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Tuesday, October 28, 2014 

Is the Ultimate universe drawing to a close?

The Latin Post says it might take place next year, which wouldn't be too surprising at this point:
Another Marvel comic book series appears to be coming to an end: "The Ultimate Universe."

Marvel Comics revealed an "Ultimate Universe" poster last week that read "The End?" Comic book aficionados debate and speculate whether it is indeed finishing, or that it is a tease for something bigger to arrive.

This particular poster featured a plethora of old, new and out-of-print comic book characters. It is surprising to think that Marvel's "Ultimate Universe" is going supernova, but in recent weeks with the "Fantastic Four" going on hiatus, and the upcoming debut of "Squirrel Girl," the end seems possible. In addition, sales for the series have been up and down.
They could be doing this in hopes it'll trigger a sales spike, but a discontinuation of the line is plausible, given how poor sales are despite the mainstream press' attempts to pretend otherwise. And with the kind of stories they conceived in the Ultimate world, like Mark Millar's alarmingly amoral X-Men, that's why it won't be missed.

They also say something very prematurely:
Marvel's Ultimate Universe has been involved in the widely popular "Secret Wars," a Marvel 12 issue "mega event," as well as the "Ultimate Fantastic Four," the "All New X-Men," as well as the upcoming "Spider-Verse."
Whoa now, if this is the new take on Secret Wars they're talking about, it hasn't even come out yet, and they're calling "popular"? Only with speculators, I'd wager. From the new I've gathered about this new product and at least one more to accompany it, they'll be very expensive, and only those without a care for their money are bound to buy it. And even then, there's always a chance somebody will be disappointed.

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