You guys know there’s a brand new Voltron show coming to Netflix right? It’s coming to the streaming service June 10th– there’s a trailer for it and everything! Dreamworks and Lion Forge have just announced a comic book based on the five robots who team up to make an even bigger robot with a giant sword. As to not confuse the show with the upcoming Marvel series, The Defenders– the new show is called Voltron: Legendary Defender. The upcoming comic book shares a name with the show according to Comics Alliance who spilled the beans on the fact that there is a second series with the Voltron characters.
The comic is a five-issue mini-series written by the Netflix show’s writers, Tim Hedrick and Mitch Iverson that focuses (you guessed it) on each one of the pilots in each of the individual issues. The project debuts in July and has no artist attached. Comics Alliance also posted a promotional image drawn by Khary Randolph (Techjacket) and teased that the writers have cited these stories as being too outlandish for even Netflix to handle.
Hedrick chimed in with the following quote;
“When the writers for Voltron Legendary Defender were coming up with episode ideas, there were some that were just too epic, too outlandish, too MUCH to be contained in a mere half-hour on the small screen,” said Hedrick. “Thanks to the good people at Lion Forge, one of those stories is now coming to the fans in five red hot issues.”
Voltron was originally called Voltron: The Legendary Defender and premiered on September 14, 1984 lasting until November 18, 1985. The original show was adapted from two separate anime known as Beast King GoLion and Armored Fleet Dairugger XV. Series creators Peter Keefe and John Teichmann licensed the material and created new plots, dialogue and remixed the audio. A third season of the show was supposed to be based on another anime, Lightspeed Electroi Albegas, with a line of three robot toys already created, but plans fell through on the project when the television special Voltron: The Fleet of Doom was created. At one point, there was even a live-action film in development starring the robots that also fell apart.