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The Fate of the Ultimate Universe Revealed [Updated]

Get ready for an "All-New" Ultimate Universe.

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.

Update

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.

ALL-NEW ULTIMATES

ULTIMATE FF

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Posted by spacemanspiff85

Someone at Marvel must really love Ultimate Kitty Pryde. I'd think it'd be weird for her, going from being the leader of the X-Men and basically a head of state to what looks like a more street level team.

Posted by sora_thekey

I am liking this roster... Like, a lot!

Is it weird that former and long-time Peter Parker girlfriend (Kitty Pryde) is going to be hanging around present Peter Parker, female clone (Jessica Drew/Black Widow)?

Jessica would have memory of "her" time dating Kitty... Wouldn't she?

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Posted by danhimself

I am really excited about this....I love how different the Ultimate Universe is now to the point that there really are no similarities between it and the 616 at all

Posted by sparty-dbq

I think this will make for an interesting read, but I can't help but look at it from the viewpoint of a typical person in the Ultimate U and giggle. Your preeminent super-team, the one meant to protect you from aliens and mad dictators and whatnot, just went from a war hero, a living god, and a technical mastermind, to the cast of Pretty Little Liars. I'd be like "F*** this, I'm outta here. I'm moving to Paraguay or some s***."

Posted by ScarletBatman

I think this will make for an interesting read, but I can't help but look at it from the viewpoint of a typical person in the Ultimate U and giggle. Your preeminent super-team, the one meant to protect you from aliens and mad dictators and whatnot, just went from a war hero, a living god, and a technical mastermind, to the cast of Pretty Little Liars. I'd be like "F*** this, I'm outta here. I'm moving to Paraguay or some s***."

Considering the fact that Europe is gone, NYC was hit by a huge flood and DC was destroyed, I think I too would be like, "Can't we get some military guys in here... Or at least someone who is at least 20 years old?"

Posted by zombietag

BENDIS + MARQUEZ = AMAZING

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@sparty_dbq said:

I think this will make for an interesting read, but I can't help but look at it from the viewpoint of a typical person in the Ultimate U and giggle. Your preeminent super-team, the one meant to protect you from aliens and mad dictators and whatnot, just went from a war hero, a living god, and a technical mastermind, to the cast of Pretty Little Liars. I'd be like "F*** this, I'm outta here. I'm moving to Paraguay or some s***."

Considering the fact that Europe is gone, NYC was hit by a huge flood and DC was destroyed, I think I too would be like, "Can't we get some military guys in here... Or at least someone who is at least 20 years old?"

The All New Ultimates aren't a state run team anymore, the FF is taking over that.

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Edited by RisingBean

I can say if Ultimate Captain America is dead it'll be strike 3 and I'm out of reading Ultimate Marvel.

Wolverine and Spider-man were strikes one and two.

It's ok, It's not like DC, Valiant and other independent publishers won't take my money.

Posted by GeekBait

This is freaking awesome!!

Posted by TheFirstLantern

For a second, i thought this was a very big joke.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Machine Man!!!!!!!!

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Posted by DatHomieSilverSurfer

These all look pretty awesome. And they don't mention who is under the iron man suit so it could be someone besides tony... although I like tony I'm personally crossing my fingers for Reed. But he was a great villain and if they go that route again I won't mind.

I love ultimate miles but I still have my fingers crossed that Pete will come back somehow as Scarlet Spider or something. I want to see more MJ, Torch, and Gwen.

Posted by laabitres

yesss cant wait though i hope ultimate x-men doesnt die out

Posted by Hit_Monkey

@sandman_ said:

You had one job Galactus, one job...

hahahaha

Edited by Mr_Athrilla

@laflux said:

@cadencev2. What do you think? Personally I would have preferred for their not to be a retcon, but I can't deny that I am very pleased the ultimate universe is going to carry on :)

http://www.comicvine.com/forums/gen-discussion-1/ultimate-universe-isn-t-over-marvel-announces-rela-1527388/#23

Im slightly angry. I want to know right now if my second Favorite character is dead. Ultimate Cap.

