Voltron, everyone’s favorite anime franchise about a group of lion themed robots that get together to form an even bigger lion themed robot, is undergoing quite the renaissance this year. The animated revival Voltron: Legendary Defender has been quite the hit as a Netflix original series, and that series is being spun off into a comic by Lion Forge set to debut later this month.

The miniseries, also titled Voltron: Legendary Defender, is written by show Tim Hedrick (the animated series’ head writer) and Mitch Iverson (also a writer on the show) and illustrated by Digital Art Chefs, the show’s development studio. Ahead of its release, Lion Forge has provided us with a preview of Voltron: Legendary Defender #1, as well as an exclusive look at Jon Chad’s limited edition San Diego Comic Con variant cover.


Jon Chad


Voltron’s history with comic books goes way back to the 1980s when Modern Comics --- a division of now defunct Charlton Comics --- produced a three issue miniseries titled Voltron: Defender of the Universe. In the years since, the franchise spent much of the 2000s at Devil’s Due under assorted ongoing and limited series, and in more recent years Voltron comics were published by the likes of Viz Media and Dynamite Entertainment.

The new miniseries from Lion Forge takes place in the same continuity as the Netflix original animated series and each of the five issues will focus on an individual Voltron pilot as they work together to rescue Coran from a villain who has a personal vendetta against Princess Allura.

Check out the preview of Voltron: Legendary Defender #1 below:


Khary Randolph


Voltron: Legendary Defender #1 is released digitally and in comic stores on July 13th. The San Diego Comic Con variant by Jon Chad is limited to 250 copies and will be priced at $5.00.