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"The Ultimates were always going to take on Galactus in issue #1 -- I figured we kind of had to come in swinging and leave a mark [...] What inspired it -- a mixture of wanting someone big on or allied with the team -- originally, we thought about Odin, but he's a bit busy -- and my usual preoccupations with atonement, redemption, growth and change." -- Al Ewing

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"I think at one point the tagline for the series was going to be: ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?" -- Al Ewing

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"By the time we're done, we'll have gone through space and time, hopefully set up all our main concepts, and introduced not just a brand new villain to the Marvel Universe, but maybe even a brand new way of looking at that universe." -- Al Ewing

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"I think what makes this comic matter will become all too apparent in the fullness of time, as the machinations of the Elders and their Summoners spill over into the main Marvel Universe and everyone starts realizing that something terrible has been brewing behind the scenes of reality since Secret Wars, and it’s about to break into the world as we know it. Readers can get an early inside scoop with our book on the trouble brewing, and watch the crisis slowly build until it’s ready to hit the fan." -- Al Ewing

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"The original Ultimates comic had a certain now-ness to it - it felt like quite a pure distillation of the storytelling experiments of the time, especially with Bryan Hitch working at his widescreen best. With the help of Kenneth Rocafort - without whom this comic wouldn't, couldn't exist in the form it's taking - I feel like we're exploring some similarly experimental territory, while at the same time doing our own version of that widescreen visual language." -- Al Ewing

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"My tendency with these books is to pick a niche nobody else is doing; and this time ‘round, that’s the kind of big, expensive, super-shenanigans the regular Avengers just can’t afford right now." -- Al Ewing

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"This was always a cosmic team for cosmic threats; only the most powerful, physically, mentally or politically, need apply." -- Al Ewing

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"This isn’t locked off from continuity; as things get wilder and woolier in our comic, they’re going to echo out and affect the wider world. We’re planting a seed here and that seed is going to grow into something big and mad; in fact, I have no idea how big and mad. I strongly suspect I’m underestimating the hugeness of what's to come." -- Al Ewing

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'For those who feel this team is too “C-list” – it’s fair to warn you going in that the entire concept of “lists” gives me the hives. There’s something slightly desperate and unhealthy about that whole weird superhero class system – it’s like, when did we all become the bullies at hero high school, hanging around the lockers to give D-Man an atomic wedgie? So… we won’t be doing that. Just like in Mighty Avengers, everyone’s an A-lister in this book. Everyone’s an Avenger.' -- Al Ewing

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"An action-packed, big-fun comic about heroes fighting villains in a cosmic arena while immortal beings gamble for the stuff of godhood... all with added Maestro, alternating between pursuing his schemes for power and hitting people really hard in the face. Are you not entertained?!?" -- Al Ewing

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"I was in the room when they were casting about for people to write this, and I think the key question I asked was 'can I use anybody?' and [Marvel Editor-in-Chief] Axel [Alonso] said 'Yeah, anybody,' and that pretty much sealed the deal for me." -- Al Ewing

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"Lots of mysteries, lots of emotional beats. We've kidnapped a few luckless characters to be permanent additions to the cast -- the idea is that the game-players and their "Summoners" have a number of permanent pawns. They can be assisted by the Marvel Universe's best and brightest -- "ringers" who are stolen for a fight or two, mindwiped and sent back none the wiser -- but essentially, they're there to fight until they die.

Imagine that for a second. Fighting an endless gladiatorial combat in a broken section of spacetime, utterly alone. Nobody's rushing to bring you back, nobody's coming to get you. Iron Man says he'll bring in the Avengers -- but then he's sent home in a flash of light and you know he's not even going to remember your name. And then people start dying, and you know it's just a matter of time before it's your turn...

So, yeah, emotional beats won't be a problem. The big mystery is, how the Hell does anyone get out of this?
" - Al Ewing

Writer: Al Ewing
Artist: Paco Medina
Colorist: David Curiel

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"As for A.I.M., when Jonathan Hickman put Sunspot in charge of them, it seemed like a brilliant bit of lateral thinking. I always hate it when someone does something brilliant and fun like that and then it gets swept under the rug for the sake of the status quo, so we’re keeping the change. A.I.M. is Avengers Idea Mechanics now. They’re devoted to the advancement of science and achieving massive societal change, but now they’re doing it through peaceful and positive means. Of course, not all the governments of the world are willing to take Roberto’s word for it." - Al Ewing

"My style; I am improving a lot with the interior pages, trying to get to the next level with my art. As always, I do my best, but now with some new crazy inks, I am having tons of fun with this series because all the characters are young, and I want to make the pages look that way, too." Gerardo Sandoval

Writer: Al Ewing
Artist: Gerardo Sandoval
Colorist: Dono Sanchez

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"No more training, no more academies, no more waiting in the wings, 'knowing their place'—they’re full-on Avengers, next-level heroes in a global rescue organization taking on super-threats as big and bad as anything previous teams have ever had to handle." -- Al Ewing

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"I think that was the idea from the start, to do something that wasn’t really being done. So we have a companion who’s much older than normal – the think I always repeat in interviews like this is that if Alice was being played by a real-world actor, she’d be much older than Matt Smith and there’d automatically be a kind of mitigating of the Doctor’s authority. Alice is someone who won’t take any of the Doctor’s crap – and there is some crap occasionally from him, and I’m glad Clara in the new series isn’t taking it either." - Al Ewing

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S.H.I.E.L.D. has revived the Dum Dum Dugan series of LMDs to be part of S.T.A.K.E., the organization's latest attempt at the whole "monster S.H.I.E.L.D. agents" concept...

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"Surely the bad guys won’t win this? But they’re the heroes of their own story—and anything’s possible on Battleworld, True Believer!" -- Al Ewing

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"A whole lot of me went into this series and it took a lot out. If I'm honest, I need a break. I'll be glad to let it go.

"I really, really hate to let it go."
-- Al Ewing

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