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Ultimate Comics Ultimates #19-30

Post by Col_Fury » Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:18 am

ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #19 (February, 2013)
By Sam Humphries & Scot Eaton

APPEARANCES:
Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow II, Giant-Woman, Invisible Woman, Thor (also in fb), Hela (in fb), Modi (corpse, in fb), Carol Danvers, Nick Fury (as Scorpio, in fb)

FLASHBACK:
Thor brings his dead son to Hela. Nick Fury infiltrates Hydra as Scorpio.
SYNOPSIS:
Captain America is angry when California threatens succession. Meanwhile, Iron Man stops Hydra from attacking a football game. Black Widow promotes Giant-Woman to the Ultimates. Invisible Woman recruits Thor into looking for the remaining Infinity Gems. Black Widow and Carol Danvers tell Captain America that Nick Fury has joined Hydra.

NOTE:
Nick Fury’s disguise look exactly like his Earth-616 counterpart.

Giant-Woman says she had a poster of the Ultimates on her wall when she was growing up, and yet it’s established that the Ultimates have only been around as a public team for less than a year (Peter Parker was Spider-Man for a year before he was killed, and the Ultimates came around after Spider-Man did). I guess Giant-Woman grew up recently.

ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #20 (March, 2013)
By Sam Humphries & Scot Eaton

APPEARANCES:
Nick Fury (as Scorpio), Skull, Nails (Abigail Brand), Commander Crimson (Sayuri Kyota), Carol Danvers, Hawkeye, Black Widow II, Captain America, Thor, Invisible Woman, Dr. Hugo Lopez, Iron Man, Falcon, Black Knight, Quake, Tigra, Vison II, Wonder Man (prev 5 in shadows)

SYNOPSIS:
Nick Fury trains some Hydra agents, then meets with the local Hydra leader, Commander Crimson. Meanwhile, the Ultimates send Hawkeye to deal with Nick Fury. Elsewhere, Thor ad Invisible Woman search for the remaining Infinity Gems. California activates some dormant, previous Ultimates to punish Captain America. Hawkeye attacks Nick Fury, but is quickly captured.

ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #21 (April, 2013)
By Sam Humphries & Scot Eaton

APPEARANCES:
Nick Fury, Commander Crimson, Skull, Nails, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Anthony, Black Widow II, Captain America, Carol Danvers, Falcon, Thor, Invisible Woman

SYNOPSIS:
The local Hydra faction is defeated, but Commander Crimson reveals she has an Infinity Gem and escapes with it. Nick Fury reveals he infiltrated Hydra to destroy it from within, and plans to continue doing that. When Black Widow complains, Fury vanishes. Meanwhile, Thor and Invisible Woman find one of the Infinity Gems.

ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #22 (May, 2013)
By Sam Humphries & Joe Bennett

APPEARANCES:
Tigra (bts, also in fb), Wonder Man (bts, also in fb), Vision II (bts, also in fb), Quake (bts, also in fb), Black Knight (also bts in fb), Nick Fury (in fb), Captain America, Carol Danvers, Hulk (bts), Black Widow II, Thor, Invisible Woman, Hawkeye, Dr. Hugo Lopez, Iron Man, Anthony

FLASHBACK:
Nick Fury oversees a previous team of Ultimate in Iraq, but they go crazy and have to be put into stasis.
SYNOPSIS:
Captain America tells Hulk’s lawyer he’s staying in prison. Thor and Invisible Woman tell Black Widow they found an Infinity Gem and are looking for the rest. Captain America tells California to deal with its own problems, so the governor (or rather, the governor’s funder) activates the West Coast Ultimates. Black Knight attacks and captures Iron Man.

ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #23 (June, 2013)
By Sam Humphries & Joe Bennett

APPEARANCES:
Captain America, Carol Danvers, Black Widow II, Hawkeye (vo), Invisible Woman, Thor, Black Knight, Tigra (Marie Grant, also in fb), Quake, Vision II (Robert Mitchell, also in fb), Nick Fury (in fb), Iron Man, Anthony, Kang (bts)

FLASHBACK:
Nick Fury recruits the previous team of Ultimates.
SYNOPSIS:
The West Coast Utimates attack the White House. Meanwhile, Invisible Woman and Thor look for an Infinity Gem on the moon and find a giant “K” carved into it, then they’re attacked by the Black Knight. The Californian governor’s funder explains to the captive Iron Man that California will form its own country once Captain America is out of the way.

