Imagine an all-star team of pilots who control a giant robot dedicated to protecting the universe. Sure, that story has been told before. But what about the story of the men and women -- the blue-collar workers -- who actually make the giant robot work?
That's what drives the comic Giant Robot Warrior Maintenance Crew, and indie series by Nate Hill and Mervyn McCoy that follows the real nuts and bolts behind a giant robot named Herotron. The three-issue miniseries follows one worker in particular -- Erica Pratch, a newbie to Herotron's maintenance crew, who quickly discovers servicing Herotron isn't as exciting as you might think. And apparently, it doesn't help that the star pilots who control the thing are as vacant as the open space Herotron travels.
It's Clerks meets Voltron, and looks like a giant robot-sized bit of fun. Here's a preview of the first issue, which arrives in August: