This week saw the conclusion of the first volume of Marvel's newest incarnation of the Ultimates, which brought together a team of heavy hitters charged with defending the Earth from the most cosmic of threats. Next month, the title relaunches as Ultimates 2 by Al Ewing and Travel Foreman, and Marvel has provided us with a first look at unlettered pages from the first issue.

Heading into Ultimates 2, Ewing has set up a host of dangling plot threads, including the rise of The Troubleshooters and Galactus' quest to discover who chained the universe. The final issue of Ultimates featured the creation of the first Herald of Life, and judging by the solicitation for the new volume, he may have five new colleagues as The Lifebringer looks to solve the mystery of who tamed Eternity.

Check out the preview below:

 

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Travel Foreman
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Travel Foreman (Click for full size)
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Travel Foreman
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Christian Ward
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Here's the full solicitation information:

ULTIMATES 2 #1 (SEP160937)
Written by AL EWING
Art & Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN
Variant Cover by CHRISTIAN WARD (SEP160940)
Teaser Variant by MIKE DEODATO (SEP160941)
Hip-Hop Variant Cover by RISA HULETT (SEP160939)
Action Figure Wraparound Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (SEP160940)
Who – or what – is the Cosmic Jailer? What being is powerful enough to chain Eternity itself? That is the mystery Galactus must solve – before it’s too late. Ultimate problems require ultimate solutions, and Galactus will call on those who helped cure his insatiable hunger. Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Blue Marvel, Spectrum and Ms. America! Together they are the Ultimates, protectors of the Omniverse. But now they are something more – the newest heralds of Galactus, the Lifebringer!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
FOC – 10/31/16, On-Sale – 11/23/16