Robotech #1: first interior art and story details revealed at C2E2

Robotech  #1 Cover A - 'Artgerm' Lau

Robotech #1 Cover A – ‘Artgerm’ Lau

Titan Comics have just revealed the first interior art and story details for Robotech #1. The influential 1980s anime classic returns on 26th July 2017 with a brand-new ongoing series packed with earth-shattering shocks and surprises.

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.

Robotech #1 - Sample 1 - Unlettered

Robotech #1 - Sample 2 - Unlettered

Robotech #1 - Sample 3 - Unlettered

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.

The debut issue comes with stunning covers to collect by amazing talents like​ ​Stanley “Artgerm” Lau, Karl Kerschl (Gotham Academy), Michael Dialynas (The Woods), Blair Shedd (Doctor Who), The Waltrip Bros.(Robotech) and more.

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Writer: Brian Wood
Artist: Marco Turini
FC • 32pp • $3.99 • On Sale 26th July 2017

Not just another retelling of the Macross saga …

In July, the story continues as we bring Carl Macek’s original vision full circle. Taking into account every iteration of the series, this new Robotech #1 casts a fresh eye over classic characters like Rick Hunter, Lisa Hayes, Lynn Minmei, Roy Fokker, Claudia Grant, and Henry Gloval. Brian Wood and Marco Turini take us back to a Macross Island where nothing can be taken for granted.


Robotech #1 Cover B - Karl Kerschl

Robotech #1 Cover B – Karl Kerschl

Robotech #1 Cover C - Blair Shedd

Robotech #1 Cover C – Blair Shedd

Robotech #1 Cover D - Mike Dialynas

Robotech #1 Cover D – Mike Dialynas

Robotech #1 Cover E - Waltrip Bros

Robotech #1 Cover E – Waltrip Bros

Robotech #1 Cover F - Sketch Variant

Robotech #1 Cover F – Sketch Variant

Robotech #1 Cover G -  Karl Kerschl - Minmei

Robotech #1 Cover G – Karl Kerschl – Minmei


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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