ComicsVerse Podcast Episode 89: Examining The Ultimate Galactus Trilogy

At first glance, Ultimate Marvel’s “Ultimate Galactus Trilogy” is an exciting read, a page-turner, and, if a one hundred thousand mile long swarm intelligence scares the bejesus out of you as it does me, the cause of a few nightmares.

I can count on one hand the number of times I experienced the inability to put a comics series down before I finished the whole thing, and I am happy to count  “The Ultimate Galactus Trilogy” among those times along with Y, THE LAST MAN, THE WALKING DEAD, and ULTIMATE X-MEN.

LISTEN: You’re probably an X-Men fan if you’re reading this! Our previous episode features Monet St. Croix and Dust!

“The Ultimate Galactus Trilogy” is a set of three limited series runs ULTIMATE NIGHTMARE, ULTIMATE SECRET, and ULTIMATE EXTINCTION. Each limited series is written by Warren Ellis with various artists. At its best, “The Ultimate Galactus Trilogy” flawlessly flows from issue to issue, making it near impossible to stop until the entire trilogy is finished. Sometimes, a slew of different artists working on a singular story can cause disjointedness but, instead, the art in each limited series worked in perfect tandem with the writing, enhancing it through epic cinematic visuals while capturing the most personal of moments between characters.

While being an amazing read, “The Ultimate Galactus Trilogy” is not without its flaws. While it seemed to perfectly encapsulate and even enhance the humanity of characters like Captain America, Nick Fury, Tony Stark, Reed Richards, and Thor by exploring their flaws and intellectual and emotional limitations, for those of us who tend to root more for the female characters, we were left wanting in the cases of Jean Grey, Susan Storm, and Black Widow. That being said, the depiction of Carol Danvers throughout the story is hilarious when it needs to be without losing the seriousness of the character who climbed the ranks through the American Military Industrial Complex.

HEAR: This podcast celebrates the women of X-Men: Jean Grey, Storm, Emma Frost, Rogue, and Mystique!

In the 89th episode of the ComicsVerse Podcast, ComicsVerse Marvel Section Editors Kat Vendetti and Alex Bisignaro join CEO and host Justin Alba, Columbia University Ph.D. student Nolan Bensen, and ComicsVerse X-Men writer Marius Thienenkamp for a discussion of “The Ultimate Galactus Trilogy” that examines themes of extraterrestrial life science, religion and Galactus as the un-creator, gender and sexism, and the role of government in Ultimate Marvel’s comics.

The discussion may be heavy, but a fair share of lighter funny moments did arise. After all, this is the ComicsVerse Podcast. Would you expect anything less than to laugh your butts off while learning a lot?

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Longbox Review Episode 103: Marvel, Now

I talk about the Marvel comics that are on my pull list, including:

  • All-New, All-Different Avengers
  • Dr. Strange
  • Spider-Man
  • The Mighty Thor
  • The Ultimates
  • The Vision
  • Black Panther
  • Black Widow
  • Daredevil

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EMP Episode 102: Ghost Rider > Ghost Dancer

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Individually they were just like those guys who like to hang around the comic book shop and talk comics but together they form the Earth’s Mightiest Podcast!

In this episode we review Marvel Comics Avengers Books books of November 2015.

0:00:00 What did you do for Christmas?
0:18:18 Star Wars Force Awakens
0:46:51 End Star Wars Talk
0:47:27 Email
1:00:55 Midtro
1:03:55 All New All Different Avengers #1
1:14:44 New Avengers #3
1:21:16 Uncanny Avengers Annual #1
1:28:11 Vision #1
1:38:11 Mighty Thor #1
1:49:51 Ultimates #1
2:00:15 Uncanny Avengers #2
New # 1 Books
Star-Lord, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, Ms. Marvel, Howard the Duck, All New Hawkeye, Nova, Illuminati, Drax, Hercules, Venom Space Knight, Black Knight

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He’s Got Issues #164.1: Marvel Comics, 3/11/14


  • All-New X-Men #37
  • Amazing Spider-Man #16
  • Amazing Spider-Man Special #1
  • Ant-Man #3
  • Captain Marvel #13
  • Deadpool #43
  • Fantastic Four #644
  • Guardians Team-Up #2
  • Howard The Duck #1
  • Miles Morales The Ultimate Spider-Man #11
  • Ms. Marvel #13
  • New Avengers #31
  • Nova Annual #1
  • Silver Surfer #10
  • Spider-Gwen #2
  • Spider-Man 2099 #10
  • Spider-Man And The X-Men #4
  • Star Wars #3
  • Superior Iron Man #6
  • Thor #6
  • Wolverines #10



  • All-New Ultimates Volume 2 No Gods No Masters TP
  • Avengers Quicksilver TP
  • Deadpool Volume 7 Axis TP
  • George Romero’s Empire Of The Dead Act Two TP (You Tube Channel) (Podcast) (Facebook)



