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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 Jonny_Anonymous

Damn, now my thread will be locked :(

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Posted by CaptainCyke

I love this Ultimates team because the latest Ultimate Spiderman stories have been making me want that team to become the "Young Ultimates" but this will work as well.

Posted by IDontLikeBirds

So what I'm guessing what happens is that The Ultimates are destroyed (hence the title The Ultimates Last Stand) and the new team of Ultimates will be pretty much what we've been seeing in Ultimate Spider-man with the addition of Kitty Pryde. Sounds interesting.Does this mean the original Ultimate FF will reform in response to the revelations that Ultimate Reed found out recently about his 616 counterpart?

Posted by Theorder14

yaay thank god

Edited by Master_Thief

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

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@idontlikebirds: The FF is actually Future Foundation and will have Tony Stark, Sue Storm, Reed and others.

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Posted by G-Man
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Edited by inferiorego

::wipes sweat away from brow::

phew....

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Posted by LCazT1996

So what I'm guessing what happens is that The Ultimates are destroyed (hence the title The Ultimates Last Stand) and the new team of Ultimates will be pretty much what we've been seeing in Ultimate Spider-man with the addition of Kitty Pryde. Sounds interesting.Does this mean the original Ultimate FF will reform in response to the revelations that Ultimate Reed found out recently about his 616 counterpart?

Well it says that Tony Stark and Sue Storm are the only two announced Ultimate FF members. I think that FF is meant to be taken as Future Foundation, not Fantastic Four.

But yes, I'm guessing that either most of the Ultimates die or they decide to retire from superheroics.

Edited by longbowhunter

It's cool to see Michael Fiffe working on something other than his own stuff. I've loved what I've read of Copra.

Posted by Darkchild

Good cuz overall the Ultimate line has sucked since Ultimatum. Only saving Grace was Spider-Man

Posted by danhimself

YAAAAAAYYYYYY!!!!

Posted by frozenedge

@darkchild: Have you read the last few Ultimates and X-Men runs? They definitely bounced back from Ultimatum.

I can rest easy now knowing the Ultimate universe isn't ending though I do wonder who isn't going to make it out of Cataclysm

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Posted by 8008S

Hell yeah! Glad to see the "team" from USM is going official.

Edited by ArturoCalaKayVee

I'm stuck between one of two:

1) Doing my happy dance because this all sounds so awesome and I love the UU.

2) Being the usual negative internet person because the Ultimate U is changing even more by killing off more characters.

I think I'm leaning more towards 1 though so it's okay!

Posted by SandMan_

You had one job Galactus, one job...

Edited by 2cool4fun

No No No No No No No, getting tired of this crap man.

Posted by sonova

@sandman_ said:

You had one job Galactus, one job...

This... lol

I am conflicted.... Like slowly the Ultimates line is gonna kill everyone off til it's "Ultimate Spider-Man and Friends". I'm not complaining I just wish we had an expansion after all of this "Concision"

Posted by impossibilly

You had me at Michel Fiffe.

Posted by cobra88king8

My problem if they kill off a lot of characters i that they're going to write themselves into a corner and are going to force themselves to start resurrecting them. Also shame to see Ultimate X-men come to a close. I liked the direction it was heading better than where mutants are in the 616

Posted by laflux

@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 :)

Edited by Jonny_Anonymous

My problem if they kill off a lot of characters i that they're going to write themselves into a corner and are going to force themselves to start resurrecting them. Also shame to see Ultimate X-men come to a close. I liked the direction it was heading better than where mutants are in the 616

No there not, there going to kill of the regular characters so they can actually start introducing NEW characters instead of alt takes on the same old ones

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Posted by leokearon

Well Miles survives so that's a good thing

Edited by GrenadeFlow

@sandman_ said:

You had one job Galactus, one job...

lol

Posted by Burnout1212

I just want to know what happened to Havok, and they should of killed of miles

Posted by Black_Arrow

whose the one in the right?

Posted by HumanRocket

I said it before they were not destroying the UU it was just going to be either rebooted or relauched. This makes me happy.

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@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!

Posted by PunyParker

Ultimates a bunch o teens?!.....bull.

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Posted by Burnout1212

what happened to HAVOK? is what i want to know lol

Posted by HollowPrince65

I can dig. As long as I still get my Miles Morales fix, I'm happy. I just wish my wallet could take everything I want to buy xD I guess thats what we have Trades haha

Posted by fhnilo

NICE. Always loved the Ultimate line of comics, I pretty much grew up reading those (along with some of the 616-universe stuff), so it'd have been sad to see it come to an end.

Also, they're bringing the Ultimate FF title back? Bold move, let's see how it works out for them.

Edited by JeanRalphio

I hate how the ruined the surprise a long time ago,G is jobbing again. And I was betting my bottom dollar that Miles was making the 616 jump.

Edited by frochez

Does this mean that ultimate x-men is coming to an end? I'd be really sad to see it go, as the original run was my gateway into comics originally, and then the reboot was what reintroduced me to them again.

Even if there have been lots of unresolved plots and abrupt changes in direction (Phoenix? Apocalypse? Ghosts of dead x-men? What?) it's been a pretty good book, and it was nice to see some different characters getting the spotlight without all the baggage of 616.

Posted by wmwadeii

Sad Panda would like an X-book but I figure it will be later this year.

Posted by frozenedge

@frochez: I wouldn't say Ultimate X-Men is ending, Kitty could just be joining up with the Ultimates because it would probably be a good thing if humans say a mutant trying to help save the world and such again.

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Posted by AmazingWebHead

Let's hope they don't f*ck up this time.

Edited by Smart_Dork_Dude

I actually wouldn't have minded it if they did New 52 on the Ultimate Universe. It's already so messed up, a reboot couldn't hurt it. It might actually help since it was already a pile of crap before hand, save for Ultimate Spider-Man.

Posted by akbogert

While I have great contempt for the idea of Cataclysm, I can't deny it's been largely well-executed (seriously no pun intended). The .1 opener made me feel for a universe I knew nothing about, and all of the Cataclysm I've read has been well-written.

It also blows my mind to see Cloak & Dagger (nevermind they're not the 616 versions) headlining anything, and I am extremely relieved to see them making it into this new era. Definitely excited for this one.

Posted by AllStarSuperman

Interesting, I was actually wondering about this. Like I had the idea of an Ultimate Now.

Posted by millennium

so all the old guard (iron man, cap, thor, hulk, and etc.) are getting killed off to make way for the new guard made up of teenagers? ok

Posted by flazam

OH YEEAH!!

Edited by Michael_Moran

Lame

Posted by GothamRed

So basically this means kitty is joining the team that the rest of the group is already in and they're changing their team name. At least that's what I get from the picture.

Posted by Protoflash

Aww i'll miss ultimate iron man and all them but this'll definitely make me start reading the ultimate universe again. I stopped reading around the 14th volume of ultimate spider man or at the end of ultimate fantastic four but this should get me interested again.

Posted by GrenadeFlow

Gonna be interesting seeing someone besides Bendis write Miles and Jessica is looking great on that cover

Posted by ZbvmX

This announcement has been made too soon T_T But I guess I've been hoping for this outcome all along. I haven't read Ultimates prior to Cataclysm and I'll be no less than ecstatic to jump in come April (based solely on how much I have enjoyed this event so far).

Posted by justin_blank

Damn, I really hope Ultimate Cap doesn't die. I've always hoped he would get his own book. The Ultimate Universe sure does like killing people off.

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