- char: ant-man/giant man/hank pym,
- char: captain america/steve rogers,
- char: dr. octopus/otto octavius,
- char: electro/max dillon,
- char: george w. bush,
- char: green goblin/norman osborn,
- char: kraven/sergei kravinoff,
- char: nick fury,
- char: sandman/flint marko/william baker,
- char: sharon carter,
- char: spider-man/peter parker,
- char: thor odinson/donald blake,
- char: wasp/giant-girl/janet van dyne,
- creator: brian michael bendis,
- creator: trevor hairsine,
- title: ultimate spiderman
As requested by stubbleupdate , this is Ultimate Six, presented in two parts. It was written by Bendis and illustrated by Trevor Hairsine.
So all you need to know at the moment is that the Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, Sandman and Electro are all in S.H.I.E.L.D. custody.
Ultimate Sandman is, IMO, one of the title's disappointments. His first real appearance was a one-shot issue that came out on the same week as the first issue of Ultimate Six in which he battled Spider-Man and little else. As such he's a fairly flat character and hasn't made any real significant appearances outside of his time with the Six. In comparison, the Shocker (who is the 'joke' of USM in that he often appears and gets his ass kicked) got an issue to himself describing his motivations. IMO, Sandman could have benefitted from at least playing a superpowered heavy to someone bigger like Electro did for an arc or two. It's a shame, as I think Sandy in the 616 universe is one of the more interesting of Spidey's rogues.
Hank Pym (who is the one leading the therapy session) tells Norman he can't do that.
Norman then asks what is the purpose of his collar, which is intended to surpress the prisoner's genetic abilities. As he points out, Otto doesn't have his arms and Norman needs injections of Oz to transform into the Green Goblin. So why does he need them? That's when Nick Fury arrives, who tells them its because he says so.
We later go to Kraven who, as you may know, is a celebrity in the Ultimate universe. When he first appeared, he created a lot of hype about hunting Spider-Man as a part of his reality tv show. When he first battled Spider-Man, however, Spidey quickly punched him out and called him a showbiz phony. Now he's ready to after Spider-Man again, this time with genetic enhancements. Of course, the Ultimates catch quick wind of this and arrest him, taking him into S.H.I.E.L.D. custody with the rest of Spidey's rogues.
The collar ends up zapping Kraven into submission.
There was a lot of speculation at the time of who was going to be the sixth member. Harry was the most popular choice, but a couple of people thought it was Hank Pym(!) who was going through a bit of a rough spot in his own title.
So next issue, Dr. Octopus offers to help Pym and S.H.I.E.L.D. and offer something to society to make up for his crimes.
Nick Fury runs this down to the Ultimates, because if something goes wrong, they will be the ones to clean it up. Captain America asks Fury if any of the prisoners are the way they are because of super soldier experiments that Fury commissioned in an attempt to create the experiment that made him who he is. There's silence, and then Nick Fury says "Yes."
Otto is taken to a research facility with Pym and others. The scientists want to talk to him about his arms.
"Peter makes six."
So in the aftermath, the Ultimates examine what has gone on. The escaped villains have killed nearly everyone in the facility (Hank Pym is one of the few survivors) and have now escaped.
Nick Fury then realizes that all of the villains have one thing in common: Peter Parker.
Fury is being chewed out by President Dubya. Norman Osborn apparently called the White House to report that Nick Fury kidnapped him and his son, illegally detained his company and stole his research. He wants international amnesty for himself and the others. As you can expect, Dubya is furious, accusing Fury of setting up a "super-villain concentration camp" behind his back.
When Fury leaves, Norman calls him on the phone and asks if he's a priority now.
The Ultimates arrive at Kraven's television offices looking for Osborn and co. there, only to discover that the entire thing was a set up to distract them. Nick Fury then discovers that Dr. Octopus has hacked into S.H.I.E.L.D.'s computers, causing a massive black out.