Before Arus. Before Voltron. They were Space Explorer Squadron #686.
Soon, they will be known as the legendary Voltron Force -- Keith, Lance, Hunk, Sven, and Pidge -- five young men entrusted with five powerful robot lions and the responsibility of defending the universe from unimaginable evil. Now, as one of the Space Explorers, under the command of the Galaxy Alliance, they are tasked with keeping the Earth safe and the skies clear in a universe growing more and more dangerous every day. They're the best central command has to offer, and have never once failed a mission. Everything changes in a flash, and Commander Sven, already hammered by persistent feelings of self-doubt and inadequacy, finds himself in the middle of a conspiracy that reaches to the top of the Galaxy Alliance. All the while he continues to be plagued by nightmares, convinced that he'll make a critical mistake that'll lead to the horrible deaths of his friends. When the pressure on him intensifies, he pursues a number of increasingly desperate measures that just might bring these fears to terrible life. For years, Voltron fans all over the world have wondered -- why this specific team of space explorers? How did they receive the important mission to bring back Voltron? Were they sent because their superiors hoped they would succeed, or because they knew they would fail?
• Issues the complete mini-series by Brandon Thomas and Craig Cermak
• All issue covers by Admira Wijaya and more
• Writer's commentary for issues 1 and 2 by series writer Brandon Thomas