IDW Optimus Prime #3 Casey Coller Variant Cover Reveals New Characters (Spoilers)

IDW Optimus Prime #3 Casey Coller Variant Cover Reveals New Characters (Spoilers)

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 10:48am CDT

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With an early look at the solicitations for future releases from IDW Publishing (because money means exclusives means money, of course), Comics Alliance reveals the Casey Coller Artist Edition variant cover the the third issue of new Transformers ongoing series Optimus Prime - and with it, the reveal of the inhabitants of the 'corkscrew spaceship' we've been seeing until now. To avoid spoilers, we're just posting the image below, but take a look and join the discussion in the Energon Pub!

Optimus Prime #3

John Barber (w) • Kei Zama (a & c)
An uneasy peace between Optimus Prime and the newly arrived Junkions is threatened by Soundwave’s discovery within their massive ship…
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Optimus Prime #3—Artist’s Edition Variant
John Barber (w) • Kei Zama (a) • Casey Coller (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
· Part of IDW’s Artist’s Edition Cover Month!
· Variant cover by Joana Lafuente!


Transformers News: IDW Optimus Prime #3 Casey Coller Variant Cover Reveals New Characters (Spoilers)

Transformers News: IDW Optimus Prime #3 Casey Coller Variant Cover Reveals New Characters (Spoilers)

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Re: IDW Optimus Prime #3 Casey Coller Variant Cover Reveals New Characters (Spoilers) (1834392)
Posted by Kurona on October 18th, 2016 @ 10:50am CDT
Oh hey, Wreck-Gar's finally here! Really gonna have to read autocracy and all that now.

Prowl's in this?
Re: IDW Optimus Prime #3 Casey Coller Variant Cover Reveals New Characters (Spoilers) (1834394)
Posted by Va'al on October 18th, 2016 @ 10:52am CDT
Kurona wrote:Oh hey, Wreck-Gar's finally here! Really gonna have to read autocracy and all that now.

Prowl's in this?


I think Zama's cover is just *°art°* without necessarily reflecting the story.

Then again, Prowl is everywhere.
Re: IDW Optimus Prime #3 Casey Coller Variant Cover Reveals New Characters (Spoilers) (1834408)
Posted by Randomhero on October 18th, 2016 @ 11:15am CDT
Weren't there Junkions in issue 4 or 5in RID wondering around outside Blurr's future bar?

John :what? No...no...those were Junk-o-bots...yeah...Junk-o-bots...

What about the junkions that we're in Heart of Darkness?

john: Junk-o-bots!!!
Re: IDW Optimus Prime #3 Casey Coller Variant Cover Reveals New Characters (Spoilers) (1834413)
Posted by EvasionModeBumblebee on October 18th, 2016 @ 11:24am CDT
Whoa, wait. . . Bumblebee is alive? If so, I'm going to have to start reading these!
Re: IDW Optimus Prime #3 Casey Coller Variant Cover Reveals New Characters (Spoilers) (1834415)
Posted by Windsweeper on October 18th, 2016 @ 11:32am CDT
Let's see...
Arcee
Wheeljack
Alpha Trion
Kup
Rattrap
Jetfire
Optimus Prime

And now Wreck Gar.

It's like Barber instinctively knows all the Transformers I hate and uses them. Oh and if the cover is right he'll be bringing back the always annoying Bumblebee.

Oh and he ruins the ones I like such as Prowl and Thundercracker.
Re: IDW Optimus Prime #3 Casey Coller Variant Cover Reveals New Characters (Spoilers) (1834416)
Posted by Kurona on October 18th, 2016 @ 11:33am CDT
EvasionModeBumblebee wrote:Whoa, wait. . . Bumblebee is alive? If so, I'm going to have to start reading these!

Nah he's dead. Starscream keeps talking to what is either a hallucination or a ghost of him though.
Re: IDW Optimus Prime #3 Casey Coller Variant Cover Reveals New Characters (Spoilers) (1834418)
Posted by YoungPrime on October 18th, 2016 @ 11:44am CDT
EvasionModeBumblebee wrote:Whoa, wait. . . Bumblebee is alive? If so, I'm going to have to start reading these!


