IDW Transformers and Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for October 2018: The End of the Road

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IDW Transformers and Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for October 2018: The End of the Road

Postby Va'al » Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:36 am

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As we have reached the final week of the month, we have a new batch of covers to share with you all, from the IDW Publishing Transformers comics due out in October 2018 - meaning that the end is actually here, we will have achieved something by then, the universe will have been eaten, and various other witticisms reminiscent of comics catchphrases will have been spoken.

Available on Previews World so far are the three major titles: Lost Light, Unicron, Optimus Prime, with their final issues each and one cover per book. We will update this story once IDW Publishing updates their folder with any additional material, so stay tuned!

THE STORY HAS NOW BEEN UPDATED WITH TPBs, Start Trek vs Transformers, and more covers.

AND BE WARNED: there may be spoilers in the solicitation texts below.

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Transformers: Lost Light #25—Cover A: Jack Lawrence—SPOTLIGHT
James Roberts (w) • Jack Lawrence (a & c)
MORE THAN MET THE EYE. The quest is over, the dust has settled, and everything has changed—forever. But before the fond farewells, before the parting of ways, before the unkept promises to stay in touch, there’s time—surely, there’s time—for one last drink...
FC • 40 pages • $4.99

Transformers: Lost Light #25—Cover B: Nick Roche—SPOTLIGHT
James Roberts (w) • Jack Lawrence (a) • Nick Roche (c)
FC • 40 pages • $4.99

Bullet points:
Extra-long final issue! Tying together and putting a bow on stories from the last 13 years!
The final fate of the whole Lost Light crew revealed!
From the Death of Optimus Prime to now: 85 issues of the Lost Light cast!
Variant cover by Alex Milne!


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Transformers: Unicron #6 (of 6)—Cover A: Alex Milne—SPOTLIGHT
John Barber (w) • Alex Milne (a & c)
EARTH WAR! With Unicron’s ultimate goal revealed, the shaky alliance of Autobots and Decepticons is all that stands between Earth and the planet-eater. Heroes will rise—and fall—as Optimus Prime journeys into the dark heart of Unicron for the final confrontation with evil. At stake: the soul of a universe.
FC • 48 pages • $7.99

Transformers: Unicron #6 (of 6)—Cover B: James Raiz—SPOTLIGHT
John Barber (w) • Alex Milne (a) • James Raiz (c)
FC • 48 pages • $7.99

Bullet points:
This is it! The end of an era! Finishing off 13 years’ worth of continuity with a bang!
A double-sized story for the ages!
Don’t miss the cover by the man who introduced the IDW age of Transformers: E.J. Su!
Variant cover by Francesco Francavilla!



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Optimus Prime #25—Cover A: Kei Zama—SPOTLIGHT
John Barber (w) • Kei Zama (a & c)
END OF THE ROAD! The battle is over. Heroes have fallen. Worlds have died. Now Optimus Prime faces his final ordeal—as past, present, and future collide. Who will stand with him? And when it’s all over, who will carry the mantle of “Prime?”
FC • 40 pages • $4.99

Optimus Prime #25—Cover B: Casey W. Coller—SPOTLIGHT
John Barber (w) • Kei Zama (a) • Casey W. Coller (c)
FC • 40 pages • $4.99

Bullet points:
Extra-long final issue! Tying together and putting a bow on stories from the past 13 years!
Ties in to the Unicron event!
Part of the summer of Transformers—all building up to the end of the universe as we know it!
Variant cover by Andrew Griffith!



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Star Trek vs. Transformers #2 (of 4)—Cover A: Philip Murphy
John Barber & Mike Johnson (w) • Philip Murphy (a & c)
The Enterprise is burning, brought down by the united forces of the Klingons and Decepticons. Captain Kirk and Optimus Prime have a plan to strike back, but can they bring their scattered Starfleet crew and Autobots together before Megatron wipes them out? The no-holds-barred Saturday morning mash-up continues!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Trek vs. Transformers #2 (of 4)—Cover B: Marcelo Ferreira
John Barber & Mike Johnson (w) • Philip Murphy (a) • Marcelo Ferreira (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
Written by two titans of their respective properties, John Barber (Optimus Prime, Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Transformers: Bumblebee Movie Prequel) and Mike Johnson (the most prolific Star Trek comic book writer of ALL TIME!)!
Don’t miss two amazing covers from Marcelo Ferreira (Back to the Future, Transformers: Bumblebee—Win if You Dare) and Eisner Award-winning artist Derek Charm!


