IDW Publishing Transformers Comics April 2015 Solicitations: Defensor, Devastator, Windblade & More

IDW Publishing Transformers Comics April 2015 Solicitations: Defensor, Devastator, Windblade & More

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 10:07am CST

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Our friends over at IDW Publishing have sent us the comics solicitations for their April 2015 releases, featuring not only the continuation of the two current ongoings The Transformers and More Than Meets the Eye, but also of Windblade as it takes its own component of Combiner Wars! We also get to look at some more Transformers vs G.I. Joe, and the possible cover of the seventh volume of what used to be called Robots in Disguise, collecting the pre-CW arc. Check them all out below, including our first look at CW Defensor, Devastator, and the various team members.

Transformers vs G.I. JOE #8
Tom Scioli & John Barber (w) • Scioli (a & c)
In the interplanetary war between the TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, anything can happen… and does.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99


Transformers News: IDW Publishing Transformers Comics April 2015 Solicitations: Defensor, Devastator, Windblade & More


Transformers vs G.I. Joe #8—Subscription Variant
Tom Scioli & John Barber (w) • Scioli (a) • Andy Suriano (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Action and excitement as only Tom Scioli can deliver!
• You won’t believe your eyes!
• Variant Cover by Artyon Trakhanov!


Transformers News: IDW Publishing Transformers Comics April 2015 Solicitations: Defensor, Devastator, Windblade & More


Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #40
James Roberts (w) • Brendan Cahill (a) • Alex Milne (c)
Having saved the universe—kind of—the Lost Light crew deal with the fallout in a manner befitting the gravity of the situation. Kind of.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99


Transformers News: IDW Publishing Transformers Comics April 2015 Solicitations: Defensor, Devastator, Windblade & More


Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #40—Subscription Variant
James Roberts (w) • Brendan Cahill (a) • Nick Roche (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• The march to issue 50 begins here!
• The critically acclaimed MTMTE continues its mind-blowing run!
• Variant Cover by Brendan Cahill


Transformers News: IDW Publishing Transformers Comics April 2015 Solicitations: Defensor, Devastator, Windblade & More


Transformers #40—Combiner Wars
John Barber (w) • Livio Ramondelli (a) • Casey W. Coller (c)
The COMBINERS have arrived! STARSCREAM wrestles for dominance with OPTIMUS PRIME as surprising reinforcements approach—from the Lost Light!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99


Transformers News: IDW Publishing Transformers Comics April 2015 Solicitations: Defensor, Devastator, Windblade & More


Transformers #40—Combiner Wars—Subscription Variant
John Barber (w) • Livio Ramondelli (a & c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Tying in with Hasbro’s 2015 Transformers: Generations toy line, this epic will be supported across multiple media platforms!
• Combiner Wars Part 2!
• Variant Hasbro Combiner Wars poster cover


Transformers News: IDW Publishing Transformers Comics April 2015 Solicitations: Defensor, Devastator, Windblade & More


Transformers: Windblade—Combiner Wars #2
Mairghread Scott (w) • Livio Ramondelli (a) • Casey W. Coller (c)
PROWL makes his move… and the galaxy will never be the same. Can WINDBLADE stand against the threat of the COMBINERS?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99


Transformers News: IDW Publishing Transformers Comics April 2015 Solicitations: Defensor, Devastator, Windblade & More


Transformers: Windblade—Combiner Wars #2—Subscription Variant
Mairghread Scott (w) • Livio Ramondelli (a & c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Combiner Wars Part 3!
• The biggest battle on CYBERTRON is about to get bigger!
• Variant Hasbro Combiner Wars poster cover


Transformers News: IDW Publishing Transformers Comics April 2015 Solicitations: Defensor, Devastator, Windblade & More


Transformers, Vol. 7
John Barber (w) • Sarah Stone, Livio Ramondelli, Andrew Griffith (a) • Casey W. Coller (c)
The secret origins of CYBERTRON’s golden age are revealed to OPTIMUS PRIME—and what he learns changes everything about the AUTOBOTS’ mission on Earth. Collects issues #33–38.
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 152 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-285-2

Bullet points:
• Robots in Disguise becomes The Transformers


Transformers News: IDW Publishing Transformers Comics April 2015 Solicitations: Defensor, Devastator, Windblade & More

Credit(s): IDW


This article was last modified on Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 12:09pm CST

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Re: IDW Publishing Transformers Comics April 2015 Solicitations: Defensor, Devastator, Windblade & More (1641534)
Posted by steve2275 on January 21st, 2015 @ 10:15am CST
sweet
Re: IDW Publishing Transformers Comics April 2015 Solicitations: Defensor, Devastator, Windblade & More (1641544)
Posted by mblase75 on January 21st, 2015 @ 10:43am CST
Defensor:

- has two road vehicles and an Alpha Bravo repaint for limbs
- has a torso that looks a lot like Superion's
- has to go toe-to-toe with Prowlstator?

