as good of a match for Vaughan's writing as some of the later artists on the run. Additionally, the reinvention of Mr. Sinister is just not that compelling or interesting. Ultimate X-Men: The Tempest is a solid start to Brian K. Vaughan's Ultimate X-Men run. This volume does a great job in giving each member of the team some defining character moments and the interactions between the teammates are excellent. However, Brandon Peterson's art is not as good of a match for Vaughan's writing as some of the later artists on the run. Additionally, the reinvention of Mr. Sinister is just not that compelling or interesting.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Andrew

    Brian K. Vaughan takes over writing duites in Volume 9 and I have to say it's just as good as or better than Michael Brian Bendis' run (volumes 7 and 8) on the series. Brandon Peterson does a good job with the art duties. No gripes, it was a great volume. As long as Vaughan is at the helm, I'll continue to read the trades. Brian K. Vaughan takes over writing duites in Volume 9 and I have to say it's just as good as or better than Michael Brian Bendis' run (volumes 7 and 8) on the series. Brandon Peterson does a good job with the art duties. No gripes, it was a great volume. As long as Vaughan is at the helm, I'll continue to read the trades.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Orrin Grey

    The idea behind Vaughan's do-over of Mr. Sinister was actually pretty good, but the delivery was less impressive. Still better than the early volumes, but, as I said before, I think I'm pretty close to being done here. The idea behind Vaughan's do-over of Mr. Sinister was actually pretty good, but the delivery was less impressive. Still better than the early volumes, but, as I said before, I think I'm pretty close to being done here.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Michael

    While Vaughan seems to think Sinister isn't .... sinister enough in the original comics, I feel he actually demystifies him, here. Also, is Apocalypse real, or Sinister's imagination? Not as interesting as the original Sinister narratives. Still, I enjoy Vaughan's narrative style. While Vaughan seems to think Sinister isn't .... sinister enough in the original comics, I feel he actually demystifies him, here. Also, is Apocalypse real, or Sinister's imagination? Not as interesting as the original Sinister narratives. Still, I enjoy Vaughan's narrative style.

  23. 4 out of 5

    MJ

    Another okay one but not nearly as good as the early volumes. It also sucks that they started only putting 4 issues, instead of 6, into each volume but I understand due to the way the story arcs worked out.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Jeff Raymond

    Still reliable, still somewhat frustrating at times. It’s different reading X-Men than it is for Spider-Man for me, because I have an idea of the former, but not the latter, thus reading Spider-Man doesn’t screw with my previously-held perceptions. It’s still good, but what a difference.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Chris

    This tbp has little to nothing to do with the overarching plot of the ultimate x-men. It also introduces one of the most important x-men villains, Apocalypse, in about two tangential pages, which is pretty underwhelming.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Talyseon Talyseon

    Ultimate X-Men is one of the best titles that has been published in decades; it's a shoo-in formula...take a good story, and make it tighter. Checkout my full review: Ultimate X-Men: The Tempest Ultimate X-Men is one of the best titles that has been published in decades; it's a shoo-in formula...take a good story, and make it tighter. Checkout my full review: Ultimate X-Men: The Tempest

  27. 5 out of 5

    Jedhua

    Book Info: This collection contains Ultimate X-Men issues #46-49. ABSOLUTE RATING: {2.5+/5 stars} STANDARDIZED RATING: <3/5 stars> Book Info: This collection contains Ultimate X-Men issues #46-49. ABSOLUTE RATING: {2.5+/5 stars} STANDARDIZED RATING: <3/5 stars>

  28. 5 out of 5

    David Basora

    I love what they did to Mr. Sinister, because honestly he is always a pain in the butt whenever he comes up, so it was nice that he had a powerful single volume role, but a quick resolution. Now I'm excited to see what they did with Apocalypse in this series as I read farther. I love what they did to Mr. Sinister, because honestly he is always a pain in the butt whenever he comes up, so it was nice that he had a powerful single volume role, but a quick resolution. Now I'm excited to see what they did with Apocalypse in this series as I read farther.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Alex

    I related very strongly to the portrayal of grief in this volume. I thought it was well written while still being handled with grace. The artwork and the action scenes were also done very well, tying in really well with how the characters were feeling without slowing down the plot.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Angel

    I also got this one at my local public library. See my short note on it: [http://gypsylibrarian.blogspot.com/20...] I also got this one at my local public library. See my short note on it: [http://gypsylibrarian.blogspot.com/20...]

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