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!
Is this the end of Ultimate Spider-Man? I donâ€™t want to give the answer away too early in the review, because 1) I want you to click on the More link, and 2) itâ€™s pretty tacky to talk about the end before all the other goodness is covered.
Editor’s Note: To tie in with the question we posed to readers earlier, we’re giving our very own Marlowe Lewis a chance to slip into the Marvel Editor in Chief chair and have an imagined conversation with Jeph Loeb over the latest issue of Ultimatum #4.
Or – This Just In…Ultimate Spider-Man is Dead? For 133 issue, Brian Michael Bendis has consistently cranked out Spider-Man stories that allowed many non-Marvel readers to get into one of the biggest and most recognized heroes in the world. Sadly, weâ€™ve reached the end of the Ultimate Spider-Man series – at least in this incarnation, and it doesnâ€™t look good for the wall crawler.
Marvel has announced the first three issues of the Ultimatum series have sold out of their first and second printings are and going back to press with more copies for everyone. From the superstar dream team of Eisner & Emmy winning scribe Jeph Loeb & red-hot artist David Finch, hit shelves this June! Featuring a stunning interconnecting cover treatement, adorned with the powerful interior art of David Finch and colored by Steve Firchow & Peter Steigerweld, these issues are canâ€™t-miss issues for any Ultimate Marvel fan, as the Ultimate U is changed forever! Magneto launches his war on humanity and
Seems like forever since the last Ultimatum issue, and we still have to wait until the end of May to see what happens. ULTIMATUM #4 (of 5) (JAN092453) ULTIMATUM #4 (of 5) MCGUINNESS VARIANT (JAN092454) ULTIMATUM #4 (of 5) MCGUINNESS SKETCH VARIANT (JAN092454) ULTIMATUM #4 (of 5) PETER PARKER RIP VARIANT (MAR098107) Written by JEPH LOEB Pencils & Cover by DAVID FINCH Variant Cover by ED MCGUINNESS Sketch Variant Cover by ED MCGUINNESS RIP Variant Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ Yes, $3.99. Am I the only person reading this series still? via Marvel
Let’s kill Daredevil this time… The carnage resulting from Magnetoâ€™s attack on the world continues to tear New York City apart as hero and civilian alike try and make sense of what is going on. Brian Michael Bendis continues to maim and kill those Ultimate characters weâ€™ve come to enjoy, and while there may be some gut reaction from readers over these changes, no one is more affected than Peter Parker.Â At least he makes a friend.
Here’s our bullet list of items from the Marvel panels held on Saturday at the New York Comic Con.Â The fate of Ultimate Spider-Man and the rest of the Ultimate Universe is revealed after the jump.
If Parker Wonâ€™t Go to Ultimatum, Then Ultimatum Will Come to Him Wow!Â Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! WOW!Â While I may not like what is happening to Marvelâ€™s Ultimate Universe – namely killing everyone and everything – Marvel has done one thing in the Ultimatum event that DC didnâ€™t do in Final Crisis; creating the feeling of an epic disaster where the fate of the world is at stake.
Apparently the end of Marvel’s Ultimate Universe is a big deal, as the company announced the second issue has sold out at the distributor level (check your LCS to see if there are any left).Â The Jeph Loeb/David Finch issue is being sent back to the printer for a second run that should arrive in stores on March 4, 2009. via Marvel