Image Comics Brings Big Monster Action This Spring With ‘Ultramega’ #1
by Olly MacNamee
This coming Spring 2021 Image Comics/Skybound Entertainment will be debuting a new kaiju comic book with Ultramega. Written by James Harren (Rumble, BPRD) and featuring colour art by multiple Eisner award winning coloruist Dave Stewart. And, it’s gonna big! Big on monster kaiju, but also big on page count too, with the first issue weighing in at 68 pages.
The new series was announced during a conversation between Skybound’s Editor-in-Chief Sean Mackiewicz and online host Hector Navarro during a Skybound Xpo panel today.
Harren had more to say about this new book, which will pack plenty of gore and big scale action into it, by the sound of things:
“I hope readers appreciate an honest stab at making visceral, surprising, and bizarre comics. It’s a celebration of the kinds of books I grew up reading—comics that move and curse and bleed. Skybound has given me the unbelievable privilege to play and experiment—and with any luck, deliver a book that doesn’t look like anything else. And Dave Stewart’s there to hit home runs and make the world a better place with his color art.”
As well as the announcement, we also bring you a first look at Ultamega #1 too:
“In the world of Ultramega, a cosmic plague has spread and transformed 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?
Pacific Rim? Puny. Godzilla? A guppy. Readers beware: no series launch in 2021 could possibly be bigger than Ultramega. Literally.”
Ultramega #1 will be available on Wednesday, March 17th, 2021.