It's Not Ultraman – It's Ultramega from James Harren and Dave Stewart

James Harren, writer/artist on Rumble and BPRD is creating a new comic book with colourist Dave Stewart, from Image Comics/Skybound in March, that is most definitely not Ultraman. Instead it is Ultramega. And they would really like you to know the difference.

Not Ultraman - It's Ultramega from James Harren and Dave Stewart
Not Ultraman – It's Ultramega from James Harren and Dave Stewart

. Ultramega's debut issue will sink ships with its extra-length story—busting at the seams with a whopping 68-pages of colossal goodness. The new series was announced during a conversation between Skybound's Editor-in-Chief Sean Mackiewicz and online host Hector Navarro during a Skybound Xpo panel today.

Not Ultraman - It's Ultramega from James Harren and Dave Stewart
Not Ultraman – It's Ultramega from James Harren and Dave Stewart

"I hope readers appreciate an honest stab at making visceral, surprising, and bizarre comics," said Harren. "It's a celebration of the kinds of books I grew up reading—comics that move and curse and bleed. Skybound has given me the unbelievable privilege to play and experiment—and with any luck, deliver a book that doesn't look like anything else. And Dave Stewart's there to hit home runs and make the world a better place with his color art."

Not Ultraman - It's Ultramega from James Harren and Dave Stewart
Not Ultraman – It's Ultramega from James Harren and Dave Stewart

In the world of Ultramega, a cosmic plague has spread and transformed everyday people into violent, monstrous kaiju. Only the Ultramega—three individuals imbued with incredible powers—hold the line against this madness. Their battles level cities and leave untold horror in their wake. Now, the final reckoning approaches for the Ultramega… but is this a war they can even win?

Not Ultraman - It's Ultramega from James Harren and Dave Stewart
Not Ultraman – It's Ultramega from James Harren and Dave Stewart

Pacific Rim? Puny. Godzilla? A guppy. Readers beware: no series launch in 2021 could possibly be bigger than Ultramega. Literally. Ultramega #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, March 17.

Any resemblance to Ultraman is, presumably, completely coincidental.

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Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.