New Comic Inspired By The Classic 80s TV Anime Series ROBOTECH Coming This Summer

New Comic Inspired By The Classic 80s TV Anime Series ROBOTECH Coming This Summer

A new comic series is in the works and the first of several editions is set to release this summer! ROBOTECH: Rick Hunter #1 will be the first of a four part mini-series!

By JPD - Jun 29, 2023 11:06 PM EST
Filed Under: Manga
Source: Press Release

Robotech, the classic 80s anime TV series - currently airing on Crunchyroll - expands into a new comic series this summer from Transformers and Kamen Rider Zero-One writer, Brandon Easton, and Power Rangers artist, Simone Ragazzoni. ROBOTECH: RICK HUNTER is a four-part mini-series published by Titan Comics, launching August 2, 2023.

This is the latest addition in Titan’s critically-acclaimed Robotech comics line which includes Robotech Volumes 1-5, Robotech Event Horizon, Robotech Remix and Robotech Archives collections: The Macross Saga, The Sentinels and The Masters.

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The debut issue will feature a host of stunning cover artists including Inhyuk Lee, Derrick Chew, Simone Ragazzoni, Josh Burcham and Nahuel Grego.

Set after the devastating events of the Macross saga, ROBOTECH: RICK HUNTER will see Rick Hunter face an all new threat, along with the ghosts of his past — when a Zentraedi splinter group attacks Yokohama, Rick is called to investigate! Piloting the new prototype YF-4 Veritech, Rick encounters old friends and new enemies, all while recounting the moments of his life that shaped most epic moments in the Robotech universe!

ROBOTECH: RICK HUNTER #1 will officially be on sale at comic shops beginning August 2 and will be available to order from the June edition of Diamond PREVIEWS, and from Forbidden Planet for UK & Europe. 

Here's what we know so far about the comic's storyline:

After the devastating events of the Macross saga, RICK HUNTER must face an all new threat, along with the ghosts of his past - when a Zentraedi splinter group attacks Yokohama, Rick is called to investigate! Piloting the new prototype YF-4 Veritech, Rick encounters old friends and new enemies, all while recounting the moments of his life that shaped most epic moments in the ROBOTECH universe!

Bryan Valenza is the colorist, while Simone Ragazzoni is credited as the artist for the comic. Check out some of the pre-released artwork for the comic below that was just released this month:

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Not familiar with the classic 80s Robotech TV anime series? Here's some history for you:

Robotech is a Sci-Fi anime series which first aired on television in the USA in 1985. Produced by Harmony Gold USA, the 85-episode series hooked viewers' imagination with its epic storylines involving war, romance, and the transforming Veritech fighters that defend the Earth against extra-terrestrial attacks.

About the publisher for the comic series, Titan Comics:

Titan Comics, a Titan Publishing Group company (which includes Titan Books, Titan Magazines and Titan Merchandise) is the comic book arm of the Titan Entertainment Group, and its sister company is the pop culture retail chain, Forbidden Planet. Titan Comics offers astounding comics and graphic novels from the world's greatest licensed properties, alongside creator-owned comic books from new and world-renowned talent and classic graphic novels re-mastered for brand-new audiences.
 
Titan Comics publishes a variety of genres through its imprints; Hard Case Crime (world-renowned pulp-crime publishing), Statix Press (critically-acclaimed translated comics and graphic novels), and the new Titan Manga (exciting manga and anime-based titles).

Let us know your thoughts on the upcoming ROBOTECH: RICK HUNTER #1 comic series in the comments below!

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