IDW Solicitations for May 2017

IDW Publishing have released the solicitations for their May 2017 Transformers and Hasbro Universe comics! Read on for the full details.

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Hasbro Heroes Sourcebook #1 (of 3)—SPOTLIGHT
John Barber & various (w) • Robert Atkins & various (a) • Fico Ossio (c)
If you’re new to the Hasbro Universe or a long-time fan, this book is for you! Featuring a veritable TON of bios on your favorite characters, from A to D, plus papercraft projects, a map of the new GI JOE Headquarters and an exclusive story featuring Rock ‘N’ Roll and his fateful encounter with the Cold Crawlers!
FC • 48 pages • $4.99

Hasbro Heroes Sourcebook #1 (of 3)—Subscription Variant
John Barber & Various (w) • Robert Atkins & various (a) • Sam Lofti (c)
FC • 48 pages • $4.99

Bullet points:
• Featuring writing and art by some of today’s top talent including John Barber, Guido Guidi, Aubrey Sitterson, Fico Ossio, Chris Ryall, Jack Lawrence, Brandon Easton, Steve Kurth, Cullen Bunn, Robert Atkins, Mairghread Scott, David Messina, and Jimmy Johnston.
• Exclusive paper-crafts, posters and stories in every issue!
• Variant cover by Marcelo Borstelmann!


Transformers: Lost Light #6
James Roberts (w) • Jack Lawrence (a & c)
You know that sinking feeling you get when you witness the destruction of an entire planet? Rodimus and company are about to feel that. Hardcore.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Lost Light #6—Subscription Variant
James Roberts (w) • Jack Lawrence (a) • Nick Roche (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Lost Light #6—Alex Milne Variant
James Roberts (w) • Jack Lawrence (a) • Alex Milne (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Six issues in…the end of Lost Light?!
• OK, not likely. But a lot of people could die now!
• Variant cover by Marcelo Matere!


Transformers: Till All Are One #10
Mairghread Scott (w) • Sara Pitre-Durocher (a & c)
As Starscream faces down the encroaching machinations of Elita One, he enlists Blast Off to help him bring Bruticus back!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Till All Are One #10—Subscription Variant
Mairghread Scott (w) • Sara Pitre-Durocher (a) • Priscilla Tramontano (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Variant cover by Marcelo Matere!


Optimus Prime #7
John Barber (w) • Priscilla Tramontano (a) • Kei Zama (c)
With the Junkion invasion resolved peacefully, Optimus Prime takes a moment to plan the Autobot’s next move on Earth.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Optimus Prime #7—Subscription Variant
John Barber (w) • Priscilla Tramontano (a) • Casey W. Coller (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Optimus Prime #7—Andrew Griffith Variant
John Barber (w) • Priscilla Tramontano (a) • Andrew Griffith (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Variant cover by Marcelo Matere!


 

G.I. JOE #6
Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Giannis Milonogiannis (a) • Aaron Conley (c)
G.I. Joe takes the action underground, as a team led by Roadblock chases the mysterious monsters summoned by Crystal Ball!

G.I. JOE #6—Subscription Variant
Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Giannis Milonogiannis (a & c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. JOE #6—Drew Johnson Variant
Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Giannis Milonogiannis (a) • Drew Johnson (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Variant cover by Ulises Farinas!


Note: Revolutionaries covers continue to be affected by the change in issue order, with the Ron Joseph sub cover likely to ultimately run on issue #7. We’ve included the Jed Dougherty cover released last month which corresponds to this story.

Revolutionaries #6
John Barber (w) • Fico Ossio (a) • Robert Atkins (c)
M.A.S.K. vs. ATOMIC MAN! The Revolutionaries team with MATT TRAKKER and the M.A.S.K. team to find Mike Power—a.k.a. ATOMIC MAN—the long-lost member of the G.I. JOE ADVENTURE TEAM. The bizarre history of this tragic hero leads to the truth behind “Project Ice Man”—and the return of another classic G.I. JOE hero!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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

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

Bullet points:
• Variant cover by Pierre Droal!


Revolution: Aw Yeah! #4 (of 5)
Art Baltazar (w & a & c)
Because you demanded it… OPTIMUS PRIME joins COBRA! They say it could never happen! They say it couldn’t be done! COBRA sees and conquers and takes what they want! TRANSFORMERS can surely be a huge prize, especially if their leader is mind controlled! The end of all existence is near!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Revolution: Aw Yeah! #4—Subscription Variant
Art Baltazar (w & a) • Jay Fosgitt (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Eisner Award winning cartoonist, Art Baltazar, brings his special brand of Aw-Yeah-someness to the new Hasbro Universe!
• Variant cover by Franco!


