Listing for IDW Transformers: Lost Light Volume 3 TPB

Transformers News: Listing for IDW Transformers: Lost Light Volume 3 TPB

Sunday, December 31st, 2017 4:05AM CST

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Thanks to online retailer Amazon.com, we have a listing for the issues of IDW Publishing's Transformers: Lost Light that follow the Mutineers Trilogy, collected as a trade paperback in volume 3 of the ongoing series!

The release date is currently set at September 18, 2018, and the current price for the pre-order is $13.07. This will go up to regular 19.99 later, so if you're in for the trade, take advantage of the discount. The book has the cover for issue #13, and as a bonus, you can also take a look at the Cyclonus-centric art by Jack Lawrence before it got coloured below!

A witty, smart, emotional take on fan-favorite Transformers characters in a sci-fi world unlike any other!

Winner of the Comixology Award for Best Ongoing Comic Series of 2017, as well as Best Writer for James Roberts!

Crammed into a dead Decepticon astropod that's ten sizes too small, the displaced crew of the Lost Light face their most serious threat yet: each other. No worries though, Rodimus can save the day! Plus, the Scavengers have never had it so good. The war is a receding memory, their patchy service records have been forgotten, and the five of them can roam the galaxy as they please. All's well that ends well? Not quite.

Collects issues #13-18.


Transformers News: Listing for IDW Transformers: Lost Light Volume 3 TPB

Transformers News: Listing for IDW Transformers: Lost Light Volume 3 TPB
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Re: Listing for IDW Transformers: Lost Light Volume 3 TPB (1929008)
Posted by WreckerJack on December 31st, 2017 @ 4:18am CST
My GF pointed out Drift and Ratchet's pose looks like they are going to kiss. CANNOT UNSEE!
Re: Listing for IDW Transformers: Lost Light Volume 3 TPB (1929012)
Posted by not_a_bot on December 31st, 2017 @ 5:41am CST
WreckerJack wrote:My GF pointed out Drift and Ratchet's pose looks like they are going to kiss. CANNOT UNSEE!


Well - Markerguru actually drew that once, too, so it happened. ;)^
Re: Listing for IDW Transformers: Lost Light Volume 3 TPB (1929015)
Posted by Ironhidensh on December 31st, 2017 @ 7:52am CST
I want to make it clear my issues are not with Robert's, but with the story. After getting over the initial shock, the issue isn't as bad as I first felt.


Basically, as much as I hated combiner Wars, they happened. They also established Combiner as a big freaking deal. No single Transformers, aside from a titan or Omega, should be able to handle them. The Stars Saber part really wrecked things for me. It should not have happened that he could take out Defensor so easily. It pulled me out if the story, and ruined the flow of an otherwise fast paced, action packed issue.
Re: Listing for IDW Transformers: Lost Light Volume 3 TPB (1929067)
Posted by partholon on December 31st, 2017 @ 4:09pm CST
Lore Keeper wrote:[quote]an angry child spitefully smashing toys so we can't play with them.

Honestly, this is how all the gratuitous character deaths have been leaving me feeling lately. I applaud a story that isn't afraid to kill a character just because they're important, but it seems to become more excessive over time with these comics. Definitely feels like someone just came and smashed my Defensor and left my Optimus Maximus short one arm or leg.[/quote]

im a little perturbed by that too.

roberts isnt going to be on these books forever, thats just the nature of the industry, so what state is he going to leave the IDWverse in for his sucessor ?

ive been hoping he'd be like a warren ellis- who can do some stellar stuff but still leave the main "universe" in a decent state.

more and more im starting to get the feel of a grant morison. who fuked up the x books for ages by leaving them in a right state and led to a complete reboot by joss whedon (who basically just ignored whole swathes of it and restarted from scratch).

the illusion of change is one of the hardest tricks to pull off in comics. theres a reason why the chris claremonts of the world held out on killing characters that often. sometimes its better for the book to just have someone taken out of the story in a different way.
Re: Listing for IDW Transformers: Lost Light Volume 3 TPB (1929120)
Posted by Sagitta on January 1st, 2018 @ 7:26am CST
WreckerJack wrote:[spoiler]...How was Ambulon allowed to be the leg if he was dead? Either there is something they are not telling us or thats a bit of a plot hole. How can a leg be a leg if it can't move?[/spoiler]



Well, in a back issue of one of the ongoing series (before Lost Light) they told Orion Pax's backstory. It was when the thugs sent by the Council murdered two of his officers and had Pax cornered. To aid himself Pax took the remains of one of his officers and prompted it to form into it's alt mode: a cycle.

More recently in "Lost Light" Rodimus and the others are riding around in the transformed spacecraft mode of a deceased Decepticon.