NOTE:
This issue notes that Tony Stark has already started distributing the Sentient Seed for the mutant reservation, but the public thought it was destroyed in ULTCXM 22 (April), even though it was a ruse. It’s not ACTUALLY distributed until ULTCXM 29 (September), but that issue notes Captain America is no longer the US President.

ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #24 (July, 2013)

By Sam Humphries & Joe Bennett

APPEARANCES:
Captain America, Quake (Daisy Johnson, also in fb), Black Widow II, Black Knight (Cpl. Dane Whitman, also in fb), Thor, Invisible Woman, Nick Fury (in fb), Iron Man, Anthony, Dr. Hugo Lopez, Wonder Man (Simon Williams, also in fb)

FLASHBACK:
Nick Fury recruits the previous team of Ultimates.
SYNOPSIS:
The Ultimates realize the West Coast Ultimates are a distraction, so they convene in California and stop the plot for California to form its own country. Immediately afterward, Captain America announces he’s stepping down as President because he doesn’t like politics.

ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #25 (August, 2013)
By Josh Fialkov & Carmine di Giandomenico

APPEARANCES:
Kang (also in fb), Hulk, Iron Man, Invisible Woman, Captain America, Hawkeye, Thor, Black Widow II, Anthony, Maker (also in fb), Quicksilver (also in fb)

FLASHBACK:
Kang frees the Maker while Quicksilver finds another Infinity Gem.
SYNOPSIS:
Kang frees the Hulk while the Ultimates chat about the Infinity Gems. Hulk attacks and steals the gauntlets they’ve attached the Gems to (there are a total of eight Gems, four for each hand). The Maker arrives and he defeats the Ultimates with the Hulk. Kang and Quicksilver arrive, and Kang says they’re going to stop this universe from dying when they get all eight Infinity Gems.

NOTE:
Invisible Woman says she sent messages to Captain Marvel & the Silver Surfer (though I think she meant Silver Searcher; the Searcher was friendly but the Surfer was definitely not), but since we don’t know if they responded or what they’re doing, they’re not -BTS.

ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #26 (August, 2013)
By Joshua Hale Fialkov & Carmine di Giandomenico

APPEARANCES:
Maker, Iron Man, Anthony, Thor, Black Widow II, Invisible Woman, Thing, Hawkeye, Kang (also disguised as Captain America), Hulk, Quicksilver

SYNOPSIS:
The Maker announces that the world’s money is now useless and using the mutant reservation seed, food costs nothing. Any nation that opposes him will be eradicated. All in 24 hours. Invisible Woman and Thing attack the Maker. Hawkeye tries to free the captured Captain America, but Kang attacks him. Thor draws out Hulk and starts a fight. Quicksilver attacks Iron Man, apparently killing his sentient brain tumor.

NOTE:
Thing stops glowing and returns to his old rocky self here.

ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #27 (September, 2013)
By Joshua Hale Fialkov & Carmine di Giandomenico

APPEARANCES:
Maker, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Invisible Woman, Thing, Quicksilver, Watcher (Reed Richards from the N-Zone-verse, in fb), Captain America, Hawkeye, Kang, Nick Fury, Black Widow II, Punisher, Falcon, Stature (Cassie Lang), Dan “Dum Dum” Duggan, Ghost II (Danny Ketch), Abomination II (Emil Blonsky), Alien (Abigail Brand), Hercules

FLASHBACK:
In the N-Zone, when that universe started to die, the Reed Richards of that universe created the Infinity Gauntlet to stop his universe from dying. He slowed down the process, but was turned into a Watcher as a result.
SYNOPSIS:
Maker operates on Tony Stark and explains that his sentient brain tumor was actually an Infinity Gem. Meanwhile, Invisible Woman and Thing think they defeat Maker, but it’s just an extended part of him he was using as a drone. Maker explains that Infinity Gems can be used to stop universes from dying to Tony Stark. Kang reveals she’s keeping Cap and Hawkeye imprisoned in the Negative Zone. Nick Fury introduces Black Widow to his Howling Commandos. Quicksilver attack and defeats Invisible Woman and Thing. Maker turns off Tony Stark’s life support, apparently killing him.

