IDW Transformers: Unicron #1 & #2 Second Printing and Cover Variants

IDW Transformers: Unicron #1 & #2 Second Printing and Cover Variants

Saturday, August 11th, 2018 3:55am CDT

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Directly from IDW Publishing on Twitter, we have news that the first two issues of the last mini series in this narrative continuity - the Transformers: Unicron six issue title - have reached a second publishing threshold, thanks to being sold out at distributor level!

A useful reminder, as ScottyP phrased it, is that this means that direct market distribution company Diamond had no more copies to send retailers placing new orders, not that all issues currently in shops have been sold out. Nevertheless, take a look at the special variant covers, mixing line art and colours, for Unicron #1 and Unicron #2 below, and read our reviews for the issues respectively here and here.

#Transformers: Unicron #1 & #2 have sold-out at the distributor level. To meet fan demand, second printings will begin immediately, Autobot-lovers can expect them in stores on September 12th. JUN188803: TRANSFORMERS UNICRON #1 2ND PTG JUN188804: TRANSFORMERS UNICRON #2 2ND PTG


Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Unicron #1 & #2 Second Printing and Cover Variants

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Unicron #1 & #2 Second Printing and Cover Variants

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Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron #1 & #2 Second Printing and Cover Variants (1978015)
Posted by Ironhidensh on August 11th, 2018 @ 7:03pm CDT
Just broke down and read 1 - 3. I was going to wait till the main series concluded, but realized Op and Unicron have reached a point of over lap.


Damn, can some body make up their mind on Starscream's characterization?


Over than that, I don't really know what to feel, other than Arcee could have saved a lot of trouble if she started sharing memories just a little sooner
Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron #1 & #2 Second Printing and Cover Variants (1978065)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on August 12th, 2018 @ 3:00am CDT
Back from Hospital hiatus once more. I wanted to hold off commenting until I read #3 (it was a little late).
Why does Unicron always do less when he transforms? I think they could have at least kept him in Planet Mode until issue 4 (of 6). It's not like Transforming him now has actually added anything to the story? In Planet Mode he was an approaching threat, in Bot Mode he is just ...lurking?

Plus the (I assume) Transformation homage to The Movie in issue 2 was really weak. It wasn't a static scene, so the translation to panels just doesn't pop in the same way.

The whole fate of the Decepticon armada really seemed to have been ill-conceived too. I had to look up on the Wiki just what actually happened in issue 2, as it didn't make any sense by panel alone. The visuals didn't really convey what had happened in any meaningful way. Which continues into issue 3 as, by the dialogue, they look "so different" yet on the page.. a little more dented??
A clearer art style would have benefited the action scenes too. Like EJ Su or Nick Roche, as going into issue 3 I'm starting to find the art distractingly overly detailed IE from the very first panel. Coupled with the point I've made before concering the OP/LL casts, wherein there are too many characters with the same colour palette and visual cues.
Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron #1 & #2 Second Printing and Cover Variants (1978509)
Posted by Big Grim on August 14th, 2018 @ 9:54am CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:Why didn't Unicron kill bludgeon or convert him like the others straight away.

Maybe there's some kinda side effect from the Pretender process he underwent. Possibly the same regarding Monstructor being such a peculiar creation of entropy.
Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron #1 & #2 Second Printing and Cover Variants (1978660)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on August 15th, 2018 @ 9:43am CDT
As an aside, did they ever give a reason how Bludgeon recovered from his fate Stormbringer? Or was it just dismissed as "Jhiaxus fixed him, off-panel"?
Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron #1 & #2 Second Printing and Cover Variants (1978665)
Posted by ZeroWolf on August 15th, 2018 @ 9:54am CDT
I'm trying to remember his next appearance after stormbringer...was it redemption of the Dinobots? Or was it Dark Cybertron?
Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron #1 & #2 Second Printing and Cover Variants (1978671)
Posted by Ms. Trebuchette on August 15th, 2018 @ 10:09am CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:I'm trying to remember his next appearance after stormbringer...was it redemption of the Dinobots? Or was it Dark Cybertron?


His next appearance was annoying Orion on LV-117 in Syndromica (during RID S1)
Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron #1 & #2 Second Printing and Cover Variants (1978710)
Posted by Big Grim on August 15th, 2018 @ 12:28pm CDT
Pretty sure it was an "Oh look! There's a cogent Bludgeon! Never mind how he got better!"
Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron #1 & #2 Second Printing and Cover Variants (1978711)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on August 15th, 2018 @ 12:47pm CDT
I see. I thought as much. It's funny that Furman seemed to treat a lot of the old concepts as 'one & done' in early IDWverse. Stormbringer seemed like the only story he intended for the Pretenders, hence why all the others were dead, Thunderwing was depowered and Bludgeon was trapped in his own body, by the end of the story. Ironic given that Bludgeon was traditionally one of his favourites in Marvel TF.
Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron #1 & #2 Second Printing and Cover Variants (1978773)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on August 15th, 2018 @ 4:49pm CDT
Bludgeon showed up in All Hail Megatron with Monstructor harassing Hot Rod and another team of bots that included some Wreckers. And then after that in Syndromica. Bludgeon surviving and regaining his sanity was an AHM thing that just kept going.
Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron #1 & #2 Second Printing and Cover Variants (1978798)
Posted by ZeroWolf on August 15th, 2018 @ 6:02pm CDT
I forgot all about his appearance in AHM...In fact I've forgotten a lot of things in AHM, probably on purpose.
Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron #1 & #2 Second Printing and Cover Variants (1980338)
Posted by Va'al on August 24th, 2018 @ 3:45am CDT
After yesterday's news in the form of solicitations for the IDW Publishing comic due out this November 2018, which you can see again here, we also have two variant covers released on Previews World for the fourth issue of the universe ending mini-series Transformers: Unicron.

