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IDW Transformers and Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for July 2018 [Spoilers]

Postby Va'al » Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:32 am

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Courtesy of IDW Publishing directly, and following their embargo rules, we are now able to share with you all the solicitations for the Transformers comics due out in July 2018 - and it's a bit of a doozy, as the doubling up of titles for the ongoing series Lost Light and Optimus Prime begins, alongside the start (also double issues) of Unicron: Darkest Hour.

There are - obviously - spoilers for absolutely everything absolutely everywhere below. Proceed with caution.

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Transformers: Lost Light #21—Cover A: Jack Lawrence
James Roberts (w) • Jack Lawrence (a & c)
Something is coming. It cannot be stalled. It cannot be avoided. It cannot be reasoned with. As the end of everything draws near, a simple instruction rings out across the universe: prepare, confront, repel.

Some people are ready for the fight of their lives. Rodimus and the increasingly shambolic crew of the Lost Light…yeah, they’re really not. Like, at all.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Lost Light #21—Cover B: Geoff Senior
James Roberts (w) • Jack Lawrence (a) • Geoff Senior(c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
Lost Light’s grand finale kicks into high gear!
Features the arrival—at long last—of the Grand Architect!
Don’t miss the B cover by beloved Transformers artist Geoff Senior!
Variant cover by Jack Lawrence!


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Transformers: Lost Light #22—Cover A: Nick Roche
James Roberts (w) • Brendan Cahill (a) • Nick Roche (c)
The final battle begins—and when it's over, nothing will be the same. Everything that Lost Light—and More Than Meets The Eye before it—has thrown at you, from the biggest plot twist to the smallest incidental detail, has been leading to this: all your favorites, arm-in-arm, hand-in-hand, ready to go out in style.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Lost Light #22—Cover B: Geoff Senior
James Roberts (w) • Jack Lawrence (a) • Geoff Senior (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
Lost Light’s grand finale kicks into high gear!
Features a beginning, middle, and end that you won’t believe!
Don’t miss the B cover by beloved Transformers artist Geoff Senior!
Variant cover by Nick Roche!



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Optimus Prime #21—Cover A: Kei Zama
John Barber (w) • Kei Zama (a & c)
“The Falling,” Part 6. Bumblebee and Optimus Prime make a last, desperate bid to return to the real world as Shockwave teams up with the Autobots! Can Optimus stop what’s coming, or has he played right into the hands of the ultimate destroyer?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Optimus Prime #21—Cover B: Casey W. Coller
John Barber (w) • Kei Zama (a) • Casey W. Coller (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99


Bullet points:
Optimus Prime and Bumblebee are dead… or are they?
Shockwave’s ultimate plan revealed!
Variant cover by Kei Zama!


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Optimus Prime #22—Cover A: Kei Zama
John Barber (w) • Sara Pitre-Durocher (a) • Kei Zama (c)
END OF THE ROAD! Trapped between Shockwave’s attack and Unicron’s onslaught, Optimus and the Autobots struggle to make sense of what’s left of their world. Shockwave reveals ancient truths—as an old friend tries to reconnect with Cybertron.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Optimus Prime #22—Cover B: Sara Pitre-Durocher
John Barber (w) • Sara Pitre-Durocher (a & c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
Variant cover by Kei Zama!



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Transformers: Unicron #1 (of 6)—Cover A: Alex Milne—GEM OF THE MONTH
John Barber (w) • Alex Milne (a & c)
The Darkest Hour has come. Optimus Prime stages a desperate gamble as the world-eater, Unicron, approaches Windblade’s homeworld—but that’s just the appetizer. The main course is Cybertron (with a side of Earth)... and it’s starting to look like no force in the galaxy can stop the end from coming.
FC • 32 pages • $4.99

Transformers: Unicron #1 (of 6)—Cover B: James Raiz—GEM OF THE MONTH
John Barber (w) • Alex Milne (a) • James Raiz (c)
FC • 32 pages • $4.99

Bullet points:
The end is nigh!
Variant covers by Andrew Griffith, Francesco Francavilla, and Bill Sienkiewicz!


