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Marvel To Relaunch The Ultimate Universe With Three New Series From Bendis, Marquez, Fialkov, Fiffe And More

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It's been fourteen years since Marvel launched its Ultimate line of comics, with the goal of establishing a universe in which its characters were younger and modern, and where many of the continuity restrictions of the established Marvel line didn't apply. Over that time, many changes have been made and several significant characters have died -- most notably Peter Parker, who was replaced in the role of Spider-Man by young hero Miles Morales.

Now, the Ultimate line will once again embrace change. Following the conclusion of the current line-wide Cataclysm event -- featuring the heroes of that universe facing off against Galactus -- Marvel has announced Ultimate Marvel NOW, an initiative that will see a new direction and new titles from creators Brian Michael Bendis, David Marquez, Joshua Hale Fialkov, Michel Fiffe and more.

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Michel Fiffe: The ‘Copra’ Exit Interview

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Michel Fiffe's Copra, a strange, superheroic adventure inspired by John Ostrander, Kim Yale and Luke McDonnell's classic Suicide Squad, just completed its initial 12-issue run. In that time, Fiffe wrote, drew, lettered, published and even shipped every issue himself, once a month. As he says, it was essentially all he did for an entire year, but the end result was unquestionably one of the single best comic books of the year, if not the decade.

Fiffe plans to continue the series, but during his self-imposed vacation, I spoke to him to get his thoughts on Copra, the year of his life he spent doing exactly the comic he wanted to do, and why he wants to continue.

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Link Ink: Unused ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ Movie Suits, Grand Theft Ghost Rider And The Catbug Backpack

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The COPRA Team’s Mission Comes To A Violent Conclusion In Michel Fiffe’s ‘Copra’ #12 [Preview]

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Since itss launch last fall, COPRA has been a favorite among the ComicsAlliance staff. Created, produced and distributed by cartoonist Michel Fiffe, the series is largely inspired by the work of John Ostrander, Kim Yale, Luke McDonnell and others on DC Comics' Suicide Squad in the 1980s. Like Suicide Squad, COPRA features a collection of one note villains that Fiffe makes you come to care about as the series progresses. But the title is much more than just an homage to the comics Fiffe grew up reading; with its tight scripts, fantastic page layouts, and incredibly well constructed fight scenes, interspersed with some deeply human moments, Fiffe's COPRA ranks among the best titles currently being published.

Fiffe has provided ComicsAlliance with a six page preview of COPRA#12, on sale this week. Additionally, he's revealed that the series, originally meant to conclude with this issue, will continue after a brief hiatus.

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Link Ink: New ‘Arkham Origins’ Screens, A ‘Red 2′ Trailer And Cyborg Superman Returns

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Hit the jump for today's raddest links.

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Michel Fiffe On ‘Copra’: ‘That Stuff’s In My DNA’ [Interview]

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Over the past year, one of my favorite comics has been Michel Fiffe's Copra. Launched after the success of a "bootleg" fan-comic based on John Ostrander and Luke McDonnell's classic Suicide Squad, Copra twists the formula around for a compelling, dimension-spanning adventure of a mercenary team on the run from everyone, created and published entirely by Fiffe and sold directly to fans over the Internet.

It's been a pretty amazing accomplishment in self-publishing, let alone one of the best stories going in comics tod

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Link Ink: ‘Up’ Style Batman And Robin, The Justice League In Japan And Custom Prime

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Art: Abraham Lopez imagines the stars of Pixar's Up as Batman and Robin.

Upcoming: Michel Fiffe teases COPRA #4, which is slated to ship soon.

Gaming: Garfield's Escape is now available on

Link Ink: Hot Toys Snake Eyes, ‘Wagan Land’ And RC Superman

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Toys: G.I. Joe Retaliation's Snake Eyes is getting the Hot Toys treatment in 2013, although the figure won't come with Timber the wolf.

Upcoming: Michel Fiffe's trailer for COPRA #3 has us intrigued.

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The Hellboy Memorial Awards: ComicsAlliance’s Best Comics of 2012, Part 4

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We didn't realize when we set out to list our favorite comic books of 2012 that it had been such a fun year to be a fan of the medium that we all love so much. The last twelve months offered readers a wide variety of work ranging from the most crowd-pleasing superhero epics to the most idiosyncratic of indies; the return of much missed mangaka and the emergence of exciting new talent; a new crowd-sponsored visibility for self-publishing; and the ascension of the fan artist from bedroom dreamer to Tumblr tycoon. It was a busy a

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Holiday Gift Guide: A Subscription To Michel Fiffe’s ‘COPRA’

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Michel Fiffe's COPRA
Available From: Etsy / MichelFiffe.com
Price: $5 per issue ($60 for the whole 12-issue subscription)

As a holiday gift-giver, one of your goals should be the elusive "gift that keeps on giving," something that wil

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