Great news is here for those who enjoyed the premiere issue of Mech Cadet Yu. ‘
BOOM! Studios recently announced Mech Cadet Yu, previously planned as a limited series, will carry on as an ongoing series. Its first issue sold out on the week of release at the distributor level (copies may still be available at local comic shops) and received many rave reviews.
The superstar dream team of writer Greg Pak (Hulk, Weapon X) and artist Takeshi Miyazawa (Ms. Marvel, Runaways) reunited to deliver the story of Stanford Yu, a young janitor who is unexpectedly chosen to join the sacred ranks of the mech cadets at Sky Corps Academy. Once a year, giant robots from outer space come to Earth to bond with the cadets to defend the world from terrifying aliens known as the Sharg. After he unintentionally bonds with his robot, Yu is thrown into training, hoping to prove he is worthy of being there at all.
“I’m hugely thrilled and so grateful to all of the readers, reviewers, and retailers who showed the first issue so much love and spread the word about the book,” says Pak. “That kind of word-of-mouth means all the world to an underdog book about an underdog hero and his underdog robot, so thank you so much! None of this would have happened without you, and we’re doing our best to make every issue the best and most fun it can possibly be.”
“I feel like we would just be getting on our two feet with the first four issues, so it’s going to be amazing to see where the story goes and watch Stanford and Co. face bigger threats and become even bigger heroes,” adds Miyazawa. “Stanford has come such a long way already. I hope everyone keeps rooting for the kid!”
“Greg and Takeshi are one the of most exciting pairs of collaborators in comics, creating characters with unmatched charm and heart,” says Cameron Chittock, BOOM! Studios associate editor of MECH CADET YU. “It’s impossible not to root for Stanford and his fellow cadets and with even more story to be told, I cannot wait for fans to see how their relationships evolve as they face worldwide threats together.”
Mech Cadet Yu #2 is scheduled for release on September 13, at comic stores and special digital apps everywhere.