IDW Transformers & Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for January 2018

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IDW Transformers & Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for January 2018

Postby Va'al » Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:36 am

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We receive from IDW Publishing news about their releases for the new year, as the solicitations for January 2018 have hit, and we share them with everyone below for both Transformers and the wider Hasbro Universe! Featuring the two crossover mini-series with Rom&Micronauts and Transformers vs Visionaries, plus the continuation of GI Joe (featuring Skywarp, as we know) and the regular ongoings, in amidst of all the collected hardcover and paperback volumes. Check it all out below!

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Transformers: Lost Light #14—Cover A: Jack Lawrence—SPOTLIGHT
James Roberts (w) • Brendan Cahill (a) • Jack Lawrence (c)
MACGUFFIN QUEST! The Scavengers have never had it so good. The war is a receding memory, their patchy service records have been forgotten, and the five of them can roam the galaxy as they please. All's well that ends well? Not quite. Because unbeknownst to Krok and Co., their next adventure... will be their last.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Lost Light #14—Cover B: Nick Roche—SPOTLIGHT
James Roberts (w) • Brendan Cahill (a) • Nick Roche (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
· Variant cover by Brendan Cahill!


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Optimus Prime #15—Cover A: Kei Zama—SPOTLIGHT
John Barber (w) • Kei Zama (a & c)
“THE FALLING, PART 1!” Darkness falls over Cybertron as the legendary Onyx Prime returns. What does this mean for Optimus Prime—and the Earth? Windblade defends an already tense planet against a secret that could shatter Cybertron forever.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Optimus Prime #15—Cover B: Casey W. Coller—SPOTLIGHT
John Barber (w) • Kei Zama (a) • Casey W. Coller (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
· Variant cover by Brendan Cahill!


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Transformers Vs. Visionaries #2 (of 5)—Cover A: Fico Ossio
Magdalene Visaggio (w) • Fico Ossio (a & c)
Virulina, leader of the Darkling Lords, has discovered that the Transformers are vulnerable to magic—and now she's using that weakness to try and gain control of Cybertron and wipe them out! Leoric and Ironhide team up to stop her, but quickly find themselves facing not only the Darkling Lords, but all of New Prysmos itself!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99


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Transformers Vs. Visionaries #2 (of 5)—Cover B: Philip Murphy
Magdalene Visaggio (w) • Fico Ossio (a) • Philip Murphy (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
· Don’t miss the vintage style cover by Philip Murphy!
· Variant cover by Brendan Cahill!



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Rom & The Micronauts #2 (of 5)—Cover A: Juan Samu
Christos Gage (w) • Paolo Villanelli (a) • Juan Samu (c)
Trapped in Microspace! Everyone’s favorite Spaceknight becomes a “Microspace knight” as Rom and the Micronauts find equal footing. It’s up to the heroes of two universes to unravel the machinations of Baron Karza and the Dire Wraiths!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Rom & The Micronauts #2 (of 5)—Cover B: SL Gallant
Christos Gage (w) • Paolo Villanelli (a) • SL Gallant (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
· Is that romance in the air? No… AAH! It’s a swarm of flying monstrosities!
· Can our miniscule heroes beat an ever-growing threat?
· Variant cover by Jeffrey Veregge!


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Scarlett’s Strike Force #2 (of 8)—Cover A: Khary Randolph—CERTIFIED COOL
Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Nelson Daniel (a) • Khary Randolph (c)
Savage jungles, dinosaur fights, magic rituals, Kung-Fu, monster trucks, giant robots, weird science, strange villains and more—and it's only the second issue! Roadblock's team continues its hunt for the brand-new Cobra Commander as trouble brews inside of G.I. Joe's underwater base. By Aubrey Sitterson (G.I. Joe, Street Fighter x G.I. Joe) and Nelson Daniel (Clue, Dungeons & Dragons). No wonder people are calling it The Best Action Comic Ever!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Scarlett’s Strike Force #2 (of 8)— Cover B: Nelson Daniel—CERTIFIED COOL
Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Nelson Daniel (a & c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99


Bullet points:
· Featuring all-stars of the Hasbro line as M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand and the Transformers join G.I. Joe in the fight against Cobra!
· Variant cover by Vasilis Lolos!


