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Ultimate Power #1-9

Post by Col_Fury » Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:08 am

ULTIMATE POWER #1 (December, 2006)
By Brian Michael Bendis & Greg Land

APPEARANCES:
Ultimate universe: Fantastic Four: Human Torch, Invisible Woman, Mr. Fantastic, Thing; Serpent Squad: Anaconda, Asp, Black Mamba (Janis), Death Adder, Princess Python; Capt. Carol Danvers, Gen. Nick Fury, SHIELD agent Wendell Vaughn
Supreme Power universe: Squadron Supreme: Amphibian, Arcanna, Blur, Dr. Spectrum, Hyperion, Inertia, Nighthawk, Nuke, Power Princess, Shape, Tom Thumb

FLASHBACK:
Reed promises to cure Ben.
SYNOPSIS:
The Serpent Squad attacks Project PEGASUS searching for their lost Serpent Crown. The Fantastic Four defeat them, but everyone is concerned when one of Thing’s rocks chips off. Mr. Fantastic promises again to cure Thing. Later, Mr. Fantastic proposes to SHIELD that he can sends probes into other universes to search for new energy sources; Nick Fury accuses Mr. Fantastic of only wanting to send the probes out to find a cure for Thing and denies the request. Later, Mr. Fantastic sends probes into other universes, anyway. Later, the Squadron Supreme arrives in the Baxter Building, and attacks.

NOTE:
This Serpent Squad is all-female and Black Mamba’s real name is given as “Janis.”

I’m assuming the flashback is a repeat from somewhere in Ultimate Fantastic Four.

ULTIMATE POWER #2 (January, 2007)
By Brian Michael Bendis & Greg Land

APPEARANCES:
Ultimate universe: Fantastic Four: Human Torch, Invisible Woman, Mr. Fantastic, Thing; Ultimates: Ant-Man, Captain America, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Thor, Wasp; X-Men: Cyclops, Iceman, Rogue, Storm, Wolverine, Jean Grey, Kitty Pryde; Spider-Man, Gen. Nick Fury
Supreme Power universe: Squadron Supreme: Amphibian, Arcanna, Blur, Dr. Spectrum, Hyperion, Inertia, Nighthawk, Nuke, Power Princess, Shape, Tom Thumb

SYNOPSIS:
The Fantastic Four battle the Squadron Supreme. Spider-Man and Kitty Pryde swing by and join in. The Ultimates and X-Men arrive and join in. Everyone fights until Hyperion accuses Mr. Fantastic of destroying his world.

NOTE:
For some reason, the Squadron Supreme can’t talk for most of the issue. They blame it on the effects of dimensional travel or somesuch, but it doesn’t happen again when they travel back in a later issue, or when other characters travel between universes, and it’s never fully explained.

Kitty Pryde is trying to decide what her codename should be and suggests Shadowcat, the Cat and the Shroud.

ULTIMATE POWER #3 (February, 2007)
By Brian Michael Bendis & Greg Land

APPEARANCES:
Ultimate universe: Fantastic Four: Human Torch, Invisible Woman, Mr. Fantastic (also in recording during fb), Thing; Ultimates: Ant-Man, Captain America, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Thor, Wasp; X-Men: Cyclops, Iceman, Rogue, Storm, Wolverine, Jean Grey, Kitty Pryde; Spider-Man, Gen. Nick Fury
Supreme Power universe: Squadron Supreme: Amphibian (also in fb), Arcanna (also in fb), Blur (also in fb), Dr. Spectrum (also in fb), Hyperion (also in fb), Inertia (also in fb), Nighthawk (also in fb), Nuke (also in fb), Power Princess (also in fb), Shape (also in fb), Tom Thumb (also in fb); George Bush Jr. (in fb), Dr. Bill Steadman (in fb)

FLASHBACK:
In the Supreme Power universe, Giant bacteria wreak havoc on the world, killing tens of millions of people. Hyperion dives into one of them and finds a probe inside. The Squadron Supreme activates the probe and it plays a greeting message recorded by Mr. Fantastic. They decide to follow the broadcast frequency to the universe of its origin.
SYNOPSIS:
Mr. Fantastic surrenders and the Squadron Supreme take him back to their world.

