BOOM! Studios will publish a complete collection of Greg Pak and Takeshi Miyazawa’s middle-grade series Mech Cadet Yu in May 2023. Netflix will launch an animated series based on the property in 2023 (see “‘Mech Cadets’ Series”), and the new collection will have the same title, Mech Cadets. The 320-page paperback, which is rated for grades 4-6, collects Mech Cadet Yu #1-12 and will be released in comic shops on May 17, 2023, and in the book channel on May 23, 2023, with an MSRP of $24.99.

The series, which was launched in 2017 (see “‘Kicking Alien Butt in Giant Robots’”), features a young janitor who bonds with a giant space robot to defend the Earth. BOOM! previously collected it as three separate paperback volumes and will reprint the first issue as its 2023 Free Comic Book Day selection (see “Silver Sponsors Revealed for Free Comic Book Day 2023”).