Well that’s Sven’s problem. He’s on fire!

Voltron: Defender Of The Universe #5


Image/Devil’s Due (September, 2003)

“Revelations” part 5

WRITER: Dan Jolley

PENCILERS: Mike Norton & Clint Hilinski with Tim Seeley

INKER: Clayton Brown

COLORIST: Brett R. Smith

LETTERING: Dreamer Design

As the rest of the Lions keep the RoBeast busy, Allura and Coran go into the Blue Lion to get Sven out, and then Allura (despite Coran’s objections) takes his place. Now with five active Lions, they take control again and this time forms Voltron, destroying the RoBeast. Lotor makes a hasty retreat and the heroes prepare to rebuild Arus.

What they got right: This was a great finale. There’s a lot of action, character bonding, great artwork, cool visuals for the connection between the members of the fledgling Voltron Force…it’s almost perfect.

What they got wrong: I noticed this last issue, too. Why does the Black Lion’s head disappear during the transformation to Voltron until it’s time to become Voltron’s head? I was also sorry for Sven not being able to form Voltron even once, but it will play into his character arc in volume two, which we’ll start getting into next week.

Recommendation: This was a great miniseries and I can hardly wait to read the ongoing starting next week. You really need to get this series. This is how you do something fresh while hitting my nostalgia button!


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A would be comic writer looking to organize his living space as well as his thoughts. So I have a blog for each goal. :)

One response »

  1. Sean says:

    It sounds like the overview in Voltron #1 of 2004 did give a good overview of what happened in Voltron #5 of 2003. That was the sense I had anyhow when I read 2004’s Voltron #1. Because after reading 2003’s Voltron #4, I was like “oh no, now I won’t know what happens at the end of this series because I don’t have #5!”. Even so, based on what you wrote, I still would buy #5 if I ever find it in a comic book store. I have the weird ironic situation of not having the last issues of 2003’s Voltron and 2004’s Voltron!

    I thank the creative team that brought back Voltron to comic books in the early 2000s. It goes to show you what happens when 80s kids grow up and begin working in the comics industry themselves!


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