The next generation of Ultimates is here! Spider-Man, Black Widow, Kitty Pryde, Bombshell, Cloak and Dagger unite to tackle the vicious, rampant crime wave overtaking Hell’s Kitchen! But the young Ultimates are put to the test as they try to survive their first mission: going head-to-head with the city’s most ruthless gang, the Serpent Skulls, led by Diamondback! Meanwhile, detective Brigid O’Reilly and her anti-gang unit are on the hunt for a serial mask killer called Scourge! As Jessica Drew adjusts to the mantle of Black Widow, Spider-Man falls for a villainess, and Bombshell’s life is changed by tragedy, Crossbones joins the fray! These young heroes have fought Galactus, but can they survive super-powered street gangs and psychopaths? Written by Michel Fiffe, creator of the acclaimed indie series COPRA! Collecting ALL-NEW ULTIMATES #1-6. Rated T+
Who — or what — is the Cosmic Jailer? What being could be powerful enough to chain Eternity itself? That’s the mystery Galactus must solve — before it’s too late. Ultimate problems require ultimate solutions, and the former World-Eater will call on those who helped cure his insatiable hunger: Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Blue Marvel, Spectrum and Ms. America! Together they are the Ultimates, protectors of the Omniverse. But now they are something more — the newest heralds of Galactus the Lifebringer! And they specialize in the impossible — like the Shaper’s Ghost! Master Order and Lord Chaos! And the terrifying new entity Logos! Meanwhile, Philip Vogt knows the truth — and faces a decision that will either save the Multiverse, or damn it forever! And the Troubleshooters are watching the Ultimates — and they don’t like what they see.
Collecting ULTIMATES 2 (2016) #1-6.
Thanos targets Project: P.E.G.A.S.U.S.! And while the rest of Earth’s heroes have their hands full with CIVIL WAR II, it’s the Ultimates’ job to stop the Mad Titan. Unfortunately, they won’t be enough! Amid revelations about the team’s origin, the Ultimates race against time to stop the foretold coming of…the Macronaut! But as cracks among the Ultimates begin to widen, Thanos isn’t the only one waiting for his moment to strike. The team was formed to tackle the impossible – but when war reaches the heroes’ doorstep, they may have found the one problem they can’t solve: themselves! Can the Ultimates resolve their differences and come together in time to face the real threat, or will Thanos and his new acolyte destroy them all? Meanwhile, in deep space, Galactus the Lifebringer makes a fateful decision!
Collecting ULTIMATES (2015) #7-12.
ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #1, ULTIMATE CAPTAIN AMERICA ANNUAL #1, ULTIMATE HULK ANNUAL #1 and
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #3..
The Ultimatum Wave has come. What is left? A torn mask. The last vestige of Peter Parker. A fractured family. Ripped apart by the forces of nature. A team cast to the wind. Annihilated by Magneto’s Ultimatum. For the heroes, it was a time of sacrifice. For the witnesses, it was a time for inspiration. For the survivors, it is a time for requiem. After which the Ultimate Universe of heroes will truly never be the same. Collecting ULTIMATUM: SPIDER-MAN REQUIEM #1-2, FANTASTIC FOUR REQUIEM and X-MEN REQUIEM.
The end is near! Eastern Europe is frozen solid in the grip of a sudden ice age. A tidal wave of biblical proportions mercilessly sweeps through New York City. Millions have been killed, and countless more injured or displaced – among them members of the X-Men and Fantastic Four. And Magneto is to blame. In the wake of this unimaginable catastrophe, is it a time to repent? Or is it a time for revenge? See Ultimatum through the eyes of two of the world’s greatest teams – or what’s left of them, at least! Collecting ULTIMATE X-MEN #98-100 and ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #58-60.
Picking up directly from the events of ULTIMATE EXTINCTION! The Earth was saved from the Ultimate threat: Gah Lak Tus. But scientist George Tarleton has captured a piece of that awesome entity and plans to reactivate it for his own evil purposes. The only hope for mankind against this mad scheme: the strange alien being called the Vision! Collecting ULTIMATE VISION #0-5.
It’s the Ultimate Monster versus the Ultimate Machine in Ultimate Human! All Bruce Banner wanted was a cure. All Tony Stark wanted to do was help. But in typical Ultimate Universe style, human failings and political intrigue get in the way, leading to a primal battle between humanity and technology as the two titanic Ultimates square off in a ferocious test of opposing strengths. It’s a battle between the Hulk, the most awesome emblem of brute force in existence, and Iron Man, whose keenly enhanced physiology represents the bleeding edge of science and technology. And in any such battle, expect massive collateral damage! As the political intrigue and long-buried secrets are slowly revealed in writer Warren Ellis’ own inimitable way, expect to be shocked, surprised and overcome with the kind of seat-of-your-pants, comic-reading glee that is a hallmark of the Ultimate reading experience. Marking artist Cary Nord’s triumphant return to Marvel, ULTIMATE HUMAN is the next key chapter in the ongoing Ultimate saga! Collecting ULTIMATE HUMAN #1-4.
The search for the Infinity Gems brings disaster to the Triskellion’s doorstep, and the hunt for the final stone puts the life of an Ultimate at risk! And as a new dark force overtakes the world, does that mean the end of the Ultimates? Reed Richards gets his first glimpse of the true motivations behind Ultimate Kang’s schemes – and learns that for the world to live, an Ultimate must die. And he’s really not happy about that. As Quicksilver races the clock for his very life, Ultimate Kang’s true identity is revealed! But the ramifications of that reveal – and what it means for the wielder of the Infinity Gauntlet – leave the Ultimate Universe with just one slim hope for survival! Collecting ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #25-30.
Known and feared throughout the universe, it is a cosmic abomination that eradicates organic life and consumes planets – and the Earth is directly in its path! The world’s greatest heroes – the Ultimates, the X-Men and the Fantastic Four – have joined forces against the menace, aided by mysterious mechanoid Vision, high-tech soldier Sam Wilson, extraterrestrial champion Mahr Vehl and Nick Fury’s elite intelligence agency S.H.I.E.L.D. But can anything stop the unimaginable power of Gah Lak Tus? Find out in this dark sci-fi thriller by Warren Ellis, featuring the Ultimate debuts of the Falcon, Captain Marvel, the Silver Surfer and more! Collecting ULTIMATE NIGHTMARE #1-5, ULTIMATE SECRET #1-4; ULTIMATE VISION #0 and ULTIMATE EXTINCTION #1-5.
Sue Storm, Tony Stark and Sam Wilson are the all-new Future Foundation – and they’re all that stand between us and complete and utter doom! When a lavish vacation spot for the super-rich suddenly goes dark, with hundreds missing, the only suspect is an old frenemy of the Fantastic Four! Meanwhile, a mysterious new member will join the FF’s ranks, whether they like it or not – and when their secret origin is revealed, the truth behind this newcomer spells doom for another team member! When a parallel Earth invades, sending something unimaginable through the rift, a new Atlantis will rise – but will Namor massacre his own people to survive? Meanwhile, trapped outside the Universe, an old friend returns to help face the coming destruction. The Ultimate Universe’s greatest nightmare approaches, and the Doomsday Clock counts down. Can the new FF prevail? Collecting ULTIMATE FF #1-6. Rated T+