Monday, December 11, 2023

Get A First Look At A New Mutant Era In Preview Of Peach Momoko’s ‘Ultimate X-Men’

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Marvel Comics threw open the doors of its new Ultimate Universe in today’s Ultimate Universe #1, where Jonathan Hickman and Stefani Caselli laid the foundation for an array of new Ultimate titles—including Peach Momoko’s Ultimate X-Men! Launching in March, Ultimate X-Men will see the visionary writer and artist introduce a new generation of X-Men for the bold universe Hickman created. In Ultimate Universe #1, readers got a glimpse of Momoko’s take on mutantkind in a special two-page Ultimate X-Men prelude story. Check out that story right now along with never-before-seen design sheets for two of the series’ stars: a new version of the young X-Man Armor, and Maystorm!

Hisako Ichiki is a teenage girl who just wants to live a normal life—go to school, hang out with her friends, ignore the political strife broiling over after the events of Ultimate Invasion—but life has other plans for her. In Japan, urban legends have sprung to life and brought some unusual new powers with them… Meet Armor, Maystorm, and a group of new Ultimate X-Men the likes of which you’ve never seen before!

Ultimate X-Men Maystorm design sheet

Fans will recognize Maystorm from Peach Momoko’s X-MEN #27 cover from last month. The New Champions Variant Covers saw the industry’s leading talent create all-new young heroes based on Marvel icons. Momoko’s take on an a Storm protégé marks the first New Champion to make the exciting leap to the pages of a comic! 

“I was very surprised, excited and happy that Marvel allowed me to introduce Maystorm in Ultimate X-Men,” Momoko said. “She was made only for the New Champions variant cover program. I really liked her design and wanted to tell her story… but didn’t think I would get the opportunity this fast!”

Check out the art now and be there when Peach Momoko reinvents mutantkind for the new Ultimate age in Ultimate X-Men #1 this March! For more information, visit


Art and Cover by PEACH MOMOKO

On Sale 3/6

Images via Marvel Comics

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