IDW Hasbro Universe - Full Preview for ROM the Spaceknight #14 (Final Issue)

Transformers News: IDW Hasbro Universe - Full Preview for ROM the Spaceknight #14 (Final Issue)

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 8:26AM CDT

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Courtesy of IDW Publishing directly, we also have a second preview today for one of their comic books out this week, and the final issue of one of their Hasbro Universe ongoings: Rom the Spaceknight! Ending the series at issue 14, Christos Gage and Chris Ryall try tying up loose ends before the cast moves in with the Micronauts in the new series after First Strike, as reported here. Check out the preview below.

Rom #14
Chris Ryall & Christos Gage (w) • David Messina, Guy Dorian & Sal Buscema (a) • Nathan Greno (c)
“Long Roads to Ruin” finale! Is this the last issue of Rom? Yes… and no! First Strike is upon us and out of that momentous event, a new Rom will arise! But before that, the fate of the Knights of the Solstar Order!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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On the road to First Strike!
Final issue. Wait… what?! The portentous answers lay within!
Variant cover by Ray Dillon!


Transformers News: IDW Hasbro Universe - Full Preview for ROM the Spaceknight #14 (Final Issue)

Transformers News: IDW Hasbro Universe - Full Preview for ROM the Spaceknight #14 (Final Issue)

Transformers News: IDW Hasbro Universe - Full Preview for ROM the Spaceknight #14 (Final Issue)

Transformers News: IDW Hasbro Universe - Full Preview for ROM the Spaceknight #14 (Final Issue)

Transformers News: IDW Hasbro Universe - Full Preview for ROM the Spaceknight #14 (Final Issue)

Transformers News: IDW Hasbro Universe - Full Preview for ROM the Spaceknight #14 (Final Issue)

Transformers News: IDW Hasbro Universe - Full Preview for ROM the Spaceknight #14 (Final Issue)
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Re: IDW Hasbro Universe - Full Preview for ROM the Spaceknight #14 (Final Issue) (1923756)
Posted by Daniel Adkins on November 26th, 2017 @ 10:07pm CST
Kind of surprised no one reported this already. Scarlett's Strike Force is canceled with issue #3. https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/11/23 ... cancelled/
Re: IDW Hasbro Universe - Full Preview for ROM the Spaceknight #14 (Final Issue) (1923773)
Posted by Va'al on November 26th, 2017 @ 10:48pm CST
Daniel Adkins wrote:Kind of surprised no one reported this already. Scarlett's Strike Force is canceled with issue #3. https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/11/23 ... cancelled/


I have been keeping my eye on this since the news broke, and am waiting for something to come through official channels. Like, literally anything would do. thx IDW
Re: IDW Hasbro Universe - Full Preview for ROM the Spaceknight #14 (Final Issue) (1923834)
Posted by ScottyP on November 27th, 2017 @ 10:31am CST
What it looks like: IDW capitulated to an angry mob.

Realist side that I can't shut up inside my head: I'd guess with the personnel shakeups, someone looked at the financials and walked back a previous decision. Heck, it felt to me like SSF was getting more promo than Rom/Micronauts and only a smidge less than TF vs Visionaries, but I don't really want to look. I'd bet the sales of Joe vol. 5's run coupled with 1) poor early indicators of SSF orders and 2) the apparent status of SSF as an ongoing (as opposed to the other 5 issue minis about to launch), one of the folks in a new position made the call to cut losses. The timing and optics of it are especially poor, but I have a hard time ever getting too black/white on this kinda stuff.

Not saying anyone is without fault: Sitterson sent a poorly worded tweet, IDW axed an entire project and its creative team weirdly early with odd but possibly explainable timing, and no one wins.
Re: IDW Hasbro Universe - Full Preview for ROM the Spaceknight #14 (Final Issue) (1923901)
Posted by Va'al on November 27th, 2017 @ 7:47pm CST
ScottyP wrote:What it looks like: IDW capitulated to an angry mob.

