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Posted by No_Name_ (17403 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel has revealed plans to expand their universe with the release of their all-new Marvel Universe line. Like the Marvel Ultimates line of books, these new stories will be told outside of the regular Marvel Universe continuity. These new stories will target readers of all ages. The new line will launch with two new series, one focusing on the Marvel Avengers characters and the other on the Spider-Man universe titled MARVEL UNIVERSE: ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #1 and MARVEL UNIVERSE: THE AVENGERS: EARTH'S MIGHTIEST HEROES #1.

According to Marvel's editor-in-chief, the all-new Marvel Universe line will feature stories that adult readers can easily share with their kids as the books are meant to be fun for children of all ages.

The Marvel Universe line of comics not only clearly lets fans know they’re in for great stories, but also lets parents know where to find great stories to share with their kids” said Axel Alonso, Marvel Comics Editor in Chief. “The Marvel Universe line also includes the best all-ages stories we’ve told recently and we’re bringing them to millions of new fans through ambitious new initiatives. So when you see the name Marvel Universe, you’ll know it stands for the best all-ages super hero storytelling in the world—in print and digital media!

We got our first look at the covers of the first issues if both series. You can check out the full solicits and cover art below. What do you think of this new line of Marvel books?

== TEASER ==

MARVEL UNIVERSE: THE AVENGERS: EARTH’S MIGHTIEST HEROES #1 (FEB120603)

Written by CHRIS YOST

Pencils by ADAM DEKRAKER

All Ages …$2.99

ON SALE THIS APRIL!

MARVEL UNIVERSE: ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #1 (FEB120604)

Written by MEN OF ACTION, DAN SLOTT & TY TEMPLETON

Art by NUNO PLATI

All Ages …$2.99

ON SALE THIS APRIL!

#1 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (9088 posts) - - Show Bio

I am glad to see Marvel are making more kid friendly books. That way we can see kids get interested in comics. I might even pick up Ultimate Spider-man if I like the cartoon.

#2 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33605 posts) - - Show Bio

So these are all set in the Marvel Animated Universe? Cool! Nice seeing Iron Fist

#3 Posted by Arevish (302 posts) - - Show Bio

Kiddy stuff, not for me.

#4 Posted by Cafeterialoca (1504 posts) - - Show Bio

@haydenclaireheroes: Hilariously enough, the new White Tiger from Avengers Academy is a cast member of that show.

#5 Posted by AlKusanagi (605 posts) - - Show Bio

Aww... I hoped this was about bringing back the good ol' Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe.

#6 Posted by Meteorite (3351 posts) - - Show Bio

I thought that was the whole point of the Marvel Adventures line, to put out all-ages books

#7 Posted by feargalr (1163 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-man, i can see there being some confusion there with the other ultimate spider-man, especially if not so comic savvy parents are picking this up for their kids, or even if the kids themselves are getting it....

#8 Posted by Mercy_ (92759 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll pass.

Now if they start a series based on Wolverine and the X-Men (TV show), I will for sure be buying that.

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#9 Posted by primepower53 (5686 posts) - - Show Bio

@Arevish said:

Kiddy stuff, not for me.

#10 Edited by notarandomguy (316 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Dark Huntress said:

I'll pass.

Now if they start a series based on Wolverine and the X-Men (TV show), I will for sure be buying that.

No season two? No comic book? Marvel is loosing some points, I haven't met the first one to say something bad about that show

@Meteorite said:

I thought that was the whole point of the Marvel Adventures line, to put out all-ages books

It is but they haven't done that since Mini-Marvels and (it probably doesn't count but) Power Pack

@Arevish said:

Kiddy stuff, not for me.

Try Tiny Titans for a couple of issues you'll die laughing :)

@haydenclaireheroes said:

I am glad to see Marvel are making more kid friendly books. That way we can see kids get interested in comics. I might even pick up Ultimate Spider-man if I like the cartoon.

the comic is gonna be better than the cartoon I bet my lantern on that

#11 Posted by Arevish (302 posts) - - Show Bio

@notarandomguy: What about Pocket marvels, Teen titans (Cartoon) and marvel adventures? xD

#12 Posted by GothamRed (2564 posts) - - Show Bio

neat, iron fist

#13 Posted by SadiaVicious (134 posts) - - Show Bio

Just one thing:

OMG, IRON FIST IN THE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN SHOW?!

AWESOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO...

#14 Posted by notarandomguy (316 posts) - - Show Bio

@Arevish: I didn't like Teen Titans GO! that much but it made me laugh :P and wow been a while since someone talked to me about pocket marvel x3

#15 Posted by kennybaese (1121 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel Universe: The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes is a mouthful.

#16 Posted by Icon (2077 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel Adventures ended with #61 of Spider-Man. That's why they're launching a new all ages line, but since this one is tied into the animated shows the synergy will hopefully help it.

#17 Posted by CODYSF (2053 posts) - - Show Bio

main reason I hate them Marvel cartoons its so kiddie but its cool that the kids get to enjoy the comics.

#18 Posted by Deadcool (6811 posts) - - Show Bio

So we would have an Ultimate Spider-man comic about the Cartoon that is based on the comic that at the same time is based on another comic....

What?!

...

Nice...

#19 Posted by Arevish (302 posts) - - Show Bio

@notarandomguy: Yeah the first print of the Pocket Marvel were really cool, but the Red/Green/Blue hulk group sucks. Btw, are you "It's just some random guy" from youtube? xD

#20 Posted by UpUpAndAway (192 posts) - - Show Bio

@Deadcool said:

So we would have an Ultimate Spider-man comic about the Cartoon that is based on the comic that at the same time is based on another comic....

What?!

...

Nice...

#21 Posted by StarKiller809 (1238 posts) - - Show Bio

Seems like a good idea and I hope that they are good. I'm not sure they will be able to last long, but I sure hope they prove me wrong.

#22 Posted by Onemoreposter (4065 posts) - - Show Bio

@UpUpAndAway said:

@Deadcool said:

So we would have an Ultimate Spider-man comic about the Cartoon that is based on the comic that at the same time is based on another comic....

What?!

...

Nice...

this made me laugh

#23 Posted by Comicbookgal (38 posts) - - Show Bio

This is great! I have books I can suggest to my little nieces and nephews.

#24 Posted by doordoor123 (3721 posts) - - Show Bio

If anything I would buy these for the creative teams. Some good writers here.

#25 Posted by Hawkeye446 (3939 posts) - - Show Bio

@Cafeterialoca said:

@haydenclaireheroes: Hilariously enough, the new White Tiger from Avengers Academy is a cast member of that show.

REALLY?

LOL!

Good for her.

#26 Edited by RedOwl_1 (1664 posts) - - Show Bio

I just hope they aren't like the other comics based on tv shows: Mediocre (till Young Justice isn't that bad)

#27 Posted by Deranged Midget (17599 posts) - - Show Bio

Hmm... I'll stick to the shows. Already have enough on my plate.

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#28 Edited by CATPANEXE (9368 posts) - - Show Bio

Of course they're going to market their cartoons as a comic, when doesn't anyone try this?

I'm divided one these. We see the cancellation of a few rather loved series then those funds put into this, which can estimated won't be long lived. I could say I get the " friendly " claim, but I don't really buy it. I don't think money/product making corporations are interested specifically in the well being of children's emotional states, lest they just as well publish easy to read educational books about wildlife and dinosaurs, as they are to pandering and cashing in further on an already selling product (the animated series). As well, not all, but there are already child friendly publications, and Disney itself already owns that division and bought Marvel for the purpose of reaching the one they couldn't themselves: Older males. But if they end getting some enjoyment and do put a smile on some kids faces, then that outweighs it and I say money well spent.

