Ultramega by James Harren #1

Writer: James Harren Artist: James Harren, Dave Stewart Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 17, 2021 Cover Price: $7.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 19
8.9Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

A cosmic plague has spread, transforming 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?
Fight monsters and stand with humanity in this new Skybound original from the greatest artist of his generation, JAMES HARREN (RUMBLE, BPRD) and Eisner Award-winning colorist DAVE STEWART. Each issue is extra-sized, with a 60-page debut that can barely contain its giant hero more

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott Mar 17, 2021

    This is James Harrens debut as a writer, and it is an exceptional debut. There is something for everyone in here. Horror, comedy, Kaiju, superb character development, emotional depth, more Kaiju" If youre a regular reader of my reviews then Im going to assume that have broadly similar tastes to me in terms of the genre that float your boat, and this is a book that hits so many of my favourite genre and sub-genre that its one I cant recommend enough. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Mar 17, 2021

    This comic will blow you away and leave nothing but rubble and ashes in its wake. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Mar 18, 2021

    Ultramega #1 is a everything I want out of a monster movie. I love the added layer of the monsters being people. There is something to that concept. When the baddie used to be just a normal person, that makes the destruction of him or her more problematic. I am all in on this series. The first issue has my head spinning. I can not wait for more. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comics Bookcase - T.W. Worn Mar 17, 2021

    Ultramega #1 is a bloated feast of grime and bile, but deep within its filth is a beautiful story about hope and commitment. Any fan of horror especially body or kaiju horror should make this a must read. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Mar 17, 2021

    James Harren'sUltramegapromises to be much more than a mere monster-of-the-week beat 'em up book, as there's great depth of story that, when teamed with the inherent horror and excitement common in kaiju tales, makes for a refreshing read. Do not miss out. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comic Watch - Ross Hutchinson Mar 17, 2021

    Ultramega #1 is sixty-eight pages of absolutely superb art that takes a trope that will be familiar to many, injects it with deeply flawed characters and a very healthy dose of body horror then turns it inside out for an exceptionally engaging opening chapter that starts in a familiar place but ends in an unfamiliar one and that's it's brilliance it takes your expectations and turns them on their head. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Mar 17, 2021

    When all is said and done, Ultramega #1delivers a brutal yet poignant tale that will be far too much for many but couldn't tell its story any other way. Not for the faint of heart, but what it offers is worth the discomfort if you can stomach it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Mar 23, 2021

    UltraMega builds a terrifying new world, a scary take on the classic hero versus giant monster. It's a frightening vision of the classic story, with gorgeous and horrifying visuals- an absolute must-read. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Mar 20, 2021

    Ultramega #1 isn't for everyone, but it's certainly the most accessible comic in the genre. It feels grown-up, and it's genuinely terrifying sometimes. It's unpredictable, exciting, and looks fantastic. Anyone who is remotely interested in the concept owes it to themselves to pick up one of the best debuts of the year so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Mar 16, 2021

    Ultramega #1 delivered exactly what you want from James Harren's kaiju book. Now, the story may have some issues at the jump, but I am still very interested to see where we are going. The art is outstanding; you want giant bloody battles, you get them in Ultramega #1. James Harren is one of the best artists out there and this issue showcases all of his talents and more on each and every page. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Mar 18, 2021

    The one lingering question that is left is this: the title is a Soundgarden reference, right? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Mar 13, 2021

    Ultramega is not a cheerful book, but it is a timely one that redefines the Kaiju and Sentai genres through a mature and thoughtful lens. Also, you get to see giant monsters rip each other's arms off. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Graphic Policy - Brett Mar 17, 2021

    Ultramega #1 is an entertaining start. It's destruction is what stands out from the similar stories. It doesn't just deliver fallen building and destroyed cars, it does it in a style and on a level that's amusing and lighthearted. There's a lot to this debut that's familiar but it delivers it all in a style all its own. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Alex Richardson Mar 16, 2021

    Ultramega #1 makes a favorable first impression for the series, but it's not a must-read. Read Full Review

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