Titan Comics have announced that New York Times best-selling writer Brian Wood (DMZ, Briggs Land, Northlanders) will helm their brand-new Robotech comic series – based on the legendary 80s animation by Harmony Gold – which is set to launch in 2017.
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. 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.
Said Robotech’s Tommy Yune:
We are excited to have the opportunity to work with Brian to expand the Robotech universe. His bold approach to storytelling is thoughtful and will be full of surprises for fans.
As if a new comic wasn’t enough news for Robotech fans, a live-action movie adaption by director James Wan (Aquaman, Furious 7) is currently in development at Sony.