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Transformers: Unicron #2 (of 6)—Cover A: Alex Milne—GEM OF THE MONTH
John Barber (w) • Alex Milne (a & c)
Bumblebee investigates a dark corner of Cybertron’s past, searching for answers: what is Unicron, and why does it want to destroy Cybertron? Meanwhile, Windblade scrambles to figure out a plan as Chromia makes her return—with a Decepticon fleet in pursuit!
FC • 32 pages • $4.99

Transformers: Unicron #2 (of 6)—Cover B: James Raiz—GEM OF THE MONTH
John Barber (w) • Alex Milne (a) • James Raiz (c)
FC • 32 pages • $4.99

Bullet points:
Don’t miss the exclusive cover for issue #1 by Bill Sienkiewicz, reimagining his classic cover for the original Transformers #1!
Connecting B covers by James Raiz featuring destruction at the hands of Unicron!
The end of IDW Transformers as you know it! Not a hoax, not an imaginary story, just the end of the universe!
Covers by fan-favorite Transformers artists of the past decade!
Every oversized issue packed with bonus content!
Variant covers by Casey Coller, and Francesco Francavilla!


HASBRO UNIVERSE

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Transformers vs. The Visionaries
Magdalene Visaggio (w) • Fico Ossio (a & c)
Cybertron has been invaded. The Transformers encounter unwelcome guests at the heart of their planet–and they may not have their hosts' best interests at heart.

Refugees from another world, the Visionaries' startling magical abilities could make them powerful allies... or dangerous enemies. It turns out there are some of each. When Virulina, leader of the Darkling Lords, discovers that the Transformers are vulnerable to magic, she uses that weakness to try and gain control of Cybertron! Leoric of the Spectral Knights teams up with Ironhide to stop her, but they quickly find themselves facing not just the Lords, but all of New Prysmos itself.
TPB • FC • $17.99 • 128 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-283-7

Bullet points:
Advance solicited for August release!
The first comic book series to feature the Visionaries since 1988!
Leads into this month’s Unicron event!



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Micronauts: Into The Microspace
Cullen Bunn & JimmyZ Johnston (w) • Max Dunbar, Andrew Griffith, Ron Joseph (a) • Marcelo Ferreira (c)
They may be small, but their world is huge! Follow these heroes from Microspace to Earth and discover the secrets of the mysterious Time Travelers. They came from a dying universe! Acroyear, Space Glider, Biotron, and their allies are on the run from the evil Baron Karza, blasting through a universe where magic and science vie for control. With resources dwindling, the long-lost Time Travelers may hold the key to salvation... but will it mean Armageddon for our world?

Collects IDW's Micronauts ongoing series issues #1–11, the Micronauts: Revolution one-shot, the 2017 Annual, and the Wrath of Karza mini-series.
TPB • FC • $29.99 • 344 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-277-6

Bullet points:
Advance solicited for August release!
"A classic franchise getting new life from Cullen Bunn and a very talented crew of artists is something worth celebrating." –ComicWow!TV


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Transformers: Bumblebee Movie Prequel #2 (of 4)—Cover A: Andrew Griffith
John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a & c)
THE LIVING HEADLIGHTS! In swinging 1960s London, Bumblebee teams with a pair of bickering master spies to unravel a Decepticon conspiracy—but is one of Bee’s friends a double agent?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Bumblebee Movie Prequel #2 (of 4)—Cover B: Fico Ossio
John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a)• Fico Ossio (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
The prequel to the new Bumblebee film (coming this winter), geared toward a younger audience!
Sometimes serious, sometimes campy action spy adventure for fans of James Bond or Mission Impossible!
Variant cover by Andrew Griffith!
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Re: IDW Transformers and Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for July 2018 [Spoilers]

Postby Targetmaster Kup » Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:05 am

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It looks like the B covers are going to be the way to go on all of these.
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Re: IDW Transformers and Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for July 2018 [Spoilers]

