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Monday, December 30, 2013 

It looks like Ultimate Spider-Man is ending

Bendis himself hints at this in a posting on his Tumblr site (via Bleeding Cool). Well, if so, I figured that sooner or later, it would all come to an end. What that could also suggest is that the diversity experiment simply isn't working, as wider audiences see it as no substitute for real storytelling, and sales in past years have proven it. Indeed, there's only 3 or 4 titles currently being sold under the Ultimate line now, and they're selling very low too (on this November chart, Ultimate Universe Spider-Man #20 sold at the very bottom with just 5,163 copies).

The Ultimate line went as far as it did, but after at least a decade, it's clear that it didn't have mass audience appeal, and Ultimate X-Men was proof the line was never aimed at entry level readers, so it should come as no surprise that finally, it's all ending, just like a few other sloppy experiments Marvel ran this past decade.

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