"Ultimates 3" #1 second printing sells out, B&W third printing offered

Official Press Release

It's the ultimate comic book event of the season, as Marvel is proud to announce that Ultimates 3 #1 (of 5) Second Printing Variant has sold out at Diamond (though some copies may be available at the retail level). The red-hot series, from Eisner-winning, Emmy-nominated writer Jeph Loeb (Hulk, television's Heroes) and the acclaimed art team of Joe Madureira & Christian Lichtner present the first chapter of the series that'll leave you breathless!

Now's your chance to experience Ultimates 3 #1 like never before in Ultimates 3 #1 (of 5) Black & White Variant! Featuring black & white interiors, this landmark issue features Madureira's raw pencils with Loeb's earth-shattering plot & dialogue! You've never seen the Ultimates quite like this before! This issue also features Madureira's now classic wraparound covers in black & white, depicting the Ultimate Universe heroes heading towards a climactic battle with their enemies, the Brotherhood!

"Wasn't Christmas a couple of months ago? Once again, this team is so grateful to the readers, fans, and retailers who continue to support the book as we MARCH ON ULTIMATUM!" said Loeb. "This chance to see Joe Mad's amazing pencils for the first time is something for all of us to enjoy -- including me!"

As March On Ultimatum kicks into high gear, don't miss the issue that turned the Ultimate Universe on its head! Just who are the Ultimates now? Who-or what-is Venom after? What happens that changes the Ultimate Universe forever? Find out in Ultimates 3 #1 Black & White Variant!


Written by JEPH LOEB

Pencils & Gatefold Covers by JOE MADUREIRA

Parental Advisory …$2.99

FOC-2/28/08, On-Sale-3/19/08

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