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Hello again!

So I’m still here … still collecting. There are a couple of things coming up that got me thinking about the Ultraverse again.

First off there is a panel at Wondercon celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Ultraverse, featuring Dave Olbrich, Chris Ulm, Ross Richie, Aaron Lopresti and Terry Dodson.

And second, I managed to score tickets to Comic-Con again this year. This will be my fifth time going and I’m kind of hoping there will be some type of Ultraverse presence this time.  I won’t be able to make it to Wondercon and the only other big convention I will hit this year is MegaCon.

So all that got me thinking about my collection. I only need a few more books, just the Firearm Ultra 5000 and a short stack of UPC variants. Time to get moving!


Retailer kit



This is a package I picked up off eBay a while back. Apparently these kits were put together in the Malibu offices as something of a “thank you” to retailers who went above and beyond promoting the brand.

There are some nice touches, including a Rune Ultra 5000, some pins, stickers, cards, posters and a copy of the Jumpstart Effect ashcan (which is really hard to find).


I’m glad I was able to get this in its original state. And I’m not sure, but I think this might have been the only way the Jumpstart Effect book was distributed. Even though it has a 99-cent cover price, I can’t remember ever seeing one in a store.