Full Preview for IDW Hasbro Universe First Strike TPB

Transformers News: Full Preview for IDW Hasbro Universe First Strike TPB

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 2:08AM CST

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It's been a while since we last heard anything about the Hasbro Universe crossover from IDW Publishing, First Strike, but this week brings us at last the collected trade paperbacks for its two main components: First Strike proper (now with added Transformers and GI Joe brand logos adorning the title) and First Strike Champions!

The former, whose preview you can check out below, collects the six regular issues plus introductory issue #0, and is theoretically out this Wednesday. Written by Mairghread Scott and David A. Rodriguez and with art by Max Dunbar and Ander Zarate, it brings together the different franchises of GI Joe, Transformers, MASK, Micronauts, and ROM the Spaceknight by pitting them against each other. Again.

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?!?


Transformers News: Full Preview for IDW Hasbro Universe First Strike TPB

Transformers News: Full Preview for IDW Hasbro Universe First Strike TPB

Transformers News: Full Preview for IDW Hasbro Universe First Strike TPB

Transformers News: Full Preview for IDW Hasbro Universe First Strike TPB

Transformers News: Full Preview for IDW Hasbro Universe First Strike TPB

Transformers News: Full Preview for IDW Hasbro Universe First Strike TPB

Transformers News: Full Preview for IDW Hasbro Universe First Strike TPB

Transformers News: Full Preview for IDW Hasbro Universe First Strike TPB
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Re: Full Preview for IDW Hasbro Universe First Strike TPB (1936199)
Posted by Va'al on February 6th, 2018 @ 2:12am CST
The other collected trade paperback out this week from IDW Publishing, is the corollary to the main First Strike crossover event, with the multiple tie-in stories from the franchises involved in the Hasbro Universe, under the title of First Strike Champions!

Check out the preview below, showing the opening of Micronauts - and the later encounter with Rom, Dire Wraiths and Solstar Order - as the rest of the book includes GI Joe and MASK, and Optimus Prime and Transformers/Revolutionaries (including Action Man) by different teams of artists and writers! Join the discussion in the Energon Pub, of course, and let us know if you'll pick up these books after all.

[quote]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![/quote]















Re: Full Preview for IDW Hasbro Universe First Strike TPB (1936294)
Posted by ScottyP on February 6th, 2018 @ 2:35pm CST
I bet First Strike will read pretty darn well as a trade. Too bad the content with the last gasp crumbles of foreshadowing for the abrupt ending is in an entirely different TPB.
Re: Full Preview for IDW Hasbro Universe First Strike TPB (1936295)
Posted by Va'al on February 6th, 2018 @ 2:44pm CST
ScottyP wrote:I bet First Strike will read pretty darn well as a trade. Too bad the content with the last gasp crumbles of foreshadowing for the abrupt ending is in an entirely different TPB.


Yeah, to anyone reading these, Champions then First Strike proper is probably the best way to approach the story.
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