For those that don’t like their comic stories spoiled, there’s news coming out of the Marvel Ultimate (Comics) Universe that may surprise you (or not if you are actually reading the Ultimate Comics Ultimates series).

RUSSELL ALERT IN FULL EFFECT (even if you aren’t named Russell)!

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In Ultimate Comics Ultimates #15, from rising star writer Sam Humphries and fan-favorite artist Billy Tan, Captain America’s made his dramatic return and publically saved America from an insidious new enemy in one of his most harrowing battles yet. But when all the dust settles, Steve Rogers is about to get the biggest surprise of his life—he’s won the special election for the Presidency via write-in! What does this mean for his future as Captain America? Can he be a President who fights on the frontlines? You’ll find out when this landmark issue hits comic stores, the Marvel Comics app (for iPhone®, iPad®, iPad Touch® & Android devices) and the Marvel Digital Comics Shop tomorrow!

“This is one of those stories that could only be told in the Ultimate Comics Universe, where the only rule is simple—there are no rules.” said Axel Alonso, Editor in Chief, Marvel Entertainment. “We’ve seen Captain America fight wars and battle super villains, but running a country is a whole new challenge—but don’t worry, this isn’t about political speeches and closed door meetings. This is exactly the kind of high-octane, super powered thrill ride you’d expect from a book called The Ultimates!”

Then next week, in Ultimate Comics Ultimates #16, Humphries and artist Luke Ross, Steve Rogers accepts the position of President of The United States- and not a moment too soon! A deadly villain with a personal tie to the Ultimates is about to enact his endgame, one which promises to leave no hero unscathed. Now Captain America must find a way to safeguard this country both as a President and as a super hero—but can he do both?

“Captain America was created in 1941, but this is the first time he’s been made Commander in Chief. It’s an honor to write a landmark milestone for such an iconic character,” explained Humphries. “We’ve made a commitment in Ultimates to show how epic events have significant consequences. President Cap is no different. This will have a lasting impact on Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, and the whole team.”

With its inception in 2000, the Ultimate Comics Universe reimagined the world’s most popular super heroes for a new generation and has been critically lauded for its bold, resonant stories. In particular, the reinterpretation of Captain America in Ultimates Vol.1 is considered a watershed moment for the character and remains one of Marvel’s top-selling collections. With the August 2011 introduction of Miles Morales, an African American and Hispanic character who became the new Spider-Man, the Ultimate Comics Universe again became a hot topic among media and comic fans alike. Now, acclaimed-creators Humphries and Tan begin the next major chapter in Ultimate Comics Universe history with the release of Ultimate Comics Ultimates #15, giving readers a chance to see what happens when the Earth’s mightiest hero takes charge of the world’s greatest nation.

The biggest decision of Captain America’s life is coming tomorrow in Ultimate Comics Ultimates #15, the game-changing issue that fans can purchase at their local comic book store, on the Marvel Comics app (for iPhone®, iPad®, iPad Touch® & Android devices) and in the Marvel Digital Comics Shop.

ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #15 (JUL120568)
Written by SAM HUMPHRIES
Penciled by BILLY TAN
Cover by MICHAEL KOMARCK
On Sale – 9/19/2012

ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #16 (JUL120569)
Written by SAM HUMPHRIES
Penciled by LUKE ROSS
Cover by MICHAEL KOMARCK
On Sale – 9/26/2012

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10 Comments

  1. GeorgeDubya
    September 18, 2012 at 9:32 am — Reply

    “America is my White House.”

    Ridiculously corny, but I couldn’t help but smile.

  2. JoeM
    September 18, 2012 at 9:33 am — Reply

    Ummm, Cap ran for president in 1976. He didn’t win, but there was a nice What If? issue about it. I liked the interaction with the secret service where Cap takes out a would-be assassin himself. The agents were both happy that he can take of himself, but frustrated that he threw himself into danger.

    • JoeM
      September 18, 2012 at 9:40 am — Reply

      I may be mis-remembering. The run for president may have only been in the what if?

      • Michael
        September 18, 2012 at 2:44 pm — Reply

        Wasn’t he the President of the US in the Mangaverse?

        • September 18, 2012 at 3:24 pm — Reply

          The regular universe Captain America had a similar storyline (he was a write-in, but decided not to stand even if he won) back in 1979 or so…

  3. cslontok
    September 18, 2012 at 9:49 am — Reply

    Lol, I appreciate the spoiler protection! That’s a good speech by the way from Cap. If he was real, I’d vote for him in a heartbeat.

  4. TaZ
    September 18, 2012 at 1:19 pm — Reply

    If only… I guess it would be too much to ask for a real candidate for President that is a moderate on social and national issues and an ass-kicking conservative warrior in international relations.

    Oh…and Ultimate Nick Fury for VP!

    • GeorgeDubya
      September 18, 2012 at 1:22 pm — Reply

      We can only hope that this one day occurs.

  5. September 18, 2012 at 1:49 pm — Reply

    This is hardly a surprise, given the general state of the Ultimates universe and the fore-knowledge that someone was going to make a big decision.

  6. September 18, 2012 at 3:53 pm — Reply

    Thanks for the spoiler warnings!

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