Marvel Announces Rise of Ultraman # 1 with writers Kyle Higgins, Mat Groom and Francesco Manna
Marvel’s EIC C.B. Cebulski revealed more details for their new license Ultraman including the project’s first title and its creative teams.
A few months back, Marvel announced that acquired the license from Tsubaraya Productions but there was no details on what the project would be. So now we know that the writing team would be Kyle Higgins and Mat Groom with art by Francisco 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.”
“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 Eiji Tsuburaya,” shared 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…”