Marvel Reveals New Ongoing Series Featuring Japanese Hero Ultraman Coming Later In 2020
The new series will be titled The Rise of Ultraman and appears to be a full reboot, with the intention of bringing the character to a new generation of Western comic readers.
“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 [Ultra Series creator] Eiji Tsuburaya,” teased co-writer May 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…”
No release date has been announced yet.