New Listing for IDW Optimus Prime Volume 5

Transformers News: New Listing for IDW Optimus Prime Volume 5

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 9:01PM CDT

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Thanks to a heads up from Podcaster and comic master ScottyP, we have news that the final Trade Paperback for IDW's Optimus Prime series has been listed on the Penguin Random House website. The trade will collect issues 22-25 and the 2018 Annual. Worthy of note though is that the trade's cover is left mostly blank, with the top Optimus Prime logo visible as well as a thin line of the actual cover, but so far the cover itself is being kept a secret. What are they up to?

Check out the listing above as well as the little bit of the cover we see below, and let us know what you think in the comments section below!

End of the Road! The Autobots are faced with mutliple threats, one of them a danger not only to Cybertron, but to the whole Universe!

Trapped between Shockwave’s attack and Unicron’s onslaught, Optimus and the Autobots struggle to make sense of what’s left of their world, as Optimus’ colonist soldiers contend with a brutal reality–they have no homes to return to. Plus, Shockwave reveals ancient truths–as an old friend tries to reconnect with Cybertron.

Collects the 2018 Annual and issues #22-25, which conclude the series.


Transformers News: New Listing for IDW Optimus Prime Volume 5
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Re: New Listing for IDW Optimus Prime Volume 5 (1964940)
Posted by Va'al on June 14th, 2018 @ 2:26am CDT
I initially thought it was the OP 19 cover with Shockwave, but the colours of that 'beacon' streak don't match. :-?





This one, however...

Re: New Listing for IDW Optimus Prime Volume 5 (1964951)
Posted by william-james88 on June 14th, 2018 @ 7:14am CDT
If we already know the cover then why hide it?
Re: New Listing for IDW Optimus Prime Volume 5 (1964953)
Posted by Va'al on June 14th, 2018 @ 7:21am CDT
william-james88 wrote:If we already know the cover then why hide it?


Not everyone follows the solicits or the single issue releases, and may not want the Shockwave and Bumblebee spoiler so many months in advance of the trade release. ;)
Re: New Listing for IDW Optimus Prime Volume 5 (1964955)
Posted by ScottyP on June 14th, 2018 @ 7:32am CDT
william-james88 wrote:If we already know the cover then why hide it?
Some guy at Penguin publishing was probably just following a well-intended note from IDW.

Alternately, the cover Va'al sleuthed out is a red herring. We know Alpha Bravo will save the universe so he probably gets the last cover
Re: New Listing for IDW Optimus Prime Volume 5 (1964958)
Posted by william-james88 on June 14th, 2018 @ 7:48am CDT
Va'al wrote:
william-james88 wrote:If we already know the cover then why hide it?


Not everyone follows the solicits or the single issue releases, and may not want the Shockwave and Bumblebee spoiler so many months in advance of the trade release. ;)

Haha, yeah I get that. But they also gave out a free comic a few weeks ago that had Bumblebee on the cover :lol:
Re: New Listing for IDW Optimus Prime Volume 5 (1964965)
Posted by william-james88 on June 14th, 2018 @ 8:05am CDT
ScottyP wrote:
william-james88 wrote:If we already know the cover then why hide it?
Some guy at Penguin publishing was probably just following a well-intended note from IDW.


Amazon sure didnt get that note :lol:

https://www.amazon.com/Transformers-Opt ... formers-20?tag=seibertron07-20
Re: New Listing for IDW Optimus Prime Volume 5 (1964967)
Posted by Va'al on June 14th, 2018 @ 8:08am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Va'al wrote:
william-james88 wrote:If we already know the cover then why hide it?


Not everyone follows the solicits or the single issue releases, and may not want the Shockwave and Bumblebee spoiler so many months in advance of the trade release. ;)

Haha, yeah I get that. But they also gave out a free comic a few weeks ago that had Bumblebee on the cover :lol:


Again, not Penguin!
Re: New Listing for IDW Optimus Prime Volume 5 (1965235)
Posted by Va'al on June 16th, 2018 @ 4:09am CDT
Via the usual source Previews World, and fellow Seibertron.com admin ScottyP, we have two covers for the price of one for the upcoming issue #21 of the IDW Publishing ongoing Transformers comics series Optimus Prime! Why two in one? Because the Kei Zama line art is used for the retailer incentive cover, while the full coloured version by Josh Burcham will be the main variant for the issue.

As for the contents? Check it out below, along with the synopsis, and join the discussion about the two hands featured in the art - probably underrated protagonists of the story thread Aileron and Arcee - as we reach the end of The Falling story arc.

[quote] (W) John Barber (A) Sara Pitre-Durocher (CA) Kei Zama
"The Falling," Part 6. Bumblebee and Optimus Prime make a last, desperate bid to return to the real world as Shockwave teams up with the Autobots! Can Optimus stop what's coming, or has he played right into the hands of the ultimate destroyer?
In Shops: Jul 18, 2018[/quote]



Re: New Listing for IDW Optimus Prime Volume 5 (1965245)
Posted by Agent 53 on June 16th, 2018 @ 7:39am CDT
So thanks to Amazon we know what IDW were hiding. They appear to be under the mistaken assumption that Bumblebee's resurrection (revealed on one of the Unicron covers months back and confirmed by the Free Comic Book Day issue) is still a secret. He appears in his new evergreen design on the cover.
Re: New Listing for IDW Optimus Prime Volume 5 (1965247)
Posted by Randomhero on June 16th, 2018 @ 7:48am CDT
Agent 53 wrote:So thanks to Amazon we know what IDW were hiding. They appear to be under the mistaken assumption that Bumblebee's resurrection (revealed on one of the Unicron covers months back and confirmed by the Free Comic Book Day issue) is still a secret. He appears in his new evergreen design on the cover.



They still have to treat it as such.
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