We may all be suffering from event fatigue with comics at the moment, but there’s no denying that one of the most exciting comics coming from the big two this year is an event. I’m talking about Marvel’s Ultimate Invasion, and we got another glimpse inside this week with a new trailer for the miniseries.
Coming from comics legends- and Ultimate Universe architects- Jonathan Hickman & Bryan Hitch, Ultimate Invasion sees the return of more than just Earth-1610. The Illuminati- a group that hasn’t been seen since 2015’s New Avengers– has reformed to stop the Maker- Earth-1610’s Reed Richards- from recreating his home universe. As you can see in the trailer, the story is much more complicated than it appears.
“[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.”
Be sure to let your local shop know that you want this massive event, and pick up Ultimate Invasion on June 21st from Marvel Comics.
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