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Old 08-10-2009, 11:03 PM   #26
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Yeah the Ultimate Avengers Comic sounds awesome! I think this mini focuses on Hawkeye and Captain America
UCA (as it will now be known) is an ongoing, not a monthly.

And this arc should focus on Captain America, on his own, discovering the ugly truth behind the Red Skull, his illegitimate son.
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Old 08-11-2009, 07:04 AM   #27
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while ive never been big on the ultimate universe, ill probably check this out. i love millar and will give him another shot with the U avengers. and i love foil covers!
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Old 08-11-2009, 07:06 AM   #28
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while ive never been big on the ultimate universe, ill probably check this out. i love millar and will give him another shot with the U avengers. and i love foil covers!
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And this is a USM thread too.
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Old 08-11-2009, 07:20 AM   #29
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And this is a USM thread too.
ahhh Bruce, don't hate my love for foil covers. They were one of the only good things about 90's comics. And I may dabble into USM while I'm at it.
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ahhh Bruce, don't hate my love for foil covers. They were one of the only good things about 90's comics. And I may dabble into USM while I'm at it.
Just to get the sparkly cover, right?
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Old 08-11-2009, 07:27 AM   #31
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yea.......and hay, there might be a decent story in there too.
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:18 AM   #32
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At the end of “Ultimate Spider-Man” #133, the final issue of the series, it looked like Peter Parker had perished during the events of “Ultimatum.” Readers of “Ultimate Spider-Man: Requiem” #2, on sale now, know that to be untrue, as Peter was found very much alive in the wreckage of Manhattan. However, that doesn't necessarily mean he'll still be Spider-Man when “Ultimate Comics Spider-Man” begins.

“You get to find out who Spider-Man is in the first issue,” Bendis told CBR News. “I will tell you this, though, there's a massive status quo change for a Spider-Man title. It's a status quo you've never seen in the Spider-Man comics, TV shows, and movies. It's one that's very cool and organic to the character. The series is still very much Peter Parker's story, but what's going on here you've never seen before. I think people will like what they see.”

When “Ultimate Comics Spider-Man” #1 begins, a few months have passed since the end of “Ultimatum,” and the waters from the tidal wave that Magneto used to drown the city of New York have receded. “A story where there were still millions of bodies floating in the water from 'Ultimatum' would have been a little unappealing,” Bendis joked. “So 'Ultimate Comics Spider-Man' begins on the reopening of New York City. Not to overuse that term, but it's a ‘brand new day’ and time has passed. A lot of things have happened in Peter Parker's world in that time and we jump right in. We don't flashback. We pick up and see where everybody who survived this thing is. Where are they? What choices have they made? Who's dating who? Who's gone on to do what? All these things will be answered in the first issue. In fact on just about every page you find something out.”

In the months that have passed, the world of the Ultimate Universe has changed significantly thanks to the events of the Ultimatum and those changes will be addressed in “Ultimate Comics Spider-Man.” “The way New York works and reacts to Spider-Man and mutants will be quite different,” Bendis said. “That's the backdrop that all the Ultimate books are dealing with, but Peter's point of view of the Ultimate Universe has always been different and we'll continue down that road.”

The criminal underworld of the Ultimate Universe has also been undergoing some changes, and in “Ultimate Comics Spider-Man” #1, the webslinger's foe, Mysterio, claims the crown of New York City's top crime lord. “Mysterio is coming out guns blazing. They always say after a war the mob really has a field day and that's what is happening here,” Bendis explained. “Something bad happened and Mysterio took advantage of it. The Kingpin and Norman Osborn storylines had wrapped and they were the two big overreaching arcs that permeated the first volume of the series; so I wanted a new storyline that would hopefully continue for years amongst the other stories. And Mysterio, the character and who the character will reveal them self to be, all seemed like good Spider-Man style fun to put in the middle of these status quo changes.”

Mysterio won't be the only enigmatic character maneuvering about in the pages of “Ultimate Comics Spider-Man.” Readers will also be introduced to the Ultimate Universe incarnation of the Shroud. “We'll be teasing this person. You won't know if they're male or female but it is someone very famous and we'll be revealing their identity in the first arc,” Bendis explained. “This Shroud is very different from the Marvel Universe one. Our Shroud is someone you've seen. They're a survivor of 'Ultimatum' who for some reason feels they can't show their face anymore.”

The Shroud is just one of several new supporting cast members in “Ultimate Comics Spider-Man.” “There are quite a few new faces. Some are secret and some are known faces who were in other books and don't have a home anymore after 'Ultimatum.' So they'll be making their home in Peter's life,” Bendis stated. “And you'll also meet some totally new characters. In issue #2 you get a new villain and by new I mean not an Ultimate version of an existing Marvel character, but a brand new one. And in issue #7 you'll get more new characters.”

“Ultimatum” saw things get pretty grim for Peter Parker, so “Ultimate Comics Spider-Man” readers can expect a little more fun and excitement. “There's a lot of mystery but the opening arc itself isn't going to be that dark,” Bendis said. “If anything, the cast is coming into this story as empowered survivors. I think everyone who lived through 'Ultimatum' will feel empowered with a good sense of self.”

Bendis couldn't be happier with the way series artist David Lafuente has brought to life the empowered established cast and all the new characters of “Ultimate Comics Spider-Man.” “David is many, many issues into 'Ultimate Comics Spider-Man' and every single page is better than the next,” Bendis remarked. “I'm so happy with him. I'm happy for what he's done and I'm happy and excited for him because a lot of people are going to see what he's done.”

