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IDW Transformers June 2014 Solicitations: Dawn of the Autobots, Classics, All Hail Megatron and Drift!

Transformers News: IDW Transformers June 2014 Solicitations: Dawn of the Autobots, Classics, All Hail Megatron and Drift!

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 2:43AM CDT

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Courtesy of the awesome people over at IDW Publishing, Seibertron.com can bring you the comic book solicitations for all the Transformers goodness coming out this June! Check out some of the covers below, and the descriptions - see anything you want in particular?

Transformers News: IDW Transformers June 2014 Solicitations:


Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #30: Dawn of the Autobots
James Roberts (w) • Alex Milne (a & c)
EVACUATION! Is it possible for a starship to object to its captain? That’s what the AUTOBOTS are asking MEGATRON as the Lost Light becomes the most dangerous place in the universe! 
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
- DAWN OF THE AUTOBOTS continues!
- MEGATRON commands the AUTOBOTS in space!
- Variant cover by Guido Guidi!


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Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #30: Dawn of the Autobots—Subscription Variant
James Roberts (w) • Alex Milne (a) • Nick Roche (c)
For subscription customers only, a special variant cover with art by Nick Roche!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99


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Transformers: Robots in Disguise #30: Dawn of the Autobots
John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith, Casey W. Coller (a & c) • Griffith (c)
GALVATRON THE BARBARIAN! From Cybertron’s ancient past came the warrior-king, GALVATRON. Once, he united CYBERTRON and ushered in a Golden Age. Now, he wants to do the same to Earth… but OPTIMUS PRIME has a problem with that plan.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
- DAWN OF THE AUTOBOTS continues!
- OPTIMUS PRIME commands the AUTOBOTS on Earth!
- Variant cover by Guido Guidi!


Transformers News: IDW Transformers June 2014 Solicitations:


Transformers: Robots in Disguise #30: Dawn of the Autobots—Subscription Variant
John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a) • Casey W. Coller (c)
For subscription customers only, a special variant cover with art by Casey W. Coller!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99


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Transformers: Windblade #3 (of 4): Dawn of the Autobots
Mairghread Scott (w) • Sarah Stone (a & c)
THE FATE OF CYBERTRON! WINDBLADE learns more about the new face of CYBERTRON—and lesson number one is: never underestimate STARSCREAM! She’s trapped in a no-win situation—but what is the scheming DECEPTICON really after, and how far will he go to keep WINDBLADE out of his way?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
- WINDBLADE battles for the future of CYBERTRON!
- BLURR and the patrons of MACCADAM’S join the struggle against STARSCREAM!
- The biggest TRANSFORMERS character debut since DRIFT continues!
- Variant cover by Guido Guidi!


Transformers News: IDW Transformers June 2014 Solicitations:


Transformers: Windblade #3 (of 4): Dawn of the Autobots—Subscription Variant
Mairghread Scott (w) • Sarah Stone (a) • Alex Milne (c)
For subscription customers only, a special variant cover by Alex Milne!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99


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Transformers: Spotlight Drift Director’s Cut
Shane McCarthy (w) • Casey W. Coller (a) • Livio Ramondelli (c)
ALL HAIL DRIFT! From his debut, the former DECEPTICON called DRIFT has been one of the most controversial—and popular—TRANSFORMERS characters! Now relive his first solo adventure with an outstanding array of behind-the-scenes material! Learn how DRIFT went from a supporting character in a comic book to a toy—and how he became a part of the TRANSFORMERS mythology!
FC • 48 pages • $4.99

Bullet points:
- The history of DRIFT revealed!
- Never-before-seen layouts, sketches, designs, and script pages!
- Exclusive commentary from Shane McCarthy, Guido Guidi, Casey W. Coller—and more!


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Transformers: Dark Cybertron, Vol. 2
James Roberts, John Barber (w) • Atilio Rojo, James Raiz, Livio Ramondelli, Andrew Griffith, Phil Jimenez, Brendan Cahill (a) • Phil Jimenez (c)
The conclusion to the 12-part epic DARK CYBERTRON! OPTIMUS PRIME and MEGATRON join forces against SHOCKWAVE! Titans clash and the ultimate battle will leave the planet changed forever.
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 152 pages • ISBN: 978-1-61377-998-9

Bullet points:
Collects Robots in Disguise #25–27, More Than Meets The Eye #26–27, and Dark Cybertron #2.


