The Press Release:
Marvel Entertainment and Tsuburaya Productions are excited to announce a collaboration that will bring new Ultraman stories to comics and graphic novels! Unveiled at Tokyo Comic Con, this new collaboration will launch in 2020.
Ultraman has been a pop culture classic ever since its introduction in the 1960s, resulting in more than 50 years of stories told on screen and in the pages of manga and comics. Today, Ultraman continues to be a worldwide phenomenon, but fans will always remember the groundbreaking thrill and wonder of the first generation of Ultraman that started it all. Beginning next year, Marvel will expand that iconic era of the Ultras through the lens of Marvel’s art and storytelling.
“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 year.”
“We are delighted to announce the partnership with Marvel, one of the leading entertainment companies that has produced fascinating characters and stories loved by fans across the globe for over 80 years,” said Tsuburaya Productions CEO Takayuki Tsukagoshi. “We can’t be more excited to explore and create new stories for the Ultraman franchise with Marvel and bringing them to both Marvel and Ultraman fans all around the world.”
Story and creative team details will be shared at a later date. Stay tuned at the links below for more information and updates!
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Though my overall background in the mythology of Ultraman is rather limited, I love so much of the characters and creations that come out of Japan. I’ve been trying to get myself more into the Anime and Manga stuff based on its overall popularity and as many readers know, I am a regular attendee to the Liberty City Anime Con and the Anime NYC convention. I am also a big fan of anything Kaiju and Godzilla and I still have a complete set of my “Shogun Warriors” comics along with three of the giant-sized figures of these defenders of the world. As more news about “Ultraman” comes to light I will be sharing it here with the readership. What do you think about this announcement? Are you a fan of “Ultraman”? Chime in down below in the comments section.