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Marvel Comics launching 'The Trials of Ultraman' series for March 2021
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Marvel Comics launching ‘The Trials of Ultraman’ series for March 2021

New enemies and new thrills await the mysterious warrior beyond the stars when The Trials of Ultraman launches in March!

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The Rise of Ultraman kicked off Marvel’s foray into the Ultraman universe, but it was always set to be a five-issue miniseries. Today, Marvel Comics has revealed that series is getting a follow up five-issue series called The Trial of Ultraman. The series will feature the same creative team of Kyle Higgins, Mat Groom, and Francesco Manna.

The series has been pretty darn good with a great first issue.

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So what’s it about?

Ultraman narrowly averted a catastrophe decades in the making. The world was saved – but, also, forever changed. Now…come the consequences. Much of the populace regard their defenders with suspicion. Enemies hide in plain sight, and even those closest to Shin Hayata don’t necessarily trust the Giant of Light. But at last, a long-thought-lost comrade has mysteriously returned! The RISE is over. The training wheels are off, and the stakes have never been higher. THE TRIALS OF ULTRAMAN begin here!

Check out the cover art for the first issue by Arthur Adams below.

Marvel Comics launching 'The Trials of Ultraman' series for March 2021

For more on The Trials of Ultraman, read the official Marvel press release below.

New York, NY— December 21, 2020 — Earlier this year, Marvel Comics collaborated with Tsuburaya Productions to bring readers THE RISE OF ULTRAMAN, a thrilling comic series that introduced the pop culture icon to new fans and delighted longtime Ultraman enthusiasts. Following this soaring debut, the Ultraman saga will continue this March in THE TRIALS OF ULTRAMAN. The all-star team behind THE RISE OF ULTRAMAN, writers Kyle Higgins and Mat Groom and artist Francesco Manna, return to continue to explore the fascinating Ultraman mythos.

The new installment will pick up after the epic conclusion of THE RISE OF ULTRAMAN. Ultraman narrowly averted a catastrophe decades in the making. The world was saved – but, also, forever changed. Now…come the consequences. Much of the populace regard their defenders with suspicion. Enemies hide in plain sight, and even those closest to Shin Hayata don’t necessarily trust the Giant of Light. But at last, a long-thought-lost comrade has mysteriously returned! The RISE is over. The training wheels are off, and the stakes have never been higher. THE TRIALS OF ULTRAMAN begin here!

Here’s what Kyle Higgins and Mat Groom had to say about Ultraman’s next chapter:

“In THE RISE OF ULTRAMAN, we had to create a whole new universe (built on the powerful concepts and characters of the original television shows). Then, in the final issue of RISE, we turned that world upside down.

“Now, in THE TRIALS OF ULTRAMAN, we get to really explore this new universe– the consequences of decisions made in RISE, and the possibilities (as well as tensions) of a newly-fantastical global community. The introduction is over… now, we’ll be diving into the real meat of our Ultraman saga. And the stakes and scale will only continue to grow.

“We’re so grateful that so many existing Ultraman fans embraced our new interpretation, and that new fans took a leap of faith to join us on this journey. It’s a privilege to continue to contribute to the wider Ultraman canon, and we’ll never take for granted that we’re only able to do so because of the support of readers. We hope everyone will join us for the next step– there are big things ahead!”

Don’t miss latest adventures of one of humanity’s greatest heroes when THE TRIALS OF ULTRAMAN #1 hits stands this March! For more information, visit Marvel.com.

THE TRIALS OF ULTRAMAN #1 (OF 5)

Written by KYLE HIGGINS & MAT GROOM

Art by FRANCESCO MANNA

Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS

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