Ultimate X-Men Reborn: Peach Momoko's Fresh Vision
By Liam McGuire
Jan 30th 2024
The X-Men are coming to Marvel’s new Ultimate Universe with superstar artist and writer Peach Momoko tackling the latest iteration of Marvel’s mutants.
The Ultimate Universe is taking shape following the events of Ultimate Invasion, as Jonathan Hickman and Marco Checchetto’s Ultimate Spider-Man has been well-received by critics and audiences. After Ultimate Black Panther from Bryan Edward Hill and Stefano Caselli arrives at CaptCan Comics in February, the next title in the new world is Ultimate X-Men. Fan-favorite cover artist and Demon Days creator Peach Momoko tackles Ultimate X-Men. The series follows the hero Armor in Japan and will introduce new characters, mutants, and more into the Ultimate Universe. Momoko will bring her signature style to the series, writing and drawing the comic.
The series features stellar cover work, including Momoko drawing Armor with her powers on full display in Ultimate X-Men #1’s main cover. Momoko draws another X variant, giving a closer look at the starring hero. Variant covers include ones from Betsy Cola and Dike Ruan, who both draw a new young character, Maystrom, who idolizes Storm and appears to possess similar powers. Inhyuk Lee and Mark Brooks will draw variants for the series (which haven’t been revealed yet). Incentive covers include a 1:25 variant from fan-favorite artist Kris Anka, Brooks’ virgin variant with a 1:100 incentive, Lee’s cover at a 1:100 incentive, and a 1:10 design variant from Momoko featuring a closer look at Maystrom. Check out the Momoko cover, followed by the text synopsis below.
Visionary creator Peach Momoko (DEMON DAYS, STAR WARS: VISIONS) creates a new generation of X-Men for an all-new universe! Hisako Ichiki is a teenage girl who just wants to live a normal life—go to school, hang out with her friends, ignore the political strife broiling over after the events of ULTIMATE INVASION—but life has other plans for her. In Japan, urban legends have sprung to life and brought some unusual new powers with them…Meet Armor, Maystorm and a group of new Ultimate X-Men the likes of which you've never seen before!
Considering the success of Ultimate Spider-Man and how issues are now selling for well beyond cover price, you won’t want to miss out on this new series from Peach Momoko, as it will set a new status quo for the X-Men. Ultimate X-Men #1 from Marvel Comics arrives at CaptCan Comics on March 6, 2024.Read More