Pak and Miyazawa’s Hit MECH CADETS Joins Free Comic Book Day 2023 Ahead of Netflix Show Release

Discover the Beloved First Issue of MECH CADET YU Alongside MECH CADETS Book One in May 2023

BOOM! Studios today proudly announced the MECH CADETS 2023 FCBD SPECIAL, a free special issue from highly acclaimed writer Greg Pak (Darth Vader, Stranger Things), artist Takeshi Miyazawa (Ms. Marvel, Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider), colorist Triona Farrell, and letterer Simon Bowland, the exclusive free reprint of the very first MECH CADET YU issue, soon to be a television show on Netflix.   

MECH CADETS 2023 FCBD SPECIAL featuring a cover by series artist Miyazawa, arrives in comic shops worldwide on Free Comic Book Day, May 6, 2023.

Ahead of the highly anticipated premiere of the Netflix animated series, return to Sky Corps Academy in this exclusive reprint of the first issue of Mech Cadet Yu. Every year, giant sentient robots from outer space come to Earth and bond forever with a brand new crop of cadets at Sky Corps Academy to help keep the planet safe. But this year, instead of making a connection with a cadet, one of the mechs bonds with Stanford, a young kid working with his Mom as a janitor at Sky Corps. Stanford has the opportunity of a lifetime but he’ll first have to earn the trust of his classmates if he’s to defend the planet from the monstrous Sharg. It’s the perfect time to revisit this iconic story by bestselling writer Greg Pak and fan-favorite artist Takeshi Miyazawa!

MECH CADETS 2023 FCBD SPECIAL will be accompanied by the release of MECH CADETS BOOK ONE on May 23, 2022. MECH CADETS BOOK ONE is the first complete collection of the original 12 issue MECH CADET YU run ahead of the Netflix 3D animated series that it inspired, coming to the streaming service in 2023. 

MECH CADETS 2023 FCBD SPECIAL is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including BRZRKR by Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt, and Ron Garney; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; We Only Find Them When They’re Dead by Al Ewing and Simone Di Meo; Eve by Victor LaValle and Jo Mi-Gyeong; The Many Deaths of Laila Starr by Ram V and Filipe Andrade; Wynd by James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas; Basilisk by Cullen Bunn and Jonas Scharf; Grim by Stephanie Phillips and Flaviano; Briar by Christopher Cantwell and Germán García; Stuff of Nightmares by R.L. Stine and A.L. Kaplan; The Approach by Jeremy Haun, Jason A. Hurley, and Jesus Hervas; Damn Them All by Simon Spurrier and Charlie Adlard; Behold, Behemoth by Tate Brombal and Nick Robles; and the upcoming Specs by David M. Booher and Chris Shehan; Once Upon a Time at the End of the World by Jason Aaron, Alexandre Tefenkgi, Leila del Duca, and Nick Dragotta; Know Your Station by Sarah Gailey and Liana Kangas; and A Vicious Circle by Mattson Tomlin and Lee Bermejo. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties, including Dune: House Harkonnen from Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, and Michael Shelfer; Mighty Morphin Power Rangers from Melissa Flores and Simona Di Gianfelice; and Magic from Jed McKay and Ig Guara.

Print copies of MECH CADETS 2023 FCBD SPECIAL will be available for FREE on May 6, 2023 exclusively at participating local comic book shops (use to find the nearest one).