1, This Is the Beginning of A New Age

Graphic Novel - 2015
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"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" -- Unedited summary from the book.
Publisher: San Francisco, CA :, Viz Media,, [2015]
Edition: Viz signature edition.
ISBN: 9781421581828
Branch Call Number: GN Y SHIM
Characteristics: 232 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm


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Scythers Jan 16, 2018

An intriguing series. Be forewarned, it is slightly graphic at times when humans are killed by aliens: not so much seeing guts and stuff, but rather the concepts of how they are being killed. The premise is that there are aliens on earth, and there was a hero named Ultraman (which was a real previous series by another author) who defeated invading aliens and sent off the rest (so we thought) away from earth. Turns out some friendlies and old acquantances stuck around, as well as some not so friendly aliens and some new ennemies. Now there are two new ultramen: one with similar abilities to the original, enhanced by a high-tech mechanical suit, the other by an ever-more advanced mechanized suit that gets tweeked all the time. So far, it is not a light-happy series with it's dark moments and moods, but judging by it's genre and it's predecessor, things will be viewed with an ever more positive, friendship-wins-all lense.

Dec 11, 2017

Like every manga reboot, better than the original

Jul 18, 2016

Remember that cheezy Japanese sci-fi with massive monsters that would destroy the city and a massive Power Ranger-like hero who would wrestle them and defend the city?

That was Ultraman.

This is the 2012 manga reboot. The monsters and heroes are smaller, but the actions is still plenty destructive.

It only took an afternoon to clear this one. It was fun though. It's nice to have an easy read once in a while.

There's aliens, exo-suit armour, blasters, a touch of science, a dash of father-son drama, lots of smart action panels and a heavy dose of predictability.

I'll look for volume 2, but it's not on my priority list.


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Jun 11, 2016

Robblerocket thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 99


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