The Rise Of Ultraman #1

Writer: Kyle Higgins, Mat Groom Artist: Francesco Manna, Michael Cho Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 9, 2020 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 10
7.9Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

In darkness there lurks Kaiju - terrifying and unfathomable monsters. Between Kaiju and the rest of us stands the United Science Patrol!
But who are these enigmatic defenders, and how do they perform their miracles? Shin Hayata and Kiki Fuji have spent half a lifetime trying to find out - and their quest is about to drive them toward a decades-old dark secret and put them on a collision course with a mysterious warrior from beyond the stars!
Kyle Higgins (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Mat Groom (Self/Made) and Francesco Manna (AVENGERS) reimagine the classic origin of a pop culture icon as THE RISE OF ULTRAMAN begins!
Rated T+

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - CJ Sep 9, 2020

    The Rise of Ultraman#1 is an amazing update to the Ultraman mythos, courtesy of a creative team that has nothing but love for the character. Higgins, Groom, and Manna make an amazing team and I look forward to seeing more of this series, including Hayata's first transformation into Ultraman. As an Ultraman fan, I highly recommend this to fans both old and new. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Weird Science Jim Sep 8, 2020

    Ultraman #1 is a great start to Kyle Higgins and Mat Groom's 5-issue mini. If you are not familiar with Ultraman, don't worry, you will not be left behind. Check it out for the great art, intriguing story, and giant Kaiju! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 8, 2020

    I was hesitant in reading this work since a big publisher like Marvel Comics taking on yet another property is an easy cash-grab if done wrong, but that couldn't be further from the truth. The creative team has done the homework, clearly spent a lot of time and energy getting this world right, and have started things off strong. The Rise of Ultraman is an exciting new sci-fi action story well worth rising up and reading. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Wendel Sep 9, 2020

    Phenomenal art and deep references from Higgins and Groom make this comic a must buy. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - Ross Hutchinson Sep 8, 2020

    ULTRAMAN: RISE OF ULTRAMAN #1 is a clever three-pronged introduction into the Ultraman universe that fans of the original material can appreciate and newcomers to the franchise can also enjoy. While issue one may not have the kind of action some may be expecting, it still has thrills and mystery and combines that with great character work, superb art, and a clever format. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Spencer Perry Sep 9, 2020

    This new series reboots the property for new audiences and old fans alike with a direct approach to the concept in a fun inaugural issue. The only real downside for the series' kickoff is that it has to spend more time establishing its world than really playing in it, though it features quality backup tales to supplement that shortcoming. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma Sep 10, 2020

    I would recommend this one if you are into Ultraman and kaiju or want something different from the usual superhero stories. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - John Schaidler Sep 11, 2020

    Come for the main event, but be sure to stay for the extras, they make a decent debut much better. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 10, 2020

    I'm by no means an Ultraman expert, but this issue makes an interesting case for finding out more. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Sep 9, 2020

    Which, regrettably, makes The Rise of Ultraman #1 uneven. Though gorgeous throughout and chocked full of charm and weird bits of texture, the story isn't that accessible for those not up to speed on the character. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Bleeding Cool - Theo Dwyer Oct 1, 2020

    Ultraman: The Rise of Ultraman #1 sees Marvel Comics relaunch this Kaiju-fighting hero with a sci-fi origin story. Read Full Review

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