The Ultimate Universe was a 2002 Marvel Comics campaign that retooled and rebranded many of the Avengers, X-Men, and others in a new dimension. Spearheaded by writer Mark Millar and artist Bryan Hitch, the universe would be a casualty in the 2015 Secret Wars event.
Marvel announced that a character from the Ultimate Universe will return for the four-part miniseries and cause havoc with Earth-616, which hosts the main universe.
“Next month, readers will witness a transformation of Marvel characters and storytelling that could only come from two of the industry’s greatest visionaries, writer Jonathan Hickman and artist Bryan Hitch, in ULTIMATE INVASION #1,” Marvel said on their website. “The start of a redefining four-issue saga, ULTIMATE INVASION #1 will see the heroes of the Marvel Universe clash with one of the few survivors of the Ultimate Universe (which met its doom in 2015’s SECRET WARS), a confrontation that ends with the promise of something all-new and vastly different than anything that’s come before.”
The Ultimate Universe was the basis for the 2006 films ‘Ultimate Avengers’ and ‘Ultimate Avengers 2.’
“Fans can get their first look into this revolutionary new project this Saturday in FREE COMIC BOOK DAY: SPIDER-MAN/VENOM #1. With a print run of nearly 500,000 copies, this issue will showcase a dramatic scene from ULTIMATE INVASION #1 where the Maker presents Miles Morales with an offer he may not be able to refuse, while the reunited Illuminati desperately tries to shut down the Maker’s attempt to reshape the Marvel Universe,” Marvel continued.
The comics focused on more “mature” origins for the characters but sometimes retconned themselves. For example, there were two origins for Tony Stark. The first was explored in ‘Ultimate Iron Man’ by sci-fi writer Orson Scott Card, who portrayed Stark as having a rare skin disease. This would be retconned into Stark having a similar origin to his mainstream counterpart, though with a brain tumor instead of an injured heart.
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