Linkara: Hello, and welcome to Atop the Fourth Wall, where bad comics burn. Before we recap what you've missed so far in "Ultimatum", let's talk for a second about continuity.
(Suddenly, the Continuity Alarm goes off, upsetting Linkara)
Linkara: (looking offscreen) You can't do that right now! It's the introduction!
(Shots of the "Ultimatum" series are shown)
Linkara (v/o): Yeah, the Continuity Alarm exists to stop me from rambling on about plot details and histories. The reason for that is that continuity with comic books, especially superhero comic books, can be quite a bit daunting. It's like watching a TV show, but only starting to watch at the season finale. If the show has established a ton of backstory throughout its run, the viewer is confused, and that's especially terrifying with comic books, where many characters have sixty-plus years of stories that have been told before. In the comic recommendations list I posted on my blog last month, I answered the question many people keep asking me: where do I start with comics? The answer is that there is honestly no one place to start reading. Seriously, your best bet is to go to a comic book store or a book store, find a title that looks interesting to you, and start reading. Most good comics explain their premise right on the first page, either in a brief blurb or revealed naturally in narrative captions as the heroes consider the current situation they're in. If they don't, then just read the story as it is and decide if you enjoyed it and want to keep on reading.
Linkara: Honestly, I love the fact that most mainstream superhero titles don't have a planned ("finger quotes") "ending" for their characters. I want to keep seeing where they will go, what's gonna happen in their lives, what sort of new problems they'll overcome.
(Cut to a shot of the cover for "One More Day")
Linkara (v/o): This is another reason why I hate "One More Day": it's backtracking. [Joe] Quesada says he prefers the stories he read as a kid, where Peter was involved with love triangles, forgetting that the character has moved on from that crap. We're past that chapter, and we want to see what's next, not go back to something he should have been passed by this point.
(Cut to shots of the covers of the "Ultimatum" series")
Linkara (v/o): But I can understand how that might be overwhelming for new readers and subsequently why I understand the initial appeal of the Ultimate Universe. It was created because it was believed that the mainstream Marvel Universe was simply too convoluted for most new readers, and they wanted to start a universe fresh for new readers and told from a modern perspective.
Linkara: The problem is that if you want to keep this universe in line with that directive, it's going to be harder to do so if the characters change and the events they experience have actual impact. The longer it goes, the harder it's going to be for new readers to get into it.
Linkara (v/o): Especially when you consider that the Ultimate Universe began in 2000. It's over ten years old now and hell, after "Ultimatum", they relaunched the line as "Ultimate Comics", but still kept the continuity of their universe. Yeah, after ten years, there's gonna be a few character changes throughout it. However, this explains something else: all the deaths! You see, according to an interview with Jeph Loeb, the original ending for "Ultimatum" was going to be a universe reboot; once again restart the titles from scratch, which would explain all the deaths... sort of. Apparently, the dead were supposed to remain dead, allowing the writers to explore ideas like "How would the X-Men start without Charles Xavier?". The plan was scrapped because they felt it'd be too difficult to figure out who was affected by what and to make plans and write histories accordingly.
Linkara: So, really, it comes down to laziness.
(Cut to a shot of the cover for the DC comic: "Crisis on Infinite Earths")
Linkara (v/o): The whole reboot thing reminds me of DC, actually. In 1985, they thought the amount of parallel worlds and fifty years of continuity were confusing, and rebooted the whole universe in "Crisis on Infinite Earths"... which only made things more confusing.
(Cut to shots of two more DC reboots: "Zero Hour" and "Infinite Crisis")
Linkara (v/o): And they tried again with "Zero Hour". And they tried again with "Infinite Crisis"... eh, sort of.
(Cut to more shots of "Ultimatum")
Linkara (v/o): In the end, this generation is actually the luckiest. They have the Internet, they have Wikipedia, and they have tons and tons of books and analyses capable of explaining storylines, who people are, and their relationships with to one another. This issue is not a real problem anymore. Just tell good stories and the rest will attend to itself. And if comic companies really feel they need to reboot everything, at least have all your pieces together and know exactly what has happened to characters or not. Don't be lazy; think of it as a challenge and that you are the architect of an entire new universe. Be creators, not destroyers. Unlike "Ultimatum", which does nothing but destroy. Oh, yes, we're supposed to be talking about that piece of crap, aren't we?
Previously on "Ultimatum"...
(Shots of Linkara's review of issues 3 and 4 of "Ultimatum" are shown)
Linkara (v/o): Magneto killed lots of people because Doctor Doom wanted to take over the world and was a moron. The remaining groups of superheroes banded together and are now confronting him.
Linkara: So let's dig into (holds up today's comic) "Ultimatum #5" and finally put this thing to rest.
