The invasion is over and the Ultimate Universe is assembling!
At Marvel’s Next Big Thing Panel at New York Comic Con, fans witnessed the birth of the all-new Ultimate Universe! Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski and writer Jonathan Hickman laid out Hickman’s ultimate vision for a revolutionary new era of Marvel Comics including announcements for Ultimate Spider-Man, Ultimate Black Panther, and Ultimate X-Men! All launching early next year, these represent the initial sagas set in an all-new Ultimate realm, marking the perfect place for new fans and longtime comic readers to jump in at the ground level of the next big chapter of Marvel Comics storytelling.
Fans can get everything they need to know in next month’s Ultimate Universe #1 where Hickman and artist Stefano Caselli team up to unleash the full impact of this new age! Jonathan Hickman and Bryan Hitch’s Ultimate Invasion limited series saw the rise of a new pantheon of heroes. Now, see them band together in this special foundational one-shot packed with previews and insights of what’s to come!
Read on to learn more about what awaits!
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #1
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Art and Cover by MARCO CHECCHETTO
On Sale 1/10
Revolutionary writer Jonathan Hickman and acclaimed artist Marco Checchetto (Daredevil) bring you a bold new take on Spider-Man, with the debut title of the new line of Ultimate Comics! After the events of Ultimate Invasion, the world needs a hero…who will rise up to take on that responsibility? Prepare to be entangled in a web of mystery and excitement as the all-new ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN comic redefines the wall-crawler for the 21st Century!
Teasing the series, Hickman said, “Ultimate Spider-Man is a book I never thought I’d be writing. It’s a bit of a Peter B. Parker situation…”
ULTIMATE BLACK PANTHER #1
Written by BRYAN HILL
Art and Cover by STEFANO CASELLI
On Sale 2/7
In the wake of Ultimate Invasion, Khonshu and Ra – the force known together as Moon Knight – are seeking to expand their brutal control of the continent of Africa. In response, the lone bulwark against them, the isolated nation of Wakanda, will send forth its champion…its king…the Black Panther! From the creative minds of Bryan Hill (Blade, Killmonger) and Stefano Caselli (X-Men Red, Avengers) comes a bold new take on the world of Black Panther and Wakanda!
“I was invigorated by this opportunity because in addition to my immense respect for Johnathan Hickman’s detailed storytelling, the idea of shepherding this bold new take on Black Panther in this event gives me a platform to do the kind of broad, epic, storytelling I’ve always wanted to do in comics,” Hill said. “My influences range from the history of Black Panther comics, to Ryan Coogler’s incredible work with the recent films, to Frank Herbert’s world building capacity of Dune. This is something people won’t expect, in the best of ways, and full credit to Marvel and editors Wil Moss and Michelle Marchese for bringing this creative possibility to me.”
ULTIMATE X-MEN #1
Written by PEACH MOMOKO
Art and Cover by PEACH MOMOKO
On Sale 3/6
Visionary creator Peach Momoko reinvents mutantkind for the Ultimate age! In Japan, when a young student named Hisako Ichiki develops armor powers, she discovers she’s a mutant—and she’s not the only one! Meet a new generation of mutants, filled with original and familiar X-Men characters. Together, they’ll learn what it means to be mutant in the Ultimate Universe as they explore their emerging powers and the startling ways they connect to folklore, legend, and magic!
“I am very honored to be a part of the new Ultimate Universe,” Momoko said. “I am very careful in delivering the unique X-Men mutant elements while still being true to my vision and voice. I am also very proud (and surprised) that I was given enough freedom from C.B. Cebulski and Jonathan Hickman to create a brand new X-Men character. It might not be the normal portrayal of a super hero… but, just like with my Momoko-verse stories, I am excited to introduce everyone to this new world.”
Check out the beginning of Marvel’s new Ultimate line when Ultimates Universe #1 hits stands on November 1. For more information, visit Marvel.com.
ULTIMATE UNIVERSE #1
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Art by STEFANO CASELLI
Colors by DAVID CURIEL
Cover by BRYAN HITCH
On Sale 11/1
Images via Marvel Comics
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