Wednesday, October 7, 2015


Another mini-blog...

Ultraman Volume 1 by Eiichi Shimuza and Tomohiro Shimoguchi [Viz; $12.99] kicks off a new era for a classic Japanese super-hero. It is not breathtakingly original and its fight scenes are typical for Japanese action manga. Here’s what Amazon says:

Decades ago, a being known as the Giant of Light joined Shin Hayata of the Scientific Special Search Party to save Earth from an invasion of terrifying monsters known as Kaiju. Now, many years later, those dark days are fading into memory, and the world is at peace. But in the shadows a new threat is growing, a danger that can only be faced by a new kind of hero—a new kind of ULTRAMAN…

Shinjiro is an ordinary teenager, but his father is the legendary Shin Hayata. When he learns that his father passed on the “Ultraman Factor” to him, and that he possesses incredible powers, nothing will ever be the same again.

I got the first volume through my local library. I’m not going to request any further volumes. However, avid fans of the Ultraman TV series will want to take a look at this series.

ISBN 978-1-4215-8182-8

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