Voltron: Defender Of The Universe #4
Devil’s Due (August, 2004)
“Revelations” part 4
WRITER: Dan Jolley
PENCILERS: Mike Norton & Clint Hilinski with Tim Seeley
INKER: Clayton Brown
COLORIST: Brett R. Smith
LETTERING: Dreamer Design
With Sven still recovering and Arus medical technology another victim of Zarkon’s decimation of the planet, our heroes are not in the best of shape. Lance does some research on Voltron and his creators, and interrupts a moment between Allura and Keith, although Keith denies that. Checking in on her, Lance runs into Prince Lotor, who came to claim her. He smacks Lance around and leaves at Allura’s insistence but leaves a good-bye present: a RoBeast! Sven awakens just in time to join his team in the lions, who start to combine together on its own until Sven has a relapse, leaving the Blue Lion, and Sven, at the mercy of the RoBeast.
What they got right: The attempts to figure out how Voltron works (even explaining how they were repaired so easily in the original) is admirable. It shows the future Voltron Force are trying to figure things out and learn how everything works. There’s also a nice nod to Pidge’s relationship to the Space Mice in the original show and their help to the team.
What they got wrong: The art during the first meeting between Keith and Allura showed a hint of a spark but if Allura was trying to make a pass at Keith before Lance showed up it’s a bit forced in accelerating Keith and Allura’s romance in the show. While I like the redesign of the coffin to more resemble a spaceship while retaining some coffin design, I wish more of it was dedicated to housing the RoBeast.
Recommendation: This is still a very enjoyable series and a good reboot. Check this run out!