Does anyone remember long hours watching Robotech back as a kid? Yeah, now we know as adults that Harmony Gold USA basically cut and pasted together 3 separate anime series together to make it. But even knowing that, I still feel this series deserves to stand on its own merits. Especially since it was actually the first time someone acknowledged that anime could have complex and dramatic plotlines. Fortunately, it looks like Titan Comics believes that as well. How else do you explain them having this anime series return in comic book form in the form of Robotech: Rick Hunter?

Robotech: Rick Hunter ~ The Nostalgic Details

'Robotech: Rick Hunter #1' main cover art by InHyuk Lee.
I see this comic ships Rick and Minmei together.

Titan Comics is very proud to announce that they are bringing Robotech back for a new story in the form of Robotech: Rick Hunter. This will be a brand new comic that continues the story of the 1985 science fiction anime(?) franchise by Harmony Gold USA. Brandon Easton (Transformers, Kamen Rider Zero-One) is the writer for this new comic, with Simone Ragazzoni (Power Rangers) as the artist. InHyuk Lee is the artist for the main cover art. Meanwhile, Derrick Chew, Simone Ragazzoni, Josh Burcham, and Nahuel Grego are the artists for the various cover art.

As for what Robotech: Rick Hunter will be about? Well, don’t worry. Titan Comics is kind enough to provide us with an official synopsis as a teaser. You can check that out below:

After the devastating events of the Macross saga, RICK HUNTER must face an all new threat, along with the ghosts of his past – when a Zentraedi splinter group attacks Yokohama, Rick is called to investigate! Piloting the new prototype YF-4 Veritech, Rick encounters old friends and new enemies, all while recounting the moments of his life that shaped most epic moments in the ROBOTECH universe!

The first issue of Robotech: Rick Hunter will go on sale on August 2, 2023. The comic issue will have a retail price of $3.99, as is standard. You can purchase the comic on that date from the Titan Comics webstore.

Variant Covers

Want to see those variant covers for Robotech: Rick Hunter #1. Then come check them out below, and see which one is your favorite:

'Robotech: Rick Hunter #1' variant cover A art by Derrick Chew.
Yeah, this is definitely a Minmei-focused comic, with this cover art being my favorite.
'Robotech: Rick Hunter #1' variant cover B art by Simone Ragazzoni.
Why does this cover art make Minmei look like a fellow pilot?
'Robotech: Rick Hunter #1' variant cover C art by Josh Burcham.
Ah, Rick Hunter is the typical square-jawed American hero here.
'Robotech: Rick Hunter #1' variant cover D art by Nahuel Grego.
I see this artist only likes the giant robots.

Bonus: Preview Pages

As a final bonus: Titan Comics has a few black and white preview pages for Robotech: Rick Hunter #1. You can check them out below as well:

'Robotech: Rick Hunter #1' preview page 1.
It looks like the Zentraedi really hate those amusement parks.
'Robotech: Rick Hunter #1' preview page 2.
I see Rick Hunter developed his flying tendencies at an early age.
'Robotech: Rick Hunter #1' preview page 3.
I hear the Star Wars throne room music during this award ceremony for Rick.