Lion Forge will launch a comics and graphic novel publishing program tied to the new Voltron animated series on Netflix (see "New 'Voltron' on Netflix"), which will expand the new storylines from the show.  The first five-issue miniseries will carry the same title as the TV show, Voltron: Legendary Defender, and be written by Tim Hedrick, the show’s head writer, and Mitch Iverson.

Hedrick explained the source of the story material.  "When the writers for Voltron: Legendary Defender were coming up with episode ideas, there were some that were just too epic, too outlandish, too MUCH to be contained in a mere half-hour on the small screen," he said.

Each issue of the miniseries will follow one pilot as they seek to save the life of Coran, Princess Allura’s majordomo, from a villain looking to settle an old debt.

The miniseries will launch in July, after fans have had time to watch Voltron: Legendary Defender, which is being released June 10.  The material will be collected into graphic novel format for release in December.

This is the first Voltron publishing from Lion Forge; Dynamite Entertainment and VIZ Media have also publshed Voltron products in the recent past.