Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #18

Transformers News: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #18

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 12:48AM CDT

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In other Transformers: Lost Light news today, we have directly from IDW Publishing the full preview for this week's issue of the ongoing series, as we enter the final chapter in the Everlasting Voices story arc - ready to dive into its final story arc with the next issue, as the world ends.

Take a look at the opening pages below, and head back to Seibertron.com after its release for our regular comics review and discussion. It's bound to be a long, big one, too. Trust us.

Transformers: Lost Light #18
James Roberts (w) • Jack Lawrence (a)
LIGHTS OUT! The “Everlasting Voices” trilogy concludes with an explosion of hope, a grave betrayal… and more answers than you can handle! Events of the last six years build to a frenzy of revelations, casting everything that’s gone before in a new—and deadly—light. No exaggeration, no hyperbole: there has never been a more important issue of Lost Light.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
Leads directly into the biggest story in the history of the Lost Light!
Cover A: Jack Lawrence
Cover B: Alex Milne
Cover RI: Alex Milne Black & White


Transformers News: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #18

Transformers News: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #18

Transformers News: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #18

Transformers News: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #18

Transformers News: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #18

Transformers News: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #18

Transformers News: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #18
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Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #18 (1964495)
Posted by ZeroWolf on June 12th, 2018 @ 3:20am CDT
huh, I wasn't notified about this. Looking forward to the end of this arc and then the finale.
Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #18 (1964534)
Posted by ScottyP on June 12th, 2018 @ 7:52am CDT
The newly released cover images finally made it click in my head that the issue with Rodimus vs Getaway and (hopefully) Cyclonus vs Star Saber round 2, yes this issue, is being done by Casey Coller.

I like 95% of IDW's artists a lot, they do a great job. Coller may be on the top of the heap for me, easily up there with Milne as someone I know isn't going to disappoint. Can't wait to see his version of Star Saber!
Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #18 (1964554)
Posted by Flashwave on June 12th, 2018 @ 9:14am CDT
O love Nautica. I love her as much as I love the ways Lost Light finds rediculous things to say in context But god is she terrifying sometimes. Primus help anyone if dhe decided to go Evil.

And they were just talkimg about laser fingers on the Podcast too...
Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #18 (1964602)
Posted by ZeroWolf on June 12th, 2018 @ 2:59pm CDT
There's no time for her to go evil now
Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #18 (1964605)
Posted by Flashwave on June 12th, 2018 @ 3:03pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:There's no time for her to go evil now

Not saying she even smwould, just saying she managed to bluff a half dozen (admittedly stupid) Decepticons with the old finger gun trick. What could she do if she really wanted to?
Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #18 (1964612)
Posted by ZeroWolf on June 12th, 2018 @ 3:18pm CDT
Become the true emperor of destruction...I mean...empress of destruction. I do hope all these new characters appear in the new continuity
Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #18 (1964614)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on June 12th, 2018 @ 3:27pm CDT
Wingblade, given the unnatural push HasTak is making to push her into all media, is practically a certainty in the new continuity. I doubt any other new character, other than Drift maybe, will survive the leap.
Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #18 (1964628)
Posted by ZeroWolf on June 12th, 2018 @ 4:19pm CDT
Don't be too sure, nautica got a toy afterall.
Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #18 (1964632)
Posted by Randomhero on June 12th, 2018 @ 4:23pm CDT
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:Wingblade, given the unnatural push HasTak is making to push her into all media, is practically a certainty in the new continuity. I doubt any other new character, other than Drift maybe, will survive the leap.



Oh BS. If it’s a popular character they’ll return. It’s a new continuity of G1 and that roster just grows and grows thanks to IDW and new toys coming out. Characters like Xaaron, rack and ruin, Impactor all made their transition from the UK made their way into the current ara of transformers and characters like Nautica, Rung, Tarn, Roller, Tappet, Turmoil and Mistress of Flame will make their way too.

Not right away but eventually the fan favorite characters IDW created will show up.

This new continuity will be two things:

Radically different or a soft reboot to G1 with the 84 toyline being the focus like everything these days. Crash landing on earth, a small group of humans discovering them and making friends and fighting the Decepticons who are evil because they’re written to be evil.

