Wednesday, October 23, 2013

MIND OF THE GEEK INTEVIEW'S TOMMY YUNE ABOUT THE ROBOTECH / VOLTRON CROSS OVER COMIC interviews Joseph Rybandt and Tommy Yune about ‘Robotech’ and ‘Voltron’ crossover and here is an excerpt:

Mansa HerndonDynamite Entertainment has had the Voltron license for years.  So, was there always a plan to obtain the Robotech license as well?
Joseph Rybandt: This was a happy coincidence, though it was one that took a lot of work. It wasn’t part of the plan when we did the deal with Voltron, but once the opportunity came up, it became a quest to make it work.
MH: Voltron’s Thirtieth Anniversary is next year, so are there plans to do a big story to celebrate it?
JR: We just came off 1 issues of Voltron (with the Year One series), and wound that down to focus this as part of the bigger picture, and part of our Tenth Anniversary as well.
MHTommy, how has the experience been working with Dynamite Entertainment during the license acquisition?
Tommy Yune: The folks at Dynamite and WEP have both been great to work with!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

NEWSARAMA PREVIEWS ROBOTECH / VOLTRON ISSUE #1 has posted a preview Robotech / Voltron issue #1 due out on the Week of December 24th. It is well worth the look.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

JAPAN CULTURE NYC COVERAGE OF THE ROBOTECH / VOLTRON NYCC PANEL  has posted an article on the first ever Robotech / Voltron Team-Up panel at NYCC. Here is an excerpt.

In the mid-1980s St. Louis-based World Events Productions syndicated Voltron, known in Japan asHyakuju Oh Goraion (Beast King GoLion), an anime that followed the story of space explorers whose robot lion spacecraft formed a giant robot that protected the universe from evil.
Another famously popular ‘80s series, Robotech is a sci-fi anime produced by Harmony Gold, a leading production, acquisition, and distribution company of international television programming, includingShaka Zulu and Around the World in 80 Days. Humans in Robotech’s saga must defend themselves against aliens in a series of wars.
The article is quite informative and has some good photos of the panel as well.

Monday, October 14, 2013


The staff of Dynamite, World Events Productions, and Harmony Gold answer questions from fans about the new Robotech / Voltron crossover series coming on Christmas 2013

The photos from the 2013 New York Comic-Con are now up on the Robotech Facebook Page.


From Anime News Network

The expansion to the San Diego Convention Center may not be usable until 2018 due to legal struggles. The California Coastal Commission (CCC) unanimously approved the construction of a US$520 million expansion, but the San Diegans for Open Government group and the Navy Broadway Complex Coalition want to put the issue to ballot. The approval by the CCC will raise the area's hotel room tax from 12% to 15%. The Superior Court upheld the tax but the organizations have filed an appeal.
The appeal may not be heard until next year and the organizations have two separate lawsuits regarding the funding for the convention center planned.

It will be interesting to see how this plays out as the groups are asking for a ballot measure and if the measure is rejected what will happen to San Diego Comic-Con when their contract is up in 2016.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013


Robotech Voltron #1 (item # OCT13 1057) is now available for pre-order though Diamond Previews at participating comic shops across North America. The first issue of the comic series is scheduled to arrive in stores on December 25, 2013.

• To reserve your copy of Robotech Voltron #1 ($3.99), fill out the following short order form with item # OCT13 1057 from page 296 and submit it to your local comic shop.

• To see the full listing of comics available in December 2013, see the Diamond Previews catalog PDF or TXT.

• To find a participating comic shop near you, call 1-888-COMICBOOK or visit

Friday, October 4, 2013

Wednesday, October 2, 2013


On Sunday, October 2nd, 1983 on the Fuji Television Network broadcast a phenomenal anime event that would be felt around the world for years.


Genesis Climber MOSPEADA (機甲創世記モスピーダ) made its debut in Japan.