Brian Hodges's Reviews > Ultimate X-Men, Volume 1: The Tomorrow People

Ultimate X-Men, Volume 1 by Mark Millar
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Jun 11, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: comics

What a fun reboot of the X-Men franchise. The action and situations were completely ridiculous (one of the main plotlines involves giant humanoid robots sent by the government to destroy anyone with the mutant gene... with lasers) but wow, it makes for fun action.

As somebody whose only experience with X-Men is the movies, I really liked what they did with the characters. Pretty much all of them, even the "grownup" characters from the movie are presented as angsty teenagers whom Professor Xavier (who himself is only mid-30's) recruits for his school and counter-army to Magneto's. Jean Gray in particular is a hot, spunky little 19-year-old redhead who beds down Wolverine... who was sent by Magneto to kill Professor Xavier.

The character development wasn't quite as in depth and nuanced as the movies. I for one missed the old-friend / new enemy vibe that Xavier and Magneto displayed in the movies. But everything else fired on all laser canons. Heartily recommend this one to non-comic book people who are looking to make an entrance into comics with familiar characters.

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