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Ultimatum #4: Peter Parker R.I.P.?

Is Peter Parker next?

We haven't seen these "Who's Next?" ads for a while.  This could explain why Ultimate Spider-Man is coming to an end (and then getting re-launched with a new Web-head?).

ULTIMATUM #4 (of 5) (JAN092453)
ULTIMATUM #4 (of 5) MCGUINNESS VARIANT (JAN092454)
ULTIMATUM #4 (of 5) MCGUINNESS SKETCH VARIANT (JAN092454)
ULTIMATUM #4 (of 5) PETER PARKER RIP VARIANT (MAR098107)
Written by JEPH LOEB
Pencils & Cover by DAVID FINCH
Variant Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
Sketch Variant Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
RIP Variant Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ
Rated T+ …$3.99
FOC—5/7/09, On-Sale—5/27/09

What do you think?  They've already killed off so many characters in the Ultimate Universe.  Is Peter Parker safe?
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Posted by Tainted-Cell

I really stopped caring when Jeph Loeb took over the Ultimates for the third volume. EEK.

Posted by Chaos Agent

I just created a big smile after seeing that image lol

Posted by The_Martian

Ultimate Universe kinda died for me once Ultimatum started.

Posted by Harvester427

What?! They're ending Ultimate Spider-man?! But I loved that series! Someone is going to pay. And by pay, I mean die a horrible death.

Posted by Sirius
Harvester427 said:
"Someone is going to pay. And by pay, I mean die a horrible death."
Yep, Spidey.
Posted by Giuseppe Riccadonna

Ultmatium is literally killing the Ultimate universe for me.

Posted by The Hottness

NO SPIDEY!!!!!!

Posted by White Star

I had heard around they were killing him off.  It's dumb.  Not only is it the best Ultimatum book, but it's been the best Spidey book for years.  Sure, One More Day did a lot to revitalize the continuity Spidey, but Ultimate Spidey is just a good read month after month.  The rest of the Ultimatum verse can go, but them killing off Spidey is baffling.  I'm guessing the new web head would be the strange female clone of Peter?  Yeah, you know, because we all absolutely loved the Scarlet Spider.

Marvel never learns.

Posted by pixelized
Nobody said:
"Ultimate Universe kinda died for me once Ultimatum started."
exactly
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Edited by Dane
Nobody said:
"Ultimate Universe kinda died for me once Ultimatum started."
There's pretty much no reason to read it once all the characters are dead. They aren't dying in cool or dramatic ways either they're just dying for the sake of it and by the truckload. *waves bye to Ultimate Universe*
I know a guy they could kill off from the Ultimate Universe to help it flourish though: Jeph Loeb.
Posted by pixelized
Dane said:
"Nobody said:
"Ultimate Universe kinda died for me once Ultimatum started."
There's pretty much no reason to read it once all the characters are dead. They aren't dying in cool or dramatic ways either they're just dying for the sake of it and by the truckload. *waves bye to Ultimate Universe*"
not to mention the months between issues is ridiculous.
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Posted by Quintus_Knightfall

I've been waiting sooooo long for this. Finally

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Posted by BKole

Y'Know that when Ultimate Comics relaunches that Spidey is just being given a new Number one right? Unless it's Jessica Drew under the cowl, I don't think Pete's buying the farm.

Posted by pixelized

why jessica??? we need an ultimate Julia

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Posted by Tmul501

I'm going to be pretty bummed if they kill Pete. I've always been a huge spidey fan but being able to follow USM from the beginning it'll kind of suck to watch him get killed off. If he takes over a new identity or someone else's (Daredevil?) fine, but I'd really rather not see him get killed off. Either way I'll still read the reboot.

Posted by Harvester427

Why would they put someone else under the mask?  It doesn't make any sense.  He's not a symbol like Captain America that can be easily replaced by someone else.  Spider-man has always been Peter Parker. And Ben Riley doesn't count, because they've already tried the clone saga in the Ultimate universe. Argh, I'm pissed. Who here wants to join me in boycotting the new series if it's not Pete?

Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir

I am going to literally kill Jeph Loeb. For if Ultimate Marvel and Ultimate Spidey is to live then Jeph Loeb MUST DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! jk jk  but yeah this news suck, I really liked Ult. Spidey.

Posted by shankarma

yes finally

Posted by QUAD>SCI:C5_inc.

Yea anyone know whats going on with the Ultimate Universe reboot? it better be soon...everyones dead and then what

Posted by Dr. Maxwell

hahahaha nice

Posted by G-Man
Harvester427 said:
"Why would they put someone else under the mask?  It doesn't make any sense.  He's not a symbol like Captain America that can be easily replaced by someone else.  Spider-man has always been Peter Parker. And Ben Riley doesn't count, because they've already tried the clone saga in the Ultimate universe. Argh, I'm pissed. Who here wants to join me in boycotting the new series if it's not Pete?"
The little post-it note thingy does say "Peter Parker" versus "Spider-Man."  Usually they had the superhero name.  But maybe Marvel's just messing with us...
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Posted by pixelized
QUAD>SCI:C5_inc. said:
"Yea anyone know whats going on with the Ultimate Universe reboot? it better be soon...everyones dead and then what"
it starts again
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Posted by the Vica

LOL

I'm really starting to think Loeb has gone utterly bonkers. First he writes all this Hulk crap in 616. Then he goes on over to the Ultimate Universe and starts murdering everyone. Including Peter Parker.

Peter. Parker.

You don't kill off Peter Parker. He's Spider-Man. He's Marvel's icon. Alternate Universe or not, he still sells books.

