“Ultimates 2,” along with “Venom,” is one of the first Marvel books to revert to its legacy numbering, even if this is one of the more convoluted numberings out there, encompassing an Ultimate universe book and this, a totally unrelated series. That said, the move shows that Marvel is confident in the book, which it has earned; under the pen of Al Ewing, the series has stood out as one of the finest team books Marvel has produced in a long time. Ewing is emerging as one of the absolute best writers Marvel is currently employing, and is angling himself to be one of the folks taking over the big events in the future. Or, at least, so we hope. We are thrilled to share an exclusive first look at the 100th issue of “Ultimates,” which is due out on August 16.
Written by Al Ewing
Illustrated by Travel Foreman and Filipe Andrade
Penciled by Marco Lorenzana
Inked by Scott Hanna
Colored by Dan Brown and Matt Yackey
Lettered by VC’s Joe Sabino
ULTIMATES reaches its #100th issue! Eternity is free – but can even he stand against the might of the First Firmament? Or does the embodiment of everything need help…from Outside? Featuring the Ultimates and…the Ultimates?
Thanks to Marvel for the preview, and make sure to pick up the book next week!