IDW Transformers and Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for September 2018

Transformers News: IDW Transformers and Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for September 2018

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As it's the penultimate Wednesday of the month, we have the full IDW Publishing solicitations for their comics releases, this time for September 2018! Transformers are of course where we're focusing - though there is a stranded Hasbro Universe TPB in the form of MASK - and it appears the end of the continuity has been pushed to October, with the double-shipping plan over summer previously reported completely abandoned for now.

Also, we get more of a look at the Star Trek vs Transformers mini-series we reported on yesterday, with extra covers featuring the likes of Spock, McCoy, Sulu with Kirk and Lt. Arex from the Star Trek Animated series, some Klingons, Caitian Lt. M’ress, plus Optimus, Bumblebee, Windblade, Megatron, Starscream, and Reflector. All of this of course, alongside Optimus Prime, Lost Light, Unicron, and the Bumblebee movie prequel!



Transformers News: IDW Transformers and Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for September 2018

Transformers News: IDW Transformers and Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for September 2018


Transformers: Lost Light #24—Cover A: Nick Roche—SPOTLIGHT
James Roberts (w) •Brandon Cahill (a) • Nick Roche (c)
LAST STAND! All they wanted was an adventure. Now, as worlds turn to dust and every sacred truth is undone, as everything they’ve run from catches up with them and every gruesome future comes to pass, Rodimus and his loved ones just want it all to stop. But the end of the universe waits for no one, and so the survivors of the Lost Light must take up arms… for the very last time.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Lost Light #24—Cover B: Geoff Senior—SPOTLIGHT
James Roberts (w) • Jack Lawrence (a) • Geoff Senior (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
Only two issues left! Closing a story six years in the making!
Don’t miss the B cover by beloved Transformers artist Geoff Senior!
Black & White variant cover by Jack Lawrence!


Transformers News: IDW Transformers and Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for September 2018


Optimus Prime #24—Cover A: Kei Zama—SPOTLIGHT
John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a) • Kei Zama (c)
YOUTH IN REVOLT! As Unicron approaches, Optimus Prime’s colonist soldiers take matters into their own hands. With Autobot forces spread thin, will anybody stand in their way? And—more importantly—SHOULD anybody stop them?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Optimus Prime #24—Cover B: Andrew Griffith—SPOTLIGHT
John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a & c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
Ties in to the Unicron event!
Part of the summer of Transformers—all building up to the end of the universe as we know it!
The penultimate issue before the conclusion you have to see to believe!
Black & white variant cover by Kei Zama!


Transformers News: IDW Transformers and Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for September 2018

Transformers News: IDW Transformers and Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for September 2018


Transformers: Unicron #5 (of 6)—Cover A: Alex Milne—SPOTLIGHT
John Barber (w) • Alex Milne (a & c)
THE END IS HERE! The Transformers bots make one last, desperate stand against Unicron, as Optimus Prime plunges deep into the monster—and into the dark history that spawned them both.
FC • 32 pages • $4.99

Transformers: Unicron #5 (of 6)—Cover B: James Raiz—SPOTLIGHT
John Barber (w) • Alex Milne (a) • James Raiz (c)
FC • 32 pages • $4.99

Bullet points:
The final battle rages as Unicron attacks the Earth!
Jam-packed with guest stars in a battle for survival—but will anyone make it out alive?
Variant covers by Fico Ossio and Francesco Francavilla!



Transformers News: IDW Transformers and Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for September 2018


Transformers: Bumblebee Movie Prequel #4 (of 4)—Cover A: Andrew Griffith
John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a & c)
In 1960s England, Bumblebee and his super-spy allies infiltrate the Decepticons’ clandestine island headquarters. Is it a trap? Of course it’s a trap. But in the high-stakes game of counterintelligence, who’s trapping who?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Bumblebee Movie Prequel #4 (of 4)—Cover B: Fico Ossio
John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a)• Fico Ossio (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
The prequel to the new Bumblebee film (coming this winter), geared toward a younger audience!
Sometimes serious, sometimes campy action spy adventure for fans of James Bond or Mission Impossible!
Black & white variant cover by Andrew Griffith!