Collections

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Transformers Windblade: The Last City
Mairghread Scott (w) • Sarah Stone, Corin Howell, Sara Pitre-Durocher (a) • Sara Pitre-Durocher (c)
The original fan-made Transformer stars in her own series. She cuts straight to the truth and no obstacle is going to stand in her path. Windblade is a force for good, who never fails to do the right thing. But what happens when she's forced to work with Starscream to recruit new colonies to the Council of Worlds? Collects both the four-issue and seven-issue Windblade mini-series.
TPB • FC • $24.99 • 220 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-224-0

Bullet points:
· Advance solicited for February release!
· “This is not your average Transforming Robot comic book, this is so much more!”—Big Glasgow Comic Page


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Transformers: Optimus Prime, Vol. 2
John Barber (w) • Priscilla Tramontano, Casey W. Coller, Kei Zama, Livio Ramondelli (a) • Priscilla Tramontano (c)
Explore the aftermath of Optimus Prime and his Autobots stopping an alien invasion of Earth. Diving into stories of war, peace, loss, regret, and redemption, this volume of Optimus Prime gives readers dramatic Transformers stories that spotlight the Autobots' present and past struggles while setting the stage for future surprises! Collects Transformers: Optimus Prime issues #7–10 and the Transformers Annual 2017.
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 144 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-131-1

Bullet points:
· Advance Solicited for February release!
· “In the end, this is a fantastic book for both old and new readers.”—Outright Geekery


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Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two, Vol. 7
James Roberts, John Barber (w) • Alex Milne, Andrew Griffith, Atilio Rojo (a) • Marcelo Matere (c)
MEGATRON assumes control of the quest to find the Knights of Cybertron—a quest that has never before been so urgent, so personal, and so likely to end in tears. But the crew of the Lost Light isn't so eager to follow his orders and, as is always the case, past decisions will come back to haunt them. Plus, The AUTOBOTS return to Earth—with OPTIMUS PRIME in command! But what is bringing them back—and what terrifying secret do the humans hold? And GALVATRON is on Earth as well, with a plan to reshape it as he once did with Cybertron. A bold new era begins here! Collects issues #28–34 of More Than Meets The Eye and #28–34 of Robots In Disguise.
HC • FC • $49.99 • 340 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-149-6

Bullet points:
· Advance solicited for March release!
· The IDW Collection gives completionists every last issue and makes sure beginners have everything they need to get started.


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Transformers/G.I. JOE: First Strike
Mairghread Scott & David A. Rodriguez (w) • Max Dunbar (a) • Freddie E. Williams II (c)
A Hasbro Comic Book Event of epic proportions! The TRANSFORMERS are under attack from COBRA, G.I. JOE's greatest enemy! As Earth joins the intergalactic community, a massive explosion threatens the peace! A new COBRA—led by the worst villains to ever tangle with G.I. Joe, M.A.S.K.:Mobile Armored Strike Kommand, and the Transformers—is invading Cybertron, and only Scarlett, Optimus Prime, the Joes, and the Autobots can save two worlds! It's a race to the finish as good fights evil! Will our heroes win, or will Cobra DESTROY ALL TRANSFORMERS?!?
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 144 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-122-9

Bullet points:
· Advance solicited for February release!
· Featuring characters from everyone's favorite childhood cartoons and toys of the '80's battling it out in one shared universe!


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Transformers/G.I. JOE: First Strike - Champions
Christos Gage, Aubrey Sitterson, John Barber (w) • Ilias Kyriazis, Chris Panda (a) • Sara Pitre-Durocher (c)
Your favorite characters—Rom, the Autobots, Micronauts, G.I. Joe, and more—get to shine in standalone stories setting up the ultimate Hasbro comic book event! First, with Cybertron under siege from Baron Ironblood, it's up to Optimus Prime and Arcee to defend their homeland, and the Revolutionaries team is caught in the middle! Then, back on Earth, Rom finds himself teaming up with the world's smallest heroes, the Micronauts! Can they prevent catastrophe, or is it already too late? And, with the team divided, G.I. Joe must confront dangers both in space and Earthside. Looks like they'll need some help from M.A.S.K.:Mobile Armored Strike Kommand!
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 144 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-123-6

Bullet points:
· Advance solicited for February release!
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Re: IDW Transformers & Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for January 2018

Postby Randomhero » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:04 am

Wow I wasn’t expecting Onyx to be returning like this. I figured they were building up to power of the Primes event. Probably still are but I figured his return would be that event.
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Re: IDW Transformers & Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for January 2018

Postby Big Grim » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:05 am

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Transformers are vulnerable to magic? Uhm, why? Can we not have everything be brought into being because of Transformers? I thought G.I.Joe was their friggin' "Crown Jewel".
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Re: IDW Transformers & Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for January 2018

Postby bluecatcinema » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:58 am

Big Grim wrote:Transformers are vulnerable to magic? Uhm, why? Can we not have everything be brought into being because of Transformers? I thought G.I.Joe was their friggin' "Crown Jewel".


