IDW Solicitations for April 2017

IDW Publishing have released the solicitations for their April 2017 comics! Read on for the full details.


Optimus Prime #6
John Barber (w) • Kei Zama (a & c)
“NEW CYBERTRON”—CONCLUSION! As the Junkions reveal their ultimate plan, Optimus Prime makes a decision that will define the relationship between Earth and Cybertron for all time… but will Arcee be able to live with the fallout?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Optimus Prime #6—Subscription Variant
John Barber (w) • Kei Zama (a) • Casey Coller (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Optimus Prime #6—Andrew Griffith Variant
John Barber (w) • Kei Zama (a) • Andrew Griffith (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
• Variant cover by Jin Kim!


Transformers: Lost Light #5
James Roberts (w) • Jack Lawrence (a & c)
It’s TEAM RODIMUS versus a universe gone wrong! An alternate Cybertron is being torn apart as the malevolent Functionist Council implement a plan that’s been millions of years in the making. But with victory within their reach, they find themselves up against someone who really shouldn’t exist: MEGATRON.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Lost Light #5—Subscription Variant
James Roberts (w) • Jack Lawrence (a) • Nick Roche (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Lost Light #5—Alex Milne Variant
James Roberts (w) • Jack Lawrence (a) • Alex Milne (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
• The end times are here for the crew of the Lost Light!
• Variant cover by Jin Kim!


Transformers: Till All Are One #9
Mairghread Scott (w) • Sara Pitre-Durocher (a & c)
After the costly victory against the Titans, Iacon is in shambles and Starscream finds himself on shakier ground than ever. The key to his political (and likely literal) survival rests in the outcome of a very unlikely event: the trial of the Council’s first official war criminal—Chromia of Caminus!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Till All Are One #9—Subscription Variant
Mairghread Scott (w) • Sara Pitre-Durocher (a) • Priscilla Tramontano (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
• Variant cover by Jin Kim!


G.I. JOE #5
Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Giannis Milonogiannis (a) • Aaron Conley (c)
MONSTERS! G.I. JOE has fought Cobra, the Dreadnoks and more, but never before have they faced a threat like this: Gigantic, heaving abominations crawling up from the depths of the Earth itself. As teams of Joes struggle to respond to the unpredictable attacks, Scarlett must decide what to do with the enemy in the team’s midst. Plus, the G.I. JOE leader reveals a troubling secret to her second-in-command, Roadblock.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. JOE #5—Subscription Variant
Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Giannis Milonogiannis (a & c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. JOE #5—Tom Feister Variant
Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Giannis Milonogiannis (a) • Tom Feister (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
• New storyarc!
• Variant cover by Tom Neely!


Micronauts, Vol. 2: Earthbound
Cullen Bunn & Jimmy Johnston (w) • Max Dunbar (a & c)
Search for the Time Travelers! Oz says he knows where they are… but does anybody know what finding the secrets of the Time Travelers will mean for Microspace… and for Earth? Collects issues #6-11 and Micronauts Revolution.
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 152 pages
• “A classic franchise getting new life from Cullen Bunn and a very talented crew of artists is something worth celebrating.” –ComicWow!
• Advance solicited for May release!


Micronauts: Wrath of Karza #1 (of 5)—SPOTLIGHT
Cullen Bunn & Jimmy Johnston (w) • Andrew Griffith (a) • Alex Ronald (c)
As one universe dies, another is invaded! Microspace — the home of the Micronauts — is collapsing. But Baron Karza has discovered a new universe in which the people of Microspace would thrive, a universe in which he would rule! The first world to be conquered is Earth, and the first enemies to be targeted are the TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE, M.A.S.K., and ROM!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Micronauts: Wrath of Karza #1 (of 5)—Subscription variant
Cullen Bunn & Jimmy Johnston (w) • Andrew Griffith (a) • Michael Golden (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
• Baron Karza invades Earth and the Micronauts will never, ever be the same!
• Variant cover by Valentina Pinto, Paul Pope, and Michael Golden!


