IDW M.A.S.K. #3 Artist Edition Grimlock Variant Cover by Ron Joseph

IDW M.A.S.K. #3 Artist Edition Grimlock Variant Cover by Ron Joseph

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We all know that a number of new IDW Publishing comics came out of the Revolution crossover event, involving a whole scoopful of Hasbro licensed properties - we cover Revolutionaries and GI Joe regularly, given their ties to the Transformers, but there is also ROM the SpaceKnight, Micronauts, and MASK who take a bit of a backburner on the Hasbro Universe material, though still carry some mythos elements with them as part of Reconstruction and probably the upcoming Earthwar.

The long preamble is to introduce a pretty cool variant cover for M.A.S.K. #3, artist edition by Ron Joseph, featuring Dinobot Grimlock! Who does not appear in the issue. As the cover says. Check it out below nonetheless!

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Re: IDW M.A.S.K. #3 Artist Edition Grimlock Variant Cover by Ron Joseph (1863238)
Posted by BumbleDouche on February 27th, 2017 @ 6:17am CST
Under sub-section 11(3) of the Autobot Code (Appendix D: Entertainment), it is an offense to feature on the cover of a publication a character who does not appear therein.

Somebody call Magnus so he can punish IDW!
Re: IDW M.A.S.K. #3 Artist Edition Grimlock Variant Cover by Ron Joseph (1863299)
Posted by VanOscuro on February 27th, 2017 @ 4:12pm CST
Why is he on a cover if he's not in the story?
Re: IDW M.A.S.K. #3 Artist Edition Grimlock Variant Cover by Ron Joseph (1864863)
Posted by Va'al on March 7th, 2017 @ 2:57am CST
Out this Wednesday with IDW Publishing is the paperback collecting the tie-in stories to the Hasbro Universe crossover event Revolution - or at least, all the ones not containing too many Transformers: Action Man, MASK, GI Joe, Micronauts and Rom the Spaceknight, all under the name Revolution: Heroes. Check out the opening pages below, and head to our database for more info!

Revolution: Heroes
Brandon Easton, Cullen Bunn, Chris Ryall, Christos Gage, Aubrey Sitterson, John Barber (w) • Tony Vargas, Chris Panda, Ron Joseph, Giannis Milonogiannis, Paolo Villanelli (a) • Brandon Peterson (c)
The Revolution spreads across the world of M.A.S.K., Micronauts, Rom, G.I. JOE, and Action Man! The origin of M.A.S.K.! The Micronauts make a HUGE discovery that will transform everything! The Dire Wraiths stalk a lone stranger! G.I. JOE is back, led by Scarlett and joining the fray! And, the U.K.’s top field agent tracks down the mystery of ORE-13! Collects the M.A.S.K., Micronauts, Rom, G.I. JOE, and Action Man Revolution One-Shots.
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 120 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-841-0

Bullet points:
IDW’S biggest event continues with this collection of heroes tales from REVOLUTION!


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Re: IDW M.A.S.K. #3 Artist Edition Grimlock Variant Cover by Ron Joseph (1864864)
Posted by Va'al on March 7th, 2017 @ 2:58am CST
The second collected trade out this week from IDW Publishing is the Transformers-related Revolution tie-ins, plus the one leftover book from the previous year - the Holiday Special 2015! Check out a preview of the trade below, and head to our database for more info on each story.

Revolution: Transformers—SPOTLIGHT
Mairghread Scott, James Roberts, John Barber, Nick Roche (w) • Andrew Griffith, Naoto Tsushima, Alex Milne, Corin Howell, Kotteri, Josh Burcham (a) • Marcelo Matere (c)
The Revolution continues in The Transformers! Thundercracker and Buster save the World! A White House under siege by Dire Wraiths! Windblade on Earth! And a date with destiny for Krok, Crankcase, Fulcrum, Spinister, and Misfire! Collects The Transformers, More Than Meets The Eye, and Till All Are One Revolution One-Shots plus the 2015 Holiday Special.
TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-842-7

Bullet points:
Don’t miss the REVOLUTION. All TRANSFORMERS stories are collected here!


