So, Marvel announce the Death Of Spider-Man – but aha! It's the Ultimate Spider-Man! Fooled you!
Is it me, or was Ultimate Spider-Man actually meant to die in Ultimatum, was indeed pronounced dead, but then in Requim was suddenly found alive. And now he's dying again. Did something go a little skew-whiff in the planning?
Anyway, it;s playing out over Ultimate Spider-Man and Ultimate Avengers Vs New Ultimates from Brian Bendis and Mark Millar.
Millar is quoted as saying;
This is the biggest, boldest thing we've attempted in the ten years since we kicked this line off. This is the one thing that could be bigger than the CREATION of the Ultimate line and it's great to be a part of it.
Ultimate Civil War?
Leinil Yu, artist on Ultimate Avengers 2 is also announced as the new Ultimate Avengers artist on the six issue Ultimate Avengers Vs New Ultimates. But in a Newsarama interview to announce Ultimate Avengers back in the day, Mark Millar gave the website a hell of a quote.
"I'm going to do two years on this book and the four artists on this book are pretty much the four biggest names the industry has to offer."
Well, after the new solicitation information, it appears that the four artists are, in order, Carlos Pacheco, Leinil Yu, Steve Dillon and…
Well, Leinil Yu again.
He is rather good. But remember in the interview Mark Millar also said
"This book is going to launch at number one and hopefully just stay there."
It actually launched at number five…