ULTIMATE POWER #4 (June, 2007)
By J. Michael Straczynski & Greg Land

APPEARANCES:
Ultimate universe: Fantastic Four: Human Torch, Invisible Woman, Mr. Fantastic, Thing; Ultimates: Ant-Man, Captain America, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Thor, Wasp; X-Men: Cyclops, Iceman, Rogue, Storm, Wolverine, Jean Grey, Kitty Pryde; Dr. Doom (bts, controlling robot), Dr. Doom robot (voice only), Spider-Man, Gen. Nick Fury
Supreme Power universe: Squadron Supreme: Dr. Spectrum, Hyperion, Power Princess; Gen. Richard Alexander, Dr. Emil Burbank, Dr. Bill Steadman

SYNOPSIS:
Thor uses his hammer to transport some of the Ultimates, X-Men and Fantastic Four to the Supreme Power universe. Meanwhile, Mr. Fantastic works with Dr. Burbank to try and find a way to defeat the giant bacteria that are destroying the Squadron Supreme’s world. On the helicarrier (which is being towed by Thor), Kitty overhears Nick Fury talking to someone, but she doesn’t see who it is. Soon after, Thor arrives in the Squadron Supreme’s universe.

NOTE:
The mystery man is revealed to be Dr. Doom in issue 6, who is then revealed to be a robot in issue 8.

ULTIMATE POWER #5 (June, 2007)
By J. Michael Straczynski & Greg Land

APPEARANCES:
Ultimate universe: Fantastic Four: Human Torch, Invisible Woman, Mr. Fantastic, Thing; Ultimates: Captain America, Iron Man, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Thor, Wasp; X-Men: Cyclops, Kitty Pryde; Spider-Man, Gen. Nick Fury
Supreme Power universe: Squadron Supreme: Arcanna, Dr. Spectrum, Hyperion, Nighthawk, Power Princess, Shape, Tom Thumb

SYNOPSIS:
The Ultimate and Supreme Power heroes fight. Meanwhile, Spider-Man suspects Nick Fury of hiding something.

ULTIMATE POWER #6 (September, 2007)
By J. Michael Straczynski & Greg Land

APPEARANCES:
Ultimate universe: Fantastic Four: Mr. Fantastic, Thing; Ultimates: Captain America, Iron Man, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Wasp; X-Men: Kitty Pryde; Dr. Doom (bts, controlling robot), Dr. Doom robot, Spider-Man, Gen. Nick Fury
Supreme Power universe: Squadron Supreme: Arcanna, Blur, Dr. Spectrum, Nighthawk, Power Princess, Shape, Tom Thumb; Dr. Emil Burbank

SYNOPSIS:
The Ultimate and Supreme Power heroes fight. Meanwhile, Dr. Burbank attacks Mr. Fantastic and Dr. Doom attacks Nick Fury.

ULTIMATE POWER #7 (October, 2007)
By Jeph Loeb & Greg Land

APPEARANCES:
Ultimate universe: Fantastic Four: Human Torch (also in fb), Invisible Woman (in fb), Mr. Fantastic (also in fb), Thing (also in fb); Ultimates: Iron Man, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Thor; X-Men: Cyclops, Storm, Wolverine; Dr. Doom (bts, controlling robot, also in fb), Dr. Doom robot, Hulk, Spider-Man, Capt. Carol Danvers (in fb), Gen. Nick Fury (also in fb)
Supreme Power universe: Squadron Supreme: Arcanna, Dr. Spectrum, Hyperion, Power Princess; Gen. Richard Alexander (in fb), Dr. Emil Burbank (also in fb)
Squadron Supreme universe: Amphibian, Arcanna, Dr. Spectrum, Hyperion, Nighthawk, Power Princess, Shape, Skylark, Skymax, Whizzer

