Marvel has finally revealed new details on their upcoming new Ultraman Comic book! During the C2E2 event, Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski revealed that the new series is titled “THE RISE OF ULTRAMAN,” and the first issue will be taking a look at the first generation Ultraman. They also revealed that writers Kyle Higgins and Mat Groom will be working on it, alongside artist Francesco Manna. All three are also big Ultraman fans it seems.
“A few years ago, thanks to my time on Power Rangers, I was able to discover and learn more about Tokusatsu. With its wildly different conventions and inspirations, Tokusatsu — and Ultraman in particular — has been a huge source of joy for me,” said Higgins. “It’s a genre so ripe with possibilities, even down to what we conceive of in the structure of Super Hero storytelling. It’s both an honor and a privilege to bring Ultraman to Marvel.”
“Monsters in fiction have been embodying all that is dark and scary in our world for as long as we’ve been telling stories. But I don’t think anybody understood the immense scale of our most pressing problems quite like Eiji Tsuburaya,” shared Groom. “He imagined the darkness looming overhead as tall as skyscrapers— alien and unknowable and ANGRY. But he also imagined us being able to stand up to those monsters, by rising above our worst impulses and embracing a nobler way of being. He imagined ULTRAMAN. What does that mean in this complex, contradictory world of lies? We’re going to find out…”
The new comics will be arriving in 2020, and Marvel Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski says Marvel will be bringing new stories to the Ultraman Universe. They also announced that “ULTRAMAN #1 hits stands later this year”.
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Source: Marvel Official Website