It's starting to look like we won't get a new Bruticus after all....
Re: IDW Publishing Transformers Comics April 2015 Solicitations: Defensor, Devastator, Windblade & More (1641545)
Posted by Madeus Prime on January 21st, 2015 @ 10:43am CST
Defensor appears to the composed of 2/5 original molds. :-? I spy Breakdown as an arm (maybe Streetwise?), Alpha Bravo as Blades as an arm and Offroad as a leg (Rook or First Aid?)

Either way, these limb-bots look good enough to get the repaints of them, I'm excited. :D
Re: IDW Publishing Transformers Comics April 2015 Solicitations: Defensor, Devastator, Windblade & More (1641550)
Posted by steve2275 on January 21st, 2015 @ 10:59am CST
prowlvastator vs defensor? :D
Re: IDW Publishing Transformers Comics April 2015 Solicitations: Defensor, Devastator, Windblade & More (1641556)
Posted by ax255 on January 21st, 2015 @ 11:13am CST
The combiner on the bottom, with Devastator is not Defensor...There is clearly a picture of him alone.
The one on the bottom, that looks like its about to get dominated, looks like Bruticus...Same head style...same wing chest plate piece. Vortex is an arm, Swindle is an arm...and you don't see the rest. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: IDW Publishing Transformers Comics April 2015 Solicitations: Defensor, Devastator, Windblade & More (1641559)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on January 21st, 2015 @ 11:28am CST
Defensor and Devastator. Great, more fuel to the fire (Combiner Wars).

What makes everyone so sure that Hasbro would use the parts of Superion and Menasor for other combiners? :???:
Re: IDW Publishing Transformers Comics April 2015 Solicitations: Defensor, Devastator, Windblade & More (1641560)
Posted by ZeroWolf on January 21st, 2015 @ 11:36am CST
That's not swindle, looks like one of the Stunticons, in fact the helicopter looks to me to be alpha Bravo straight up. Looks just to be advertising the scramble city aspect of Combiner Wars then actually being a full combaticons (which I would prefer to come later on...which according to rumours may be the case since we're supposed to be getting the Autobots cars.
Re: IDW Publishing Transformers Comics April 2015 Solicitations: Defensor, Devastator, Windblade & More (1641563)
Posted by Starsaber468 on January 21st, 2015 @ 11:47am CST
The one th has prowstator in yhe back has a bruticus like chestplate
Re: IDW Publishing Transformers Comics April 2015 Solicitations: Defensor, Devastator, Windblade & More (1641573)
Posted by Noideaforaname on January 21st, 2015 @ 12:40pm CST
Hoverboardin' Tailgate! :lol:


