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IDW Revolution - Fico Ossio Art Teasers featuring Transformers, Action Man, Micronauts

Transformers News: IDW Revolution - Fico Ossio Art Teasers featuring Transformers, Action Man, Micronauts
Date: Thursday, July 28th 2016 9:05am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, People News
Posted by: Dr Va'al | Credit(s): Fico Ossio

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Artist Fico Ossio, who will be providing the main linework for the upcoming Revolution event (though not the single series issues) has been sharing on his DeviantART some teaser peeks at his black and white artwork in preparation for the big thing - featuring Transformers, Action Man, Micronauts and soon M.A.S.K. joining the roster. Check them out below, as Optimus features twice, too!

Transformers News: IDW Revolution - Fico Ossio Art Teasers featuring Transformers, Action Man, Micronauts

Transformers News: IDW Revolution - Fico Ossio Art Teasers featuring Transformers, Action Man, Micronauts

Transformers News: IDW Revolution - Fico Ossio Art Teasers featuring Transformers, Action Man, Micronauts

Transformers News: IDW Revolution - Fico Ossio Art Teasers featuring Transformers, Action Man, Micronauts

IDW Titans Return One-Shot Review

Transformers News: IDW Titans Return One-Shot Review
Date: Wednesday, July 27th 2016 8:21am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Reviews, Site Articles
Posted by: Dr Va'al | Credit(s): IDW, Dr Va'al

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Head Start
(Spoiler free-ish)



Synopsis
THE LAST AUTOBOT! Once he ruled CYBERTRON with a brutal (and literal) iron fist... left for dead four million years ago, SENTINEL PRIME is back. But in a world where STARSCREAM rules CYBERTON, OPTIMUS PRIME has invaded Earth, and MEGATRON is an AUTOBOT—SENTINEL doesn’t like what he sees!

Transformers News: IDW Titans Return One-Shot Review
I'll take revenge murder plot for 500, Alex


Story

The last couple of months (years?) have had a lot of change in the world of the Transformers - since Dark Cybertron ended, Dawn of the Autobots and Days of Deception happened, Megatron had several changes of heart, Windblade erupted into the world, Optimus started his journey to True Prick Prime status, Starscream actually still rules Cybertron, and the ex-colonies have returned. Now, imagine you were left for dead when you were a fascistic despot bent on superweapons and conquest. It's bound to mess with your brain, right?

Transformers News: IDW Titans Return One-Shot Review
Even tyrants need recaps


The three-author structure is actually well deployed in the book, allowing us a pre-Dying of the Light look at a flashback under movie night banner from (predominantly, one assumes) James Roberts, and avoiding a talking heads part. Which also means Swerve and Whirl get to annoy Megatron for a bit, as Cyclonus lets the true noble purpleness of his heart shine - plus some smile-worthy social commentary. In fact, the whole section has heaps of it.

Transformers News: IDW Titans Return One-Shot Review
Cyclobun


The second section has an unfortunate bit of a crossover - though not crucial, the two scenes are more complementary than anything - with the events of The Transformers #55, delayed in its print form to next week, but available on digital, it seems. Looking at the status on Earth after the rise of the Titan, and more Primes than you can can wrap your head around.

Transformers News: IDW Titans Return One-Shot Review
The Actual True Primes


Between John Barber and Mairghread Scott, the two heads together prove that they can master the voices of the other, as the third section is also the longest, set on Cybertron with Sentinel doing a lot of stuff. Stuff that shows character in pretty much everyone around him, from Starscream to Ironhide to Windblade, along with establishing him as

Art

Livio Ramondelli is the sole author of the visuals, and - unless you're not a fan of his style in general - he does an excellent job of bringing together a chaotic, hectic, pretty much planet shattering return, even if not of Titanic proportions as such. Between some of the establishing shots, and the lighting games that are being used throughout the book...

Transformers News: IDW Titans Return One-Shot Review
Shiny(dome?)


...and the more detailed looks at the characters, their interactions, and even some of the battle scenes, we get another strong performance in the G1-esque direction that Ramondelli's art, colouring and layouts has taken in later months. It works for the big bad bot, it works for the Lost Light cast, it works for Ironhide in particular. It works.