My favorite Ultimate Characters so far.

  • Ultimate Goblin (Dead)
  • Ultimate Doc Ock (Dead)
  • Ultimate Peter Parker (Dead)
  • Ultimate Wolverine (Dead)
  • Ultimate Thor (Dead, then Resurrected, now maybe Dead)
  • Ultimate Captain America (Dead, then Resurrected, now maybe Dead)
  • Ultimate Miles (Alive)
  • Ultimate Invisible Woman (Alive)
  • Ultimate Reed (Alive)

As seen, Im quickly losing my favorite characters in this crap!

I don't think Ultimate Goblin is dead. He was smiling after Perter crushed him with a truck.They are probably gonna have him fight Miles in an upcoming story arc as a rite of passage.

Posted by ComicKing7

Why call them Ultimate Power Pack in Ultimate spiderman if they were going to change the teams name? Also is Kitty still Shroud?

Posted by Pokergeist

@cadencev2 said:

@laflux said:

@cadencev2. What do you think? Personally I would have preferred for their not to be a retcon, but I can't deny that I am very pleased the ultimate universe is going to carry on :)

http://www.comicvine.com/forums/gen-discussion-1/ultimate-universe-isn-t-over-marvel-announces-rela-1527388/#23

Im slightly angry. I want to know right now if my second Favorite character is dead. Ultimate Cap.

My favorite Ultimate Characters so far.

  • Ultimate Goblin (Dead)
  • Ultimate Doc Ock (Dead)
  • Ultimate Peter Parker (Dead)
  • Ultimate Wolverine (Dead)
  • Ultimate Thor (Dead, then Resurrected, now maybe Dead)
  • Ultimate Captain America (Dead, then Resurrected, now maybe Dead)
  • Ultimate Miles (Alive)
  • Ultimate Invisible Woman (Alive)
  • Ultimate Reed (Alive)

As seen, Im quickly losing my favorite characters in this crap!

I don't think Ultimate Goblin is dead. He was smiling after Perter crushed him with a truck.They are probably gonna have him fight Miles in an upcoming story arc as a rite of passage.

I hope so, that BE SWEET!

Posted by Novemberx2

This actually makes me sick, how much further could the ultimate universe fall? No one at marvel gets what the ultimate universe was about anymore, not even bendis. it should of been killed off.

I know they officially ran out when they did Cliche driven Spidermen (the fact the latest issue of Ultimates last stand pulled the same nonsense was even more annoying)

I Guess The Ultimates 1 & 2 should now be treated as completely self contained, because there is no way those characters are same character we've got now

Its pretty ironic that Mark Millars and Bryan Hitchs Ultimates run is the most influential comic on marvel current universe and film series, yet in the ultimate universe the idea of flawed heroes, politics vs ethics and realist are forgotten in favour of punching a giant purple guy with a silly hat who speaks english.

Posted by Novemberx2

@justin_blank: Bryan Hitch actually wrote and drew a few issues of a Ultimate Captain America mini series, where (at least from the art work) he's fighting terrorists in the middle east with Shield and US army (Very Ultimates 2 style), but Marvel said no because it suit the new tone of the ultimate universe. he posted a few pictures of it last year when he left marvel.

Posted by cameron83

The Ultimate Universe needed this in my opinion.

This is great. And I love that Ultimate FF.

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

THIS IS EXCITING!!!

Edited by Pokergeist

@risingbean said:

I can say if Ultimate Captain America is dead it'll be strike 3 and I'm out of reading Ultimate Marvel.

Wolverine and Spider-man were strikes one and two.

It's ok, It's not like DC, Valiant and other independent publishers won't take my money.

I kinda agree.

@sora_thekey said:

I am liking this roster... Like, a lot!

Is it weird that former and long-time Peter Parker girlfriend (Kitty Pryde) is going to be hanging around present Peter Parker, female clone (Jessica Drew/Black Widow)?

