Yeah, so as I mentioned I'm reading the current Ultimate Comics Spider-Man book. Anyway, I was playing catch up as I'd been out of the comic scene for a bit. I picked up the most recent issues #12, 13, and 14 and started reading them. So I finished 12, which finished off the story with Uncle Aaron, and that was good. Then I went into 13, and I knew about the Divided We Fall storyline and the fact that the Ultimate books would be using these as an overarching story that affects all of them. However, I don't know anything about the background of it so when I opened issue 13 I was so lost and they do very little to explain what the hell happened. Last issue, he's fighting Uncle Aaron, next one all of America seems to be destroyed. I'm not going to spend money just to pick up the other series, even though the note at the end of the comic recommends it.
I was just wondering if someone could fill me in on the details. I feel like Ultimates is the catalyst for many of the plot details affecting the other two books. I just want to know the general facts about what's going on. Apparently Washington, D.C. is decimated - how did that happen? Also, when exactly and why did Texas secede from the U.S.? Thanks.