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Ultimate X-Men #1-6

Post by Chris McCarver » Sat Jan 03, 2015 5:20 pm

ULTXM 1: “The Tomorrow People Part 1” (Mark Millar/Adam Kubert/Art Thibert/Richard Isanove/Richard Starkings & Wes Abbott)

APPEARING: Beast, Colossus, Cyclops, Iceman, Magneto (also in fbs), Marvel Girl, Mystique (cat), Professor X (also in fb), Quicksilver (also in fbs), Scarlet Witch (also in fbs), Storm, Toad, Bolivar Trask (in fb only), Wolverine (all first published appearances)

SYNOPSIS: Mutant hysteria begins to build, and the US government responds by launching Bolivar Trask’s Sentinel program. Jean Grey recruits Storm, Colossus, and Beast into the X-Men, and shortly thereafter the X-Men rescue Iceman from a Sentinel raid. Magneto engineers an assassination plan against Xavier with Wolverine as the trigger man.

FLASHBACK #1 (6:1-6:2): Magneto makes a broadcast threatening the world’s leaders, with Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch standing nearby.

FLASHBACK #2 (6:3-6:4): Bolivar Trask extols the virtues of the Sentinels.

FLASHBACK #3 (22:1): Charles Xavier is impaled by a metal spike hurled by Magneto.

ULTXM 2: “The Tomorrow People Part 2” (Mark Millar/Adam Kubert/Art Thibert/Richard Isanove & Dean White/Comicraft)

APPEARING: Beast, Colossus, Cyclops, Iceman, Magneto, Marvel Girl, Mystique (cat), Professor X, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Storm, Toad, Wolverine, John Wraith (first appearance)

SYNOPSIS: As per Magneto’s machinations, Wolverine is captured by Weapon X’s John Wraith and rescued by the X-Men.

ULTXM 3: “The Tomorrow People Part 3” (Mark Millar/Adam Kubert/Art Thibert/Avalon Studios/Richard Starkings & Wes Abbott)

APPEARING: Beast, Blob (first appearance), Colossus, Cyclops, Iceman, Magneto (also in fb), Marvel Girl, Mastermind (first appearance), Mystique (cat), Professor X, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Storm, Toad, Wolverine (also in fb)

SYNOPSIS: As Wolverine ingratiates himself to the X-Men, Magneto kidnaps the President’s daughter. The X-Men battle the Brotherhood and rescue her, but Beast is severely injured.

FLASHBACK #1 (7:4): Magneto gives Wolverine his orders.

FLASHBACK #2 (8:4): Magneto threatens to kill the First Daughter if the Sentinels kill one more mutant.

ULTXM 4: “The Tomorrow People Part 4” (Mark Millar/Adam Kubert/Art Thibert/Richard Isanove/Richard Starkings & Wes Abbott)

APPEARING: Beast, Blob, Colossus, Cyclops, Iceman, Magneto, Marvel Girl, Mastermind, Professor X, Quicksilver, Condoleeza Rice, Scarlet Witch, Storm, Toad, Wolverine

SYNOPSIS: The Brotherhood help the X-Men out against military snipers during their rescue mission. Jean and Xavier save Beast’s life, but the process mutates him into having blue hair. Wolverine and Jean give in to their mutual attraction and smooch. Xavier convinces the government to suspend the Sentinel programm but Cyclops, fed up with Xavier’s attempts to curry favor with them and seething after seeing Logan and Jean together, leaves and joins the Brotherhood in the Savage Land.

ULTXM 5: “The Tomorrow People Part 5” (Mark Millar/Adam Kubert/Danny Miki & Joe Weems/Richard Isanove/Richard Starkings)

APPEARING: Beast, Blob, George W. Bush, Colossus, Cyclops, Iceman, Magneto, Marvel Girl, Mastermind, Professor X, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Storm, Toad, Wolverine

SYNOPSIS: Cyclops ingratiates himself with Magneto and the Brotherhood. Xavier and the X-Men visit the White House as thanks for rescuing the First Daughter, but are shocked to learn they are launching a Sentinel strike on Magneto’s sanctuary. Hundreds of Magneto’s followers are killed in the attack, but Magneto takes control of the Sentinels and sends them to decimate America. Cyclops reveals himself to be a double-agent and contacts Xavier.

