Sure the Micronauts toys were cool, but what made the franchise a classic was the Bill Mantlo/Michael Golden ‘80s Marvel Comics series. Several publishers since, including Marvel themselves, have planned a return to the Microverse but now IDW is taking on the series—and io9 has an exclusive look!
Penned by Cullen Bunn, and with art from David Baldeón and David Garcia—Cruz, the Micronauts series sees fan favorites Biotron, Acroyear, and Space Glider doing battle with the ominous Baron Karza once more. You can check out a little more information about the first issue, as well as all six covers for Micronauts #1 below, making their debut here on io9:
Cullen Bunn (w) • David Baldeón (a & c)
THEY CAME FROM A DYING UNIVERSE! ACROYEAR, SPACE GLIDER, BIOTRON and their allies are back, on the run from the evil BARON KARZA, and blasting through a universe where magic and science vie for control! With resources dwindling, the long-lost TIME TRAVELERS may hold the key to salvation… but will it mean armageddon for our world?
FC • 40 pages • $4.99
The all-new story of one of the most legendary teams in comics history!
Written by Cullen Bunn (Uncanny X-Men, The Sixth Gun)
Art by David Baldeón (Nova, Spider-Man: Web Warriors)
New heroes and new villains join the battle with classic fan-favorites!
Main cover by J.H. Williams
RI Variant 1, by Butch Guice
RI Variant 1, by Michael Golden
Subscribption Cover A, by David Baldeon
Subscribption Cover B, by Gabriel Rodriguez
Subscription Cover C, Classic Action Figure Variant
Between this and the return of ROM the Space Knight, it seems like IDW have cornered the elusive “toy to comic revival” market in the best possible way. Micronauts #1 hits shelves in April.