The foundational issue of Marvel Comics' new Ultimate line arrives on November 1, but this preview of ULTIMATE UNIVERSE #1 arrives today.

The press release follows:

Media Release -- This week, readers witnessed the worlds-shaking conclusion of Jonathan Hickman and Bryan Hitch's ULTIMATE INVASION limited series where a new generation of heroes was born to save the future! Their saga continues in November's ULTIMATE UNIVERSE #1 where Hickman will team up with Stefano Caselli to lay the groundwork for a new line of Ultimate Comics. In this extra-sized foundational one-shot, enter a new age of Ultimate storytelling filled with bold takes on iconic Marvel characters and special previews of upcoming Ultimate titles, including the recently revealed Ultimate Spider-Man and more.

"What made the Ultimate Universe originally really interesting was that it was a reflection of the world outside your window, in the moment that you were living in. What does it look like in the world we're living in now?" Hickman said. "It's kind of shocking how much the world has changed in that period of time. The idea of what it would be like to see the genesis of Super Heroes in a brand new world is a really fascinating exercise."

Check out never-before-seen interior artwork as well as Bryan Hitch's newly revealed main cover that features the line's all-new trade dress. Check with your local comic shop regarding availability and preorders for this milestone issue and learn more about Hickman's Ultimate Spider-Man and the future of the Ultimate Universe next month at the Marvel: Next Big Thing Panel at New York Comic Con! For more information, visit

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ULTIMATE UNIVERSE #1 – 75960620801200111
On Sale 11/1

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