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Ultraverse CD Romix Revisited

prime001.jpgSomehow, it never even occurred to me to check YouTube for these. But Prime artist Norm Breyfogle recently posted a link to the Prime video in the Ultraverse Facebook Group, and I noticed the other two–Hardcase and Freex–have also been put on there.

These are “CD Romix,” a combination of audiobook/motioncomic/quasi-cartoon. I remember first seeing these at a local convention/dealer room back in ’93 or ’94. As a kid, had no budget for ’em. But a few years later, I came across ’em at a dollar store…maybe ’97 or ’98.

The best part–to me–was that there was an actual audio track on the CDs, which I was able to rip to digital file, and I’ve tended to have these on my iPod to this day (I just listened to Prime #1 the other day, actually!).

Definitely a fun “blast from the past”!

Prime #1:

 

Hardcase #1:

 

Freex #1:

 

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Mission: Ultraverse Revisited

ultraversespreadA few weeks ago, a Facebook group I had joined some years back–for the long-dead comics universe, the Ultraverse–suddenly exploded into activity. It’s been stirring my interest back up in the Ultraverse comics. I already had a stack of PRIME issues on a shelf, waiting for a re-reading project I’ve had in mind for over a year.

In addition, this past weekend I snagged a handful of Ultraverse comics from quarter bins at a couple different comic shops.

Monday night, I decided to take a peek in my “most accessible” longbox, and lo! Ultraverse comics! So I pulled the Ultraverse comics, and decided to look at the next box. Then the two shortboxes.

Amazingly, I found QUITE the mix of Ultraverse comics in just 3 longboxes and 2 shortboxes.

ultraversepilesSeems that without particularly realizing it, I’ve actually been grabbing a number of Ultraverse comics the last few years from various bargain bins and such sales. I even found that I’ve got the Black September: Infinity issue, as well as the Ultraverse: Future Shock. And turns out the that special PRIME issue I picked up a couple years back for $1 at a used media store is one of those Limited-5,000 editions.

So, now have a mission before me: to dig through all the longboxes I have in this apartment, to pull together whatever Ultraverse comics I have. From there, see what’s out there that I’m missing, and begin very specifically hunting these things down.

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