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Ultimate X-Men, Volume 12: Hard Lessons (Ultimate X-Men #12)

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Ultimate Wolverine makes his explosive return Storm travels to the Great White North to find her missing friend, but there's no time for celebration for the impetuous and troubled duo They're about to take on an all-new threat to the Ultimate Universe... Lady Deathstrike Plus: When a dangerous young mutant immune to psychic control takes Charles Xavier and the rest of a Ma ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published February 7th 2007 by Marvel (first published November 1st 2005)
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Taji
Jul 02, 2014 Taji rated it it was ok
Overall, I will say this book was only decent. If at all.
X-men issue number 58 I could have done without.
Number 59 was what I'd considered decent.
Number 60 basically made me want to

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I know I have given good reviews in the past for the Ultimate X-Men series, even though I've seen quite a few people bash Vaughan's writing, but this one definitely did a number on what has been a good series thus far.

I have no problem with Vaughan, none at all. As far as writing is concerned, I go with
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Edward Cheer
Mar 30, 2015 Edward Cheer rated it liked it
"Hard Lessons" (a title which would be better suited for a porn flick), follows three different stories, each actually pretty good. The first, being my favorite, follows Xavier during a bank robbery and how he handles it... without taking over the conjoined twins' minds. A little stupid, but I do like Xavier's stance on morality. It makes him seem far more trustworthy as a teacher for the X-Men.

The second was easily my least favorite of the bunch, however, as it continues to follow Storm pursuin
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Leila Anani
This collects together Ultimate X-Men #58-60 and Annual #1

We have three separate stories.

The first has Xavier at the bank trying to get his money which has been frozen by the Hellfire club. Mutant Syndicate comes to rob the bank, but the Professor foils his plans and blackmails him into working for him.

Art is by Steve Dillon, now maybe I'm too familiar with him from Preacher, but this didn't feel like an X-man story either in terms of art or character particularly.

The second story has Wolverine
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Andrew
Feb 08, 2008 Andrew rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2008-reads
This is the 4th volume of Brian K. Vaughan's run on the title and he keeps the quality top-notch. I can't believe how much I've enjoyed his stories so far. He's definitely streamlined the series and shown plenty of skill in writing these stories. This volume collects one stand-alone issue, a 2-part story arc, and Ultimate X-Men Annual 1. The stand-alone story is a Professor X story and is probably the best issue in the series. The art is handled by Steve Dillon and is fantastic as always. Then w ...more
Eric England
Apr 20, 2014 Eric England rated it it was ok
Ultimate X-Men Volume 12: Hard Lessons continues important story arcs from previous volumes in Brian K. Vaughan's Ultimate X-Men run. However, this volume is not at the same level as the previous ones. One of the strengths of Vaughan's Ultimate X-Men run is the fact that he does a great job with the character interactions between all the members of the team. This volume primarily consists of standalone stories featuring one or two members of the team. This means that the strengths of the previou ...more
Sesana
Apr 21, 2016 Sesana rated it it was ok
Shelves: superhumans, comics
Really actually not very good. It isn't bad, but it is dull. The whole book is a yawn, but probably the worst part is painting Juggernaut as a lovelorn moron. It simply isn't very interesting. At least Gambit gets written out of the book, so I guess I wasn't the only one who was bored senseless by him. There are a few good moments in here, but they get crushed under the weight of several issues of dull.
Josephine  the Rereader
Okay, the opening one shot was a big ol' cheeseball. Helped build slight character for Charlie, but otherwise... I'm lacking hope for the rest of the issue.

Shock and Awe redeem the story. Although Kurt is still apologetically creepy.

And then Ultimate Sacrifice seems only alright until the last few pages.

Good volume, not much in the department of kick-ass and heart-wrench though.
Michael
Aug 09, 2009 Michael rated it really liked it
One of the better Ultimate X-Men volumes. Brian K. Vaughan writes a great Prof. X narrative and a great Storm/Wolverine/Deathstrike narrative. Again, it's his pacing that keeps me interested. Also, I think Stuart Immonen is the perfect artist for the Ultimate X-Men. This art is fun and vibrant, and matches well with Vaughan's writing.
Jedhua
Feb 07, 2015 Jedhua rated it it was ok
Shelves: hell-of-a-ride
Book Info: This collection contains Ultimate X-Men issues #58-60, and Ultimate X-Men Annual #1.


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David Basora
Jun 23, 2015 David Basora rated it liked it
An interesting volume to be sure. I feel like everyone in the Ultimate series keeps dying for no reason. I get that the Ultimate Universe was supposed to have an ending, thus making any character not crucial to ending plot expendable, but i expected a bit more screen time from Gambit, and even Sinister. The bond between Logan and Ororo is wonderful though, and reading that is a lot of fun.
Chris
Feb 24, 2014 Chris rated it liked it
Three random unconnected stories, none of them are bad but it doesn't amount to as good of a whole as any of the other volumes with a single story line.
Talyseon Talyseon
Internal Tensions are threatening to do what the entire world could not, Destroy the X-Men. Check out my full review: Ultimate X-Men: Hard Lessons
John White
Jul 14, 2015 John White rated it it was ok
It didn't quite work for me, a lot of set-up. The annual issue was good and an enjoyable story even if it had a short sighted and slightly disappointing end.
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Born in Cleveland in 1976, Brian K. Vaughan is the Eisner, Harvey, and Shuster Award-winning writer and co-creator of the critically acclaimed comics series Y: The Last Man, Runaways, and Ex Machina (picked as one of the ten best works of fiction of 2005 by Entertainment Weekly).

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