The Poster-Child For Comic Heroes of The Next Decade: ‘Ultramega’ First Arc Reviewed

by Tito W. James

Summary

Ultramega delivers exciting action, grotesque horror, and bold iconic characters.

Every decade births a new comic that reinvigorates the medium– Ultramega is that comic.

Overall
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“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?”

Image Comics is known for delivering thrilling High Concept stories. With its many heavy-hitters like The Walking Dead, East of West, and Saga reaching conclusions it was only a matter of time before a new epic comic series came along. Ultramega burst into comic stores with a super-sized first issue and delivered an onslaught of unrestrained imagination.

The iconography of Japanese “Tokusatsu” serves as a Trojan Horse smuggling cosmic body horror. The story has many twists and turns married to emotional highs and lows. You’ll never know if the needle is going to swing from comedy or tragedy. The powerhouse combo of James Harren and Dave Stewart delivered an exciting climax to the first arc while also leaving its readers begging for more.

Ultramega has become my new favorite comic series and a poster-child for comic heroes of the next decade.

Tito W. James

Tito W. James is a journalist writing for Comicon.com with a focus is on highlighting high quality independent content. His comics draw heavy influence from hand drawn animation and incorporate action and comedy into various genres.