IDW Transformers: Unicron #6 Alex Milne Cover Revealed

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Unicron #6 Alex Milne Cover Revealed

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 4:42PM CDT

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Thanks to a heads up from Comic lover Sunstar, we have word that IDW artist Alex Milne has been given permission to share with us his cover for IDW Unicron #6! The cover, shared on his twitter page, is his interpretation of the end of the IDW universe at the hands of Unicron, with various bots and fragments of panels showing scenes from all of the IDW titles being sucked into Unicron's maw as he roars in rage. He also was kind enough to share the uncolored version.

Check it out below, and let us know what you think in the comments section below!

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Unicron #6 Alex Milne Cover Revealed

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Unicron #6 Alex Milne Cover Revealed
Credit(s): Alex Milne on Twitter, IDW
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Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron #6 Alex Milne Cover Revealed (1983425)
Posted by ZeroWolf on September 11th, 2018 @ 4:59pm CDT
Why did he have to include that bit of Kup dying...I was trying to forget that series. Though it also looks like that's the only but of Megatron we'll see in this mini series :lol:

@Will thanks for posting your thoughts on this, especially on your take on Unicron. While it is different, I do wish it had been different from the take they went with. I would have loved them to have presented us with a Unicron that was akin to the elder gods of the Cthuthulu Mythos. Or if they want him to be silent, then make it an allusion to him seeing the TFs as ants, and we don't have conversations with ants before we deal with them do we. It's a shame as I love the look of this Unicron, and I would throw money at Hasbro to have a toy of it (In fact I bet that the people who have done the recent Tarn non-transforming statue would handle something like this)
Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron #6 Alex Milne Cover Revealed (1983510)
Posted by ausbot on September 11th, 2018 @ 11:01pm CDT
When is the reboot happening, I've lost interest in this version of transformers, too many other titles, I would like one book so I didn't need to get 100 other books to know what is going on.
Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron #6 Alex Milne Cover Revealed (1983512)
Posted by william-james88 on September 11th, 2018 @ 11:10pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:
@Will thanks for posting your thoughts on this, especially on your take on Unicron. While it is different, I do wish it had been different from the take they went with. I would have loved them to have presented us with a Unicron that was akin to the elder gods of the Cthuthulu Mythos. Or if they want him to be silent, then make it an allusion to him seeing the TFs as ants, and we don't have conversations with ants before we deal with them do we.


All great points, I fully agree with. And I dont mind silent Unicron, as long as it shows it has agency of its own. But this one doesnt, its just an automated deathstar. You know what this treatment of Unicron reminds me of? 2 things:

- Ultimate/Movie Galactus: Just an entity devoid of any personality that was very boring to have as an antagonist and only shared similarities in name and some visual cues.
- Bane from Batman and Robin: looks like Bane, has Bane's name, even his powers but is just a brain dead pastiche of what we think of when we think of Bane. This is what this Unicron is.

Of all the ideas they could have had for an interpretation of Unicron, this is the most dull Barber could have gone with.
Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron #6 Alex Milne Cover Revealed (1983551)
Posted by ScottyP on September 12th, 2018 @ 8:53am CDT
ausbot wrote:When is the reboot happening, I've lost interest in this version of transformers, too many other titles, I would like one book so I didn't need to get 100 other books to know what is going on.
Next year. There are six issues remaining of the current continuity, two this month, four in October.
Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron #6 Alex Milne Cover Revealed (1983554)
Posted by william-james88 on September 12th, 2018 @ 9:01am CDT
ausbot wrote:When is the reboot happening, I've lost interest in this version of transformers, too many other titles, I would like one book so I didn't need to get 100 other books to know what is going on.


Arent there like only 3 books, one of them being a miniseries? And both Optimus Prime and Lost Light are independent of eachother so you dont need one to know what is going on in the other.
And i dont think the reboot will mean less books.
Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron #6 Alex Milne Cover Revealed (1983583)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on September 12th, 2018 @ 2:25pm CDT
Amusing to see a picture of Thunderwing (The Forgotten) on that cover and being so prominent... >:oP
Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron #6 Alex Milne Cover Revealed (1983597)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on September 12th, 2018 @ 4:03pm CDT
After getting a glimpse at Alex Milne's cover for Unicron #6, we have yet another cover from the final IDW universe ending issue, this time at the hands of its original artist: EJ Su! The final issue cover gives us Unicron in the background as Optimus Prime poses like Christ on the cross and with a slight glow around him, while Soundwave, Starscream, Bumblebee, and Windblade's heads all float around him. EJ Su was the original IDW Transformers artist, penciling the Infiltration, Escalation, and Devastation series, in addition to spotlights around the same time and some covers and interiors since.

