Touching the Ultimates with Jeph Loeb (NSFW)

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From Wondercon news at Newsarama, Jeph Loeb had this to say when asked about his issues on the Ultimates 3 and 4:



Asked when readers might see his and Joe Madureira’s Ultimates 3, Loeb joked that, in the interest of fairness, he had to admit that he was the one who kept calling Bryan Hitch and telling him to add more pages to issue #13 of Ultimates 2.

How much art is done by Madureira so far? Loeb: A lot, but I don’t want to get into that. It’s as famous for being last as it is for being a quality book, so I can tell you that when we have enough that we can ship monthly, or ever six weeks, we’ll go. That may mean there will be a break between Ultimates 2 and Ultimates 3 as there was between the first and second series.

Loeb said that the break between the two is something he’s come to see as an aid to the larger story, as there will have been roughly a year break between Ultimates 2 #13 and Ultimates 3 #1 during which characters will have left the team and joined it and other things within the team will have changed. Loeb said that he would like there to be enough time between the second and third series so that the third installment of the series is seen as its own story, rather than a continuation, and can stand on its own legs.

Loeb concluded by saying that he hopes to continue on with the characters past his already announced Ultimates 3 and 4, saying that he’s like to do up through Ultimates 6 and 7 with Ed McGuiness.
 
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Joe Kalicki

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Ugh. . . a year between series (in comic book time)?

Nobody cares about continuity anymore.
 

ProjectX2

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Ultimates 6 and 7? Jesus, see if Ultimates 3 works first.
 

TwilightEL

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Wait, U3 is supposed to be one year later?

Isn't UP after U3? Did someone at Marvel say that, or did we all just assume it would?
 

Gideon Stargrave

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Ultimate continuity is seriously starting to resemble 616 continutiy. Who, exactly decided that time skips were necessary?

Oh, yeah...
 

Dr_Draco

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Loeb said that the break between the two is something he’s come to see as an aid to the larger story, as there will have been roughly a year break between Ultimates 2 #13 and Ultimates 3 #1 during which characters will have left the team and joined it and other things within the team will have changed. Loeb said that he would like there to be enough time between the second and third series so that the third installment of the series is seen as its own story, rather than a continuation, and can stand on its own legs.
So basically, USM will forever take place in the past? It's gonna be like the period piece of the Ultimate Universe :p

Ultimates 3?
**** lets try and get Ultimates 2 done first.
Hell, I think the delays on Ultimates 2 is just to try and alienate the TPB readers into buying the individual issues... :roll: :( :cry:
 

Ultimate Houde

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I think the delays in Ultimates 2 is just there because they changed the story after Millar saw Bass Manifesto, and wanted to change it so no one would know.
 

Gideon Stargrave

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I think that the delays are because Bryan Hitch spends all of his time watching porn.
 

TwilightEL

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Okay, I just read like seven pages of the Ultimate Marvel Timeline thread and Loeb did, indeed, say that UP took place between U3 and U4.

I believe we have several choices:

1. Unanimously declare Ultimate Power not canon.
2. Ignore everything the Ultimate authors say about the timeline.
3. Sing "LA LA LA LA" and pretend Peter and Kitty Pryde never appeared in UP and Reed said he was 22 or 23, not 18.
4. Decide USM takes place in a different universe.
5. Stop caring about this bull****.
 

ultimatedjf

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At first I thought this thread was called Touching the Ultimates with Jeph Loeb.
 

Bass

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Re: Touching on the Ultimates with Jeph Loeb.

Okay, I just read like seven pages of the Ultimate Marvel Timeline thread and Loeb did, indeed, say that UP took place between U3 and U4.

I believe we have several choices:

1. Unanimously declare Ultimate Power not canon.
2. Ignore everything the Ultimate authors say about the timeline.
3. Sing "LA LA LA LA" and pretend Peter and Kitty Pryde never appeared in UP and Reed said he was 22 or 23, not 18.
4. Decide USM takes place in a different universe.
5. Stop caring about this bull****.
It's amazing that with four regular titles, these guys, the industry's top writers and editors, can't keep the continuity straight. Ridiculous. Wasn't that part of the reason to do Ultimate stuff in the first place?

Every month it seems more and more that Marvel has gone down the pan, creatively speaking, since Avi Arad fired Bill Jemas for being honest.

I think Bill Jemas and Joe Quesada were amazing together, and each on their own, is rather insufficient.
 

E

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Every month it seems more and more that Marvel has gone down the pan, creatively speaking, since Avi Arad fired Bill Jemas for being honest.

I think Bill Jemas and Joe Quesada were amazing together, and each on their own, is rather insufficient.
Comparing Marvel from a creative standpoint between the Bill Jemas era and the post-Jemas era, I don't see how anyone can argue that.
 

Joe Kalicki

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I hated the Bill Jemas non-crossover, no-costume lack of continuity era.
 

TwilightEL

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I don't even know who Bill Jemas is.

My first real comic experience was a free copy of USM #1 on free comic book day. That and Usagi Yojimbo got me into comics. :cry: At least Usagi is still awesome.

Anyway, who's Bill Jemas?
 

Joe Kalicki

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He was Marvel's controversial publisher, prior to Dan Buckley who I've yet to hear a single comment from (that I can remember).
 

TwilightEL

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He was Marvel's controversial publisher, prior to Dan Buckley who I've yet to hear a single comment from (that I can remember).
What was controversial about him? Wikipedia doesn't go into great detail.
 

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