NOTE:
Apparently Thing can switch from human, to glow-guy, to rock-guy.

ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #28 (September, 2013)
By Joshua Hale Fialkov & Carmine di Giandomenico

APPEARANCES:
Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye, Maker, Quicksilver (also in fb), Hulk (also in fb), Kang, Iron Man (corpse), Nick Fury, Black Widow II, Punisher, Falcon, Stature, Dan “Dum Dum” Duggan, Ghost II, Abomination II, Alien, Hercules, Human Torch

FLASHBACK:
Quicksilver runs with some kids for publicity. Bruce Banner works in his lab.
SYNOPSIS:
Thor is dropped off in the Negative Zone prison. Hulk oversees food growth in Africa, then battles terrorists who attack the farms. Kang asks Maker why he killed Tony Stark, then sends Quicksilver on an errand. Tony Stark’s consciousness is downloaded into one of his Iron Man suits. The Howling Commandos fight the Makers robots. Quicksilver brings the comatose Human Torch to the Maker, who rigs the Torch to be remote-controlled, so he can get the last Infinity Gem.

ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #29 (October, 2013)
By Joshua Hale Fialkov & Carmine di Giandomenico

APPEARANCES:
Quicksilver, Human Torch, Maker, Nick Fury, Black Widow II, Punisher, Falcon, Stature, Dan “Dum Dum” Duggan, Ghost II, Abomination II, Alien, Hercules, Iron Man, Invisible Woman, Thing, Thor, Hawkeye, Captain America, Kang (revealed as a future Invisible Woman)

SYNOPSIS:
Human Torch gets the last Infinity Gem. Iron Man teams up with Nick Fury’s Howling Commandos. Quicksilver questions Kang’s motives and accuses her of wanting to eradicate mutants, so she stabs him in the heart. Quicksilver runs across to the Scarlet Witch’s grave and dies. The heroes meet up and defeat the Maker. Kang gets all the Infinity Gems in one place and reveals herself as a future version of the Invisible Woman.

NOTE:
Scarlet Witch’s grave says “Wanda Maximoff,” but as far as I know she’s only ever been called “Wanda Lensherr” in the Ultimate Universe. I haven’t read any issue of Ultimate X-Men, so I could have missed something, to be fair.

ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #30 (October, 2013)
By Joshua Hale Fialkov & Carmine di Giandomenico

APPEARANCES:
Kang (also in fb), Maker (also in fb as Mr. Fantastic), Nick Fury, Black Widow II, Punisher, Falcon, Stature, Dan “Dum Dum” Duggan, Ghost II, Abomination II, Alien, Hercules, Iron Man, Invisible Woman, Thing, Thor, Hawkeye, Captain America, Quicksilver (corpse), Hulk, Human Torch, Galactus (Earth-616)

FLASHBACK:
A week after Ultimatum, Kang appears and warns Reed Richards that the universe will end if they don’t change things. She shows him the future she comes from and Reed is shocked to see the future has been eradicated.
SYNOPSIS:
The heroes fight Kang and the Maker. Captain America stops Kang from getting all of the Infinity Gems and passes them on to Iron Man; he uses them to restore himself to his body. When Iron Man uses the gems the Ultimates see glimpses of another universe and the Infinity Gems self-destruct. Kang realizes they missed their chance to avoid the future and leaves to try again. Later, Black Widow sends Nick Fury and his Howling Commandos to Europe to clean things up; the Maker left Europe in chaos. Meanwhile, Invisible Woman visits the Maker in prison and tells him she found readings that say something powerful has entered their universe and is coming toward Earth. Meanwhile in space, Galactus hungers.

NOTE:
Well, poop. Earth-616 Galactus appears here. Speaking of which, this series is over and the story continues in Hunger/Cataclysm, where Earth-616 Galactus eats the Ultimate universe, or something.

