Hello and welcome to Comic Book Herald’s Hickmania, a series running through 2022 where we’ll be reading and analyzing the creator-owned works of writer Jonathan Hickman, from his debut The Nightly News through to his most recent output. We’ll be reading one creator-owned work a month through 2022, and each month I’ll release a new analysis with a new guest discussing the comic![Read more…] about Hickmania #3: Hickman’s Ultimates (Marvel My Ultimate Year Crossover!)
A simple, yet elegant ethos greets the reader on the first page of Marvel’s The Ultimates.
“Start with the impossible and work up.”
Promising at once a cerebral parascientific adventure and a modern framework for the nuts-and-bolts workings of the Marvel universe, The Ultimates is certainly bold in its artistic vision. Does it stand under its own weight? Maybe you’ve been recommended The Ultimates as just such a sci-fi adventure. Maybe you’ve seen characters such as Monica Rambeau and America Chavez making their way to the big screen, and you’ve found this weird little book with them in the main cast. Just what have you gotten yourself into? (Spoiler: It’s really good!)
It’s honestly hard to quantify the impact the Ultimates have had on the entire Marvel brand, from comics to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Fresh off adjacent stints on Wildstorm’s The Authority, creators Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch gave the Avengers a modern makeover for the launch of the 2000’s Marvel Ultimate Universe. The result was The Ultimates. [Read more…] about The Ultimates Reading Order