Something From Dark Horse...
Dark Horse sent us this announcement this morning, and
for some reason it got me jazzed. You know, I don't even care
if the mythos makes no sense. Ultraman rocks, no matter what
But don't stop with this little tidbit; at the end of
the press release is the announcement of a contest that you
just might want to take a shot at...
Created in 1966 by Eiji Tsuburaya (also known as the father
of Godzilla), Japan's science fiction hero Ultraman has undergone
several transformations over the years. But his mission remains
the same - defend the earth from the perpetual onslaught of
giant beasts! Each Ultraman character has a subtitle to distinguish
it from the others. And Tiga is one of the most recent Ultraman
incarnations. The name "Tiga" is derived from the
secret island that our hero has been hibernating on for the
last 30 million years.
year 2049, the Earth has settled into a period of relative
peace, thanks in large part to the global efforts of G.U.T.S.
(Global Unlimited Task Squad) - an international alliance
dedicated to protecting mankind from threats from within the
planet and beyond. But when a mysterious meteor carrying an
ominous message crashes next to G.U.T.S. headquarters, it
heralds the end of peacetime and the return of the giant monsters
that terrorized humanity many millions of years ago. Mankind's
only hope is to find the lost land of Tiga and reawaken the
160-foot tall warrior Ultraman! But that hope could be extinguished
before it even begins, as the sinister monsters Melba and
Goza set their sights on destroying Tiga and the sleeping
guardian before he can arise to defeat them!
in English for the first time, Ultraman Tiga is a ten-issue
series brought to you by international comic superstars Tony
Wong (writing) and Khoo Fuk Lung (art). Ultraman Tiga #1 arrives
in comic shops August 27, with a retail price of $3.99.
here's the contest info:
is now accepting entries for Strip Search II, the second wave
of it's on-line anthology. The project, which first began
in August 2002, has posted more than forty comics by new artists
on darkhorse.com. The web site receives thousands of hits
every day, giving new, up and coming artists a chance to garner
to darkhorse.com can vote monthly for one lucky artist or
team to win fabulous prizes. At the end of the contest, one
of the monthly winners will receive a grand prize of $1000
cash money. Voting for grand-prize winners will begin in August,
the same month that will see the first selection for Strip
Search II posted on the site.
interested in taking part must first visit www.darkhorse.com/stripsearch
for a complete list of rules. Any submissions that don't follow
those rules will be discarded.
of rules is also available by sending a SASE to: Strip Search,
Dark Horse Comics, 10956 SE Main Street, Milwaukie, OR 97222.
keep an eye out for Strip Search, a printed anthology
featuring selected stories from the first year's entries,
on sale in early 2004.
out the art board and sharpen those pencils, Strip Search
wants to make you a star!