Mech Cadet Yu is definitely one of our must-read series of 2017, and with the announcement of a new arc coming in 2018, it may just wind up on the Best Of list for next year, too.

Mech Cadet Yu #5 will kick off a new story arc in 2018 from writer Greg Pak and artist Takeshi Miyazawa.

The critically-acclaimed series follows the story of Stanford Yu, a young janitor who is unexpectedly chosen to join the storied ranks of the Mech Cadets of the 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 an off-course robot, Yu is thrown into training, hoping to prove he is worthy of being there at all.

Mech Cadet Yu was originally scheduled as a four-issue mini-series, but fan reaction turned the series into an ongoing at BOOM! Studios.

“Fans of the first four issues of MECH CADET YU will be blown away by what Greg and Tak have in store for this new arc,” said Cameron Chittock, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “The stakes have been raised for our heroes and as The Second Sharg War breaks out, the scope of the alien conflict and mankind’s mech defenses reach unprecedented heights. Now’s the perfect time for any fans of great mech and kaiju science fiction to jump on board.”

Be on the lookout for Mech Cadet Yu #5 in January 2018.

via BOOM! Studios

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