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Voltron Volume 2: Paradise Lost (Voltron: Defender of the Universe) [Paperback]

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In the far future, the Earth-centered Galactic Alliance and the vast, alien Drule Supremacy are locked in an interstellar cold war. The discovery of an ancient war machine on a distant planet was supposed to tip the balance... but now the five explorers from Earth who found it have sworn allegiance to Planet Arus and to Voltron, the half-science, half-sorcery robotic titan who protects it. But when the Alliance takes matters into its own hands - first raiding Arus and stealing Voltron, then trying to replicate him for their military - the five members of the Voltron Force have no choice but to travel to Earth and reclaim what is theirs.

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Pages   128
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.4" Width: 5" Height: 0.4"
Weight:   0.3 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 3, 2004
Publisher   Devil's Due Publishing
ISBN  1932796037  
ISBN13  9781932796032  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! A North Carolina native, Dan Jolley is an American author and has worked in comics as a writer for over a decade. His work includes DC Comics' Firestorm, Eisner Award nominated JSA: The Unholy Three and TokyoPop's The Lost Warrior, an extension of the Warriors novel series by Erin Hunter.

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Story great, but in Black and White!  Feb 17, 2006
This Volume 2 trade paperback seems to be in Black and White. Volume 1 was in FULL COLOR, so why did they produce this in BLACK AND WHITE?! The story is GREAT, but the lack of color really takes away from the entire piece.
Also, the book is in digest size which is the size of a Reader's Digest, about 5" x 7". This book is not the size of a comic book. You are better off buying the separate comic books if you can find them.
Voltron was probably the first Japanese giant transforming robot cartoon that many Americans first saw, predating Gobots and Transformers by a couple of years. Volume 2 of the manga-style book collects issues #1 - 5 of the standard comic series into one volume. In the first volume, five pilots had been sent to the planet Arus to find the legendary weapon known as Voltron to use in their war versus the alien Drule Supremacy. When the Supremacy attacks with one of their dreaded Robeasts, the pilots must use the separate Lion robots form Voltron and due battle. When Sven's robot rejects him, Princess Allura takes his place and Voltron wins the day.

As volume two opens, the pilots are helping to rebuild Arus which has been devastated several years earlier by Prince Lotor, son of King Zarkon, Ruler of the 9th kingdom of the Supremacy. They want to rebuild Arus' defenses and learn more about Voltron. But others have designs on the giant robots. Troops from Earth's Galactic Union come to Arus and seize the Voltron lions to return them to Earth for study where scientists hope to duplicate the technology and build their own robots to battle the Drule. Allura contends that Voltron belongs to Arus and she, and the four pilots led by Keith journey to earth and undertake a daring plot to steal Voltron and return to Arus, defying orders in the process. They are shocked to learn that already the scientists have been able to replicate much of the technology and built their own robot. Meanwhile, we find that there is another, insidious reason that Voltron was returned to Earth as a plot is revealed about a high-placed officer conspiring with the evil Drule Supremacy to steal the technology. The pilots must now battle guards, and the rival robot to make their escape off Earth and return Voltron home. Meanwhile, Prince Lotor and his Robeasts are waiting for their chance to attack.

Manga is so huge these days and there is such a tremendous and eclectic amount of material out there it's difficult to choose a title sometimes. But with Voltron, you get a character that has been around for 25 years and has a well-known history and following. Marvel did a short run of Voltron back in the mid 1980's but Devil's Due has brought Voltron back to a place of prominence among the most well-known Japanese creations. Paradise Lost was briskly paced, exciting, and layered with many sub-plots that make you want to see much more. The art by E.J. Su, Clint Hilinski, and Clayton Brown was first-rate. Highly recommended!

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