In a PR piece arranged with Matt Moore of the Associated Press, Marvel has announced the future of the Ultimate books.
Brian Bendis is still holding his cars close to his chest, quoted by the AP as saying that the events of the current Cataclysm crossover will be "so huge that it changes the entire landscape. It creates a place that demands a fresh start from everyone who surveys it."A New Universe, perhaps? Or a reboot?
And we have the All-New Ultimates, a group of younger heroes with Miles Morales's Spider-Man, written by Michel Fiffe and drawn by Amilcar Pinna.
But we also have Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man by Bendis and David Marquez.
And Ultimate FF by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Mario Guevara, standing for Future Foundation, made up of the world's geniuses – Sue Storm, Tony Stark and more. " One happens to be a psychopath" says Fialkov.
UPDATE: Here's the PR.
This April, Marvel's Ultimate universe undergoes a massive overhaul in an exciting and new direction as the industry's top creators – Brian Michael Bendis, Michel Fiffe and Joshua Hal Fialkov take everyone's favorite Ultimate universe characters – Spider-Man, Iron Man, Kitty Pryde, Sue Storm, Black Widow (formally Spider-Woman), Cloak & Dagger and more in an all-new and exciting direction after the devastating events of Cataclysm.
"The Ultimate Universe is relatively young, which yields more opportunities for real change, real dangers, and dramatic avenues left unexplored in superhero comics," says ALL-NEW ULTIMATES writer Michel Fiffe.
It all starts in April with ALL-NEW ULTIMATES, from the creative team of Michel Fiffe (Copra) and Amilcar Pinna (X-Men: First Class). Spider-Man, Black Widow (formally Spider-Woman), Kitty Pryde, Bombshell, Cloak & Dagger officially unite to tackle the vicious, rampant crime wave overtaking Hell's Kitchen! But can this new team of Ultimates stand up to the murderous gang known only as the Serpent Skulls?
Ultimate Marvel NOW! continues through the spring of 2014 with the launch of ULTIMATE FF by Joshua Hale Fialkov (Cataclysm: Ultimate X-Men) and upcoming superstar artist, Mario Guevara. The FF – Future Foundation – is all that stands between the Ultimate universe and COMPLETE AND UTTER DOOM! Can Sue Storm, Tony Stark, Machine Man and Sam Wilson face the oncoming devastation directly after the events of Cataclysm?
And finally, Miles Morales is back in his own web-slinging solo-series, MILES MORALES: ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN by creator Brian Michael Bendis (Ultimate Spider-Man, All-New X-Men) and artist Dave Marquez (Cataclysm: Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, All-New X-Men). In the wake of earth-shattering events, Miles is back in action with a new status quo and a new outlook on life! But there is no time to sit back and relax. A BIG villain from Peter Parker's past is alive and well and about to turn New York upside down.