Transformers News: IDW Titans Return One-Shot Review
PUNCH IT


Tom B. Long returns to the work he had been doing in books like Autocracy/Primacy/Monstrosity, keeping the fonts more or less simple and clear, but having fun with the sound effects as Sentinel brings on a bit of a rampage wherever he goes or might end up going. And we get some good covers too, in the main Ramondelli one we've seen for a while plus the ROM exclusive, the thumbnailed Priscilla Tramontano encapsulates the story's potential direction, and there's a very fun double cover by Chris Giarrusso for Acme Comics.


Thoughts
Spoilerish ahead

The visuals are Ramondelli at its best, as of recent, and it's good to see him in such top shape, and colour, and... The writing, not only of the different characters as pointed out so far, but of Sentinel himself, is very entertaining - as far as a character such as his can be. He will be loved and hated in equal measure, and stands as a dead ringer for certain vocal elements of the fandom at times, too.

Transformers News: IDW Titans Return One-Shot Review
Yeah. I said it.


A one-shot that actually does fairly well in bringing together the three coexisting series at the moment, and sets up a stage that doesn't feel to constrained or artificial, with hints in the other books that can be linking bits together for detail-oriented readers, and a callback to a much earlier stage of the IDWverse. This book does good, and it does it well.

. :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: out of :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: :BOT:

IDW Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #55 Review

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #55 Review
Date: Wednesday, July 27th 2016 6:13am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Reviews
Posted by: ScottyP | Credit(s): IDW Publishing

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The Knowing
A Review of Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #55

As spoiler-free as I can make it

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #55 Review
Seriously, finding non-spoiler filled images was legitimately difficult.

Here we are, 4 years, 7 months, and a week since The Death of Optimus Prime, which ushered in what has arguably been the best long-form run of Transformers comics in history (that includes Robots in Disguise/The Transformers and all the various one-shots and mini-series within this time period, for the record.) Now that I've read More Than Meets The Eye 55, it feels like the end of an era. Yes, the story is continuing next month, and even once this iteration of the book wraps up with issue 57 there's still the Revolution tie-in book and a relaunch under the moniker of Lost Light, but do you feel it?

It feels like an act is done, the stage set for the next, but the immediate moment finds curtains drawn, house lights brought up, and an audience filing away. They'll mingle and chatter about what's been seen, some will speculate on what's still to come, but when the lights flicker and they come back they're going to know that the immediate next act is not one with the players just seen. Behind the curtains, a director is leaving the chair, costumes are being changed, and new actors are preparing for their debuts.

This drawn out analogy is important, as the content of MTMTE 55 is much more satisfying when considering the perceived feeling of significant change in the universe of Transformers comics. With this preamble done, let's dive into more specifics about this particular issue.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #55 Review
Probably not a good way to get your security deposit back.

While "Season 2" of More Than Meets The Eye has been running since directly after the Dark Cybertron crossover event arc, for this reviewer, there have always been two parts of this "Season": before issue 44, and after. That was the issue where Megatron's journey began to pivot, and it was also the point where the quantitative amount of mysteries that the book held in store seemed to hit a peak. From the last Scavengers two parter and on through "Speak, Memory" and "Dying of the Light", more questions have been slowly answered compared to the amount of new questions that have arisen. With this issue, hold on to your seat - my roller coaster analogy was not just an unusually popular Tweet. This book will hit you with story beats, character moments, major revelations, floods of emotion, and heart pounding suspense in rapid succession without leaving room for much time in between.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #55 Review
A small sample of the intensity that awaits.

Make no mistake about it though, this issue is both the end of and very representative of "Season 2". It's all about the journey, and not every reader, including very devoted MTMTE followers, will be satisfied with every direction taken.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #55 Review
No really, this will be the reaction some of you have. But to which part?

As can be expected of a James Roberts penned book, each turn is clever and well explained within the words and imagery present. If you like "James Roberts clever twists", you'll love this issue to pieces, though the massive amount of content pressed into twenty pages of comic does lead some of these to feel anticlimactic. That's indeed a critique, but the immediate counterpoint is that some things just had to be quickly handled for this story to do everything it wanted to do. Maybe some initial ideas got punted or changed, especially looking back to the solicit for the issue, or maybe they didn't and I just don't fully grasp the solicitation's text yet.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #55 Review
Let's all talk about this in the thread below. I don't think we've got closure on this point.

Some other staff members here on Seibertron have expressed similar laments on this concluding piece of a larger arc, ranging from comments on how the book couldn't quite help "Dying of the Light" top the floor of its reach, to one about some turns not literally being 'deus ex machina' moments yet managing to feel the same way.

