May 2013 Transformers Comics From IDW – Beast Hunters, Spotlight Hoist

{mosimage} The titles and solicitations for May's Transformers comics from IDW make for some exciting news! First, it looks like we will be getting a Beast Hunters series of comics to help flesh out the world created by the cartoon. Secondly, we'll also be getting a Spotlight Hoist comic. Like the previous Spotlights for this year, this would seem to indicate a new Generations Deluxe toys from Hasbro, especially since Hoist would be an easy retool/repaint of the Trailcutter figure!


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See the full solicits here

Transformers Spotlight: Hoist

James Roberts (w) • Agustin Padilla (a) • Padilla, Livio Ramondelli (c)
FACE OFF! HOIST has always managed to fade into the background: until now. Trapped on an alien planet with a narcissist, half a scientist and a creature that may or may not turn into a catapult, the Lost Light's mild-mannered maintenance engineer must confront the five most dangerous DECEPTICONS ever.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Variant Covers:
Clayton Crain variant cover!

Bullet points:
• Straight out of the pages of MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE!
• The writer of MTMTE and the artist of TRANSFORMERS PRIME: RAGE OF THE DINOBOTS—together!

Transformers: Robots in Disguise #17
John Barber (w) • Livio Ramondelli (a) • Ramondelli, Casey Coller (c)
SHOCKWAVES! The fate of Cybertron is sealed—but what is the DECEPTICON scientist called SHOCKWAVE planning? After the stunning revelations in MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE, learn the origin of the one-eyed, gun-handed master of machinations… and the countdown begins for the biggest TRANSFORMERS event in comic book history.
*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio

FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Variant Covers:
Phil Jimenez variant cover!

Bullet points:
• T-Minus 5 months to SHOCKPOINT, the event that will rock the TRANSFORMERS to their core!
• Superstar artist PHIL JIMENEZ contributes a powerful variant cover!
• If you thought you knew SHOCKWAVE… get ready to be shocked!

Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #17
James Roberts (w) • Alex Milne (a) • Milne, Sean Chen (c)
REMAIN IN LIGHT! MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE's first full-blown epic moves into high gear as RODIMUS leads his crew to the gates of heaven—or hell. But larger forces are closing in and an ancient plan is reaching fruition—and as an old friend calls time on the AUTOBOTS' quest, one thing becomes clear: the LEGISLATORS are on the march.
*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio

FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Variant Covers:
Nick Roche variant cover!

Bullet points:
• This is the big one—everything since MTMTE #1 has been leading to this story!
• Heroes will fall—and revelations will change your perceptions of everything, ever!

Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters #1—SPOTLIGHT
Mairghread Scott & Mike Johnson (w) • Agustin Padilla (a) • Ken Christiansen (c)
BEAST HUNTERS! They were there when CYBERTRON fell—but what happened to the DINOBOTS for the past few thousand years? Here’s a hint—GRIMLOCK and company haven’t been sitting around and relaxing! The time is now—the place is
CYBERTRON—and the recipe is ACTION!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Variant Covers:
animation art variant cover!

Bullet points:
• Ties in to the smash hit TRANSFORMERS PRIME: BEAST HUNTERS television show as seen on the HUB!
• The creative team from the critically-acclaimed TRANSFORMERS PRIME: RAGE OF THE DINOBOTS is back!

Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters #1—Subscription Variant\
Mairghread Scott & Mike Johnson (w) • Agustin Padilla (a) • Michael Lark (c)
For subscription customers only… enlist up at your local comic shop! A variant cover by superstar Michael Lark! Only for loyal subscription box customers!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Prime – Rage of the Dinobots
Mike Johnson & Mairghread Scott (w) • Agustin Padilla (a) • Ken Christiansen (c)
The DINOBOTS hold the line as CYBERTRON falls! With OPTIMUS PRIME and the Ark long gone, the rest of the population makes their escape from the dying world–but SHOCKWAVE remains behind, continuing his experiments!
TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-606-3

Bullet points:
• Bridging the story from the Fall of Cybertron video game to the Prime TV show.

Offered Again!
Transformers: Prime, Vol. 1 • FC • $7.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-857-0

Transformers Regeneration One #91
Simon Furman (w) • Andrew Wildman (a) • Wildman, Guido Guidi (c)
THINGS FALL APART! The very fabric of the TRANSFORMERS’ universe begins to unravel, as huge and ancient cosmic forces take note of CYBERTRON’s (and the CYBERTRONIANS’) descent into chaos and anarchy. As HOT ROD struggles to hold things together, still reeling from his own game-changing wake-up call, competing destructive forces inch closer to a cataclysmic confrontation. The end begins here.
*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio

FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Variant Covers:
Geoff Senior variant cover!

Bullet points:
• If CYBERTRON falls—can the universe be far behind?
• Continuing the story of the original 1980s TRANSFORMERS comic book series!
• Non-stop action in the Furman/Wildman manner!

Transformers: Regeneration One, Vol. 2
Simon Furman (w) • Andrew Wildman (a & c)
The fallout from the devastation on Earth ripples outward, all the way to Nebulos, where GRIMLOCK faces his own dark demons and a fateful choice that may cost him his very Spark. The dark reign of SCORPONOK begins here, and nothing will ever be the same again!
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 128 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-642-1

Bullet points:
• Collects issues #86–90.

Offered Again!
Transformers: Regeneration One, Vol. 1 • FC • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-61377-555-4