“Making the impossible possible by never giving up until the very last…That’s what it means to be an Ultraman!”

— ULTRAMAN, (1966-1967).

Ketika panel MARVEL’S ‘NEXT BIG THING’ di konvensyen Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) 2020 hujung minggu lepas, syarikat Marvel Comics telah mengumumkan siri komik mini sepanjang 5-isu yang memaparkan legenda adiwira Jepun ULTRAMAN!

  • Komik THE RISE OF ULTRAMAN #1 akan menonjolkan generasi pertama fenomena global ini, nukilan penulis Kyle Higgins (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Winter Soldier) dan Mat Groom (Self/Made) serta pelukis Francesco Manna (Avengers, Fantastic Four).
Kredit: ULTRAMAN oleh artis Ed McGuinness dan Matthew Wilson (Marvel Comics/Tsuburaya Productions).
  • Pendekatan penulis Kyle Higgins untuk siri komik mini 5-isu ini:

“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. 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.”

Kyle Higgins, Penulis, THE RISE OF ULTRAMAN
Kredit: ULTRAMAN oleh artis Ed McGuinness dan Matthew Wilson (Marvel Comics/Tsuburaya Productions).
  • Pendekatan penulis Mat Groom untuk siri komik mini 5-isu ini:

“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 (ULTRAMAN 1966-1967). 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…”

Kredit: ULTRAMAN oleh artis Alex Ross (Marvel Comics/Tsuburaya Productions).
  • Pendapat CEO Tsuburaya Productions, Takayuki Tsukagoshi tentang usahasama bersama Marvel Comics:

“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. 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.”

Takayuki Tsukagoshi, CEO, Tsuburaya Productions.
  • Komik THE RISE OF ULTRAMAN #1 bakal diterbitkan oleh syarikat Marvel Comics pada lewat tahun 2020. 


Apakah harapan anda untuk komik ULTRAMAN yang bakal diterbitkan oleh Marvel Comics nanti?


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