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Ultimate Wolverine Is Dead So Who Is Ultimate X?

Looks like we'll be seeing another dude with claws soon...

Ultimatum is over.  It has been for a few months and the Ultimate Universe has been moving forward.  We're still seeing the characters trying to pick up the pieces from all the deaths and destruction.  As you probably know by now, Ultimate Wolverine is dead.  He was wiped out by Magneto.  When I interviewed Jeph Loeb about it last month, he said, "Wolverine is gone. Someone may do something after I'm gone...Wolverine is gone." (He also alluded to this project with the awesome Art Adams).  
 
If you've seen the advanced solicits for February, you probably seen the following image:


ULTIMATE COMICS X #1
Written by JEPH LOEB
Pencils & Cover by ART ADAMS
Villain Variant Cover by ART ADAMS
Special Variant by ART ADAMS
Special Variant by TBA
Spoiler Line-up Variant by ART ADAMS
Who—or what—is Ultimate X? The answers and even more secrets arrive in the all new ULTIMATE X ongoing bi-monthly series from the superstar dream team of JEPH LOEB and ART ADAMS. Wolverine is dead. Captain America is a fugitive. The Fantastic Four disbanded. Lives have been destroyed and nothing can ever be the same—is there any hope left? It all begins with a search for a brand new character whose identity will leave jaws on the floor and change the Ultimate Universe forever.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99 


So who is this dude?  It looks like a blonde tuft of hair is sticking out under his hoodie.  He's obvioulsy high school age (or at least appears to be and is acting the part).  Say what you want about Ultimatum, I'm really enjoying seeing everything that's happening afterwards.  I'm not a fan of deaths for deaths sake but it'll be interesting to see how it's all dealt with.  I also love Art Adams artwork so I will definitely be looking forward to this book.
 
Who do you think this guy is?  Ulitmate Daken?  Someone else?
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Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir

Ultimate X-23

Posted by DeadPool a.k.a Wade Wilson

This looks awesome... wasn't in love with Ultimatum but "Out of the Ashes" so yeah 

Edited by EdwardWindsor

if this is ultimate x23 i will be most displeased lol , daken i could handle thou, looks alittle like cap weirdly lol

Edited by Dane

if thats Ultimate Daken I want the real one out by christmas. This guy looks way more interesting.  Regular Daken looks like hes tried so hard to be a bad@#$ he hurt himself in the process.
 
Jeph Loeb! redeem yourself in my eyes, please. I want for him to produce an awesome book so bad.

Posted by danhimself

it could be anyone...the Banshee drug was based on Wolverine's dna and when Professor X took it he temporarilly gained Wolverine's mutant abilities including his claws

Posted by RedK

maybe its his son or a clone either way will be picking it up

Posted by Tmul501

I know people give Loeb a lot of crap for Ultimatum and Ultimates 3, but I'm actually kind of looking forward to Ultimate X. New Ultimates could be cool too, but I'm mostly looking forward to Ultimate X. I'm pretty sure that's probably going to be Wolverine's son or something like that, just because it looks like he has bone claws and I'm pretty sure if you're going to go through all the work to make a clone you might as well give him an adamantium skeleton.

Posted by BatGhostin

I have no idea about any of this.. maybe now I can jump on.. What previous issue(s) should I pick up as well?
Posted by FoxxFireArt

Ohhhh, for the love of all that is mighty. Please, say that isn't Ultimate Daken. 
 
Speaking on solely just the image. That cover is really well done. Just look at the textures in the brick and on the bus.

Posted by InnerVenom123

It's gonna be Ultimate Daken.... or X-23.... failure, by the way.
Posted by Archetype

My first thought was Mimic, but I have not read very many Ultimate universe books and I didn't know if there had already been an Ultimate Mimic.I looked on his page and didn't find it so...maybe Ultimate Mimic

Posted by John Valentine

I think it's Ultimate Mimic. I hope it is. 
 
But anyway, Iceman and Kitty are alive :). That's all that matters.

Posted by pixelized

It looks like Michael Lee.

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Posted by iLLituracy

It's Havok.

Posted by xerox_kitty

I'd love to know who he is, just so I could file his picture in the correct gallery.  Otherwise, I can't stand the whole concept of the Ultimate universe... Still, I love seeing Art Adams' art any day :)

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Posted by Bobby X

I am strangely intrigued by this... 
I'm going to give it a shot when it comes out.
Posted by hero vs. villian

Wolverine is said to never exist in the new Ultimate universe, theey want to have No Wolverine, No Magneto, and No Doctor Doom.
Posted by sora_thekey

For all we know it's character...
 
Some time ago interior art was revealed and a girl could see the dead heroes who died in Ultimatum...

