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Big Changes to Come in Ultimates #15

Nick Furious 09/19/2012 News
Ultimate Comics Ultimates #15

How can we get more people to buy more Ultimate Comics?  I got it!  We’ll make Steve Rogers become President of the United States of America!   Really?  Sales must be pretty disappointing if Marvel is going to go that route.  I think the Ultimates line has nothing but incredible potential.  I even tried to ween myself off the 616 in exchange for a more up to date feel but it has just gotten too ridiculous.   The only good thing that has come from the Ultimate Comics is Miles Morales who is one of my favorite comic book characters in a long time.   It took guts to kill of Peter Parker.  It took even bigger guts not to bring him back in some ridiculous fashion.   But Captain America becoming President of the United States?  Give me a break.  Here is the official (really long) press release:

Captain America Elected President Of The United States of America!

Historic Story Begins in Ultimate Comics Ultimates #15, On-Sale Tomorrow


New York. NY—September 18, 2012—The people have spoken—and tomorrow Steve Rogers, the man known as Captain America, becomes President Elect of the United States of America! In Ultimate Comics Ultimates #15, from rising star writer Sam Humphries and fan-favorite artist Billy Tan, Captain America’s made his dramatic return and publically saved America from an insidious new enemy in one of his most harrowing battles yet. But when all the dust settles, Steve Rogers is about to get the biggest surprise of his life—he’s won the special election for the Presidency via write-in! What does this mean for his future as Captain America? Can he be a President who fights on the frontlines? You’ll find out when this landmark issue hits comic stores, the Marvel Comics app (for iPhone®, iPad®, iPad Touch® & Android devices) and the Marvel Digital Comics Shop tomorrow!


“This is one of those stories that could only be told in the Ultimate Comics Universe, where the only rule is simple—there are no rules.” said Axel Alonso, Editor in Chief, Marvel Entertainment. “We’ve seen Captain America fight wars and battle super villains, but running a country is a whole new challenge—but don’t worry, this isn’t about political speeches and closed door meetings. This is exactly the kind of high-octane, super powered thrill ride you’d expect from a book called The Ultimates!”


Then next week, in Ultimate Comics Ultimates #16, Humphries and artist Luke Ross, Steve Rogers accepts the position of President of The United States- and not a moment too soon! A deadly villain with a personal tie to the Ultimates is about to enact his endgame, one which promises to leave no hero unscathed. Now Captain America must find a way to safeguard this country both as a President and as a super hero—but can he do both?


“Captain America was created in 1941, but this is the first time he’s been made Commander in Chief. It’s an honor to write a landmark milestone for such an iconic character,” explained Humphries. “We’ve made a commitment inUltimates to show how epic events have significant consequences. President Cap is no different. This will have a lasting impact on Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, and the whole team.”


With its inception in 2000, the Ultimate Comics Universe reimagined the world’s most popular super heroes for a new generation and has been critically lauded for its bold, resonant stories. In particular, the reinterpretation of Captain America in Ultimates Vol.1 is considered a watershed moment for the character and remains one of Marvel’s top-selling collections. With the August 2011 introduction of Miles Morales, an African American and Hispanic character who became the new Spider-Man, the Ultimate Comics Universe again became a hot topic among media and comic fans alike. Now, acclaimed-creators Humphries and Tan begin the next major chapter in Ultimate Comics Universe history with the release of Ultimate Comics Ultimates #15, giving readers a chance to see what happens when the Earth’s mightiest hero takes charge of the world’s greatest nation.


The biggest decision of Captain America’s life is coming tomorrow in Ultimate Comics Ultimates #15, the game-changing issue that fans can purchase at their local comic book store, on the Marvel Comics app (for iPhone®, iPad®, iPad Touch® & Android devices) and in the Marvel Digital Comics Shop.

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Penciled by BILLY TAN


On Sale – 9/19/2012



Penciled by LUKE ROSS


On Sale – 9/26/2012

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  1. Andrew Taylor 09/19/2012 at 6:01 am

    "where the only rule is simple—there are no rules"

    That explains the haphazard storytelling.

  2. Zach Story 09/19/2012 at 3:44 pm

    "America is my White House."


    I love Captain America…but this is unacceptable. Especially from the Ultimate line that once boasted a more realistic/modern telling of the Marvel universe…

  3. Nick Furious 09/20/2012 at 11:02 am

    Agree with both of you. Not sure exactly how they consider this more realistic…we got a new president by a hand written essay?

    • Andrew Taylor 09/20/2012 at 11:38 am

      In fairness, the Ultimate Universe has pretty much ditched any pretense at realism–or at least, as much as you can get "realism" out of guys who walk on walls or shoot lasers from their eyes–some time ago in favor of some weird mixing pot of dystopian post-apocalypse, Jerry Bruckheimer production, and desperation.

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