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4.0 out of 5 stars Someone in Professor X's closet wants to kill him
By now it is clear that Wolverine is going to be on the cover of each and every trade paperback in the "Ultimate X-Men" series, and Volume 3, "World Tour," is no different. The character who should be on the cover would be Professor X, because he is the pivotal character in the major plot line of issues 13-13 of this comic book, which has to do with the X-Men coming face...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Another gripping story line with some poor artwork
Im not gonna go thru how the story unfolds in this 3rd volume, but I have to say that the narrative remains pretty exciting and engaging that you can't put it down. However, the quality of this volume was somehow spoilt by the change of illustrators right in the middle of the story. In the first part, one cannot help but marvel at Kubert's artistic skills that...
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Someone in Professor X's closet wants to kill him, 17 Jun. 2003
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This review is from: Ultimate X-Men Volume 3: World Tour TPB: World Tour Vol 3 (Graphic Novel Pb) (Paperback)
By now it is clear that Wolverine is going to be on the cover of each and every trade paperback in the "Ultimate X-Men" series, and Volume 3, "World Tour," is no different. The character who should be on the cover would be Professor X, because he is the pivotal character in the major plot line of issues 13-13 of this comic book, which has to do with the X-Men coming face to face with David, his son with Moira MacTaggert, who has escaped from his confinement on Muir Island. In what is essentially the prologue to the story arc, "It Doesn't Have to Be This Way," we check up on the X-Men through the context of Xavier's article on mutants and learn that Magneto is not dead: the Professor has placed a mental block in his lower cerebrum to prevent him from remember who Erik Lensherr really is and how to use his mutant powers. Xavier's position is that he would not take the life of another living creature when a peaceful solution was possible. In the four-part "World Tour" story that follows, Xavier learns to rue his world and rethink his position.
Ultimately, "World Tour" is not simply a retelling of the Proteus story from Volume 1 of "The Uncanny X-Men" (issues 125-128), because the fact that Doctor MacTaggert's son is now also Charles Xavier's is a significant change and placed in the context of Xavier's attempt to blitz the world with a public relations effort in support of mutants forces a reconsideration of what Xavier is trying to do. Remember, in the "original" Proteus story Xavier was in a galaxy far, far away enjoying the first state ball hosted by the newly-crowned Empress Lilandra. The sub-plot, which has Colossus returning to Russia because of his disagreement with Xavier's tactics in general (and letting Magneto live in particular), provides a different take on the issue of responsibility for mutants. The epilogue, "Resignation," returns Xavier to the park when Erik Lensherr is playing where the Professor is entertaining a change of much more than heart.
This trade paperback volume also includes a two part story introducing Gambit as a street hustler who ends up using his mutant gifts to protect a young girl that he has met. The idea is apparently to explore those mutants who are not part of Xavier's School for Gifted Children, the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, or another other organized group of merry mutants. These "Ultimate X-Men" stories are not, to date, superior to the original comic's glory days under Chris Claremont and John Byrne, but they are an entertaining take on the familiar characters in a slightly different context. Like the best of the Claremont-Byrne story lines it takes several issues to tell the story and for those who remember the X-Men (both the Stan Lee-Jack Kirby originals and the Claremont-Dave Cockrum next generation) it is interesting to see Mark Millar and Adam Kubert's twists on what we remember.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ultimate. Yep that covers it., 27 Jun. 2003
This review is from: Ultimate X-Men Volume 3: World Tour TPB: World Tour Vol 3 (Graphic Novel Pb) (Paperback)
When i first heard that marvel were 'reinventing' xmen for a new generation, i had very nasty pictures of the future x-men. Then i read the first issue, and i was wrong(although my fears were adapted else were as x-men evolution).
This is the perfect re-telling of the x-men story, and the perfect solution for people who what to get into x-men but balk at the idea of sifting through over 30 years of convoluted backstory. The first story-arch was inspired by the first movie (redesign characters, update storyline for post-movie audience), but it's much grittier and shocking than the movie could ever be.
Much like Dark Knight returns re-wrote the Batman universe, Ultimate Xmen adds added depth to the characters, turning the orginal four colour comic into proper adult literature (the new magneto is more imposing than ever, and The Wolverine is EXACTLY what a rewrite should be, read to find out).
