Young Janitor Meets Giant Robot Who Needs A Pilot – Mech Cadet Yu #1 Arrives This Week

by Hannah Means Shannon

This week, Boom! Studios releases the first issue of a series bound to tug at your heart strings and also remind you of some of the deepest roots of adventure stories in comics. In Mech Cadet Yu, a beleaguered young janitor discovers he’s the pilot that a giant alien robot has been waiting for.
Written by Greg Pak, and drawn by Takeshi Miyazawa, with colors by Triona Farrell, the series has covers by Miyazawa, Marcus To, Juan Doe, and Sunny Liew:

In the world of Mech Cadet Yu, once a year, giant robots from outer space come to Earth and bond with young cadets from the elite Sky Corps Academy in order to defend the world from the terrifying aliens known as the Sharg. It’s a great honor to be chosen by a robot, but in the eyes of the Academy, the “wrong kid” was picked this year!
Here’s a closer look at the interior art on Mech Cadet Yu #1, out this week on Wednesday, August 2nd, from Boom! Studios:

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