Black September (Malibu Universe) – Events
When Malibu was bought out by Marvel Comics, the entire Ultraverse line was cancelled and restarted, with only a few of the more popular series being rebooted and relaunched, sometimes in radically altered form. The history and continuity of the Ultraverse was retconned in numerous ways, and a number of characters simply ceased to exist (or in the new continuity, to have ever existed). Many of the series became a platform for crossovers with Marvel characters, and fans complained of a drop in quality of the storylines and virtually nonexistent characterization. After “Black September”, the Ultraverse-universe diverged again, with the introduction of “New World,” “Time Gem reality,” and so-called “true future” and “alternate future” worlds. This now-modified Ultraverse lasted less than a year and a half before being cancelled once again.