Head Writer / Coordinator Stuart Vandal
Writers Sean McQuaid, Ronald Byrd and Chris Biggs
Cover Artists Mark Bagley & Morry Hollowell
Cover Dated December 2005
Ultimate Giant-Man makes the cover but not Shadowcat? Ridiculous!
Giant-Man gets a lot of love in this handbook. He is featured in the Profile image for :
Shadowcat is shown in :
Not too shabby!
Since this is only the second Ultimate handbook, all of the big names are also spotlighted that are in the Ultimates and Ultimate X-Men teams.
I had to add Ultimate X-Men 18 to my wishlist as apparently Illyana Rasputin is named in that issue, I learn that as she is listed in Colossus’ relatives. I thought he just had unnamed siblings.
Kitty is referenced in Iceman’s profile as well as Longshot’s. Rogue’s profile has a reference to Shadowcat, as well.
There is a handy issue checklist in the back.
Giant Man –
First Appearance : Ultimates 2
Significant Issues : Became Giant Man, Ultimates 2; injured by Hulk, abused Wasp, Ultimates 5 & 6; beaten by Cap, Ultimates 9; Ant-Man guise, fired from Ultimates 2 1 – 3, joined Defenders, allied with traitor, Ultimates 2 6
First Appearance : Ultimate X-Men 21
Significant Issues : Destroyed evolved computer, Ultimate X-Men 24; first met Spider-Man, Ultimate Spider-Man 42 – 44, began dating Peter Parker, Ultimate Spider-Man Annual 1
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This brings us to the end of Ant-Man Month, it was more of an Event than a Month but what that’s how these things happen.
Please come back soon for . . . FANTASTIC FOUR MONTH!