Realist side that I can't shut up inside my head: I'd guess with the personnel shakeups, someone looked at the financials and walked back a previous decision. Heck, it felt to me like SSF was getting more promo than Rom/Micronauts and only a smidge less than TF vs Visionaries, but I don't really want to look. I'd bet the sales of Joe vol. 5's run coupled with 1) poor early indicators of SSF orders and 2) the apparent status of SSF as an ongoing (as opposed to the other 5 issue minis about to launch), one of the folks in a new position made the call to cut losses. The timing and optics of it are especially poor, but I have a hard time ever getting too black/white on this kinda stuff.

Not saying anyone is without fault: Sitterson sent a poorly worded tweet, IDW axed an entire project and its creative team weirdly early with odd but possibly explainable timing, and no one wins.


Yes. The what it looks like is the troubling part, but other information seems to confirm the rest.
Which is where some on-the-ball PRing would help ease any ill feeling towards IDW (from any party, really).
Re: IDW Hasbro Universe - Full Preview for ROM the Spaceknight #14 (Final Issue) (1923913)
Posted by Targetmaster Kup on November 27th, 2017 @ 9:16pm CST
People already had bad will to IDW. Lots of people stopped reading IDW over that fiasco. But it's over and dune now. Can't we just let comics be our escape and not divide ourselves over politics here, please?
Re: IDW Hasbro Universe - Full Preview for ROM the Spaceknight #14 (Final Issue) (1924111)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on November 29th, 2017 @ 11:21am CST
I was honestly surprised to see they were going to attempt another GI Joe ongoing, and I am not terribly surprised this was cancelled. I don't wish ill will upon those who wanted it, but really GI Joe hasn't been working out in any real book.

I will say though, the title with the whole "IDW cancels female led book" sounds more political than this should be. GI Joe as a whole hasn't been great, don't try to make it something more than what it may be
Re: IDW Hasbro Universe - Full Preview for ROM the Spaceknight #14 (Final Issue) (1926258)
Posted by Va'al on December 12th, 2017 @ 1:32am CST
Courtesy of IDW Publishing, we get a preview look at a book due out this week (or perhaps the next, you never know with scheduling) which collects the three parts of the Hasbro Heroes Sourcebook we've seen released so far. The collected volume includes short comics, profiles, bios, details and more about most of the major players in the current Hasbro universe, including what hadn't been revealed at the time of first publication - check out the opening pages below, and join the discussion in the Energon Pub!

[quote]Hasbro Heroes Sourcebook
John Barber, Cullen Bunn, Sina Grace, & Various (w) • Robert Atkins, Guido Guidi, Paolo Villanelli & Various (a) • Marcelo Borstelmann (c)
From the pages of Transformers, G.I. Joe, Rom, M.A.S.K., Micronauts, Action Man, and Revolutionaries comes the ultimate guide to the heroic and villainous champions of Hasbro! The new post-Revolution universe's biggest movers and shakers from Acroyear to Zarana are all here with detailed bios and astonishing art by today's top talent! Plus, three back-up stories that expand upon the new lore of the shared universe; fantastic spreads of the bases of G.I. Joe, Optimus Prime, and the Micronauts; and if you look closely, hints of things to come!
TPB • FC • $17.99 • 144 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-099-4

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From today’s top creative talent!
Advance solicited for December release! [/quote]















Re: IDW Hasbro Universe - Full Preview for ROM the Spaceknight #14 (Final Issue) (1926259)
Posted by steve2275 on December 12th, 2017 @ 1:36am CST
i may get that trade
Re: IDW Hasbro Universe - Full Preview for ROM the Spaceknight #14 (Final Issue) (1926864)
Posted by Va'al on December 15th, 2017 @ 1:38pm CST
You may have been following the news accompanying the retitled GI Joe series in the current shared Hasbro Universe from IDW Publishing, and its early cancellation with issue three - you can read more about that story here, and we apologise for not covering it at the time, an official statement from IDW that will never fully come can be found in the CBR story by ways of Chris Ryall.

