One could argue, of course, that this is what happens when man attempts to evolve himself past the point of what would happen naturally. I mean, it's questionable whether humankind will survive long enough to reach even the first stage of evolution that Ultimate Man goes through here, let alone the third. It took thousands of years to get us to the point where we could walk erect, for Pete's sake, and not a hell of a lot less to get us to where we are now. If humankind ever reaches the 'giant floaty-brain guy' stage, it will probably stop there - Ultimate Man most likely croaked because he evolved himself beyond what was already the ultimate stage. It's like that story with the fisherman, his greedy wife, and the fish that grants wishes, remember? He's in a run-down shack, so he wishes for a nice cottage. His wife says 'what did you do that for, when we could've had a house?' So he wishes for a house, and the fish gives him a house. The wife's happy for a while, but then she says 'y'know, I think I'd like a BIGGER house.' So he wishes for a bigger house, but she still isn't satisfied - she wants to be the lady of a manor. So he wishes for that, but she's never satisfied - she tells him to trade up to a castle, then to a palace, with her as queen, then to a BIGGER palace, with her as Empress. Finally, she wants to be ruler of the universe, and the fish goes 'ENOUGH ALREADY!', and puts them back in the run-down shack. It's the same basic principle here - Ultimate Man COULD have just stuck with being a thousand years ahead of everyone else, but no - he had to go for the whole enchilada, and he paid for it. So if you plan on doing this again, are you going to try modeling your comics after ones from different styles and periods? What about something from the Golden Age - Jack Cole's Plastic Man, for instance, or the original appearance of the Injustice Society?