Marvel Comics is about to get back into the world of the kaiju and Ultraman with the upcoming series The Trials of Ultraman. Set for a five-issue run that begins on March 17th, 2021, it comes from writers Kyle Higgins and Mat Groom. Artwork is being handled by Francesco Manna, Eduardo Ferigato, and Gurihiru. The main cover as you can see to the right is being produced by the legendary Arthur Adams.
Check out the new trailer produced for the series below.
“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,” Higgins and Groom explained. “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.”
Plot Concept: Following his hit Marvel Comics debut, THE RISE OF ULTRAMAN, Ultraman’s incredible saga will continue next month in a brand-new series. THE TRIALS OF ULTRAMAN will see the return of writers Kyle Higgins and Mat Groom and artist Francesco Manna as they dive even deeper into the fascinating Ultraman mythos. The new installment will pick up directly after Ultraman’s explosive battle with Bemular. Ultraman may have saved the world but now come the consequences. Earth’s greatest defender will have to contend with a suspicious populace, hidden enemies, and the mysterious return of a long-thought-lost comrade! The RISE is over and now Ultraman must face his greatest challenges yet.
THE TRIALS OF ULTRAMAN #1 (OF 5) JAN210591
- Written by KYLE HIGGINS and MAT GROOM
- Art by FRANCESCO MANNA, EDUARDO FERIGATO and GURIHIRU
- Colors by ESPEN GRUNDETJERN
Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS
- On Sale 3/17