That said, Scarlett Strike Force #1 - the new title - does finally get a little touch of marketing, by ways of showing the usual first couple of pages on iTunes, the synopsis, and a cover - plus a fair amount of Skywarp that we were missing in the rest of the IDW Transformers titles. You can check it all out below, and let us know what you think in the Energon Pub discussion boards, before the release of the book itself in a couple of weeks!

[quote]They’ve fought back invasions from home and afar—now, they’re back on Earth, and ready to take on the wildest, weirdest threats out there! It’s Scarlett’s G.I. Joe team, the Strike Force, against a brand-new Cobra Commander, a revitalized Cobra, and everyone else trying to conquer Earth… or destroy it! Aubrey Sitterson (G.I. Joe, Street Fighter x G.I. Joe) is joined by superstar artist Nelson Daniel (Clue, Dungeons & Dragons) in The Best Action Comic Ever![/quote]





Re: IDW Hasbro Universe - Full Preview for ROM the Spaceknight #14 (Final Issue) (1926878)
Posted by Randomhero on December 15th, 2017 @ 3:24pm CST
I really hope Skywarp migrates over to Optimus Prime after issue three since it was canceled. We really need to have some kind confrontation and resolution with Thundercracker.
Re: IDW Hasbro Universe - Full Preview for ROM the Spaceknight #14 (Final Issue) (1926879)
Posted by Daniel Adkins on December 15th, 2017 @ 3:25pm CST
Scarlett's Strike Force getting cancelled is an utter crime.
Re: IDW Hasbro Universe - Full Preview for ROM the Spaceknight #14 (Final Issue) (1926885)
Posted by SG Roadbuster on December 15th, 2017 @ 4:34pm CST
good riddance.
Re: IDW Hasbro Universe - Full Preview for ROM the Spaceknight #14 (Final Issue) (1926890)
Posted by Coptur on December 15th, 2017 @ 5:09pm CST
Yep goodbye to bad rubbish
Re: IDW Hasbro Universe - Full Preview for ROM the Spaceknight #14 (Final Issue) (1926906)
Posted by Michael Alex Kawa on December 15th, 2017 @ 9:14pm CST
I just read the whole controversy about writer Aubrey Sitterson, and why fans "Hate" him and all.
And all I can say is this, a lot of comic book writers are self-indulged morons, trust me I know, Larry Hama is one that comes to mind, he has been rude to his fans (me included), treating them like nothing more than "moronic fan boys", that should just shut up and kiss the ground that he walks on, yet no one questions him.....well I did and I got my a** served to me by Mr. Hama himself. Anyways my point is this is a stupid reason to cancel a series, but I expect nothing less from IDW since this is not the first time they made a stupid decision.
Re: IDW Hasbro Universe - Full Preview for ROM the Spaceknight #14 (Final Issue) (1926943)
Posted by Coptur on December 16th, 2017 @ 4:13am CST
Michael I agree with on Larry Hama his writing style is dated and it's high time he left gijoe for some real fresh blood.
Re: IDW Hasbro Universe - Full Preview for ROM the Spaceknight #14 (Final Issue) (1926946)
Posted by partholon on December 16th, 2017 @ 5:21am CST
I was under the impression they weren't even going to release this now as the story won't end.

I wouldn't be buying it anyway as I'm not a joe fan but I can't see how this won't piss off casual fans who've no idea it's truncated.

Seems unprofessional IMO.

