Friday, March 28, 2014

Marvel's Ultimate Universe Gets a Reboot


You can already hear the cries, "Again with the reboot?!?" Well, yes and no. Yes, there is a reboot of titles, but there is a reason. That reason is that, in the Ultimate Universe (Earth-1610 for those keeping score), death is final. So, no, it's not a reboot just for the sake of a reboot. What with the final events of Galactus' visit to Earth in Cataclysm having been played out, including the death of a certain iconic hero, we now have some new titles to continue the Ultimate Universe story.

The Ultimate Universe's most popular character, Miles Morales, made it through Cataclysm and will be starring in his own title, "Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-man." This will continue his story under writer, Brian Michael Bendis, who states that the title will mean something extra as Miles does prove he is the ultimate Spider-man. In addition, Miles will also be appearing in a new team book, "All-New Ultimates," along with Kitty Pryde, Cloak and Dagger, a new Black Widow and relative newcomer, Bombshell. They'll be patrolling Hell's Kitchen trying to deal with the super-powered baddies and aftermath of Cataclysm.

Lastly, we've got a new FF and their probably not the first FF that comes to mind when you hear FF. In this case, it stands for that other FF, the Future Foundation. Sue Storm is teaming with a retooled Iron Man, Machine Man, and Falcon to deal with threats coming on a bigger scale. The encounter with Galactus has opened Sue's eyes to the real state of...well, reality...and how our universe sits in relation to other universes out there. Writer, Joshua Hale Fialkov, states that the FF's purpose is to be 'the line of defense against things you just can't hit. How do you fight a planet eater? If you find yourself smack dab in the middle of an intergalactic war, what do you do?' He's also promised that one more principle member of the team will be revealed in the first issue.

Get ready for the next phase of the Marvel's Ultimate Universe. It's coming your way in April.

-David Berck