[identity profile] jcbaggee.insanejournal.com posting in [community profile] scans_daily
Ultimatum was horrible, the deaths were needless, bla bla bla. That said, this two page spread from Ultimatum X-Men Requiem is both gorgeous and infuriating.





Ok, I recognize Cyclops, Nightcrawler, Beast, Xavier, Angel, Juggernaut and Dazzler. Not entirely sure about the rest though.

Seriously, the image of all those bodies, peacefully laid out before burial really tugs at the heart. Shame they're all dead long before they should be.

Also, it cracks me up that Scott doesn't get a suit, but is buried in his X-Men uniform.

Date: 2009-08-07 01:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jlroberson.insanejournal.com
Maybe it's just my dislike of the X-Men, especially the Ultimate version, but I couldn't help but sigh, "If only..."

Date: 2009-08-07 01:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kellsbells.insanejournal.com
Top row, second from right is Lorna Dane. Or at least that's what I think since it looks like her hair is green.

Date: 2009-08-07 01:31 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Really? It didn't strike you as a bunch of people buried with no family present (when they have been shown to be in the past when they were believed dead before), and they're closest friends burying them in shallow graves with no tears or real emotions shown over it whatsoever?

This is why Heroes blows these days...

Date: 2009-08-07 01:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kamino_neko.insanejournal.com
I'm guessing the blonde to the right of Xavier is Emma. Hair isn't quite right, but the rest matches well enough. Girl between War and Juggie would be Psylocke....

Date: 2009-08-07 02:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thanekos.insanejournal.com
" Nah, this sucks. Maybe if we crucified'em? "

Date: 2009-08-07 02:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] neuhallidae.insanejournal.com
Not that I'm not intensely glad to see a panel of death that isn't massively disgusting, for once, but did it have to be the scene that...well... sort of calls for it? I mean, unless the X-Men have access to embalming chemicals, plastic surgeons, and such, a few of these people should be starting to look pretty gross. Is this explained in the comic?

Date: 2009-08-07 02:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nagaoka.insanejournal.com
Oh hey it's Dr. Manhattan wearing a do-rag. You don't see that every day.

Don't correct me.

Date: 2009-08-07 02:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] harpiesiren.insanejournal.com
...

Isn't this like half the cast?

Date: 2009-08-07 02:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hearthemvoices.insanejournal.com
What do they intend to do with... half their cast dead?

Date: 2009-08-07 02:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aaron_bourque.insanejournal.com
Iceman. Nude before 14 dead bodies. Unfortunate. Implications.

Date: 2009-08-07 03:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 04nbod.insanejournal.com
At least 2 of my favourites survived! Sadly kitty did to

Date: 2009-08-07 03:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] long_silence.insanejournal.com
If that's Polaris and Sunspot in the top row then the rest of their row are probably Cannonball, Cypher and whoever else was in the Academy of Tomorrow.

In the bottom row, between Angel and Juggernaut. That looks like Psylocke. When did she die?

Date: 2009-08-07 03:54 am (UTC)

Date: 2009-08-07 04:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mxlm.insanejournal.com
Y'know, after Ultimatum was universally panned (and still sold plenty of copies; I am ashamed to read superhero comics), I decided to read it. Because, like, it couldn't be as bad as people were saying. It just couldn't.

Oh yes it could. Dear god.

Date: 2009-08-07 04:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mullon.insanejournal.com
I see they've put Cyclop's skull back together.

Date: 2009-08-07 05:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] menagerie.insanejournal.com
This could be interesting if they don't actually just get a cheap resurrection, a team half the size? Could be interesting at least.

Date: 2009-08-07 06:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zemo.insanejournal.com
Let's play a game: Tick off each character that died in an illogical way (Nightcrawler drowning in a wave while the wing man can just fly out of the water?) green, each one with a really gruesome death (Xavier anyone?) yellow, and each off-panel death red. Combinations thereof are possible.

...What? I sure can only live with this disaster in a playful way...

Date: 2009-08-07 07:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] icon_uk.insanejournal.com
Top row, probably Cannonball, Cypher, Sunspot, Polaris and Havok, since they were confirmed dead.

Date: 2009-08-07 08:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] suzene.insanejournal.com
...didn't Kirkman bring Ult-Beast back from the dead five minutes before this all happened? Yeesh.

Also, I haven't seen Ult-Colossus drifting about anywhere. Was he forgotten, or just off in another book?

Date: 2009-08-07 10:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vignettelante.insanejournal.com
And then right after this, the team's attacked by what looks like something stitched together from the corpses of a bunch of people who died in this thing.

It turned out to just be a robot (and it was decapitated in short order), but still, what the hell.

Date: 2009-08-07 12:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zordboy.insanejournal.com
I have to confess, despite an entire double-page spread of dead characters, all I'm focussing on...

... is Iceman's butt. Work that booty Bobby.

...

Sorry. Any port in a storm, right?

Date: 2009-08-08 05:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sleepymax.insanejournal.com
It's sad Wolverine couldn't join them.

Date: 2009-08-08 07:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] magnetic_regina.insanejournal.com
Poor Lorna. D=

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