What happened at Marvel's Ultimate Comics Universe Reborn Panel at NYCC?
No major announcements happened at the Ultimate Comics Universe Reborn Panel. Along with Marvel brass Axel Alonso and Arune Singh, artists Sara Pichelli and Esad Ribic were in attendance, along with editors Sana Amanat and John Moisan. The panel was more of a recap of the recent Ultimate line relaunch, reflecting on the major changes including the death of Peter Parker and introduction of a new Spider-Man, Miles Morales. Upcoming issues of Ultimate Comics Spider-Man were said to feature the return of old characters, the introduction of new ones, and a big role for The Prowler... all of which is probably to be expected. Alsonso talked about the decision to kill Parker and bring in a new Spider-Man, and compared the reluctance to accept change to the skepticism that met the original Ultimate Universe created by Bendis and Millar. Any controversy about the use of race as an attention getting topic for Miles Morales was downplayed. Ultimate Hawkeye was plugged as being an important connection between Ultimate Comics X-Men and the rest of the Ultimate Universe.
Fan Q&A resulted in a few notable moments, one of which being a statement clarifying the origin of Ultimate Iron Man, as Orson Scott Card's Ultimate Iron Man series was dismissed from canon by Amanat. Amanat also assured fans that dead means dead in the Ultimate U... except for when it doesn't.
Below are some covers from upcoming issues of Ultimate Comics books.
Written or Contributed by: Jude Terror