It all starts with a checklist

So a few years ago, some of us on the valiantfans.com forums decided to go for a complete run of Ultraverse comics. For me it was not so much from a sense of nostalgia or because I was attracted to the stories (although some of the comics were quite good), but because there are so many variant covers and special editions. If you collect comics from the 1990s then this might make sense to you. Some of these were awfully expensive during the day, but now you can find them pretty cheap all over the place.

Once we started collecting them we realized that we had no idea how many variants there were. This list began as an effort to keep track, and it’s as close to comprehensive as we can make it (please drop me a note if you know of anything that deserves to be on here). Knight over at valiantfans.com has been the main caretaker. New comics are discovered sporadically.

If I had to guess, I would say this list is about 98 percent complete. Some new stuff will be found … it’s an ongoing project.

Angels of Destruction: 1
Avengers/Ultraforce: 1
Battlezones: 1
Black September: Infinity, Infinity (Alternate cover), Preview
Break-Thru: 1, 1 (Ultra 5000), 2
Codename Firearm: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Collector’s Guide to the Ultraverse: 1
Conan (comic book): 4, 5 (small flashback)
Conan the Savage (magazine):
4
Conan vs. Rune: 1
Countdown to Ultraverse: 3 different versions
Curse of Rune: 1, 1 (Alternate cover), 2, 3, 4
Dream Team: 1
Eliminator: 0, 1, 1 (Black Cover Edition), 2, 3
Elven: 0, 1, 1 (Limited Foil Edition), 2, 3, 4
Exiles: 1, 1 (Ultra 5000), 1 (Silver hologram), 1 (Gold hologram), 2, 3, 4
(All-New) Exiles: Infinity, Infinity (Alternate cover), Infinity (2nd Alternate cover),  1, 1 (Alternate painted cover), 1 (2nd Alternate cover), 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Exiles vs. X-Men: 0, 0 (Alternate cover, signed)
Firearm: 0 (packaged with VHS movie), 1 (1.95), 1 ($2.50/in Polybag), 1 (Ultra 5,000), 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
Flood Relief: 1
Foxfire: 1, 1 (Alternate cover), 1 (Ultra Gold Limited Edition), 2, 3, 4
Freex: 1, 1 (Ultra 5000), 1 (Silver hologram), 1 (Gold hologram), 1 (in Polybag), 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 1 (Giant-Size)
Freex/Mantra: nn Ashcan (Diamond Retailers Seminar)
Godwheel: nn Ashcan, 0, 1, 2, 3, 3 (Alternate cover), Wheel of Thunder TPB
Hardcase: Detroit Motor City Con ashcan, Hero Mag ashcan, Hero Mag San Diego Comic Con version, nn Ashcan (Heroes World Sales Conference), 1, 1 (Ultra 5000), 1 (Silver hologram), 1 (Gold hologram), 2, 2 (in Polybag), 3, 4 ($1.95), 4 ($2.50/in Polybag), 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26
Hostile Takeover: nn Ashcan
Jumpstart Effect: nn Ashcan
Lord Pumpkin: 0, 0 (Alternate cover). Note: Lord Pumpkin 4 LSE is actually an alternate cover to NecroMantra 4.
Malibu Signature Series: 1, 2
Malibu Sun: 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37
Mantra (Volume 1): 1, 1 (Ultra 5000), 1 (Ultra Limited Archieve Edition w/ raised seal/COA), 1 (Silver hologram), 1 (Gold hologram), 1 (in Polybag), 2 ($1.95), 2 ($2.50/in Polybag), 3, 4, 5, 5 (Alternate cover), 6, 7, 8, 8 (Alternate cover) 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 13 (Alternate cover), 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 1 (Giant-Size)
Mantra (Volume 2): Infinity, Infinity (Alternate cover), 1, 1 (Alternate painted cover), 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Mantra Spear of Destiny: 1, 2
Mutants vs. Ultras: 1
NecroMantra: 1, 2, 3, 4, 4 (Lord Pumpkin Limited Special Edition)
New World Order: nn Preview (characters on bottom), nn Preview (characters on right side)
Nightman (Volume 1): 1, 1 (Ultra 5000), 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 1 (Annual)
Nightman (Volume 2): Infinity, Infinity (Alternate cover), 1, 1 (Alternate painted cover), 2, 3, 4
Nightman/Gambit: 1, 1 (Alternate cover), 2, 3
Nightman vs. Wolverine: 0, 0 (Alternate cover, signed)
Phoenix Resurrection: 0, 0 (Gold edition), 0 (Red Shift cover), Genesis, Genesis (Gold edition), Revelations, Revelations (Gold edition), Aftershock, Aftershock (Gold edition)
Power of Prime: 1, 2, 3, 4
Prime (Volume 1): nn Ashcan, nn Ashcan (Comics Cavalcade), nn Ashcan (Sega CD), nn Ashcan (Capital City Sales Conference), ½, 1, 1 (Ultra 5000), 1 (Silver hologram), 1 (Gold hologram), 1 Printer’s Proof (Ultraverse cert) 2, 2 (in Polybag), 3, 4, 4 (Alternate cover), 4 (in Polybag), 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 13 (Alternate cover), 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 1 (Annual), Prime Time TPB, Prime Time Hardcover 
Prime (Volume 2): Infinity, Infinity (Alternate cover), 1, 1 (Alternate painted cover), 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
Prime/Captain America: 1
Prime vs. Hulk: 0, 0 (Alternate cover, signed)
Prototype: 0, 1, 1 (Ultra 5000), 1 (Silver hologram), 1 (Gold hologram), 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 1 (Giant-size)
Rafferty: nn Ashcan
Ripfire: 0
Rune (Volume 1): 0, 0 Spin, 1, 1 (Ultra 5000), 2, 3, 3 (Ultra 5000), 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 1 (Giant-size), nn Ashcan, nn Ashcan (Limited edition)
Rune (Volume 2): Infinity, Infinity (Alternate cover), 1, 1 (Alternate painted cover), 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Rune Hearts of Darkness: 1, 2, 3
Rune/Silver Surfer: 1, 1 (Alternate cover), 1 (Limited edition)
Rune vs. Venom: 1
Siren: Infinity, Infinity (Alternate cover), 1, 1 (Alternate painted cover), 2, 3, 1 Special
Sludge: 1, 1 (Ultra 5000), 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
1 (Giant-Size, X-mas)
Solitaire: 1 ($1.95), 1 (Ultra 5000), 1 ($2.50/in Polybag), 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Solution: 0, 1 ($1.95), 1 (Ultra 5000), 1 ($2.50/in Polybag), 2, 3, 4, 5, 5 (Alternate cover), 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
Strangers: nn Ashcan (Diamond Retailers Seminar), 1, 1 (Ultra 5000), 1 (Silver hologram), 1 (Gold hologram), 2, 2 (in Polybag), 3, 4 ($1.95), 4 ($2.50/in Polybag), 5, 5 (UPC, no blurb), 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, Jumpstart Effect TPB, 1 (Annual),
Ultraforce (Volume 1): 0, 1($2.50), 1 (Ultra 5000), 1 (Gold hologram), 1 ($2.95/in Polybag), 2, 2 (Limited Special Edition), 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, nn Ashcan , 0A Ashcan, 0B Ashcan
Ultraforce (Volume 2): Infinity, Infinity (Alternate cover), 1, 1 (Alternate painted cover), 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
Ultraforce/Avengers:  nn (Prelude), 1
Ultraforce/Spider-Man: 1A, 1B
Ultraverse Double Feature: 1
Ultraverse Future Shock: 1
Ultraverse Origins: 1(Regular cover), 1 (Ultra 5000, Regular Cover), 1 (Alternate gatefold cover), 1 (Ultra 5000, Alternate gatefold cover)
Ultraverse Premiere: 0, 0 Error, 0 (Ultra 5000)
Ultraverse Secrets Marvel Doesn’t Want You to Know: nn
Ultraverse Unlimited:
1, 2
Ultraverse Year One: 1
Ultraverse Year Two: 1
Ultra Monthly: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Unleashing the Ultraverse: nn
Warstrike: 1, 1 (Ultra 5000), 1 (Alternate cover), 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 1 (Giant-size)
Warstrike Prelude to Godwheel: 1
Witch Hunter:
1
Wrath: 1, 1 (Ultra 5000), 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 1 (Giant-size)
Year Zero: 1, 2, 3, 4