Placement suggestions:

ABOMINATION II/EMIL BLONSKY
ULTCULTS 27
ULTCULTS 28
ULTCULTS 29
ULTCULTS 30

ALIEN/ABIGAIL BRAND/”NAILS”
ULTCULTS 20
ULTCULTS 21
ULTCULTS 27
ULTCULTS 28
ULTCULTS 29
ULTCULTS 30

ANTHONY

ULTCULTS 18.1
*ULTCULTS 21
*ULTCULTS 22
*ULTCULTS 23
*ULTCULTS 24
*ULTCULTS 25
*ULTCULTS 26

BLACK KNIGHT/CPL. DANE WHITMAN
ULTCULTS 24-FB
ULTCULTS 22-FB-BTS
{ULTCULTS 11}
ULTCULTS 20
ULTCULTS 22
ULTCULTS 23
*ULTCULTS 24

*BLACK KNIGHT/ALEX (renumber to be II)
ULTS2 6


BLACK WIDOW II/MONICA CHANG

ULTCULTS 18.1
*ULTCULTS 19
*ULTCULTS 20
*ULTCULTS 21
*ULTCULTS 22
*ULTCULTS 23
*ULTCULTS 24
*ULTCULTS 25
*ULTCULTS 26
*ULTCULTS 27
*ULTCULTS 28
*ULTCULTS 29
*ULTCULTS 30

CAPTAIN AMERICA/STEVE ROGERS

ULTCULTS 18.1
ULTCXM 19-BTS
ULTCXM 25-BTS
*ULTCULTS 19
*ULTCULTS 20
*ULTCULTS 21
*ULTCULTS 22
*ULTCULTS 23
*ULTCULTS 24
*ULTCULTS 25
*ULTCULTS 27
*ULTCULTS 28
*ULTCULTS 29
*ULTCULTS 30

COMMANDER CRIMSON/SAYURI KYOTA
ULTCULTS 20
ULTCULTS 21

DANVERS, COL. CAROL

ULTCIM 4
ULTCULTS 18.1
ULTCXM 21
*ULTCULTS 19
*ULTCULTS 20
*ULTCULTS 21
*ULTCULTS 22
*ULTCULTS 23

DUGGAN, DAN “DUM DUM”
ULTCULTS 27
ULTCULTS 28
ULTCULTS 29
ULTCULTS 30

FALCON/DR. SAM WILSON

ULTCULTS 18
*ULTCULTS 20
*ULTCULTS 21
*ULTCULTS 27
*ULTCULTS 28
*ULTCULTS 29

FURY, GEN. NICHOLAS "NICK"
ULTO 1-FB
ULTO 4-FB
ULTO 5-FB
*ULTCULTS 23-FB
*ULTCULTS 24-FB
*ULTCULTS 22-FB
ULTCA@ 1
ULTA2 4-FB
ULTM/TU 4-BTS
{ULTM/TU 5}

ULTCXM 18
ULTCXM 19-BTS
*ULTCULTS 19-FB
*ULTCULTS 20
*ULTCULTS 21
*ULTCULTS 27
*ULTCULTS 28
*ULTCULTS 29
*ULTCULTS 30

GHOST II/DANNY KETCH
ULTCULTS 27
ULTCULTS 28
ULTCULTS 29
ULTCULTS 30

GIANT WOMAN/CASSANDRA LANG

ULTCULTS 18
*ULTCULTS 19
*See Stature

HAWKEYE/CLINT BARTON

ULTCULTS 18.1
*ULTCULTS 20
*ULTCULTS 21
*ULTCULTS 22
*ULTCULTS 23-VO
*ULTCULTS 25
*ULTCULTS 26
*ULTCULTS 27
*ULTCULTS 28
*ULTCULTS 29
*ULTCULTS 30

HELA

ULTCULTS 2
*ULTCULTS 19-FB

HERCULES
ULTCULTS 27
ULTCULTS 28
ULTCULTS 29
ULTCULTS 30

HULK/DR. ROBERT BRUCE BANNER

ULTCULTS 12
*ULTCULTS 22-BTS
*ULTCULTS 25
*ULTCULTS 26
*ULTCULTS 27
*ULTCULTS 28-FB
*ULTCULTS 28
*ULTCULTS 30

HUMAN TORCH/JOHNNY STORM

ULTCXM 18
*ULTCULTS 28
*ULTCULTS 29
*ULTCULTS 30

INVISIBLE WOMAN/DR. SUSAN STORM

ULTCULTS 18
*ULTCULTS 19
*ULTCULTS 20
*ULTCULTS 21
*ULTCULTS 22
*ULTCULTS 23
*ULTCULTS 24
*ULTCULTS 25
*ULTCULTS 26
*ULTCULTS 27
*ULTCULTS 29
*ULTCULTS 30

