As expected, Marvel has revealed the line-up for it’s Post-Catgaclysm Ultimates line with three titles.
Launched 14 years ago, Marvel’s Ultimates timeline was created as a break from a line that was groaning under too much continuity. And putting the top names on the top books worked—Ultimates led Marvel to greater sales and arguably opened the door for a decade of fairly steady growth.
Now, however, the line has it’s own decade-plus of continuity. And thus the relaunch is set in a Post Galactus universe with a bunch of young characters.
• All New Ultimates (cover by David Marquez above) by Michel Fiffe and Amilcar Pinna. Miles Morales, the new Black Widow (formerly Spider-Woman), Kitty Pryde, Bombshell and Cloak and Dagger fight for the future.
• Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man: by Bendis and Marquez.
• Ultimate FF by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Maria Guevarra (Nevsky), wehich followsd the Future Foundation members.
So yes you read that right. A former Beat writer, Michel Fiffe, is writing the relaunch of a Marvel line! Fiffe proved he could cut it with his great Copra, so it’s great to see him getting a shot at destroying better known universes.
Marvel EIC Axel Alonso provided the logline.
“Once again, we’re destroying something and building something new, but there’s an end game in sight,” he said of the move, noting that Marvel’s so-called Ultimate universe has always been noted by readers, writers and artists and editors for its “elasticity” and experimentation.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.