FLASHBACKS:
A chip falls off Thing and Mr. Fantastic proposes to send probes into other universe, but Nick Fury denies the request (issue 1). Carol Danvers tells Nick Fury that Mr. Fantastic will send the probes anyway; Nick says he hopes Mr. Fantastic will. Fury secretly meets with Dr. Doom, who says he can reprogram the probes to send any information they find to SHIELD first, then to Mr. Fantastic. Fury and Doom break into the Baxter Building (new). Mr. Fantastic sends the probes and the Squadron Supreme attacks the Fantastic Four (issue 1). Dr. Burbank wins the Nobel Peace Prize, but the news is overshadowed by Hyperion’s heroics (new). Gen. Alexander orders Dr. Burbank to come up with a way to kill Hyperion; when he creates multiplying bacteria, Gen. Alexander says they could use it and blame it on an invasion from another universe while holding Mr. Fantastic’s probe.
SYNOPSIS:
Iron Man battles Dr. Doom while Spider-Man chastises Nick Fury for working with Dr. Doom. Dr. Burbank tells Mr. Fantastic that he created the bacteria and blamed it on Mr. Fantastic. Mr. Fantastic knocks out Dr. Burbank. Meanwhile, the Ultimate and Supreme Power heroes fight while Nick Fury prepares to drop the Hulk on them. Scarlet Witch uses her powers to stop the Squadron Supreme, but another Squadron Supreme arrives instead.

NOTE:
Next issue confirms that this new Squadron are the originals. When they arrive this issue they say their world has been destroyed, but this is never followed up on. Who knows what they were talking about.

ULTIMATE POWER #8 (December, 2007)
By Jeph Loeb & Greg Land

APPEARANCES:
Ultimate universe: Fantastic Four: Mr. Fantastic, Thing; Ultimates: Iron Man, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Thor; X-Men: Cyclops, Storm, Wolverine; Dr. Doom (bts, controlling robot), Dr. Doom robot, Hulk, Spider-Man, Gen. Nick Fury
Supreme Power universe: Squadron Supreme: Arcanna, Blur, Dr. Spectrum, Hyperion, Nighthawk, Power Princess
Squadron Supreme universe: Arcanna, Dr. Spectrum, Hyperion, Nighthawk, Power Princess, Shape, Whizzer

SYNOPSIS:
The Squadron Supreme, Supreme Power and Ultimate heroes all fight each other. Meanwhile, Thing defeats Dr. Doom, revealing him to be a robot. Also meanwhile, Nick Fury drops the Hulk into the fight.

ULTIMATE POWER #9 (February, 2008)
By Jeph Loeb & Greg Land

APPEARANCES:
Ultimate universe: Fantastic Four: Human Torch, Invisible Woman, Mr. Fantastic, Thing; Ultimates: Captain America, Iron Man, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Thor, Wasp; X-Men: Cyclops, Storm, Wolverine, Kitty Pryde; Spider-Man, Hulk, Capt. Carol Danvers (bts, being promoted to replace Fury in SHIELD), Gen. Nick Fury, Dr. Franklin Storm (bts, repairing Baxter Building)
Supreme Power universe: Squadron Supreme: Amphibian, Arcanna, Blur, Dr. Spectrum, Hyperion, Nighthawk, Power Princess, Tom Thumb; Dr. Emil Burbank
Squadron Supreme universe: Amphibian, Arcanna, Dr. Spectrum, Hyperion, Nighthawk, Power Princess, Shape, Skymax, Whizzer

SYNOPSIS:
Thing defeats Hulk with Invisible Woman’s help. Scarlet Witch sends the original Squadron Supreme back to their universe. Spider-Man tells the Supreme Power heroes that Nick Fury and Dr. Doom altered Mr. Fantastic’s probe, and Mr. Fantastic reveals that Dr. Burbank created the bacteria and framed him for it. Fury and Burbank are arrested and Power Princess says she’s travelling to the Ultimate universe… for some reason. Later, Thing tells Mr. Fantastic that his missing rock chip grew back, so this whole mess was for nothing.

NOTE:
Ultimate Power was published after the Squadron Supreme’s appearances in the Exiles series, so that makes it fairly easy to place. Since this is Linda Lewis as Skylark and not Lady Lark, that means this has to be at least after the Squadron’s appearances in Quasar, which is after Nigthhawk (Kyle) died. That (plus publication order) means this is the second Nighthawk (Neal) and not the first (Kyle), because Kyle died before those Quasar issues. The odd thing is, it’s Nighthawk (Neal) who recognizes Captain America (mistaking Ultimate Cap for 616 Cap). But maybe that’s why he made the mistake?

