342. Ultimate X-Men #20
September 2002 Part 7/9
Writer: Mark Millar
Artist: Adam Kubert
Plot: As the X-Men battle the Acolytes, a Brotherhood splinter group, Xavier leaves a note saying he has failed the group and is leaving. He also reveals he is going to remove Magneto’s mental blocks and heads to the park. After their mission the X-Men enjoy some downtime and Scott and Jean visit Bobby who is still in hospital after battling David Xavier. As Xavier arrives in the park, Magneto comes up to him having recognized from the TV and they talk about Xavier’s work. In the end the brainwashed Magneto convinces Charles of his duty to the world and Xavier leaves with Magneto’s mental barriers still intact. Scott and Jean share their first real kiss since and Xavier rejoins the team with them none the wiser to his original plan to leave.
Buy Pile Rating: Trade (2.5)
Story: Best issue of the trade but not anything major happens.
Art: After Bachalo, this looks better than ever.
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Comic Collected In: Ultimate X-Men v4: World Tour TP
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