IDW Transformers - Unicron: The Darkest Hour #0 Released on Free Comic Book Day

Transformers News: IDW Transformers - Unicron: The Darkest Hour #0 Released on Free Comic Book Day

Thursday, December 14th, 2017 1:25PM CST

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If you're into comics, be they about giant transforming being from a planet called Cybertron (or Velocitron, or Caminus, or Earth) or not, you might be aware of an initiative called Free Comic Book Day - it takes place on the first Saturday of May at participating comic book stores, not only in the US, and involves what it says in the title: Free comic books supplied by various publishers.

Transformers comics from IDW have participated once before, with the first issue of ReGeneration One, but it looks like 2018 is bringing us an even bigger splash in the Hasbroverse. According to Newsarama, IDW Publishing will be releasing our introduction to Unicron, who was awakened at the end of First Strike #6, in Unicron: The Darkest Hour #0! Written by John Barber, with interior art by Alex Milne and cover art by Sara Pitre-Durocher, you can give a read at the blurb below, and check out the cover, and the new logo in particular!

TRANSFORMERS: UNICRON: THE DARKEST HOUR #0
(W) John Barber (A) Alex Milne (CA) Sara Pitre-Durocher
Not a whimper, nor a bang-the end comes with a squall of entropy shrieking from the ravenous maw of death itself. The message is clear: Unicron has arrived. The Transformers lock into a desperate bid to save Rom’s homeworld from the world-killer — but why has Unicron chosen this world on his path to Cybertron... and Earth? The biggest story in the history of Transformers starts now: for Unicron’s arrival can mean nothing less than the end of a universe.
Rating: TEEN
32pgs, FC FREE!


Transformers News: IDW Transformers - Unicron: The Darkest Hour #0 Released on Free Comic Book Day
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Re: IDW Transformers - Unicron: The Darkest Hour #0 Released on Free Comic Book Day (1926682)
Posted by TreyTable on December 14th, 2017 @ 2:07pm CST
Bumblebee back from the dead?
Re: IDW Transformers - Unicron: The Darkest Hour #0 Released on Free Comic Book Day (1926683)
Posted by ScottyP on December 14th, 2017 @ 2:08pm CST
Assuming the usage of "entropy" has something to do with the entropy cloud from Micronauts, and considering Unicron's target is Elonia, my excitement for the Rom vs Micronauts miniseries just went up. This would also leave some remaining hope for a Micronus <-> Unicron connection of some sort. I am ready for some Unicron dandruff adventures.
Re: IDW Transformers - Unicron: The Darkest Hour #0 Released on Free Comic Book Day (1926687)
Posted by Rodimus Knight on December 14th, 2017 @ 2:30pm CST
Finally an IDW transformers book I'm interested in.
Re: IDW Transformers - Unicron: The Darkest Hour #0 Released on Free Comic Book Day (1926694)
Posted by Flashwave on December 14th, 2017 @ 3:09pm CST
TreyTable wrote:Bumblebee back from the dead?


That ld be Centurion,
Re: IDW Transformers - Unicron: The Darkest Hour #0 Released on Free Comic Book Day (1926710)
Posted by partholon on December 14th, 2017 @ 5:24pm CST
stuff like this makes me glad ive gone trade as ive absolutely NO idea how the hell im meant to collect it in terms of reading order.

why the hell is it become so hard to figure out how to follow an IDW event?

revolution baffled the hell out of me when i was still buying monthly and i STILL havent bought it in trade yet, let alone first strike

even their ordinary series when collected end up packaging an annual in with the numbered run so god knows how this is all going to be collected for the event proper.

i do like the idea of ROMS home world getting attacked as his crossover with the TF has been the most sucessful so far and given from how anytime ive seen him he's never bloody there we can have a genuine doubt as to whether itll survive or not. which is handy on the drama front. so it sounds good.

but ill wait till its collected so i dont end up getting something twice (like what im facing with vol 2 of Optimus Prime.)

on the vid further up the page i am somewhat baffled as to why james riaz had to go looking for work like that though. i mean jesus the art on the books has gone RIGHT down hill the last few years. . i thought IDW would be calling up everyone they ever employed to see who'll come back to the fold.

i mean is EJ Su Don Fig et al potentially laying aobut by the sidelines doing nothing cause no one in editorial thinks to ring them?

