A Cataclysm Befalls The Ultimate Universe: Marvel “Destroying Something & Building Something New” With Three New Marvel Now Series!
by John Babos on January 11, 2014

The fallout from Marvel’s Cataclysm mini-series, that sees the main 616 Marvel Universe Galactus working to devour the Ultimate Earth and its heroes, is finally revealed.

The Associated Press had the scoop:


    Fourteen years after its creation by Marvel Entertainment as a modern, grittier and contemporary take on Marvel’s characters, the publisher is pushing forward with new efforts to reinvigorate its universe where the dead remain so and disaster, discord and – ultimately – redemption and rebirth are among the events that keep readers coming back issue after issue.

    What it means for characters like Miles Morales; members of the FF (Future Foundation, not Fantastic Four); and the All-New Ultimates, including the new Black Widow (she used to be Spider-Woman), Kitty Pryde, Bombshell and Cloak and Dagger, will unfold beginning in April as the events of the soon-to-end “Cataclysm” miniseries runs its course.

    “They’re able to win the day, but at great sacrifice, a sacrifice that is so huge that it changes the entire landscape,” said [writer Brian] Bendis. “It creates a place that demands a fresh start from everyone who surveys it.”

    The move is part of Marvel Entertainment’s relaunching of its Ultimate universe that starts in April under the banner Ultimate Marvel NOW!

    …”Once again, we’re destroying something and building something new, but there’s an end game in sight,” [Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso] said of the move, noting that Marvel’s so-called Ultimate universe has always been noted by readers, writers and artists and editors for its “elasticity” and experimentation.

    “We created the line to take chances,” he said.


More at the Associated Press.



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