Ultimo, Volume 3 (Paperback)

By Stan Lee (Concept by), Hiroyuki Takei, Hiroyuki Takei (Illustrator)

Viz Media, 9781421538419, 256pp.

Publication Date: December 7, 2010



The fate of the world lies in the hands of one mechanical boy. Can he grow up fast enough to save us?

Ultimo and Vice are Karakuri Doji, the mechanical embodiment of pure good and pure evil, devoid of human emotions that can cloud one's judgment. Their purpose: to battle to the death to prove once and for all whether good or evil is the most powerful force in the universe.

Yamato's best friemd Rune is now a doji master to the envious trickster Jealousy. But why is Rune using Jealousy to attack Yamato and Ultimo? The answer lies deep in the past and will shock everyone... even Rune Plus, meet Murayama, a warrior with prophecy that could spell some serious trouble for the entire world.

About the Author

Stan Lee For over half a century, Stan Lee has been synonymous with superhero comics. In addition to co-creating countless memorable series and characters, including Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, and Daredevil, he served as the former president and chairman of Marvel Comics. Lee remains a hugely respected and dynqamic figure in the entertainment industry and continues to develop a variety of film, television and video game properties. Hiroyuki Takei Unconventional author/artist Hiroyuki Takei began his career by winning the coveted Hop Step Award (for new manga artists) and the Osamu Tezuka Cultural Prize (named after the famous artist of the same name.) After working as an assistant to famed astist Nobuhiro Watsuki, Takei debuted in Weekly Shonen Jump in 1997 with Butsu Zone, an action series based on Buddhist mythology. His multicultural adventure manga Shaman King, which debuted in 1998, became a hit and was adapted into an anime TV series. Takei lists Osamu Tezuka, American comics and robot anime among his many influences.