So in the end I decided to review Ultimate X-Men instead of New Mutants(which was kind of boring) or Winter Soldier(which was FANTASTIC, but would have taken a lot of effort to write a semi-coherent review for). Of course, I've already posted mini-reviews for both New Mutants and Winter Soldier over at the forum, as well as scores and thoughts. So hit the forum up if you're interested in talking about those two books, or any comics really. Anyway, last review of the week time. Let's get to it.
Ultimate X-Men #18
Summary: Kitty Pryde successfully leads her ragtag mutant army against the Sentinel force, taking down the Sentinels and apparently ending the menace of William Stryker once and for all(we can only hope...). While Kitty and her group are fighting for their lives, Rogue is fooling around with Quentin Quire, who can touch Rogue(or at least make Rogue think he can touch her). After the battle, Nick Fury sets up a meeting between Kitty and the new president of the US in the Ultimate Marvel U, Captain America. Cap basically offers Kitty a reservation for mutantkind to live on(because we all know reservations worked out SO well for Native Americans!) or a cure to their mutations. In other words, they can live on a reservation or not be mutants anymore... Hmm, decisions decisions .. Anyway, Kitty acts all aghast that Cap would dare to offer her a chance to get rid of her mutation(and all of the hatred that goes along with it) and leaves the meeting crestfallen.
Thoughts: Okay, I'm just gonna come out and say it... Is it REALLY that bad to have your mutation "cured"? I mean living a normal life, NOT being attacked by crazed robots or wild bigots, is that REALLY a bad thing? But naturally, Kitty acts like Cap pissed on her leg or something when he broached the subject. Go figure. If anything, the reservation idea should have disturbed her more, because, much like Utopia, putting a bunch of mutants in a stationary place is a recipe for disaster. Especially in the Ultimate U, where humans hate mutants even more than in the 616(probably deservedly so due to Magneto's antics). On top of that, my hatred of Kitty is well documented so I don't like her as the "face" of mutantkind. Besides those little gripes though, this comic told a good story and hopefully got rid of William Stryker. Now let's hope he stays gone...
Score: 7 out of 10.
Oh great... MORE Sentinels!!!