Ultimatum

Ultimatum

There really are very few words that can sum up the sheer crassness and awfulness of Ultimatum. While it’s true that almost all of the Ultimate titles other than Spider-Man were dropping off in quality, allowing the one writer whose title had shown the most precipitous drop to write a big universe-changing crossover was not the answer. Truly breathtaking in its banality and terrifyingly unconvincing in both its plotting and its characterisation, this reading order is included only for completeness’ sake.

It can be found here on the main timeline.

Prologues
Ultimates 3 #1 [1] Ultimates 3: Who Killed The Scarlet Witch?
Ultimates 3 #2 [1] Ultimates 3: Who Killed The Scarlet Witch?
Ultimates 3 #3 [1] Ultimates 3: Who Killed The Scarlet Witch?
Ultimates 3 #4 [1] Ultimates 3: Who Killed The Scarlet Witch?
Ultimates 3 #5 [1] Ultimates 3: Who Killed The Scarlet Witch?
Ultimate Spider-Man #129 Ultimatum: Requiem
The Ultimatum
Ultimatum #1 [2] Ultimatum
Ultimate X-Men #98 Ultimatum: Ultimate Fantastic Four / Ultimate X-Men
Ultimate X-Men #99 Ultimatum: Ultimate Fantastic Four / Ultimate X-Men
Ultimatum #2 Ultimatum
Ultimate Spider-Man #130 Ultimatum: Requiem
Ultimate Spider-Man #131 Ultimatum: Requiem
Ultimate Spider-Man #132 Ultimatum: Requiem
Ultimate Fantastic Four #58 Ultimatum: Ultimate Fantastic Four / Ultimate X-Men
Ultimate Fantastic Four #59 Ultimatum: Ultimate Fantastic Four / Ultimate X-Men
Ultimate Fantastic Four #60 Ultimatum: Ultimate Fantastic Four / Ultimate X-Men
Ultimatum #3 Ultimatum
Ultimate X-Men #100 Ultimatum: Ultimate Fantastic Four / Ultimate X-Men
Ultimate Spider-Man #133 Ultimatum: Requiem
Ultimatum #4 Ultimatum
Ultimatum #5 Ultimatum
Aftermath
Ultimate Spider-Man: Requeim #1 Ultimatum: Requiem
Ultimate Spider-Man: Requeim #2 Ultimatum: Requiem
Ultimate Fantastic Four: Requeim #1 Ultimatum: Requiem
Ultimate X-Men: Requeim #1 Ultimatum: Requiem

Notes:

  1. Noteworthy solely for being the only title bannered “March on Ultimatum” that actually had anything to do with the story.
  2. This is also one of the stupidest names for a crossover ever: at no point does any of the alleged masterminds behind these events issue anything that even resembles an ultimatum.

Divided We Fall, United We Stand

It’s a relatively brief storyline, and even all available in a single convenient volume. But it’s not reprinted chronologically, which makes it difficult to follow in places.

If you’re looking for the event in its full context, it fits into the Ultimate Universe timeline here

Divided We Fall
Ultimate Comics X-Men #13 Divided We Fall, United We Stand
Ultimate Comics X-Men #14 Divided We Fall, United We Stand
Ultimate Comics Ultimates #13 Divided We Fall, United We Stand
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #13 Divided We Fall, United We Stand
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, vol.3
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #14 Divided We Fall, United We Stand
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, vol.3
Ultimate Comics Ultimates #14 Divided We Fall, United We Stand
Ultimate Comics Ultimates #15 Divided We Fall, United We Stand
Ultimate Comics X-Men #15 Divided We Fall, United We Stand
United We Stand
Ultimate Comics X-Men #16 Divided We Fall, United We Stand
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #15 Divided We Fall, United We Stand
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, vol.3
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #16 Divided We Fall, United We Stand
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, vol.3
Ultimate Comics Ultimates #16 Divided We Fall, United We Stand
Ultimate Comics Ultimates #17 Divided We Fall, United We Stand
Ultimate Comics Ultimates #18 Divided We Fall, United We Stand
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #17 Divided We Fall, United We Stand
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, vol.3
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #18 Divided We Fall, United We Stand
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, vol.3
Ultimate Comics X-Men #17 Divided We Fall, United We Stand
Ultimate Comics X-Men #18 Divided We Fall, United We Stand