Press Release

Marvel is proud to announce the Marvel Universe line of comics perfect for fans of all ages, launching in April 2012 with the debuts of Marvel Universe: Ultimate Spider-Man #1 and Marvel Universe: The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes #1. Fans of Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk and all the Avengers should look for the Marvel Universe logo to find the most exciting stories they can imagine!

“The Marvel Universe line of comics not only clearly lets fans know they’re in for great stories, but also lets parents know where to find great stories to share with their kids” said Axel Alonso, Marvel Comics Editor in Chief. “The Marvel Universe line also includes the best all-ages stories we’ve told recently and we’re bringing them to millions of new fans through ambitious new initiatives. So when you see the name Marvel Universe, you’ll know it stands for the best all-ages super hero storytelling in the world—in print and digital media!”

In Marvel Universe: Ultimate Spider-Man #1, from Man Of Action, Dan Slott, Ty Templeton & Nuno Plati, Peter Parker must balance battling Super Villains and the drama of high school! But fear not True Believer, there is no menace too diabolical and no test too challenging for Spider-Man!

Then, in Marvel Universe: The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes #1, the creative team of Chris Yost  and Adam Dekraker, present not one, but TWO new action-packed Avengers stories to catch you up on the adventures of Earth’s Mightiest through the eyes of Agent Coulson.

No fan of the Avengers or Spider-Man can miss out on these new action-packed Marvel Universe series, sure to excite fans of all ages! So make sure you’re the first in line this Spring to catch Marvel Universe: The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Adventures #1 and Marvel Universe: Ultimate Spider-Man Adventures #1 as the Marvel Universe line starts here!

MARVEL UNIVERSE: THE AVENGERS: EARTH’S MIGHTIEST HEROES #1 (FEB120603)
Written by CHRIS YOST
Pencils by ADAM DEKRAKER
All Ages …$2.99
ON SALE THIS APRIL!

MARVEL UNIVERSE: ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #1 (FEB120604)
Written by MEN OF ACTION, DAN SLOTT & TY TEMPLETON
Art by NUNO PLATI
All Ages …$2.99
ON SALE THIS APRIL!’

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6 Comments

  1. Kevin Flythe
    February 18, 2012 at 7:57 am — Reply

    I’m glad to see this restructuring of Marvel’s all-ages line. These look like fun, and they’re really putting good talent to work on them. I hope they’ll keep this level of commitment. I’m thinking about getting subscriptions to these books for my 7 year old as a gateway into superhero comics (which he’s showing little interest in right now).

  2. February 18, 2012 at 9:07 am — Reply

    I hope they stick with this line, because I really got a kick out of Marvel Adventures Avengers; maybe because it’s tied to the TV shows it’ll get more of a push. But then there’s always that whole “these stories don’t count” fallacy to deal with when keeping these books afloat…

    • February 18, 2012 at 6:43 pm — Reply

      I used to get a lot of crap from comic fans when I’d pick up titles like the old “Batman Adventures” and “X-Men Adventures” alongside the regular titles, but I always thought they were fun stories to read even if they didn’t take place within the main continuity. If I avoided every story that took place in an alternate timeline or that otherwise “didn’t count” in the main continuity (or even might be retconned out in a few years) I’d probably only have about 20 comics total.

  3. February 18, 2012 at 11:09 am — Reply

    I’m torn. Part of me thinks that Marvel is taking up too much Universe space. Do you really need three? Then I think, well they are just calling it Ultimate Spiderman with Peter at Spidey to please everyone that was upset about Miles. But then I see Dan Slott is writing, so I will probably read the first issue at least.

    • Xian
      February 18, 2012 at 5:59 pm — Reply

      They’re calling it Ultimate Spiderman because the cartoon series is called that and the comic is an extension of the cartoon.

      DC’s Adventure line was really wonderful all-ages stuff that really captured the essence of the characters without the controversies or adult content of the mainstream line, so hopefully Marvel’s attempt will be similar. More entry points into more iconic versions of the characters is a good thing to me.

  4. Jimmy
    February 20, 2012 at 12:06 pm — Reply

    No Mini-Marvels leaves me still sad. Glad Marvel is putting some top talents on these titles though!

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