MARVEL UNIVERSE AND ULTIMATE UNIVERSE SET TO COMBINE IN "SECRET WARS"
Marvel promised "the announcement to end all announcements" at today's "Secret Wars" press conference at Midtown Comics in New York City with Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso and Senior Vice President of Publishing Tom Brevoort both discussing the May-debuting event series from Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic.
The big news delivered during the event is that the Marvel Universe and Ultimate Universe will combine in the inciting incident of "Secret Wars," in an "incursion" as described in Hickman's "Avengers" and "New Avengers" run. The end result is Battleworld, which has been previously partly revealed by a series of teaser images drawing off of past Marvel history -- and it's not just those two prominent universes that will be colliding.
"The Ultimate Universe, the Marvel Universe, they're going to slap together," Alonso said.
Story continues @ Comic Book Resources