I wouldn't be against it, but honestly I always found Reed to be the most interesting part of the Ultimate FF, due to his crazy brilliance and weird inventions. Now that Reeds a villain and obviously wouldn't be a member, its left to Sue, Ben, and maybe Johnny (if he leaves the new Ult X-Men) and whoever else they throw in.
A space/cosmic title would be a cool idea, but I'm not sure if it can be pulled off without stretching the more "real world" setting of the Ult-verse beyond the breaking point. Ultimate FF did this far too often, and in my opinion is one of the reasons the title was so weak overall. Using fantastic and unbelievable science to force the characters into adventures is one thing, but it should be done right... Ellis was a good choice for the title due to his psuedo-science leanings and his ability to incorporate them into almost believable plots. Millar just went over the top with his characterization and plots (as he normally does), but it worked. Carey's run was just... pointless and boring. Even with stuff as promising as Thanos and Silver Surfer, he fell short.
Ohhh, I like the idea of Ultimate Thunderbolts. Do we have a big enough rouge gallery of villains that are a)still alive and b)"worthy" (important, fleshed out) enough? Or would you rather it be made up of new villains, either 616 ports or brand new?
robje said:¿por qué no los dos?
There are plenty of one-shot throw-away villains in Ultimate Spider-man alone to do this. And the ultimate line should always try to innovate, so add some original villains too!
All it takes is a good writer to turn a throwaway villain into a compelling character.
Correct me if I'm wrong but....
Wasn't Millar's last Ultimates book basically Ultimate Thunderbolts?
About whether or not Reed's alive:
He's not. He was shown in Ultimate Fallout as trying to come back to the ultimate universe dimension from wherever he is.
He's already back. He's the one who's causing all the trouble in Hickman's The Ultimates.
I like the idea of Reed as a villain. His transition from hero to villain wasn't handled well, but there's a lot of potential with Reed as a villain to actually be, well, dangerous. And from whats going on in Ultimates, Hickman seems to be using him correctly. Not as someone who's conincidentally bat-**** crazy and ludicrously smart, but someone who's motivated to do what he's doing because inherently he believed he can make the world better...much like any forward-thinking dictator.
It makes for some interesting stories, and I can't wait to see what decent writers do with the new Evil Reed, depite his questionable transition to the dark side.