If you are a fan of the classic 1980s anime series Robotech, I’ve got some great news for you! Titan Comics has partnered up with Harmony Gold to revive Robotech as a comic book, and they’ve brought on writer Brian Wood (Briggs Land, DMZ) to develop it.
Harmony Gold president of animation Tommy Yune said in a statement:
“We are excited to have the opportunity to work with Brian to expand the Robotech universe. His bold approach to storytelling is thoughtful and will be full of surprises for fans.”
There’s no artist attached yet, but the comic publisher did release the retro-style cover art above created by Jason and John Waltrip, who previously worked on Robotech II: The Sentinels, Robotech Genesis: The Legend of Zor, and Robotech: Prelude to the Shadow Chronicles.
Created by re-editing three different anime series, “Robotech” originally aired in syndication in the United States in 1984. It’s a sci-fi epic in which the human race finds itself on the brink of annihilation and under attack by a fleet of gigantic alien warships capable of destroying Earth. Humanity’s only hope for survival lies within the secrets of Robotechnology, which allows humans to develop powerful transforming robotic systems and interstellar spacecraft.
It will be fun to see how they continue the Robotech story. Maybe it will actually help push that live-action film forward that has been in and out of development for years.