Marvel's announcement on Tuesday that the Marvel Universe and the Ultimate Universe are coming to an end, as realities collide in Secret Wars' "Battleworld," has thrown a lot of fans into a tizzy. For the long term there's a lot of confusion about which characters and continuities will survive the experience, and whether Secret Wars will end in a reboot. In the short term, there are the mysteries of Battleworld to unravel. Just which of Marvel's alternate realities will form this Frankenstein planet?
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.
We're just under a week away from the release of Ultimate Fallout #4, featuring the first appearance of the new Spider-Man of Marvel's Ultimate Comics universe. In anticipation of the debut of the late Peter Parker's as
Marvel released this week the first completed pages of artwork from Ultimate Comics Ultimates #1. Written by Jonathan Hickman with artwork by Esad Ribic, the series joins Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, Ultimate Comics X-Men and Ultimate Comics Hawkeye in relaunching Marvel's Ultimate Comics imprint, a separate continuity from that of the publisher's main superhero line and dedicated to particularly explosive, cinematic depictions of the Marvel characters. While fully lettered pages will be available closer to release in August, you can check out Ribic's beautiful
Marvel Comics announced this week an ambitious and comprehensive plan to reintroduce its Ultimate Comics line to new readers and lapsed fans. Once known for its high profile creators and truly epic and unpredictable storylines, the fever around the Ultimate line has cooled in recent years. Marvel's aim is to re