Ultimate Invasion #1
Illustrated by: Bryan Hitch
Written by: Jonathan Hickman
Release date: June 21, 2023
*Minor Spoilers Ahead
THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE BEGINS!
Superstar creators Jonathan Hickman and Bryan Hitch team up! The Illuminati must form once again to stop the Maker from his plans to destroy – or perhaps rebuild – the universe, with Miles Morales at the center of it all! Bryan’s work on THE ULTIMATES helped redefine super hero comics for the 2000s – wait until you see what he and Jonathan have in store for this decade! Including new data pages by Jonathan Hickman – plus exclusive behind-the-scenes material on the world-building that has gone into this project!
Marvel Comics Ultimate Invasion #1, written by Jonathan Hickman with art by Bryan Hitch, delivers a captivating and exhilarating start to a series that promises to transform the Marvel Universe once again. This four-part revival brings together superstar creators Hickman and Hitch, who have previously left their indelible mark on the comic book landscape.
Hickman’s storytelling prowess shines through as he reunites the enigmatic Illuminati, comprised of iconic characters such as Reed Richards, T’Challa, Tony Stark, Black Bolt, Charles Xavier, and Namor. Their mission? To thwart the diabolical plans of the Maker, a formidable and complex villain who has the power to either destroy or rebuild the universe itself.
The inclusion of Miles Morales, a beloved and relatable character who is the second Spider-Man of Earth-1610 but also lives in the Marvels original Earth-616, and is at the heart of this cosmic clash adds an extra layer of intrigue and excitement. With Hickman’s masterful writing and deep understanding of character dynamics, readers are treated to a narrative that seamlessly blends action, introspection, and high-stakes consequences.
Bryan Hitch’s artwork is nothing short of awe-inspiring. Building upon his groundbreaking work on THE ULTIMATES, Hitch showcases his unrivaled talent for dynamic and cinematic visuals. Each panel bursts with energy, capturing the scale and intensity of the conflicts that unfold. From cosmic battles to intimate character moments, Hitch’s attention to detail and ability to convey emotion elevate the storytelling to new heights.
One standout feature of Marvel Comics Ultimate Invasion #1 is the inclusion of data pages by Hickman. These supplementary materials provide readers with additional insights and context, enhancing the world-building and immersing them further into the story. The behind-the-scenes content also adds a layer of appreciation for the meticulous planning and thought that has gone into this project.
In my opinion, and as a reader who when the Ultimate titles started coming out just didn’t really like them at the time, I do have to say that Marvel Comics has really hit it out of the ballpark with Ultimate Invasion #1 as it is a definite tour de force that sets the stage for something truly epic to come forth in the Marvel Universe. With Hickman’s intricate storytelling and Hitch’s breathtaking artwork, this revival is a testament to the creative synergy between two comic book titans. Whether you’re a longtime fan or a newcomer to the Marvel Universe, this series promises an unforgettable journey filled with surprises, suspense, and a profound impact on the world of superheroes. I look forward to see what’s to in the next three upcoming issues.
Ultimate Invasion #1 is available on our weekly new comic wall and it can also be placed on your pull list.