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"Science and exploration feels like something very positive, a general good - it helps mitigate some of those moral concerns. I think an emphasis on expanding knowledge makes the team a lot more interesting and sympathetic than, say, a mission to beat people up in the name of preserving the current social order." -- Al Ewing

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"He's also used to a certain degree of soap-opera in his superheroics, so he's able to stay cool under emotional pressure, too. If you think about it, the X-Men have had it far, far worse than the Avengers for most of Marvel's timeline - (for more on this, listen to the fab Rachel & Miles X-Plain The X-Men podcast, which I heartily recommend you do) - so Roberto is used to operating under pressures someone like Steve Rogers can't really imagine. And he's learned to do it with flair." -- Al Ewing

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"I'm actually really happy with the modular nature of the NEW AVENGERS/AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. crossover. You can buy one half - and get a full, three-dimensional story. Or -- buy BOTH... for FOUR-DIMENSIONAL VISION! And why stop there? Plug the whole thing into STANDOFF! It's ACTION ALL THE WAY DOWN, TRUE BELIEVER!" - Al Ewing

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'People have been asking what became of Angela ever since "Shadowland" -- she's got a definite fan following. Whether her fans will be my fans after this story remains to be seen, but she's back from comic book limbo and she'll be playing a big part in the book moving forward.' -- Al Ewing

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'The last issue of "Secret Wars" is a treat to read, and once it's out in the world everyone will hopefully have a clearer idea of how everything bolts together, or at least a starting point to form that idea. In that regard, we're all finding out how things work together -- part of the point of a book like "Ultimates" is to seek out and explore these new possibilities. For example, the "cosmic balance" we mentioned earlier might no longer apply -- it's a new cosmos. New game, new rules, new maps. Galactus was only the start of it.' -- Al Ewing

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'If you've ever thought "what if there was someone as cool and competent as Batman, but cooler because he was also a skateboard master." Well. What I'm saying is there is a comic on the shelves for you today. And that comic is CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS #5.' -- Al Ewing

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"Probably the most visually fun is Iron Mariner -- why is he never in the same room as Jako Krangsen, Stark Enterprises' new Atlantean chief scientist? Then there's Collapsar, size-changing space cop, whose mastery of Pym Particles makes him a credit to the Nova Corps, and Marlene Brashear, aka Marvel Woman, and Ted Altman, aka King Hulk. (So he decided to double down on the 'Hulk' thing. So sue him.)

"Of course, it's not all fun and games -- we'll also be meeting Avengers 20XX's most diabolical enemy--a familiar face who might just end reality as we know it. Hope everyone has their crying towels ready -- this one's a tragedy XX years in the making, true believer!"
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'The Avengers of 20XX are fantastic fun to write about, and I owe most of that to Alan Davis, who -- when asked to draw some future Avengers for the last page of the "Ultron Forever" mini -- did things like a half-fish Iron Man and a foot-high Nova. Obviously, I couldn't leave that be.' -- Al Ewing

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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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