It’s the thing now. Reboot it to the status quo because it’s safe
Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #18 (1964633)
Posted by ZeroWolf on June 12th, 2018 @ 4:33pm CDT
Actually it happened with DW as well as characters like the Fallen, who jumped into other media.
Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #18 (1964635)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on June 12th, 2018 @ 4:50pm CDT
If they have a toy, they have a better chance of survival.

Randomhero wrote: a soft reboot to G1 with the 84 toyline being the focus like everything these days. Crash landing on earth, a small group of humans discovering them and making friends and fighting the Decepticons who are evil because they’re written to be evil.



Addressing the Elephant in the room, but when has this actually happened, post-1984???

Dream Wave, perhaps? Outside of that, which I haven't read so wouldn't know, No cartoon or comic I've seen has ever reused the 1984 framework. IDW certainly didn't, nor did Beast Wars/Machines and the cartoons that followed them. I see a lot of chatter decrying this as a certainty, but I don't know where the basis for it stems from?

Transformers isn't really in the same boat as say, He-Man. Wherein the 2002 cartoon & toys predominantly relied on appealing to the nostalgia of it's original fanbase. Mattel realised too late, that to exclusively fixate on the old fans is a liability to your future success IE The show and toyline were soon cancelled and other than a single comic, He-Man hasn't been onscreen and/or relevant to pop culture in 15/16 years.
Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #18 (1964636)
Posted by ZeroWolf on June 12th, 2018 @ 5:10pm CDT
I didn't think the recent DC heman series was that bad. Also didn't Animated start with the bits crash landing on earth, befriending humans and fighting evil cons? And the same with Prime?
Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #18 (1964651)
Posted by Randomhero on June 12th, 2018 @ 6:43pm CDT
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:If they have a toy, they have a better chance of survival.

Randomhero wrote: a soft reboot to G1 with the 84 toyline being the focus like everything these days. Crash landing on earth, a small group of humans discovering them and making friends and fighting the Decepticons who are evil because they’re written to be evil.



Addressing the Elephant in the room, but when has this actually happened, post-1984???

Dream Wave, perhaps? Outside of that, which I haven't read so wouldn't know, No cartoon or comic I've seen has ever reused the 1984 framework. IDW certainly didn't, nor did Beast Wars/Machines and the cartoons that followed them. I see a lot of chatter decrying this as a certainty, but I don't know where the basis for it stems from?

Transformers isn't really in the same boat as say, He-Man. Wherein the 2002 cartoon & toys predominantly relied on appealing to the nostalgia of it's original fanbase. Mattel realised too late, that to exclusively fixate on the old fans is a liability to your future success IE The show and toyline were soon cancelled and other than a single comic, He-Man hasn't been onscreen and/or relevant to pop culture in 15/16 years.


IDW did do it though. Just last year with retconning hearts of steel. Transformers crashing on earth and fighting. Granted it was all the machinations if shockwave but it’s still happened

Armada did it too. The cartoon and comics had the minicons crash on earth and starting the war there.

Devils due did it too with their Transformers VS G.I. Joe series

And don’t forget about animated. That was the start too. Crashing on earth

Also you should probably go back and watch beast wars. It opens with the maximals and predacons fighting in orbit and crashing on earth lol

Also beast machines revealed they also crashed when they came home

Edit: oh! Don’t forget RID that also dealt with a ship crash landing on earth releasing a bunch of Decepticons
Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #18 (1964656)
Posted by Randomhero on June 12th, 2018 @ 6:48pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:I didn't think the recent DC heman series was that bad. Also didn't Animated start with the bits crash landing on earth, befriending humans and fighting evil cons? And the same with Prime?


The DC Helman series was a wonderful mess that I enjoyed until I got so confused by stuff happening I gave up.
Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #18 (1964678)
Posted by Flashwave on June 12th, 2018 @ 9:29pm CDT
Randomhero wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:If they have a toy, they have a better chance of survival.

Randomhero wrote: a soft reboot to G1 with the 84 toyline being the focus like everything these days. Crash landing on earth, a small group of humans discovering them and making friends and fighting the Decepticons who are evil because they’re written to be evil.



Addressing the Elephant in the room, but when has this actually happened, post-1984???

Dream Wave, perhaps? Outside of that, which I haven't read so wouldn't know, No cartoon or comic I've seen has ever reused the 1984 framework. IDW certainly didn't, nor did Beast Wars/Machines and the cartoons that followed them. I see a lot of chatter decrying this as a certainty, but I don't know where the basis for it stems from?

