Head Writer / Coordinators Stuart Vandal & Sean McQuaid
Writers Ronald Byrd, Bill Lentz, Mark O’English & Barry Reese
Cover Dated August 2005
Cover Artists Mark Bagley & Morry Hollowell
I own this for the Ultimate Shadowcat references in a few profiles.
No reference of Shadowcat in the Fantastic Four profile but we are celebrating them this month, so we are including them here.
Ultimate Fantastic Four
Ultimate Shocker, defeated by both Shadowcat and Spider-Man, on their first date.
Art by Mark Bagley
Ultimate Spider-Man, his profile ends with the statement that he is dating Shadowcat.
The individual Fantastic Four members get their own profiles as well. I like how on the bonus page with Significant issues, all of them state “See Fantastic Four” except Human Torch gets Ultimate Spider-Man 68 & 69, when he met Peter.
Origin : Ultimate Fantastic Four 1 – 6
Significant Issues : Battled Van Damme (Ultimate Fantastic Four 7 – 12); explored N-Zone (Ultimate Fantastic Four 13 – 18); battled Rhona (Ultimate Fantastic Four 19 & 20); met zombie counterparts (Ultimate Fantastic Four 21, 22 & 23) Essentially the first 23 issues. Which gives us the time frame of when this handbook came out.
Shocker, who I really like
Origin : Ultimate Marvel Team-Up 6
Significant Issues : First encountered Spider-Man (Ultimate Spider-Man 8); second encounter (Ultimate Spider-Man 35); third encounter (Ultimate Spider-Man 67); faced Spider-Man and Kitty Pryde (Ultimate Spider-Man Annual 1)
Origin : Ultimate Spider-Man 1 – 6
Significant Issues : First faced Kingpin (Ultimate Spider-Man 8 – 12); Green Goblin returned (Ultimate Spider-Man 22 – 27); forced to join Osborn’s “Six” (Ultimate Sinister Six 1 – 6); Kingpin returned (Ultimate Spider-Man 47, 48 & 49)