Transformers News: IDW Transformers and Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for September 2018


Transformers: Bumblebee Movie Prequel: From Cybertron with Love—SPOTLIGHT
John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a) • Sara Pitre-Durocher (c)
Fan-favorite Autobot Bumblebee is recruited for a top secret mission, and 1960s London won't know what hit it when this robot in disguise goes undercover. It's high-tech, high-octane, high-clearance spy hijinks in.... From Cybertron with Love.

Some call him Goldfender, but the name's Bee... Bumblebee. On loan to MI6 and teamed with a human partner, Bee's trapped in the middle of a Cold War plot to disrupt British Secret Intelligence. But when their base is destroyed from within, it's up to Bee to discover if there's a traitor in their midst...and, in the spy world, allegiances can change just as easily as a Cybertronian. Collects issues #1-4!
TPB • FC • $14.99 • 96 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-229-5

Bullet points:
Advance solicited for October release!
The official prequel to the new Bumblebee film, in theaters December 2018.



CROSSOVER

Transformers News: IDW Transformers and Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for September 2018

Transformers News: IDW Transformers and Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for September 2018

Transformers News: IDW Transformers and Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for September 2018

Transformers News: IDW Transformers and Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for September 2018


Star Trek vs. Transformers #1 (of 4)—Cover A: Philip Murphy—GEM OF THE MONTH
John Barber & Mike Johnson (w) • Philip Murphy (a & c)
The Transformers ‘80s cartoon series meets Star Trek: The Animated Series in a no-holds-barred Saturday Morning mash-up for the ages!

At the edge of Klingon space, the Starship Enterprise finds there's more to the final frontier than meets the eye, when Kirk and his crew come face to face with the strangest life forms of all: Cybertronians! This unprecedented crossover brings together two of the greatest science fiction universes of all time—in the style of their classic animated series! A five-year mission meets a four-million-year war!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Trek vs. Transformers #1 (of 4)—Cover B: Philip Murphy—GEM OF THE MONTH
John Barber & Mike Johnson (w) • Philip Murphy (a & c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
Written by two titans of their respective properties, John Barber (Optimus Prime, Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Transformers: Bumblebee Movie Prequel) and Mike Johnson (the most prolific Star Trek comic book writer of ALL TIME!)!
Philip Murphy’s A & B covers connect to form an amazing heroes and villains image!
Don’t miss two amazing R.I. covers from Paulina Ganucheau (Zodiac Starforce, Shade the Changing Girl) and Eisner Award-winning artist Derek Charm!


Transformers News: IDW Transformers and Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for September 2018



HASBRO UNIVERSE

M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand: Riding V.E.N.O.M.’s Trail
Brandon Easton (w) • Tony Vargas, Juan Samu, Drew Moss, Andrew Griffith (a) • Artyom Trakhanov (c)
M.A.S.K.: the special ops team that streaks into the dangerous landscape of dark wars, high intrigue, and non-stop action to stop the impossible threat of Miles Mayhem and his black ops squadron, V.E.N.O.M.

An untested Matt Trakker must lead M.A.S.K. through a complex new world order where nothing is as it seems! Plus, the origin of V.E.N.O.M.! Trakker goes on a solo mission to identify new recruits and, along the way, he crosses paths with Dr. Mindbender, who instructs him on the art of leadership and manipulation. Collects the M.A.S.K. Revolution one-shot, all 10 issues of the series, and the 2017 Annual.
TPB • FC • $29.99 • 296 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-341-4

Bullet points:
Advance solicited for October release!
Winner of two 2017 Glyph Awards: Best Male Character and Fan Award for Best Work!
Credit(s): IDW
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Re: IDW Transformers and Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for September 2018 (1965774)
Posted by Randomhero on June 20th, 2018 @ 10:30am CDT
Well there’s the unicron minions everyone’s been wondering about. Dire wraiths
Re: IDW Transformers and Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for September 2018 (1965777)
Posted by That_Guy on June 20th, 2018 @ 10:51am CDT
Interesting, I see RiD Strongarm in that cover for the OP issue. Was she shown in any of the other issues prior? Seems late in the game to bring in some players from other universes.
Re: IDW Transformers and Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for September 2018 (1965782)
Posted by Flashwave on June 20th, 2018 @ 11:04am CDT
Alright, who is the Lion lady in the Star Trek cross over?

