Ultimate Invasion: Hickman and Hitch Will Transform the Marvel Universe in New Limited Series
Exciting news from the world of Marvel Comics as innovative creators, writer Jonathan Hickman and artist Bryan Hitch, team up for ULTIMATE INVASION. This four-issue saga brings a surprising chapter for Marvel’s mightiest heroes and Ultimate Comics. The Ultimate Universe has provided modern twists on our favorite Marvel characters so it’s exciting to see it return for this epic saga.
“[Revisiting the idea of Ultimate Comics] couldn’t be replicating or revisiting what Bryan did in the original Ultimates — creating a streamlined, modernized version that would eventually become the spine of the MCU, and it certainly couldn’t be what I did, which was a final chapter of a pre-existing universe,” Hickman explained to Entertainment Weekly.
“We also thought the very idea of Ultimate Comics needed to be inverted from what the original universe was — we wanted this to be something that could really only exist in the comic space: a new way of thinking about, and enjoying, a new version of the Marvel Universe. I’m pretty happy to say that it feels like we’ve accomplished those things and we’re very excited for everyone to get to read it.”
“It’s been more than 20 years since I started work on The Ultimates, a project that would have a big impact on my own career and beyond, so when Marvel came to me with the idea of revisiting the Ultimate Universe with the man who so brilliantly and spectacularly destroyed the last one, I was both feet in!” Hitch said.
“Jonathan is a terrific writer of big, sprawling epics, and we’ve talked about working together more than once so for this new Ultimate Universe adventure to unite us is very exciting. I get to bring two decades of new experience as an artist and storyteller to this. It’s new, different and familiar. It’s big budget, high-concept, widescreen storytelling. I feel right at home.”
Check out the first of the four issues on June 21st at your favorite local comic book shop.
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