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 […]

Prototype Vol. 1, Issue #1 – August 1993 (Ultraverse)

TITLE: Prototype – Vol. 1, Issue 1 YEAR: August 1993 COMPANY: Ultraverse/Malibu Comics Written by Tom Mason and Len Strazewski Artists: David Ammerman & James Pascoe Letterer: Tim Eldred Editor: Chris Ulm Color Design: Paul Mounts Back in 1993, Tom Mason (best known for his Malibu Comics series “Dinosaurs for Hire”) and Len Strazewski (known for writing “Starman” after Roger Stern left the series and as the man who killed “Street Fighters II” Ken Masters in the Malibu Comics  comic […]

The Solution vol. 1, issue #0 – January 1994 (Ultraverse)

TITLE: The Solution vol. 1, Issue #0 YEAR: January 1994 COMPANY: Ultraverse Writer: James D. Hudnall Penciller: Darick Robertson Inker: Barbara Kaalberg Letterer: Tim Eldred Cover Colorists: Albert Calleros Color Designers: Micky Rose, Keith Conroy, Moose Baumann, Tim Divar Interior Colorists: Bu’ Tones Editor: Hank Kanalz In 1993, Ultraverse unveiled their covert team that would take on lucrative job offers no matter the risk.  The team is known as The Solution and is run by leader, Lela Cho, the daughter […]

Solitaire vol. 1, Issue #1 – November 1993 (Ultraverse)

TITLE: Solitaire – Vol. 1, Issue 1 YEAR: November 1993 COMPANY: Ultraverse/Malibu Comics Written by Gerard Jones Penciller: Jeff Johnson Inker: Barbara Kaalberg Letterer: Tim Eldred Color Design: Keith Conroy Editor: Mark Kanalz Interior Colorists: Foodhammer Back in 1993,  writer Gerard Jones and artist Jeff Johnson created a new Ultraverse superhero known as Solitaire.  With only 12 issues published (after it’s eighth issue, the series was changed into a mini-series and ended with issue #12). Unlike other Ultraverse superheroes which […]

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. […]

Protectors Issue #1 – September 1992 (Malibu Comics)

TITLE: Malibu Comics Issue #1 YEAR: September 1992 COMPANY: Malibu Comics Writer: R.A. Jones Penciller: Thomas Derenick Inker: Deodato Colorist: Tom O’Connor Letterer: Clem Robins Cover Artist: Clarke Hawbaker Cover Colorist: Paul Mounts Art Assist: Chaz Truog Before there was an Ultraverse, Malibu Comics released several series but one that would delve into the superhero realm with the series “Protectors”. Written by R.A. Jones and featuring pencils by Thomas Derenick and inking by Deodato, “Protectors” was a series that would […]

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 […]