Here is one that most people missed or didn’t take notice of. The Udon Studios comic book from 2004, Cannon Busters, is coming to Netflix in 2018. The streaming is spending $6 Billion Dollars on original content this year. They are expanding their animated and anime releases. And that is where Cannon Busters comes in.
Cannon Busters started out as a comic book from Udon. Cannon Busters #0 SDCC Exclusive was the first appearance of several of the characters. The book started it’s official run with Cannn Busters #1. These are extremely hard to find, both the SDCC and the #1. Cannon Busters was noted in the Forbes article which talks about how Netflix is trying to corner the Anime market in America. Needless to say, anime fans are rabid and these books could be excellent pickups, especially if the series takes off.
From Cosmic Book News
Created, directed and executive produced by LeSean Thomas (Children of Ether), the series follows the adventures and exploits of S.A.M, a high-end, royal-class friendship droid who’s joined by a quirky, discarded maintenance robot and a brash, deadly fugitive. Together, the unlikely trio embarks on an unforgettable journey in a fantastic and dangerous world in search of S.A.M’s best friend, the heir to a powerful kingdom under siege. Twelve episodes are being produced by Manga Entertainment Ltd, Nada Holdings and Satelight (Macross Delta).
Writers: Natasha Allegri (Creator of Bee & Puppycat), Anne Toole (Writer’s Guild nominee for “The Witcher” video game), Nilah Magruder (M.F.K. web series) and LeSean Thomas, among others.
Story Editor – Matt Wayne (Justice League Unlimited, Niko & The Sword of Light)
Lesean Thomas has worked on Boondocks, Black Dynamite, Legend of Korra in addition to working as a supervising character designer on Superman/Batman Public Enemies. Thomas has also give a TED talk at TEDx.
(Disclosure: I have copies up for sale on eBay)