Mitch Iverson

Lion Forge Unveils 'Voltron' SDCC Variant Cover
Lion Forge Unveils 'Voltron' SDCC Variant Cover
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.
Lion Forge Announces 'Voltron: Legendary Defender' Comics
Lion Forge Announces 'Voltron: Legendary Defender' Comics
There are a lot of reasons to be excited about the upcoming Voltron: Legendary Defender show that DreamWorks is producing for Netflix. There's the nostalgia factor, of course, but there's also the fact that the showrunners, Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery, are two of the people who brought us The Legend of Korra. But more than that, though, there's the very basic idea in play here. After all, Voltron is still the story of five robot lions that become a giant robot that has robot lions for hands and feet. That, friends and neighbors, is a pretty weird premise, so if someone tells you that they're about to show you a story that was "too outlandish" for a series where that is the starting point, they're setting the bar pretty high. And that's exactly what Lion Forge is doing with the announcement of a five-issue series in continuity with the show, set to make its debut in July.