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The Crossover: Should Ultimate Spider-Man Miles Morales Move to the Marvel Universe? [Opinion]

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The latest solicitations for Marvel's Ultimate line seem to confirm what a lot of readers were expecting; that the forthcoming mini series Cataclysm: The Ultimates Last Stand might mark the end of the Ultimate experiment.

The series by the former Ultimate Spider-Man creative team of Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley pits the characters of Marvel's secondary superhero universe up against one of the biggest threats from the primary universe: Galactus, Devourer of Worlds. In its wake, the ongoing Ultimate titles have been replaced with a handful of three-issue miniseries. Whether there'll be anything left after these minis remains to be seen. If the Ultimate Universe is done, what happens to Miles Morales, the Ultimate Spider-Man?

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Ultimate Ultimate? Editor Mark Paniccia on ‘Cataclysm: The Ultimates Last Stand’ [SDCC 2013]

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The big announcement at Friday's Ultimate Universe panel at San Diego Comic-Con was a new series by Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley with the modest title, Cataclysm: The Ultimates Last Stand.

The arrival of Galactus in the Ultimate Universe will initially be explored in Hunger, by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Leonard Kirk, but what Galactus's arrival means for the Ultimate version of Earth will play out in Cataclysm -- and with a name like that, it doesn't sound promising. Comics Alliance spoke to series editor Mark Paniccia to get more background on the series.

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Cup O’ Joe: Origin II, Young Avengers After Party, Marvel UK & More [SDCC 2013]

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There were three big announcements at this year's Cup O' Joe panel at San Diego Comic-Con - the return of Marvel UK, a sequel to Wolverine: Origin, and a Young Avengers jam story. As usual, however, the hour was dominated by questions from the audience.

Joe Quesada was on hand to answer questions, joined by Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso, editors Steve Wacker and Nick Lowe, talent liaison CB Cebulski, writers Brian Michael Bendis, Rick Remender and Sam Humphries and artist Skottie Young.

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Ultimate Marvel Panel: Is This The End? [SDCC 2013]

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A big shadow hung over this year's Ultimate Marvel panel at San Diego Comic-Con. The final issue of Age of Ultron revealed that Galactus had slipped through from the Marvel Universe to the Ultimate Universe, but that's not the shadow I'm referring to. Fans have been speculating for the past few weeks that the Galactus story is a way to bring the Ultimate Universe to a dramatic close. The spectre of cancellation hangs over the low-selling line.

The SDCC panel didn't exactly assuage that fear, but nor did Marvel confirm that this was the last -- nay, ultimate -- Ultimate panel. All the talk was about the big man coming to dinner - and about the future of Ultimate Spider-Man, Miles Morales.

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‘Marvel Heroes’ MMO Launches, Reveals Opening Cinematic, Prequel Story [Video]

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The day many gamers have been waiting for since 2011 is finally here as Gazillion's free-to-play Marvel Heroes MMO helmed by David Brevik and written by Brian Michael Bendis launches worldwide. CA's had a chance to play early versions of the game a few times over the past year or so, with both Andy Yen and Chris Simsresponding positively to its beat-em-up qualities and diversity between playable characters, but today the title introduces fans to its opening cinematic, which explores a little more of the game's sprawling plot. The verdict? Uatu the Watcher seems pretty stressed out about what's about to go down.

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Guardians of the Galaxy

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Guardians of the Galaxy #1 hits stores today, a new series by Brian Michael Bendis and Steve McNiven that hopes to boost the profile of Marvel's space-faring super-team ahead of next summer's movie release, so that when your non-comics friends ask you, "Who are these Guardians of the Galaxy?", you don't answer, "the who-dians of the what-now?"

But... who are the Guardians of the Galaxy? They're actually talking owls from a series of fantasy novels about... no, sorry, my editor is telling me that is not correct. Let's see... the series tells the story of Jack Frost, Santa Claus, the Sandman and... no, I'm getting another note here, hang on... A talking raccoon and a tree? That can't be right.

If you're feeling a little confused, don't panic! ComicsAlliance is here to tell you everything you need to know about the Gladiators of the Gridiron! And then some.

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ #1: A New Reader’s Perspective [Spoiler-Free Review]

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If the measure of success of the Marvel NOW relaunch campaign is truly how accessible these many decades-old superhero sagas can be made for fresh eyes, then the publisher and its roster of creators deserve whatever praise is coming to them. Some very recent runs notwithstanding,

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‘Spawn’ Character Angela To Crossover Into Marvel Universe In ‘Age Of Ultron’

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Marvel Comics, via The New York Times, announced this morning that Angela -- a character created by Neil Gaiman and Todd McFarlane in the pages of Spawn, the rights to whom were contested between the two creators for years -- will be appearing in the Marvel Universe, making her Marvel debut in the pages of the publisher's current Age of Ultron series.
Angela first appeared in Spawn #9 in 1993, and ownership of the character eventually became a well publicized and decade-long legal battle betw

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Marvel Offers Free ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Digital Comics by Brian Michael Bendis & Michael Avon Oeming

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In advance of Brian Michael Bendis and Steve McNiven's new Guardians of the Galaxy title debuting later this month, Marvel Comics has launched a short series of prologues spotlighting each member of the spacefaring superteam. Written by Bendis and drawn by his longtime Powers and Takio collaborator Michael Avon Oeming, these four bi-weekly shorts will be available for free via the Marvel Comics ap

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Brian Michael Bendis and Bryan Hitch’s ‘Age of Ultron’ #1 Dispenses With Preamble [Advance Review]

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Writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Bryan Hitch's Age of Ultron event has been a long time coming. It was announced, with preview art and all, back in November. And its buildup has been going even longe

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