Flashing back twenty five minutes ago, Susan Storm is still somewhat reluctant to let her ex-husband Reed Richards through the portal. She even uses her powers to choke him when he tries to remind her that time is of the essence. Realising that the Ultimates have too much bad history with Reed to work with him, Tony takes Miles outside for a private chat, where he gives him a piece of his own repulsor system to use on Richards if he does anything suspicious, asking him if he can do this as "this is everything". Miles clearly answers yes because the pair then fly back in with Stark asking if they're ready. He orders the Ultimates present to return to the streets to help people, despite Sue's protestation, while Chang orders a back-up platoon of S.H.I.E.L.D agents to the room. Miles Morales and Reed Richards then enter the portal and arrive in the Marvel Universe.
Back in the present, Reed emerges back into the Ultimate Universe unscathed, giving the Ultimates the basics on who Galactus is and what he plans to do. Director Chang suggests that they send him back to his own universe, but Captain America refuses to entertain the thought, bluntly stating that they'll stop it. Sue meanwhile, asks Reed what he saw in the other universe. Reed replies that he saw their daughter, describing her as fierce and beautiful. With tears in his eyes, he tells Sue how sorry he is, not only for everything he's done before, but also that it took him this long "to see how beautiful the world is"...
For starters, Reed and Miles don't spend nearly enough time there, which is annoying given that this issue opens with a pointless flash-forward to Miles coming out of the portal. It would have been nice if they'd had time to explore a little more, and perhaps Miles could have been able to get a brief glimpse of what his life is like here (since we know from #5 of Spider-Men that he does indeed exist in the 616 universe). Then again, Bendis has confirmed a sequel series to Spider-Men, so maybe he's saving the reveal of 616 Miles for that. The Superior Spider-Man cameo was pretty funny though, even more so since Bendis only gives him one line of dialogue.
I actually like that the notion of sending Galactus back to his home dimension is quickly brushed aside instead of being used to create a moral dilemma. There's enough going on in the story already without adding that needless complication, though I don't think that Galactus is likely to remain in the Ultimate Universe following the conclusion of this series.
Mark Bagley did a very good job as usual. All the key moments I mentioned previously work as well as they do thanks to his artwork, as well as the scene between Spider-Man & Iron Man, which was rendered and angled brilliantly, particularly the first and penultimate frames. The reveal of the 616 universe bugged me a little though since the opening shot, while the buildings all looked great, was pretty empty apart from the lone female hero streaking through the sky (I think it was Spectrum?). I'd personally have preferred to see a few more heroes in the image since it would have once again demonstrated how rich the mainstream Marvel U is with heroes and beings in general, whereas the Ultimate Universe is an almost desolate place, though make no mistake, this is only a nitpick. It was a nice touch again to the see the lettering style change during the scenes in 616. While the trip to the Marvel Universe wasn't as fulfilling as expected, there was still some good character progression made here with Reed and the artwork on the whole was excellent, making this another entertaining, if somewhat disappointing issue...