Cataclysm is happening in the Ultimate Universe. Galactus has found his way from the 616 Universe and it hasn't been looking good. The fear was this marked the end of the entire Ultimate Universe and line of books.
You didn't really believe that would happen, did you?
It may be the end but it's also the beginning. Marvel has announced via the Associated Press that there will be hard times and sacrifices but it's not quite over just yet.
"They're able to win the day, but at great sacrifice, a sacrifice that is so huge that it changes the entire landscape," said Bendis. "It creates a place that demands a fresh start from everyone who surveys it."
Marvel will relaunch the Ultimate Universe in April under the banner Ultimate Marvel NOW!
Axel Alonso, Marvel's Editor-in-Chief, mentioned it as an opportunity to tear things down and make them better.
"Once again, we're destroying something and building something new, but there's an end game in sight. We created the line to take chances," he said. "Dead is dead. The long and short of it is this: The Ultimate (universe) benefits from a good, old kick in the butt.
The books we can expect are MILES MORALES: ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN by Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez, ALL-NEW ULTIMATES by Michel Fiffe and Amilcar Pinna and ULTIMATE FF by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Mario Guevara.
Marvel has released more art.
It all starts in April with ALL-NEW ULTIMATES, from the creative team of Michel Fiffe (Copra) and Amilcar Pinna (X-Men: First Class). Spider-Man, Black Widow (formally Spider-Woman), Kitty Pryde, Bombshell, Cloak & Dagger officially unite to tackle the vicious, rampant crime wave overtaking Hell’s Kitchen! But can this new team of Ultimates stand up to the murderous gang known only as the Serpent Skulls?
Ultimate Marvel NOW! continues through the spring of 2014 with the launch of ULTIMATE FF by Joshua Hale Fialkov (Cataclysm: Ultimate X-Men) and upcoming superstar artist, Mario Guevara. The FF - Future Foundation - is all that stands between the Ultimate universe and COMPLETE AND UTTER DOOM! Can Sue Storm, Tony Stark, Machine Man and Sam Wilson face the oncoming devastation directly after the events of Cataclysm?
And finally, Miles Morales is back in his own web-slinging solo-series, MILES MORALES: ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN by creator Brian Michael Bendis (Ultimate Spider-Man, All-New X-Men) and artist Dave Marquez (Cataclysm: Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, All-New X-Men). In the wake of earth-shattering events, Miles is back in action with a new status quo and a new outlook on life! But there is no time to sit back and relax. A BIG villain from Peter Parker’s past is alive and well and about to turn New York upside down.