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Trivia / Ultimate X-Men

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  • Creator Breakdown: Mark Millar had just gotten some surgery done and was in constant chronic pain when he first wrote the series, pouring all of his misery onto the characters.
  • Unintentional Period Piece: Proteus (with his piercings, big sunglasses, toothy grin and football shirt with NTL logo) looks like a Totally Radical advertising mascot from the early 2000s.
  • What Could Have Been
    • The original pitch by Brian K. Vaughan was very different from the final product by Mark Millar.
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    • Bryan Singer was supposed to have written 12 issues, but was ultimately unable to commit thanks to working on Superman Returns.
    • Marvel proposed Mark Millar to make an "Ultimate Wolverine" comic, but he refused. He wanted to do something with the Avengers instead. Marvel accepted, but renaming them as "The Ultimates"


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