Voltron: From Days of Long Ago A Thir­ti­eth An­niver­sary Cel­e­bra­tion

Animation Magazine - - Frame- By- Frame - By Brian Smith, Marc Mor­rell and Joshua Bernard [Per­fect Square, $29.99]

Thirty years after blast­ing to broad­cast and chang­ing the pop cul­ture land­scape for­ever, Voltron: De­fender of the Uni­verse has been feted with a com­pre­hen­sive look at the vast­ness of its world and the 1980s toon’s en­dur­ing legacy. The project is a truly fan­driven af­fair — of the con­trib­u­tors, Brian Smith writes for the Voltron Force graphic nov­els, Marc Morell co-hosts the popular Let’s Voltron! pod­cast and Joshua Bernard is the founder of Col­lec­tionDX, a site cov­er­ing Ja­panese toys and pop cul­ture.

Days of Long Ago be­gins as a sort of year­book of fan mem­o­ries, be­fore delv­ing into archival images, celebrity in­ter­views and a geek­tas­tic ex­am­i­na­tion of Voltron mythol­ogy. The book also fea­tures a fore­word by Voltron Force se­ries writer Jeremy Cor­ray, and a comic penned by Smith and il­lus­trated by Ja­cob Chabot. From its early gi­ant ro­bot manga ori­gins to its lat­est an­i­mated it­er­a­tion, you couldn’t ask for a more fan-ori­ented vol­ume on the V-man.

Overly.

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If it doesn’t, you’re do­ing some-

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