“This wasn’t mentioned in the weather forecast.”

Robotech #4

WildStorm Productions (May, 2003)

“Conflict Of Interest”

STORY: Tommy Yune

SCRIPT: Jay Faerber

ARTISTS: Long Vo, Charles Park, & Saka

LETTERER: Jenna Garcia


EDITOR: Ben Abernathy

Rick is concerned that there hasn’t been any mail from Roy lately. Meanwhile, Roy is failing to get Claudia to talk to him as she continues to misunderstand his actions. That has to be put on hold when the latest test is interrupted by the anti-unification fighters and the prototype is unarmed for the test. After one of his backup is shot down, Roy is told by Edwards to use configuration G, or as we know it the Guardian mode. (Or Gerwalk if you’re a Macross stickler, but this is a Robotech story.) Roy manages to chase them off but not without being forced to crash-land.

What they got right: There is some good action, and Roy trying to figure out what’s going on while also trying to win Claudia back is well done. Sure, we already know a lot of this stuff but Roy and anybody knew to the franchise doesn’t so it’s presented properly since Roy is our point of view character most of the time.

What they got wrong: The only issue I had with Claudia when it comes to her relationship with Roy is that she has a bad habit of getting jealous for no good reason. He didn’t encourage the rock star to hug him last issue and this issue he was so wrapped up in the new plane I don’t think he knew what he was saying, or maybe he’s trying to get her to admit she feels the same way about him. It makes her look bad and this issue is part of that problem. Also, how old are Rick’s admirers? They write fan letters like they were 12.

What I think overall: I’m still enjoying the story but I’m still perfectly happy with the original early years stories as my headcannon.


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