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Transformers Classics, Vol. 7
Simon Furman, Bob Budiansky, Ralph Macchio (w) • Andrew Wildman, Frank Springer, Don Perlin (a) • Guido Guidi (c)
The historic roots of The Transformers are re-presented for maximum Cybertronian enjoyment. Collects issues #77–80, the Headmasters four-issue series, and the three-issue Movie Adaptation. Freshly re-mastered and re-colored, these stories are accompanied by an in-depth introduction as well as select issue notes by Mark W. Bellomo.
TPB • FC • $29.99 • 276 pages • ISBN: 978-1-61377-987-3

Bullet points:
- Collects the final issues of the original series!


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Transformers: All Hail Megatron Deluxe Limited Hardcover
Shane McCarthy, Simon Furman (w) • Guido Guidi (a)
This limited-edition hardcover of Transformers: All Hail Megatron is signed by Shane McCarthy and Trevor Hutchison and hand-numbered to 350. This collection of the complete series has been packaged and presented in beautiful hand-assembled casing and silver metallic covers.
HC w/slipcase • FC • $125.00 • 492 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-031-5
Credit(s): IDW Publishing
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Re: IDW Transformers June 2014 Solicitations: Dawn of the Autobots, Classics, All Hail Megatron and Drift! (1558672)
Posted by synapse on March 19th, 2014 @ 4:11am CDT
I really, seriously, honestly, can't understand why we need more All Hail Megatron. The reason why both this and Spotlight: Drift get re-printed/updated/revisited/whatever completely eludes me.
Re: IDW Transformers June 2014 Solicitations: Dawn of the Autobots, Classics, All Hail Megatron and Drift! (1558673)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on March 19th, 2014 @ 4:19am CDT
Some of those covers are hilarious. And the more I see of Windblade's body the more I want to see more of Windblade's body. Still don't like that face though.
Re: IDW Transformers June 2014 Solicitations: Dawn of the Autobots, Classics, All Hail Megatron and Drift! (1558674)
Posted by Henry921 on March 19th, 2014 @ 4:32am CDT
If these covers are accurate they spoiled who died in DC #11...

And, no. :-(

And Galvatron's sticking around as an antagonist. This is good.
Re: IDW Transformers June 2014 Solicitations: Dawn of the Autobots, Classics, All Hail Megatron and Drift! (1558722)
Posted by T-Macksimus on March 19th, 2014 @ 10:36am CDT
Henry921 wrote:If these covers are accurate they spoiled who died in DC #11...

And, no. :-(

And Galvatron's sticking around as an antagonist. This is good.


Yeah...this! You don't put this kind of info out there the same friggin' week you have a mystery death occurring in the ongoing series. Granted, it didn't actually spoil it per-se but it DID severely limit the options that were given us before as to who would not be making it to future issues and that's just about the same thing as a full on spoiler. I see no reason whatsoever why this info couldn't have waited until most of us had a chance to pick up the current issues.
It's March for crying out loud. Honestly, I don't give a rats ass whats coming out in June, I care about what's coming out in March...maybe April since it's less than two weeks away.
Sorry guys but this was simply a bullsh** move and y'all should have known better.


Now, all bitching aside... I do love the artwork on a few of those covers. Well, I like them all but 2 really stand out more than the others to me. Galvatron with the barbarian axe and the arrows sticking out of his arm. I want a full size poster of that cover. That's bad-ass to the nth level. That picture of MTMTE #30 with all the pods (including the RodPod) bailing from the Lost Light... great little nod to us G1 fans having two of the ships from the 1986 movie in there as escape vehicles. Took my memory a while to blow the dust off and kick-in but one that was truly nagging at me finally registered as being Spike and Bumblebee's escape shuttle from when they blew up Moon Base 1. A few of the other escape vehicles look familiar too, I just haven't had enough coffee yet this morning to start making all the proper connections aside from the aforementioned RodPod, Spike and 'Bees ride and the forward section of the Autobot transports from the 86' movie. Although two of those ships are reminding me of Bumblebee, mainly Movie Bumblebees head (the ship above the RodPod is where it's most apparent to me). Meh... must be the lack of caffeine.
Re: IDW Transformers June 2014 Solicitations: Dawn of the Autobots, Classics, All Hail Megatron and Drift! (1558735)
Posted by Va'al on March 19th, 2014 @ 11:47am CDT
T-Macksimus wrote:
Henry921 wrote:If these covers are accurate they spoiled who died in DC #11...

And, no. :-(

And Galvatron's sticking around as an antagonist. This is good.


Yeah...this! You don't put this kind of info out there the same friggin' week you have a mystery death occurring in the ongoing series. Granted, it didn't actually spoil it per-se but it DID severely limit the options that were given us before as to who would not be making it to future issues and that's just about the same thing as a full on spoiler. I see no reason whatsoever why this info couldn't have waited until most of us had a chance to pick up the current issues.
It's March for crying out loud. Honestly, I don't give a rats ass whats coming out in June, I care about what's coming out in March...maybe April since it's less than two weeks away.
Sorry guys but this was simply a bullsh** move and y'all should have known better.


