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Preview: Oni Press’ Roboforce #1 introduces round one of the NacelleVerse

The NacelleVerse is finally here in comic book form, as publisher Oni Press delivers Roboforce #1 to comics shops next week.

To the Maxx

You have to go back pretty far to find a time that Roboforce was a big deal. From a toy company called Ideal originally, the toy line starred a cadre of good and evil robots, arriving on store shelves in 1984. If you know your toy history, then you know what else arrived on store shelves in 1984 too, so with that in mind, it’s probably pretty obvious as to why Roboforce didn’t last. But be all of that as it may, the property is about to get a major shot in the arm from The Nacelle Company.

The toy and multimedia group is diving headlong into a new shared universe, and Maxx Robo and crew are right at the center. With a pair of (excellent in our opinion) action figures out already, Roboforce is leading the way for what will be the NacelleVerse. That’s a push that starts with a comic book mini-series from Oni Press, eventually leading into an animated series.

Again though the comic is first, and it’s launching into stores next week on May 1st, 2024. We’ve got a pretty chunky preview of that first issue for you to peruse right here too, written by Melissa Flores and penciled by Suicide Squad artist Diogenes Neves.

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ROBOFORCE #1 begins in 2091, a little over a year after the RoboForce were

rendered obsolete, replaced by the superior Utopia Aegis 101 bots. Meet Maxx 89, the latest and greatest innovation in the field of robotics! As a member of RoboForce–the crew of highly advanced bots that are redefining technological advancement on 22nd century Earth–there’s no job too big for him to handle. But when their creator’s newest invention is stolen by a group of underground tech pirates, in a brazen act of warfare, Maxx and the high-powered Detonator are determined to get it back . . . even if it’s through ruthless, unorthodox methods. 

Enter a brave new world of incendiary action and robot-on-robot firepower in the first landmark NacelleVerse limited series from blockbuster creators Melissa Flores (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) and Diogenes Neves (Realm of X, Suicide Squad)! The upcoming animated series is directed by Brian Volk-Weiss, who also serves as Executive Producer alongside Cisco Henson, Matt Kravitsky, Michael Goodman, Tom Stern and Gavin Hignight for Nacelle. Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia and Brian Gewirtz will serve as executive producers on behalf of Seven Bucks Productions. 

Oni Press press release

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Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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