Ultimate Fantastic Four
It looks like Marvel isn’t ready to let go of the Ultimate Universe just yet – even though Galactus and his appetite made it look like it was all over. Marvel has announced it will rebrand the Ultimate Universe to Ultimate Marvel NOW! beginning in April, and will launch three titles that pick up where Cataclysm left off.
For the last couple of days, rumor has spread like wildfire across the Intardwebz that Marvel is considering a big crossover between the 616 Universe and the Ultimate Universe (Universe 1610), with the ultimate outcome (see what I did there) being the closure/end of the Ultimate line of print comics. Brian Michael Bendis, the guy that has been helming the U-Universe, and doing a dang find job of it (save for that horrible Loeb debacle), says this isn’t what is happening. But that got us wondering anyway… VOTE!
February 18, 2009 will wrap up the Ultimate X-Men series with issue #100.Â The same day sees the end of Ultimate Fantastic Four which had a mildly interesting 60-issue run.Â The end of the series ties directly into Ultimatum from Marvel, which seems to be hell-bent on destroying the Ultimate Universe that spawned the whole Marvel Zomibe craze.Â I’ve done a little digging, but after the last round of solicitations from Marvel, I’m more convinced all of Ultimate U is ending when Ultimate Spider-Man reaches issue #133. ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #60 (DEC082344) ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #60 WHITE VARIANT (DEC082345) Written
If you’ve read the latest issue of Ultimatum #2, you know that someone else on the list got his neck broken on the last page.Â Let’s see, Wasp starts with W, and what letter comes after W? The $3.99 issue is still on sale, and is worth checking out if you are even remotely familiar with the characters in the Ultimate Universe. via Marvel
Marvel sent its own Top 5 list to Major Spoilers, letting everyone know why you must read Ultimatum. I especially like number 1 – FOREVER! (until the next big event).Â Is anyone else tired of that phrase’s overuse?Â I also like number 5, as it means no more annoying Mary Jane… or does it?Â I half expect that to mean everyone will become mutants. Ultimatum #1 arrives November 5, 2008, and features a cover price of $3.99. via Marvel
Marvel Comics has announced fans of the Ultimate Universe can read the March on Ultimatum Saga #1 for “free” on the Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited site. MARCH ON ULTIMATUM SAGA Written by STUART VANDAL Cover by DAVID FINCH I find it interesting that in order to read this “free” book, you have to sign up for an account, which requires you to pay for a monthly or yearly fee.Â Your best bet is to head to your LCS and see if the owner has any free copies left over from last week. via Marvel
With the rumors about a reboot or cancellation of some or all of Marvel’s Ultimate titles, you can bet there were lots of people attending the Marvel Ultimate Panel at San Diego Comic Con.Â Take the jump for the highlights.
For fans of the Marvel Ultimate line, the Ultimate Origins could be the beginning of the end, or the beginning of the beginning. The series will reveal how everything is connected, and to get you primed for the June 4th release, Marvel Comics has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of the first issue.
With the Silver Surfer story winding down in Ultimate Fantastic Four, Marvel is kicking off a new three-part story called Ghosts by Mike Carey and art by Mark Brooks. What’s Ghosts about? I’ll give you a hint – it takes place in Russia. Still need a bit more info? Take the jump for a sneak peek.
Another weekend, another collection of sneak peeks from Marvel for titles arriving next week. In Part 2, you can treat your eyes to pages from MARVEL ILLUSTRATED: LAST OF THE MOHICANS 5, PUNISHER MAX ANNUAL 1, SUB-MARINER 4, THE ORDER 3, ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR 46, ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN 114, X-MEN 203, and X-MEN: FIRST CLASS 4
The sneak peeks from Marvel Comics continues with Mystic Arcana: Scarlet Witch, Sensational Spider-Man 40, The Order 2, Thunderbolts 116, Ultimate Fantastic Four 45, World War Hulk: Gamma Corps 2, X-Men 202, and X-Men: First Class 3.