Jeph Loeb had just finished the terrible Ultimatium event where a whole boat-load of Ultimate Universe characters were killed off in the most gruesome ways possible (The Wasp was eaten, Doctor Strange literally was squeezed to death, Cyclops got shot in the face, and more), so when Ultimate X was announced people were understandably skeptical. Also, it was technically titled "Ultimate Comics X" but that just sounds lame, so it had that against it too. Then to everyone's surprise it was good.
Yes, Ultimate X had an annoying tendency to have a character who played a minimal role in the story narrating an issue, but other than that, it had drama, it had humor, it had an interesting plot with the whole "being a mutant is illegal" thing going on. It actually was a decent comic. True, it was annoying it only came out every 2 months, but that was the price to pay for such nice art from Art Adams.
|I'm still waiting for this issue.|