Marvel Comics’ bold new Ultimate line continues its rollout over the next couple of months with the addition of two new titles. With readers still buzzing about the debut of Ultimate Spider-Man, next week sees the launch of Bryan Edward Hill and Stefano Caselli’s highly-anticipated Ultimate Black Panther.
The excitement increases tenfold in March when renowned writer and artist Peach Momoko brings the Children of the Atom into this thrilling new storytelling landscape in Ultimate X-Men #1! Set in Japan, the new series will star Hisako Ichiki, AKA Armor, a fan-favorite young X-Man who debuted in the groundbreaking Astonishing X-Men series.
Marvel has debuted a trailer for the new series which you can watch in the player below:
When she discovers her unusual exoskeleton powers, the normal life of the new Ultimate Universe’s Armor is shattered as she becomes the first of a new generation of mutants! Witness the X-Men mythos like you’ve never seen before as Momoko blends the classic mutant metaphor with Japanese folklore and urban legends. The resulting saga infuses horror into the franchise’s trademark mutant origin stories as Armor must overcome her darkest fears in order to unlock her full mutant potential.
“At first, I was worried about being chosen for such an important project, but the more I draw and write the series, the more confident I am with my own vision of Ultimate X-Men,” Momoko told AiPT Comics in last week’s X-Men Monday column. “Ultimate X-Men isn’t directly influenced by classic X-Men stories. I like to believe C.B. [Cebulski] and Jonathan Hickman chose me because they wanted something completely new and different.”
The new series is the third launch in Marvel’s new Ultimate line that was born out of Hickman and Bryan Hitch’s Ultimate Invasion series. The saga began with the Maker, one of the final survivors of the doomed Ultimate Universe, travelling back in time on a parallel Earth to create a world without heroes. He succeeded in preventing various iconic heroes from achieving their destiny and ruled this world in secret through various global factions.
Now, he’s vanished and a secret war has broken out across the planet to shape what will happen to his kingdom. Some want to control the world. Some want to free it. In Japan, new mutants emerge with no one to teach them. Who will step forward to guide the hated and feared?
Ultimate X-Men #1 comes to comic book stores on March 6, 2024.