So read one, and realise thats its a story inspired by the first x-men movie, then read this and discover that it inspired the second!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Mutant Phenomenon, 27 May 2004
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This review is from: Ultimate X-Men Volume 3: World Tour TPB: World Tour Vol 3 (Graphic Novel Pb) (Paperback)
First of all, this is a Graphic Novel, not your average comic book. It see's Professor X writing an article on his students, and how they are coming to terms with everything that has happened to them, for example the Professor quotes in his article "But perhaps the development i'm most proud of is how Wolverine and Colossus have re-invented themselves over these last months. Both young men raised in violence and misery, they now spend their evenings scanning newspapers for hardluck stories and unsolved crimes, walking the streets from dusk till dawn in search of people who might need their particular kind of help."
The Book also includes 2 Gambit stories which star Himself and Spider-man's HammerHead!Something that should definately be read!
This book is excellent and the later plot of Proteus is mind splitting, and there is more revealed on the "death" of Magneto.
So, like every other person in the comic book who writes in, Make Mine Marvel!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars GREEEAAAATTTTT!!!!!!, 19 May 2003
This review is from: Ultimate X-Men Volume 3: World Tour TPB: World Tour Vol 3 (Graphic Novel Pb) (Paperback)
One of the best X men books. It more than rivals its predecessor "return to weapon X". An amazing achievment in its own right.
The plot threads are clever and brilliantly entwined. Adam Kubert, pencils most of it, which is great, but is replaced for several issues by Chris Bachalo whose style is always original and refreshing
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great buy, 10 May 2003
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This review is from: Ultimate X-Men Volume 3: World Tour TPB: World Tour Vol 3 (Graphic Novel Pb) (Paperback)
This is a brilliant third chapter of the ultimate X-men. We see our hero's begin a tour around the world following the unveiling of proffesor x's new book. In this we get a further insite to the x'men a some brilliant action, and a few suprises too. With some excellent art work by Adam Kubert, and the continued great storyline mark miller has shown unfolding in the previous chapters this is definatelly a great buy.
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4.0 out of 5 stars X-tacular!, 16 April 2003
This review is from: Ultimate X-Men Volume 3: World Tour TPB: World Tour Vol 3 (Graphic Novel Pb) (Paperback)
Like X-men? This is the comic for you. The Ultimate makeover's of marvel characters are brilliant, and this is no exception. It takes everything good about the X-men, polishes it to perfection, adds loads of great ideas and adds great modern day references and jokes (which is rare in comics nowadays). A must have.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Another gripping story line with some poor artwork, 24 Mar. 2004
This review is from: Ultimate X-Men Volume 3: World Tour TPB: World Tour Vol 3 (Graphic Novel Pb) (Paperback)
Im not gonna go thru how the story unfolds in this 3rd volume, but I have to say that the narrative remains pretty exciting and engaging that you can't put it down. However, the quality of this volume was somehow spoilt by the change of illustrators right in the middle of the story. In the first part, one cannot help but marvel at Kubert's artistic skills that unfortunately aren't matched by the other artists who took over the artwork from the middle till the end. Nevertheless, this volume is still a good read.
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2 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Really Really Poor, 3 Sept. 2003
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This review is from: Ultimate X-Men Volume 3: World Tour TPB: World Tour Vol 3 (Graphic Novel Pb) (Paperback)
I have collected the Ultimate Xmen series since issue one and enjoyed them all thouroughly, except this one. After reading the first two issues i was eager to read the next installement. To my horror, i saw that the story was pointless and the later artwok is terrible.
The previous two issues were great, well drawn and with fantastic stories. This issue seems really pointless and follows Xavier's son around as he blows people up. To make matters worse, the artwork at the final battle (there always has to be a final battle between good and evil) is pathetic. At times i did not know what the hell was going on! I would stare at the picture in front of me and say "What is that supposed to be???!"
What was so sad about this issue was that the first 3/4 of te book was drawn beautifully by Adam Kubert. Then Chris Bachalo takes over towards the end and spoils the rest of the book. What makes matters worse is that Bachalo was allowed to draw the entire of Issue 5 Ultimate war, which would have been amazing with a good artist. Instead it was defiled and violated by Bachalo's poor attempt at art.
As usual, this book has a fantastic script.......but the story seems utterly pointless and the artwok is of poor quality compared to the previous books.
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