Jessica would have memory of "her" time dating Kitty... Wouldn't she?

Kitty and Jessica already had a total freak out during Ultimantum when they first met, because Jessica had all of Peters memories.

It was awkward.

Posted by QuantumVertex

This is Amazing News! So what are we getting a Ultimate Howling Commandos and Some sort of new Ultimate X book? The X characters have kind of run dry lately. I love to see the launch of an Ultimate Marvel Now....book that just covers different Ultimate characters opposed to having one focal character! Ultimate Avengers would be a dope one as well. A total of 5 Ultimate Marvel books would be great! They have two Miles Morales books coming so i'm a happy camper his group of Ultimates are very dope!

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@mr_athrilla said:

@cadencev2 said:

@laflux said:

@cadencev2. What do you think? Personally I would have preferred for their not to be a retcon, but I can't deny that I am very pleased the ultimate universe is going to carry on :)

http://www.comicvine.com/forums/gen-discussion-1/ultimate-universe-isn-t-over-marvel-announces-rela-1527388/#23

Im slightly angry. I want to know right now if my second Favorite character is dead. Ultimate Cap.

My favorite Ultimate Characters so far.

  • Ultimate Goblin (Dead)
  • Ultimate Doc Ock (Dead)
  • Ultimate Peter Parker (Dead)
  • Ultimate Wolverine (Dead)
  • Ultimate Thor (Dead, then Resurrected, now maybe Dead)
  • Ultimate Captain America (Dead, then Resurrected, now maybe Dead)
  • Ultimate Miles (Alive)
  • Ultimate Invisible Woman (Alive)
  • Ultimate Reed (Alive)

As seen, Im quickly losing my favorite characters in this crap!

I don't think Ultimate Goblin is dead. He was smiling after Perter crushed him with a truck.They are probably gonna have him fight Miles in an upcoming story arc as a rite of passage.

I hope so, that BE SWEET!

plus Bendis says that Miles will be meeting Norman at some point...he claimed issue 200 which if our math is right should be the issue right after Cataclysm

Posted by thenexusrebound

I had been saying the Ultimate U wasn't over with. I am excited for these new changes. I love that the Ultimates have embraced more females, plus keeping strong minority characters. Can't wait for April.

Posted by RisingBean

@cadencev2: Yeah, the Ultimate U. is my mainstream. It's what got me into reading comics as an adult. I love the early stuff (Pre Ultimatum) I have rolled with the punches since (Wolverine and Pete dying, Doom being a loser while Reed is the big bad) But I'm coming close to thinking it's time to put the Ultimate U. back on the shelf and move on.

@mr_athrilla: So Pete died for nothing if Norman returns. Way to rub in the disrepect of Pete by Bendis. Bendis can claim he loves Pete so much, but action trumps talk.

Posted by PeppeyHare

Glad it's not ending. Gonna miss some characters though

Posted by Protoflash

@jonny_anonymous: Yah I just saw that in the new update. I'm pretty psyched i'll read that too

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Also I'd like to point out that Dagger looks EXACTLY like my ex-girlfriend on that cover

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Posted by dreamfall31

All-New Ultimates looks like an interesting team. Never read any Ultimate comics, so this rebranding might get me into it. Though the 616 universe already has me adding 4 more series to my pull list!

Edited by M1cAL

don't know how i didn't see this coming. nevertheless, nasty!! i think its a really good idea having a younger ultimates team running things now. & with my man Miles leading it...what?? there's so many possibilities for this group, makes me excited!!

Posted by Transformers1024

....but it would have been so nice to see them loose...

Edited by Rixec

@laflux said:

@cadencev2. What do you think? Personally I would have preferred for their not to be a retcon, but I can't deny that I am very pleased the ultimate universe is going to carry on :)

http://www.comicvine.com/forums/gen-discussion-1/ultimate-universe-isn-t-over-marvel-announces-rela-1527388/#23

Im slightly angry. I want to know right now if my second Favorite character is dead. Ultimate Cap.

