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7/4/2014 by Author: Andrew

Robotech Returns in Crossover Comic with Voltron!

Two 80’s favorites are coming back with an amazing comic as Robotech and Voltron come together with a huge five issue mini-series. From what we can see in the sample pages, the art looks amazing! The way the characters are drawn, you can almost imagine this as an animated feature film! Visit your local comic book store and ask about this series, as the first issue was released around November 2013. If you are getting nostalgic, check out a guide on vintage Robotech and Voltron toys to see how much some of these collectibles are worth!

Voltron Value Catalog
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Official Press Release, originally announced July 16, 2013:

“Dynamite Entertainment proudly announces that they have acquired the rights to publish comic books based on the beloved science fiction anime, Robotech®. In a unique sub-licensing arrangement with DC Entertainment and with the Harmony Gold USA, Dynamite Entertainment will publish a new series beginning with a Robotech / Voltron crossover event. This crossover marks the first time uniting the popular Robotech cast with the five lions of Voltron, a fan-favorite World Events Production property.

"The Robotech series debuted in 1985, an adaptation combining concepts from three Japanese anime series (Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Genesis Climber Mospeada, and Super Dimension Century Southern Cross) into a new, cohesive narrative. It followed three generations of Earth soldiers who salvaged and repurposed alien technology in combat against consecutive extraterrestrial invasions, and was animated by the renowned animation studio Tatsunoko Production Co.

"Voltron, based on the story of five robotic lions piloted by a team of brave space explorers that combine to form a mighty metallic hero, launched in the U.S. in September of 1984 and quickly became a #1 rated animated series that will celebrate its 30th Anniversary in 2014.

"Robotech and Voltron are two of the most recognizable anime series that defined '80s pop culture," says Tommy Yune, creative director at Harmony Gold and mastermind behind the upcoming crossover. "Both franchises have endured in their popularity today and fans have long speculated of an epic crossover between the universes. The opportunity to do so is an honor, and it's a welcome challenge to construct a storyline that works well with key characters on both sides. Most important of all, it's going to be a lot of fun with plenty of surprises."
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About Dynamite Entertainment:
Dynamite produces several best-selling comic book titles and properties: The Boys, The Shadow, Vampirella, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more. Founded in 2004, Dynamite now owns 3,000 characters, including: Vampirella, Pantha, Evil Ernie, Smiley the Psychotic Button, Chastity, Purgatori, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt. Dynamite works with Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, and a host of up-and-coming new talent. Dynamite titles often rank in the Top Ten. In 2005 Diamond awarded Dynamite a GEM award for Best New Publisher and again in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year. They also earned several prestigious industry awards including Harvey and Eisner Awards.

About World Events Productions:
St. Louis-based World Events Productions, Ltd. (WEP) produced children's animation for 25 years. WEP owns: Voltron, Defender of the Universe, Voltron: The Third Dimension, Denver the Last Dinosaur and Vytor the Starfire Champion. WEP is a Koplar Communications company.

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