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Ultimatum: X-Men/Fantastic Four (Ultimate Fantastic Four #12)

2.81  ·  Rating Details  ·  210 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
The unthinkable has happened as the X-Men find themselves reeling from the devastating events of Ultimatum. A band of humans have stolen Sentinel technology and attacked Xavier's mansion - killing any mutant they see! With the X-Men locked in battle with Magneto, can anyone save these students? Their greatest hope might rest in the hands of their worst enemy as the Weapon ...more
Hardcover, Premiere HC, 152 pages
Published May 20th 2009 by Marvel (first published January 1st 2009)
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Nov 28, 2010 Mike rated it liked it
Forgettable writing. Necessary for the Ultimate universe, but an example of why I'm no longer reading those books on their own.
Aug 20, 2012 Charles rated it did not like it
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Nov 22, 2013 Shane rated it liked it
X-Men 98-100 Does the same thing that the previous few X-Men storylines have done, rush through to the detriment of the story. Nightcrawler and Dazzler are killed off immediately due to Magneto flooding New York with a tidal wave... Dazzler I understand, but how does a teleporter die while Beast survives while standing beside him? They finally reveal the surprise identity of Vindicator and we get a lot of big battles and countless deaths, but the details of exactly which mutants live and die are ...more
Jul 30, 2011 Kurt rated it liked it
I hope we can all agree that Ultimatum was not a well-done storyline, at least not Loeb's main title. These tie-in issues, though, are pretty good. The X-Men issues are difficult to penetrate as someone who hasn't followed that book for a while, and they feel a little inconsequential, but the Fantastic Four ones are really good. Ben Grimm gets the spotlight for a while as he tries to save Sue's life and find Johnny, and the story packs a real emotional weight. I especially like the flashbacks th ...more
I really liked the X-Men portion of this graphic novel, but I could take or leave the Fantastic Four half. I'm more familiar with the X-Men world, and although I like the Fantastic Four, their part of the story just didn't really grab me.

Although I did feel a bit lost during the X-Men portion. I think this is much further into the story line than I've gotten in my reading, so there were things that were referred to that I'd never read about. That's what happens when my library doesn't carry all
I do not like the Fantastic Four, so it irked me when I found out their last issues come bound up with the last issues of the X-Men. I mean, really?

The Ultimatum wave has come and gone and left thousands dead, including some very important X-characters, and a peripheral figure to the FF. Am I really supposed to care about Dr. Storm? They gave Aunt May balls and they gave all of her "Get back home in time for supper!" admonishments to him.

It all feels forced though. This whole Ultimatum business.
Alex Sarll
I probably shouldn't be surprised, but it's crazy how incredibly dated minor late-noughties comics already feel.
Jan 16, 2016 Jedhua rated it liked it
{2.5/5 stars}
Sean Brennan
Apr 03, 2014 Sean Brennan rated it really liked it
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Again I notice the fact that this GN has a rating less than 3, this is down to the simple fact that if you had purchased this as a one off it would make no sense at all, you would have needed to have a general knowledge of what has preceded this. As I have this is great!
Shannon Appelcline
Sep 27, 2012 Shannon Appelcline rated it liked it
Shelves: comics, comics-marvel
The X-Men story is badly fractured, and much of its tangencies don't feel like they blend well with Ultimatum. Only the final issue, surrounding Madrox, has any real punch to it [4 or 5/10]. Contrariwise, the Fantastic Four story is quite good, complementing Ultimatum without being subservient too it. It also has some very nice character backstory. Its one flaw is that it has no conclusion. [7/10]
Zach Danielson
This was the weakest part of the Ultimatum crossover.
Dec 10, 2013 Shaun rated it liked it
After all the terrible things I've heard about this storyline, I was expecting pain. But I found the beginning of this event to be interesting.
Aaron Swensen
Aug 05, 2013 Aaron Swensen rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
I could not follow this at all. Some of the panels seemed randomly placed. This was really bad.
Aug 23, 2013 Joe rated it liked it
Very good Fantastic Four work. The X-men story was only okay.
Jan 18, 2013 Scott rated it liked it
The first half is pretty interesting, at least.
Brian Williams
Jun 07, 2012 Brian Williams rated it liked it
The Jamie Madrox part was really good.
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