At today’s Ultimate Marvel panel there was much discussion over the possibilty of the Ultimate Marvel Universe coming to a close thanks to Galactus making the cross over at the end of Age of Ultron. We have a summary of what was talked about after the jump.

Editors Nick Lowe and Steve Wacker co-hosted this Ultimate panel, which featured Alex Alonso, Brian Michael Bendis, and Joshua Hale Fialkov.

The panel began with the creators talking about the storylines currently taking place in their books.

  • Ultimate Spider-Man will be coming out a year-long retirement to fight Roxxon
  • Ultimate Comics X-Men will soon see the completion of the World War X story
  • In Ultimate Comics Ultimates, the Ultimates Disassembled storyline will have an Evil Reed Richards, Hulk, Quicksilver, and She-Kang trying to rebuild the world.

While all of those current stories are being told, Galactus will be hanging around the Ultimate cosmos in the mini-series Hunger, coming from Fialkov and artist Leonard Kirk. What spins out of Hunger is the mini-series that has fans believing this could finally be the end of the Ultimate Universe, Cataclysm: The Ultimates Last Stand. 


Cataclysm: The Ultimates Last Stand will be written by Brian Michael Bendis with art coming from Mark Bagley, which will tell the story of Galactus “coming to Earth and eating it.” The series will include all the character from the Ultimate Universe having to make the decision on which version of Earth to save as the barrier between the regular Marvel U and the Ultimate U breaks down.

Fans then asked the creators questioned that ultimately ended with the line, “Read the end of Cataclysm.” That answer came after multiple questions about the future of Miles Morales, including whether we would see his regular Marvel U self that is alluded to at the end of Spider-Men.

Thoughts on the possible ending of the Ultimate Universe? Does it trouble you? Do you care at all? Do you want certain characters to continue on? Let us know in the comments below!

via Comics Alliance


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  1. I do hope they will at least find a way to keep a couple characters from the Ultimate setting even if the rest of the setting comes to a close. It wouldn’t be the first time a character from another setting takes up residence in the main timeline, and I could easily see a few of the characters placed in either the main 616 setting even if not in a capacity they are accustomed to.

  2. Maybe this can happen right as they send the All-New X-Men back in time as a way to bring Jean Gray back… Again..

    …Honestly as much as I love the Ultimate line I couldn’t really see many of them coming over and not making things a bit strange. Robert Miles, possibly some of the mutants. The Ultimates though? I don’t know if I feel like seeing multiples of those characters in our Universe.I don’t know if it would fit right. I guess only time will tell.

    • Ideally I agree, if they do shift a few Ultimate U characters over, it should be those that do not have an identical 616 counterpart. I could see one or two duplicates (not unlike when the AoA Nate Grey and Beast crossed over to 616), but any more and it would be pushing it.

  3. comicfan1974 on

    There was been a tragic air to the Ultimate universe from the beginning, so as much as I would be somewhat sorry to see it go (as it allows for, I would argue, the possibility of more creativity than the regular Marvel Universe) it would be oddly fitting.

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