Fans of the various Ultraman Marvel Comics miniseries all agree that dthe Arthur Adams variant cover for Marvel’s The Rise of Ultraman #2 comic series is one of the coolest Ultraman illustrations ever. Now, it can belong to you in the form of a 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle, available on the Factory Entertainment website!
Take a close look at the original Arthur Adams cover image for name checks on all Kaiju in this puzzle.
This insanely detailed piece features our beloved classic Ultraman surrounded by a plethora of Kaiju and aliens including Dada, Alien Baltan, Red King, Dodongo, the Friendly Monster Pigmon, and many more. Can you name them all without squinting at the artwork above? Put the pieces together and find out!
The cover art was drawn the traditional way; pencils and inks on paper rather than digitally. “On average, my covers take approximately a week,” Adams told Ultraman Connection. “And that one was a pretty solid ‘seven day’ cover. There's a lot going on...just keeping track of reference, and Tsuburaya Productions wanting me to draw Ultraman’s face properly. And they were right. The first one I drew, you still clearly see Ultraman, but he was a little more expressive than they wanted him to be.”
The finished artwork was beautifully colored by Jason Keith, with minor revisions to guarantee the monster colors were accurately presented.
When assembled, the puzzle is roughly 27.5 inches tall xd 19.7 inches wide, making it the perfect poster size if you want to get crafty and glue those pieces down. Not to mention the awesome box, whose face is just a full render of the image. We would use the box alone as a cool decoration, but maybe that’s just us…
The Rise of Ultraman puzzle retails for $24.99 and can be found at Factory Entertainment (which offers giftbox packaging) here:
Shop up today and work alongside your fellow Ultraman fans to put together this stunning picture. Don’t forget to stay tuned here at UltramanConnection.com for more!