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Ferran Xalabarder






Art Type:



 Unpublished Art


Ferran Xalabarder (All)

Ferran Xalabarder Ultra vs. Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man Commission Original Art (2019).

Ferran Xalabarder F. X. is a European cartoonist and illustrator from Barcelona, Spain best known for his mind-blowing fantasy and Sci-Fi comic short stories published in the Heavy Metal Magazine between 2002 and 2015: “The Key to Valhalla”, “Game Over”, “A space Trifle”, between others and the many chapters of “The Oniria saga” (Saga which is currently being in published in France). During his career, he’s been working on almost every field of the visual storytelling realm. He went from publishing short comic-stories and illustrations in the Spanish versions of “Creepy” and “The Savage Sword of Conan” magazines, and posters, pin-ups and covers for the Spanish publisher of Marvel comics at that time. Between many other things, he also worked at Fox Animation Studios doing Story-boards and production designs for the film “Anastasia” and creating plenty of conceptual designs of alien creatures and backgrounds for the movie “Titan A.E.” His last work is the adaptation into Graphic Novel format of the Novel “Horrorscope” by Brian Evans, Mark, A. Biltz and Helen M. Bousquet..

The Art:

ULTRA, the Multi-Alien: Ultra is a Sci-Fi character from DC’s universe. Ultra’s body is formed by the fusion of the anatomies of four different aliens: Ulla, Laroo, Trago, and Raagan. Originally, he was Ace Arn, spaceman from the Earth who was living in the future. When he crash-landed on a planet in a far solar system, he was attacked by four aliens of different species from the planets Ulla, Laroo, Trago, and Raagan. The four aliens shot the human at the same time with ray-guns designed to transform him into an obedient member of their respective species. Since the four rays hit him at the same time, his body was transformed in a unique combination of the four aliens. Each of the four parts grants Ultra the Multi-Alien a different power: Superhuman strength, a sort of magnetic attract-repel power, directional flight and levitation and the power of project blasts of high voltage electricity.
He first appeared in “Mistery in Space”# 103, in November 1965. He was created by writer Dave Wood and artist Lee Elias. His series lasted until issue #110 (1966). A few years later he appeared in other DC’s magazines, usually as the villain confronting the hero. Between others, ULTRA also appeared in “Starman”# 55 (1999), “Superman/Batman”#31-33 (2007), and Grant Morrison used him in his runs of “Animal Man” and “Aztek, the Ultimate Man”. In 2011, ULTRA was given a different origin.

The art is accomplished in graphite on Bristol plate. Measuring approximately 11 x 17 inches, it is signed & dated by the artist in the lower right and is in excellent condition.

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