Ultimate Power #1-9 was published the same months as Ultimate Fantastic Four #35-49, Ultimate Spider-Man #101-118, Ultimate X-Men #75-89 and between Ultimates 2 #13 and Ultimates 3 #1. None of these are in the MCP yet, but hey, future reference and all that.

For the Supreme Power characters, check out this sweet topic for chronology placements. As for everyone else:

On the regular pages:

AMPHIBIAN/KINGLEY RICE | SQUADRON SUPREME-VERSE

EX3 77
*ULTP 7
*ULTP 9

ARCANNA/ARCANNA JONES | SQUADRON SUPREME-VERSE

SQS:NWO
*ULTP 7
*ULTP 8
*ULTP 9

DOCTOR SPECTRUM/JOSEPH LEDGER | SQUADRON SUPREME-VERSE

EX3 78
*ULTP 7
*ULTP 8
*ULTP 9

HYPERION/"MARK MILTON" | SQUADRON SUPREME-VERSE [ETERNAL]

EX3 78
*ULTP 7
*ULTP 8
*ULTP 9

NIGHTHAWK II/NEAL | SQUADRON SUPREME-VERSE

EX3 81
*ULTP 7
*ULTP 8
*ULTP 9

POWER PRINCESS/ZARDA SHELTON | SQUADRON SUPREME-VERSE

EX3 90
*ULTP 7
*ULTP 8
*ULTP 9

SHAPE | SQUADRON SUPREME-VERSE

SQS:NWO
*ULTP 7
*ULTP 8
*ULTP 9

SKYLARK/LINDA LEWIS | SQUADRON SUPREME-VERSE

SQS:NWO
*ULTP 7

SKYMAX/SK'YM'X/"JAMES DOE" | SQUADRON SUPREME-VERSE

EX3 78
*ULTP 7
*ULTP 9

WHIZZER/STANLEY STEWART | SQUADRON SUPREME-VERSE

EX3 81
*ULTP 7
*ULTP 8
*ULTP 9

On the Ultimate page:

ANACONDA
ULTP 1

ANT-MAN/DR. HENRY PYM
From Giant Man
ULTP 2
ULTP 3
ULTP 4

ASP
ULTP 1

BLACK MAMBA/JANIS
ULTP 1

CAPTAIN AMERICA/

ULTS 6
*ULTP 2
*ULTP 3
*ULTP 4
*ULTP 5
*ULTP 6
*ULTP 8
*ULTP 9

CYCLOPS
ULTP 2
ULTP 3
ULTP 4
ULTP 5
ULTP 7
ULTP 8
ULTP 9

DANVERS, CAPT. CAROL
ULTP 1
ULTP 7-FB
ULTP 9-BTS

DEATH ADDER
ULTP 1

* VAN DAMME, VICTOR (change name to DOCTOR DOOM/VICTOR VAN DAMME)
ULTFF 11
*UTLP 7-FB
*ULTP 4-VO
*UTLP 6-BTS
*ULTP 7-BTS
*ULTP 8-BTS

FURY, COL. NICHOLAS "NICK"

ULTS 6
*ULTP 1
*ULTP 7-FB
*ULTP 2
*ULTP 3
*ULTP 4
*ULTP 5
*ULTP 6
*ULTP 7
*ULTP 8
*ULTP 9

GIANT MAN/DR. HENRY PYM

ULTS 6
*See Ant-Man

GREY, JEAN
ULTP 2
ULTP 3
ULTP 4

HAWKEYE
ULTP 2
ULTP 3
ULTP 4

HULK/ROBERT BRUCE BANNER

ULTS 6
*ULTP 7
*ULTP 8
*ULTP 9

HUMAN TORCH/JOHNNY STORM
ULTFF 11
*ULTP 1 (1-15)
*ULTP 7-FB
*ULTP 1 (16-22)
*ULTP 2
*ULTP 3
*ULTP 4
*ULTP 5
*ULTP 7
*ULTP 9

