New enemies and new thrills await the mysterious warrior beyond the stars when 'The Trials of Ultraman' launches next spring!
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!
THE TRIALS OF ULTRAMAN #1 (OF 5)
KYLE HIGGINS & MAT GROOM (W) • FRANCESCO MANNA (A)
Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS
KAIJU VARIANT COVER BY ARTHUR ADAMS
Variant Cover by FRANCESCO MANNA
Variant Cover by PEACH MOMOKO
VIRGIN VARIANT COVER BY PEACH MOMOKO
Variant Cover by KIA ASAMIYA
Variant Cover by MATTHEW FRANK
TV VARIANT COVER ALSO AVAILABLE
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 have faith in the Giant of Light. But at last, a long-thought-lost comrade has mysteriously returned!
That’s a good thing…right?
The RISE is over. The training wheels are off, and the stakes have never been higher. THE TRIALS OF ULTRAMAN begin here!
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99
In Shops: Mar 17, 2021
TRIALS OF ULTRAMAN #1 POSTER
24" x 36"
In Shops: Mar 10, 2021
Overrun by Kaiju and pinned behind enemy lines, Kiki could really use the help of the newly merged Ultraman - but what went wrong with the merging process, and how will that impact our hero?
With that to deal with, Shin must also decide whom to trust - the benevolent-seeming but deeply secretive USP or the bitter whistleblower Dr. Yamamoto... And a wrong choice could cost him everything he holds dear!