Kinda mad.
Re: IDW Transformers - Unicron: The Darkest Hour #0 Released on Free Comic Book Day (1926734)
Posted by Randomhero on December 14th, 2017 @ 7:38pm CST
partholon wrote:stuff like this makes me glad ive gone trade as ive absolutely NO idea how the hell im meant to collect it in terms of reading order.

why the hell is it become so hard to figure out how to follow an IDW event?

revolution baffled the hell out of me when i was still buying monthly and i STILL havent bought it in trade yet, let alone first strike

even their ordinary series when collected end up packaging an annual in with the numbered run so god knows how this is all going to be collected for the event proper.

i do like the idea of ROMS home world getting attacked as his crossover with the TF has been the most sucessful so far and given from how anytime ive seen him he's never bloody there we can have a genuine doubt as to whether itll survive or not. which is handy on the drama front. so it sounds good.

but ill wait till its collected so i dont end up getting something twice (like what im facing with vol 2 of Optimus Prime.)

on the vid further up the page i am somewhat baffled as to why james riaz had to go looking for work like that though. i mean jesus the art on the books has gone RIGHT down hill the last few years. . i thought IDW would be calling up everyone they ever employed to see who'll come back to the fold.

i mean is EJ Su Don Fig et al potentially laying aobut by the sidelines doing nothing cause no one in editorial thinks to ring them?

Kinda mad.


Yeeeeeeeeeeeah about that. Hate to break it to you but you’re never gonna see Don back on transformers probably ever and it’s not because IDW doesn’t call him. It’s becuase IDW won’t call him but because he’s not reliable and he refuses to. He doesn’t want to draw transformers anymore and IDW doesn’t need him walking out like he's done twice.

Don has seriously walked out on IDW not once but twice. Halfway through the beast wars second mini he said he was done and didn’t want to draw anymore transformers. He was tired of being only known for transformers so they had to have Guido Guidi finish the series. Jump a couple years later and the ongoing happened and Don was back with his over complex redesigns with monster faces because he really wasn’t that good and wasn’t doing anything else and once again halfway through a big story he walked away again and said he was done with transformers and they had to get Alex Milne to come on and finish the story.
Re: IDW Transformers - Unicron: The Darkest Hour #0 Released on Free Comic Book Day (1926771)
Posted by Insurgent on December 14th, 2017 @ 11:41pm CST
So if we can't get to a comic shop on that particular day, we'll miss Unicron's debut? That's a bit naff. And why is bottom left blacked out? I do like the look of the chaos bringer.
Re: IDW Transformers - Unicron: The Darkest Hour #0 Released on Free Comic Book Day (1926785)
Posted by Va'al on December 15th, 2017 @ 3:17am CST
Insurgent wrote:So if we can't get to a comic shop on that particular day, we'll miss Unicron's debut? That's a bit naff. And why is bottom left blacked out? I do like the look of the chaos bringer.


Full image from IDW:

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The issue will obviously be included in any collected trade at a later date, and is not a full 20 page issue, in any case. More of a long teaser, really.
Re: IDW Transformers - Unicron: The Darkest Hour #0 Released on Free Comic Book Day (1926799)
Posted by Insurgent on December 15th, 2017 @ 6:55am CST
Good for those who get the trades. But the point is, this is the biggest bad of the bad. This is literally the end of worlds. And the first piece of fiction in this continuity to feature Unicron. I'm not against FCD, I think it's a great idea, I just think it shouldn't be used to start major events. Although I understand the logic behind it from a marketing perspective. Regeneration 0 was the same. All the important world building that explained what happened between marvel #80 and Regeneration 1 was in the FCD book. Guess I'm just looking forward to Unicron, I don't want to miss any of it.


And who is that between Starscream and Prime?
Re: IDW Transformers - Unicron: The Darkest Hour #0 Released on Free Comic Book Day (1926802)
Posted by Randomhero on December 15th, 2017 @ 7:50am CST
They also make some of the stuff available online through comixology and iBooks later on for maybe a dollar so there are ways to get it and yes yes “I like physical comics” it’s still available through other means.


It’s also an IDW comic. They usually don’t sell out on free comic day. I managed to get to regeneration one and transformers vs Gi Joe a week or so later
Re: IDW Transformers - Unicron: The Darkest Hour #0 Released on Free Comic Book Day (1926816)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 15th, 2017 @ 9:47am CST
Insurgent wrote:And who is that between Starscream and Prime?

I think a weirdly drawn Arcee
Re: IDW Transformers - Unicron: The Darkest Hour #0 Released on Free Comic Book Day (1926823)
Posted by ScottyP on December 15th, 2017 @ 10:11am CST
Insurgent wrote:So if we can't get to a comic shop on that particular day, we'll miss Unicron's debut? That's a bit naff.
I would bet money it gets reprinted in the backs of other books later on like the Revolution and First Strike "0" issues. Or at the start of issue 1 of the actual series, like what happend with Action Man and Rom a couple years back.

