Rune vol. 1, Issue #1 – January 1994 (Ultraverse)

TITLE: Rune vol. 1, Issue #1 YEAR: January 1994 COMPANY: Ultraverse Writer: Barry Windsor Smith & Chris Ulm Drawn by Barry Windsor Smith Inker: Alex Bialy & John Floyd Letterer: Patrick OwsleyGail Beckett Colored by Keith Conroy & Barry Windsor Smith Computer Colored by Jennifer Schellinger Rune Created by Barry Windsor Smith & Chris Ulm For the Ultraverse, Malibu Comics went promotion-heavy with the announcement that Barry Windsor Smith had created a character, a monstrous villain known as Rune. This […]

Giant Size Mantra vol. 1, issue #1 – July 1994 (Ultraverse)

TITLE: Giant Size Mantra vol. 1, Issue #1 YEAR: July 1994 COMPANY: Ultraverse Writer: Mike W. Barr Penciller: Mark Heike Inker:  Ken Branch Letterer: Gail Beckett Editor: Chris Ulm 1994.  I suppose the writing was on the wall that things were not going well with Malibu Comics and its imprint, Ultraverse. With Editor-in-Chief Chris Ulm writing about the enormous number of comic book titles and how to avoid “Fear of Commitment Syndrome” and how people could read Ultraverse comic books […]

Prime vol. 1, Issue #1 – June 1993 (Ultraverse)

TITLE: Prime – Vol. 1, Issue 1 YEAR: August 1993 COMPANY: Ultraverse/Malibu Comics Written by Len Strazewski and Gerard Jones Artist: Norm Breyfogle Letterer: Paul Mounts Editor: Chris Ulm Color Design: Paul Mounts Many comic books have their primary super heroes.  Super heroes that represent the company as Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman have represented DC Comics, Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk and Thor representing Marvel Comics, when Ultraverse was launched, the face of the Malibu Comics […]

Sludge vol. 1, issue #1 – October 1993 (Ultraverse)

TITLE: Ultraverse – Vol. 1, Issue 1 YEAR: October 1993 COMPANY: Ultraverse/Malibu Comics Written by Steve Gerber Penciller: Aaron Lopresti Inker: Gary Martin Letterer: Patrick Owsley Color Design: Paul Mounts Editor: Chris Ulm Interior Colorists: Violet Hues Comic book writer Steve Gerber is known for co-creating “Howard the Duck”, his works on Marvel’s “Daredevil”, “The Defenders”, “Omega the Unknown” (to name a few) but most popularly for “Man-Thing”. Gerber’s written work would be seen in TV series such as “Star […]

Freex vol. 1, Issue #1 – July 1993 (Ultraverse)

TITLE: Freex vol. 1, Issue #1 YEAR: July 1993 COMPANY: Ultraverse Writer: Gerard Jones Penciller: Ben Herrera Inker: Mike Christian Letterer: Tim Eldred Color Design: Paul Mounts Editor: Chris Ulm In 1993, writer Gerard Jones and penciller Ben Herrera would create the series “Freex” for Malibu Comics imprint, Ultraverse. Where as other groups in the Ultraverse saw a purpose of using their powers for good, Freex focuses on a group of teens with supernatural abilities that are treated as outcasts. […]

Ex-Mutants Issue #1 (November 1992) (Malibu Comics)

TITLE: Ex-Mutants #1 YEAR: November 1992 COMPANY: Malibu Comics Writer: Tom Mason, Dave Olbrich, Chris Ulm Pencils: Paul Pelletier Letterer: Susan Dorne Inks: Ken Branch Editor: Dan Danko Interior Colorists:  Diane Botta, Anne Chien, Jennel Cruz Interior Color Design: Joseph Allen Cover Illustration: Paul Pelletier Cover Colorists: Anne Chien, Jennel Cruz Cover Color Design: Paul Mounts Group Editor: Bob Harras Editor in Chief: Chris Ulm It was to be a new beginning for the series “Ex-Mutants”. Originally created by writer […]

Firearm – Vol. 1, Issue 1 (September 1993) (Ultraverse/Malibu Comics)

TITLE: Firearm – Vol. 1, Issue 1 YEAR:  September 1993 COMPANY: Ultraverse/Malibu Comics Written by James Robinson Penciller: Cully Hamner Letterer: Tim Eldred Color Design: Paul mounts Editor: Chris Ulm June 1993.  The launching of the Ultraverse line from Malibu Comics. Having already purchased titles from Malibu Comics such as “The Protectors” and seeing the quality of the writing coming from Independent comic book companies such as Valiant, Mirage Studios, Dark Horse, Image, to name a few… it was the […]