Interesting, so the New U kicks off with MASK.

Those Bumblebee stories look like fun. "Goldfender." Heh.

That_Guy wrote:Interesting, I see RiD Strongarm in that cover for the OP issue. Was she shown in any of the other issues prior? Seems late in the game to bring in some players fr2om other universes.

She makes a Cameo at the very end of Wreckquiem, but basically, No.
Re: IDW Transformers and Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for September 2018 (1965784)
Posted by That_Guy on June 20th, 2018 @ 11:08am CDT
Flashwave wrote:Alright, who is the Lion lady in the Star Trek cross over?

Interesting, so the New U kicks off with MASK.

Those Bumblebee stories look like fun. "Goldfender." Heh.

That_Guy wrote:Interesting, I see RiD Strongarm in that cover for the OP issue. Was she shown in any of the other issues prior? Seems late in the game to bring in some players fr2om other universes.

She makes a Cameo at the very end of Wreckquiem, but basically, No.



She is actually a main character in the Star Trek Animated Series. M'Ress, she was in engineering. Animated series used a lot of different aliens for the crew.
Re: IDW Transformers and Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for September 2018 (1965787)
Posted by ZeroWolf on June 20th, 2018 @ 11:26am CDT
Flashwave wrote:Alright, who is the Lion lady in the Star Trek cross over?

Interesting, so the New U kicks off with MASK.

Those Bumblebee stories look like fun. "Goldfender." Heh.

That_Guy wrote:Interesting, I see RiD Strongarm in that cover for the OP issue. Was she shown in any of the other issues prior? Seems late in the game to bring in some players fr2om other universes.

She makes a Cameo at the very end of Wreckquiem, but basically, No.

Sorry to burst your bubble flashwave but the mask book is a collection of the previous mask series as it says. Idw are being tight lipped on what will kick off the new continuity.

So dire wraiths are working with unicron? Makes sense I guess, though I would have preferred the blendtrons but what can you do?
Re: IDW Transformers and Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for September 2018 (1965789)
Posted by Flashwave on June 20th, 2018 @ 11:29am CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:
Flashwave wrote:Alright, who is the Lion lady in the Star Trek cross over?

Interesting, so the New U kicks off with MASK.

Those Bumblebee stories look like fun. "Goldfender." Heh.

That_Guy wrote:Interesting, I see RiD Strongarm in that cover for the OP issue. Was she shown in any of the other issues prior? Seems late in the game to bring in some players fr2om other universes.

She makes a Cameo at the very end of Wreckquiem, but basically, No.

Sorry to burst your bubble flashwave but the mask book is a collection of the previous mask series as it says. Idw are being tight lipped on what will kick off the new continuity.

So dire wraiths are working with unicron? Makes sense I guess, though I would have preferred the blendtrons but what can you do?

#-o

I missed that. Darn. Part of me thinks that starting the Hasbroverse, or at least Earth with sonething other than Transformers would be beneficial to the expanded. Guess I let hopes get ahead of myself.
Re: IDW Transformers and Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for September 2018 (1965795)
Posted by dragons on June 20th, 2018 @ 12:05pm CDT
never saw star trek cartoon but its dissapointing klingons look human and not what worf loko like i will pick up series regardless

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Re: IDW Transformers and Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for September 2018 (1965797)
Posted by Flashwave on June 20th, 2018 @ 12:14pm CDT
dragons wrote:never saw star trek cartoon but its dissapointing klingons look human and not what worf loko like i will pick up series regardless