No, he's still dead by my watch which is more the reason you should be supporting these books actually. Though I'm sure IDW will be forced to resurrect him by the time the crappy spinoff movie comes out, so I'll just enjoy things now while I still can.
Re: IDW Optimus Prime #3 Casey Coller Variant Cover Reveals New Characters (Spoilers) (1834419)
Posted by ScottyP on October 18th, 2016 @ 11:49am CDT
Something that makes Monstrosity and Primacy matter within the contintuity!? Neat.
Re: IDW Optimus Prime #3 Casey Coller Variant Cover Reveals New Characters (Spoilers) (1834421)
Posted by SG Roadbuster on October 18th, 2016 @ 11:58am CDT
1: Kei Zama's artwork is F%$#@ing Pretty, so glad IDW isn't letting Ramondelli ruin their books anymore.
2: Woooooo Wreck gar and the Junkions! and izzat....Nancy?
Re: IDW Optimus Prime #3 Casey Coller Variant Cover Reveals New Characters (Spoilers) (1834422)
Posted by Shot Put on October 18th, 2016 @ 11:59am CDT
Dr Va'al wrote:
Kurona wrote:Oh hey, Wreck-Gar's finally here! Really gonna have to read autocracy and all that now.

Prowl's in this?


I think Zama's cover is just *°art°* without necessarily reflecting the story.

Then again, Prowl is everywhere.


EvasionModeBumblebee wrote:Whoa, wait. . . Bumblebee is alive? If so, I'm going to have to start reading these!


It's been said for a while that we're getting pre-war flashbacks in this series, with Orion Pax's first meeting with Bumblebee in #2. Pretty sure this cover is just one of those flashbacks, as Bumblebee's alive again and they're suddenly on Cybertron.
Re: IDW Optimus Prime #3 Casey Coller Variant Cover Reveals New Characters (Spoilers) (1834423)
Posted by EvasionModeBumblebee on October 18th, 2016 @ 12:02pm CDT
Shot Put wrote:
Dr Va'al wrote:
Kurona wrote:Oh hey, Wreck-Gar's finally here! Really gonna have to read autocracy and all that now.

Prowl's in this?


I think Zama's cover is just *°art°* without necessarily reflecting the story.

Then again, Prowl is everywhere.


EvasionModeBumblebee wrote:Whoa, wait. . . Bumblebee is alive? If so, I'm going to have to start reading these!


It's been said for a while that we're getting pre-war flashbacks in this series, with Orion Pax's first meeting with Bumblebee in #2. Pretty sure this cover is just one of those flashbacks, as Bumblebee's alive again and they're suddenly on Cybertron.

Scrap. I had my hopes up for a minute there xD
Re: IDW Optimus Prime #3 Casey Coller Variant Cover Reveals New Characters (Spoilers) (1834430)
Posted by Randomhero on October 18th, 2016 @ 12:28pm CDT
Windsweeper wrote:Let's see...
Arcee
Wheeljack
Alpha Trion
Kup
Rattrap
Jetfire
Optimus Prime

And now Wreck Gar.

It's like Barber instinctively knows all the Transformers I hate and uses them. Oh and if the cover is right he'll be bringing back the always annoying Bumblebee.

Oh and he ruins the ones I like such as Prowl and Thundercracker.



Take a moment and actually look at the cover, optimus prowl and bumblebee are all in Cybertronian modes. The first arc going back in forth to the early days of the war.
Re: IDW Optimus Prime #3 Casey Coller Variant Cover Reveals New Characters (Spoilers) (1834452)
Posted by bluecatcinema on October 18th, 2016 @ 1:17pm CDT
Not quite who I was expecting, but an interesting turn of events either way.
Re: IDW Optimus Prime #3 Casey Coller Variant Cover Reveals New Characters (Spoilers) (1834485)
Posted by President-prime on October 18th, 2016 @ 3:28pm CDT
Did I mention the art work is awesome. Wow!!!
Re: IDW Optimus Prime #3 Casey Coller Variant Cover Reveals New Characters (Spoilers) (1834599)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 18th, 2016 @ 10:21pm CDT
Junkions? Wow, not what I was anticipating...

