This graphic novel was written after the success of the Robotech TV series demanded the creation of a ‘back story’. Drawing upon the original story of Robotech it fills in many gaps and grey areas.
The graphic novel clears up many points in the pre-history of the Robotech mythology. It tells the story of the decisions that led to the appearance of the SDF-1. It tells of the final days of Zor. It also functions as an untold story which deals with the early career of Roy Fokker and his archenemy, Colonel T.R. Edwards. Genesis: Robotech tells the story of the first mission of the United Earth Government into the mysterious smouldering ruins of an alien ship – a ship which crashed onto a tiny island in the south Pacific and would eventually change the course of human history.
This is also collected in Robotech Archives: The Macross Saga Volume 1