You know, this book isn't really that bad. If you take away that there's no Voltron, the characters are totally off, and Sven is some sort of super soldier who outranks Keith. Okay so it really has not much to do with Voltron at all. But if they'd have called it Space Explorer Squadron 686, admit it would you have bought it? So from that angle it's not really such a bad book. It's about a squad of super soldiers who have the dubious honor of never failing a mission. Instead of being rewarded, they just pull more and more dangerous assignments. To the point where Sven suspects there is a conspiracy to GET them killed. And he's RIGHT! The problem is proving it. Would anyone believe him? And when he crosses the line to get answers, will it ruin him? Voltron was a long time ago for me, and I've really only flipped though some of the many Voltron books out there. I bought the first issue of Year One and thought the characters were horribly out of character, and the trappings of the Galaxy Alliance's military were far removed from what was established in the 'toon. But inspite of that I picked up issue 2 anyway. And Frankly by issue 3 I was starting to get into the conspiracy story. At this point (issue 5) I'm willing to forget this story has anything to do with a giant lion-headed space robot, and just enjoy the para-military action. And hope that the writer ties up the story before the book is cancelled.