Dynamite Announces Plans for VOLTRON Series in December

Dynamite Announces VOLTRON Plans

Back in March, word spread that Dynamite Entertainment had picked up the license to '80s property Voltron, and today the company is making their plans for the giant robot public.

December brings a new Voltron comic book series, from Miranda Mercury writer (and former Newsarama columnist) Brandon Thomas, and covers for #1 (seen in the "related images" gallery to the right) by Alex Ross, Sean Chen and Wagner Reis. A series artist was not mentioned in Dynamite's official press release.

Not much is known yet about the direction the story will take, but Dynamite editor Joe Rybandt was quoted in the company's official press release saying, "Nothing is off the table and if you've followed our releases featuring pop culture icons, you know that we take the best and add the new and create something unique and special on its own. Expect no different from Voltron."

Based on the covers released, the comic appears to focus on the most famous Voltron, the "Lion Force" version of the character. Created in America through combining footage from Japanese cartoons Beast King GoLion and Armored Fleet Dairugger XV, the animated series Voltron: Defender of the Universe ran on syndicated US TV from 1984 to 1985. The previous most recent comics based on the property were published by Devil's Due from 2003 to 2008.

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