and now Monstrosity comes into play again...
Re: IDW Optimus Prime #3 Casey Coller Variant Cover Reveals New Characters (Spoilers) (1838533)
Posted by Va'al on November 2nd, 2016 @ 3:13pm CDT
We just got news from RIPT Apparel about their exclusive variant cover for the first issue of IDW's Optimus Prime #1 (due some point this November, according to schedule) - and it's a new Autobot-esque take on the traditional Shockwave Are All Dead cover, by Tim Lim!

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RIPT Apparel is excited to announce a special collaboration with IDW Publishing coming in November of 2016. With the inaugural debut of Optimus Prime in his first-ever solo on-going comic book, RIPT Apparel and artist Tim Lim decided to celebrate the occasion.

“This is really a pivotal moment in Transformers comics. The IDW universe has outlasted the original Marvel run at this point, and seeing a new character-focused book like Optimus Prime means these stories and characters can contend with other classic solo comics like Wolverine or Joker,” says Paul Friemel, CMO of RIPT Apparel. “We wanted to give Optimus his due by homaging what is debatably the most famous Transformers comic cover: Marvel’s Transformers #5’s ‘Are All Dead’ cover but with a good-guy twist.”

The illustration was executed by long-time RIPT Apparel contributor, Tim “Ninjaink” Lim. Tim has created hundreds of t-shirts over the past 5 years, but has been honing his talents for the comic industry with other exclusive comic covers for “Bebop & Rocksteady” “Back To the Future“, and “Street Fighter x GI Joe.”

“Tim was a dream to work with as always. He had some other awesome ideas for this cover that we weren’t able to get approved, but maybe life will find a way. There was a lot of debating what to finally put on the back wall behind Optimus,” added Paul.
Re: IDW Optimus Prime #3 Casey Coller Variant Cover Reveals New Characters (Spoilers) (1838535)
Posted by Kurona on November 2nd, 2016 @ 3:18pm CDT
"Optimus Prime are all one"
hmmm.
Re: IDW Optimus Prime #3 Casey Coller Variant Cover Reveals New Characters (Spoilers) (1838538)
Posted by o.supreme on November 2nd, 2016 @ 4:03pm CDT
See...a while back ago there was a Megatron/Refltcor cover paying tribute to the cover of Batman: The Killing Joke. It worked

This as an odd reference to Marvel's TF#5, I can think of at least 3 reasons off the top of my head why this doesn't work... /:)
Re: IDW Optimus Prime #3 Casey Coller Variant Cover Reveals New Characters (Spoilers) (1838544)
Posted by Va'al on November 2nd, 2016 @ 4:20pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:See...a while back ago there was a Megatron/Refltcor cover paying tribute to the cover of Batman: The Killing Joke. It worked


The never-to-be-sold Casey Coller cover, for All Hail Megatron. Yes. So good.

This as an odd reference to Marvel's TF#5, I can think of at least 3 reasons off the top of my head why this doesn't work... /:)


Why not, for you? :-?

I really quite like it actually! OP's new direction as fairly ruthless leader working for some sort of sense of right (is it though?) kinda works with the focused and emotionless Shockwave approach to things. In my view at least. This is, as the author said, a 'good guy spin' on the concept. :D
Re: IDW Optimus Prime #3 Casey Coller Variant Cover Reveals New Characters (Spoilers) (1838546)
Posted by o.supreme on November 2nd, 2016 @ 4:27pm CDT
ok...for me at least:

1. Optimus is still a hero, not a "bad guy", despite recent events
2. The phrase Is Till "ALL ARE ONE" not "ARE ALL ONE"...makes him seem somewhat illiterate in an attempt to copy the words from the cover of TF #5

3. Also if Optimus Prime "ARE ALL ONE" is there some sort of multiple personality disorder going on here?? :-?

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