Lion Forge Comics Launches Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs Comic Series
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Lion Forge Comics will launch the first issue in a new comic book series adaptation of the Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs television anime series on March 16. The publisher will release subsequent issues monthly, and each issue retails for US$2.99.
Sendol Arts is drawing the series, and Mairghread Scott (Transformers, G.I. Joe) is writing the series. Lion Forge Comics describes the story as follows:
With humanity settling the outer reaches of the galaxy in a new frontier, pioneers are kept safe by the Star Sheriffs, an elite law enforcement agency led by chief weapons designer April Eagle. When top-gun Saber Rider steps in to stop a train robbery, he finds a reluctant new ally in the shifty bounty hunter Colt and a clue to the whereabouts of a notorious traitor who might be helping the enemy Outriders. The action never lets up from there.
Studio Pierrot aired the original TV anime series under the name Seijuushi Bismarck in Japan in 1984. World Events Productions (WEP) reworked the series for the U.S. market, and it still holds the rights to the property.
The German game developer Team Saber Rider also held a successful Kickstarter campaign last year for a video game based on the series for the Nintendo 3DS, PC via Steam, and Sega Dreamcast.