The great San Diego Comic Con is underway and all sorts of news is spilling out. Here’s a weird bit – Dynamite Publishing is doing a crossover series of Voltron and Robotech.
On the face of it, this isn’t so bad. Both series are about robots. Um…that’s about all they have in common really. This isn’t quite like the very successful GI Joe/Transformers cross overs that have been going on for years – both of those properties have very similar settings, with one side of good guys fighting against altogether evil bad guys, with both sides having similar technology/gear/etc. Voltron’s enemies are pretty much pure evil, and they fight giant robeasts. Robotech’s enemies are usually only evil until exposed to human culture/singing and then eventually become allies. Especially in the case of Macross, which seems from the above picture where they’re connecting the two.
We’ll have to see how this works out, but…this doesn’t seem to be the kind of crossover that makes much sense. Robotech/Star Blazers would work, or Voltron/Power Rangers, or even Robotech/Transformers or Voltron/Transformers, but Robotech and Voltron just don’t feel like a good fit.