Hmmm. but how this reboot fix the fact that UXM is a mess and the fact that UFF was never that popular. The problem with a reboot is sometimes it can make things worse, look at Hawkman or Donna Troy.
You know, Ultimate X-men itself could be considered a kind of reboot of the X-Universe. Ultimate Fantastic Four is a reboot of Fantastic Four. So why couldn't another reboot work?
If Ultimate Fantastic Four wasn't popular to begin with, couldn't it just be changed to have more readers? It doesn't have to be a reboot that goes down the same path Volume one went. The whole point is that once UFF is rebooted, it can be as good as the creative team makes it, no matter what the first one was like.
I think we can agree that the core concept behind the FF doesn't suck?
Both series can be made just as good or better than the original opening issues were. Neither series has to be doomed, and neither is... yet. What's more important is which writers, artists, and editors are tapped.
Could go either way, really.