Check it out below, and let us know what you think in the comments section below!

[quote]
AUG180714
(W) John Barber (A) Alex Milne (CA) E. J. Su
EARTH WAR! With Unicron's ultimate goal revealed, the shaky alliance of Autobots and Decepticons is all that stands between Earth and the planet-eater. Heroes will rise-and fall-as Optimus Prime journeys into the dark heart of Unicron for the final confrontation with evil. At stake: the soul of a universe.

This is it! The end of an era! Finishing off 13 years' worth of continuity with a bang!
A double-sized story for the ages!
Don't miss the cover by the man who introduced the IDW age of Transformers: E.J. Su!
In Shops: Oct 24, 2018
Final Orders Due: Oct 01, 2018[/quote]

Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron #6 Alex Milne Cover Revealed (1983602)
Posted by ZeroWolf on September 12th, 2018 @ 4:27pm CDT
Why does Starscreams face look off in that cover? :-? The rest look fine, it's just his.
Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron #6 Alex Milne Cover Revealed (1983608)
Posted by Dinobot-Snarl on September 12th, 2018 @ 5:27pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:Why does Starscreams face look off in that cover? :-? The rest look fine, it's just his.


Agreed. That was the only face I could not recognized until I read the post. Odd eh?
Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron #6 Alex Milne Cover Revealed (1983611)
Posted by Flashwave on September 12th, 2018 @ 5:50pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:Why does Starscreams face look off in that cover? :-? The rest look fine, it's just his.

Cause his whole head and helmet is rounded on the same contours, the traditional helmet is more blocky and angular
Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron #6 Alex Milne Cover Revealed (1983612)
Posted by steve2275 on September 12th, 2018 @ 5:59pm CDT
that looks SWEET
Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron #6 Alex Milne Cover Revealed (1983667)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on September 13th, 2018 @ 4:02am CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:Why does Starscreams face look off in that cover? :-? The rest look fine, it's just his.


they all look off to me. hell, windblade almost always looks off to me cos she has such a ridiculous head design.
Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron #6 Alex Milne Cover Revealed (1983688)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on September 13th, 2018 @ 8:51am CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:Why does Starscreams face look off in that cover? :-? The rest look fine, it's just his.



I didn't even notice with the subtle Optimus Crucifix shoved front and centre :roll:
Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron #6 Alex Milne Cover Revealed (1983700)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on September 13th, 2018 @ 11:29am CDT
Prime doesn't even look like that. His arms are outstretched, but he's flexing them, as if in triumph. He doesn't look like he's being crucified. It's a pretty good cover, though.
Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron #6 Alex Milne Cover Revealed (1984760)
Posted by ScottyP on September 19th, 2018 @ 10:33am CDT
For those keeping track, Unicron 5 has been pushed from next week to 10/10. Unicron 6 has moved from 10/24 to 10/31.

Knowing that Andrew Griffith is/was a last minute tag-in to help with some pages on 6 makes me think that one might get pushed into November.
Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron #6 Alex Milne Cover Revealed (1984761)
Posted by ZeroWolf on September 19th, 2018 @ 10:35am CDT
ScottyP wrote:For those keeping track, Unicron 5 has been pushed from next week to 10/10. Unicron 6 has moved from 10/24 to 10/31.

Knowing that Andrew Griffith is/was a last minute tag-in to help with some pages on 6 makes me think that one might get pushed into November.

So that would mean we would get the epilogue before the final chapter? I know unicron as a miniseries has spoiled what happens in Op but for op then to spoil the ending of unicron...
Re: IDW Transformers: Unicron #6 Alex Milne Cover Revealed (1984774)
Posted by ScottyP on September 19th, 2018 @ 12:52pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:
ScottyP wrote:For those keeping track, Unicron 5 has been pushed from next week to 10/10. Unicron 6 has moved from 10/24 to 10/31.

Knowing that Andrew Griffith is/was a last minute tag-in to help with some pages on 6 makes me think that one might get pushed into November.

So that would mean we would get the epilogue before the final chapter? I know unicron as a miniseries has spoiled what happens in Op but for op then to spoil the ending of unicron...
Current schedule would have them out on the same day, so I guess we'll see! If Unicron 6 gets pushed further then yeah, that would be a shame, assuming the solicits for OP 25 are to be believed.
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