The Rise of Ultraman is a 2020 5-issue limited comic book series published by Marvel Entertainment in collaboration with Tsuburaya Productions, based on the popular Ultraman series. The series is co-written by Kyle Higgins and Mat Groom with art and character designs by Francesco Manna with Michael Cho and Gurihiru.
Danny Simon of The Licensing Group, one of Tsuburaya Productions' partners in the United States, approached and managed to broker a deal with Marvel, leading to the start of the collaborative project. The then-unnamed project was first publicly revealed in November 2019 at Comic-Con Tokyo, with more production details being revealed at the C2E2 event in February 2020.
The story retells the origins of Ultraman to make it easier for new readers to follow while having elements familiar to more experienced fans, focusing especially on Shin Hayata, who has been reimagined in a modern day setting.
When the terrifying Kaiju, unfathomable monsters from the days of darkness, threaten all life as we know it, the only thing standing in their way... is the United Science Patrol! 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!
|1||September 9, 2020|
|Comes with special Ultra Q story penned by Michael Cho, and Kaiju Steps art by Gurihiru.|
|2||October 7, 2020|
|3||November 4, 2020|
|4||December 9, 2020|
|5||January 6, 2021|
A 5-part documentary series about The Rise of Ultraman series, titled "Secrets of The Rise of Ultraman", was also created by Marvel Comics and Starlight Runner Productions. It was released on Blu-ray by Mill Creek Entertainment on Ultraman Day 2021 (July 10, 2021), alongside nine English dubbed episodes of the original Ultraman television series.
- Satoru Ichinotani
- Kyoko Kato
Expédition Scientifique Nationale
- Commander Ancel
- Agent Mortheim
- Agent Duguet
- Doctor Yamamoto
- Ultraman Ace (Cameo)
- Ultraman Taro (Cameo)
- Ultraman 80 (Cameo)
|Showa||Ultraman (Novel, Umezu, Kazumine) | Ultraseven (The Targeted Town Novel, Kuwata, Kazumine) | Return of Ultraman | Ultraman Great Fierce Battle | Ultraman Ace | Ultraman Taro (Uchiyama, Ishikawa) | Ultraman Leo | Mirrorman | The・Ultraman | Ultra Brothers Story | The☆Ultraman | Ultraman 80 | Decisive Battle! Brothers | Ultra Super Legends|
|Heisei||Ultraman Great (Manga, Novel) | Ultraman: Super Fighter Legend | Battle of the Ultra Brothers | Heisei Ultraseven (EPISODE: 0, EVOLUTION) | Ultraman THE FIRST | Gridman the Hyper Agent: The Demon King's Counterattack | Kiriel-Bito | Ultraman: The Next | Ultraman Nexus | Ultraman Story 0 | Ultraman Max | Ultraman Mebius (Anderes Horizont, Fight! Ultra Brothers, Armored Darkness) | Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Adventure | Ultra Monster Kattobi! Land | Ultraseven X | Ultra Ninpocho | Ultraman Super Fighter Geki-Den | Ultra Idemitsujin | Ultraman Sisters | Ultraman: Another Genesis | ULTRAMAN | Seven Queu: Lovely Idol | Ultra Monster Anthropomorphic Project (Novels, Galaxy Days, POP, Ultra Journey) | Ultraman F | Ultraman Dual | Mountain Peanuts | Ultraman Dual 2 | Ultraman Orb Chronicle | Ultraman R/B Novel | TDG: Adventure in Hyperspace | Ultraman Tiga: To the Shining Ones | Ultraman Tiga Novel: Forest of the White Fox | Ultraman Dyna Novel: Star of Peace・The・Other|
|Reiwa||SSSS.GRIDMAN NOVELIZATIONS | Hime and Samurai | ULTRAMAN SUIT ANOTHER UNIVERSE | Ultraman Dyna: Zero Drive Towards Tomorrow | SSSS.GRIDMAN ANOTHER LOAD | Anime ULTRAMAN Novel | Ultraman Taiga Novel | Diaclone VS. Gridman | Fight! Sevenger | Mirrorman 2D|
|Foreign||Ultraman G | Ultraman: Negative One | Ultraman Tiga | Redman | The Rise of Ultraman | The Trials of Ultraman|