(AT4W title sequence plays; title card has "Ironic" by Alanis Morissette playing in the background; cut to the first page of the comic)
Linkara (v/o): We open to–
Linkara: Actually, wait a second! We're not starting yet. Something's been bugging me ever since this whole thing started: THE NAME.
(Cut to shots of the series' covers, all bearing the name: "Ultimatum")
Linkara (v/o): Has anyone issued any kind of ultimatum? Hell, no one has even made any demands of any kind. It's not like Magneto has said, "Do this or die!" He's gonna kill everybody, and it's only because of Charles Xavier's mental powers that they discovered who was behind it all.
Linkara: So, really, even the title is a lie! It exists only because it's derived from "Ultimate", as in "Ultimate Universe", and that is just stupid. If you're gonna have an event comic, at least have the title make sense!
Linkara (v/o): We open to a snarling Wolverine with Magneto reflected in his claws.
Wolverine: All the other times we've fought, I guess I held back. Can't kill you if I'm not willing to die.
Linkara: (confused) You can't kill him unless you're willing to die?
(Cut to a clip of an episode of NewsRadio)
Bill McNeal (Phil Hartman): Your confusing thesis has captured my attention. Tell me more.
(Cut back to the comic)
Linkara (v/o): Wolverine is engaging Magneto in battle, slashing at him and ranting.
Wolverine: You've murdered millions of people. Humans. Mutants. Heroes. Villains. It made no difference to you. Friends. Charles Xavier.
Linkara (v/o): I think he's going kind of "stream of consciousness" there, since the "friends" bit should have been before him saying, "It makes no difference to you." Jean Grey detects that Wolverine definitely intends to kill him.
Linkara: (bored, monotone) No, stop, please don't, you have to be better than him. You have to bring him to justice.
Linkara (v/o): Yeah, yeah, I know I usually complain about heroes being killers, but honestly, with the enormity of Magneto's crimes, and that he possesses so much power, I'm not exactly gonna shed a tear if Wolverine guts him.
Wolverine: You think you're God? That you'll destroy the Earth and make it over in your image? I got news for you... if you're God-- then God is DEAD!
Linkara: (deadpan) That is one of the stupidest attempts at sounding badass that I've ever read. You're an idiot.
Linkara (v/o): Magneto knocks him away and then – get this – he opens Cyclops' visor and takes control of Iron Man's armor and has them fire their beams at him, while the others just kind of stand off in the background.
(Cut to a clip of the video game X-Men: The Arcade Game, showing Magneto ready to fight)
Magneto: I am Magneto, master of magnet!
(Back to the comic again)
Linkara (v/o): First of all, while I have little doubt that Magneto could knock Iron Man around, I have a hard time believing that somehow gives him access to the technology of the armor to fire energy beams. Second, what the hell is Cyclops doing? Close your damn eyes, you idiot! Yeah, maybe he can open the visor, but unless Ultimate Cyclops works differently than regular universe Cyclops, he should be able to just shut his eyes and no worries. And wait a second, aren't Cyclops' eye beams just concussive blasts? Same thing goes for Iron Man; that's a repulsor ray, isn't it? Neither of these should actually do any real damage to Wolverine. They're force blasts! It's like getting punched really hard; they're not death rays! Hawkeye knocks off Cyclops' visor... A commenter also keenly pointed out that his bowstring is really thin and tiny. ...and we see that he can indeed close his eyes, so what the hell? Storm knocks out Iron Man instead of, you know, shooting Magneto with frickin' lightning bolts, and Wolverine starts to reform, having established previously in the Ultimate Universe that as long as one of Wolverine's cells survives, he can regenerate. That doesn't make a lot of sense in the grand scheme of things, but we'll forgive it for the moment. He stabs Magneto through the chest, who in turn uses another magnetic blast on him!
Kill Count: 10
(Cut to another clip of X-Men: The Arcade Game)
Magneto: I kill you, X-Chicken!
(Cut back to the comic)
Tony Stark: Omigod... He tore the adamantium off his skeleton...
Linkara: (as Tony) Now who's gonna go drinking with me on Sunday nights?
Linkara (v/o): And by the way, even if that was what happened... I mean, look at that; does that look like adamantium was ripped from his body? ...there's clearly still his hand poking out of Magneto's chest! HE SHOULD BE FINE! But no, this apparently completely fries Wolverine and kills him. Down in the engine room of Magneto's floating citadel, Colossus and the Hulk are smashing up everything. Aaaand why isn't the Hulk upstairs fighting Magneto? Well, I suppose the other heroes have got everything under control– (the shot of Magneto blasting Wolverine is shown again briefly) Oh... yeah... Mystique appears and starts shooting the two, but the blast just serves to piss them off. Sabretooh, having survived getting an arrow shot into his eye, grabs Mystique, and the two hang-glide out of there, just to compound the silliness of it all. Mystique also had time to set her gun on overload, and it blows up the engine area, though, surprisingly, both Hulk and Colossus survive. You'd think they would try to use that as an excuse to kill them. Back with Magneto, he has somehow crawled back to his throne room. For crying out loud, what the hell was the point of gathering all these superheroes together if they were all just gonna stand around and not do anything?! He pulls out the Wolverine hand in his chest, proclaiming that he'll eliminate every last cell of his, and apparently does so despite us clearly seeing his claws are still inside his hand and magnetism will not burn cells... Oh, whatever. Oh, and Nick Fury is there now. Yeah, remember him? Remember how he was the guy they needed to stop Magneto?
