Ultraforce

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Ultraforce
Publication information
Publisher Malibu Comics
Marvel Comics
First appearance (pre-Black September)
Ultraforce #1 (August 1994)
(post-Black September)
Ultraforce vol. 2, #1 (October 1995)
In-story information
Base(s) (pre-Black September)
Ultraforce HQ, Florida
(post-Black September)
Ultraforce HQ, Headless Cross, Arkansas
Member(s) See roster

The Ultraforce is a fictional superhero group that appears in comic books published by Malibu, and later Marvel, as well as an animated series produced by DIC. Their purpose was to protect the public and keep other Ultras from getting out of line. The membership consisted of various "ultras" (superheroes) in Malibu's Ultraverse, including the super-strong Prime; Topaz, warrior queen of Gwendor; Prototype, Ultra-Tech's armored spokesperson; the undead Ghoul, the last surviving member of the Exiles; Hardcase, one of the first public Ultras; and the mysterious Contrary, who organized the team and provided their technology.[1]

Pre-Black September[edit]

Post-Black September[edit]

After the event known as "Black September" (when Marvel Comics purchased Malibu), the Ultraforce was re-created into a new team. Hardcase and Contrary were removed from the team, and from the memories of their former teammates. Prototype (Jimmy Ruiz) was also removed, though he was replaced by his predecessor in the Prototype armor, Bob Campbell. New members included the mysterious Lament and Wreckage. Marvel's Black Knight became the leader of the new group. This series lasted only 15 issues and ended after the Malibu line was shut down by Marvel.

Roster[edit]

The names listed are those used while the character was associated with Ultraforce. "First appearance" is the place where the character first appeared as a member of the team. It is not necessarily the first appearance of the character in print, nor the story depicting how the character joined the team. All information is listed in publication order first, then alphabetical.

Pre-Black September[edit]

Character Real name First appearance Notes
Contrary Unknown Allegedly was "Wetware Mary".
Ghoul Jonathan Martin Exiles #1
Hardcase Tom Hawke Hardcase #1
Pixx Penny Burka Giant-Size Freex #1
Prime Kevin Green Prime #1
Prototype Jimmy Ruiz Prototype #1
Topaz N/A Giant-Size Mantra #1
Black Knight Dane Whitman
Siren
The Night Man Johnny Domino
Electrocute Candy (android) Strangers #1
Zip-Zap Leon Balford Strangers #1
Grenade Hugh Fox Strangers #1
Spectral Dave Castiglone Strangers #1
Atom Bob Bob Hardin Strangers #1

Post-Black September[edit]

Character Real name First appearance Notes
Black Knight Dane Whitman
Prime Kevin Green
Prototype Bob Campbell
Topaz N/A
Ghoul Jonathan Martin
Hellblade Jefferson Kotto
Amber Hunt N/A
Ironclad Spencer Collins
Lament Sarah Walks Unseen
Maxis Dar'u Sorrin
Ripfire
Wreckage

Animated series[edit]

UltraForce
Genre Animated television series
Created by DIC Entertainment
Bohbot Entertainment
Voices of Andrew Jackson
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Andy Heyward
Michael Malani
Running time 22 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel USA Network
Original run September 21 – December 21, 1995 (1995-12-21)

There was a short-lived Ultraforce animated television series that ran for 13 episodes. It was based on the first version of the Ultraforce comic book, and was produced by DiC Entertainment and Bohbot Entertainment.[2][3] There was also an Ultraforce action figure line produced by Galoob.

Episode list[edit]

  1. "Prime Time"
  2. "The Stuff of Heroes"
  3. "Armageddon"
  4. "Lord Pumpkin's Pie"
  5. "You Can't Go Home Again"
  6. "Wrack & Ruin"
  7. "Night and The Nightman"
  8. "Prime Ambition"
  9. "A Veiled Threat"
  10. "Pump It Up!"
  11. "Primal Scream"
  12. "Everything That Rises Must Converge"
  13. "Jumpin' at the Boneyard"

Voice cast[edit]

Philip Akin Amos Crawley Janet-Laine Green
Rick Bennett Murray Cruchley Katie Griffin
Robert Bockstael Diane D'Aquila Graham Haley
Sally Cahill Catherine Disher Tom Harvey
Patrick Chilvers Shirley Douglas Dan Hennessey
Jessie Collins Michael Fletcher David Hewlett
Alyson Court David Fox Andrew Jackson
Eve Crawford Tamara Gorski Don Francks
David Keeley Susan Roman Bruce Tubbe
Lorne Kennedy Rino Romano Marlow Vella
Shannon Lawson Camilla Scott Johnny White
Kristina Nicoll Chuck Shamata Chris Wiggins
Jeff Max Nicholls Norm Spencer Peter Wildman
Nicole Oliver John Stocker Rod Wilson
Max Piersig Stuart Stone Jaimz Woolvett
Toby Proctor Sunny Besen Thrasher Richard Yearwood

Reception[edit]

The TV show had a poor reception from critics.[2][3][4]

References[edit]

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