The first issue of Ultramega by James Harren was a great first issue. The story was interesting and kept you wanting more. There were also some good plot twists that keep the reader guessing what happens next. The art style that James Harren uses is really different from most regular comic book art styles, but it works really well with this story line!
Ultramega has a unique cover design.
The cover is a great example of the style of the book. The image on the front cover shows an evil looking man with one eye, while his eye patch has an eye on it. This is a good reflection of what you'll find inside this comic book.
Ultramega is bloody, but not unrelentingly so.
The story of Ultramega is bloody, but not unrelentingly so. It's a gore-filled event that sees humans and monsters fighting for their lives in a post-apocalyptic world—but it also contains moments of warmth and humor that help keep the book from being unrelentingly grim. While many scenes are filled with intense violence, this isn't just a comic about people getting ripped apart by monsters; these characters have lives beyond the battlefield, which makes them feel like real people instead of just plot devices.
Ultramega's monsters feel like characters as well: they're more than just mindless beasts waiting to be dispatched by our heroes; they're sentient beings who have their own motivations and desires beyond simply trying to kill everyone in sight (much like how Pokemon aren't just Pokemon anymore). As such, you get an interesting mix between the stories being told here (which are often very personal) and some incredible action sequences (like when one character fights off a bunch of zombies with nothing but his bare hands).
Ultramega's monsters feel like characters.
James Harren's Ultramega is a book that can be enjoyed on two levels. On one hand, it's a cleverly constructed story about the battle between humans and monsters in a post-apocalyptic world. On the other hand, it's an exploration of what makes us human—and what makes us monsters?
The book itself is divided into three distinct parts: The first part introduces us to our protagonists, who are human survivors of an alien invasion that ended in nuclear war; the second part follows this same group as they come across a new threat (the titular Ultramega); and finally, the third part takes place years after the war has ended and focuses on one specific character trying to find his way home through dangerous territory.
Despite being told through multiple perspectives across different time periods thoughout most of its pages (with only two exceptions), you never get lost in terms of where events are taking place or who we're following at any given moment. This is largely due to how well-written each individual chapter feels like—and how much fun reading them were! Even though none of these characters were likable (at least not all at once), their dialogue was so funny that I found myself laughing out loud multiple times throughout my reading experience with this novel!
There's style to spare in Ultramega.
In Ultramega, you'll find some of the best art and coloring in comics. The colors are vibrant and rich without being garish. The lettering is clear, readable, and unobtrusive. Even though it's a little hard to read what people are saying because of their accent at times, that doesn't detract from the book at all. All of this combined with James Harren's stunning artwork makes for an incredibly attractive comic that can be enjoyed on many levels: visually, technically (the design), conceptually (the characters), etc.
The action sequences in Ultramega are also quite impressive; they're fast-paced enough to keep your attention but not so fast that they risk confusing you as to what's happening or who anyone is (unless it's supposed to be confusing). There were a few moments where we were reminded how cool old-school video games could look when done well—which is definitely something this comic achieves with its retro vibe
It's hard to top that giant squid scene in Ultramega.
In Ultramega, it's not just a giant monster that makes the story interesting. It's also a character with a personality and an important part of the story.
The squid is more than just a monster; it's a character in its own right, one who has its own unique personality and role in the story. The squid doesn't act like a mindless beast but instead acts like an intelligent being with motivations of its own.
Ultramega is an intense, violent comic book debut with powerful art.
Ultramega is an intense, violent comic book debut with powerful art. Ultramega is a horror comic with a unique cover design. Ultramega is bloody, but not unrelentingly so. It's also the perfect jumping-on point for new readers.
Ultramega takes place in an alternate version of our world where humanity has been reduced to scattered pockets of survivors living in fear of giant monsters called "ultras" (not to be confused with "ultra marathons"). Our protagonist Sam wakes up alone on an island and attempts to make sense of this strange new world as he searches for his family—but when he encounters two ultras battling each other, things quickly go awry...
If you're looking for a bloody, intense comic book, Ultramega is it. This debut from James Harren is full of monsters, violence and style. It's the kind of book that will make you feel like you're reading something new and different in terms of genre; at least until you turn the page and see something familiar enough to take your breath away again. If there's anything we'd change about this book (and boy do we wish there was) it would be its length - maybe just another hundred pages or so!