You know a commercial ad is good when it does what this one will do to you
Oh, hey, I forgot to do one of these this month. Ah well, better late than never.
Twenty-fiveyears ago this month, Eternity Comics/Malibu Graphics published the eighth issue of Robotech II: The Sentinels, by Tom Mason, Chris Ulm, and John Waltrip.
The SDF-3 makes its fold to Fantomaspace, dragging the shuttle containing Lynn Minmei and Janice Em along for the ride. Shortly thereafter, Admiral Lisa Hayes-Hunter is informed that there are incoming alien craft — craft which Breetai and Exedore warn her are commanded by the Invid. Meanwhile, on Tirol, a pair of Invid discover a mysterious object, while Tirolian scientists Rem and Cabell study the Invid Hellcat they’ve captured. Afterwards, Rem is subjected to a history lesson in Zor's study.
A fairly talky issue, all in all, which really flags the relaxed pace of the series at this point. Ten issues total at this point (including the two-issue Wedding Special) — twice as many as the last three mini-series we’ve gotten — and only just now the SDF-3 has arrived over Tirol. It really could have stood to be a little, let’s say, punchier.
I loved this. I want all of it! I wish this was all available on trade paperback.