A Fast & Furious spin on giant robots and kaiju in We Ride Titans

We Ride Titans #1 excerpt
We Ride Titans #1 excerpt (Image credit: Vault Comics)

Giant robots meet Fast & Furious in the upcoming Vault Comics limited series We Ride Titans. Imagine Pacific Rim-style mechs, but as hot rods with the pilots having  personalities to match, and that's We Ride Titans. 

"I gotta be honest, it's giant robots vs kaiju. Tres Dean didn't need to say anything more to have me onboard," says We Ride Titans artist Sebastián Piriz in a statement. "But then I read the story treatment, and the scripts… it is a great story that will hit home for most of the people."

We Ride Titans follow a family who operate a giant robot named Nexus in its role as defender of the fictional city known as Hyperion. But the family business is not without family problems, as the lead pilot Dej Hobbs is being dragged down by personal problems, with his father (and the Station Commander of Nexus) Dwayne Hobbs having to balance being a father and a boss. Check out this preview of We Ride Titans #1:

The woman in the last two pages is Kit Hobbs, Dej's sister - who in these family issues, must step up… to save her family, but also to save her city from those 20-story-tall monsters.

Dean and Piriz are creating We Ride Titans for Vault Comics alongside colorist Dee Cunniffe, letterer Jim Campbell, and designer Tim Daniel. Dean describes We Ride Titans as a story about "family, siblings, pain, anger, and the possibility of reconciliation at the core."

Piriz has drawn the primary cover to We Ride Titans #1, with variants coming from Joshua Hixson, Nathan Gooden, Livio Ramondelli, Conor Doyle, Robert Wilson IV (two versions, the latter with foil accents). Check them out here:

We Ride Titans #1 goes on sale on January 12. 

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Chris Arrant

Chris Arrant covered comic book news for Newsarama from 2003 to 2022 (and as editor/senior editor from 2015 to 2022) and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News, and CBR. He is the author of the book Modern: Masters Cliff Chiang, co-authored Art of Spider-Man Classic, and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology Pros and (Comic) Cons. He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards, and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table. (He/him)