25 Facts About Ultimate Marvel


Ultimate Marvel, later known as Ultimate Comics, was an imprint of comic books published by Marvel Comics, featuring re-imagined and modernized versions of the company's superhero characters from the Ultimate Marvel Universe.

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The reality of Ultimate Marvel is designated as Earth-1610 as part of the Marvel Comics Multiverse.

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Ultimate Marvel Comics went through a Chapter 11 bankruptcy, many notable artists left the company, and their rival, DC Comics, topped them in sales.

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Previous attempts to cut the long continuity did not work as expected: DC's Crisis on Infinite Earths and Zero Hour: Crisis in Time caused several plot contradictions, and Ultimate Marvel's Heroes Reborn was panned by critics and fans.

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Ultimate Marvel worked on an idea given by a CEO of the Wizard magazine: reboot the heroes to their original character premise.

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Ultimate Marvel imprint was benefited by the contemporary topics that took place.

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The Ultimate Marvel comics incorporated those topics into their plots, which would eventually become commonplace in the whole comic book industry.

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Ultimate Marvel was featured in Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man, still written by Bendis.

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Ultimate Marvel FF featured the "incursions", a multiversal threat that was being used in Hickman's run on the main universe's Avengers, and which would lead to the Secret Wars crossover.

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Ultimate Marvel End, set in such region, is the last story of the Ultimate Marvel imprint.

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The Maker, an evil Reed Richards, is restored to life and moved to Ultimate Marvel-616, where he is a recurring villain in the Infamous Iron Man comic book.

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The hammer of Ultimate Marvel Thor is found by Thor Odinson, who is not capable at the time to wield his classic hammer, owned by Jane Foster.

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Ultimate Marvel refuses to take the new hammer, which is then lifted by Volstagg in the Unworthy Thor miniseries.

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Jimmy Hudson, the son of Ultimate Marvel Wolverine, is revealed to be alive in the new continuity, though this was not explained at first, it was eventually established that during the final incursion that caused the clash between Earth-616 and Earth-1610, with both universes' planets Earth acting as the collision point of this phenomenon, Jimmy Hudson, Quicksilver, Mach-II, Armor and Guardian fell from their reality into the other.

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The return of the Ultimate Marvel universe was used again in 2019, in story arcs at the Venom and Miles Morales: Spider-Man comic books.

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Ultimate Marvel later worked in other comics of the imprint, such as Ultimate Marvel Team-Up, Ultimate X-Men, Ultimate Fantastic Four and Ultimate Origins .

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Ultimate Marvel is recognized as the main author of the whole Ultimate imprint.

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Ultimate Marvel started a successful run on The Avengers, starting with Avengers Disassembled.

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Ultimate Marvel created Jessica Jones in the Alias comic book, part of the R-rated MAX imprint.

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Ultimate Marvel wrote major crossover events such as House of M, Age of Ultron and Civil War II.

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Ultimate Marvel wrote Cataclysm, the last crossover event within the Ultimate imprint, and Ultimate End, that closed it.

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Ultimate Marvel was hired by DC Comics, and worked in several titles.

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Ultimate Marvel's most successful work was Superman: Red Son, which reimagined Superman as a newborn alien whose ship fell in the Soviet Union instead of Kansas.

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Ultimate Marvel has been a strong influence in the early stages of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Ultimate Marvel proposed that Spider-Man should use artificial web-shooters, as in the comics, instead of portraying the ability as a part of the character's mutation, through the form of organic web-shooters in his wrists, as was depicted in the Raimi trilogy.

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