Nick: Every single one of you has a weakness. Something I keep as my ace in the hole in case you get out of hand.
Linkara: Well, since you're Samuel L. Jackson, I assume this ace in the hole involves a gun and/or saying "mofo" a lot.
Linkara (v/o): No, actually, first it requires Jean Grey, who comes in. I'm assuming Fury would have other psychics on hand if he ever needed to do this. And they take off Magneto's helmet. The three perform the Nick Fury mind-meld, and Magneto learns the origins of mutantkind in the Ultimate Universe.
Linkara: There were a few series that led up to "Ultimatum": "Ultimates 3", which we've already covered; "Ultimate Power", which explains the Doom and Nick Fury stuff; and then there's "Ultimate Origins".
Linkara (v/o): Now, I haven't read "Ultimate Origins" myself, but the Cliff Notes are here, as we see Nick Fury as a younger Samuel L. Jackson, with hair and everything. Get this: you know how mutants were created as an allegory for oppressed minorities, that it's equivalent to racism or homophobia or just anyone who's picked on for being different. Well, it's always been that mutants are supposed to be the next stage of human evolution. And we'll ignore the scientific errors of that idea, but the point is that that is not the case here. As it turns out, mutantkind was basically created in a laboratory decades ago by a mad scientist.
Linkara: Now, this is my own personal opinion here, and like I said, I haven't read "Ultimate Origins" myself, but I find that idea incredibly lame. I don't know, I suppose you still have the allegory of circumstances of birth and prejudice. But it doesn't feel right, because now they're victims of some guy instead of just being born different.
Linkara (v/o): But let's save any kind of discussion on that for the forums and the comments section, and instead look at more stupid. Magneto has essentially seen himself and mutantkind as the chosen of God... What, you expect crazy people to make sense? ...and this revelation shakes him to his core.
Magneto: What... What have I done...?
Jean: You shifted the magnetic poles. The Earth is off its axis.
Linkara: (angrily, but now also listlessly at having to repeat himself here for the umpteenth time) THOSE ARE TWO DIFFERENT THINGS! WORST SCIENTIST EVER!
Linkara (v/o): Magneto repairs the damage he's done... Oh, whatever! ...and Cyclops says they need to help him.
Cyclops: Just like Charles did for you all those years...
Magneto: Charles...? Charles will understand. Charles will forgive me...
Cyclops: Charles is dead. You killed him with your own hands. There's no one left to forgive you. And no one ever will.
Linkara (v/o): Aaaand Cyclops blows Magneto's head off.
(Cut to a clip of another episode of NewsRadio)
Jimmy James (Stephen Root): (to Matthew Brock, about his new mustache) What's the story with your face, son?
(Back to the comic again)
Linkara (v/o): So, wait, if Cyclops was just gonna kill him, why did he even bother saying they wanted to help him? So they all leave as the citadel blows up, Wolverine's hand going down with it because... foreshadowing? Who knows?
Text in comic: Eight days later...
Linkara: Well, thanks for wasting an entire page on (holds up three fingers) three friggin' words at the bottom, when instead you could have given us a formal apology for this comic.
Linkara (v/o): Eight days later, instead of continuing the work of helping survivors and rebuilding the East Coast, instead we see a political rally calling for the extermination of mutants. Cyclops is speaking to the crowd, calling for peace... Yeah, speech will win them over... while in the Senate, they're apparently debating a bill that would force mutants to surrender themselves to the U.S. government, or they'll be hunted down and shot on sight. Wonderful. Oh, and then Cyclops gets assassinated.
Kill Count: 11
Linkara (v/o): The crowd goes nuts, everybody's panicking, blah, blah, blah... Yeah, he's dead; does anyone care anymore? Really? After so many have already died, did you think we'd give a damn at this point? In Latveria, Doctor Doom is lamenting how everything has gone down the crapper, but that he still has Namor as a prisoner. A cloaked figure enters.
Doctor Doom: How did you get in here?
Linkara: (dumbfounded) Through the door. (a shot of the comic panel showing the door appears in the corner) The door that's right there. See the door? He came in the door. (rolls eyes) Everybody in this comic is either crazy or stupid.
