Saturday, October 22, 2005

Ultimate Vision #1 Cover

Over at Newsarama.com in the weekly Q + A with Joe Quesada he mentioned that the Ultimate Vision Joe Mad previously did will be the cover to issue #1. Issue one will be found in Ultimate Spider-Man #86 so definately pick that up if you want it for your Mad! collection. I'm not sure when it's coming to comic stores but I'll let you know.

Monday, October 17, 2005

Joe Madureira contributing to Batman/Superman #26

Batman/Superman #26 will be an issue that was written by Jeph Loebs son Sam Loeb who sadly passed away this past June. Here is an excerpt from Broken Frontier.com:

"Everyone will be working off of Sam'’s plot. This is his story to tell. Helping out with the writing will be myself, Geoff Johns, Alan Heinberg, Brian K. Vaughan, Joss Whedon, Brad Meltzer, Joe Kelly and Mark Verheiden. The artwork -- so far -- will be handled by Mike Turner, Joe Mad, Jim Lee, Rob Liefeld, Arthur Adams, Joyce Chin, Pat Lee, Ed McGuinness, Carlos Pacheco, and Ian Churchill."


All the artists and writers are donating their fees and royalties to Sam's High School and the pages will be auctioned off for even more chairity.

To read the full interview with Jeph check out BrokenFrontier.com

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Ultimates Wallpaper

I just thought I'd post this up for fans to use if they want. It's a wallpaper using a couple of Joe's Ultimates sketches that I put together for my desktop.

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Ultimates Wallpaper


Enjoy!

New Character Redesign by Joe Madureira!

Marvel Comic's has released some new information on whats coming up in the future. First there's Ultimate Vision, in which the character design was created by Joe Madureira.

Ultimate Vision


Ultimate Vision will be a six part backup story found in these upcoming Ultimate Universes:

NOVEMBER 2005
1. ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #86
2. ULTIMATE X-MEN #65
3. ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #25

DECEMBER 2005
4. ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #87
5. ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #88
6. ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #26


In the same article at Newsarama it said that Ultimates Ver. 3 won't hit shelves until October 2006...a whole yeah from now. This is kind of an upset but it gives Joe Mad and Jeph Loeb TONS of time to pull together this series; I'm hoping they use their time wisely.

There was another Q and A with Joe Quesada this week at Newsarama where he answered a couple Mad! related questions:

NRAMA: “Ultimate Vision” back-up story by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr [with a character design by Joe Madureira]?

JQ: “Ultimate Vision” will be a back-up feature that will be appearing in the following Ultimate books over the next few months. In November, Ultimate Spider-Man #86, Ultimate X-Men #65, and Ultimate Fantastic Four #25.

Then in December, Ultimate Spider-Man #87, Ultimate Spider-Man #88, and Ultimate Fantastic Four #26.

Six chapters, each four pages in length.

NRAMA: “Black Terror” wants to know:
“Since Joe Madureira is now back at Marvel and has apparently stated that he will continue Battlechasers in the future, is there any chance of Battlechasers coming back as an Icon title?”


JQ: That’s a great question, I honestly don’t know but I’m sure it’s a conversation we’ll be having with Joe if and when he’s ready.

NRAMA: From ”Rocket Boy”:
“When speaking on the topic of your rather daring choice for the new Ultimates creative team [editor’s note: Jeph Loeb and Joe Madureira, for the record] you said you felt it would be pointless to attempt to emulate what Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch did. What, in your mind, sets The Ultimates apart in this regard from the other Ultimate ongoing titles such as X-Men and Fantastic Four whose creative team changes have essentially maintained the status quo for those titles?


JQ: Could we actually say that? To me the art of Greg Land is so different from Adam Kubert as is Stuart Immonen from Andy [Kubert]. But that said, The Ultimates has been so hugely defined by the work of Millar and Hitch that I think anyone who is stylistically close will be in for some incredibly unfair comparisons. When Ultimates Vol. 3 hits, you won’t be able to compare what Mad is doing to what Hitchy has done because it’ll be like comparing DaVinci to Picasso, both genius but so different. So, my feeling in this case is that Jeph and Joe will immediately make The Ultimates their own from the minute they hit the ground.


Futhermore, the new Marvel Preview magazine shows that the Poster Marvel is releasing by Mad! for December is indeed just the House of M #1 variant cover. However, Wizard magazine is releasing a poster issue that includes the Captain America splash page found in Wizard 168 so that's pretty awesome.