Robotech Issue 8
Writers: Brian Wood Simon Furman Artist: Marco Turini
Legendary Transformers scribe Simon Furman joins writer Brian Wood (DMZ) to chronicle the ongoing adventures of the SDF-!!
Concluding the second arc of the best-selling fan favorite series!
Note – Brian Wood has had issues in the past with sexually harassing an artist – http://womenwriteaboutcomics.com/2013/11/15/tess-fowler-brian-wood-and-harassment-in-the-comic-industry/
That may not affect some readers, but some wish to be informed and consume their entertainment in greater context.
Now onto the comic. I say the biggest problem with a Robotech comic is that it’s been adapted so many times before, it’s hard to come up with a new take while staying faithful to the original story. 8 different publishers from 1984 to now have all taken a stab at it to varying degrees of success.
(And this doesn’t even touch on the issue of Robotech being a mismash of 3 Japanese Anime – Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross, and Genesis Climber Mospeada)
Suffice to say it’s hard to bring something new to this story. So far in this comic they’ve added twists like Henry Gloval being murdered. But beyond that this issue focuses on a major plot point of Episode 12 “The Big Escape” where 3 goofy Zentraedi are shrunk and sent to spy on the SDF-1. The other plot points from the episode don’t appear but there is still very familiar feeling over all.
The art is fine in most cases but at times the inking seems a bit to scratchy and details get muddled and lost. It’s interesting they went with a more western comic look and less of an anime look like the original show.
So while I love Robotech, I don’t know how much I can keep going back to the same story in different formats over and over again.
I give this a 2.5 out of 5
If you wish to read more about this comic go to – https://titan-comics.com/c/1191-robotech/