Linkara (v/o): Doom shoots at the cloaked figure, who is revealed to be the Thing. He says Reed told him what Doom had done and that this is all his fault. So the Thing walks up and crushes his head because Doom has to pay for what he's done. Yep, another body in the pile. I know I should probably be counting the villains in the kill count, but hey, at least killing evil people is a logical story event. We cut to Wundagore... Could this just end already?! ...that place where Wolverine once had sex with Magneto's wife. And it says something that that is what I have to say to remind you of what the hell it is.
Voice from off-panel: (holding a bullet) Cyclops has been assassinated. I pushed this through his brain. The same bullet they shot the Scarlet Witch with... I thought you'd appreciate the irony.
Linkara: And isn't it ironic, don't you think? (beat) No! I don't think so! It's not ironic at all! It's rather nonsensical, in fact.
Linkara (v/o): And who was it that assassinated Cyclops? GRANNY GOODNESS!!
(A shot of Granny Goodness (from the end of "Amazons Attack") is revealed, while a dramatic sting is heard; cut back to "Ultimatum")
Linkara (v/o): Nah, I'm kidding, it's Quicksilver! (dramatic sting starts to play again, but Linkara interrupts) Oh, stop that! I'm not doing the "dun-dun-DUUUUN" thing again. Why? Because you don't care. Nobody cares. Somehow, Quicksilver is still alive despite being shot. He's evil and talking to a woman in silhouette and is holding Magneto's helmet. He says that this was all Evil Silhouetted Woman's plan, that Magneto has grown soft, and that only with his apparent death would he do what's necessary... Oh, who friggin' cares?! Oh, and there's a dedication to Brian Bendis, Mark Millar, Bill Jemas and Joe Quesada at the bottom for starting the Ultimate Universe.
Linkara: (sarcastically) Yeah, you dedicated a book where you eradicate the Ultimate Universe in a mean-spirited, depressing, nonsensical and idiotic way to the people who created it! (laughs) That's a level of "moron" we don't get to see very often on the show. (becomes angry as he snaps book shut and holds it up) This comic sucks!
Linkara (v/o): When we began this little look at "Ultimatum", I was told that this was the Marvel equivalent of "Countdown", and I see why: good ideas in what is mired in nothing more than an ugly, ugly story. I still maintain that "Countdown" is worse, since that's 51 every week for an entire year versus five issues spread out over nine months. Yeah, the thing experienced heavy delays, and yet no one even tried to fix it with the added time. Smooth. It's really bad.
Linkara: And while I probably should set fire to it like the truly wretched on the show deserve, I think fire's too good for it. (points to comic) This is trash, and it deserves to go in the trash. (throws comic in trash can)
(End credits roll)
The unintentional tagline of this series is "Welcome to DIE!"
Soooo, what exactly did this miniseries ACCOMPLISH? I mean, what was the actual purpose of the story? When it was going to be a reboot, yeah, that makes sense as a purpose, but it [sic] its reason to be when that's taken out?
(Stinger: The Ninja-Style Dancer enters Linkara's room, wounded and exhausted, and falls to the floor)
Linkara: (coming out into the room, holding a piece of paper) Okay, what's next? (looks at paper, then becomes frustrated) "SCI-Spy"? (he then looks offscreen and becomes alarmed) NINJA-STYLE DANCER! (runs up to Dancer) Dude, are you okay?!
(The Dancer weakly holds up a piece of paper to Linkara, who takes it and reads it: "A PIECE OF THE WORLD IS MISSING"; he then turns the paper over to see another message: "ITS VOICE IS NOT ITS OWN")
Linkara: Look, just hang on, man! (goes into kitchen) Don't worry, I got this. (rummages through medicine cupboard) Hypospray, dermal regenerator... Okay.
(Suddenly, Linkara's phone goes off, to "Hide and Seek" by Imogen Heap; Linkara answers the phone)
90s Kid: (on phone) Dude! I can't believe what I just found...
(Meanwhile, the Dancer hears the buzzing sound again and the screen filling up with static; cut back to Linkara's chat with 90s Kid)
90s Kid: ...number four!
