Friday, December 19, 2008

Timing, part nine

Little known fact: Cable didn't bulk up until he was well into his twenties...

I like the Ultimate Nightcrawler figure, but he has a light-up feature that hinders his neck movement. Like to none. Still, the figure fares better than the character: in Ultimate X-Men, Robert Kirkman made him both a psychotic stalker and a rabid homophobe, and Ult. Kurt ended up living with the Morlocks, becoming their leader. And traditionally, Morlock leader is a job celebrated by leaving the Morlocks in their smelly sewers as soon as possible, see also: every issue with Storm and the Morlocks.

Finally, I believe Ultimate Nightcrawler, Beast, and Dazzler were killed in Ultimatum in a tidal wave, which is dumb as hell for three reasons: 1. Nightcrawler can teleport. A tidal wave, is not going to sneak up on you. He probably could've saved himself, and at least one of the others, just by teleporting up. 2. Beast had previously been killed off in Ultimate X-Men, and they had to jump through all kinds of hoops to bring him back. Good work. 3. These three die, and Angel survives. Swimming with his wings, underwater...over at 4th Letter, they remixed the hell out of Ultimatum, which is the only way I'd recommend reading it, so you can check it out if you like.

1 comment:

SallyP said...

Urghh. I gave up on Ultimate X-Men quite some time ago...probably around the time that Kirkman was making Kurt into a jerk.

Deadpool has a point about the extra arms though.