DMZ writer Brian Wood to pen Titan’s new Robotech Comic

Robotech #1 “Retro” Cover by Jason and John Waltrip

Robotech #1 “Retro” Cover by Jason and John Waltrip

Titan Comics have announced that New York Times best-selling writer Brian Wood (DMZ, Briggs Land, Northlanders) will helm the brand-new Robotech comic series from Titan Comics, set to launch in 2017 – based on the legendary 1980s animation by Harmony Gold.

First airing in the United States in 1985, Robotech was the gateway to anime for many fans – capturing their imagination with its epic generational storyline involving war, romance, and, of course, the transforming Veritech fighters that defend the Earth against extra-terrestrial attacks.

Produced by Harmony Gold USA, the original 85-episode series delved into humanity’s struggle against a series of alien invasions, from the gigantic Zentraedi to the mysterious Invid, battling for control of advanced alien technology that crash-landed on Earth.

Now, return to the Robotech Saga with Titan Comics and Brian Wood for all-new adventures.

“We are excited to have the opportunity to work with Brian to expand the Robotech universe.” said Robotech’s Tommy Yune, “His bold approach to storytelling is thoughtful and will be full of surprises for fans.”

With annual global meet-ups and conventions, a fast-growing social media following, as well an avid collector market for toys and merchandise, Robotech fans are passionate supporters of this amazing cult franchise – and a spectacular live-action movie adaption by director James Wan (Aquaman, Furious 7) is currently in development at Sony.

• Look for further details on the Robotech comic creative team very shortly

• To keep up to date with news about Titan’s Robotech comics, visit www.titan-comics.com | Follow Titan Comics on Facebook, Twitter @ComicsTitan, Tumblr and YouTube

• For more information about Robotech, visit: www.robotech.com | Facebook |@robotechnews

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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