Ultraseven To Follow Ultraman At Marvel Comics In August 2022

In July last year, Bleeding Cool posted the following, regarding Ultraseven and Ultraman;

Marvel Comics currently licenses and published original Ultraman comic books in the United States, currently publishing The Trials Of Ultraman as a mini-series. Bleeding Cool has learned that it will be following this next year with Ultraseven in 2022. Ultraseven was a Japanese tokusatsu TV series created by Eiji Tsuburaya as the third installment in the Ultra Series and aired from 1967 to 1968. Planned as a hybrid of Thunderbirds and Lost in Space, and then a sequel to Ultraman, Ultraseven t saw an Earth under extraterrestrial attacks which created the Terrestrial Defense Force in response, including the Ultra Garrison, a team of six elite members who utilize high-tech vehicles and weaponry. Joining their fight is one Dan Moroboshi who is secretly an alien from the Land of Light in Nebula M-78 and transforms into his true alien form, Ultraseven, in times of crisis. As well as Ultraseven, the show featured Captain Kaoru Kiriyama, the captain of the Ultra Garrison, Shigeru Furuhashi, the rotund, strong and trigger-happy member of the Ultra Garrison, Anne Yuri, the team's communications operator and nurse. Soga: The Ultra Garrison's expert marksman, Amagi, the team's strategist.  In 1985, Turner Program Services licensed the series in a 15-year contract and commissioned the Canadian children's programming production house, Cinar, to dub all 49 episodes with new opening and closing credits, new episode names, and a change of name for the character of Anne Yuri, dubbed as Donna Michibata. Cinar edited the episodes for violence, language, and commercial time and featured new music cues. Turner put the series into their vaults until 1994, when they were alerted that the episodes were never broadcast, and then broadcast on TNT, edited further for content. And now coming to Marvel Comics in 2022, and a sequel to Marvel's current Ultraman and Trials Of Ultraman comic book series.

And so it has come to pass for August 2022.

Ultraseven To Follow Ultraman At Marvel Comics In August 2022

Following the two acclaimed limited series THE RISE OF ULTRAMAN and THE TRIALS OF ULTRAMAN comes a brand-new chapter in Ultraman's Marvel Comics adventures—ULTRAMAN: THE MYSTERY OF ULTRASEVEN! This latest installment brought together by the landmark collaboration between Marvel Comics and Tsuburaya Productions will once again feature the amazing storytelling skills of writing duo Kyle Higgins and Mat Groom. Joined by rising star artist Davide Tinto, the pair will continue to dive deep into the secrets behind the pop culture icon's fascinating mythology in an adventure that will thrill longtime fans of the global phenomenon and welcome Ultraman newcomers! In addition, the double-sized debut issue will include an additional story spotlighting the history of Ultra Q and more instructional Kaiju Steps by Gurihiru!

Giant Kaiju roam. A sinister conspiracy consolidates power. And there's nobody left to stop it — because Ultraman is GONE! How did the situation go so wrong…? And how can the United Science Patrol claw their way back from the brink? The answers lie in the appearance of an enigmatic new Ultra, and a secret that has remained hidden for decades. From distant stars to lost dimensions, untangling this twisted web will require Shin Hayata to go farther and fight harder than ever before!

"Kyle and I's reimagination of this universe started with a long-term masterplan  – which is why we featured Dan Moroboshi's mysterious disappearance in the very first pages of THE RISE OF ULTRAMAN," said Mat Groom. "It's so exciting to have reached the stage where we can now pull back the curtain on that mystery… and its world-shaking implications!"

ULTRAMAN: THE MYSTERY OF ULTRASEVEN #1 (OF 5)
Written by KYLE HIGGINS & MAT GROOM
Art by DAVIDE TINTO, DAVID LOPEZ & GURIHIRU
Cover by E.J. SU
On Sale 8/17

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About Rich Johnston

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.
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