Today sees the publication of Robotech #4, the Titan Comics series by Brian Wood and Marco Turini retelling and rebooting the classic Robotech anime series, but going on its own journey, it’s own continuity, its own canon. And taking the rest of the Robotech franchise with it. In the original anime, the major early death at this point was Roy Fokker.
But that has all changed today. And the Robotech website has gone dark to commemorate the event.
Yesterday, Bleeding Cool told you that it was actually Henry Gloval, or Minmei, who bites the bullet at the end of Robotech #4, both heroically fighting off the alien attack.
This death fundamentally changes the landscape and established canon of Robotech in a big way and the hook is set for the future of the story from here…
And here’s the moment in question from the final page.
And he is. And the Robotech site goes black…
Robotech #4 is published today.
Writer: Brian Wood
Artist: Marco Turini
Colorist: Marco Lesko
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: November 1, 2017
Ten years ago, a mysterious ship crashed on Macross Island in the South Pacific. In the intervening years, the people of Earth have used the ‘Robotechnology’ from the ship to significantly advance their own technology.On the launch day of the Super-Dimension Fortress (the SDF-1), Earth is attacked by mysterious aliens. The SDF-1 is eventually forced to ‘space-fold’ into space – but takes a chunk of Macross City with them (the city and its citizens have been moved inside the massive SDF-1). The SDF-1 is now lost in space, while the aliens prepare to attack again…