Zack & Dave continue their coverage of the Ultimate Marvel line of comics!
Topics discussed include:
* Should you take Mark Millar’s Marvel work seriously?
* Dave’s (embarrassing?) Y: The Last Man confession!
* The question of if Marvel sexualizes teen girls.
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Comics covered in this episode:
*Ultimate War #1-4
*Ultimate X-Men #26-33
*Ultimate Spider-Man #40-45 + 1/2
Up Next for Episode Seven (06/01/20):
*Ultimate Spider-Man #46
*Ultimate Six #1-7
*Ultimate Spider-Man #47-52
*Ultimate Fantastic Four #7-12
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I’m a little surprised you read Captain America as bigoted in Ultimate War. He just had Magneto humiliate and maim a member of his team. In his shoes, and with how Millar has written him before, he would have no patience to hear about why Xavier would lie to the world about such a menace to society being free. Also, Cap gets to have that quiet moment with Jan that reveals everyone is aware that she is a mutant, and makes it clear that they do not hate mutants, just Magneto and the Brotherhood (and X-Men).
I’m a big Millar fan, so I am a little pre-disposed to Ultimate X-Men. I think the finale was fine if not as great as some of the other storylines. I enjoy Cyclops forgiving Wolverine because it does represent the progressivism and idealism that the X-Men are meant to represent. It’s also nice because Wolverine fully acknowledges how awful he is. Plus for mainstream fans there is that wonderfully ironic line where Cyclops says he doesn’t want the two to end up as the new Xavier and Magneto.