Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #21

Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #21

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018 8:42am CDT

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Out this week with IDW Publishing are three new issues in their Transformers comics as we rush towards the end of it all in the Summer of Transformers - continuing below with the second chapter of the final story arc for Transformers: Lost Light (Crucible), with art once more by Jack Lawrence.

Check out the preview and join the conversation in the Energon Pub discussion boards, and make sure to join us for the review discussion after the comic book is out this Wednesday!

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!


Transformers News: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #21

Transformers News: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #21

Transformers News: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #21

Transformers News: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #21

Transformers News: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #21

Transformers News: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #21

Transformers News: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #21

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Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #21 (1973612)
Posted by Optimus Prime13th on July 24th, 2018 @ 9:17am CDT
Anyone else starting to think this "Grand architect" is really just a revived Pharma. Pharma had his head blown off and his hands remove. Although Pharma did get his hands back he could be having them replaced. And the vocal synthesizer could be explained through it needing to be retuned to match his original voice. Hope this makes some sense. Oh and Pharma was leading the worldsweeps and sparkeaters in drifts vision.
Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #21 (1973616)
Posted by william-james88 on July 24th, 2018 @ 9:32am CDT
Optimus Prime13th wrote:Anyone else starting to think this "Grand architect" is really just a revived Pharma.


I dont think so. The grand architect is on a higher level than Tyrest and Pharma was below Tyrest so it would be a huge step up for him.
Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #21 (1973620)
Posted by Optimus Prime13th on July 24th, 2018 @ 9:38am CDT
Stranger things have happened in this comic series so I still wouldn't be surprised if it was Pharma. Maybe he was rebuilt by someone or thing on Mederi. I know the Knight are dead in all, or supposedly but their bodies and technology should still be on the planet. Maybe they used said tech to build pharma into something else. Either that, or the Grand Architect is just a crazed Knight of Cybertron who wants to rule the universe.
Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #21 (1973622)
Posted by MrBlack on July 24th, 2018 @ 9:43am CDT
Optimus Prime13th wrote:Anyone else starting to think this "Grand architect" is really just a revived Pharma. Pharma had his head blown off and his hands remove. Although Pharma did get his hands back he could be having them replaced. And the vocal synthesizer could be explained through it needing to be retuned to match his original voice. Hope this makes some sense. Oh and Pharma was leading the worldsweeps and sparkeaters in drifts vision.

Part of me thinks it is, but would the timing work out? We first saw the Grand Architect rescuing Flame and Scorponok after they fled from the DJD, which was right around the time of LSoTW. Pharma was still on Delphi at the time.

We don't know exactly how long Scorponok and Flame were floating in space before being collected, but it seems unlikely that they were stuck out there until after Pharma was pulled to Mederi (or wherever), particularly where Flywheels was rescued while the war was still going.
Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #21 (1973623)
Posted by Counterpunch on July 24th, 2018 @ 9:46am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Optimus Prime13th wrote:Anyone else starting to think this "Grand architect" is really just a revived Pharma.


I dont think so. The grand architect is on a higher level than Tyrest and Pharma was below Tyrest so it would be a huge step up for him.


Well, tentacle people pulled him through the gate, so...

Maybe he saw something there and learned something that stepped him up?

Or maybe he's a puppet of that entity?

With Pharma being a doctor and the whole Mederi planet thing being Cybertopia, I think it's a decent theory.
Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #21 (1973626)
Posted by Randomhero on July 24th, 2018 @ 9:53am CDT
The grand architect has been around for at least 500 years because he was hiring black smiths around the galaxy. We know Pharma is coming back in some capacity. Perhaps he takes possession of Pharmas lifeless body.

Does seem weird he hasn’t shown up yet in this story and it’s flame building a body...
Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #21 (1973630)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 24th, 2018 @ 10:17am CDT
I do follow the theory that it's pharma's body at least but not necessarily his spark unless it was his spark and pharma only pretended to follow him before
Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #21 (1973633)
Posted by Randomhero on July 24th, 2018 @ 10:25am CDT
It’s someone from Transformers lore that’s for sure. I don’t think it’s a new creation. Being a new character this far in would seem kind of bland.

Things from fiction that I could see as the Grand Architect is maybe something like Devil Z or hell how about the Vok?! No one has touched them since 3H they were energy beings that were architects in their own way.
Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #21 (1973634)
Posted by ScottyP on July 24th, 2018 @ 10:26am CDT
Counterpunch wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Optimus Prime13th wrote:Anyone else starting to think this "Grand architect" is really just a revived Pharma.


I dont think so. The grand architect is on a higher level than Tyrest and Pharma was below Tyrest so it would be a huge step up for him.


Well, tentacle people pulled him through the gate, so...

Maybe he saw something there and learned something that stepped him up?

Or maybe he's a puppet of that entity?

