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Marvel reveals ‘Rise of Ultraman’ #1 cover art by Alex Ross

Marvel is teaming up with Tsuburaya Productions to bring the iconic character to comic book store shelves this September.

Marvel has revealed a first look at the cover art for the upcoming Rise of Ultraman #1 by comics legend Alex Ross.

Marvel promises that the comic will take Ultraman “a massive step forward onto the global stage.” Ultraman debuted all the way back in the 1960s from Tsuburaya Productions. Marvel is working alongside Tsuburaya to, in their words, “add to this iconic character’s legacy.”

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Rise of Ultraman #1 is set to hit stands in September from writers Kyle Higgins and Mat Groom, alongside artists Francesco Manna, Michael Cho and Gurihiru.

Check out the cover and the full press release below:

Rise of Ultraman #1

Marvel Comics

New York, NY— June 16, 2020 — After months of anticipation, Marvel has revealed THE RISE OF ULTRAMAN #1 will release in comic shops this September! Featuring a stunning main cover from legendary artist Alex Ross, Marvel’s upcoming series will reimagine the classic beginnings of one of the biggest worldwide pop culture icons: ULTRAMAN!

Storytelling masters Kyle Higgins (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Winter Soldier) and Mat Groom (Self/Made), together with superstar artists Francesco Manna (Avengers, Fantastic Four) Michael Cho (Captain America) and Gurihiru (The Unstoppable Wasp) will take fans back into the days of darkness, where the terrifying Kaiju lurk. When these unfathomable monsters threaten all life as we know it, the only thing standing in their way…is the United Science Patrol! Who are these enigmatic defenders, and how do they perform their miracles? Shin Hayata and Kiki Fuji have spent half a lifetime trying to find out – and their quest is about to drive them toward a decades-old dark secret and put them on a collision course with a mysterious warrior from beyond the stars!

“Across the globe, Ultraman is as iconic and well-recognized a character as Spider-Man or Iron Man, so when the opportunity arose for us to introduce his mythos to a new generation, as seen through the Marvel lens, we didn’t take that responsibility lightly,” said Marvel Executive Editor Tom Brevoort. “For fans of the classic 1966 series, there’ll be plenty of Easter eggs that you’ll recognize. But for those who’ve never experienced an Ultraman story before, this series will start at square one—launching an epic showdown fit for the modern age.”

“With release of Marvel’s The Rise of Ultraman series, Tsuburaya Productions and our partners at Marvel Comics are taking ULTRAMAN a massive step forward onto the global stage,” said Tsuburaya CEO Takayuki Tsukagoshi. “Marvel’s rendering of the ULTRAMAN story has been faithfully created with the highest level of respect, quality and creativity resulting in a storyline that expands the ULTRAMAN universe.”

Ultraman has been a pop culture staple since the franchise debuted in the 1960s, and his thrilling stories have been depicted on both the page and the screen. Now, Marvel Comics will be able to add to this iconic character’s legacy. Stay tuned for more details about what can you expect from Ultraman’s adventures when THE RISE OF ULTRAMAN #1 hits stands this September!

THE RISE OF ULTRAMAN #1 (of 5)

Written by KYLE HIGGINS & MAT GROOM

Art by FRANCESCO MANNA with MICHAEL CHO and GURIHIRU

Cover by ALEX ROSS

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