Ultraman is the cosmic defender of Earth who hails from nebula M78. This three-issue mini-series begins when an evil, world-devouring alien fights a monumental space battle with Ultraman. The fight is witnessed by two American astronauts. One of the astronauts gives his life to save Ultraman. Ultraman rewards the astronaut by merging with him, reviving him and giving him use of Ultraman’s awesome powers for a time. Later, the same aliens attacked Earth again, targeting the astronaut. It was too late to save himself, but as a final act, the astronaut once more called on Ultraman to rescue the planet.
Ultracomics, a division of Harvey Comics, introduced the popular Japanese hero Ultraman to American fans in 1993. The Ultraman television show generated a cult following during its run, followed by this color mini-series.