M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand #7
Brandon Easton (w) • Juan Samu (a) • Ryan Brown (c)
As Matt Trakker continues his investigation of V.E.N.O.M. with the help of Dr. Mindbender, the dark secrets of Matt’s past dealings with his former teammates is brought to the light. Before Matt recruits new members of M.A.S.K., he must close the chapter on his responsibility for the Origin of V.E.N.O.M.!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand #7—Subscription Variant
Brandon Easton (w) • Juan Samu (a) • Juan Manuel Frigeri (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand #7— Subscription Variant
Brandon Easton (w) • Juan Samu (a) • Antonio Fuso (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Conclusion to this special two-part origin of V.E.N.O.M.!
• Variant cover by Marcelo Perez Dalannays!


Micronauts: Wrath of Karza #2
Cullen Bunn & Jimmy Johnston (w) • Andrew Griffith (a) • Alex Ronald (c)
Baron Karza has triumphantly executed the first step in his plan to conquer the Earth. Only the Micronauts stand between him and his ultimate goal. Now comes the second step: Destroy the Micronauts.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Micronauts: Wrath of Karza #2—Subscription Variant
Cullen Bunn & Jimmy Johnston (w) • Andrew Griffith (a) • Ron Joseph (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Variant cover by John Royle!


Rom #11
Chris Ryall & Christos Gage (w) • David Messina (a) • Robert Atkins (c)
“Long Roads to Ruin,” part 1. Rom’s war against the Wraiths takes a dark turn as he’s forced to fight alone against both the returning, far more dangerous, Axiom, and a dual threat from the ocean depths… Scylla and Charybdis!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Rom #11—Gabriel Rodriguez Subscription Variant
Chris Ryall & Christos Gage (w) • David Messina (a) • Gabriel Rodriguez (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Rom #11—Nathan Greno Subscription Variant
Chris Ryall & Christos Gage (w) • David Messina (a) • Nathan Greno (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Rom #11—Jason Masters Subscription Variant
Chris Ryall & Christos Gage (w) • David Messina (a) • Jason Masters (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• All-new storyline begins here! Perfect jumping-on point!
• The debut of two lethal new villains!
• Ask your retailer how to get the special incentive cover by superstar artist Claudio Castellini!


Transformers: Most Epic Battles
Bill Mantlo, Ralph Macchio, Bob Budiansky, Simon Furman (w) • Frank Springer, Kim DeMulder, Don Perlin, Geoff Senior, Andrew Wildman, more (a) • Guido Guidi (c)
The most epic battles in Transformers history! This collection of the best vintage bang-ups and brawls from the Generation 1 era is the perfect companion for fans of the Robots in Disguise. See who wins when Optimus Prime and the Decepticons face off with ramifications stretching from Earth to Cybertron!
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 152 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-075-8

Bullet points:
• Transformers: The Last Knight releases on June 23, 2017.
• Advance solicited for June release!

Transformers: Autocracy Trilogy
Chris Metzen, Flint Dille (w) • Livio Ramondelli (a & c)
Before Optimus became a Prime he fought for order. Before Megatron became a conqueror he fought for freedom. In the early days of the war on Cybertron, two leaders–one Autobot, the other Decepticon–start down their own paths towards destiny. Collects the Autocracy, Monstrosity, and Primacy series into one collection.
TPB • FC • $29.99 • 336 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-074-1

Bullet points:
• Transformers: The Last Knight releases on June 23, 2017.
• Advance solicited for June release!

Transformers: Optimus Prime, Vol. 1
John Barber (w) • Kei Zama, Alex Milne (a) • Kei Zama (c)
REVOLUTION is over—but the danger to Earth is just beginning. As OPTIMUS PRIME pulls Earth into the larger universe, he’s painted a target on it… and a new alien incursion begins when a corkscrew shaped craft drills into our world! Collects issues #1–6.
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 144 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-969-1

Bullet points:
• Transformers: The Last Knight releases on June 23, 2017.
• Advance solicited for June release!

Rom, Vol. 2
Chris Ryall & Christos Gage (w) • David Messina, Paolo Villanelli (a) • Zach Howard (c)
Rom is more alone than ever in his fight against the Dire Wraiths. Or is he? Introducing two armored faces very familiar to Rom… but whose side are they on? Collects issues #5–8 and the origin of Rom from the 2017 Annual.
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 136 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-906-6

Bullet points:
• Advance solicited for June release!
• “The plot continues to bring a fresh take to the character and with the dynamic art, the series continues on a strong path.” –Word of the Nerd

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