For the last couple of days, rumor has spread like wildfire across the Intardwebz that Marvel is considering a big crossover between the 616 Universe and the Ultimate Universe (Universe 1610), with the ultimate outcome (see what I did there) being the closure/end of the Ultimate line of print comics. Brian Michael Bendis, the guy that has been helming the U-Universe, and doing a dang find job of it (save for that horrible Loeb debacle), says this isn’t what is happening. But that got us wondering anyway…
If you missed the big reveal in Ultimate X #1, fear not, as the sold out (at the distributor) first issue is heading back to press, according to Marvel.
Comics legend Jeph Loeb and superstar artist Arthur Adams finally answer the biggest question in the Ultimate Universe: â€œWhoâ€”or whatâ€”is Ultimate X?â€ In the wake of the disastrous Ultimatum Wave, a new player in the Ultimate Universe will emerge and change everything!
If you’ve seen the original cover, the big reveal is spelled out right there for you, but if you still need another clue, the variant cover features the last page of the issue.Â The reprint is scheduled to arrive March 10, 2010.
Marvel Comics sent us the variant cover to Ultimate Origins #1. Yes, it is another Wolverine cover, but man, it looks good done up as a pencil sketch by Gabriele Dell’Otto.
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