Solicits are posted as soon as they become available, I try not to use any of the covers that spoil the current ongoing, and all of the images are contained within the post rather than the front page headline (so you could skip it until you've read the issue!).

This is not new, solicits have always come out really well in advance of the issues! We post news as it comes to us, and try making it so that it doesn't ruin the experience for others.

(And we're not the only ones: Previews World, TFW2005 (who in fact actually did spoil the death of RID 27 in their previews), TFormers, Comic Book Resources, Newsarama.. All of the major sites, really..)
Re: IDW Transformers June 2014 Solicitations: Dawn of the Autobots, Classics, All Hail Megatron and Drift! (1558754)
Posted by kirbenvost on March 19th, 2014 @ 12:54pm CDT
My immediate thought on seeing that first cover: "And Rodimus' ego grew three sizes larger that day...". :lol:

Glad to see Galvatron is sticking around, I always did enjoy IDW's take on him.

I echo the sentiments on the Drift rerelease... why? I just hope there isn't any exclusive story stuff in comic form, because I don't particularly feel like buying that series again. I hate it in all forms of media when they try to get you to buy the same thing again because it has new exclusive content. Just release the bonus content in the first place so people can choose if they want it. :p
Re: IDW Transformers June 2014 Solicitations: Dawn of the Autobots, Classics, All Hail Megatron and Drift! (1558765)
Posted by hinomars19 on March 19th, 2014 @ 1:48pm CDT
Galvatron the barbarian? Toy accurate? Why? Why am I not reading these comics? Why is Hasbro not giving me a leader version of this? Somebody tell me WHY?! :michaelbay:
Re: IDW Transformers June 2014 Solicitations: Dawn of the Autobots, Classics, All Hail Megatron and Drift! (1558900)
Posted by Henry921 on March 20th, 2014 @ 5:51am CDT
hinomars19 wrote:Galvatron the barbarian? Toy accurate? Why? Why am I not reading these comics? Why is Hasbro not giving me a leader version of this? Somebody tell me WHY?! :michaelbay:


Yes. Who knows. Because it's awesome. I suspect you grew up in the dark age of comics and thus avoid them like the plague. Because Hasbro is far more concerned with simplifying plastic designs and cutting costs, and those leader toys aren't cheap.

Just tell me... please tell me WHYYYYYYYYY :KREMZEEK:
Re: IDW Transformers June 2014 Solicitations: Dawn of the Autobots, Classics, All Hail Megatron and Drift! (1559007)
Posted by daningotham on March 20th, 2014 @ 6:30pm CDT
Va'al wrote:
T-Macksimus wrote:
Henry921 wrote:If these covers are accurate they spoiled who died in DC #11...

And, no. :-(

And Galvatron's sticking around as an antagonist. This is good.


Yeah...this! You don't put this kind of info out there the same friggin' week you have a mystery death occurring in the ongoing series. Granted, it didn't actually spoil it per-se but it DID severely limit the options that were given us before as to who would not be making it to future issues and that's just about the same thing as a full on spoiler. I see no reason whatsoever why this info couldn't have waited until most of us had a chance to pick up the current issues.
It's March for crying out loud. Honestly, I don't give a rats ass whats coming out in June, I care about what's coming out in March...maybe April since it's less than two weeks away.
Sorry guys but this was simply a bullsh** move and y'all should have known better.


Solicits are posted as soon as they become available, I try not to use any of the covers that spoil the current ongoing, and all of the images are contained within the post rather than the front page headline (so you could skip it until you've read the issue!).

This is not new, solicits have always come out really well in advance of the issues! We post news as it comes to us, and try making it so that it doesn't ruin the experience for others.

(And we're not the only ones: Previews World, TFW2005 (who in fact actually did spoil the death of RID 27 in their previews), TFormers, Comic Book Resources, Newsarama.. All of the major sites, really..)


I wouldn't worry about justifying posting the solicits. If people are so concerned about not having spoilers revealed to them they should know better than to click in a thread that reads 'Transformers June Solicitations'. If they don't care about June and only care about March and April than why are they reading June solicitations? Of course they are going to have some preview into the future. Covers included.

Anyway, stuff I will be checking out in June are....

MTMTE #30
RID #30
Windblade #3
Transformers Classics Vol 7(I've been reading these classic volumes and forgot how good the Gen 1 series was).