Collecting the groundbreaking fourth year of Ultimate X-Men in one colossal trade paperback! After years of indentured service to a covert military group called Weapon X, Wolverine excaped and joined the X-Men. Now, after a short time away from the X-Men, Wolverine has returned to New York--with a strange strike force armed with sophisticated military technology on his tail. To survive, he is forced to rely on the Big Apple's own Spider-Man and Daredevil--not to mention a little help from his fellow X-Men! Plus: For years, Professor X has championed the peaceful relationship between mutants and humans. But with racism and paranoia growing, the president decides Xavier--with his mysterious psychic powers and shrouded background--might be the bigger problem. His solution: get the government involved in the mutant-training business. With teh help of Emma Frost, the president handpicks a class of "New Mutants" to serve his political agenda. But who is this mysterious Emma Frost and what is her connection to Xavier?