Voltron

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.
Defender of the Universe: The Best Voltron Fan Art Ever!
Defender of the Universe: The Best Voltron Fan Art Ever!
The galaxy is in peril from the forces of the evil Zarkon, and there’s only one thing to do: form Voltron. And it looks like the galaxy is in luck, because Netflix and Dreamworks Animation have resurrected the big ‘bot in a new series Voltron: Legendary Defender. The entire first (hopefully, of many) season is available for streaming now, and if you haven’t watched it yet, you should fix that, because it’s fantastic! In celebration of Voltron’s triumphant return, we’ve compiled a gallery of some of the best fan artwork featuring the big guy and Team Voltron. We even snuck a few Vehicle Voltron pics in there (because there’s no way Vehicle Voltron is ever going to get its own gallery).
Sideshow Announces A Legendary $1250 Voltron Maquette
Sideshow Announces A Legendary $1250 Voltron Maquette
It seems that Voltron is going through something of a renaissance these days, or as I have decided to call it, a Voltronaissance. Not only is there a new animated series coming from Netflix that's set to update the original '80s animated series, but for those of you with a pile of cash and the desire to decorate your home with a very large statue of a robot made of robot lions, we have some very good news for you. This week, Sideshow Collectibles announced a new, highly detailed Voltron: Defender of the Universe maquette, and while it has the truly staggering price of $1250, I have to admit that it looks pretty awesome.
'Voltron: Legendary Defender' Forms in First Netflix Trailer
'Voltron: Legendary Defender' Forms in First Netflix Trailer
Netflix hasn’t been particularly shy with forming the Legendary Defender that makes up its new Korra-sized take on Voltron, delivering photos and an early teaser, but now the giant hero has finally arrived. See for yourself in the full Voltron: Legendary Defender trailer, as the classic robot fighter joins a new generation of pilot for a delightfully updated take on the material.
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.
New 'Voltron: Legendary Defender' Series Coming To Netflix
New 'Voltron: Legendary Defender' Series Coming To Netflix
For those of you who might not be familiar with it, Voltron is a giant robot made up of robot lions, probably best known for being compared to the Wu-Tang Clan on their classic debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). But --- and this might surprise you --- it seems that there was also a television series in the mid-80s, and now, it's set to be revived by Dreamworks Animation for a thirteen-episode Netflix Original. The series has been in development for a while and is scheduled for a release later this year, but if you can't wait, get to Anaheim for WonderCon tomorrow to see some new footage.

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