Ultraman, Blink, Sleeper Agent, Human Target and more slug it out in our first Slugfest comics publishing news round-up.
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Ultraman returns in August
Marvel has announced a third Ultraman miniseries by Kyle Higgins, Mat Groom and Davide Tinto. Subtitled ‘The Mystery of Ultraseven,” the story will include “an enigmatic new Ultra and a secret that has remained hidden for decades.”
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Kyle Higgins, Mat Groom and Francesco Manna return for the new miniseries.
Following The Rise of Ultraman, which came out earlier this year, Marvel has announced a second miniseries starring the popular Japanese superhero. The Trials of Ultraman will feature the same creative team as the first series — writers Kyle Higgins and Mat Groom, and artist Francesco Manna.
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‘The Rise of Ultraman’ will be written by Kyle Higgins and Mat Groom, with artwork by Francesco Manna.
It was a bit surprising last year when Marvel announced plans to bring the popular Japanese superhero Ultraman to America. At C2E2 this weekend, the publisher revealed the creative team and some cover art for the series, which will debut later this year.
The Rise of Ultraman will be written by Kyle Higgins and Mat Groom, with artwork by Francesco Manna.
“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.”
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Agreement between publisher and Tsuburaya Productions announced at Tokyo Comic Con.
Marvel will bring the popular Japanese franchise Ultraman to comics next year. Marvel announced the agreement with Tsuburaya Productions, who own Ultraman, at the Tokyo Comic Con late last week.
“As one of the world’s most popular franchises, Ultraman has brought
together some of the most passionate fandoms in pop culture today, and
we can’t wait to bring his story to even more fans around the globe,”
said Marvel Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski. “Like Marvel, Ultraman
captivated generations by telling spectacular stories grounded in the
real world, and it continues to be a beloved classic through its
television shows, movies, toys, games, comics, and more. We are so
thrilled to introduce new chapters to the Ultraman Multiverse next
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