For the first time since Bendis took over, Ultimate
X-Men contains more than one X-Man.
Title: Ultimate X-Men #37 (Blockbuster: Part 4)
Author: Brian Michael Bendis
Illustrator: David Finch
Original Publication Date: September 10, 2003
Cover Price: $2.25 US, $3.75 Can
Daredevil, Wolverine, and Spider-Man, against a squad of
trained to kill Wolverine. If it weren’t for all the innocent
around, it would have been a cake walk.
Daredevil’s interactions with Spider-Man. That seems so
much more in
character than thier first Marvel meeting.
What could I consider to be the low point?
We still haven’t seen Ultimate Daredevil in combat, so
that’s a bit of
a disappointment. Otherwise, it’s an excellent issue.
little to complain about.
The issue has some original moments. The
Wolverine/Spider-Man conversation, for example, adds
Wolverine’s character, which has been sadly lacking in the
bad it’s standard redemption stuff. I give it 4 out of 6.
The artwork is fantastic. Gary Frank and
David Finch on the
same day; it’s a great day for comic book art. The
great, and the colours are just amazing at producing the
feel. I give it 6 out of 6.
The story is shaping up well. The “city full of
is fitting in well, bringing out some plausible cross-over and
interaction material. The villain is still playing well,
don’t see much about her that we haven’t seen already. I
give it 5
out of 6.
The characterization of Daredevil in particular
excellent. Wolverine and Spider-Man both come through
and they have a moment that reveals depth for Wolverine,
for Spider-Man near the end of the issue. I give it 6 out of
The emotional response this produced was
excellent. I was a
little let down that I still didn’t see Daredevil cut loose, but
wouldn’t have given the way the situation changed
compared to how the
last issue ended. I’m pumped and ready for issue 38 on
October 8 (or,
in my case, October 10). I give it 5 out of 6.
The flow is still smooth, given that there’s only
change in the entire issue, and that David Finch can draw
well. I give it 6 out of 6.
Overall, it’s another comic book written by
Bendis. I give it 5 out of 6.
In total, Ultimate X-Men #37 receives 37 out