He’s Got Issues #158.1: Marvel Comics, 1/28/15


  • All-New Invaders #14
  • Amazing X-Men #16
  • Deadpool #41
  • Inhuman #11
  • Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man Web Warriors #3
  • New Avengers #29
  • Nova #26
  • Secret Avengers #12
  • Spider-Man 2099 #8
  • Spider-Man And The X-Men #2
  • Thor #4
  • Uncanny Avengers #1
  • Uncanny X-Men #30
  • Wolverines #4


  • Cataclysm The Ultimates’ Last Stand TP
  • Deadpool The Ones With Deadpool TP
  • Guardians Of The Galaxy All-New X-Men The Trial Of Jean Grey TP
  • New Warriors Volume 2 Always And Forever TP
  • Nick Fury Agent Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Classic Volume 2 TP
  • Spider-Man Big Time The Complete Collection Volume 3 TP
  • Superior Foes Of Spider-Man Volume 3 Game Over TP
  • Wolverine And The X-Men Volume 2 Death Of Wolverine TP (You Tube Channel) (Podcast) (Facebook)



He’s Got Issues #156: New Comics, 1/14/15

First Five:
1) Walking Dead #136
2) Star Wars #1
3) Spider-Verse #2 (Of 2)
4) Batman Eternal #41
5) New Suicide Squad #6

Top Ten:
6) Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man #9
7) Avengers #40
8) Daredevil #12
9) Cyclops #9
10) Avengers #34.2

Best of the Rest:

  • Astro City #19
  • Batgirl #38
  • Fables The Wolf Among Us #1
  • FBP Federal Bureau Of Physics #17
  • Grayson #6


  • All-New Ultimates #12
  • Amazing X-Men #15
  • Deathlok #4
  • Guardians 3000 #4
  • Nightcrawler #10
  • S.H.I.E.L.D. #2
  • Silver Surfer #8
  • Thanos Vs Hulk #2 (Of 4)
  • Wolverines #2


  • Twilight Zone #11


  • Jupiter’s Legacy #5
  • Lazarus #14
  • Savage Dragon #201


  • Death-Defying Doctor Mirage #5 (Of 5)
  • Rai #6


  • Star Wars The Original Marvel Years Omnibus Volume 1 HC
  • Uncanny X-Men Volume 3 The Good The Bad The Inhuman TP (You Tube Channel)
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He’s Got Issues #156.1: Marvel Comics, 1/14/15


  • All-New Captain America #3
  • All-New Ghost Rider #10
  • All-New Ultimates #12
  • Amazing X-Men #15
  • Avengers #34.2
  • Avengers #40
  • Captain Marvel #11
  • Cyclops #9
  • Daredevil #12
  • Deadpool #40
  • Deathlok #4
  • George Romero’s Empire Of The Dead Act Two #5 (Of 5)
  • Guardians 3000 #4
  • Marvel Universe Avengers Assemble Season Two #3
  • Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man #9
  • Nightcrawler #10
  • S.H.I.E.L.D. #2
  • Silver Surfer #8
  • Spider-Verse #2 (Of 2)
  • Star Wars #1
  • Thanos Vs Hulk #2 (Of 4)
  • Wolverines #2
  • X-Force #14


  • Avengers Time Runs Out Volume 1 HC (Premiere Edition)
  • Deathlok The Souls Of Cyber-Folk TP
  • Iron Man Volume 4 Iron Metropolitan TP
  • Marvel Masterworks The Incredible Hulk Volume 1 HC (New Printing)
  • Powers Volume 3 Little Deaths TP (New Printing), $15.99
  • Powers Volume 4 Supergroup TP (New Printing)
  • Powers Volume 5 Anarchy TP (New Printing)
  • Secret Service Kingsman TP (Movie Edition)
  • Star Wars The Original Marvel Years Omnibus Volume 1 HC
  • Uncanny X-Men Volume 3 The Good The Bad The Inhuman TP (You Tube Channel)
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Arc Reactions – 26 – Cataclysm

Dylan and John sit back, eat some popcorn, and watch the end of the Ultimates universe…. or do they? Join us as we look at this story and discuss the events as well as possible fallout from the event.


Talking Points

Bad Things

Did X-Men story add anything to the narative? (31:23)

Inconsistencies (39:06)


Good Things

Miles unmasking in front of his dad (45:29)

Rogue becoming a super-mutant (48:39)

Final solution (53:12)


Other things

AIM trying to become Galactus’ herald to survive (1:01:46)

Ultimates Universe (1:04:44)


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Real Books Don’t Have Batman 4/9/14

The week in which we didn’t screw up and forget an issue.

