Volume 1
Volume 1
Volume 1
Written by Stan Lee and Hiroyuki Takei
Directed by Stan Lee
Volume guide
Volume 2


Japan Release Date: July 3, 2009
American Release Date: February 2, 2010
Cover Character: Ultimo


This volume includes the following chapters:


  • Karakuri Illustrated Profiles 1


With girl and money troubles, life is hard enough for high school student Yamato, but then he stumbles upon Ultimo, a peculiar-looking puppet. Things only get stranger when Ultimo awakens and his archenemy Vice shows up. Will this be the battle that finally decides good versus evil, or is this just the beginning of a most fantastic adventure?

Stan Lee's IntroductionEdit

Hi, I'm Stan Lee. You might know me as the co-creator of Spider-Man, X-Men, Hulk, Iron Man and many others. And now, I'm happy to say that Ultimo is also one of the most interesting and creatively exciting properties I've ever been involved in.

Collaborating with Takei Sensei on Ultimo has been both enjoyable and educational, and I hope that everyone who reads Ultimo will enjoy it as much as I do.

And it's great fun for me to walk around Beverly Hills wearing my spider yukata.