Ultimate Iron Man
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!
In this issue, Matthew and Stephen share their thoughts and reactions to Ultimate Comics Iron Man #1 released on October 17, 2012 • “Demon in the Armor? • What dark motivation drives reckless Tony Stark to be one of Earth’s greatest heroes? • Who or what is Ultimate Mandarin? [podcast]http://traffic.libsyn.com/majorspoilers/msp456.mp3[/podcast] Direct Download (Right Click+Save As) Subscribe via iTunes RSS Feed Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org A big Thank You goes out to everyone who downloads, subscribes, listens, and supports this show. We really appreciate you taking the time to listen to our ramblings each week. Tell your friends about the podcast,
Iron Man has a much different history in the Ultimate Universe than in the Marvel 616, and with the rumors that the Mandarin will appear in Iron Man 3, it’s a great time for the character to appear in the Ultimate Universe.
How many times has the Armor Wars story been told?Â According the Wiki, there have been three previous tellings of the Armor Wars, but according to Marvel, and apparently the people buying Marvel comics, there havenâ€™t been enough tellings of the tale, so why not weave it into the Ultimate universe?
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.