Ultimates # 1 ( :45
Iron Man # 24 (3:34)
Nightcrawler # 1 (6:00)
All-New Ghost Rider # 2 (8:58)
Ultimate Comics: All-New Spider-Man/Ultimate Spider-Man # 200 (11:45)
Daredevil # 1.50 (16:50)
Deadpool # 27 (23:20)
Batgirl # 30 (29:10)
Batman: Eternal # 1 (34:35)

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Comic News Insider Episode 519 – CNI Expo!


Comic News Insider: Episode 519 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: All-New X-Factor #1, Avengers World #1, Lil’ Vampi #1, Revolutionary War Alpha #1, Helix, Lost Girl, Being Human, Bitten, Archer, Chozen

Jimmy gives a quickie solo episode as there is a lot of reviews and TONS of great news to cover. News includes: Image Expo announcements (new titles from such names as Kelly Sue DeConnick, Scott Snyder, Matt Fraction, James Robinson, Jock, Brandon Graham, etc), Marvel news includes the relaunch of the Ultimate line, Peter Parker back from the “dead”, Bill Paxton joins the S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show, Michael Douglas cast as Hank Pym in Ant-Man movie, DC news includes the return of Wally West, NBC has ordered a pilot for Constantine from David Goyer, upcoming Gotham series will be a Batman origin story after all, Star Wars: The Clone Wars will get an ending in comics from Dark Horse, Disney’s Frozen is coming to Broadway and San Diego Comic Con changes their badge purchasing policy. As always, Listener Feedback, Top 3 and more. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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ARP – 11 – Age of Ultron

Our first episode of 2014 is the Marvel crossover event titled the Age of Ultron. This was published in 2013 and involved the Avengers, time travel, and the sentient robot Ultron. Who will survive this indomitable foe? Tune in and find out. This is the dawning of the Age of Ultron.


Talking points



art style (20:16)

Events in the past (25:35)

The Final plan (35:46)

Fallout (39:35)

Death (45:49)

                – Lots of characters are killed

                                – Ultron attacks

                                – Alternate future

                                – Do we care that these characters die?

                                – B/C they die so quickly and easily, do we know that this reality will be fixed so that the character remains alive?




New futureDefenders team (54:28)




Ant Man (1:01:36)

Wolverine (1:11:41)


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Comic Book Road Show Joshua Hale Fialkov

Joshua joins us to talk about his creator owned project The Bunker. Joshua shares the reasons why he decided to do the project digitally only first and how it got to Oni press. Also what he has cooking up in the Marvel Ultimate universe with the current event Cataclysm which will define what the fate of the Ultimate universe line will be. Plus for the Dark Horse superhero line Skyman. twitter @JoshFialkov You can also hear the show on Stitcher This podcast is sponsored by Friendly Neighborhood Comics Discount Comic Book Services Instock Trades Join us on the forums at Leave us email by putting the show you are commenting on in the heading You can also join us on the Facebook group TaylorNetwork of podcasts Also we ask that if you have some time leave us a rating and or ITunes review because that helps us greatly to promote the show.





ComicsVerse Podcast Episode 11: Comics We’re Thankful For (Part 4 of 4) – The Ultimates and Captain America

Ever look back at AVENGERS, the movie and wonder how it all started? Sure, some aspects of the film originated in the birth of the AVENGERS comic, but it was Ultimate Marvel’s (now Ultimate Comics) ULTIMATES that was the real basis of the AVENGERS film.

In part four of our four part series of “Comics We’re Thankful For,” ComicsVerse delves into ULTIMATES and the psyches of Captain America and the Hulk among other characters like Black Widow and Hawkeye. Should Captain America have visited his 1940’s love, Gail? Do you understand why she refused to see him? How was the Hulk portrayed similarly in the film and the comic? All this is discussed and more in our latest podcast. That’s what we think about it, what do you think?

Comic Book Road Show Sam Humphries

In this episode we have returning guest Sam Humphries to talk about his current run Marvels the ULTIMATES and the upcoming Marvel Now comic UNCANNY XFORCE we also talk about the return of his creator owned comic SACRIFICE. We are now on Stitcher Radio This podcast is sponsored by Friendly Neighborhood Comics Discount Comic Book Services Instock Trades Join us on the forums at You can also join us on the Facebook group TaylorNetwork of podcasts

Two True Freaks! Episode 262 – Commentary Monthly Monday – Ultimate Avengers


Join the Freaks and COMIC COHORT Michael Bailey as they munch popcorn and Combos and talk all the way through ULTIMATE AVENGERS with their mouth’s full! Six years before Joss Whedon’s little sleeper film there was a cartoony smash ’em up with many of the same elements and the Freaks figured, “What the hell, let’s jump on the bandwagon!” Seeing how Chris had to read 13 GODDAM COMICS in the Ultimates series, we might as well make him watch the movie, too! And guess what? – INTERDIMENSIONAL NAZIS!



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