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Preview: Ultimate End

A Desperate Last Stand on Battleworld – Your New Look at ULTIMATE END #1!
Bendis & Bagley Bring You the End of the Ultimate Universe!

As the Secret Wars begin, the Ultimate Universe reaches its end! This May, experience it’s heartbreaking curtain call in ULTIMATE END #1! Blockbuster creators Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley – the creative team that helped start it all – will end it with one last, epic story! Miles Morales and the rest of the heroes of the Ultimate Universe face their final extinction. Judgement Day is here and the end is nigh. Yet as they come to terms with the end of all they’ve ever known and all they hold dear – will their gut-wrenching sacrifices make any difference? Is there any hope for the Ultimate Universe or it’s beloved heroes? Find out this May, as an entire universe experiences its final moments in ULTIMATE END #1! Continue reading Preview: Ultimate End

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The End of the Ultimate Universe is Here

BATTLEWORLD Arrives in ULTIMATE END #1 This May!
The End of the Ultimate Universe From Two of Its Most Iconic Creators!

Bendis. Bagley. The death of the Ultimate Universe. Secret Wars! ‘Nuff said.

The wheels are spinning, and the Ultimate Universe is on a collision course with Secret Wars. The gut-wrenching end begins this May as Brian Michael Bendis & Mark Bagley reteam for ULTIMATE END #1! Continue reading The End of the Ultimate Universe is Here

Ultimately the Best Choice

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Now I know what you are thinking, who cares about Ultimate Marvel? Well for one JulesTrue does, and I’m here to let you know it’s pretty frickin awesome if you give it a chance. Once a week I’m gonna hit you with a story arc from the Ultimate Marvel Universe starting from the beginning. I’ll spotlight on whats brilliant, what’s not so brilliant, and what might be a good idea for the 616!

This time I’m diving into the second title to join the Ultimate Universe! The Success of the recently launched Ultimate Spider-Man gave the folks at Marvel a hunch they were onto something. The whole translation of classic characters into the modern age seeing how they would cope in this new digital age was brilliant. So they figured which characters would translate just as well for a whole new generation of readers. Well the answer was easy especially since the success of Fox’s X-Men movie which had created a big buzz around the characters once again. However as we all no there isn’t exactly an easy jumping on point for the Children of the Atom. So Marvel did the next best thing to rebooting the X-Men and created the Ultimate X-Men!. From the  Creative powers of Mark Millar, Adam and Andy Kubert!

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Review: Ultimate FF #2

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Ultimate FF #2
Writer: Joshua Hale Fiakov
Artist: Mario Guevara

The Ultimate Universe has lost their S.H.I.E.L.D. for failure to keep promises with their inability to stop Galactus. With its disbanding underway the Future Foundation has since stepped in to handle the mysterious anomalies of different realities touching the Ultimate Universe. Having made his appearance at the end of the last issue Victor Van Damme, Ultimate Doom, everyone on the team is curious just how the hell is he alive? The team sets out to clear an anomaly that hit a country club at the bottom of the ocean close to where Sue Storm once had a fling with a certain King Namor. Who ironically makes an appearance in this issue. But all isn’t what it seems with Namor or with Doom, in fact things become a little unclear in this issue.

The Good
While I understand its not for everyone but I absolutely love Mario Guevara’s art. That very sketchy almost fluid animation, feels like the animated scenes in Kill Bill. I’ve personal become a fan of Fialkov’s work and since he stepped in to the Ultimate Universe he’s made all the right moves to me. This title has outshine the other two for me so far, not to say they haven’t been good. marvel seems to be taking its Ultimate Line a little serious again and as a long time reader of it I’m reaping the benefits. The choice of characters for this title has been supreme as far as what you want to do in a title like this.

The Bad
I wanna see Ultimate Machine Man do more than split himself into pieces and chit chat with Ultimate Coulson! I mean I dig the use of Doom on the team, but I mean Ultimate Machine Man has the power of the Galactus swarm, and is their Danny Ketch( 616 fans know him as a onetime Ghost Rider). In my opinion a very cool character not being used to his potential. I know its only the second issue but come on.

The Verdict
This was another solid issue in what has been a spit shine reboot of what ws one of the cooler title in the Ultimate Line-Up. Fialkov is making all the right moves and seems to be positioning this title in the right direction. One I’m most certainly ready to spend the money and follow. I can say I’m a big fan of Mario Guevara’s art it just refreshing to see something unique to superhero titles being used by a big publisher. I’m for sure onboard for the next issue, pick it up even if you haven’t read any of the Ultimate Fantastic Four, which you honestly should.

The Story 4 out of 5
The Art 3 out of 5
Overall 4.5 out of 5

Review: Ultimate FF #1

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Ultimate FF #1

Writer: Joshua Hale Fialkov

Artist: Mario Guevara & Tom Grummett

The Ultimate Universe has experienced a crack in the fabric of reality. One that let the 616 Galactus to enter the Ultimate Universe and wreck it. The world left in chaos, what heroes the Ultimate Universe had did their best to stop Galactus. However New Jersey was lost, and the world blamed S.H.I.E.L.D. for being unable to deal with the event. Former members of the now defunct original Ultiamtes Iron Man and Falcon have joined forces with Invisible Woman to start the Ultimate Future Foundation. A team not only capable of helping the world with disasters but a think tank comprised of geniuses coming up with solutions to the world’s problems. In their first outing they look to stop one of the many anomalies created after Galactus entered their universe. For those who didn’t read Cataclysm: Ultimates they introduce Ultimate Machineman(Danny Ketch with the power of the Gal Lak Tus swarm) and Phil Coulson(Ultimate Phil Coulson has a better hairline).

