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Voltron: Defender of the Universe (Vol. 1) #0 Arrow gradient right
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Revelations: A Prologue
Publisher Image Comics
Produced by Devil's Due
Cover date May 2003
Story Dan Jolley
Artwork Dreamwave
Pencils Mark Brooks
Inks Clayton Brown
Colors Danimation
Art Direction Devil's Due Studios
Letters Dreamer Design
Editor John Smith
Cover Unknown[1]

Colonel Hawkins assembles a group of misfits for a secret mission, while on Arus, a princess has a prophetic dream.


Synopsis

Colonel Hawkins and Lieutenant Brown make an early morning visit to The Brig, an orbiting military penitentiary on their way to see Lance McClain, who is imprisoned for "buzzing" a senator's private penthouse with an aircraft. In the interrogation room, Hawkins praises Lance's piloting skills and offers him a choice: either serve the rest of his sentence, or accept a secret mission. Lance is receptive.

Twelve hours later, Hawkins and Brown are in San Francisco seeking Sven Holgersson, who, according to record, is a loner with an impressive flight and combat skillset. In the San Francisco City Library, Sven has made the two officers long before they approach, and Hawkins presents his offer without mincing words.

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Hey Mark Brooks: Proportion much?

In another twelve hours, and Hawkins and Brown are at Fort Creed army base seeking a mechanical genius with a talent for intimidation. In a hangar, they find Tsuyoshi "Hunk" Garrett who stands up, towering over them, and introductions are about to be made.

Same day, late afternoon: Hawkins and Brown are at the New West Point Military Preparatory School. Darrell "Pidge" Stoker is sixteen, a ward of the state, and a brilliant systems analyst who Hawkins considers "potentially the most valuable member of the team." Pidge barely hesitates before accepting the mission.

The next day, Hawkins and Brown approach Keith Kogane at a dojo in New York City. Keith is to be the mission commander, and Hawkins explains to Brown the circumstances that have left Keith without social ties. After easily besting his opponents in a four-on-one practice fight, Keith bluntly addresses the visitors.

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The subtle details in this panel suggest that Pidge has some degree of skill with technology.

The setting changes to planet Arus, to the interior of a bedroom in a dilapidated castle. Allura, princess of Arus, is having a restless dream. Her late father speaks to her and sends visions a champion who will soon arise to restore Arus. He foretells that strangers will come, and these strangers will bring back Voltron reborn. Allura wakes, and swears she will find them.


Featured Characters

Quotes

"It's just not every day that I risk my commission trying to spring a convicted felon so we can send him and a bunch of other misfits chasing after a fairy tale."
    —Lieutenant Brown

"That was quite a stunt you pulled, buzzing a private penthouse in an F-111 jetstar."
"Heh... It was, wasn't it?"
"Too bad it turned out to be Senator Kalczek's Penthouse."
"...Yeah."
    —Hawkins and Lance discuss Lance's current residential situation

"Huh, well, let me think about it.
"...nah, forget it. When do I leave?"
    —Pidge throws caution to the wind.

Do not dismiss the strangers when they arrive, Allura. They represent the last chance... for us. For Arus.
    —King Alfor speaks to Allura in a dream

Additional Features

  • Bringing Back Voltron: Defender of the Universe - a 2-page message from Joshua Blaylock, President of Devil's Due Publishing, that also shows some preliminary artwork by DDP art directors Tim Seeley and Mike Norton
  • Pinup by Steve Kurth, colored by Udon
  • 2-page splash artwork by Mike Norton (according to signature in artwork; formal credits not given)
  • Character profiles for Keith, Lance, Hunk, Pidge, Allura, King Zarkon, Prince Lotor, and Haggar

Errors

  • When Keith is first introduced, Hawkin's word balloon erroneously spells his last name "Konage."

Details of Note

  • Pidge's dorm room is number 513. (That's probably not significant.)

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References and Footnotes

  1. There is no cover credit and no artist signature is visible.

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