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Re: IDW M.A.S.K. #3 Artist Edition Grimlock Variant Cover by Ron Joseph (1864877)
Posted by Kurona on March 7th, 2017 @ 4:06am CST
Revolution: Transformers is highly, highly recommended and easily the best thing to come out of Revolution. Thundercracker's story is short and sweet and kinda shows how far the character's come... and then MTMTE: Revolution is a hilarious deconstruction and satire of franchise crossovers and brand recognition.
Re: IDW M.A.S.K. #3 Artist Edition Grimlock Variant Cover by Ron Joseph (1864897)
Posted by dragons on March 7th, 2017 @ 7:15am CST
Mostly be buying this for
Transformers crossover transformers, gijoe crossovers changes things up for time to time fan of action man and mask
Re: IDW M.A.S.K. #3 Artist Edition Grimlock Variant Cover by Ron Joseph (1865042)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on March 7th, 2017 @ 6:37pm CST
The Transformers Revolution Spotlight is the only comic I'm buying from Revolution. The rest was atrocious and I'm not a fan of anything other than Action Man really.
Re: IDW M.A.S.K. #3 Artist Edition Grimlock Variant Cover by Ron Joseph (1865149)
Posted by Amelie on March 8th, 2017 @ 9:06am CST
Va'al wrote:

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I'd love the Scarlett part of this cover as a poster.
Re: IDW M.A.S.K. #3 Artist Edition Grimlock Variant Cover by Ron Joseph (1866417)
Posted by Va'al on March 14th, 2017 @ 4:30am CDT
We may not be offering full coverage of the Hasbro Universe over at IDW, but some aspects will necessarily come up - like Revolutionaries, with Blackrock and Kup, and in the case of this post, G.I. Joe (The Crown Jewel of the Hasbro Universe - TCJHU), as Skywarp in not only on the cover, but also part of the team! Check out a preview below of issue #3 of the new ongoing (TCJHU), and check out our database entries for more info about the series so far.

G.I. JOE #3
Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Giannis Milonogiannis (a) • Aaron Conley (c)
Roadblock and the Joe field team set out to free Inner Mongolia from the grip of the Dreadnoks and Crystal Ball's eldritch abilities, as Lady Jaye & Gung-Ho run up against a familiar enemy in Athens. Plus, a startling revelation about one of the Joe team's oldest, most revered members–one that changes absolutely everything!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
Spinning directly out of the events of IDW’s Revolution event!
It's the Crown Jewel of the Hasbro Universe, from the critically acclaimed creative team of Aubrey Sitterson and Giannis Milonogiannis!
Variant cover by Brandon Graham!


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Re: IDW M.A.S.K. #3 Artist Edition Grimlock Variant Cover by Ron Joseph (1866418)
Posted by Va'al on March 14th, 2017 @ 4:36am CDT
Similarly to the Crown Jewel of the Hasbro Universe, M.A.S.K. is part of this new shared world over on at IDW Publishing, and the technology they use is part of Cybertronian tech too - and there is a special robot guest in the 2017 annual of the Mobile Armored Strike Kommand team, and art by Transformers star Andrew Griffith. Check out a preview below, and check our database if you're curious about the series!

M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand Annual #1
David A. Rodriguez (w) • Andrew Griffith (a & c)
The M.A.S.K and G.I. Joe teams are put to the ultimate test as they join forces in a desperate, world-spanning, quest to keep V.E.N.O.M from harnessing the power of a stolen meteorite before its strange power can be used to dominate the world!
FC • 48 pages • $7.99

Bullet points:
The Annual Offensive is here!
Re-imagining the original television pilot, “The Deathstone”, for the new comic book age!
The origin of Cliff Dagger revealed!


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Re: IDW M.A.S.K. #3 Artist Edition Grimlock Variant Cover by Ron Joseph (1866424)
Posted by ScottyP on March 14th, 2017 @ 6:23am CDT
TCJHU? I chuckled, well done :MATTEL:
Re: IDW M.A.S.K. #3 Artist Edition Grimlock Variant Cover by Ron Joseph (1866426)
Posted by Randomhero on March 14th, 2017 @ 6:48am CDT
Well it's nice to see Astrotrain made it back to Esther alive...kinda...sorta...maybe
Re: IDW M.A.S.K. #3 Artist Edition Grimlock Variant Cover by Ron Joseph (1866434)
Posted by YoungPrime on March 14th, 2017 @ 8:12am CDT
..........I hate these Transformer crossovers with books that only have humans. The premise is always the same.

-Heroic Autobots going out of their way to save stupid, ungrateful, humans.

-Decepticons with ongoing connection with humans become big dumb oafs who have turned a new leaf.

