"Since I started drawing Ultimates issue one in late 2001," said Hitch, "I may have only delivered two or three 22 page books. I’ve always pushed the story either with additional visual material to underscore what’s been written or to pump action to the level we all wanted but would never have had the room for. So I just drew it the way it felt right to do so."
It's not all that rosy though. Because of the first issue being expanded for the same price, the second issue has been pushed back to a May release.
Check out the full letter and another pencil previews below.