Linkara: 90s Kid, I really don't have time for this! Can we just do this another–
(Linkara looks around to find that the Ninja-Style Dancer is gone)
Linkara: (stunned) ...I'll call you back. (hangs up phone)
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||Kamandi at Earth's End 3 · Raver 1 · Transformers 31 · Happy Days 2 · All-Star Batman and Robin 5 · Youngblood 5 · Star Wars 3-D 1 · Marville #4 · Titans Retrospective: Team History · Titans Retrospective: JLA/Titans: The Technis Imperative · Titans Retrospective: Titans 1-25 · Titans Retrospective: Titans 26-50 · Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster · Power Pachyderms 1 · Star Trek V: The Final Frontier · Dragnet 4 · Wild Thing 1 · Spider-Man 2099 1 · Punisher 2099 1 · Doom 2099 1 · Ravage 2099 1 · Comic Book Quickies 1 · Kamandi at Earth's End 4 · SCI-Spy 3 · Star Trek: The Next Generation/X-Men 1 · Mr. T and the T-Force 2 · Miller Time: All-Star Batman and Robin 6 · Tandy Computer Whiz Kids: A Deadly Choice · Battlestar Galactica: Journey's End 1 · Marville 5 · Miller Time: Tales to Offend 1 · The Culling: Teen Titans Annual 1 · The Culling: Superboy 9 · The Culling: Legion Lost 9 · The Culling: Teen Titans 9 · Plan 9 From Outer Space: 30 Years Later 1 · Brute Force 4 · Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country · SCI-Spy 4 · The Thing From Another World: Climate of Fear 1-2 · The Thing From Another World: Climate of Fear 3-4 · Spider-Man: Crossfire · 2001: A Space Odyssey 1 · Showcase 4 · Tales to Astonish 27 · Showcase 22 · Journey into Mystery 83 · The Punisher: Silent Night 1 · Solson Christmas Special featuring Samurai Santa 1 · Star Trek: The Next Generation 2 · Doctor Who Classic Comics 15 · The Next 15 Missed Opportunities of AT4W
||Marville 6-7 · Comic Book Quickies 2 · Miller Time: All-Star Batman and Robin 7 · Preparedness 101: A Zombie Pandemic · Gameboy 3 · US-1 3 · Youngblood 6 · Star Trek: Generations · The A-Team 1 · The Wild 1 · Kamandi at Earth's End 5 · Nova Girls: Kissing Canvas · Avengers 200 · SCI-Spy 5 · Red Hood and the Outlaws 1 · Athena 2 · Bill and Ted's Excellent Comic Book 1 · Zolastraya and the Bard 1 · PSA Hell: Superman: For the Animals 1 · Chuck Norris: Karate Kommandos 2 · Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: The Movie 1 · Speed Steer 5 · Batman: Jazz 2 · 2001: A Space Odyssey 2 · Comic Book Quickies 3 · 300th Episode · 300th Episode: Part 2 · 300th Episode: Part 3 · Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters 1 · Batman: Shadow of the Bat 56 · Sinnamon 1 · US-1 4 · The Adventures of Jell-O Man and Wobbly 1 · Miller Time: All-Star Batman and Robin 8 · Tandy Computer Whiz Kids: The Computer That Said No to Drugs · Marvel Super Special 17 · SCI-Spy 6 · Kamandi at Earth's End 6 · Sonic Super Special 7 · Star Trek: First Contact · Cosmic Slam 1 · The Thing from Another World: Eternal Vows 1-2 · The Thing from Another World: Eternal Vows 3-4 · The Thing from Another World: Questionable Research · Spider-Man: The Trial of Peter Parker · Whiz Comics 2 · Tales to Astonish 44 · Detective Comics 38 · The Avengers 1 · The Hobbit 1 · The Hobbit 2 · The Hobbit 3 · Santa the Barbarian 1 · Top 15 Worst Comics I've Reviewed
||Miller Time: All-Star Batman and Robin 9 · Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters 2 · Trouble 1 · Comic Book Quickies 4 · PSA Hell: Energy and Safety with the Justice League · Youngblood 7 · ROMTROSPECTIVE: ROM Spaceknight 1-40 · ROMTROSPECTIVE: ROM Spaceknight 41-75 · The Star Wars 1 · Batman: Jazz 3 · Mr. T and the T-Force 3 · Big Bang Presents 3: Protoplasman! · Crimson 1 · Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines (RPG Game) · Titans: Scissors, Paper, Stone · PSA Hell: Batman: Shadow of the Bat 57 · Comic Book Quickies 5 · Avengers Assemble Featuring Captain Citrus 1 · Doctor Who/Star Trek: The Next Generation: Assimilation Squared · My Cage · The Punisher 60 · The Punisher 61 & 62 · Steam Wars · Ultimate Power 1-2 · Homestuck, Act 1 · Atomic Robo, Vol. 3 · Just Imagine Stan Lee Creating Superman · Just Imagine Stan Lee Creating