And last time I checked, the Ultimate Universe only had like, three books. And one of those three books was Spider-Man. Why the hell would you kill off the title character in one of the three books the Ult. U actually has?

I'm kinda glad I never got into the Ultimate Universe considering Jeph's gone on a killing spree. Well, I spose this is better than him going on an ACTUAL killing spree...

Posted by Dane
pixelized said:
"why jessica??? we need an ultimate Julia "
We need a regular universe Julia too.
Posted by superboy12

they better not kill him off or im done with ultimate marvel

Posted by pixelized
Dane said:
"pixelized said:
"why jessica??? we need an ultimate Julia "
We need a regular universe Julia too. "
oh gosh, she's being eaten alive by bugs at the moment ]=
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Posted by sonofhercules95

I kinda doubt that they will kill off spidey, but if they do then that would be a huge shocker for me especially since Ultimate Spider-man is one of my favorite books out there

Posted by SuperXAsh

remember when the Ultimate Universe used to be the "Gold Standard" for Marvel?? Those were the days... and I miss them. 6_6

Posted by AirDave817
Nobody hit it right on the head -
"Ultimate Universe kinda died for me once Ultimatum started."
I haven't been reading Ultimatum, but the whole purpose seems to be killing all the characters and collapsing the Ultimate Universe. I'm beginning to think that neither Marvel or DC have any regard for (fictional) human life.  
Posted by The Rorschach

I hope he won't die...

Posted by themaskedhero

Marvel needs to stop giving away all the twists. I already know people are going to die in Ultimatum. In fact, if the are on the variant cover, they seem to die. But I don't even need to buy the issues anymore, I'll just see the press releases and find out all the story a month before.

Posted by MrDirector786

Not SPIDER-MAN!!! D:

Posted by Zoom

Ultimatum is what they wanted to do to MC2.

If one alternate universe has to die, I'm glad it was this one.

Posted by Meteorite

Why are they killing off the Ultimate Universe? I don't see what's wrong with it.

Posted by Blowout

i think kitty pryde could take up the new spider-girl position. she already has the webs in the alternate future, if that is her. plus she is close to peter. i don't really like the ultimatum storyline. it seems like to radical of a change. i think they should make a reboot x-men series with all new mutants. i dunno. i am caring less and less, and i collected all the ultimate x-men graphic novels. oh well. moving on. =/

Edited by LastSon1027

Personally I could care less about the Ultimate Universe but if they really want to kill someone, how about Aunt May, and not just in the Ultimate Universe, lets kill her in every Universe. She serves absolutely no purpose and by now she must be like 200! And don't even get me started on that Brand New Day! Come on! "You know my Aunt is like 112 but I would much rather have her around to live for like 1000 more years than to have my wife who I love. What a joke!

Posted by sonofhercules95

At least they're doing a reboot of Ultimate Spider-man after Ultimatum

Posted by Media_Master

Never cared for the Ultimate Universe.

No one else does either, which is probably why they're killing every thing in the Ultimate Universe

Posted by general omsirev

Peter Park never dies

Posted by general omsirev

Peter Parker never dies

Posted by sonofhercules95

It would be really sad for me if Peter died because Ultimate Spider-man was the reason I first started to read comics

Posted by sora_thekey
sonofhercules95 said:
"It would be really sad for me if Peter died because Ultimate Spider-man was the reason I first started to read comics"

Same here..... my first comic book ever was Ultimate Spider-Man No. 99

after that I got into the rest of the comic books I read nowadays.....

I hope they don't kill Peter!!!

Well actually as long as Kitty and MJ are still in the USM cast I wouldn't mind... that would be an intreasting take on things!..... Oh and Gwen!
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Posted by sonofhercules95
sora_thekey said:
"sonofhercules95 said:
"It would be really sad for me if Peter died because Ultimate Spider-man was the reason I first started to read comics"
Same here..... my first comic book ever was Ultimate Spider-Man No. 99after that I got into the rest of the comic books I read nowadays.....I hope they don't kill Peter!!!Well actually as long as Kitty and MJ are still in the USM cast I wouldn't mind... that would be an intreasting take on things!..... Oh and Gwen!"
I don't think they'll kill Gwen because she just came back from the dead
Posted by sora_thekey
sonofhercules95 said:
"sora_thekey said:
"sonofhercules95 said:
"It would be really sad for me if Peter died because Ultimate Spider-man was the reason I first started to read comics"
Same here..... my first comic book ever was Ultimate Spider-Man No. 99after that I got into the rest of the comic books I read nowadays.....I hope they don't kill Peter!!!Well actually as long as Kitty and MJ are still in the USM cast I wouldn't mind... that would be an intreasting take on things!..... Oh and Gwen!"
I don't think they'll kill Gwen because she just came back from the dead"
Well I didn't think Peter would be killed either nor Dazzler, Nightcrawler or Yellowjacket.... but i was proven wrong!
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Posted by pixelized

Lol well 616 dazzler has that immunity to death, maybe 1610 dazzler has the same.

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Posted by sora_thekey
pixelized said:
"Lol well 616 dazzler has that immunity to death, maybe 1610 dazzler has the same."

She does?
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Posted by pixelized

yeah, you didn't read New Excalibur did you???  I don't blame you.

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Posted by sonofhercules95

maybe it's the clone of Peter that dies

Posted by pixelized

Isn't her name Jessica Drew?

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Posted by sonofhercules95
pixelized said:
"Isn't her name Jessica Drew?"
Yeah, that's what she calls herself
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