Finally (have we left any writers out?) is Jason Aaron, who had a new announcement at NYCC. The Ultimate Universe spent a little bit of time recently floundering, until Ultimatum concluded and Millar, Bendis, and Loeb realigned the direction of the alt-continuity universe. Jonathan Hickman recently came in to write Ultimate Comics Thor, and now Jason Aaron has been announced as the writer for a second miniseries – Ultimate Comics Captain America. As you may know, Ultimate CapAmerica is a lot more interesting than the real one (although we like the current commie cap), and Aaron’s direction for this mini looks to be a winner.
Teaming up with Ron Garney once more, the mini will see the Vietnam War’s equivalent of Captain America show up, to challenge Steve Rogers and make him rethink the way he goes about his business. The Ultimate Universe has never been shy of making America look shady and corporate, so the news that they developed a super soldier to send into Vietnam fits them perfectly. And Aaron is already a bit of an expert on this period of American history, having written ‘The Other Side’ for Vertigo as his first big comic-book gig. So with him and Garney together, this series will almost certainly be genius.
Bonus: Captain America's exploding crotch!