The Ultimatesthe first government-sponsored cadre of Super Heroeswas assembled to face threats to humanity too insanely powerful for other operatives to handle. Led by a general who gave an eye in the service of his country, the super-powered roster includes a billionaire playboy in a high-tech suit of armor, a World War II super-soldier whom fate has thrust into the twenty-first century, an environmentalist icon who claims to be an ancient Norse god, and a scientist whose mutant powers allow her to shrink to the stature of an insect.
But even the Ultimates are unprepared for a quintet of mysterious visitors who appear in the midst of the team's top-security base of operations, claiming to be emissaries from the future.
These "Tomorrow Men" say Earth's civilization are at a crossroadson the verge of enslavement by a secret, immensely efficient organization known in the future as Tiber. Only the Ultimates have the skills and the firepower to ferret Tiber out of its nests around the world and crush its plans for global conquest.
But there is much more the Tomorrow Men will not say. After all, they don't want to alter the timeline any more than they have to.
But wealthy Tony Stark, A.K.A Iron Man, is dying by degrees of an incurable medical condition. For him, the temptation to make an additional change in the timeline may be too great to ignoreeven though mankind's future might be damaged in the process.
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Adapted from the graphic novel by Mark Millar.
About the Author
Michael Jan Friedman is an experienced author who specializes in both fiction and nonfiction. The author of more than seventy books, eleven of his titles have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list and half of his work takes place in the Star Trek universe. He has also worked on cable television and radio and has an original DC superhero series, the Darkstars.
Richard Rohan is an experienced narrator, actor, and director who has recorded hundreds of audiobooks in every genre. In 2003, he received the Audie Award in nonfiction and, in 2008, was named the Best Voice in Science Fiction & Fantasy by AudioFile magazine.
A diverse cast of individuals worked together to achieve the brilliant sound and performances contained in this audiobook.