New Titan Comics ROBOTECH Series Gets a Trailer

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Touted as "not just a re-telling" of the classic Macross saga by Harmony Gold, Robotech is back this July with all-new adventures by writer Brian Wood and artist Marco Turini.

As a big fan of the 80's cult TV series, I was skeptical when I learned that Titan Comics would be releasing a comic book. I've seen the entire series and own it on DVD. I dismissed it as just something for a new generation of fans.

This isn't the ROBOTECH you grew up with though. It's being pitched as a re-telling and all bets are off, in regards to the safety of each character. With long form comic book storytelling, the characters we know and love can have their story fleshed out a little more. We can get a deeper look into Rick and Roy's relationship and maybe even dive deeper into the romantic confusion that Rick experiences between Minmay and Lisa.

While the drama and storytelling hold up well for the original animated classic, the camp and goofiness that exists also make it a little unbearable to re-watch. This new series looks to eliminate some of that, while I'm sure there will be some 'Minmay'-esque moments.

The art looks absolutely superb and fitting for a saga as fantastically sci-fi as ROBOTECH is.

Take a look at the trailer and you'll get goosebumps as you hear that epic theme song, so many of us heard as kids, with a quick reminder that this isn't a cookie cutter remake.

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.