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Monster Zero x SciFi Japan • Ultraman manga through Viz
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Ultraman manga through Viz

PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:20 pm
by klen7
SciFiJapan is reporting that Viz is bringing over the newish Ultraman manga.

Re: Ultraman manga through Viz

PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 1:33 am
by Psycho Soldier
Looks and sounds interesting. The Ultraman design on the cover looks great, too. I'll be checking this out.

Re: Ultraman manga through Viz

PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:37 am
by mr.negativity

Re: Ultraman manga through Viz

PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:35 pm
by Rody
I'm very happy to hear this. I was reading fan translations of the manga, but those have stopped short. It's great that we're getting an official release now.

Re: Ultraman manga through Viz

PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:27 pm
by tbeasley
Skimmed through this at the bookstore and it looks interesting. I've only familiar with the first Ultra series and this seems to be a direct sequel to it, so I think I can jump right in. I'd love to support officially licensed Ultra merchandise but can anyone say it's worth keeping up with? I've been meaning to read more manga, I've only ever read Akira and the Evangelion adaptation.

Re: Ultraman manga through Viz

PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2015 8:25 pm
by klen7
i got the first volume.. its not quite what i expected, but im interested to see where it goes...

It does keep the original Ultraman series as cannon, so there are characters and references to that. There is young protagonist (so we're very squarely in shonen territory) who has super powers (they call it "The Ultraman Factor").. there are also villainous aliens. The action so far is all human sized (with armored power suits) but the short flashbacks to the original Ultraman has large scale monsters.

It's better than i am making it sound (or maybe it sounds good to you) because i haven't been a fan of super powered high school kids since i was in high school. The story elements that tie back to the original Ultraman are keeping me interested, but the main action is lost on me

Re: Ultraman manga through Viz

PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2015 3:57 am
by Psycho Soldier
I liked it quite a bit. The action did remind me more of The Guyver than of Ultraman, but I have a good feeling that the manga is building up to more traditional Ultra action, so I don't feel too disappointed yet. I liked the artwork, enjoyed the ties to the original show, and look forward to Volume 2.

Re: Ultraman manga through Viz

PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 1:29 pm
by Xenorama
guess who hosted a panel about this comic at this years "Comic Con" in San Diego?

http://xenorama.blogspot.com/2015/07/ultra-comic.html

Re: Ultraman manga through Viz

PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 6:44 pm
by Rody


Image

It's a neat read, and it touches on how the manga compares/contrasts to both classic Ultraman and American superheroes.

Re: Ultraman manga through Viz

PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 1:02 am
by klen7
My volume 2 was printed upside down. Is that happening widely?

Re: Ultraman manga through Viz

PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:22 pm
by lhb412
^I looked through a copy at my comic shop the other day and yes: printed upside down.

Re: Ultraman manga through Viz

PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:34 pm
by Rody
My copy is printed fine.

Say, shouldn't we be getting volume 3 soon?

Re: Ultraman manga through Viz

PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:31 pm
by klen7
My volume 3 already arrived last week.

Re: Ultraman manga through Viz

PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 11:41 am
by O.Supreme
It's on my Amazon wish list to be released 2/16/16 (in about 11 days), but I suppose some distributors could have shipped it early.

Re: Ultraman manga through Viz

PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:22 pm
by klen7
interesting.... Viz's website has the 16-Feb release listed as well, and it isnt available via digital yet either.

Not sure why Diamond sent it out so early
https://41.media.tumblr.com/172aa150254 ... 1_1280.jpg

Re: Ultraman manga through Viz

PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 2:33 pm
by O.Supreme
Not sure but not out of the realm of impossibility. I got a comic book in store a few months back (one of the Transformers ones from IDW) I think Diamond accidentally shipped a week early, as most websites, including IDW, had the following week as the ship date. But cool for you 8)

Re: Ultraman manga through Viz

PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:32 pm
by lhb412
I was just thinking: with the anime adaptation of this series coming to Netflix it'd be cool if Viz published some other Ultraman manga. For instance, you could publish the Ultraman The First manga from '00s (done by the guy who did 3x3 Eyes) which retells the original show and market it as a prequel to the main manga series.