Devil’s Due Ruins Voltron

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jul 9, 2008 in Comic Books |

Voltron: A Legend Forged #1

I read with excitement that Devil’s Due was putting out a Voltron comic book — but oh boy was I sorry when I looked at the previews: The inside of the comic book looks nothing like the series, in fact it doesn’t even look like anime! Now I’ll grant you that Voltron didn’t have the best character designs in the world, but any kid could tell that it was Japanese:

For some odd reason it looks like the team behind this Voltron comic book was looking at the wrong YouTube video because I swear these character designs look like they were lifted from the Crest Gel Toothpaste Cavity Creeps commercial:

Although those cavity creeps seem better drawn! Devil’s Due would have been better off licensing some unknown 70s manga, then cutting-and-pasting a robot every few frames and then colorizing the entire thing in Photoshop. And now that I’m thinking about it even the robot looks bad on the cover — it looks like instead they wanted to do a Lord of the Rings comic instead or were just too busy playing D&D.

Everything about this comic looks wrong — it’s one thing to Americanize something, but these illustrations look like a bad copy of Marvel. The characters are too buff, the coloring is all wrong, and even the princess character doesn’t look cute enough:

Voltron: A Legend Forged #1

So if you see your childhood defaced Voltron: A Legend Forged #1 will be hitting cmic book shops on Thursday, July 10th.

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