Postby ZeroWolf » Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:17 am

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So it's finally here...this is going to be a wild ride to its finish.
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Re: IDW Transformers and Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for July 2018 [Spoilers]

Postby Halonic » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:08 am

Why is Domey wielding Rung like a minigun?
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Re: IDW Transformers and Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for July 2018 [Spoilers]

Postby AllNewSuperRobot » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:46 pm

The retail incentive cover for Unicron #1 literally made me roll my eyes. An image that is the very definition of "Geewunner Fan-Fic" :lol:

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I really hope Prime gets eaten... >:oP
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Re: IDW Transformers and Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for July 2018 [Spoilers]

Postby Daniel Adkins » Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:17 pm

AllNewSuperRobot wrote:The retail incentive cover for Unicron #1 literally made me roll my eyes. An image that is the very definition of "Geewunner Fan-Fic" :lol:

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I really hope Prime gets eaten... >:oP

...it’s a reference to Atlas, the Titan of Greek myth.
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Postby D-Maximal_Primal » Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:27 pm

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Those are an awesome set of covers.

Really like how the Unicron story has literally everyone from every branch of the recent stories in on the action
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Re: IDW Transformers and Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for July 2018 [Spoilers]

Postby AllNewSuperRobot » Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:49 am

Daniel Adkins wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:The retail incentive cover for Unicron #1 literally made me roll my eyes. An image that is the very definition of "Geewunner Fan-Fic" :lol:

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I really hope Prime gets eaten... >:oP

...it’s a reference to Atlas, the Titan of Greek myth.



I know what it's in reference to. That's part of what makes the image as ridiculous as it is.
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Re: IDW Transformers and Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for July 2018 [Spoilers]

Postby Daniel Adkins » Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:32 am

AllNewSuperRobot wrote:
Daniel Adkins wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:The retail incentive cover for Unicron #1 literally made me roll my eyes. An image that is the very definition of "Geewunner Fan-Fic" :lol:

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I really hope Prime gets eaten... >:oP

...it’s a reference to Atlas, the Titan of Greek myth.



I know what it's in reference to. That's part of what makes the image as ridiculous as it is.

What makes a reference to classical art so ridiculous?
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Re: IDW Transformers and Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for July 2018 [Spoilers]

Postby AllNewSuperRobot » Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:39 am

It's not the Classical art reference that is ridiculous but its specific implication within this context. I imagine it won't be long before Prime is featured in a 'The Creation of Adam' referenced cover. :P

Optimus Prime = God-Bot is such a naff and tiresome trope at this point.
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Re: IDW Transformers and Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for July 2018 [Spoilers]

Postby YoungPrime » Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:05 pm

I get it... "Blah, blah, I hate the cover", "Blah, blah, blame G1 fans.


Cautiously optimistic about these books regardless.
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Re: IDW Transformers and Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for July 2018 [Spoilers]

Postby AllNewSuperRobot » Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:12 pm

YoungPrime wrote:I get it...



Clearly not, because I neither stated that nor implied such. I found it funny and a somewhat silly and pretentious reference within context. Didn't say I didn't like it >:oP
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Re: IDW Transformers and Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for July 2018 [Spoilers]

Postby Rodimus Prime » Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:50 pm

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AllNewSuperRobot wrote:
YoungPrime wrote:I get it...



Clearly not, because I neither stated that nor implied such. I found it funny and a somewhat silly and pretentious reference within context. Didn't say I didn't like it >:oP
Are you proudly referring to yourself as a "Geewunner?"

Shockwave? Yes, please. I might actually have to read the Optimus book now. Thank Primus for TPBs. And it also places Dark Cybertron in somewhat of a new light.
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Re: IDW Transformers and Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for July 2018 [Spoilers]

Postby AllNewSuperRobot » Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:58 pm

Rodimus Prime wrote:Are you proudly referring to yourself as a "Geewunner?"



:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Absolutely not.
I've said many times already: G1 is dead and has been for a couple decades now. As a Transformers fan, I accepted that long ago and moved on.
All I'm saying RE that cover, is you can appreciate the quality of the art and not like the drawing, after all.
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