The Ultimates

    (Marvel, 2002-2004)
™ and © Marvel Characters, Inc.

Part of Marvel’s new line of reader-friendly, continuity free comics, The Ultimates is a revamped version of the classic Avengers comic. Focusing on a 21st Century update of Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Captain America, the Wasp and Giant-Man, the comic is fast, in-your-face and hardhitting. Re-created by writer Mark Millar and artist Bryan Hitch, the Ultimate team is well-funded, well-dressed and supplied with a glamorous headquarters, but they find themselves with little to do in the face of scared and absent super-villains. The Ultimates reads more like a soap opera filled with sexual tension and political intrigue than a mainstream super-hero team book. Great characterization and plots filled with twists and turns define this update. A worthy re-interpretation of the classic stories by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, The Ultimates advertises exactly what it delivers-the ultimate team of heroes!… even if they are somewhat tainted and flawed.

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#1

  3/1/2002
  $2.25
  $2.75
22 copies available from $1.25
1st Appearance Captain America (Ultimate); 1st appearance Bucky (Ultimate); 1st appearance Jarvis (Ultimate)Mark MillarBryan Hitch

#1 (2nd printing)

  5/1/2011
  $1.00
  $2.00
2 copies available from $1.50
Marvel’s Greatest Comics reprintMark MillarBryan Hitch

#1 Variation A

  3/1/2002
  $0.00
  $5.00
No copies available
Signed by Bryan Hitch and Mark Millar, with certificate of AuthenticityMark MillarBryan Hitch

#2

  4/1/2002
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  $3.00
16 copies available from $1.70
1st Appearance of Giant Man (Ultimate); 1st Appearance of Wasp (Ultimate); 1st Appearance of Betty Ross (Ultimate)Mark MillarBryan Hitch

#3

  5/1/2002
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15 copies available from $1.90
 Mark MillarBryan Hitch

#4

  6/1/2002
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12 copies available from $2.00
 Mark MillarBryan Hitch

#5

  7/1/2002
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  $3.25
13 copies available from $1.75
 Mark MillarBryan Hitch

#6

  8/1/2002
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  $1.75
20 copies available from $1.00
 Mark MillarBryan Hitch

#7

  9/1/2002
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  $1.50
20 copies available from $0.75
1st Appearance Hawkeye (Ultimate)Mark MillarBryan Hitch

#8

  11/1/2002
  $2.25
  $2.00
12 copies available from $1.50
 Mark MillarBryan Hitch

#9

  4/1/2003
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13 copies available from $1.49
 Mark MillarBryan Hitch

#10

  7/1/2003
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  $2.00
17 copies available from $0.99
 Mark MillarBryan Hitch

#11

  9/1/2003
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  $1.25
13 copies available from $0.99
 Mark MillarBryan Hitch

#12

  11/1/2003
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  $1.50
14 copies available from $0.99
 Mark MillarBryan Hitch

#13

  4/1/2004
  $3.50
  $2.75
19 copies available from $0.99
Final issue—returns as Ultimates Vol. 2Mark MillarBryan Hitch

Book #1

  8/1/2002
  $12.99
  $10.50
1 copy available for $10.50
Collects The Ultimates #1-6Mark MillarBryan Hitch

Book #1 (2nd printing)

 
  $12.99
  $12.50
No copies available
2nd printing; Collects The Ultimates #1-6Mark MillarBryan Hitch

Book #1 (3rd printing)

 
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No copies available
3rd printing; Collects The Ultimates #1-6Mark MillarBryan Hitch

Book #1 (4th printing)

 
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  $13.00
No copies available
4th printing; Collects The Ultimates #1-6Mark MillarBryan Hitch

Book #1 (5th printing)

  6/1/2004
  $12.99
  $10.50
3 copies available from $9.95
5th printing; Collects The Ultimates #1-6Mark MillarBryan Hitch

Book #1 Hardcover

  4/1/2010
  $29.99
  $79.00
2 copies available from $39.00
Reprints issues 1-13, plus character designs and“commentary”by Millar and HitchMark MillarBryan Hitch

Book #2

  1/1/2004
  $17.99
  $11.50
No copies available
Homeland Security Collects #7-13Mark MillarBryan Hitch, Paul Neary

Deluxe Set #1

 
  $34.99
  $34.99
No copies available
Collects Ultimates #1-13; ca. 2010Mark MillarBryan Hitch