To me, this is more of an issue of prioritization and not even pacing anymore. Character moments are, it would seem, purposely given more real estate than answered questions (when they aren't one in the same), and not every fruit borne of promising seeds ends up tasting ripe on the first bite due to this balance. Having had the luxury of time to think a great deal before writing this review, it should be said that while there was some initial bitterness on the palette during the initial tasting, nothing lingered and it's all settled in very satisfyingly. Your mileage may vary, as MTMTE "Season 2", like many delicacies, can be an acquired taste.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #55 Review
I told you - non-spoiler images just aren't abound in this issue!

For the production of the book (full credits may be found here), get ready for Milne, Lafuente, and Long at their very best. Each character looks exactly as your brain tells you their MTMTE iteration looks, complete with super expressive facial features, body language, and movements. These are highlighted by all the 'choom's and 'vromp's you can shake a stick at, with the colors of the characters and environments putting a tidy bow on a beautifully presented package.

Visually speaking, this delivers everything you could want and then some. There are even some visual cues that lead me to believe the events in the latter part of the book may be, well, more than meets the eye.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #55 Review
I think that what is tinfoil may never a'luminate. And I'm sorry.

Hats off to the entire team, even those contributing just in the form of variant covers like Nick Roche, Josh Burcham, Brendan Cahill, and Jean-Paul Bove, and of course to outgoing editor John Barber.

... and ROM The Space Knight.

Verdict
Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #55 Review

Like the rest of More Than Meets The Eye for the past couple of years, you might read this tomorrow and feel underwhelmed by a few points. If you're someone that's looking for more passive Transformers entertainment and have been highly critical of issues 28-54, you'll be highly critical of 55. If you've enjoyed chewing through every detail, and re-read old arcs over and over looking for clues on where things will go, or if you've just really enjoyed every bit of MTMTE since issue 28 without fail, you'll love this issue.

Ultimately, I found this to be a very satisfying conclusion to a very satisfying arc. The great character work shines, the story moves briskly, and nothing feels to have happened without at least some degree of thought out cause.

Did I like every twist? No, I think at least one huge opportunity for an amazing future story had a big red "abort" button pressed, and some others felt like fanservice that just didn't add anything except for those rooting for certain characters. There were some amazing twists though, and the end in particular has me watching my calendar and eyeing the IDW release schedule thinking only "How could they do this to us?!" Waiting for December is going to hurt.

When reflecting on how long and how deeply I've had to think about this issue, I'm glad to have held off on writing this review until days after my initial read. Thinking back to the moment when I reached the start of the third to last page, and how I was involuntarily at the edge of my chair, heart pounding in anticipation of what was or was not about to happen, the realization strikes that this journey, Megatron's journey, is a story that will stick with me for a long time.

Like Megatron, it isn't perfect, but there's a great deal to love despite a few rough edges.

. :CON: :CON: :CON: :CON: & 1/2 out of "Don't Change Back"
aka 4.5/5


Bonus! James Roberts' soundtrack suggestions for this issue:
  • The Sundays - Here's Where The Story Ends
  • Villagers - Everything I Have Is Yours
  • Ben Folds Five - Missing The War

IDW The Transformers #55 Possibly Postponed

Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #55 Possibly Postponed
Date: Wednesday, July 27th 2016 3:48am CDT
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: Dr Va'al | Credit(s): John Barber

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Just a quick announcement:

We are postponing our review of The Transformers #55, as John Barber has let people know via Twitter that the issue's release date has been moved to next week (it may still digitally, though, at this point it seems there is some confusion at distribution level). As we aim to release reviews on the day of release for more readers to join in the conversation, we have chosen to follow suit. Titans Return and More Than Meets the Eye #55 will have their reviews up today as scheduled! Thank you for understanding.

The world is a cruel place. TF #55 is apparently next week. So, enjoy those music links over and over. And, you know, read MTMTE & Titans R.


Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #55 Possibly Postponed

IDW Transformers Post-Revolution - Barber, Scott and Roberts Interview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers Post-Revolution - Barber, Scott and Roberts Interview
Date: Monday, July 25th 2016 2:21pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, People News, Interviews
Posted by: Dr Va'al | Credit(s): ComicsAlliance

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Sometimes news slips a little through the net, especially during events like San Diego Comic Con - but as we covered on the Seibertron.com stream for the IDW Publishing panel (check it out again here), ComicsAlliance also went a little further with the three Transformers scribes on the future of the current ongoings post-Revolution event: John Barber, Mairghread Scott and James Roberts!

