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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:21:11 pm 
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Is your Ultraverse blog still up, depluto? If so, could you post a link?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:08:14 pm 
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Haven't worked on this in a while ... I think I need to convert it to a regular web site.

https://cheepultraverse.wordpress.com/


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:53:33 am 
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:21:10 pm 
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I just started reading Ultraverse stuff (none of the reboot) in the last couple of months. So far, I've read all of Hardcase and a good chunk of Prime. Hardcase was really, really good up until that issue with Loki and the Time Gem. It faltered, but ended okay for the most part.

Prime has been a journey. They packed so much character development into that book's short run, though the running subplot of everyone thinking Prime is a paedophile is intriguing but weird. I never knew a thing about it until it just popped up in the book itself. Kinda shocked that any book would dare to go there.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:27:14 am 
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I would also recommend The Solution and Rune. Although both are entirely different.
The Strangers is good as well. My personal favorite is Breed from Jim Starlin.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:08:43 pm 
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Hardcase was the best of the Ultraverse. Lord Pumpkin was pretty cool too but his one-shot wasn't as cool as it should have been.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:12:41 pm 
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I would also recommend The Solution and Rune. Although both are entirely different.
The Strangers is good as well. My personal favorite is Breed from Jim Starlin.


Breed was from Malibu's Bravura line, which was one of Malibu's creator-owned imprints.
The Solution, Rune, and The Strangers were from the Ultraverse line Malibu's then new superhero line.
The Protectors, Dinosaurs for Hire, and The Ex-Mutants were from Genesis a line of their then "older" superhero/sci-fi/talking animals line.

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 Post subject: Re: Ultraverse Thread
PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:11:26 am 
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fastballspecial wrote:
I would also recommend The Solution and Rune. Although both are entirely different.
The Strangers is good as well. My personal favorite is Breed from Jim Starlin.


Breed was from Malibu's Bravura line, which was one of Malibu's creator-owned imprints.
The Solution, Rune, and The Strangers were from the Ultraverse line Malibu's then new superhero line.
The Protectors, Dinosaurs for Hire, and The Ex-Mutants were from Genesis a line of their then "older" superhero/sci-fi/talking animals line.


Strangers was a strong book too. The later run, with the Pilgrim, was an interesting read.

It was a team book and was one of the first books to feature an openly gay superhero, named Spectrum. His superpower was that he could turn into a rainbow. True story.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:06:23 pm 
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Chiclo wrote:
Cyberstrike wrote:
fastballspecial wrote:
I would also recommend The Solution and Rune. Although both are entirely different.
The Strangers is good as well. My personal favorite is Breed from Jim Starlin.


Breed was from Malibu's Bravura line, which was one of Malibu's creator-owned imprints.
The Solution, Rune, and The Strangers were from the Ultraverse line Malibu's then new superhero line.
The Protectors, Dinosaurs for Hire, and The Ex-Mutants were from Genesis a line of their then "older" superhero/sci-fi/talking animals line.


Strangers was a strong book too. The later run, with the Pilgrim, was an interesting read.

It was a team book and was one of the first books to feature an openly gay superhero, named Spectrum. His superpower was that he could turn into a rainbow. True story.


Man, I finished Prime (haven't read the Marvel stuff yet...) and it went about four issues too long. That whole "Power of Prime" crossover was dumb. I'm now on Ultraforce and this opening arc with the Fire People is good ole comics. The death of Pixx was some great stuff.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:07:34 pm 
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I loved Ultraforce. I also liked Freex quite a bit.

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I'm only missing about 3 issues of the entire Ultraverse Line. Dave Dorman's Solitaire card art got me into a comic shop and collecting. Consequently I was excited to meet Rick Hoberg at the ICON last Saturday. I commissioned an Atom Bob sketch and we discussed the plans for the Strangers if it had been allowed to continue. Bob Hall was seated next to him and I picked up a Shadow Man print from him. For a smaller con it was a lot of fun and both creators were great. I owe both of them for a lot of enjoyment in this hobby.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:59:25 pm 
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I've been buying Ultraverse books out of the bargain bins for years and it's maddening how many weirdo one-shots they published here and there. It's an almost impossible line of books to track as a passive buyer, given the nature of the publisher to release some really awkward mini's and a slew of one shots with alternate covers here and there.

Someday when I start reading this line again, or at least the fringe stuff I'm probably really gonna regret buying and bagging and boarding these, because let's face it - the significant majority of them are not good....


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:18:26 pm 
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I've been buying Ultraverse books out of the bargain bins for years and it's maddening how many weirdo one-shots they published here and there. It's an almost impossible line of books to track as a passive buyer, given the nature of the publisher to release some really awkward mini's and a slew of one shots with alternate covers here and there.

Someday when I start reading this line again, or at least the fringe stuff I'm probably really gonna regret buying and bagging and boarding these, because let's face it - the significant majority of them are not good....


They're all fairly worthless, from what I understand. Nobody really wants them and they have sizable print runs unless it's a variant. But the stories I've read are all solid until the Marvel buyout happened. Man, it's like every comic company decided 1994 was the year to release the worst comics they could.

But if you do ever read them, Prime and Hardcase are great. The first Ultraforce arc is great, too.

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