Batman · Just Imagine Stan Lee Creating Wonder Woman · Just Imagine Stan Lee Creating The Flash · Zyuranger Episodes 17-22 · Tandy Computer Whiz Kids: The Computer Trap · Trouble 2 · Pokémon Reburst, Chapter 1 · Green Lantern 23.1 · Team Youngblood 1 · US-1 5 · The Star Wars 2 · Power Man and Iron Fist 79 · Nightmares on Elm Street 1-2 · Nightmares on Elm Street 3-4 · Nightmares on Elm Street 5-6 · Spider-Man: Virtual Mortality · More Fun Comics 73 · Daredevil 1 · Action Comics 252 · Tales of Suspense 52 · Atop the Fourth Wall: The Movie, Part 1 · Atop the Fourth Wall: The Movie, Part 2 · Atop the Fourth Wall: The Movie, Part 3 · Atop the Fourth Wall: The Movie, Part 4 · Atop the Fourth Wall: The Movie, Part 5 · Deadpool Bi-Annual 1 · Cho Dengeki Stryker · Zombies Christmas Carol 1-3 · Zombies Christmas Carol 4-5 · Another 15 Missed Opportunities of AT4W
||NFL SuperPro Special Edition 1 · Popeye: Borned to the Sea 1 · OnStar Batman Auto Show Special Edition 1 · Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters 3 · The Star Wars 3 · Youngblood 8 · All-Star Batman and Robin 10 · Pokémon Adventures Ch. 1-2 · Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger Episodes 1-5 · Blue-Skying, Part 1: Blue Beetle Dan Garrett · Blue-Skying, Part 2: Blue Beetle Ted Kord · Blue-Skying, Part 3: Blue Beetle Jaime Reyes · Blue-Skying, Part 4: Blue Beetle Jaime Reyes New 52 · Star Trek Special: Flesh and Stone · Blackest Night 1-8 · Dart 1 · Batman: Shadow of the Bat 58 · The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky · Ultimate Power 3 · Star Trek: The Next Generation 3 · Comic Book Quickies 6 · 400th Episode · 400th Episode: Part 2 · Superman vs. the Amazing Spider-Man · Titans/Young Justice: Graduation Day 1 · Titans/Young Justice: Graduation Day 2 · Titans/Young Justice: Graduation Day 3 · 15 Things Wrong With Marvel's Civil War · Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1 · The Minister of Chance · US-1 6 · Star Trek: Voyager 1 · Unsounded, Chapter 1 · Biggles and the Menace from Space · Batman and Robin: The Official Comic Adaptation · Superman and the TRS-80 Computer Whiz Kids: Victory by Computer · Star Trek/Green Lantern: The Spectrum War · My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic 27-28 · Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Ch. 1 · Pryde of the X-Men · A Nightmare on Elm Street: Paranoid 1 · A Nightmare on Elm Street: Paranoid 2 · A Nightmare on Elm Street: Paranoid 3 · Spider-Man: Cyberwar · The Real Ghostbusters in Ghostbusters II 1-3 · Strange Tales 110 · More Fun Comics 73: Aquaman · Tales of Suspense 57 · All-Star Comics 3 · My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic 2015 Holiday Special · Ghostbusters: Past, Present, and Future · Elvira's House of Mystery Special 1 · Another 15 Screw-Ups of AT4W
||Digimon: Digital Monsters 1 · Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl 1-6 · Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1 · Trouble 3 · The Star Wars 4 · Spectacular Spider-Man Episode 1x10 - "Persona" · Youngblood 9 · The A-Team 2 · The Batman/Superman Movie: World's Finest · See You Next Mirror: Exiles Retrospective, Part 1 · See You Next Mirror: Exiles Retrospective, Part 2 · Reagan's Raiders 1 · Fist of the North Star, Ch. 1 · Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters 4 · Iron Man: The Animated Series - The Wedding of Iron Man · Athena 3 · Batman: The Dark Knight 1-3 · The New Teen Titans Anti-Drug Giveaway 2 · Crisis on Infinite Earths · Secret Wars (1984) · The Infinity Gauntlet · Flashpoint · Babylon 5 1 · The Star Wars 5 · All-New Ghost Rider, Volume 2 · Robocop vs. the Terminator 2 · Superman vs. the Terminator 2 · Tandy Computer Whiz Kids: News By Computer Foils Kidnappers · Ultimate Power 4 · Delicious in Dungeon, Vol. 1 · Batman: Odyssey 1 · Asterix: The Legionary · Comic Book Quickies 7 · JoJo's Bizarre Adventures Episodes 1-4 (2012-2013 series) · Thunderbirds Are Go · Batman: The Official Movie Adaptation · Ultimate Iron Man Vol. 1 1-2 · My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic 11-12 · Stormwatch 0 · A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Beginning 1-2 · A Nightmare on Elm Street: Fearbook · New Line Cinema's Tales of Horror 1 · The Sensational Spider-Man 0 · Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash · Marvel Comics 1 · Brave and the Bold 28 · Kamen Rider Fourze Episodes 1-4 · Clive Barker's Hellraiser Dark Holiday Special · Sensation Comics 14: The Story of Fir Balsam · Steam Wars Holiday Special · Christmas with the Superheroes 2