It's not out of the possible Amblulon's remains would be used in much the same way. He was designed to be a "leg" of a Decepticon combiner. Why he left the Decepticons originally.

So, Roberts is going by something established.
Re: Listing for IDW Transformers: Lost Light Volume 3 TPB (1929139)
Posted by partholon on January 1st, 2018 @ 12:17pm CST
not to mention they already did this already with "dead leg scrapper" during the chaos event.

so there is not only precedent, its prob an outright call back.
Re: Listing for IDW Transformers: Lost Light Volume 3 TPB (1929236)
Posted by o.supreme on January 2nd, 2018 @ 10:17am CST
^It's a similar situation with Bruticus in TAAO. Swindle was a comatose/dead bot (forget exactly which), but they still combined. I can understand how from a physical perspective. But now mentally, you are only starting out at 80% at best, plus we know that Combiners have to put in intense effort to meld mentally in the first place, having one out of commission makes it all the worse I would think.
Re: Listing for IDW Transformers: Lost Light Volume 3 TPB (1929322)
Posted by Sagitta on January 2nd, 2018 @ 8:51pm CST
o.supreme wrote:^It's a similar situation with Bruticus in TAAO. Swindle was a comatose/dead bot (forget exactly which), but they still combined. I can understand how from a physical perspective. But now mentally, you are only starting out at 80% at best, plus we know that Combiners have to put in intense effort to meld mentally in the first place, having one out of commission makes it all the worse I would think.


True. But with the one being being out of commission does that make the easier for the over-all combiner to control the "dead-metal"...or harder without the additional "mental push"?

I know there was a G1 'toon episode on this: "B.O.T." but that doesn't exactly work into the equation. A different beast so to speak. Bruticus couldn't even stay connected together for any amount of time when Brawl's brain went A.W.O.L.
Re: Listing for IDW Transformers: Lost Light Volume 3 TPB (1929431)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on January 3rd, 2018 @ 11:14am CST
Ok, I really do like the evidence and the theories about how Getaway is in his own Timeloop. They seem to fit, and it would be the giant twist that would bring it all back together.

But, I thought about this all weekend while thinking about the protectobots, and I have come up with another theory to pose:

All of this did in fact happen. And they did in fact find "cyberutopia". But here's the thing: LL9 showed that Scorponok is in this story, and he is in deep, like he is involved in the Knights stuff. Among the other things that he is involved with is the creation of new artificial cybertronians who can transform into anything and heal themselves from the dead. He also now has the magnificance, something Hot Rod/Rodimus had a starring role in back in its original storyline, and the magnificance can be used to help bring Cybertronians back from the dead.

So, Getaway finds Cyberutopia, they crew gets taken over by Scoroponok and his cronies, the dead are brought back to life, all of them. And then, when the crew of the LL that were thrown off the ship find Cyberutopia, it is defended and manned by their controlled crewmates, some of whom are back from the dead and include a Defensor using Rook again but with Ambulon replacing First Aid.

Along the way to freeing their revived dead friends and stopping Scorponok, Getaway gets hi comeuppance, finds out Skids died, and has a moment with Nautica over how Skids was her best friend but now she can't remember/care because of LL 8 and 9.

Speaking of which, that was an interesting moment when Getaway saw he wasn't Skids' best friend anymore
Re: Listing for IDW Transformers: Lost Light Volume 3 TPB (1929436)
Posted by o.supreme on January 3rd, 2018 @ 11:26am CST
Sagitta wrote:
o.supreme wrote:^It's a similar situation with Bruticus in TAAO. Swindle was a comatose/dead bot (forget exactly which), but they still combined. I can understand how from a physical perspective. But now mentally, you are only starting out at 80% at best, plus we know that Combiners have to put in intense effort to meld mentally in the first place, having one out of commission makes it all the worse I would think.


True. But with the one being being out of commission does that make the easier for the over-all combiner to control the "dead-metal"...or harder without the additional "mental push"?

I know there was a G1 'toon episode on this: "B.O.T." but that doesn't exactly work into the equation. A different beast so to speak. Bruticus couldn't even stay connected together for any amount of time when Brawl's brain went A.W.O.L.


