Robotech II: The Sentinels book 4 #10
Academy Comics, Ltd (September, 1996)
“Dance With The Devil”
WRITERS/ARTISTS: John & Jason Waltrip
We last left our heroes at the lack-of-mercy of the Invid Regent’s new “Black Death Destroyers”. The Ark Angel‘s weapons systems may be based on Haydon IV’s defense system but these are a new enemy and they need time to adjust to a new threat. A Karbarran ship comes to their aid, giving the Sentinels time to escape but are destroyed in the process. On Tirol, Edwards tries to use riots surrounding Minmei’s disappearance to gain more authority but his plans hit a snag when Breetai returns with Vince and Wolfe to return the ore and answer the charges against the Sentinels. Meanwhile, Nicks and the mystery pilot join forces while Minmei, seeing an image of Wolfe’s communication, goes into hysterics.
What they got right: I like the design of the Karbarran E-Wings. (With my collection incomplete this is the first time I’ve seen them.) There’s good action and Edwards loses more ground.
What they got wrong: “E” is an Earth letter, and only in certain languages, so how do the Karbarrans know what an E is to create an E-shaped fighter? Was that just luck in the translation?
Recommendation: It’s nice to return to the series. Still recommending you read the whole thing.