The Good

The art that Guevara and Grummett deliver in this issue is a certain cut above the standard superhero title. It has a sketchy flow to it that allows the story to really feel like its moving. The look to the Ultimate FF is serious a solid design to them that the Ultimate Universe as always sorta been known for. I’ve really enjoyed Fialkov’s work so far on the various titles he’s grabbed onto in the Ultimate Universe. I feel since this is his first he gets to start he can really open up and bring new things to the Ultimate Universe. This issue just breathes potential. I would def say this is one of those first issues that just grabbed me and made me excited about the places it could go.

The Bad

I would say for some the slight inconsistencies in the way the main characters are drawn page to page might upset some. I didn’t really mind, things like that come with the art style used in the title. However it can be a bit of a pain if you expect more out of the artist. I’m gonna be honest when I say I’m a little sick of the Phil Coulson gimmick. I get that he’s a character that people who don’t read the comics everyday can identify with. But do we really need Phil Coulson in the Ultimate Universe?

The Verdict

I loved this issue. I’m one of the few Ultimate Universe fans here at Outright Geekery and feel its my job to let you know that this is def worth picking up. Even if you’ve never really jumped on an Ultimate Universe title before this is a great jumping on point. They’ve started over and this is probably the best thing so far the Ultimate Universe has brought yet. The characters are wonderfully put together. Fialkov really has made a statement with this issue that he’s gonna take the Ultimate Universe in a whole new direction. Not only that taking small bits from easily one of my favorite titles from 616, but making it very different from what the original FF was like. I’m sold and ready for the next one.

A solid 4 not Hickman’s FF but still good out of 5

Geeks’ Picks for New Comics: April 16th, 2014

outright-geekery profile-largeNew Comics Wednesday is upon us again, and some of us here at Outright Geekery are running down the top pick on our comic stacks for this week.

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Jules: Ultimate FF #1

I’ve gotta say I’m really looking forward to see what Fikalov does with his third of the Ultimate Universe. Coming off the heels of Cataclysm, the Ultimate Universe’s Iron Man, Invisible Woman, Falcon, Machine Man? do what our 616 FF did once: and that is build a foundation for the betterment of the future. I just think its awesome, especially since their S.H.I.E.L.D. is now defunct. The cast is cool, the concept seems solid, I’m looking forward to this one.

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ULTIMATE FF #1
JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV (WRITER) • MARIO GUEVARA (ARTIST)
Cover BY MIKE McKONE
VARIANT BY GIUSEPPE QUATTROCCHI
• The Future Foundation is all that stands between us and COMPLETE AND UTTER DOOM.
• Sue Storm, Tony Stark, Machine Man and Sam Wilson face the ONCOMING DESTRUCTION.
• A mysterious new member will join their ranks, whether they like it or not. Hint: They will not.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

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Taylor: Thor: God of Thunder #21 Galactus punches All-Father Thor through the planet and breaks the moon. Nuff said.

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THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #21
JASON AARON (WRITER) • ESAD RIBIC (ARTIST)
Variant Cover by Ron Garney
THE LAST DAYS OF MIDGARD, Part Three
• ROXXON strikes back!
• Broxton, Oklahoma under siege!
• The Minotaur shakes hands with the king of the trolls!
• And in the far future, King Thor is overwhelmed by the fury of Galactus!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

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Christian: Sinestro #1

As much as I’m looking forward to Batman Eternal #2, that’s probably going to be something I could say every week, and the move DC has made to give Sinestro his own title may just turn yellow light into gold. Surely this book is spinning out of Forever Evil, but I really want to see the direction Cullen Bunn plans on taking the character, and with Dale Eaglesham an art, it’ll be good either way.

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SINESTRO #1
Written by CULLEN BUNN
Art and cover by DALE EAGLESHAM
1:25 Variant cover by DOUG MAHNKE
On sale APRIL 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
Thaal Sinestro has lost everything he’s ever loved: his home, his family, his only friend. But no matter how desperate he becomes, Sinestro will never be without fear…a lesson his one-time ally, one-time enemy Lyssa Drak is eager to teach him! Can he take back the despicable Yellow Lantern Corps? Or does the universe have a new destiny in mind for Sinestro?

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Gaumer: Justice League #29

Yes, the Justice League is still a thing at DC Comics. Although it’s been bogged down in the creative quagmire that is Forever Evil, I’ve enjoyed the event overall, and at least some of the tie-ins, but JL has been one of the best. I’m excited to see the ball get rolling again, but I’m not sure if it’s because the event is so good or I just want it to be over already. Either way, this book is at the top of my stack this week.

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JUSTICE LEAGUE #29
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
1:25 Robot Chicken Variant cover
On sale MARCH 19 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
The Crime Syndicate couldn’t kill him, but will Grid destroy him? Cyborg heads directly for the Syndicate with the Metal Men at his side. But can Vic Stone stop his cybernetic half? And how will this battle against the most brutal and evil beings in the universe change Cyborg and the Justice League?

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Those are our picks, what’s on the top of your stack this Wednesday?

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