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Galactus brings an end and a new beginning to Marvel's Ultimate Universe

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Galactus the cosmic entity who eats planets will be bringing an end to Marvel Comics' Ultimate Universe as we know it. The Devourer of Worlds who was first introduced in "Fantastic Four" #48 in March 1966 arrived in the Ultimate Universe following the reality warping events of "Age of Ultron" (2013). His arrival meant certain doom for this alternate realities' heroes such as the Miles Morales Spider-Man and the pseudo version of the Avengers known as the Ultimates. The destruction wrought upon the Ultimate Universe is being chronicled in the various "Ultimate Cataclysm" mini-series written by Joshua Fialkov and Brian Michael Bendis with art from Mark Bagley, David Marquez, Alvaro Martinez, and Carmine Di Giandomenico.

For weeks the creators have been teasing the end of the comics line known as Ultimate Marvel because what could possibly follow in the wake of the "Ultimate Cataclysm?" On January 10, 2014, Marvel announced the future of the Ultimate Universe in an article with the Associated Press. Three new titles will debut in April, "Miles Morales: Spider-Man" by Bendis and Marquez, "Ultimate FF" featuring Tony Stark, Sue Storm and other big brains of the Ultimate Marvel Universe by Fialkov and Mario Guevara, and "All-New Ultimates" featuring Miles Morales and a new Black Widow written by Michel Fiffe and drawn by Amilcar Pinna.

Fialkov told the AP:

We have a pretty big responsibility with this universe. No. 1., it has been a gateway for people back into films and we want to be innovative, doing things different with these characters that you cannot get anywhere else.

We look at the opportunity 'Cataclysm' gave us to reset the board, and do some really cool stuff with the characters.

The destruction caused by Galactus brings new life to Marvel's Ultimate Universe which began in 2000 with "Ultimate Spider-Man" #1 and has undergone several revamps over the ensuing years. The Ultimate Universe is a continuity light version of comics and with only three titles to follow beginning in April Marvel is welcoming all readers new and old.


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