Both for the same issue, and featuring the well known Italian names by now of Guido Guidi and Francesco Francavilla, the covers mirrored below show three of the major players in the series: Optimus Prime (in distress) and Aileron and Rom meaning business. Check them out below!

(W) John Barber (A) Alex Milne (CA) Guido Guidi / Francesco Francavilla
Unicron sets his sights on Earth... but is anyone left to defend it?


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Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron #1 & #2 Second Printing and Cover Variants (1980339)
Posted by steve2275 on August 24th, 2018 @ 4:00am CDT
i like it
Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron #1 & #2 Second Printing and Cover Variants (1980572)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on August 25th, 2018 @ 9:09am CDT
The A cover is the clear winner :APPLAUSE:
Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron #1 & #2 Second Printing and Cover Variants (1980810)
Posted by Stormshot_Prime on August 26th, 2018 @ 10:36pm CDT
Anyone have any idea when #4 is supposed to come out? I’m not 100% sure on this but wasn’t it supposed to be released this past Wednesday?
Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron #1 & #2 Second Printing and Cover Variants (1980975)
Posted by Va'al on August 28th, 2018 @ 5:05am CDT
Stormshot_Prime wrote:Anyone have any idea when #4 is supposed to come out? I’m not 100% sure on this but wasn’t it supposed to be released this past Wednesday?


Supposed to come out and IDW schedule are mutually exclusive.

Current forecast is to expect cloudy with a chance of deathbringers by September 5th, along with Optimus Prime and Lost Light. Urrrggghh.
Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron #1 & #2 Second Printing and Cover Variants (1981364)
Posted by ScottyP on August 30th, 2018 @ 9:55am CDT
I've had a think on it, and have come to a conclusion: I really dislike the "evolved" (my term, not the book's) look of the Maximals and Monstructor. I think the characters are distinct enough to look menacing on their own, but the upgrade or whatever makes them look like boring, nonsense, incompetent generic alien things from a run-of-the-mill summertime scifi movie.

Edit for clarity: the objective quality of the work portraying them is outstanding, it is the concept of the designs that I find bland.
Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron #1 & #2 Second Printing and Cover Variants (1981587)
Posted by Va'al on August 31st, 2018 @ 2:56pm CDT
And finally, once more thanks to iTunes, we have another short preview for a book due out next week from IDW Publishing, as the mini series that will end it all bumps over the mid point issue - it's Transformers: Unicron #4! Check out the three pages mirrored below, and head back to Seibertron.com next Wednesday for reviews, discussion, and more.

Transformers: Unicron #4 (of 6)—Cover A: Alex Milne—SPOTLIGHT
John Barber (w) • Alex Milne (a & c)
Unicron sets his sights on Earth... but is anyone left to defend it?
FC • 32 pages • $4.99

Transformers: Unicron #4 (of 6)—Cover B: James Raiz—SPOTLIGHT
John Barber (w) • Alex Milne (a) • James Raiz (c)
FC • 32 pages • $4.99

Bullet points:
The destruction continues! We’re halfway to the end and Unicron is winning. Will Optimus and his allies be able to save anything?!
Connecting B covers by James Raiz featuring destruction at the hands of Unicron!
Covers by fan-favorite Transformers artists of the past decade!
Variant covers by Guido Guidi and Francisco Francavilla!


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Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron #1 & #2 Second Printing and Cover Variants (1981602)
Posted by ZeroWolf on August 31st, 2018 @ 3:58pm CDT
Oh so the visionaries are going to play a part of this? That's going to be interesting then though I wonder if the talisman is just a red herring at this point :-? I expect the way to stop/pacify unicron will come in issue 6
Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron #1 & #2 Second Printing and Cover Variants (1981618)
Posted by Randomhero on August 31st, 2018 @ 6:40pm CDT
I know I was in the minority that liked visionaries so I’m glad they’re plying a role

And Jesus ironhide! Stop trying to be ceiling cat
Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron #1 & #2 Second Printing and Cover Variants (1981619)
Posted by Lore Keeper on August 31st, 2018 @ 6:41pm CDT
Is it just me, or do a lot of artists have a hard time drawing Windblade's face without making it look stretched out and weird?

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