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Old 03-02-2020, 12:44 AM   #1
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Japanese Superhero Ultraman Makes His Way to Marvel Comics

Could Ultraman be in the next Avengers movie?

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Japanese Superhero Ultraman Makes His Way to Marvel Comics

The world needs Ultraman now more than ever.

Marvel Comics is already home to many of the most iconic superhero characters in the world, and they're about to add another huge name to their ranks. Marvel has revealed a new ongoing series featuring Japanese hero Ultraman to debut later in 2020.

As revealed at the Marvel Comics: Next Big Thing panel at C2E2, the new Ultraman series is titled The Rise of Ultraman and will be co-written by Kyle Higgins (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) and Mat Groom (Self/Made), with art by Francesco Manna (The Avengers). The comic appears to be a full reboot of the Ultra Series, one aimed at introducing a new generation of Western readers to Ultraman and the Japanese Tokusatsu genre, as well as exploring how the character's heroic ideals hold up in the uncertain world of 2020.

“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 in Marvel's press release. “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 [Ultra Series creator] Eiji Tsuburaya,” teased 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...”

Marvel hasn't yet revealed a release date for The Rise of Ultraman #1, but they are teasing more announcements in the near future. Let us know if you're excited for this Ultraman re-imagining in the comments below.
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Old 03-02-2020, 01:29 PM   #2
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Why would you want that?
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Old 03-02-2020, 11:11 PM   #3
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I love ultraman, but this is probably going to be crap. Trust me, Marvel's writing in the comics is extremely bad. There are some here and there that are good. but it's so awful, I pretty much stopped buying them altogether. I just get Spider-man now, mostly cause I have almost every issue so now it's more of an obsession to have it completed.
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