Why not? It's not like they make a habit of taking on sorcerers.
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Re: IDW Transformers & Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for January 2018

Postby Kurona » Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:09 am

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Cybertronians are just the heavy-armour class of the Hasbroverse JRPG :lol:

Interesting to see that First Strike is now being specifically marketed as a Transformers/GI Joe crossover. Consider the characters of ROM and Action Man aren't a part of the main story, there's only one (1) Micronauts character, and the MASK characters are just... there - seriously, why are they there? What is the point? - I'm really starting to feel like that's just what it should have been from the start.

Also, considering the focus on Windblade, Starscream and Cybertron as a whole; it's looking more and more like OP will be their home now that TAAO is ending.

Eyyy, we finally know what that Windblade trade is! ... and it's gonna be really friggin' weird to read, considering the first three issues of Windblade vol. 2 are just every second issue of a crossover. Hmm.
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Re: IDW Transformers & Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for January 2018

Postby Big Grim » Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:14 am

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bluecatcinema wrote:
Big Grim wrote:Transformers are vulnerable to magic? Uhm, why? Can we not have everything be brought into being because of Transformers? I thought G.I.Joe was their friggin' "Crown Jewel".


Why not? It's not like they make a habit of taking on sorcerers.

Like I said, why are the TFs the jump off point for everything now? There have to be better choices other than "These comics sell, cram them in there!"
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Re: IDW Transformers & Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for January 2018

Postby Randomhero » Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:20 am

Big Grim wrote:Transformers are vulnerable to magic? Uhm, why? Can we not have everything be brought into being because of Transformers? I thought G.I.Joe was their friggin' "Crown Jewel".



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Re: IDW Transformers & Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for January 2018

Postby Va'al » Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:20 am

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Big Grim wrote:
bluecatcinema wrote:
Big Grim wrote:Transformers are vulnerable to magic? Uhm, why? Can we not have everything be brought into being because of Transformers? I thought G.I.Joe was their friggin' "Crown Jewel".


Why not? It's not like they make a habit of taking on sorcerers.

Like I said, why are the TFs the jump off point for everything now? There have to be better choices other than "These comics sell, cram them in there!"


We've had this discussion elsewhere on the boards, and I'm inclined to agree with you here. However, it's also true that the Transformers titles have a lot more traction (not necessarily sales wise, but by mere association with the word 'Transformers' than the other books), and it's a sensible strategy to have TFs be the linchpin of the universe - as it turns out to be the case in-story, too.
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Re: IDW Transformers & Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for January 2018

Postby DeadCaL » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:31 pm

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Winbdblade was fan made? If only they had repeatdily told us this at every opportunity, I would have known :lol:
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Re: IDW Transformers & Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for January 2018

Postby Daniel Adkins » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:42 pm

Big Grim wrote:Transformers are vulnerable to magic? Uhm, why? Can we not have everything be brought into being because of Transformers? I thought G.I.Joe was their friggin' "Crown Jewel".

Because the Transformers are robots. Technology is the antithesis of magic.
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Re: IDW Transformers & Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for January 2018

Postby Nexus Knight » Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:51 pm

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Daniel Adkins wrote:
Big Grim wrote:Transformers are vulnerable to magic? Uhm, why? Can we not have everything be brought into being because of Transformers? I thought G.I.Joe was their friggin' "Crown Jewel".

Because the Transformers are robots. Technology is the antithesis of magic.


Actually, more specifically, science is. Technology is just its spawn. But good point. Unfortunately, I see this now being the Cybertronian version of Kryptonite, which really really would suck. #Ireallyhatemagic
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Re: IDW Transformers & Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for January 2018

Postby Nik Hero » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:06 pm

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Seriously, that font for Transformers vs Visionaries looks like something I would have come up with in Middle School and would have thought it was so cool. There's no way that attracts anyone to want to pick up this comic! Bad marketing decision!
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Re: IDW Transformers & Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for January 2018

Postby Coptur » Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:01 pm

I'm just over IDW Hasbro stuff too many changes for the worse

MASK tanked and got cancelled, Visionaries just doesn't look very good...you make drastic political changes it fails everytime Marvel are feeling the sales burn and IDW/Hasbro don't seem to be learning either.

Going by the month to months orders the transformers books aren't very doing well either.

it seems that the poorly written billon $$ movies are keeping the comic dream a float.

Too be honest I think they need to get all new creative teams for the Transformers books LL is naff and OP is boring.

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