ULTXM 6: “The Tomorrow People Part 6” (Mark Millar/Adam Kubert/Danny Miki/Richard Isanove/Richard Starkings & Wes Abbott)

APPEARING: Beast, George W. Bush, Colossus, Cyclops, Iceman, Magneto, Marvel Girl, Professor X, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Storm, Wolverine

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BEAST/HENRY “HANK” MCCOY
**ULTXM 1
**ULTXM 2
**ULTXM 3
**ULTXM 4
**ULTXM 5
**ULTXM 6
ULTWAR 2
[…]

BLOB
**ULTXM 3
**ULTXM 4
**ULTXM 5
ULTS3 2
[…]

BUSH, GEORGE W.
**ULTXM 5
**ULTXM 6
ULTS 2-BTS
*ULTS 3 (remove brackets)
[…]

*COLOSSUS/PIOTR “PETER” RASPUTIN (add birth name, established in ULTXM 1)
**ULTXM 1
**ULTXM 2
**ULTXM 3
**ULTXM 4
**ULTXM 5
**ULTXM 6
ULTWAR 2
[…]

CYCLOPS/SCOTT SUMMERS
**ULTXM 1
**ULTXM 2
**ULTXM 3
**ULTXM 4
**ULTXM 5
**ULTXM 6
ULTEXT 5
[…]

ICEMAN/BOBBY DRAKE
**ULTXM 1
**ULTXM 2
**ULTXM 3
**ULTXM 4
**ULTXM 5
**ULTXM 6
ULTWAR 3
[…]

MAGNETO/ERIK LENSHERR
[…]
ULTS3 3 (10 - 15)-FB
**ULTXM 1 (22:1)-FB-BTS
**ULTXM 1 (6:1 - 6:2)-FB
**{ULTXM 1}
**ULTXM 3 (7:4)-FB
**ULTXM 2
**ULTXM 3 (8:4)-FB
**ULTXM 3
**ULTXM 4
**ULTXM 5
**ULTXM 6
*ULTWAR 1 (remove brackets)
ULTWAR 2
[…]

MARVEL GIRL/JEAN GREY/“KAREN GRANT”
**ULTXM 1
**ULTXM 2
**ULTXM 3
**ULTXM 4
**ULTXM 5
**ULTXM 6
XU 37
[…]

MASTERMIND
**ULTXM 3
**ULTXM 4
**ULTXM 5
**ULTXM 6
ULTWAR 1
[…]

**MYSTIQUE II
**ULTXM 1
**ULTXM 2
**ULTXM 3
**ULTXM 6

PROFESSOR X/PROF. CHARLES XAVIER
**ULTXM 1 (22:1)-FB-BTS
**{ULTXM 1}
**ULTXM 2
**ULTXM 3
**ULTXM 4
**ULTXM 5
**ULTXM 6
*ULTWAR 2 (remove brackets)

**RICE, CONDOLEEZA
**ULTXM 4

QUICKSILVER/PIETRO LENSHERR
[…]
ULTS3 3-FB
**ULTXM 1 (6:1 - 6:2)-FB
**{ULTXM 1}
**ULTXM 2
**ULTXM 3
**ULTXM 4
**ULTXM 5
**ULTXM 6
*ULTS 8 (remove brackets)
ULTS 9-BTS
[…]

SCARLET WITCH/WANDA LENSHERR
[…]
ULTS3 3-FB
**ULTXM 1 (6:1 - 6:2)-FB
**{ULTXM 1}
**ULTXM 2
**ULTXM 3
**ULTXM 4
**ULTXM 5
**ULTXM 6
*ULTS 8 (remove brackets)
ULTS 9-BTS
[…]

