The pop culture icon Ultraman is set to make his Marvel debut next month as the publisher teams with Tsuburaya Productions for The Rise of Ultraman #1, a new comic series reimagining the fabled beginnings of the iconic Japanese hero.
The series will retell the origins of the Earth’s mysterious defender against the terrifying Kaiku and has been crafted by an all-star cast of talent including writers Kyle Higgins (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) and Mat Groom (Self/Made) and artists Francesco Manna (Avengers, Fantastic Four) Michael Cho (Captain America) and Gurihiru (The Unstoppable Wasp).
“Ultraman, and his Ultra Brothers, has been inspiring and exciting people around the world for over half a century. We’re honored to have an opportunity to add a unique thread to the grand Ultraman tapestry- drawing on all that has come before, to create something unlike anything that has come before,” said Higgins and Groom. “Familiar faces, taking on brand-new roles. Familiar ideas, but given brand-new spins. We’re doing our best to ensure fans of Ultraman get to see the elements they know and love – but also the ensure those same fans will never be able to guess what comes next, at every step.”
Watch the new trailer for The Rise of Ultraman here…
The Rise of Ultraman #1 will go on sale in September.