I actually prefer the original animated continuity, but I consider its explanation of things completely separate from any comic-book universe. Defensor was able to form without First Aid at all in "The Ultimate Weapon", although without and arm he was hindered quite a bit. In the original animated series, I consider Combiners to have their own distinct personality when together, a new personality. Whereas in most comics, the *personality* that emerges from the combiner seems to be a melding of its various components, thus making it much more of a liability if one of them is missing, or dead, unconscious etc... I also like the idea established in Scramble City that a Decepticon (and presumably an Autobot as well), can sabotage a combiners ability to function by disrupting a combination sequence and forcing its way it. ;) . Although if a new component was a willing participant (i.e. Scoop with Devastator) this would allow the combiner to resume optimum functionality. Just my two cents. I can talk about combiners all day ;)
Re: Listing for IDW Transformers: Lost Light Volume 3 TPB (1929522)
Posted by snavej on January 3rd, 2018 @ 2:51pm CST
There is a major trend in IDW TF comics where many Autobots are revealed as corrupt in some way, e.g. Getaway, Sandstorm, Prowl, Grimlock, etc. This was one of the problems that caused the civil war in the first place. I'm not surprised but it is depressing to see other Autobots betrayed, injured and killed by their turncoat friends. :(

Edit: What's the deal with Star Saber turning fanatic? I don't know much about him but he's supposed to be one of the central heroes of the franchise, especially in Japan. He's gone down a very different path in IDW. It's a very big leap. He seems to pop up only to ruin things for others.

If the Autobots can turn evil, we should see more Decepticons turning good. We've already had Megatron, Soundwave, Starscream and Thundercracker (maybe others: I forget). Shockwave did it too, just before he died. The Combaticons got a bit lovey-dovey. I'm waiting for the Stunticons to have a peaceful garden party with cucumber sandwiches for their many human guests! 8-}
Re: Listing for IDW Transformers: Lost Light Volume 3 TPB (1929896)
Posted by ArmadaPrime on January 4th, 2018 @ 10:42pm CST
It's depressing, but also I think what makes the modern IDW run so rich and enjoyable- it's no longer black and white (or red and purple), there are so many shades of grey (or... maroon? :? ).
Even leaving aside the big debate subjects like megatron, prime, and stars team, you have it on a smaller scale with the scavengers, pyra magna, the dinobots, and loads more.
Though yes, seeing friends turn on each other can leave a bit of a sting!
Re: Listing for IDW Transformers: Lost Light Volume 3 TPB (1930953)
Posted by Z3ROhour on January 11th, 2018 @ 7:47am CST
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WTF?!

WHY?!

Pick on the new guy?
y?

i love rook.
r they trying to hurt me?

f@#k!

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Re: Listing for IDW Transformers: Lost Light Volume 3 TPB (1931241)
Posted by ScottyP on January 12th, 2018 @ 4:34pm CST
Thanks to a notification from Seibertron user Sunstar, we bring you news of the 3 page preview for Lost Light #13 posted on iTunes. What happens when the team from Luna 1 arrives on Necroworld? This short preview will tell you some of the answer to that, and you'll be able to check out the rest, along with the return of Team Rodimus to Transformers comics stories, on January 24th, 2018.

[quote]CABIN FEVER! Crammed into a dead Decepticon astropod that's ten sizes too small, the displaced crew of the Lost Light face their most serious threat yet: each other. As tensions rise and tempers fray, only one Autobot is arrogant enough to think he can save the day. Enter Rodimus, expert mediator. [/quote]
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Re: Listing for IDW Transformers: Lost Light Volume 3 TPB (1931244)
Posted by Moody magpie on January 12th, 2018 @ 5:02pm CST
So nice to see Alex Milne returning to the series, he has been missed.
Re: Listing for IDW Transformers: Lost Light Volume 3 TPB (1931270)
Posted by LE0KING on January 13th, 2018 @ 12:15am CST
Moody magpie wrote:So nice to see Alex Milne returning to the series, he has been missed.

Ah, that explains it. I was just thinking how beautiful this was. I thought maybe the new guy was stepping up his game... should have known.

Can we just give Alex a new series? Preferably written by M. Scott.
Re: Listing for IDW Transformers: Lost Light Volume 3 TPB (1931286)
Posted by Tigertrack on January 13th, 2018 @ 7:06am CST
Well, this appears to be good news for those of us who were like.... tailgate...dammmmmnnnnnn.

We see, of course.
Re: Listing for IDW Transformers: Lost Light Volume 3 TPB (1931299)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on January 13th, 2018 @ 10:11am CST
Looks like Red Alert got a new body. I like it!
Re: Listing for IDW Transformers: Lost Light Volume 3 TPB (1931306)
Posted by Sunstar on January 13th, 2018 @ 10:43am CST
looks hopeful for tailgate.
Re: Listing for IDW Transformers: Lost Light Volume 3 TPB (1931333)
Posted by Deadput on January 13th, 2018 @ 12:31pm CST
Fangry and Rapidfire killed just like that? Tailgate possibly coming back after the poetic end he had?

Yay...
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