James Harren and Dave Stewart are back with a new series, and it promises to be their biggest collaboration yet. Ultramega will be published by Image and Skybound entertainment, and will follow a trio of warrior heroes tasked with defending the Earth from formerly-human kaiju. The series, announced today during a panel at Skybound Xpo, will launch in March with an extra-sized 68-page first issue.
Here’s how Image/Skybound describes Ultramega:
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.
Having worked on previous series like B.P.R.D. and Rumble, Harren and Stewart are no stranger to fights being larger-than-life monsters. In a statement announcing the series, Harren talked about his inspiration for the series:
“I hope readers appreciate an honest stab at making visceral, surprising, and bizarre comics,” said Harren. “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.”
This book sounds like a lot of fun, and we already know based on Harren & Stewart’s past collaborations that it’ll looks amazing. Check out a three-page preview for the first issue below. The $7.99, extra-sized Ultramega #1 arrives in comic shops on March 17, 2021.