Writer Brian Michael Bendis
Penciler Mark Bagley
Inker Andrew Hennessy
Colorist Jason Keith
Letterer VC’s Cory Petit
Last issue ended with the X-Men having to decide if they were going to the East Coast. That is not followed up in this issue at all. The X-Men only show up for this cover and that is it. Pretty disappointing.
Also disappointing? Miles Morales and Reed Richards go to the Proper Marvel Universe and they don’t meet anybody except for Val, Reed and Sue’s daughter.
Before that, there is a moment, still in the Ultimate Universe, where Sue uses a force field to choke Reed, which I’m pretty sure they made a big point to show that Reed has no internal organs or anything at all inside. Iron Man takes Spider-Man to the roof and gives him a repulsor ray, in case Reed goes crazy on the other side.
Once on the other side, we get a pretty awesome splash page of the two of them looking at a framed wall size picture of the Fantastic Four family. Great to see Bagley drawing the Fantastic Four. Franklin is wearing a shirt with a five and Val has a shirt with a six, very cute.
I like how our Reed’s only real defense mechanism is that, to get inside of his lab, you have to be able to stretch your arms, that Reed is a genius.
The two of them mention “purple planet eater guy” and the get a complete dossier on Galactus. You would think that they would have taken a few more minutes to figure out how to defeat him and grab the Ultimate Nullifier, which you would think would be the perfect item for this miniseries.
They are stopped by Valeria Richards, who has mistaken Reed for her daddy. Until he turns around, and then she is very angry. She unleashes an army of HERBIEs and they chase Spider-Man outside. He takes a fast turn and the robots see the Superior Spider-Man and chase him. Cool to see Bagley draw the current proper Spider-Man.
Miles gets back to the Ultimate Universe. Reed soon follows, he apologizes to Sue for screwing everything up.
Next issue’s cover promises a death but one would have thought this issue promised the X-Men, so who can trust anyone in the Ultimate editorial pool.