The Ultimate line is designed to allow new readers to experience Marvel characters from the start (a modern start that is). Millar brings us the mutant X-Men, who humans hate and fear for their unique powers, and has them battle the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants and attempt to gain acceptance along side normal people. If this little summary doesn't tell you anything about the various characters in the books: good. I don't know anything about them either. For a title designed to introduce a reader to a series, Millar simply throws a bunch of slightly retooled characters at us for no better reason than to spotlight everyone's favorite: Wolverine, who--for someone with no memory--is the closest we have to an actual rounded character in the stories. I fail to see a reason for this series.