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M78, The Land Of Light

The book establishes the alien Ultraman’s arrival on Earth, yes, but the focus is on a scientific agency that studies kaiju and a mysterious technology referred to as K-Rays. (You can in all probability deduce what the “K” stands for, in spite of the redacted narration in the book.) Like a great deal modern media about significant Japanese monsters, the story is mostly about the humans who live in a strange planet where those monsters exist. We see very small of Ultraman himself, beyond gorgeous cover art painted by Alex Ross and a next-challenge teaser splash web page from Ed...