ULTIMATES #2 Features The Unexpected Debut Of [SPOILER] As The Team Attacks Midas' White House

ULTIMATES #2 Features The Unexpected Debut Of [SPOILER] As The Team Attacks Midas' White House

Ultimates #2 went on sale today and, as the team invaded the White House for a battle with Midas, the truth about America's past was revealed as an unexpected superhero made their Ultimate debut...

By JoshWilding - Jul 10, 2024 06:07 AM EST
Filed Under: Marvel Comics

In the new Ultimate Universe, the diabolical genius known as The Maker (the original Ultimate Universe's Mister Fantastic) used time travel to create his ideal Earth by systematically preventing anyone from ever becoming a superhero.

He also established a secret council of supervillains, The Maker's Council, that rules the world from the shadows.

However, The Maker is now gone, locked away for the next seventeen months by inventor Howard Stark. Howard's teenage son, Tony, has taken on the codename Iron Lad and teamed up with Captain America, Thor, Sif and Doom (this world's Reed Richards...we think) to set things right.

The team quickly learned they can't just expect people to take up their fight against the darkness that rules the world. Heroes need to be inspired - and the Ultimate will need all the help they can get, starting with Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne who have now suited up as Giant-Man and The Wasp.

In today's Ultimates #2, Steve Rogers learns what became of the United States under The Maker's watch. While we're only shown snippets, noteworthy events include The Maker landing on the moon, JFK being assassinated as Iron Man failed to save him, and The Maker somehow turning Galactus away from Earth. 

Roxxon is shown polluting the planet, The Punisher goes on a rampage in what looks like 1970s New York, with a right-wing group rallying around his symbol years later. 

In the present day, the Ultimates attack the White House and Midas, its new owner in what's become the North American Union and Regional Subsidiaries under his watch.

A battle ensues which sheds more light on just how twisted America is on Earth-6160, culminating with the reveal that Midas has been keeping America Chavez locked up beneath the Oval Office. Captain America breaks the villain's neck and frees America; needless to say, her abilities should be crucial in the war to come and the quest to restore this universe to what it should be. 

Check out some excerpts from Ultimates #2 below.

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SHOCKING SECRETS OF THE ULTIMATE UNIVERSE REVEALED! Captain America reckons with the Maker's dismantling of nations...by visiting the White House! Leading to a massive brawl between MIDAS and this young band of freedom fighters...but Midas has been holding a superhuman hostage as a power source! PLUS: The dark history of what used to be the United States on Earth-6160.

ULTIMATES #2
Written by DENIZ CAMP
Artwork by JUAN FRIGERI
Cover by DIKE RUAN

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Origame
Origame - 7/10/2024, 6:45 AM
Marvel: "one of these days we'll get people to care about America chavez"
RegularPoochie
RegularPoochie - 7/10/2024, 7:24 AM
The hell is this, well at least I don't need to open any comics in a while. Is there actually any good runs going on atm?
Fogs
Fogs - 7/10/2024, 7:26 AM
This art is mid af. And the premise too, it seems.
dagenspear
dagenspear - 7/10/2024, 7:33 AM
"The Punisher goes on a rampage in what looks like 1970s New York, with a right-wing group rallying around his symbol years later."

Is that at some other point in the comic? I don't think I saw it in the panel provided.
RockerTodd
RockerTodd - 7/10/2024, 7:47 AM
@dagenspear - Those damn "right wingers" and their love for Law and Order. Disgusting. Criminals are the real victims! /s
dagenspear
dagenspear - 7/10/2024, 7:54 AM
@RockerTodd - Seriously, is that a different panel than the one included?
McMurdo
McMurdo - 7/10/2024, 8:09 AM
@dagenspear - Josh is off his meds. Clearly Antifa.
dagenspear
dagenspear - 7/10/2024, 8:34 AM
@McMurdo - Is it in a different panel than the one presented?
comicfan100
comicfan100 - 7/10/2024, 10:22 AM
@RockerTodd - Yall were singing a different tune on January 6th 2021
asherman93
asherman93 - 7/10/2024, 2:01 PM
@RockerTodd - I’m pretty sure Frank himself would disagree with them taking up his symbol.
Jackraow21
Jackraow21 - 7/10/2024, 8:31 AM
This new Ultimate Universe just isn't doing anything for me.
0bstreperous
0bstreperous - 7/10/2024, 8:36 AM
@Jackraow21 - The original Ultimate universe simplified 75 years of continuity

Hickman just complicates everything
dragon316
dragon316 - 7/10/2024, 9:59 AM
Punisher look like Rambo with punisher short on
CreateNowSlpL8r
CreateNowSlpL8r - 7/10/2024, 10:05 AM
The only good book is the Spider-man one. The Ultimates is terrible so far as are the rest of them.
OptimusPrime114
OptimusPrime114 - 7/10/2024, 10:52 AM
Just when I thought the new Ultimate Universe was free from the BS corrupting Earth-616, then comes this.

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