As fans have observed, Lafuente's style is quite different from previous Ultimate Spidey artists like Mark Bagley and Stuart Immonen. “David's work has a different tone. It's almost European Manga. There is as much Milo Manara in there as there is Manga,” Bendis said. “Beautiful illustration is beautiful illustration and good storytelling is good storytelling. He’s delivering both of those.

“I had a similar experience with Mike Oeming on ‘Powers,’” Bendis continued. “People were like, ‘That’s not who you want on a crime book.’ And now there’s no one else you can ever imagine drawing ‘Powers.’ So I think it will be the same thing with David. It just takes a couple of issues for people who aren’t already digging it to dig it, because you can’t look at those pages and not go, ‘Wow those are really nice.’ They’re just different than what we’ve been serving before. I've literally seen hundreds of pages of what you’re about to see and they’re just great. I think people are going to fall in love with them. There’s beautiful acting and just great drawing.”

When Bendis introduced the world to the Ultimate adventures of Spider-Man, he found himself in an interesting position. Now almost 10 years later with the launch of “Ultimate Comics Spider-Man” #1, the writer is in a completely different but just as interesting position. “When we first launched ‘Ultimate Spider-Man’ and the whole Ultimate line there were some very strong negative and ambivalent reactions that were washed away pretty quickly and I’m curious as to the reactions to this and if the changes will be met fondly,” Bendis said. “I think they will be because there’s nothing in the book that isn’t fun, but it’s interesting to launch the book again a decade later when people have a personal perception of what they think they the Ultimate Universe should be.”
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Old 08-13-2009, 12:02 AM   #33
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Just finished UCA #1.....very cool. Definitely has a summer blockbuster feel to it.

Ultimate Red Skull is awesome.

Art looks fantastic. This is going to be a great book.
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Old 08-13-2009, 12:19 AM   #34
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It had to be "No. I am your father." not "He said he's my son". Stupid Mark!
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It had to be "No. I am your father." not "He said he's my son". Stupid Mark!
I have no idea what this post even means.
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Old 08-13-2009, 02:19 AM   #36
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I mean there had to be reference to Star Wars.
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I mean there had to be reference to Star Wars.
Oh ok, I get it now.

So, every time a character turns out to be another character's father, you view that as a Star Wars rip-off?

Man, you're hard to please.
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Old 08-13-2009, 05:31 AM   #38
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So my reaction to UCSM boiled down to, wtf art and wtf gwen. My belief that Peter Parker needs a haircut might also have something to do with the art.

UCA was solid though, looking forward to this arc.
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Oh ok, I get it now.

So, every time a character turns out to be another character's father, you view that as a Star Wars rip-off?

Man, you're hard to please.
Yes, especially considering the thousands of Greek tragedies that came before Star Wars and had pretty much the same damn thing.

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Just finished UCA #1.....very cool. Definitely has a summer blockbuster feel to it.

Ultimate Red Skull is awesome.

Art looks fantastic. This is going to be a great book.
The coloring was jarring though, wasn't it? So bright and colorful, going for the summer feel, I guess.
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The coloring was jarring though, wasn't it? So bright and colorful, going for the summer feel, I guess.
Now that you mention it, the coloring did seem a lot brighter than usual. Didn't bother me while reading it though.

I liked that I didn't have to read Ultimatum to catch up. UA just seems to blend right in with Millar's other Ultimates works.
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Now that you mention it, the coloring did seem a lot brighter than usual. Didn't bother me while reading it though.

I liked that I didn't have to read Ultimatum to catch up. UA just seems to blend right in with Millar's other Ultimates works.
Yeah. There was even a reference to Ultimates #1 in there.

*Psst* It's about parachutes.
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Old 08-14-2009, 01:17 AM   #42
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Ulitimate Avengers was frakin fantastic. This is the ultimate univerese that I know and love. and Ultimate Red Skull was frakin creepy
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Ultimate Comics #1 was fantastic but then again Ultimate Spider-man has always been the best book from the Ultimate Universe
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Ultimate Comics #1 was fantastic but then again Ultimate Spider-man has always been the best book from the Ultimate Universe
I think Millar & Hitch's Ultimates is better.
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I think Millar & Hitch's Ultimates is better.
But the Delays were so bad, Ultimate Spider-Man was on a month to month basis was a great read
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But the Delays were so bad, Ultimate Spider-Man was on a month to month basis was a great read
Delays mean nothing in the long-run.

It's ok. Ultimates was better.

USM is your favorite.
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I just wish that Ultimate X-men was handled better after BKV left, and Bruce does Marvel intend to release more Ultimate Comics
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I just wish that Ultimate X-men was handled better after BKV left, and Bruce does Marvel intend to release more Ultimate Comics
Hey, I liked Kirkman and Coleite's run.

Well, Warren Ellis is writing a UC: Armor Wars mini:



After that, Jeph Loeb and Frank Cho are working on UC: Ultimates. The first issue will come out in December.







And sometime next year I guess, Jeph Loeb and Arthur Adams are working on some TBA title.

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Okay I will have to decided when Loebs Ultimates comes out, but have Loved Warren Ellis's previous Ultimate work, Count me in for Ultimate Iron Man
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