Thanks to a recent X-Man Of The Day (you really should be following me on Twitter, y’all, there’s good stuff to be had there), I found myself remembering The Ultraverse, one of several comic lines that popped up in the early 1990s.  Focused on character and superstar writers rather than the artist focus of other imprints, books like Prime, The Strangers and Hardcase provided some brilliant, if now long-forgotten tales and a couple of truly memorable characters.  That all ended when Malibu Comics was acquired by Marvel, and now they’re related to Earth-93060, likely to never be seen again, leading to today’s cancelled query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) is equally sad about the vaporware relaunches of Milestone Comics, asking: What no longer active publishing line do you miss the way Otter and I miss the Ultraverse?

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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.

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  1. Here, in Finland we had publishing company called Semic that printed most of Marvel and DC for around 30 years. They had imprint called “Satellite” with TIE fighter as a logo that took care of all the non capes and tights stuff like Transformers, G.I. Joe, He-Man, Star Wars etc. I wish they were still around.

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