My favorite Ultimate Characters so far.

  • Ultimate Goblin (Dead)
  • Ultimate Doc Ock (Dead)
  • Ultimate Peter Parker (Dead)
  • Ultimate Wolverine (Dead)
  • Ultimate Thor (Dead, then Resurrected, now maybe Dead)
  • Ultimate Captain America (Dead, then Resurrected, now maybe Dead)
  • Ultimate Miles (Alive)
  • Ultimate Invisible Woman (Alive)
  • Ultimate Reed (Alive)

As seen, Im quickly losing my favorite characters in this crap!

You do know Bendis said Miles would meet Norman Osborn, right?

Posted by saoakden

Sweet, Miles is having his own ongoing. I like the second Ultimates cover looks cool. I think I'll be picking up all these books. I notice no sign of the X-Men anywhere. Maybe the others will show up in Ultimates. Or that book will be launched at a later date. Who knows.

Edited by airbound_dude

All New Ultimates is like Young Avengers while the log guards of The Ultimates will be the Ultimate FF. Ultimate Cap, Ultimate Thor, Ultimate Hawkeye and Monica Chang may not survive the Cataclysm the way I see it. Will be interesting how Kitty will react to the new Spider Man. And it will be interesting if Ultimate Reed Richards makes it and see his role expanded as a behind the scenes for the Ultimate FF.

Edited by gettsy99

Didn't they kill Cap like a dozen times already? Can't you pick someone else? Sorry just a Cap fan.

Posted by MartianManhunterIsBetterThanCyborg

I wish DC had an Ultimate universe of its own.

Edited by cobra88king8

@jonny_anonymous: but the point of the ultimate universe is to give us alt takes on their 616 counterparts. Hell the entirety of the Avengers squad just got introduced and is getting killed off already with almost no character development. I want to know about Ultimate Hercules and Ultimate Danny Ketch but instead they're being wiped out

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Posted by gettsy99

Ultimste DC would be cool maybe Hal Jordan could really use the ring instead of making giant baseball gloves lol

Posted by Pokergeist

@cadencev2: Yeah, the Ultimate U. is my mainstream. It's what got me into reading comics as an adult. I love the early stuff (Pre Ultimatum) I have rolled with the punches since (Wolverine and Pete dying, Doom being a loser while Reed is the big bad) But I'm coming close to thinking it's time to put the Ultimate U. back on the shelf and move on.

@mr_athrilla: So Pete died for nothing if Norman returns. Way to rub in the disrepect of Pete by Bendis. Bendis can claim he loves Pete so much, but action trumps talk.

Co Signed.

Edited by micah

Darn, they should at least have one more book maybe Ultimate Howling Commandos?

Posted by ThexX

Maybe Ultimate FF. Other then that I don't see anything I would like.

Also where the hell is Ultimate Hawkeye (Man I hope they don't kill him off.)

Posted by Perfect 10

all new ultimates!! but kitty needs a codename like for reals. will read the other books as well but really SUPER excited for all new ultimates. wanted them to be a team and wishes come true!
also...give kitty a code name, shadowcat perchance...

Posted by Perfect 10

@gothamred: the team never had a name. they just fought together

Posted by Captain13

I am excited for all three!

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@gettsy99 said:

Ultimste DC would be cool maybe Hal Jordan could really use the ring instead of making giant baseball gloves lol

Wizard Magazine already Ultimized the DCU.

Pretty awesome, eh? :D

Just google "wizard ultimate justice league" for more pictures and even some comic book pitches.

Posted by Yung ANcient One

God I love Marvel. They really do make it new reader friendly but of course hardcore fans that feel proprietary for the franchises they love get angry sometimes.

I'm glad this happened change means something to the Ultimate Universe.

@sandman_ said:

You had one job Galactus, one job...

Funny.

Im guessing this jumps in years later since miles looks like he's in his teens

IIRC Miles was 13 when he got bit but yeah he does look older.

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