Ultimate End #5
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Ultimate End #5

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Mark Bagley Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 16, 2015 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 11
2.7Critic Rating
3.2User Rating

•  2000 - 2015
Rated T+

  • 5.4
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Composto Dec 17, 2015

    'Ultimate End' has been hard to get through. It has felt cluttered and shallow, and the continuity is infuriatingly off from the main story it's tied in to. It's saved by two things: Mark Bagley's Spider-Men art, and the hope for a bright future in Miles Morales. It's not the ending that the Ultimate Universe may have deserved, but it will do. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    IGN - Levi Hunt Dec 17, 2015

    As an issue, it's bad. As a farewell to the Ultimate Universe, it's significantly worse. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher Dec 21, 2015

    The ultimate tragedy of Ultimate End #5 is that it set goals that it had no chance of achieving. Like Homer Simpson attempting brain surgery, it was destined to get messy. It tried to encompass everything that once made Ultimate Marvel so appealing. It could only ever remind readers that this appeal ended years ago. Marvel just finally got around to making it official. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Nerdophiles - Jackson Adams Dec 22, 2015

    All in all, it's a heartbreakingly disappointing comic, especially for those who loved the Ultimate Universe and it casts a pall over Miles' upcoming series. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Rainbow Hub - Eve Dec 24, 2015

    Ultimate End ultimately wasted our time from beginning to end, and completely failed in its original purpose as a send-off to the Ultimate universe. I'm disappointed to see something so terrible come from creators who normally produce solid, enjoyable work, but this entire thing is a complete mess that only serves to raise a middle finger to the Ultimates universe before setting its crumbling remainson fire. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Dec 16, 2015

    Most of the time, I'd just let a book like this go. People are going to like Bendis's work - heck, I've even liked Bendis's work from time to time. But what gets me is that a franchise that was as revolutionary and as important to Marvel as the Ultimate Universe has had such a long and disappointing decline - not to mention such an ignominous finale - just makes me more frustrated than I can say. This book is flimsy even by tie-in standards. The only silver lining to Ultimate End is that there are no more nails that can be driven into this coffin. Long live the Ultimate Universe - and may your 616 counterparts escape the same fate that befell you. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    Superior Spider-Talk - Brian Jacob Dec 17, 2015

    A depressing ending acknowledges that the Ultimate Universe died for readers long before Secret Wars. Phenomenal art, yet repeated spread pages feel like filler. More pointless chaos, and a reset that ends on an optimistic note while also undoing precious little character development for Miles. Read Full Review

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