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!