Though if Marvel EVER attempts a full on Star Comics revival, which was a separate universe of comics which existed for the sole purpose to be Saturday Morning Cartoon tie-ins and sell toys (I'm not even exaggerating, most of those books actually define the mechanics involved with the toy counterparts action feature literally in the books: " I must press the yellow button underneath my arm gauntlet to fire my Grapple Hook Of Awesome ®, quickly! Radical, this is so much fun! "), and the big tagline for these books was of course " child friendly ", which their definition translates to " underestimate the intelligence of your children and teach them the proper respect to beg you to buy them the various products and toys the comic is selling to them ". Well, if that happens, I will...well I'm not certain I'm capable of anything really neat, so I'll probably write complaints online and have a nightmare about it or something. Anyways, down with poisonous snakes! Wait, what is this about again? Oh, those comics. Yeah, they look cute. I probably won't read them but I like the cute " very suspiciously looks like the very exact images I see plastered all over products and clothing in shopping stores " art.

#29 Posted by TenEyedMen (212 posts) - - Show Bio

Kinda wish Spectacular Spider-Man would have gotten the same treatment.

#30 Posted by BoyWander (318 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm excited for Ultimate Spider-man, but not so much the comic. The show looks really nice. Especially since Man of Action is involved.

#31 Posted by spideybigtime (76 posts) - - Show Bio

I am so picking this up! But, still, LONG LIVE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN

#32 Posted by brucecapell (101 posts) - - Show Bio

The ultimate spiderman cartoon has nothing to do with the ultimate world it's just a title

#33 Posted by butters911 (265 posts) - - Show Bio

Poor Paul Tobin. First they cancel Spider-girl, and now his all ages spidey book. I like his writing :(

#34 Posted by goldenkey (2927 posts) - - Show Bio

this is kinda funny. DC relaunched their whole universe and the major reason given was for new readers. I don't remember if they mentioned ages, but so far from what Ive read by them it isn't exactly for younger readers. We'll see how well this does, but it seems like it should help already.

#35 Posted by TheMinister707 (103 posts) - - Show Bio

Anyone else think its weird how Greg Weisman, showrunner for "Spectacular Spider-Man," now oversees "Young Justice," and Paul Dini, writer for Batman, Superman and Justice League animated series, is now the showrunner for the new "Ultimate Spider-Man" animated series?

Was there an animation writers' trade between DC and Marvel that we haven't heard about?

#36 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

Well then I know what I'm getting my niece and nephew soon enough when they can read :)

#37 Posted by The Impersonator (5500 posts) - - Show Bio

@GothamRed said:

neat, iron fist

#38 Posted by Maki_P (275 posts) - - Show Bio

I like that idea of "Fury Files"; side-stories showcasing members of the MU that haven't made it to animation yet (Iron Fist! Yay!). And heck, if these do well, then maybe we can get a "Season Two" Wolverine and the X-Men comic.

#39 Posted by PowerHerc (84317 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd like to see this idea pan out but I just don't see kids young enough to be interested having or spending $2.99 a pop for comics. I don't see this lasting.

#40 Posted by Murphy652 (4 posts) - - Show Bio

looks good

#41 Posted by sdunham818 (80 posts) - - Show Bio

I wish there was an all girls team, I have three daughters and they always ask for that.

#42 Posted by AngeTheDude (157 posts) - - Show Bio

It'll be a while before they realize that these books don't sell all that well.

#43 Posted by BlackArmor (6141 posts) - - Show Bio

@Arevish said:

Kiddy stuff, not for me.

#44 Posted by daredevil21134 (11898 posts) - - Show Bio

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

#45 Posted by TheGoldenOne (38849 posts) - - Show Bio
@UpUpAndAway said:

@Deadcool said:

So we would have an Ultimate Spider-man comic about the Cartoon that is based on the comic that at the same time is based on another comic....

What?!

...

Nice...

lol
#46 Posted by VanAce (139 posts) - - Show Bio

A good way to ease children into the Marvel universe. Also the Fury Files seem to be used to introduce characters so that you could ease them into the regular 616 easier.

#47 Posted by Mediumflyer7 (296 posts) - - Show Bio

Looking forward to this!

#48 Posted by ReVamp (22865 posts) - - Show Bio

Iron Fist being here is kinda neat.

#49 Posted by Ferro Vida (34678 posts) - - Show Bio

Not loving the character design for Iron Fist...

#50 Posted by _Cain_ (23670 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool! Now all the kids need left to be introduced to comics is a walking dead nightlight.