Dynamite Announces an All-New Voltron Comic Book Series
Try to imagine my excitement when Dynamite Comics announced that they’ll be releasing comics based on one of my favorite childhood cartoons: Voltron. Written by Brandon Thomas with art by Craig Cermak and covers by Admira Wijaya and Jonathan Lau, Voltron: Year One will touch down all over the world starting in April 2012.
Only a kid when I first stumbled upon Voltron: Defender of the Universe, my tiny brain was blown. Voltron became an international phenomena that appealed to kids from all walks of life and managed to grow and evolve as we did.
If you don’t know what I’m talking about? Shame. I remember when you used to be cool.
Voltron tells the story of five young space explorers who pilot five robot lions that combine to form Voltron. The Voltron Force are based on the planet Arus (which happens to have an exceptionally beautiful princess, Allura) and constantly thwarts the plans of the evil King Zarkon and his monstrous Robeasts from the Planet Doom.
Brandon Thomas has discussed his plans for Voltron: Year One:
Finally, one of the greatest (though misunderstood) characters in the entire Voltron mythos gets a chance in the spotlight, as we dig into his time leading Space Explorer Squadron #686, soon to be known as the legendary Voltron Force. In the fateful missions leading up to the rediscovery of Voltron, any and all burning questions will be answered—what’s the real reason Sven’s tenure piloting the Blue Lion was always destined to be a short one? What event ensured that Keith and Lance would forever be rivals? Why has Pidge always been the most dangerous member of the team? And the biggest burning question of all—did the Galaxy Alliance send this particular squad of space explorers after Voltron because they thought they would succeed or because they knew they would fail?
Make sure you get on board for this gigantic piece of robotic 80s nostalgia by ordering Voltron: Year One from your local comics store and join the conversation on Twitter with #Voltron.