OR

-Sunstreaker, Ramjet, Dirge, Blitzwing, SkyWarp and now Astrotrain becoming some uninteresting human Tyrant or boring team of human's new pet weapon's plot, in order to...blah, blah, blah!

I get that it's Earth and you can't rule out humans completely but this was crap that put people off during Costa's era, making RID and MTMTE based on cybertron and outer space a breath of fresh air.

Now they're back on Earth and overdoing it with crossovers with human characters I couldn't care less about killing or picking apart popular Autobots and Decepticons characters I actually do like!
Re: IDW M.A.S.K. #3 Artist Edition Grimlock Variant Cover by Ron Joseph (1866436)
Posted by Kurona on March 14th, 2017 @ 8:22am CDT
To be fair Sunstorm died on Cybertron. Shame, really.

And while I generally share the same view a lot of the time, I actually feel that RiD/Transformers/OP is handling things in a very interesting way since there are humans who are legitimately in favour of Optimus and the Autobots... and those that do have concerns mostly have them for very good reasons considering both AHM and the sort of person Optimus has become and is becoming.

The biggest problem has been just how forceful the Revolution event was, but I think OP has handled it in the best way so far - essentially just using G.I.Joe as a way to give some identity to the military that inevitably gets involved; and absorbing their own staple human characters (Talon, Spike etc.) into those G.I. Joe ranks along with a couple actually established Joes. It makes it feel less like a forced crossover and more just, "this is what our military interacting with Optimus is like now and you can find out more about them in their own book".

At least it doesn't feel the need to have Jetfire or Stormclash say "Look, guys! We've got the CROWN JEWEL OF THE HASBRO UNIVERSE incoming!"
Re: IDW M.A.S.K. #3 Artist Edition Grimlock Variant Cover by Ron Joseph (1866437)
Posted by Va'al on March 14th, 2017 @ 8:25am CDT
Kurona wrote:At least it doesn't feel the need to have Jetfire or Stormclash say "Look, guys! We've got the CROWN JEWEL OF THE HASBRO UNIVERSE incoming!"


Just you wait.
Re: IDW M.A.S.K. #3 Artist Edition Grimlock Variant Cover by Ron Joseph (1866451)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 14th, 2017 @ 9:11am CDT
Va'al wrote:We may not be offering full coverage of the Hasbro Universe over at IDW,
Thankfully we have the IDW Hasbro Wiki to help out with that. ;)^
Re: IDW M.A.S.K. #3 Artist Edition Grimlock Variant Cover by Ron Joseph (1866459)
Posted by Amelie on March 14th, 2017 @ 9:55am CDT
I can't say I'm at all happy about the whole Hasbro Universe being one thing. I really have an intense dislike for ROM, M.A.S.K and Micronauts and can't say I'm in love with GI Joe enough to want it in my Transformers, either.

Though I'm of a similar disposition when it comes to a lot of other comic books as well - once things become a cooking pot of several titles it just feels like any suspension of disbelief gets tossed out the window as a merry-go-round of heroes carousel around the story.
Re: IDW M.A.S.K. #3 Artist Edition Grimlock Variant Cover by Ron Joseph (1866464)
Posted by YoungPrime on March 14th, 2017 @ 10:24am CDT
Amelie wrote:I can't say I'm at all happy about the whole Hasbro Universe being one thing. I really have an intense dislike for ROM, M.A.S.K and Micronauts and can't say I'm in love with GI Joe enough to want it in my Transformers, either.

Though I'm of a similar disposition when it comes to a lot of other comic books as well - once things become a cooking pot of several titles it just feels like any suspension of disbelief gets tossed out the window as a merry-go-round of heroes carousel around the story.


This!!!!

;)^
Re: IDW M.A.S.K. #3 Artist Edition Grimlock Variant Cover by Ron Joseph (1866485)
Posted by Va'al on March 14th, 2017 @ 11:42am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Va'al wrote:We may not be offering full coverage of the Hasbro Universe over at IDW,
Thankfully we have the IDW Hasbro Wiki to help out with that. ;)^


You misunderstand. We have a database with everything in it, I just cannot be arsed to review all of it because it really isn't good enough to warrant it.

It's just not worth any effort.
Re: IDW M.A.S.K. #3 Artist Edition Grimlock Variant Cover by Ron Joseph (1866514)
Posted by jogunwarrior on March 14th, 2017 @ 1:03pm CDT
I haven't read an IDW GI Joe comic in a long time and this preview reminds me why. Utter garbage.

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