If it is Mimic then he might be able to get the powers of dead heroes....
 
oh and I did a blog about this already here

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Posted by The Psyentist
@Dane said:
" if thats Ultimate Daken I want the real one out by christmas. This guy looks way more interesting.  Regular Daken looks like hes tried so hard to be a bad@#$ he hurt himself in the process."

Amen.

@hero vs. villian said:

" Wolverine is said to never exist in the new Ultimate universe, theey want to have No Wolverine, No Magneto, and No Doctor Doom. "

No Dr. Doom? It will suck. Just saying. ;)
Edited by Jotham

Ultimate Wolverine is dead? That'll teach me to stop reading Ultimate comics for a year or so.
I thought he was, in a lot of ways, better than mainstream Wolverine, mostly because he was kind of a dick. When people call mainstream Wolvie "an animal" or something, it doesn't really make sense, cause he's been a good guy since he was introduced. Ultimate Wolvie, on the other hand, tried to kill Cyclops so he could get Jean. As a Cyclops hater and Wolverine lover, even I think that's s***ty.
 
Edit: Oh, yeah. The article. My money's on a new character.

Posted by inferiorego

It's me... SNIKT!
 
I'll read this. I don't care what anyone says, I enjoy Loeb's storytelling. It's blow-up tastic.

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Edited by John Valentine
@Jotham said:

When people call mainstream Wolvie "an animal" or something, it doesn't really make sense, cause he's been a good guy since he was introduced. Ultimate Wolvie, on the other hand, tried to kill Cyclops so he could get Jean. As a Cyclops hater and Wolverine lover, even I think that's s***ty.  Edit: Oh, yeah. The article. My money's on a new character. "

616-Wolverine has done some/been forced to do some pretty screwed up stuff too, plus, he's kinda feral, hence animalistic.  But, taking violence aside, he's still a good guy.
Ultimate Wolverine was just a d!ck and it was hilarious!
Posted by John Valentine
@inferiorego said:
" It's me... SNIKT!  I'll read this. I don't care what anyone says, I enjoy Loeb's storytelling. It's blow-up tastic. "
I'm not sure. Ultimatum was pretty ridiculous. I'd rather have Millar; his Ultimate X-Men was just stellar.
Posted by inferiorego
@John Valentine said:
" @inferiorego said:
" It's me... SNIKT!  I'll read this. I don't care what anyone says, I enjoy Loeb's storytelling. It's blow-up tastic. "
I'm not sure. Ultimatum was pretty ridiculous. I'd rather have Millar; his Ultimate X-Men was just stellar. "
Ultimatum was awful, but so much fun. However, Millar would be great too... actually better. I'll take what I can get.
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Posted by Omega Ray Jay

Looks like John Simm lol.

Edited by Jotham
@John Valentine said:

" @Jotham said:

When people call mainstream Wolvie "an animal" or something, it doesn't really make sense, cause he's been a good guy since he was introduced. Ultimate Wolvie, on the other hand, tried to kill Cyclops so he could get Jean. As a Cyclops hater and Wolverine lover, even I think that's s***ty.  Edit: Oh, yeah. The article. My money's on a new character. "
616-Wolverine has done some/been forced to do some pretty screwed up stuff too, plus, he's kinda feral, hence animalistic.  But, taking violence aside, he's still a good guy.Ultimate Wolverine was just a d!ck and it was hilarious! "
Yeah, it was. I laughed so hard when Cyclops was dangling over a cliff saying something along the lines of "you saved me!" and Wolverine says "sorry bub" and lets go. 
Still, I can't morally condone it.
Posted by iLLituracy

It's most likely not a new character because in the solicits it says that you will crap your pants when the revelation of who it is is given away.
 
It's not Mimic, because Mimic would be able to mimic Wolverine's physiology and power, but he wouldn't be able to mimic having Adamantium on his claws.
 
It's probably Wildchild or the Ultimate incarnation of him. It's very possible that this is Wolverine's son, the blond hair makes me think that he and Sabretooth have the same mother. At first I wanted to say it was Sabretooth with a haircut, but Sabretooth has four claws and the whole healing factor would probably make his hair grow.
 
But, best bet for me is Wildchild, especially since Jeph Loeb seems to favor the character as seen when he killed Sabretooth off and tried to write Wildchild in his place during that one Wolverine arc.

Posted by Bruce Vain

It's Eddie Brock lol
Posted by Jotham

The picture sort of looks like Ultimate Hawkeye to me.

Posted by Jotham
@iLLituracy said:
" It's probably Wildchild or the Ultimate incarnation of him. "
Hmm. That could be it.
Posted by Tyler Starke

Big ol Pass for me, I'll wait until CV's review to see if I'll pick it up or not 

Posted by John Valentine

@iLLituracy 
 
Those claws are bone claws.
Posted by burr787

I'm one of the few people that actually likes Daken, so I hope that it's him and that they make him more likable.