Image
Thats OG Klingons though before someone bothered with a Makeup Department or something. Technically faithful, but to be honest they look like the guy from Stargate that had the brass bulls eye on his forehead and not Klingons
Re: IDW Transformers and Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for September 2018 (1965832)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on June 20th, 2018 @ 5:07pm CDT
The OP cover is really nice. Glad to see Strongarm make a cover of a "G1" comic! So glad to see more of those characters get absorbed into the wider multiverse like this.
Re: IDW Transformers and Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for September 2018 (1965848)
Posted by Nexus Knight on June 20th, 2018 @ 6:48pm CDT
Flashwave wrote:
dragons wrote:never saw star trek cartoon but its dissapointing klingons look human and not what worf loko like i will pick up series regardless

Image
Thats OG Klingons though before someone bothered with a Makeup Department or something. Technically faithful, but to be honest they look like the guy from Stargate that had the brass bulls eye on his forehead and not Klingons


Technically, I think Next Gen and beyond is what Roddenberry (Star Trek's creator for those who don't know) is what he had envisioned. Star Trek had a make ups department... just one on a show with a low budget. IMO, IDW should have gone with the now more recognizable design, but it would also be nice to have Chekov as well. Can't have everything we want (especially since I about died with glee when I saw this news yesterday :-D ).
Re: IDW Transformers and Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for September 2018 (1965853)
Posted by Randomhero on June 20th, 2018 @ 8:12pm CDT
Nexus Knight wrote:
Flashwave wrote:
dragons wrote:never saw star trek cartoon but its dissapointing klingons look human and not what worf loko like i will pick up series regardless

Image
Thats OG Klingons though before someone bothered with a Makeup Department or something. Technically faithful, but to be honest they look like the guy from Stargate that had the brass bulls eye on his forehead and not Klingons


Technically, I think Next Gen and beyond is what Roddenberry (Star Trek's creator for those who don't know) is what he had envisioned. Star Trek had a make ups department... just one on a show with a low budget. IMO, IDW should have gone with the now more recognizable design, but it would also be nice to have Chekov as well. Can't have everything we want (especially since I about died with glee when I saw this news yesterday :-D ).



Than by your standard of making the characters more recognizable we’d be having the evergreen or movie designs because they have become the more recognizable designs or the attempt but you’re missing the point. This is not crossing over with the live action stuff of Star Trek it’s crossing over with the cartoon.
Re: IDW Transformers and Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for September 2018 (1965879)
Posted by WreckerJack on June 21st, 2018 @ 2:46am CDT
Ok, Unicron 5 looks interesting to me. Let me make a mental note to pre-order issue 1 because it should be in shops by July 11 and I don't wanna fall behind. (Gotta call the comic store and make sure that my copy of LL18 is on it's way too).
Re: IDW Transformers and Hasbro Universe Comics Solicitations for September 2018 (1965889)
Posted by Coptur on June 21st, 2018 @ 5:18am CDT
Randomhero wrote:
Nexus Knight wrote:
Flashwave wrote:
dragons wrote:
Than by your standard of making the characters more recognizable we’d be having the evergreen or movie designs because they have become the more recognizable designs or the attempt but you’re missing the point. This is not crossing over with the live action stuff of Star Trek it’s crossing over with the cartoon.


It'll be a fun non-canon comic for both G1 and TAS. The Klingons looking TMP/TNG wouldn't make sense in the time frame of TOS which covering in both DS9 and ENT.

IDW would be silly not to get the first animated appearance of Chekov in this story and i'm loving that Reflector could be a main character in this story. :D

I do think Powerglide, Cosmos, Skyfire, Sideswipe with rocket pack, Tracks, Devcon and maybe even Swoop would've been better flier choices over Windblade but it is what it is (maybe even a 2nd animated appearance for the other fembots)

only for those they may not know what each acronym meant ;)^
G1 - Generation One
TAS - Star Trek The Animated Series
TMP - Star Trek The Motion Picture
TNG - Star Trek The Next Generation
DS9 - Star Trek Deep Space Nine
ENT - Star Trek Enterpirse

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