Ultra is just your everyday ordinary adorably, lovable blue housecat, living a content and happy life with his owner in their apartment. Except for the part where he's also the Superhero known as Ultracat, fighting for justice against the forces of crime!
Written by Jose Fonellosa and published by Antarctic Press, Ultracat could probably be summed up as a comedy series that imagines what if, instead of Clark Kent, Superman's secret identity was a normal, lovable blue housecat.
Joining him with regular appearances are Pipo, an evil pug that serves as his arch-nemesis; Pipo & Ultra's owners, who live across the hall from each other and are on friendly terms with no idea as to the scope of their pets rivalry; and Atomic Dog, Ultracat's well-meaning but dim-witted self-declared sidekick.
Ultracat provides Ultra-Cute examples of:
- Bumbling Sidekick: Atomic Dog. It's not quite clear if he actually realizes that Ultracat's adventures in superheroics are for real or if he just wants to play along.
- Cat/Dog Dichotomy: Inverted in that Ultracat is a hero, while his arch-nemesis is Pipo, a supervillain pug.
- Cats Hate Water: Ultra is both resistant to being cleaned after fighting an especially messy villain and is more than willing use a rainstorm as an excuse to take the day off from being a superhero.
- Cheesy Moon: Referenced when Ultracat flies to the moon to confirm that it is, in fact, made out of rock after watching a documentary about it.
- Eenie, Meenie, Miny Moai: Ultra 'fetches' one for his owner after overhearing her congratulating his arch-nemesis Pipo for learning how to fetch his owners slippers.
- Enforced Cold War: Ultracat and his arch nemesis Pipo live in apartments across the hall from one another by way of their owners living across the hall from each other. Amusingly, neither human seems to have any idea that their pet is the super arch-nemesis of their neighbors pet; to the contrary, they actually get along really well. Ultra and Pipo waste no effort snarking at one another as result of this arrangement.
- Flying Brick: Ultracat himself.
- Gag Series: Contrast to a typical comic, most pages of the comic are written in this style with one or two three to five panel comics that are read properly by turning the book on its side.
- Mugging the Monster: A burglar breaks into Ultracat's house at night, intent on robbing the place. He don't get very far past the window before Ultracat takes notice and immediately makes them realize their mistake.
- Mundane Utility: In addition to using his powers to fight crime, Ultra is not above also using them to sneak food from his owner, getting to the can opener in record time, and flying up to the sun to he has a warm place to nap.
- Rule of Funny: Despite Ultracat not putting much effort into hiding his powers, and his owner even taking extra special care to not wake him up when taking him to the vet, there's no shortage of jokes to be had that rely entirely on her having the impression that Ultracat is just a regular housecat with no double life whatsoever.
- Shout-Out: Given to Spider-Man when Ultracat stay in from the rain. Notably, this comes alongside an image of his arch nemesis Pipo flying around on a rocket in a way that resembles that of Spider-Man's own Arch-Nemesis, the Green Goblin.
- Slice of Life: The comic is as much about Ultra being an everyday blue housecat that happens to have superpowers and the comedy that results as it is about Ultra fighting crime.