Voltron Force, Vol. 1: Shelter from the Storm by Brian SmithVoltron Force, Vol. 1: Shelter from the Storm by Brian Smith

Voltron Force, Vol. 1: Shelter from the Storm

byBrian Smith

Paperback | April 3, 2012

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The beloved ’80s classic is back and better than ever, and ready to defend the universe!

Reads L to R (Western style). Full-color pages.

Years ago, Voltron mysteriously disappeared, and the five lions were scattered throughout the universe. Over time, the lions were recovered by the original Voltron Force: Lance, Pidge, Hunk, Princess Allura, and Commander Keith. Now, with the help of three new recruits, Voltron rises again, to defend the universe once more!

Shelter from the Storm

After a mysterious disappearance, the mighty Voltron is back! Now the original Voltron pilots—Pidge, Hunk, Lance, Allura and Commander Keith—are training three new cadets: Daniel, Larmina and Vince. Each cadet brings something special to the team, and as they train, the depths of their gifts are revealed.

It is not a peaceful time in the universe. King Lotor and his villainous minion Maahox are determined to destroy Voltron once and for all. This time they unleash a horrifying storm, churning with evil energy. When Daniel, Larmina and Vince are sucked into the vortex, their worst nightmares come true!
Brian Smith is a former Marvel Comics editor. His credits include The Ultimates, Ultimate Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, The Incredible Hulk, and dozens of other comics. Smith is the co-creator/writer behind the New York Times best-selling Graphic Novel The Stuff of Legend, and the writer/artist of all-ages comic The Intrepid E...
Title:Voltron Force, Vol. 1: Shelter from the StormFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 7.5 × 5 × 0.3 inPublished:April 3, 2012Publisher:VIZ Media - Children'sLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:142154153X

ISBN - 13:9781421541532

Appropriate for ages: 9


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Beginning to New Kids' Manga Reason for Reading: My eldest son and I used to watch Voltron, Defender of the Universe all the time in the '90s. I had to give this title a go and thought my youngest would enjoy it. Voltron Force takes the original Voltron cast and adds three new cadets who are being trained to become Lion pilots. This first volume takes a couple of pages to introduce us to the pilots, cadets and villains and then jumps straight into the story. No previous knowledge of Voltron is needed. The background and scenario are unveiled in this first issue making sure one understands the basic plot. The book does include some references to past villains which will be nods to big fans of the original. It's been so long for me that I hardly remember much about the old story, except that I enjoyed it :-). The story is very action heavy, lots of battling and on the dark side but not overly so that it is still rated "All Ages". The tension is tempered with light-hearted humour. During the battle against a bad guy the cadets get a lesson in team work and the reader is briefly introduced to each character's attitude. The story ends with a complete solution to the plot but finishes off with a teaser about the future. Looking forward to the next volume. If you've never heard of Voltron, you'll enjoy if you are a fan of such shows as Power Rangers or Transformers.
Date published: 2012-05-04