STORM/ORORO MUNROE
**ULTXM 1
**ULTXM 2
**ULTXM 3
**ULTXM 4
**ULTXM 5
**ULTXM 6
ULTWAR 2
[…]

TOAD
**ULTXM 1
**ULTXM 2
**ULTXM 3
**ULTXM 4
**ULTXM 5
ULTWAR 1
[…]

**TRASK, DR. BOLIVAR
**ULTXM 1 (6:3-6:4)-FB

WOLVERINE/LOGAN/CPL. JAMES HOWLETT
[…]
ULTMTU 1
**{ULTXM 1}
**ULTXM 3 (7:4)-FB
**ULTXM 2
**ULTXM 3
**ULTXM 4
**ULTXM 5
**ULTXM 6
*XU 37 (remove brackets)
[…]

**WRAITH, COL. JOHN
**ULTXM 2
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Re: Ultimate X-Men #1-6

Post by Chris McCarver » Tue Jan 06, 2015 6:12 pm

Made a quick edit... am I correct in presuming that Logan's appearance in Ultimate Marvel Team-Up #1 precedes this arc?
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Re: Ultimate X-Men #1-6

Post by Col_Fury » Wed Jan 07, 2015 4:04 am

ULTM/TU 1 either takes place between ULTXM 1-2, during ULTXM 2, or between ULTXM 2-3.

In ULTM/TU 1, Wolverine is on the run, chased by Sabretooth. He calls Xavier (who's BTS) to accept his offer, gets distracted by Spider-Man, then continues on his way.

I'm not sure how that meshes with ULTXM 1-3. Definitely after Magneto sends Wolverine to infiltrate the X-Men, but before he's captured by Wraith, or after the X-Men recue him? For what it's worth, ULTM/TU 1 and ULTXM 3 were published the same month.

Speaking of ULTM/TU, ULTM/TU 11 has an editorial caption that places ULTM/TU 11 seven months out of publication order, between ULTXM 6-7. The X-Men go shopping at the mall in ULTM/TU 11, so after ULTXM 0.5? I'm sure it has something to do with Beast's appearance.

The President's daughter is mentioned in the above analysis, which issues does she appear in? Just #3? She also appears in ULTWAR 3, so she'll get a chronology here.

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Re: Ultimate X-Men #1-6

Post by Chris McCarver » Wed Jan 07, 2015 8:58 pm

Regarding the President's daughter, if I recall correctly, she does only appear in ULTXM 3. However, and again I'm going off just my immediate recollection here since I don't have my laptop on at the moment, she's not identified by name though, and since the real George W. Bush has twin daughters, I was wary about guessing which, if either, of the Bush twins Bush-1610's daughter shares a name with.
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Re: Ultimate X-Men #1-6

Post by Jason Doty » Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:30 pm

In the above scenario laid out by Fury, I'd vote for this order, thus far, any objections?

ULTXM 1
ULTM/TU 1
ULTXM 2-6
ULTXM 0.5
ULTM/TU 11
ULTXM 7-12

Also, Wasn't Bill Clinton President until January of 2001, making him the President and the first daughter Chelsea. What I'm getting at is, when these comics were being produced they had no idea who would be president when these were being made. This comic came out in Feb 2001, I don't know what the lead time is on a book. Any thoughts?

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Re: Ultimate X-Men #1-6

Post by Col_Fury » Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:33 pm

This story is referenced in the Ultimate War mini (from 2003). It's intended to be the same President in both books, so it has to be Bush.
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Re: Ultimate X-Men #1-6

Post by Chris McCarver » Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:35 pm

Further evidenced by the then current President being referred to as "the Texan" by the X-Men and Brotherhood, and the "DUBYA" vanity plate on the Presidential limo in ULTXM 6.
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Re: Ultimate X-Men #1-6

Post by Col_Fury » Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:40 pm

Even better! :mrgreen:
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