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Ultimate Galactus Trilogy TPB [Paperback]

Brandon Peterson , Trevor Hairsine , Steve McNiven , Steve Epting , Tom Raney , John Romita Jr. , Warren Ellis , Mark Millar
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3 Jun 2009 Ultimate
Known and feared throughout the universe, it is a cosmic abomination that eradicates organic life and consumes planets - and the Earth is directly in its path! The world's greatest heroes - the Ultimates, the X-Men, and the Fantastic Four - have joined forces against the menace, aided by mysterious mechanoid Vision, high-tech soldier Sam Wilson, extraterrestrial champion Mahr Vehl, and Nick Fury's elite intelligence agency S.H.I.E.L.D. But can anything stop the unimaginable power of Gah Lak Tus? Find out in this dark sci-fi thriller by Warren Ellis, featuring the Ultimate debuts of the Falcon, Captain Marvel, the Silver Surfer, and more! Collects Ultimate Nightmare #1-5, Ultimate Secret #1-4; Ultimate Vision #0, and Ultimate Extinction #1-5.

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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Marvel Comics (3 Jun 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 078513722X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785137221
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 16.8 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 587,366 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars The best, ever, Ultimate Marvel Story Arc. 14 Aug 2006
In many ways Ultimate Marvel is superior to the original Marvel comics, and these 14 comics are one of the reasons why: The art is some of the best I've seen in Marvel Comics (Pencils Trevor Hairsine and Inks Simon Coleby), and also the plot and the dialogue written by Warren Ellis is as usual spot on. This is an all round brilliant story.

The characters we see in these books are Nick Fury, Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Phoenix, Wolverine, Colossus, Professor X, Mr. Fantastic and Invisible Woman. Also, in these story arcs, we are introduced to the Ultimate versions of Falcon, Marh-Vel (Captain Marvel), Vision, Silver Surfer, Misty Knight, and of course Ultimate Gah Lak Tus.

The plot: The worlds communication systems break down, and are replaced with images of Death and Aliens, making thousands around the globe to commit suicide. The broadcasts also reach psychics, and so Professor X and Phoenix are informed. Professor X tracks the Broadcasts down to Russia, and sends Colossus, Wolverine and Phoenix to find the source. But, Nick Fury also tracks down where the communications are coming from. Nick Fury, Falcon, Black Widow and Captain America go to find the source as well. Numerous enemies who were the results of the Russian Super Soldier Program attack both the X-Men and the Ultimates. The X-Men and The Ultimates eventually clash. The Ultimates defeat the X-Men yet the X-Men escape. They find out the source of the broadcasts is a robot called Vision, who is warning them of the coming of Gah Lak Tus.

Captain Marh-Vell was sent from his alien race the Kree to witness the destruction of the Earth by Gah Lak Tus. But he chooses to fight back, resulting in what could be the end of the World.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Out of this world 3 May 2012
By Sam Quixote TOP 50 REVIEWER
When a strange signal begins emitting from the Tunguska wilderness in Russia, broadcasting a message of despair and death, the X-Men set off to find the source of the signal and, separately, so does Nick Fury, Captain America, and Black Widow. But what they find speaks of an unprecedented danger to Earth - an unstoppable force in the universe known only as the world eater, Gah Lak Tus.

Warren Ellis writes what is probably the best Ultimates storyline printed yet. What little I knew of Galactus before reading this - some kind of cosmic giant that eats planets and has a messenger in the form of Silver Surfer - doesn't bring to mind that compelling a story. Will Ellis tell the story from the perspective of Galactus? And how can you defeat something on this scale?

Well, first off Ellis makes the genius choice of keeping Galactus out of the story until the final chapters, making him the primary reason for all of the events of the book while not appearing. It's brilliant.

So over the course of the three books the threat of Galactus is built up superbly. In the first, "Ultimate Nightmare", the X-Men and some of the Ultimates descend under the barren Russian land of Tunguska to discover a series of failed Russian super-soldiers who've become monsters over the years. This was probably the best book of the three as it reads like a claustrophobic horror or an early Ridley Scott film in the vein of "Alien". Artist Trevor Hairsine does a stellar job with the artwork too.

"Ultimate Secret" takes the story further with a kind of "Independence Day" type storyline of an alien race trying to cripple humanity's technological progress and make Earth into a kind of sacrifice for Galactus.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 100% 25 Jan 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I love this book! Trevor Hairsine's art is great! Just as Brandon Peterson or Steven McNiven!!! Ultimate Galactus, Ultimate Silver Surfer... Ultimate Shockwave!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Its the end of the world as we know it 10 May 2012
By J Witts
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This collection of the Ultimate universe's brush with Galactus is a great read. I'd say this is an essential purchase for anyone who likes The Ultimates (vol 1+2 that is, not the depressingly bad vol 3).

Nick Fury and his band of super powered agents take on the planet destroyer with the help of the Ultimate U's version of Captain Marvel.

This is right up there with the best Ultimate stuff and fits perfectly into the continuity. Recommended.
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