Note: Due to mixups, the description and one cover included for Revolutionaries #5 are in fact for a subsequent issue. We’ve included the correct description for #5, released last month, and collected the “sneak preview” underneath.

Revolutionaries #5
John Barber (w) • Fico Ossio (a) • Robert Atkins (c)
Cobra Commander vs. Hearts of Steel! Thousands of years ago, a starship crashed on Earth—and the Hearts of Steel Transformers were born… but how can these steampunk Cybertronians be real?! And what does Cobra Commander want with them, when he hasn’t even got Cobra to back him up? The Revolutionaries have uncovered one of the darkest and most incredible secrets on Earth!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Revolutionaries #5—Subscription Variant
John Barber (w) • Fico Ossio (a) • Ron Joseph (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Revolutionaries #5—Subscription Variant
John Barber (w) • Fico Ossio (a & c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
• The secret history of Cybertonians on Earth—but how can it be!
• Who is behind the Cobra Commander mask?!
• Springing from the fan-favorite Transformers: Hearts of Steel limited series!
• Variant cover by Pierre Droal!


Revolutionaries #6
John Barber (w) • Fico Ossio (a) • ??? (c)
M.A.S.K. vs. the ATOMIC MAN! The Revolutionaries uncover the deep, dark secret of Mike Power, the Atomic Man—and enlist the help of M.A.S.K. to bring in the long-lost agent! But there’s more to Power’s story than anyone imagined, in the oddest story of 2017!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Revolutionaries #6—Subscription Variant
John Barber (w) • Fico Ossio (a) • Jed Dougherty (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99


Revolution: Aw Yeah! #3 (of 5)
Art Baltazar (w & a & c)
THIS IS IT! The confrontations you’ve been waiting for! DESTRO vs ROM! Micronauts vs COBRA! The team-ups you’ve only imagined while playing with your action figures! ACROYEAR and BUMBLEBEE! SPACE GLIDER and SCARLET! Action? Excitement? Yes. This one has it all! Oh, and the evil BARON KARZA, too. By the EISNER AWARD Winning Cartoonist, ART BALTAZAR! Aw Yeah!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Revolution: Aw Yeah! #3—Subscription Variant
Art Baltazar (w & a) • Jay Fosgitt (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
• Eisner Award winning Cartoonist, Art Baltazar, brings his special brand of Aw-Yeah-someness to the new Hasbro Universe!
• Variant cover by Franco!


Rom #10
Chris Ryall & Christos Gage (w) • David Messina (a) • Drew Moss (c)
“Interlude.” In Rom’s time on Earth, he’s affected lives both good and bad. See just how bad in this perfect jumping-on point and prelude to into Rom’s next great storyline, “Long Roads to Ruin!”
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Rom #10—Drew Moss-A Subscription Variant
Chris Ryall & Christos Gage (w) • David Messina (a) • Drew Moss (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Rom #10—Drew Moss-B Subscription Variant
Chris Ryall & Christos Gage (w) • David Messina (a) • Drew Moss (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Rom #10—Drew Moss-C Subscription Variant
Chris Ryall & Christos Gage (w) • David Messina (a) • Drew Moss (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
• The return of original series artist David Messina!
• Four special covers by artist Drew Moss!
• Variant cover by John Stanisci!


M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand #6
Brandon Easton (w) • Juan Samu (a) • Tone Rodriguez (c)
“THE ORIGIN OF V.E.N.O.M.,” part one. As the M.A.S.K. team constructs a new headquarters in Miami, Matt Trakker goes on a solo mission to identify new recruits. Along the way, Trakker crosses paths with Dr. Mindbender who instructs him on the art of leadership and manipulation. But Trakker quickly uncovers Mindbender’s twisted goals and learns the true history of his former teammates who became members of V.E.N.O.M.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand #6—Subscription Variant
Brandon Easton (w) • Juan Samu (a) • Alex Milne (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand #6—Subscription Variant
Brandon Easton (w) • Juan Samu (a) • Abel Cicero (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
• The origins of V.E.N.O.M. revealed!
• Variant cover by Marcelo Perez Dalannays!

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