Over at CBR’s message boards, new Avengers (and New Avengers) writer Jonathan Hickman tackled a boatload of fan questions about what’s upcoming in his run on Earth’s Mightiest Heroes: The scale of the new team, the gender/race breakdown of the Avengers moving forward, and this weird response to the suggestion that he left Ultimate Comics Ultimates to prepare for Avengers:
My leaving was a bit more complicated than that. Yes, when it became obvious that I was getting Avengers, I needed to leave, but a bunch of that was also the Ultimates relaunch being swallowed alive by DC’s New 52. There’s more, but that’s all inside baseball.
So Hickman left Ultimates because the New 52 was outselling it…? That’s an unexpected answer. Also unexpected: With Hyperion appearing in Avengers #1 and the New Universe character rumored to show up soon, might we expect to see the Malibu Ultraverse characters soon…?
Dammit. Go read the whole thread; there’s a lot of stuff in there.