I am a person who somehow knows all the lyrics to the theme song from Bionic Six --- currently taking up valuable memory space that could be used for literally anything else --- so as you can imagine, it's not every day that I come across a cartoon from the late '80s that I have never even heard of before. But today, friends, was the day I found out about Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs.

Adapted from Japan's Star Musketeer Bismarck by the same company that brought Voltron to America, Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs was apparently about spacefaring cowboys who defend the frontier of the future from interdimensional conquerors called Outriders. And if you're like me and you missed it the first time around, here's some good news: Lion Forge is bringing it back in March as a comic from Mairghread Scott and Sendol Arts, and you can check out a preview below!

 

 

Here's what Lion Forge has to say about it in their press release:

Lion Forge aims to ease that (re)discovery with a comic book reboot in March. The new limited series stays true to the adventure, intrigue, and mecha awesomeness of the original while starting completely fresh for new fans. With humanity settling the outer reaches of the galaxy in a new frontier, pioneers are kept safe by the Star Sheriffs, an elite law enforcement agency led by chief weapons designer April Eagle. When top-gun Saber Rider steps in to stop a train robbery, he finds a reluctant new ally in the shifty bounty hunter Colt and a clue to the whereabouts of a notorious traitor who might be helping the enemy Outriders. The action never lets up from there.

And here's the official solicitation info:

SABER RIDER AND THE STAR SHERIFFS
by Mairghread Scott, illo. by Sendol Arts
Pages: 32
Format: Comic Book
SRP: $2.99
Publisher: Lion Forge Comics
Distributor: Diamond Comic Distributors
Issue #1
Pub Date: March 16, 2016
Item Code: JAN161561