As we said, a lot was known, but there are some extra tidbits in the interview - which you can read in full here - that may have been missed during the panel. Take a look below!

Transformers News: IDW Transformers Post-Revolution - Barber, Scott and Roberts Interview


ComicsAlliance: Since it’s the one that’s set on Earth, it seems like the post-Revolution combined universe is probably going to affect your book more than the others. How do you go about integrating the history of the Transformers on Earth into all of those disparate stories?

John Barber: In a macro sense, the GI Joe comic hasn’t really delved into the deep history of Earth and of the universe the way Transformers has, so there’s not a whole lot of back-time that’s irreconcilable. There were big Earth-shattering events that have happened in Transformers, and to a lesser degree, in GI Joe, so maybe there’s some squinting that needs to be done to make it all fit, but… I mean, we don’t name-check real-world tragedies in the comics with a great regularity. That doesn’t mean those tragedies didn’t happen, or wouldn’t have impacted the characters, it just doesn’t necessarily come up in the midst of a story focused on tracking down Tomax or Galvatron or whatever.


[...]

CA: With Ore-13 being such a big part of major Transformers stories like “Dark Cybertron,” is this something that’s been planned for the past few years, or did it just line up that way as something that could be mixed into the larger universe?

JB: That’s a complicated one to answer… Ore-13 is why the Transformers are on Earth. Ore-13 is on Earth because Shockwave put it there. Shockwave put it there (on Earth specifically) because, it seems, Galvatron (inadvertently) crashed the Enigma of Combination on Earth — the Enigma is a super-ancient Cybertronian relic.

So, what that all means is, going forth from “All Hail Optimus,” Ore-13 was playing a role. Revolution sort of focuses that a little tighter, and it made sense to highlight it thematically because it was something Simon and E.J. planted right from the beginning of Transformers comics at IDW, which was the beginning of IDW’s relationship with Hasbro.

So, it’s not like we did “Dark Cybertron” knowing inevitably that three years later we’d have Revolution, but the function of Ore-13 didn’t really change that much.


Transformers News: IDW Transformers Post-Revolution - Barber, Scott and Roberts Interview


CA: Considering that More Than Meets The Eye has taken place almost entirely in the far reaches of space, will the restructuring of the post-Revolution universe affect your story, James? Will one of those side-quests take your crew to Earth at some point soon?

James Roberts: Well, MTMTE gets in on the action with a Revolution tie-in featuring the Scavengers, who are kind of the alternative main cast. That’s an Earth-based story. Nick Roche and I are co-writing for the first time since 2010’s Last Stand of the Wreckers, so even if we weren’t getting an opportunity to pit the world’s worst Decepticons against the likes of MASK and GI Joe, it would still feel like an event for us.

Post-Revolution, there are no plans for the main MTMTE cast to travel to Earth… but then that’s unsurprising, considering the situation they find themselves in at the end of MTMTE #55, which marks the end of what we’re calling the Season 2 finale, ‘The Dying of the Light.’

The post-Revolution universe is just that, though — a universe. And there are opportunities, should I wish to take them, to play around in the new, enlarged sandpit even though, as you say, the Lost Light and its crew are far away from Earth.

[...]

Season 3, as it plays out in the pages of Lost Light, is going to take everybody in some very strange directions. The quest for the Knights is going to much more at the forefront than it has been to date. There’s an urgency about it now that perhaps wasn’t there before. Different characters — and I’d being careful not to give anything away, because who knows who we’ll be focusing on in the future — will find themselves weighing up their loyalties and their priorities as we start to turn our attention, in small but significant ways, to the end of the quest.


Transformers News: IDW Transformers Post-Revolution - Barber, Scott and Roberts Interview


CA: Chronicling political machinations and culture clash through the medium of robots that turn into cars seems like a tricky proposition, but it’s something that’s been at the center of the Transformers books set on Cybertron for quite a while now. How do you approach it to make it work without seeming silly — or at least, unintentionally silly?