IRON MAN/DR. ANTHONY STARK

ULTCXM 22
*ULTCULTS 19
*ULTCULTS 20
*ULTCULTS 21
*ULTCULTS 22
*ULTCULTS 23
*ULTCULTS 24
ULTCXM 29-BTS
*ULTCULTS 25
*ULTCULTS 26
*ULTCULTS 27
*ULTCULTS 28
*ULTCULTS 29
*ULTCULTS 30

*KANG/DR. SUSAN STORM | ERADICATED FUTURE
*ULTCULTS 30-FB
{ULTCW 4}
*ULTCULTS 23-BTS
*ULTCULTS 25-FB
*ULTCULTS 25
*ULTCULTS 26
*ULTCULTS 27
*ULTCULTS 28
*ULTCULTS 29
*ULTCULTS 30

LOPEZ, DR. HUGO
ULTCULTS 11
*ULTCULTS 20
*ULTCULTS 22
*ULTCULTS 24

MAKER/DR. REED NATHANIEL RICHARDS

ULTCULTS 12
*ULTCULTS 25-FB
*ULTCULTS 25
*ULTCULTS 26
*ULTCULTS 27
*ULTCULTS 28
*ULTCULTS 29
*ULTCULTS 30

MODI/”MR. MOREZ”

ULTCULTS 18
*ULTCULTS 19-FB

MR. FANTASTIC/DR. REED RICHARDS

ULTIMATUM:FF
*ULTCULTS 30-FB
ULTA 2


PUNISHER/FRANK CASTLE

ULTAVNULTS 6
*ULTCULTS 27
*ULTCULTS 28
*ULTCULTS 29
*ULTCULTS 30

QUAKE/DAISY JOHNSON
ULTCULTS 24-FB
ULTCULTS 22-FB
{ULTCULTS 11}
ULTCULTS 20
ULTCULTS 22-BTS
ULTCULTS 23
ULTCULTS 24

QUICKSILVER/PIETRO LENSHERR

ULTCW 4
*ULTCULTS 25-FB
*ULTCULTS 25
*ULTCULTS 26
*ULTCULTS 27
*ULTCULTS 28-FB
*ULTCULTS 28
*ULTCULTS 29
*ULTCULTS 30

SCORPIO
See Nick Fury

STATURE/CASSANDRA LANG
From Giant Woman
ULTCULTS 27
ULTCULTS 28
ULTCULTS 29
ULTCULTS 30

THING/BEN GRIMM

ULTDOOM 4
ULTSM 155
*ULTCULTS 26
*ULTCULTS 27
*ULTCULTS 29
*ULTCULTS 30

THOR

ULTCULTS 18.1
*ULTCULTS 19-FB
*ULTCULTS 19
*ULTCULTS 20
*ULTCULTS 21
*ULTCULTS 22
*ULTCULTS 23
*ULTCULTS 24
*ULTCULTS 25
*ULTCULTS 26
*ULTCULTS 27
*ULTCULTS 28
*ULTCULTS 29
*ULTCULTS 30

TIGRA/MARIE GRANT
ULTCULTS 23-FB
ULTCULTS 22-FB
{ULTCULTS 11}
ULTCULTS 20
ULTCULTS 22-BTS
ULTCULTS 23

VISION II/ROBERT MITCHELL
ULTCULTS 23-FB
ULTCULTS 22-FB
{ULTCULTS 11}
ULTCULTS 20
ULTCULTS 22-BTS
ULTCULTS 23

WATCHER/REED RICHARDS | N-ZONE-VERSE
ULTCULTS 27-FB

WONDER MAN/SIMON WILLIAMS
ULTCULTS 24-FB
ULTCULTS 22-FB
{ULTCULTS 11}
ULTCULTS 20
ULTCULTS 22-BTS
ULTCULTS 24

And on the regular pages:

GALACTUS/GALAN

M/ASS 2/3
*[AOU 10]
*ULTCULTS 30
-Daron Jensen

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