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12 responses to “It all starts with a checklist

  • Knightt

    EXCELLENT idea depluto !!! The more eyes on the target, the better. All of this ‘madness’ (hehe) started so many years ago and it has been a blast from day one. This seems to be one of the more elusive collections to complete out of all the Dead Universes out there… and it keeps growing !!! One of the things that attracted me to the Ultraverse ‘WAS’ the stories. It all seemed easy reading and most of all… FUN !!!

    I look forward to possibly finding even more variants and expanding this universe.

    Good times… good time.

  • Bruce Reville

    Here are some items you might want to add:

    Hardcase #1 CD-Romix
    Exiles #1 CD-Romix
    Prime #1 CD-Romix
    Ultraverse Premiere #1 Ultra Limited 5000
    Hero Ilustrated #4 (Lord Pumpkin Original Story (Later Reprinted in Ultraverse Origins)
    Comics Value Monthly #87 or 88 (Not completely sure – Original 4 page Warstrike story)
    Conan 4 (Rune Appearance) & 5 (Rune flashback appearance)
    Solitaire #1 came polybagged with 4 different cards all Aces.

  • depluto

    Bruce, I was going to do separate areas for alot of the incentive and oddball stuff. I’ll work on getting all of that scanned in.

  • Bruce Reville

    Sa-Weet – Malibu had a ton of “Other Stuff” it released for the Ultraverse.

  • Defiant1

    Added a link to your blog at the bottom of my Ultraverse Checklist. Good Luck with your blog! Solid content. The Marvel 1994 Annual Report has an Ultraverse cameo in it. Feel free to use the Ultraverse commercials on Youtube that one of my messageboard members posted.

    df1

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  • Tom

    There’s also a Wizard 1/2 for Prime. It contains a unique story and is somewhat difficult to get

  • Shannon

    Ultraverse Premiere – 1-11. Even though they are flip books with other books (ie: UP #3/Prime #12), they are actually separate books. Mile High Comics only lists the #0, but I have up to issue #11.

  • Shannon

    I found this Lord Pumpkin on Mile High Comics website and can’t find any info on it. Anyone know what it is?

    http://milehighcomics.com/cgi-bin/backissue.cgi?action=list&title=51327047944&snumber=1

  • Don Gaiferos

    You should search for “Shuriken” of Pre Ultraverse era:
    She is the same character of the Ultraverse, only with cosmetic changes.
    They are like 6 series? of her.Check it by yourself.

    Shuriken vol. 1(1985) 1-9 Victory
    Blade of Shuriken (1987) 1-5 Eternity-(Malibu)
    Shuriken Team up(1988) 1 Eternity
    Shuriken Cold Steel (1989) 1-6 Eternity
    Hellbender (1990) 1 Eternity
    Shuriken vol. 2(1991) 1-6 Eternity-(Malibu)

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