||My Top 15 Favorite Episodes of AT4W · Legion of Superheroes: The Great Darkness Saga · James Bond, Jr. 1 · JLA/Avengers · Homestuck, Act 2 · Isaac Asimov's I-Bots 1 · Thunderstrike 1 · Youngblood 10 · Badrock 1A · Event Comics Month II: Infinite Crisis · Event Comics Month II: Infinity War · Event Comics Month II: World War Hulk · Event Comics Month II: Final Crisis · Power Rangers Turbo vs. Beetleborgs Metallix 1 · Diesel 1 · Teen Titans: "Betrayal" and "Aftershock, Parts 1 and 2" · The Punisher: Purgatory · Comic Book Quickies 8 · 500th Episode · Dark Knight III: The Master Race 1-2 · Just Imagine Stan Lee Creating Green Lantern · The New Guardians 3 · US-1 7 · Nova Girls: Space 34-24-34 · Batman: Odyssey 2 · Star Wars 3-D 2 · Pokémon - The Electric Tale of Pikachu 3 · PSA Hell: Captain America Meets the Asthma Monster · Superman and Spider-Man · Amazing Cow Heroes 4: Cold Cuts · Ravage 2099 2 · Adventures of the Kool-Aid Man 2 · Tandy Computer Whiz Kids: Safeguarding the Environment · Mr. T and the T-Force 4 · Star Trek 2 (DC) · Star Trek (2009): The Official Motion Picture Adaptation · Star Trek: The Next Generation 4 · Star Trek 1 (Gold Key) · Silent Hill: Hunger · The Thing: The Northern Nightmare · Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash: The Nightmare Warriors · Spider-Man: Smoke and Mirrors · Hellraiser: Hell on Earth · Fantastic Four 52 · Marvel Comics 1 (The Human Torch) · The Incredible Hulk 181 · The New Mutants 98 · Batman Returns: The Official Comic Adaptation · The Punisher: Red X-Mas · Star Wars: The Force Awakens Comic Adaptation · Luke Cage, Hero for Hire 7
||Yet Another 15 Missed Opportunities of AT4W · Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters 5 · Batman/Aliens 1 · Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel · Pokémon 15x19-20 "Cilan Takes Flight" and "An Amazing Aerial Battle" · Tomb Raider Vol. 3: Queen of Serpents · Little Victory: Chimera 1 · Youngblood 0 · Kickers, Inc. 1 · The Savage Dragon 1 · Darkwing Duck 1-4 · The California Raisins 3-D 5 · Hellstar Remina, Ch. 1-3 · Gallery of Horrors · Batman: The Dark Knight 16-17 · Tremors · Ultimate Power 5-6 · Batman Forever: The Official Comic Adaptation · Street Fighter: The Official Comic Adaptation · Catwoman: The Official Comic Adaptation · Dune: The Official Comic Adaptation · Superman IV: The Quest for Peace Movie Special · Justice is Silent: Cassandra Caintrospective, Part 1 · Justice is Silent: Cassandra Caintrospective, Part 2 · Justice is Silent: Cassandra Caintrospective, Part 3 · US-1 8 · Tandy Computer Whiz Kids: Community Action Program · Captain America Goes to War Against Drugs · Comic Book Swimsuit Issues · Batman 45-47: The Gift · Star Trek: The Next Generation 5 · The A-Team 3 · JoJo's Bizarre Adventures Episodes 5-9 · Trouble 4 · Franken Fran, Ch. 1 and 4 · Youngblood: Judgment Day · Teen Titans 27-28 · Clive Barker's Hellraiser 1 · Clive Barker's Hellraiser Summer Special · Clive Barker's Hellraiser Spring Slaughter · Spider-Man: The Exile Returns · Detective Comics 225 (Martian Manhunter) · Batman: Harley Quinn 1 · DC Comics Presents 26 · The Flash 123 · Evil Dead 2: A Merry Deadmite X-Mas · Transformers (UK) 145 · The All-New Batman: The Brave and the Bold 14 · Star Wars: The Last Jedi Comic Adaptation
