Mindless Speculation: Has An Ultimate Character Come To X-Men Blue?

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The covers for X-Men Blue #5 and #6 from Marvel in June, have a pixilated shroud over the face of a Wolverine-like character.

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They are meant to tease that the dead-and-adamantium-carbonated Wolverine will be returning.

Well he is. But, as ever, not the one you want. And not like that.

 

Bleeding Cool reader Jack Fisher shares a theory.

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That's Jimmy Hudson from Ultimate Marvel.

The cover of X-Men Blue #6 hints that he has blond hair, like Jimmy. His clothes are similar, including a hoodie.

He looks younger so it's not Old Man Logan. And he has three upper claws, so that rules out Daken.

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The writer of the series, Cullen Bunn wrote an Ultimate Wolverine mini-series years ago, which revealed Jimmy's mother to be Wanda's mother. It was a small series that came out at a time when Ultimate Marvel had faded significantly, so much so that I don't know that many fans remember it. But Bunn wrote it and Bunn usually likes to revisit characters he's written. He wrote Magneto's solo series. Then, he used Magneto as a major character in Uncanny X-men. So given his history, it makes sense for him to use Jimmy Hudson since he helped write him before.

On top of that, the X-POSITION column conducted by Marvel's X-men editors  a couple weeks ago hinted that X-Men Blue would see a familiar love triangle forming between three characters. Well, the most familiar X-men love triangle is Cyclops/Jean Grey/Wolverine. This could basically be a version of it.

When challenged by Fisher, Cullen simply said,

Considering he wrote the character, that's not a convincing retort.

So, time for another Ultimate character, Jimmy Hudson, son of an alternate Wolverine, to come to Earth Prime?

 

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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