Tsuburaya Productions has revealed information on the new Ultraman comic book series in production through Marvel Comics.
Tsuburaya Productions has revealed the story line and artist line up for the upcoming Ultraman comic book series by Marvel Comics. “THE RISE OF ULTRAMAN” will be co-written by Kyle Higgins and Mat Groom. Higgins worked as a writer for the Power Rangers and Winter Soldier series. Groom has worked on the Self/Made series by Image Comics prior to working on this series.
Working on the art for the comic series is Francesco Manna. Manna has done the art for some larger Marvel series such as Jason Aaron’s Avengers and Dan Slott’s Fantastic Four. THE RISE OF ULTRAMAN will focus around the original Ultraman, and revisit the era that long time fans are familiar with.
Kyle Higgins talked about the opportunity to work on the new Ultraman series. He has recently taken an interest in tokusatsu after working on the Power Rangers series. Recently he has taken quite an interested in Ultraman as well.
“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.”
Groom also reflected on working on the new series. Groom spoke about how monsters in fictions and how they’ve always been apart of story telling. He continued on to speak about Eiji Tsuburaya and how he was able to tackle the scale of issues and problems.
“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 RISE OF ULTRAMAN by Marvel Comics will release later this year.
Source: Ultraman Galaxy