Marvel’s Ultimate Universe Finally Returns In Hickman & Hitch’s ‘Ultimate Invasion’

The Ultimate Universe as we knew it died in Secret Wars. This summer, it finally returns in Ultimate Invasion.

Marvel’s Ulitmate Universe was a game changer when it debuted shortly after the turn of the century, modernizing Marvel’s greatest heroes. It was the basis for the MCU, and has introduced multiple popular elements to Marvel’s comics, TV and movies. Since the universe officially came to end with Secret Wars, it has been revealed that it survived, but we haven’t gotten an actual story involving more than a few individuals.

On June 21, Jonathan Hickman and Bryan Hitch, two creators with close ties to the Ultimate Universe, team with color artist Alex Sinclair to bring the universe back with a vengeance. The Maker- aka ultimate Reed Richards- has launched plans involving his former home, and it involves gathering the powerful brain trust the Illuminati once again. But what does Richards have planned, and how does it involve Miles Morales, one of the few other survivors of Earth-1610.

“[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 cover to the event’s first issue, as well as three preview pages above, and be sure to pick up Ultimate Invasion starting this June!

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