UltraMan is from a parallel Earth whose primary influence was the ancient Ionian tradition of natural-philosophy, such that the scientific revolutions that occurred on our Earth happened millennia earlier on UltraMan’s Earth.
UltraMan is one of the most powerful meta-humans operating on Earth today. By absorbing ambient radiation from multiple sources, and converting it through some unknown process, he is able to channel this energy into a number of superhuman feats. Chief among those are the ability to distort the local space-time continuum.
Art by Mitch Ballard and Gerry Turnbull