The Maker Reshapes The Marvel Universe In Ultimate Invasion

Marvel's Ultimate universe strikes back courtesy of The Maker.

I used to really love Marvel’s Ultimate line of comics back in the early 2000s. Brian Michael Bendis (and many other talented writers) not only brought witty and wordy style to these reimagined stories, but they really made fans care about some of their favorite heroes in a whole new way. Now, one of the last remnants of that Ultimate universe is wreaking havoc in the mainline universe. And their name is The Maker, a twisted echo of the one and only Reed Richards.

Jonathan Hickman and Bryan Hitch are taking the concept of the Ultimate comics and turning them on their head with the Maker’s Ultimate Invasion. Starting this June 14th, he not only defeats the Illuminati but reshapes the Marvel universe in his own twisted image.

Ultimate Invasion | Cover

Here’s what Hickman has to say about the opportunity:

“[Revisiting the idea of Ultimate Comics] couldn’t be replicating or revisiting what Bryan did in the original Ultimates — creating a streamlined, modernized version that would eventually become the spine of the MCU. And it certainly couldn’t be what I did, which was a final chapter of a pre-existing universe,” Hickman explained to Entertainment Weekly. “We also thought the very idea of Ultimate Comics needed to be inverted from what the original universe was — we wanted this to be something that could really only exist in the comic space: a new way of thinking about, and enjoying, a new version of the Marvel Universe. I’m pretty happy to say that it feels like we’ve accomplished those things and we’re very excited for everyone to get to read it.”

Be sure and check out the trailer for Ultimate Invasion below. And stay tuned for more Marvel stories.

Josh Speer
Josh Speer
Josh Speer enjoys all sorts of things, but he grew up reading comic books. Stories of wonder and whimsy delight him, as do underdogs and anti-heroes. While admittedly a fan of many Marvel and DC characters (thwip thwip), of late he reads more independent comics. Big fan of Image, Dark Horse, IDW and lately even some Aftershock. Loves stories that are quirky, weird and which feature stunning artwork. Completely shocked that Marvel Netflix still exists on Disney+. Enjoys talking about comic books without getting lost in the minutiae, and focuses most on character relationships and development.

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