In the MECH CADET YU comic book series, a janitor’s kid bonds with a giant robot and joins the elite Sky Corps Academy — who face an invasion of monsters from outer space! The series was written by Greg Pak with art by Takeshi Miyazawa, colors by Triona Farrell and Jessica Kholinne, letters by Simon Bowland, and published by BOOM! Studios.
The series won the 2018 Mike Wieringo Spirit Award and is coming to Netflix as an animated television show in 2023!
Buy the signed LOS ROBOS comic that started the whole thing from the Greg Pak Shop.
Big comics news, friends! I’m thrilled to report that we’re launching a new MECH CADETS comic book series, a sequel to MECH CADET YU! MECH CADETS #1 hits comic shops on August 9, the day before the MECH CADETS animated show debuts on Netflix!
MECH CADET YU is one of my favorite of all the comics I’ve ever worked on, and I’m thrilled to be coming back for new stories about these characters with artist and co-creator Tak Miyazawa, colorist Ian Herring, and letterer Simon Bowland.
For more info about the series and a preview of the first four pages of the first issue, check out the ScreenRant article. Here’s my quote from the article:
Tak’s bringing all his magic to every page and every panel, with that special combination of incredible genre thrills, amazing humor, and fantastic emotional subtlety. And all of our characters are a bit older and the world has gotten a bit more complex, with some shocking twists and challenges. I’m biased, of course, but it feels vital and real and just as fun as ever, and I can’t wait for y’all to see it!
Please do ask your local comics shop to pre-order MECH CADETS #1 for you! And check out the glorious Sonny Liew variant cover for issue #1, featuring Olivia Park and her father, General Park, whose contentious relationship will play a huge role in the series!
MECH CADETS BOOK ONE, a collection of MECH CADET YU issues #1 to #12, hits comic book shops on May 17! The MECH CADET YU series has been made into an animated television series that will debut on Netflix on August 10 – see what the fuss is all about by reading the comics now!
MECH CADETS BOOK ONE was written by Greg Pak with line art by Takeshi Miyazawa, colors by Triona Farrell, Jessica Kholinne, and Raul Angulo, and letters by Simon Bowland.
Here’s the official solicit:
Every four years, giant sentient robots from outer space come to Earth and bond forever with a brand new crop of Sky Corps Academy cadets.
But this time, instead of a cadet, one mech bonds with Stanford Yu, a young kid working with his mom as a janitor at Sky Corps.
This is the opportunity of a lifetime for Stanford, but first he’ll have to earn the trust of his classmates and survive an uncompromising enemy…the Sharg!
Bestselling author Greg Pak (Ronin Island, Planet Hulk) and fan-favorite artist Takeshi Miyazawa (Runaways, Ms. Marvel) bring to life this underdog story as Stanford and the newest team of Cadets and Robos face relentless training, an alien invasion, and the threat of losing themselves and human existence.
They’ll realize the true sacrifice that comes with duty and service and what makes a hero in this full collection of Mech Cadets perfect as a jumping on point ahead of the animated series on Netflix!
Pretty thrilled to report that Netflix has announced the cast and release date for the MECH CADETS animated show, based on the MECH CADET YU comic books written by yours truly with art by Takeshi Miyazawa!
The show will premiere on Netflix on August 10, and the cast will include Daniel Dae Kim, Ming-Na Wen, Brandon Soo Hoo, Debra Wilson, and Victoria Grace. More details here!
BIG NEWS: The MECH CADETS pilot is screening in competition at Annecy!
MECH CADETS is a Netflix animated television series based on the MECH CADET YU comics, written by yours truly with line art by Takeshi Miyazawa.
Huge love to the MECH CADET YU comics team, including Tak Miyazawa, Triona Farrell, Jessica Kholinne, Raúl Angulo, Simon Bowland, Cameron Chittock, Eric Harburn, Filip Sablik, and Matt Gagnon.
And huge congrats to Jane Lee and company at Netflix; Jack Liang, Patrick Awa and company at Polygon, Stephen Christy, Mette Nørkjær and company at BOOM; and the incredible MECH CADETS writers room of Aaron Lam, Ashley Eakin, David Shayne, and Mercedes Valle.
I’m thrilled to report that BOOM is releasing a giant book called MECH CADETS that will collect issues #1-12 of the MECH CADET YU series written by yours truly with art by Takeshi Miyazawa, colors by Triona Farrell, Jessica Kholinne, and Raul Angulo, and letters by Simon Bowland!
In 2023 Netflix will launch an animated series based on the comics called MECH CADETS. Ask your local comics shop to order the MECH CADETS collection to get ready for the show!
For more about the book, read the article at ICv2.
Thrilled to report that MECH CADET YU #1, the first issue of one of the best comic book series I’ve ever written, will be reprinted and given out for free as the MECH CADETS 2023 FCBD SPECIAL on Free Comic Book Day!
The book was written by yours truly, drawn by Takeshi Miyazawa, colored by Triona Farrell, and lettered by Simon Bowland. The series is being adapted by Netflix into an animated series called MECH CADETS, which will debut some time in 2023.
Bookriot just published a list of the Best Graphic Novels You’ve Never Heard Of. While you, dear reader, have undoubtedly heard of all of my work, I’m happy to report that Mech Cadet Yu and Ronin Island have both made the list!
I’m ridiculously proud of these books, both of which were originally greenlit by BOOM! Studios as four issue all ages minis, but both did so well they were upgraded to 12 issue epics. Mech Cadet Yu was drawn by the great Takeshi Miyazawa with colors by Triona Farrell and Jessica Kholinne and letters by Simon Bowland. Ronin Island was drawn by the awesome Giannis Milonogiannis with colors by Irma Kniivila and letters by Simon Bowland.
And right now for just a couple of weeks, you can buy signed copies of the first volumes of both books for cover price at the Greg Pak Shop! Please do check ’em out, and thanks as always!