Thisfunktional Magazine Volume 02 Issue 1 June 2015 - Page 27

Magazine Thisfunktional PAGE 26 M Manga New ‘Ultraman’ series at 2015 Comic-Con Written by Jesus Figueroa Staff Writer Viz Media, LLC. presents the first-ever U.S. appearance by the creators of the new “ULTRAMAN” manga series at the 2015 Comic-Con International in San Diego, California. Comic-con takes place on July 8-12 at the San Diego Convention Center. For their first international appearance, Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi, creators of the new VIZ Media manga series “ULTRAMAN,” inspired by the original Japanese TV show, will join the VIZ Media Presents “ULTRAMAN” Panel on July 10 starting at 3 p.m. Seveeral “ULTRAMAN” creator autograph sessions at the Viz Media Booth will take place on July 9 at 11 A.M., July 10 at 4:30 P.M. and July 11 at 10 A.M. and 1:30 P.M. The series launches in print and digitally on August 18. 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. Manga artists/creators Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi make first-ever international appearance to celebrate new action series inspired by classic Japanese sci-fi property