steve2275 wrote:prowlvastator vs defensor? :D

Took me waaaaaaaay too long to figure out who was on that cover. One limb looks blue, another brown, a third green, no distinct vehicle parts and I'm just befuddled.
Re: IDW Publishing Transformers Comics April 2015 Solicitations: Defensor, Devastator, Windblade & More (1641574)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on January 21st, 2015 @ 12:52pm CST
Is it wrong I want at least one cover of combiner wars that's essentially the queen News of the World cover but with prowlastator?
Re: IDW Publishing Transformers Comics April 2015 Solicitations: Defensor, Devastator, Windblade & More (1641577)
Posted by CrankyOldTruck on January 21st, 2015 @ 12:58pm CST
Devastator versus Menasor. SWEET!
Re: IDW Publishing Transformers Comics April 2015 Solicitations: Defensor, Devastator, Windblade & More (1641657)
Posted by MaverickPrime on January 21st, 2015 @ 5:58pm CST
So, Alpha Bravo will indeed become Blades...I hope they at least give him a different head sculpt, because AB's head is totally First Aid's head, I don't care if he is a repaint or not, but please, PLEASE give him Alpha Bravo's(or a new) head!!!
If First Aid's body won't look like it has looked in MTMTE at least make it right with the proper noggin'
Also, I want all the combiners, but it's gonna cause me a personal conflict, because I don't want to feel like I'm replacing my GDO Hot Spot, I really like it :(
Re: IDW Publishing Transformers Comics April 2015 Solicitations: Defensor, Devastator, Windblade & More (1641663)
Posted by Optimizzy on January 21st, 2015 @ 6:40pm CST
Man. I am so pissed off that Defensor seems like a real possibility. I mean...come on Hasbro, leave me SOME of my money!!!
Re: IDW Publishing Transformers Comics April 2015 Solicitations: Defensor, Devastator, Windblade & More (1641680)
Posted by Emerje on January 21st, 2015 @ 7:54pm CST
ZeroWolf wrote:That's not swindle, looks like one of the Stunticons, in fact the helicopter looks to me to be alpha Bravo straight up. Looks just to be advertising the scramble city aspect of Combiner Wars then actually being a full combaticons (which I would prefer to come later on...which according to rumours may be the case since we're supposed to be getting the Autobots cars.


Well, it's a variant cover so it doesn't necessarily have to represent the comic 100%. I agree, it's not Bruticus, it's Dead End, Alpha Bravo, and Hot Spot with Defensor's "ears" overly exaggerated by the artist. If you look at the legs you can see they're Hot Spot's color blue. The chest shield may also be an exaggerated take on Menasor's (Black Jack's) from the CW figure.

Emerje
Re: IDW Publishing Transformers Comics April 2015 Solicitations: Defensor, Devastator, Windblade & More (1641688)
Posted by Zeek99g on January 21st, 2015 @ 8:43pm CST
Please help me out here as I have not been reading the comics, what is Prowlestator? :-(
Re: IDW Publishing Transformers Comics April 2015 Solicitations: Defensor, Devastator, Windblade & More (1641696)
Posted by GreenLantern of Cybertron on January 21st, 2015 @ 9:12pm CST
Thundercracker has a dog?!

Now I need a dog.
Re: IDW Publishing Transformers Comics April 2015 Solicitations: Defensor, Devastator, Windblade & More (1641776)
Posted by Twitchythe3rd on January 22nd, 2015 @ 1:20am CST
Zeek99g wrote:Please help me out here as I have not been reading the comics, what is Prowlestator? :-(


Scrapper is dead. Part of the Decepticon plot in the first story arc of RiD's run was Prowl being mind controlled and modified to become Devastator's new head. After Dark Cybertron the Constructicons threw their lot in with him since they melded minds and liked what they saw.
Re: IDW Publishing Transformers Comics April 2015 Solicitations: Defensor, Devastator, Windblade & More (1641780)
Posted by synapse on January 22nd, 2015 @ 1:39am CST
Va'al wrote:
Image


So, according to this pic, HotSpot would be like a hundred times as big as Windblade, right?
Re: IDW Publishing Transformers Comics April 2015 Solicitations: Defensor, Devastator, Windblade & More (1641782)
Posted by Va'al on January 22nd, 2015 @ 1:51am CST
synapse wrote:
Va'al wrote:
Image


So, according to this pic, HotSpot would be like a hundred times as big as Windblade, right?


I was under the impression of that being Defensor, what with the helicopter arm and truck leg, plus the Combiner Wars new hands with guns. :-?
Re: IDW Publishing Transformers Comics April 2015 Solicitations: Defensor, Devastator, Windblade & More (1641783)
Posted by synapse on January 22nd, 2015 @ 2:04am CST
Va'al wrote:
synapse wrote:
Va'al wrote:
Image


So, according to this pic, HotSpot would be like a hundred times as big as Windblade, right?


I was under the impression of that being Defensor, what with the helicopter arm and truck leg, plus the Combiner Wars new hands with guns. :-?


:BANG_HEAD:

OF COURSE that's Defensor, man. I mean the whole main torso is HotSpot. That means all the blue parts we see in that pic. All right, if you prefer: Defensor's torso would be like a hundred times as big as Windblade, right?

And then, when not combined, HotSpot is Optimus size at best.

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