Robotech – the iconic 1980s Sci-Fi anime – returns to comics in July from Titan Comics with a set of special covers by Karl Kerschl – superstar artist of Gotham Academy and Isola.
These five stunning Robotech character spotlight covers are available across all four issues of the series, with an extra 1:10 incentive variant on #1 featuring fan-favourite Lynn Minmei.
Karl has finished his run as artist of Gotham Academy and is working on a new series called Isola: Island of the Dead, written by Brenden Fletcher, which will be published by Image Comics and has been trailed in the first five issues of that publisher’s Motor Crush book. He’s also busy working on his web comic The Abominable Charles Christopher, which you can read here.
KARL KERSCHL VARIANT SET:
ISSUE 1 - COVER G: LYNN MINMEI VARIANT (1:10 INCENTIVE) – Above)
The all-new Robotech comic series returns to Macross Island, the place where it all began. Writer Brian Wood, artist Marco Turini and colourist Marco Lesko have crafted a thrilling new tale that’s perfectly accessible to new fans, as well as providing a deeper layer of twists for old-school protoculture addicts.
First airing in the USA 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.
• Robotech #1 hits stores on 26th July 2017 and is available to order now in comic shops from May PREVIEWS
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. 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 “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.