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When I originally pitched this series, Galactus was going to change back at the end. It was baked into him turning gold in the first place – it was going to be a tragedy arc, a rise and fall. He would sacrifice what he had gained to save Eternity. (Readers saw what this probably would have looked like when Anti-Man sacrificed his life for Galactus back in #6.)

But a funny thing happened. The more I wrote Gold Galactus, the more I wanted to write him, and everything that sprang out of him. Purple Galactus was done – so done that he was a dialogue shorthand, so clichéd that my friends were using him as a joke – but this felt new. An ocean of possibility. So many new stories could come out of this. After a while, turning him Purple again felt like an act of vandalism, like putting a brick through my own window. And for what? The same old rise and fall story? Ugh, I just couldn’t do it. It went against everything in me.


-- Al Ewing

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I feel like it’s been interesting playing a little with the definitions of what’s “important”, what “matters”, etc – on the one hand, Ultimates is about literally everything that has ever been in the Marvel Universe, but at the same time it’s not about Iron Man. And I’m allowed to wander off and grow this cosmic garden and make wonderful things out of it because I can do that without stepping on too many toes. We’re operating on such a big scale that it’s almost like when particle physicists reveal that actually the universe is a hologram and all the information of our lives is encoded on the outer walls of spacetime, or whatever it is this week. It’s great, and it blows your mind, and it’s wonderful to know that human beings are able to come together and explore this territory… but it doesn’t pay your bills or fix your car, at least not in a way you can immediately see. So, yeah, we now have an idea that Marvel’s multiversal history is much bigger and broader than we thought – but at the same time, that’s not likely to pop up in a Daredevil story. -- Al Ewing

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8 is what might end up being the final conflict between Ego and Galactus – you’ll see how that plays out when it drops, but I think it might be the last go-round on that score for at least a few years, and as is my wont, I try to leave Ego in a better place than I found him. -- Al Ewing

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There’s this weird double standard the alien races have for Earth, which seems to be caused by a clash of pop culture tropes and metaphors. So on the one hand, Earth is seen as a bit backward and unevolved, but on the other hand, they’re really dangerous and sooner or later someone should get around to blowing Earth up before these humans do something too crazy. -- Al Ewing

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In our ongoing exploration of what makes an "important" comic that "matters", this issue features THE HISTORY OF EVERYTHING! And PSI-HAWK! -- Al Ewing

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"What motivates anyone to risk destroying the [universe]? Sometimes, it’s because things have changed around them, in ways they feel have threatened or marginalized them, and they’re trying to take control—or maybe, deep down, just lashing out at an enemy they feel has humiliated them somehow. As above, so below. Maybe Order and Chaos want to ‘take their reality back,’ to coin a phrase." -- Al Ewing

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"We’ve seen cosmic science, issue #2 of ULTIMATES SQUARED deals with cosmic parapsychology. If there’s something strange in your universe, who you gonna call?" -- Al Ewing

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"It's the next level. Ultimate ULTIMATES. We’re going bigger, weirder, stranger, more cosmic, more out there, more everything." -- Al Ewing

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"This isn't just disagreeing on an issue - this is a serious philosophical schism that has a serious chance of destroying their ability to work together. Up until now we've had five very strong, powerful personalities in a room together without a serious argument - what happens when there is one and suddenly these five, who aren't used to backing down or admitting they're in the wrong, are crossing each others' red lines?" -- Al Ewing

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'Thanos has been "reformed" before, and - much as I enjoyed it while it was happening - it didn't take in the end. We're going to go in the other direction with Thanos, as long as we've got him - we're going to try and make him more terrifying, if such a thing is possible. Galactus, we were often told, has a higher purpose. I don't remember anyone saying anything as nice about the Mad Titan. And when you stare into the burning eyes of Thanos, what looks back at you? Do you see madness? Evil personified? Or something more horrific... Nothing at all?' -- Al Ewing

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"What's in this briefcase could destroy the Ultimates...FOREVER!!!" -- Cover text

"What can destroy a team as powerful as this? Well, irreconcilable internal differences would do it, and this crossover is called 'Civil War'." -- Al Ewing

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