Wonderful Art Spotlights the Robotech #1 Review
Publisher: Titan Comics
Artist: Marco Turini
Writer: Brian Wood
Robotech #1 hits comic stores and digital platforms July 26, 2017.
It does my heart good to see Robotech on a comic book store shelf today in any way, shape or form! Truly an anime icon that is worthy of the same praise as other franchises like Gundam and Neon Genesis Evegelion; Robotech is vastly overlooked in comparison to similar anime. When I heard that this comic was up for review I clawed scratched and elbowed my way to the front of the line to get my hands on this one. Because I thought without a doubt that this would be a gem.
Marco Turini’s art is without question totally mind blowing. For a story so grand and expansive you need someone who can fully capture the essence of what Robotech really is, and Marco is a surefire winner in that aspect. Not only does he capture the grand sci-fi aspect of Robotech, he breathes life into a very colorful and rich cast of characters. It’s very cool seeing updated versions of Rick, Roy, and even Captain Gloval. Macross will shine like never before as long as he’s holding the pencil.
While the art does exactly what it should do, it’s the writing I’m a little concerned about. After reading just the first issue it appears as though it’s an exact retelling of what I saw in the anime as a boy, which is fine, but doesn’t really bring anything new to the table. But if you’ve never heard of Robotech before today then that shouldn’t be such a bad thing to you. But I’m more for seeing the next chapter of the saga as opposed to a very shiny and pretty retelling of an old one.
If you’re into epic sci-fi space sagas,crazy galactic battles and things of the like or if you were a big fan of Robotech pick this one up. But if you’re a big fan of Robotech and not a big fan of the same old thing put this one down.