COLLECTIONS

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Optimus Prime, Vol. 4
John Barber (w) • Kei Zama (a & c)
Darkness falls over Cybertron as the legendary Onyx Prime returns, throwing the planet into chaos! What does this mean for Optimus Prime—and Earth? As Onyx and his comrades sow panic and dissension on Cybertron, Windblade defends an already tense planet against a secret that could shatter it forever, while Soundwave questions a fragile alliance, and Optimus confronts a mystery that goes back millions of years. Collects Transformers: Optimus Prime issues #15-21.
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 160 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-363-6

Bullet points:
Advance solicited for November release!
Bumblebee: The Movie hits theaters December 21, 2018.


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Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two, Vol. 8—SPOTLIGHT
John Barber, James Roberts, Shane McCarthy (w) • Alex Milne, Andrew Griffith, Guido Guidi (a) • Marcelo Matere (c)
Rodimus leads a team of Autobots into Cybertron’s past, pursuing the Decepticon double-agent Brainstorm, who plans on killing Orion Pax before he can become Optimus Prime. Meanwhile, on Earth, Prowl is left in command gathering his allies, the Constructicons, to search for the one human he holds a grudge against, Spike Witwicky. Then, Drift returns! After leaving the Autobots in disgrace, he’s now alone, on a mission to clean up the darkest depths of the galaxy.

Collects Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye issues #35-40, Transformers: Robots in Disguise issues #35-38, Transformers: Punishment, and Transformers: Drift—Empire of Stone.
HC • FC • $49.99 • 400 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-372-8

Bullet points:
Advance solicited for December release!
The best format for new readers to pick up the series and for continuing readers to supplement their collections with deluxe hardcovers.
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Re: IDW Transformers and Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for October 2018: The End of the Road

Postby steve2275 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:45 am

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interesting that primes final issue comes out on halloween
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Re: IDW Transformers and Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for October 2018: The End of the Road

Postby ScottyP » Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:25 am

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Is that the "Earthwar" tease from Micronauts back again? Holy crud, talk about a slow burn!
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Re: IDW Transformers and Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for October 2018: The End of the Road

Postby ZeroWolf » Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:46 am

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I never picked up micronaughts, what was said about an earth war?
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Re: IDW Transformers and Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for October 2018: The End of the Road

Postby Rodimus Prime » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:32 am

13 years of stories? #-o I thought it would be the ending to MTMTE/LL and RID/Unicron. Why bring up crap that happened in 2006? Is it even relevant? And forcing old stuff in this story would be confusing.
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Re: IDW Transformers and Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for October 2018: The End of the Road

Postby Nexus Knight » Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:13 am

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Rodimus Prime wrote:13 years of stories? #-o I thought it would be the ending to MTMTE/LL and RID/Unicron. Why bring up crap that happened in 2006? Is it even relevant? And forcing old stuff in this story would be confusing.


Feels more like they are just saying this is the actual end to what started this universe 13 years ago. Plus, given how both Barber and Roberts love to the up loose ends and mistakes in the past by retcons or new story elements, it's also possible Roberts could be fixing some things from the past.
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Re: IDW Transformers and Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for October 2018: The End of the Road

Postby ScottyP » Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:20 am

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ZeroWolf wrote:I never picked up micronaughts, what was said about an earth war?
Not very much, mostly teasing. I'd presumed it was referring to the events of the Wrath of Karza miniseries at this point, but perhaps not. There's a lot left unresolved in the wider Micronauts story, like Oziron's fate and why the hell Micronus Prime abandoned Prion to create that universe in the first place!

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Rodimus Prime wrote:13 years of stories? #-o I thought it would be the ending to MTMTE/LL and RID/Unicron. Why bring up crap that happened in 2006? Is it even relevant? And forcing old stuff in this story would be confusing.


Feels more like they are just saying this is the actual end to what started this universe 13 years ago. Plus, given how both Barber and Roberts love to the up loose ends and mistakes in the past by retcons or new story elements, it's also possible Roberts could be fixing some things from the past.
I think we're past most continuity patching at this point, but there are relevant details from books like Spotlight: Wheelie still to be made clear that only just resurfaced in Unicron #1. And that whole Regenesis idea of Shockwave's has been proven to be quite significant time and again, forming a contextual backdrop for much of the Unicron story.
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Re: IDW Transformers and Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for October 2018: The End of the Road

Postby Va'al » Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:45 pm

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Updated story with new info and covers!

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Re: IDW Transformers and Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for October 2018: The End of the Road

Postby Rodimus Prime » Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:41 pm

So I just noticed that on the cover of Lost Light 'Achieved' is misspelled. Unless it's some sort of inside joke? Also, I like the fact that if we don't count the 2 issues included in Titans Return, the Lost Light crew's story is 80 issues long, just like US G1. :-D
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Re: IDW Transformers and Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for October 2018: The End of the Road

Postby ZeroWolf » Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:05 pm

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huh I never noticed that...there's too many 'i's
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