Posted by xerox_kitty

Wasn't Ultimate Cable really Wolverine?  Or something weird like that... In fact, someone please tell me how that worked.  

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Posted by John Valentine
@xerox-kitty said:
"Wasn't Ultimate Cable really Wolverine?  Or something weird like that... In fact, someone please tell me how that worked.   "

Sinister transcended into a new Apocalypse state, he fought the X-Men, defeated them and proceeded to conquer/defeat all. During the fight with the X-Men, Apocalpyse rips off Logans arm and supresses his healing factor. The armless, powerless Logan eventually becomes the Cable of the Ultimate timeline.
Posted by lakilakester

it could be daken or sabertooth son or a younger clone of wolverine on the looses yea

Edited by Comiclove5
@Jotham said:  
You wil lbe happy to know Ultimate Cyclops is dead to.

"Ultimate Wolverine is dead? That'll teach me to stop reading Ultimate comics for a year or so. I thought he was, in a lot of ways, better than mainstream Wolverine, mostly because he was kind of a d!ck. When people call mainstream Wolvie "an animal" or something, it doesn't really make sense, cause he's been a good guy since he was introduced. Ultimate Wolvie, on the other hand, tried to kill Cyclops so he could get Jean. As a Cyclops hater and Wolverine lover, even I think that's s***ty.  Edit: Oh, yeah. The article. My money's on a new character. " 
Edit: Oh, yeah. The article. My money's on a new character.  

    
Posted by xerox_kitty
@John Valentine said:
" @xerox-kitty said:
"Wasn't Ultimate Cable really Wolverine?  Or something weird like that... In fact, someone please tell me how that worked.   "
Sinister transcended into a new Apocalypse state, he fought the X-Men, defeated them and proceeded to conquer/defeat all. During the fight with the X-Men, Apocalpyse rips off Logans arm and supresses his healing factor. The armless, powerless Logan eventually becomes the Cable of the Ultimate timeline. "
B'uuuuh.... I think my brain just melted.  
 
Thanks for the info.  So it's definitely not him.  I just don't think it would be Daken.
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Posted by John Valentine
@xerox-kitty said:
I just don't think it would be Daken.
I hope it's not Daken. He's lame enough in mainstream. 
The blonde hair, blue eyes and (mimicked?)bone claw image fits the Calvin Rankin idea :).
Posted by ninjadude853

hes either ultimate daken, or ultimate sabertooths son

Posted by rpaolasso

cable? he had claws in Ultimate X-men
Posted by John Valentine
@rpaolasso said:
"cable? he had claws in Ultimate X-men "

He was future Wolverine.
Posted by danhimself

I really don't think it's any 616 character that's been Ultimated....I think it's going to be a random person or have something to do with the Banshee drug....like I said before Professor X once took the drug and it gave him Wolverine's mutant powers including claws for a short time

Posted by sora_thekey
@danhimself said:
" I really don't think it's any 616 character that's been Ultimated....I think it's going to be a random person or have something to do with the Banshee drug....like I said before Professor X once took the drug and it gave him Wolverine's mutant powers including claws for a short time "
Yeah I always wondered about that?
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Posted by War Destroyer

Ultimate X(-23), it would be a good twist, I doubt it would be Daken because he's so new and Ultimate Marvel's about making old characters new again, not new characters new.

Posted by Anderson: Agent of SMITH

Here's the thing: it seems that Loeb does better when he focuses on one or two characters. His stuff on Batman was pretty good, but Ultimates and Ultimatum sucked. While I haven't read it, it sounds like Superman/Batman was good as well. I think his defining writing characteristic is internal monologue, so he should stick with titles that allow him to do that.
Posted by Odyssey_Dawn

I like the cover art :)

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Posted by HaloKing343

 A combination of all the dead superheroes from Ultimatum. That's my guess.

Posted by War Killer
@Anderson: Agent of SMITH said:
"Here's the thing: it seems that Loeb does better when he focuses on one or two characters. His stuff on Batman was pretty good, but Ultimates and Ultimatum sucked. While I haven't read it, it sounds like Superman/Batman was good as well. I think his defining writing characteristic is internal monologue, so he should stick with titles that allow him to do that. "
I loved Batman: Hush, that's one of my favorite Batman books I own, but I also liked Ultimates and Ultimatum, but I understand why you don't, but Loeb is a a good writier, people just give him a lot of trouble just because he does a few things wrong, which I don't think is right.
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Posted by crazed_h3ro

This might be the ultimate verson of Daken, who knows it might be a clone of wolverine since o'l nick fury keep the remains of him after ultimatum...right?

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