||Top 15 Dumbest Evil Plans of AT4W · Batman/Aliens 2 · Star vs. the Forces of Evil: Deep Trouble 1-4 · Megamind · Revolution · Superman vs. Muhammad Ali · Hellstar Remina, Ch. 4-6 · Youngblood: Strikefile 1 · Comic Book Quickies 9 · Black Panther, Vol. 4 1-6 · Batman: Odyssey 3 · Justice League/Mighty Morphin Power Rangers · The Champions, Vol. 3 1-4: Beat the Devil · Star Trek vs. Transformers · Athena 4 · Daredevil: Born Again · Action Comics 775 · Comic Book Quickies 10 · 600th Episode · Star Wars: The Phantom Menace Comic Adaptation · Star Wars: Attack of the Clones Comic Adaptation · Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith Comic Adaptation · Star Wars: Rogue One Comic Adaptation · DC Challenge! 1 · Kyoryu Sentai Zyurangers Episodes 40-43 · Trouble 5 · Dan Dare: Voyage to Venus · Superman 358 · Zero Hour: Crisis in Time · House of M · Secret Empire · Heroes in Crisis · Animax 1 · Ninjutsu 1-2 · Green Goblin 1-2, 4, 8, 12-13 · US-1 9 · Emergency! 1 · Mr. T and the T-Force 5 · Pinhead 1-3 · Pinhead 4-6 · Pinhead vs. Marshal Law · Spider-Man: Web of Life · Marvel Super-Heroes 12 (Captain Marvel) · The Flash 110 · The Amazing Spider-Man 129 · Awesome Comics Holiday Special · Transformers (UK) 41 · Solo: A Star Wars Story Comic Adaptation
||Yet Another 15 Screw-Ups of AT4W · Star Trek Book and Record Set: Dinosaur Planet · DC Challenge! 2 · The Mighty Heroes 1 · Justice League 1x01-3: Secret Origins · The Star Wars 6 · The King of Braves GaoGaiGar Ep. 1-4 · Youngblood: Strikefile 2 · Pokémon 15×01-02: "Enter Elesa, Electrifying Gym Leader" & "Dazzling the Nimbasa Gym" · Stanley and his Monster 1-4 · Marvel Than Meets the Eye: The Transformers 1-40 · Marvel Than Meets the Eye: Transformers 41-80 · Marvel Than Meets the Eye: Generation 2 and Regeneration One · Star Trek 9 (Gold Key) · Star Trek/Legion of Superheroes · Mystery Science Theater 3000 1 · Batman: The Dark Knight Returns · Ultimate Power 7-8 · Batman: The Dark Knight 23.4 · Just Imagine Stan Lee Creating Aquaman · Sword Interval: Flashback Arc · PSA Hell: The Amazing Spider-Man: Riot at Robotworld · Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Ultimate Edition) · Transformers/Ghostbusters: Ghosts of Cybertron · The New Guardians 4 · Codename: Ninja 1 · Batman: Hush · Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger Ep. 15-16 · Mr. T and the T-Force 6 · Doom’s IV 1 · Batman and Elmer Fudd & Catwoman and Sylvester and Tweety · Batman: Odyssey 4 · The Dresden Files: Storm Front, Vol. 1 · US-1 10 · Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters 6 · DC Challenge! 3 · Marvel Super Special 1: KISS · The Ring, Vol. 1 · The Ring, Vol. 2 · Spider-Man: Web of Death · Detective Comics 359 · The X-Men 4 · Batman 1 · Spider-Man Holiday Special 1995 · The Adventures of Chrissie Claus 1 · Christmas Quickies 1 · Still Another 15 Missed Opportunities of AT4W
||Ultimate Power 9 · The Adventures of Superboy 3x05-06 and 4x07-08 · Batman: The Killing Joke Adaptation · Just Imagine Stan Lee Creating the JLA · Chew: Poyo Character Focus · Youngblood: Strikefile 3 · Doctor Who: Logopolis · Armageddon 2001 · Secret Invasion · Civil War II · Dark Nights: Metal · The Star Wars 7 · Sonic the Hedgehog: Tangle and Whisper
||AT4W 2009 Trailer · Linkara's Take on Watchmen · Watchmen Review · Theme Song Contest · The Spoony Experiment: Warrior #1 · Theme Song Contest Winner! · Blackest Night · Silent Hill: Dying Inside Trailer · Silent Hill Alternate Endings · AT4W & Spoony: Experiment Warrior 2-3 · October 2010 Trailer · Silent Hill: Dead/Alive Review Alternate Endings · The Live Show! · AT4W Story Recap · October 2011 Trailer · Return of AT4W Live! · Revenge of the AT4W Live! · Southland Tales · Curse of AT4W Live · House of AT4W Live! · Ghost of AT4W LIVE! · October 2012 Trailers · Bride of AT4W Live! · Son of AT4W Live! · Night of AT4W Live! · Day of AT4W Live! · Dawn of AT4W Live! · Land of AT4W Live! · Diary and Survival of AT4W Live! · Power of AT4W Live! · Midnight of AT4W Live! · Planet of AT4W LIVE! · Genesis of AT4W LIVE! · 300th Episode Livestream Recordings · Destiny of AT4W LIVE! · Resurrection of AT4W LIVE! · Revelation of AT4W Live! · Remembrance of AT4W LIVE! · The New 52 · Atop the Fourth Wall: The Movie, Part 1 · Atop the Fourth Wall: The Movie, Part 2 · Atop the Fourth Wall: The Movie, Part 3 · Atop the Fourth Wall: The Movie, Part 4 · Atop the Fourth Wall: The Movie, Part 5