In general, there is something really funny to me about comments on a news story about a free comic being so terrible and negative, but maybe that's just me.
Re: IDW Transformers - Unicron: The Darkest Hour #0 Released on Free Comic Book Day (1926836)
Posted by Randomhero on December 15th, 2017 @ 11:05am CST
ScottyP wrote:
Insurgent wrote:So if we can't get to a comic shop on that particular day, we'll miss Unicron's debut? That's a bit naff.
I would bet money it gets reprinted in the backs of other books later on like the Revolution and First Strike "0" issues. Or at the start of issue 1 of the actual series, like what happend with Action Man and Rom a couple years back.

In general, there is something really funny to me about comments on a news story about a free comic being so terrible and negative, but maybe that's just me.



There’s something to be said about the negativity over a certain show that’s completely free and optional to watch to watch and people treating like it like the worst thing ever and feeling entitled to more.
Re: IDW Transformers - Unicron: The Darkest Hour #0 Released on Free Comic Book Day (1926851)
Posted by Insurgent on December 15th, 2017 @ 12:33pm CST
Maybe I've just got stuff going on that's got my head in a funny place and i need to vent somewhere. But hey, guess folks should only be online when everything is happy roses and all that crap.

And no, i wasn't saying it was terrible abd negative,simply that it it would be nice if the first appearance of such a major character wasn't in something that gave you one day to get it without resorting to secondary market BUT I UNDERSTAND FROM A MARKETING REASON WHY.

Bye.
Re: IDW Transformers - Unicron: The Darkest Hour #0 Released on Free Comic Book Day (1940123)
Posted by Va'al on February 18th, 2018 @ 5:29am CST
So is Unicron actually devouring the whole IDWverse? Looks like it might be the case after all...

https://www.seibertron.com/transformers ... ytf/40719/

We are wrapping up current IDW continuities this year, Unicron is coming to devour everybody. The intention is to continue after that, whatever comes next. Towards end of year we should know more, but we will collaborate on more stories.
Re: IDW Transformers - Unicron: The Darkest Hour #0 Released on Free Comic Book Day (1940127)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on February 18th, 2018 @ 5:40am CST
I'm hoping the emergence of Unicron will also Right a few wrongs of IDW-verse too IE Galvatron, Scourge, Cyclonus.

If Unicron devours the Organic side of IDWverse... No great loss...

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Re: IDW Transformers - Unicron: The Darkest Hour #0 Released on Free Comic Book Day (1940221)
Posted by Va'al on February 18th, 2018 @ 12:01pm CST
Courtesy of Previews World's catalogue, we have three page preview of the Free Comic Book Day issue provided by IDW Publishing for the first Saturday in May event, given out to customers in comic book shops for free - Unicron:The Darkest Hour #0!

The images are mirrored below, but please be aware there are some spoilers concerning a well known Transformers character on the second page, alongside Rom the Space Knight, Optimus Prime, Pyra Magna, Arcee, and Wheeljack. With the recent news that the IDW continuities currently running may be coming to an end, do you think this is its beginning? Join the discussion!

Not a whimper, nor a bang-the end comes with a squall of entropy shrieking from the ravenous maw of death itself. The message is clear: Unicron has arrived. The Transformers lock into a desperate bid to save Rom’s homeworld from the world-killer — but why has Unicron chosen this world on his path to Cybertron... and Earth? The biggest story in the history of Transformers starts now: for Unicron’s arrival can mean nothing less than the end of a universe.


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Re: IDW Transformers - Unicron: The Darkest Hour #0 Released on Free Comic Book Day (1940232)
Posted by Randomhero on February 18th, 2018 @ 12:34pm CST
Oh hi bumblebee...hi Soundwave. I guess everything works out in The Falling story arc...


I’m very bummed after hearing from the QnA panel that everything is coming to an end this year for IDW. I know they also said the comics will continue but it’s still sad to know we’re probaly more than likely getting rebooted next year.

I blame ScottyP...this is all your fault dude. Wanting Unicron for so long :lol: :(
Re: IDW Transformers - Unicron: The Darkest Hour #0 Released on Free Comic Book Day (1940234)
Posted by ZeroWolf on February 18th, 2018 @ 12:36pm CST
So they bring beeback to life just to kill them again with the rest of the universe? Neat.

Though I think this will lead up to a similar place as cybertron (the animated series) I. E. Unicron becomes a massive black hole in whatever continuity follows this reset. Allowing the possibility that Unicron may return for another event
Re: IDW Transformers - Unicron: The Darkest Hour #0 Released on Free Comic Book Day (1940243)
Posted by Targetmaster Kup on February 18th, 2018 @ 12:57pm CST
It looks like after this UNICRON series, the Have IDWverse ends and begins anew. A good point to jump off.

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