INDY SPOTLIGHT: Ultra Klutz 1986 Season One

Ultra Klutz 1986 Season One
Ultra Klutz returns in 2021 with an all-new story arc: Ultra Klutz 1986. Season One collects the first four issues (#32-35). ‘The Next Day’ picks up the day after Ultra Klutz’s first arrival on Earth in 1986, but shows events that never appeared in the original series, with both a modern eye and a big dose of nostalgia.

By Jeff Nicholson

Standard Sized Trade Paperback
Black & White
Page Count: 64

‘Upgrades’ continues with a visit to the Justice Louts satellite, the ill-fated story of the Rustic Battle Mutants, and Chaoz’s meddling in affairs on Earth. ‘Destruction’ chronicles what happened to Kenji during the Crisis on a Couple of Planets; where Argoll disappeared to after Klutzoid’s destruction, and our first-ever glimpse of Alpha Centauri. ‘Construction’ is the title and theme of fourth issue, with the origins of the Secret Underground Klutz Domain, and the Legion of Klutz Annihilators HQ.

Ultra Klutz began as a torturous parody of Japanese television hero Ultraman, but evolved into a complex interplanetary comedy soap opera that for the most part defies description (slapstick, absurd, yet with intricate story arcs). Always consistent was the unquenchable enthusiasm of indie comics veteran Jeff Nicholson, who took it from humble photocopy origins in 1984 to worldwide distribution during the ‘black and white’ comics boom (1986) and beyond, totaling over 1,000 story pages, including the sequel series Lost Laughter which concluded in 1994. New issues resumed in 2021.

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