With Pharma being a doctor and the whole Mederi planet thing being Cybertopia, I think it's a decent theory.
I'm only like 50 pages into Eugenesis but it already has Quints ready to throw some brains into Cybertronian bodies. I'm gonna guess Pharma's body, some Quintesson leader's mind.
Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #21 (1973635)
Posted by Randomhero on July 24th, 2018 @ 10:38am CDT
I’m not putting too much in the tentacles. Those tentacles were drawn the same way as the ones that were attacking Rodimus and Cyclonus in death of Optimus Prime.
Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #21 (1973636)
Posted by MrBlack on July 24th, 2018 @ 10:39am CDT
ScottyP wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Optimus Prime13th wrote:Anyone else starting to think this "Grand architect" is really just a revived Pharma.


I dont think so. The grand architect is on a higher level than Tyrest and Pharma was below Tyrest so it would be a huge step up for him.


Well, tentacle people pulled him through the gate, so...

Maybe he saw something there and learned something that stepped him up?

Or maybe he's a puppet of that entity?

With Pharma being a doctor and the whole Mederi planet thing being Cybertopia, I think it's a decent theory.
I'm only like 50 pages into Eugenesis but it already has Quints ready to throw some brains into Cybertronian bodies. I'm gonna guess Pharma's body, some Quintesson leader's mind.

"The Grand Architect" is a pretty Quintesson sounding name.
Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #21 (1973637)
Posted by Randomhero on July 24th, 2018 @ 10:40am CDT
That being said however Simon Furman always intended the Magnificence to be a Quintesson artifact. Never made it into the stories but with the Magnificance and omega guardians returning and the Quints not being in books lately perhaps James is finally bringing back one of Furman lost ideas.
Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #21 (1973647)
Posted by Randomhero on July 24th, 2018 @ 11:22am CDT
One thing that has been on my mind is the Necro world. The big theory is Cybertron was made from that mold but I think that mold was made from Cybertron. Cybertron is natural and those planets Skids saw in Remain in light were made from that mold.
Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #21 (1973650)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 24th, 2018 @ 11:26am CDT
I don't know, I'd feel a bit deflated if it turned out to be a quint, never been a big fan of them and I'm glad they've been no shows. This thing they are supposed to be up against though, I wonder if Roberts is going to have it be a monster straight out of lovecraft...unless he really screwed with people and had unicron eat all the cast so prime and the others had to fight their corrupted bodies in the main unicron series
Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #21 (1973657)
Posted by Randomhero on July 24th, 2018 @ 11:54am CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:I don't know, I'd feel a bit deflated if it turned out to be a quint, never been a big fan of them and I'm glad they've been no shows. This thing they are supposed to be up against though, I wonder if Roberts is going to have it be a monster straight out of lovecraft...unless he really screwed with people and had unicron eat all the cast so prime and the others had to fight their corrupted bodies in the main unicron series



You just solved it. Roberts is brining back the elder gods from infestation 2!
Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #21 (1973659)
Posted by Randomhero on July 24th, 2018 @ 12:05pm CDT
Ya know if Shockwave hadn’t made his return in OP there’d probably be a lot of speculation on him. Especially with the line “on hand or two?”
Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #21 (1973661)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 24th, 2018 @ 12:08pm CDT
Hah it still could be Shockwave :-P all barber would have to do is push Shockwave into a portal/singularity again on the unicron series!
Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #21 (1973663)
Posted by william-james88 on July 24th, 2018 @ 12:17pm CDT
Randomhero wrote:The grand architect has been around for at least 500 years because he was hiring black smiths around the galaxy.


Au fuck, I know who it is then, it's Shockwave. Like that it ties into the Unicron story.

Does anyone here think Lost Light will still be able to be enjoyed as its own title for the next months or do we have to pick up Unicron and Optimus Prime for things to make sense going forward?
Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #21 (1973666)
Posted by Deadput on July 24th, 2018 @ 12:34pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Randomhero wrote:The grand architect has been around for at least 500 years because he was hiring black smiths around the galaxy.


Au ****, I know who it is then, it's Shockwave. Like that it ties into the Unicron story.

Does anyone here think Lost Light will still be able to be enjoyed as its own title for the next months or do we have to pick up Unicron and Optimus Prime for things to make sense going forward?



The fact that he's been pretty busy in Op tells me I don't think it's him I'm sure Roberts is keeping his stuff seperate from the rest of Idw.

I feel like it's Quintisons involved but not necessarily the grand architect themselves.

Also I'm pretty sure it was said the Lost Light wasn't going to be involved with Unicron in any way during it's run.
Re: Full Preview for IDW Transformers: Lost Light #21 (1973669)
Posted by william-james88 on July 24th, 2018 @ 12:45pm CDT
Deadput wrote:Also I'm pretty sure it was said the Lost Light wasn't going to be involved with Unicron in any way during it's run.

That reading order checklist in Unicron 1 says otherwise

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