MS: Science fiction has always been a place to talk about human issues that are a bit too touchy to explore with actual human characters. Police brutality, political and religious extremism, government corruption and overreach, bigotry, poverty, crime, these are all things our readers are confronted with every day. To act like Transformers, who are so like us, wouldn’t face the same challenges is disingenuous to the characters. To act like our book is supposed to teach some kind of set morality to our readers is disingenuous to our readers.

Instead we’re trying to build interesting, exciting stories that are real enough to feel like they matter without getting too bogged down in the ‘realness’ of any actual event. Turning into cars and planes is just as big a part of our characters as anything else. And it’s fun! There’s no reason to get rid of it just so we can feel “ripped from the headlines!”

That’s why an artist like Sara Pitre-Durocher is so critical to TAAO. She brings a humanity to our characters that lets our readers decide for themselves what the “right thing” is. But she also draws amazing action that keeps you turning the page. We want you to get an exhilarating story in every issue of Transformers: Till All Are One. If after you put it down, you think back to it when something happens in real life, so much the better.

IDW Hasbro Comics Crossover: Revolution - More Than Meets the Eye Roche / Burcham Cover Variant Art

Transformers News: IDW Hasbro Comics Crossover: Revolution - More Than Meets the Eye Roche / Burcham Cover Variant Art
Date: Monday, July 25th 2016 1:59pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, People News
Posted by: Dr Va'al | Credit(s): Josh Burcham, Nick Roche

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From the technicolour wizard Josh Burcham over on Twitter, we have a clean look at the Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye Revolution tie-in issue cover variant - Nick Roche on the lines, Burcham on the colours of course - due this November (check out the full timeline in the update over here). Feast your optics on Grimlock, a M.A.S.K. character... and ROM the Spaceknight. (In colour and process images!)

Transformers News: IDW Hasbro Comics Crossover: Revolution - More Than Meets the Eye Roche/Burcham Cover Variant Art

Transformers News: IDW Hasbro Comics Crossover: Revolution - More Than Meets the Eye Roche/Burcham Cover Variant Art

Transformers News: IDW Hasbro Comics Crossover: Revolution - More Than Meets the Eye Roche/Burcham Cover Variant Art

Transformers News: IDW Hasbro Comics Crossover: Revolution - More Than Meets the Eye Roche/Burcham Cover Variant Art

IDW Titans Return Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Titans Return Full Preview
Date: Sunday, July 24th 2016 11:56am CDT
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: Dr Va'al | Credit(s): IDW, Nerdspan

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And finally, our third preview from IDW Publishing sees the one-shot issue co-written by John Barber, Mairghread Scott and James Roberts that starts the Titans Return mini-event in the Transformers comics - check it out in full below, let us know what you think, and expect a review on new comic book day!

Transformers: Titans Return One-shot
Mairghread Scott, James Roberts, John Barber (w) • Livio Ramondelli (a & c)
THE LAST AUTOBOT! Once he ruled CYBERTRON with a brutal (and literal) iron fist... left for dead four million years ago, SENTINEL PRIME is back. But in a world where STARSCREAM rules CYBERTON, OPTIMUS PRIME has invaded Earth, and MEGATRON is an AUTOBOT—SENTINEL doesn’t like what he sees!
FC • 40 pages • $4.99

Bullet points:
The story continues in TRANSFORMERS #56 and MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE #56 next month, and expands to TILL ALL ARE ONE this fall!
For the first time ever—Scott, Roberts, and Barber working together on one story!
Plus the powerful noir art of superstar Livio Ramondelli!
After OPTIMUS is hailed; after the LIGHT dies... the next phase of TRANSFORMERS comics starts here!


Transformers News: IDW Titans Return Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Titans Return Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Titans Return Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Titans Return Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Titans Return Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Titans Return Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Titans Return Full Preview

IDW The Transformers #55 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #55 Full Preview
Date: Sunday, July 24th 2016 11:42am CDT
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: Dr Va'al | Credit(s): IDW, Nerdspan

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The second preview from IDW Publishing, once more via Nerdspan, and also out this week, is for Transformers #55, as we lead closer and closer to the conclusion of All Hail Optimus, before Titans Return and Revolution - check it out below, and come back for a review and discussion!

Transformers #55
John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a & c)
ALL HAIL OPTIMUS—CONCLUSION! GALVATRON vs. SOUNDWAVE vs. ARCEE vs. COSMOS vs. OPTIMUS PRIME vs. humanity!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
The war for Earth extends to outer space!
Ultimate victory—or final defeat? Or... both?
Setting the stage for TITANS RETURN—and beyond!
Part of IDW’s month-long variant cover program, celebrating the return of ROM!
Variant cover by Carlos Valenzuela!


Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #55 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #55 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #55 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #55 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #55 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #55 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW The Transformers #55 Full Preview

IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #55 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #55 Full Preview
Date: Sunday, July 24th 2016 11:40am CDT
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: Dr Va'al | Credit(s): IDW, Nerdspan

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With the busyness of San Diego Comic Con and this newsie's brief leave, we lost sight of the new IDW Publishing comics due this week - but fear not, we are back in business! First up, via Nerdspan, is the full preview for More Than Meets the Eye #55, the last part of The Dying of the Light. Look it up below, and head back for a review this Wednesday!

Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #55

James Roberts (w) • Alex Milne (a & c)

The battle against the DECEPTICON JUSTICE DIVISION is finally over, and for the few AUTOBOTS left standing, all that’s left are words. Four words, to be precise. Four terrible words, millions of years old, that gave the DECEPTICONS their name.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

An unexpected ending? Or the most unexpected ending?
The crew of the Lost Light has never seen higher stakes!
Setting the stage for TITANS RETURN—and beyond!

Part of IDW’s month-long variant cover program, celebrating the return of ROM!
Variant cover by Carlos Valenzuela!


Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #55 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #55 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #55 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #55 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #55 Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #55 Full Preview

SDCC 2016: IDW Announces Post-Revolution Transformers Comics Plans

Transformers News: SDCC 2016: IDW Announces Post-Revolution Transformers Comics Plans
Date: Thursday, July 21st 2016 9:42pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Event News, Press Releases
Posted by: ScottyP | Credit(s): IDW Publishing

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Through a press release from IDW Publishing, as well as the SDCC 2016 panel this afternoon IDW and Hasbro: The Revolution is Now, we've gained our first glimpses into the world of Transformers comics after the Revolution crossover event. The Transformers related points from IDW's press release follow shortly below, but please be forewarned that reading this information may (and almost definitely will for some readers) spoil currently running story arcs in both The Transformers and More Than Meets The Eye!

Transformers News: IDW Announces Post-Revolution Transformers Comics Plans at SDCC 2016

The Revolution ripple effect continues to shake things up as IDW’s Transformers line will see some changes with the introduction of two new ongoing titles: Transformers: Lost Light and the first-ever ongoing Optimus Prime series.


Transformers: Lost Light will continue the fan-favorite adventures told by More Than Meets the Eye writer James Roberts, joined on art by Jack Lawrence (Doctor Who Adventures). Beginning in December, this new series will take Rodimus and the crew of the starship Lost Light into the farthest reaches of the universe, searching for the long-lost Knights of Cybertron.

Next, John Barber, who recently exited his post as IDW’s Hasbro Group Editor, won’t be straying too far from his IDW roots as he tackles Optimus Prime, the first solo series to star the eponymous Autobot. John will be joined by artist Kei Zama (Scarlett Witch). Optimus Prime has declared Earth to be under his protection—and this November, he’ll have to face the consequences.

All those titles will join the currently running Transformers: Till All Are One, Micronauts, and upcoming ROM, which will each continue on, their storylines now converging with this newly established universe as their backdrop.


You can also check out our gallery from the IDW and Hasbro: The Revolution is Now panel featuring cover images and more from both Revolution and the re-titled ongoing Transformers comics series.

Transformers News: IDW Announces Post-Revolution Transformers Comics Plans at SDCC 2016

Other news and notes from this afternoon's panel include:
  • The Transformers: Revolution crossover comic will feature Thundercracker and Buster saving the White House
  • Til All Are One: Revolution to primarily crossover with Micronauts
  • More Than Meets the Eye: Revolution will be co-written by both James Roberts and Nick Roche, reuniting the Last Stand of the Wreckers creative team for the first time since that series. The book will also feature Alex Milne on art.
  • Speaking of Alex Milne, he will be still be handling art duties on Transformers: Lost Light for 'alternating' story arcs (in other words, fans of the book's look need not fear!)
  • Transformers: Lost Light is essentially More Than Meets The Eye Season 3 with a name change.
  • John Barber hinted we may see a certain major villain make a trip to Earth.

Be sure to keep it here for all of our San Diego Comic Con 2016 coverage throughout the weekend, and let your fellow fans know your thoughts about this latest comic news by replying to this post.

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