I knew they were rebooting The Marvel Ultimate Universe, but I never realised the comic series covering the end of the existing Universe had been released already – I need to read more comic book websites!
Anyway, I ordered Ultimatum and Ultimatum: Requiem from Amazon last week and have been reading Ultimatum. I get the feeling the story could have scanned more than the 4 comic issues they allowed for it as things seem to be moving very quickly. It also puts the graphic in graphic novel, with some pretty gory scenes of death – take Blob feasting on Wasp (Tastes like chicken), only to be followed by Hank Pym biting Blob’s head off!
Ultimatum - the end of the Ultimate Universe!
I haven’t finished it yet, but I am over half way through and the number of ‘Ultimates’ left to battle, well, I won’t tell you who the Ultimate Adversary is in case you want to read this yourself. The new Ultimate Universe is already in existance under the Ultimate Comics banner, and I’ll be keen to see how that turns out and how different it is to the old Ultimate Universe. If anyone has read any of the new Ultimate Comics titles then let me know what you think, colour me intrigued!
I absolutely loved Ultimates and Ultimates 2, and even though I’d heard bad things I still had faith in Ultimates 3, so much so that I bought the hardcover version of it last week. Well, my faith was destroyed when I got round to reading it yesterday. OK, so maybe destroyed is a bit harsh because the artwork was pretty damn good. The story however, well, it was over-complicated and seemed to pay no attention to wha had gone in the previous instalments. Jeph Loeb took over from Mark Millar as the writer and it shows, big time.
Luckily Mark Millar is back on board for the next stage which is Ultimate Avengers – looking forward to it already!
Film – Iron Man*
TV Show – GRΣΣK
Album – Chinese Democracy (Guns N’ Roses)
Song – Human (The Killers)
Concert – Bon Jovi @ Twickenham (28th June)
Graphic Novel/Trade Paperback – Fables #10 The Good Prince
Sport – Formula 1
Moment – 6th May 2008, 9.25am – My Son, Lucas was born 🙂
*Still to see: Dark Knight, Wall-E, Indiana Jones 4, Wanted, Quantum of Sollace, Prince Caspian, The Clone Wars and Hellboy II
Set for release in 2011, ahead of The Avengers film, the First Avenger: Captain America film has a director in the form of Joe Johnston.
As a director Johnston was at the helm for films like Jurassic Park III, Jumanji and The Rocketeer. Away from the director’s chair he has much cooler accolades in the visual affects department for the original Star Wars trilogy and Raiders of the Lost Ark!
As a fairly new reader of Marvel comics I can’t recall much of the past 70 years of Marvel, but 70 years is indeed the landmark that Marvel will be celebrating in 2009. Click through to a larger version of the graphic above and you’ll see a few of the plans Marvel have announced so far.
Most exciting to me is the Marvel Masterworks in paperback format. As awesome as the Masterworks are, and I even have the first Spider-man volume, they are pretty expensive in their native hardback format.
As you would expect, the characters featured in the 70th Anniversary logo are the subject current Marvel film franchises or in the case of Captain America and Thor, upcoming films.
Filed under Comics, Films
Continuing the previous blog’s discussion of combing two great things…
Marvel Superheroes + Zombies = MUCH FUN!
Previous Marvel Zombie series have been great and is a nice change of pace from the sometimes overly serious Marvel world, with lots of humour and some great interaction between the different zombie characters.
Preview series 3 here.