Everything’s coming up
Fans of the 1980s cartoon and toy line are in luck. There is a new cartoon series on Nickelodeon and Mattel has an exclusive line of new action figures and vehicles. Dynamite Entertainment has thrown its cat into the ring with a new comic book series coming out this December.
The new series is written by Brandon Thomas and features comics by Alex Ross, who makes everything look pretty. I wonder how much involvement Ross is going to have on this project.
I would like to see him have some sort of creative advisory, like he did on Top Cow’s Battle of the Planets comics in the early 2000. They should propably even go as far as to have a Voltron/Gatchaman crossover, since thematically and stylistically the two are so close. The teams all have the same archetypes: the leader, the rogue, the chunky jock, the skinny nerd and the princess…both teams literally have a member named Princess!
Make it so, Alex Ross. Make it so.