Fortunately, the twist was something everyone saw coming.
Source: Marvel Press Release
The Washington Post became the last media outlet to report on the "big spoiler" that will occur in Ultimate Comics: The Ultimates #15, confirming what everyone had already guessed last month. I'll throw in a sentence about spoilers for those who just woke up from a three month coma.
SPOILERS, SPOILERS, SPOILERS!
The Washington Post confirmed the not at all obvious twist of Captain America being the new president of the Ultimate United States after winning via a write-in vote. Bleeding Cool had reported this for about a month, as did the Outhouse and every other comic book website, which coincidentally rivals the amount of people currently reading Ultimate Comics: Ultimates right now.
"I saw this coming," said real life US President Barack Obama during his morning intelligence briefing. "It wasn't exactly an unknown twist."
"I, too, saw this coming," added real life asscrack Mitt Romney. "It's the one thing I've told the truth about this entire campaign." Romney then blamed the collapse of the Ultimate imprint, once one of Marvel's best-sellers firmly on Obama.
Writer Sam Humphries explained that the plotline presented an extreme version of today's America, noting that Ultimate America was also divided and on the brink of collapse. Axel Alonso, Marvel's Editor in Chief, added that special interest groups were terroring Ultimate America apart, just like in the real world. "It's a metaphor on steroids!" said Alonso in a sadly not made up quote.
Marvel also sent out another one of their famed "spoiler emails" this morning to press folk confirming the announcement, although no one really was upset about this one. Here's the text:
New York. NY—September 18, 2012—The people have spoken—and tomorrow Steve Rogers, the man known as Captain America, becomes President Elect of the United States of America! 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 publicly 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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