ICEMAN
ULTP 2
ULTP 3
ULTP 4

INVISIBLE WOMAN/SUSAN STORM
ULTFF 11
*ULTP 1 (1-15)
*ULTP 7-FB
*ULTP 1 (16-22)
*ULTP 2
*ULTP 3
*ULTP 4
*ULTP 5
*ULTP 9

IRON MAN/ANTHONY STARK

ULTS 6
*ULTP 2
*ULTP 3
*ULTP 4
*ULTP 5
*ULTP 6
*ULTP 7
*ULTP 8
*ULTP 9

MR. FANTASTIC/REED RICHARDS
ULTFF 11
*ULTP 1 (1-15)
*ULTP 7-FB
*ULTP 3-FB-FB
*ULTP 1 (16-22)
*ULTP 2
*ULTP 3
*ULTP 4
*ULTP 5
*ULTP 6
*ULTP 7
*ULTP 8
*ULTP 9

PRINCESS PYTHON
ULTP 1

PRYDE, KITTY
ULTP 2
ULTP 3
ULTP 4
ULTP 5
ULTP 6
ULTP 9

QUICKSILVER
ULTP 2
ULTP 3
ULTP 4
ULTP 5
ULTP 6
ULTP 7
ULTP 8
ULTP 9

ROGUE
ULTP 2
ULTP 3
ULTP 4

SCARLET WITCH
ULTP 2
ULTP 3
ULTP 4
ULTP 5
ULTP 6
ULTP 7
ULTP 8
ULTP 9

SPIDER-MAN/PETER PARKER

ULTSM 32
*ULTP 2
*ULTP 3
*ULTP 4
*ULTP 5
*ULTP 6
*ULTP 7
*ULTP 8
*ULTP 9

STORM
ULTP 2
ULTP 3
ULTP 4
ULTP 7
ULTP 8
ULTP 9

STORM, DR. FRANKLIN
ULTP 9-BTS

THING/BEN GRIMM
ULTFF 11
*ULTP 1 (1-15)
*ULTP 7-FB
*ULTP 1 (16-22)
*ULTP 2
*ULTP 3
*ULTP 4
*ULTP 5
*ULTP 6
*ULTP 7
*ULTP 8
*ULTP 9

THOR

ULTS 6
*ULTP 2
*ULTP 3
*ULTP 4
*ULTP 5
*ULTP 7
*ULTP 8
*ULTP 9

VAUGHN, WENDELL
ULTP 1

WASP/JANET VAN DYNE

ULTS 6
*ULTP 2
*ULTP 3
*ULTP 4
*ULTP 5
*ULTP 6
*ULTP 9

WOLVERINE
ULTMTU 1
*ULTP 2
*ULTP 3
*ULTP 4
*ULTP 7
*ULTP 8
*ULTP 9
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Re: Ultimate Power #1-9

Post by loki » Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:24 pm

Col_Fury wrote:ULTIMATE POWER #1 (December, 2006)
ULTIMATE POWER #7 (October, 2007)
NOTE:
Next issue confirms that this new Squadron are the originals. When they arrive this issue they say their world has been destroyed, but this is never followed up on. Who knows what they were talking about.
The 712 Squadron Supreme mention that they are effectively lip-synched to their Supreme Power counterparts, repeating what they are saying word for word. 712 Dr. Spectrum says "the probe which destroyed our world came from here" - but they are in the SP universe, and the probes didn't come from there, they came from Ultimate/1610. They talk like they've deliberately travelled to SP looking for the culprit, but later it's revealed they were dragged there by Scarlet Witch's magic - they weren't trying to go anywhere. And they also note that being brought to SP by SW has resulted in them finding it hard to have an independent thought. As such, when the handbooks were working on the last Squadron Supreme entry we suspected that their world wasn't damaged by a probe, they were just saying it and acting like it because they had the SP team's thoughts and memories messing with their own own. Supporting this, the 712 guys showed no inclination of hanging round to get redemption against whoever did the theoretical damage to 712 once they got their independence back.

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Re: Ultimate Power #1-9

Post by Col_Fury » Sat Oct 05, 2013 3:59 pm

Right. On top of that, the probe didn't do anything to the Supreme Power Earth, Dr. Burbank (under Gen. Alexander's orders) created the giant bacteria and blamed it on the probe in an attempt to kill Hyperion. There's no reason for Dr. Burbank to send the bacteria to a universe he has no means of getting to and no way of knowing existed in the first place. (Arcanna's the one who took them to the Ultimate Earth, and she didn't know what Burbank and Gen. Alexander were up to)

So yeah, I agree with the handbooks suspicion that the Squadron Supreme Earth is just fine.
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