It’s official folks, Ultraman is a Marvel hero! And as Tsuburaya teams up with Marvel, Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski announced during the C2E2 event that “Marvel’s upcoming series THE RISE OF ULTRAMAN, launching later this year! THE RISE OF ULTRAMAN #1 will revisit the classic first generation of the worldwide phenomenon”. He also announced that writers Kyle Higgins and Mat Groom are working with artist Francesco Manria for the issue.
All three are huge Tokusatsu fans, particularly Higgins who took inspiration from Tokusatsu for his other works.
They also revealed the cover art for ULTRAMAN #1 which will be getting its long-awaited release later this year:
Previously, Cebulski announced that the comics will be having a global release. Tsuburaya Production CEO Takayuki Tsukagoshi also expressed his excitement, as Marvel can truly bring Ultraman into a more global audience than ever before.