I Feel sorry for the artist as that's alot of work on his part , but sitterson has no one to blame but himself for his situation
Re: IDW Hasbro Universe - Full Preview for ROM the Spaceknight #14 (Final Issue) (1926953)
Posted by Randomhero on December 16th, 2017 @ 6:57am CST
Michael Alex Kawa wrote:I just read the whole controversy about writer Aubrey Sitterson, and why fans "Hate" him and all.
And all I can say is this, a lot of comic book writers are self-indulged morons, trust me I know, Larry Hama is one that comes to mind, he has been rude to his fans (me included), treating them like nothing more than "moronic fan boys", that should just shut up and kiss the ground that he walks on, yet no one questions him.....well I did and I got my a** served to me by Mr. Hama himself. Anyways my point is this is a stupid reason to cancel a series, but I expect nothing less from IDW since this is not the first time they made a stupid decision.



Their decision they said was due to low orders. That’s their statement whether you want to believe it or not but you weren’t part of the discussion or decision at IDW.
Re: IDW Hasbro Universe - Full Preview for ROM the Spaceknight #14 (Final Issue) (1927209)
Posted by jogunwarrior on December 18th, 2017 @ 1:04pm CST
Randomhero wrote:


Their decision they said was due to low orders. That’s their statement whether you want to believe it or not but you weren’t part of the discussion or decision at IDW.


I'm sure the low orders had quite a bit to do with. Many Joe fans I know were extremely vocal in their boycotting the IDW titles until the writer was removed/fired.
Re: IDW Hasbro Universe - Full Preview for ROM the Spaceknight #14 (Final Issue) (1927275)
Posted by Va'al on December 19th, 2017 @ 2:32am CST
We have a number of new comics previews for you this week, from all across the IDW Hasbro Universe. And we're starting with the first issue of the new combined series, that also takes place after the Revolution and First Strike events, featuring two franchises for the price of one - Rom & The Micronauts #1!

This first issue sets the ground for the collaboration and wider stage of the cosmic battles - but very much set on Earth so far - of the Solstar order and the Micronauts, facing the triple threat of Dire Wraiths, The Absence, and Baron Karza. Check it out below, and let us know if you'll branch out with this new series!

[quote]Rom & The Micronauts #1
Christos Gage (w) • Paolo Villanelli (a) • Richard Wentworth (c)
Baron Karza and D’rge, the Dire Wraith sorcerer, have joined forces to carry forward their equally malignant goals—Karza desires to conquer all of Microspace (again), while the Wraiths seek to awaken their Wraith God and conquer Earth! Now it’s up to Rom and the Micronauts to form their own alliance in order to stop the evil domination of two worlds! Christos Gage (Amazing Spider-Man, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Paolo Villanelli (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) team up to bring us this all-new adventure!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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An all-new Hasbro team-up event featuring your favorite Solstar Knight and the tiniest heroes around!
Written and illustrated by fan-favorite creators—writer Christos Gage and artist Paolo Villanelli!
Variant covers by Jeffrey Veregge, and Guy Dorian & Sal Buscema![/quote]













Re: IDW Hasbro Universe - Full Preview for ROM the Spaceknight #14 (Final Issue) (1927799)
Posted by Va'al on December 23rd, 2017 @ 7:32am CST
Coming at us from previous source of comics news Adventures in Poor Taste!, we have a full preview of the first of three issues of the shortly lived series that will be the continuation of GI Joe in the post-First Strike Hasbro Universe from IDW Publishing - Scarlett's Strike Force #1!

You can check out full synopsis, pages, cover and more below, including the significant sass that belongs all the Skywarp (who else) and let us know what you think in the Energon Pub discussion boards.

[quote]Scarlett’s Strike Force #1
Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Nelson Daniel (a & c)
They’ve fought back invasions from home and afar—now, they’re back on Earth, and ready to take on the wildest, weirdest threats out there! It’s Scarlett’s G.I. Joe team, the Strike Force, against a brand-new Cobra Commander, a revitalized Cobra, and everyone else trying to conquer Earth… or destroy it! Aubrey Sitterson (G.I. Joe, Street Fighter x G.I. Joe) is joined by superstar artist Nelson Daniel (Clue, Dungeons & Dragons) in The Best Action Comic Ever!
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! [/quote]













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