The Voltron comeback won’t be limited to animation: This summer, shortly after “Voltron: Legendary Defender” debuts on Netflix, the latest story of human-driven combining robots is set to continue with a five-issue comic book miniseries of the same name, debuting in July from Lion Forge Comics. The comic’s creative team looks to ensure the book stays very close to the source material: it’s co-written by the show’s head writer Tim Hedrick and Mitch Iverson, also a writer on the animated series, and illustrated by the show’s development studio, Digital Art Chefs.
The miniseries aims to expand the storylines of the show, which debuts on Netflix on June 10. Here’s the official description of the arc: “The story of a training mission that goes awry when Coran, Princess Allura’s majordomo, falls prey to a villain looking to settle an old debt. Team Voltron embarks on a series of increasingly dangerous quests to save their friend’s life. Each issue focuses on one of the five pilots who together command the giant mecha known as Voltron, formed from their individual flying robotic lions.”
CBR has the exclusive look at two of the covers from “Voltron: Legendary Defender” #1 — the main cover by Christine Bian of DreamWorks Animation, who worked as design supervisor on the animated series, and a 1-in-5 incentive cover by comics star Khary Randolph (an early black and white version is seen here — final will be in color).
This is the first of multiple “Voltron: Legendary Defender” miniseries planned by Lion Forge. Originally an American adaptation of a Japanese anime, “Voltron” has been on the pop culture landscape since 1984, with the characters starring in several past comic books dating back to the mid-’80s, including multiple recent series published by Dynamite Entertainment.
“Voltron: Legendary Defender” #1 is scheduled for release on July 13.
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