[Newsarama]: Marvel Comics just released a teaser image that promises disaster for the Ultimate Universe. The image shows Cyclops, Jean Grey, Hawkeye, Iron Man, and Storm in their Ultimate duds standing over a nearly vaporized skeleton, under “The End” in bold red letters.

Readers don’t have to wait long for the payoff, as the date 07.29.09 also accompanies the image. Take a look at it on the right, and start your guesses. Out of the heroes left so far, who isn’t going to make it out of Ultimatum alive?

The original Solicitation text for Ultimatum #5, currently due in stores that date reads…

As only Emmy & Eisner award-winning writer Jeph Loeb and superstar artist David Finch can deliver, it’s an apocalyptic conclusion where every, and we mean EVERY, score is settled! The Ultimate heroes have faced their final judgment…and when the dust settles will they be found wanting? If you can handle the growing body count, stick around as ALL is answered in this explosive series finale that will shock fans for years to come!