Transformers isn't really in the same boat as say, He-Man. Wherein the 2002 cartoon & toys predominantly relied on appealing to the nostalgia of it's original fanbase. Mattel realised too late, that to exclusively fixate on the old fans is a liability to your future success IE The show and toyline were soon cancelled and other than a single comic, He-Man hasn't been onscreen and/or relevant to pop culture in 15/16 years.


IDW did do it though. Just last year with retconning hearts of steel. Transformers crashing on earth and fighting. Granted it was all the machinations if shockwave but it’s still happened

Armada did it too. The cartoon and comics had the minicons crash on earth and starting the war there.

Devils due did it too with their Transformers VS G.I. Joe series

And don’t forget about animated. That was the start too. Crashing on earth

Also you should probably go back and watch beast wars. It opens with the maximals and predacons fighting in orbit and crashing on earth lol

Also beast machines revealed they also crashed when they came home

Edit: oh! Don’t forget RID that also dealt with a ship crash landing on earth releasing a bunch of Decepticons

Moral of this story: Cybertronians are TERRIBLE Pilots.
Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #18 (1964693)
Posted by Randomhero on June 12th, 2018 @ 11:33pm CDT
Flashwave wrote:
Randomhero wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:If they have a toy, they have a better chance of survival.

Randomhero wrote: a soft reboot to G1 with the 84 toyline being the focus like everything these days. Crash landing on earth, a small group of humans discovering them and making friends and fighting the Decepticons who are evil because they’re written to be evil.



Addressing the Elephant in the room, but when has this actually happened, post-1984???

Dream Wave, perhaps? Outside of that, which I haven't read so wouldn't know, No cartoon or comic I've seen has ever reused the 1984 framework. IDW certainly didn't, nor did Beast Wars/Machines and the cartoons that followed them. I see a lot of chatter decrying this as a certainty, but I don't know where the basis for it stems from?

Transformers isn't really in the same boat as say, He-Man. Wherein the 2002 cartoon & toys predominantly relied on appealing to the nostalgia of it's original fanbase. Mattel realised too late, that to exclusively fixate on the old fans is a liability to your future success IE The show and toyline were soon cancelled and other than a single comic, He-Man hasn't been onscreen and/or relevant to pop culture in 15/16 years.


IDW did do it though. Just last year with retconning hearts of steel. Transformers crashing on earth and fighting. Granted it was all the machinations if shockwave but it’s still happened

Armada did it too. The cartoon and comics had the minicons crash on earth and starting the war there.

Devils due did it too with their Transformers VS G.I. Joe series

And don’t forget about animated. That was the start too. Crashing on earth

Also you should probably go back and watch beast wars. It opens with the maximals and predacons fighting in orbit and crashing on earth lol

Also beast machines revealed they also crashed when they came home

Edit: oh! Don’t forget RID that also dealt with a ship crash landing on earth releasing a bunch of Decepticons

Moral of this story: Cybertronians are TERRIBLE Pilots.



Movies too! The ark crashed on the moon in dark of the moon!
Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #18 (1964697)
Posted by ZeroWolf on June 13th, 2018 @ 12:45am CDT
And megatron crashed on earth in the first movie. Only series where I think no one crashed was the first rid and prime.
Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #18 (1964733)
Posted by Randomhero on June 13th, 2018 @ 6:10am CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:And megatron crashed on earth in the first movie. Only series where I think no one crashed was the first rid and prime.



Scourges commando crew in RID I think and Wheeljack in prime. Though those arnt things that kicked off the series as a theme
Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #18 (1964769)
Posted by ScottyP on June 13th, 2018 @ 9:45am CDT
So how about issue 18, eh? Loved it and without giving anything away, it delivered on a big twist in a smart way that's way cooler and more sinister than anything I'd speculated.
Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #18 (1964775)
Posted by Ironhidensh on June 13th, 2018 @ 9:57am CDT
ScottyP wrote:So how about issue 18, eh? Loved it and without giving anything away, it delivered on a big twist in a smart way that's way cooler and more sinister than anything I'd speculated.

I dunno yet...... it could be (and I hope and believe it is) brilliant, or it could be a horrible cop out.


Either way, I didn't see it coming.
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