IDW Solicitations for July 2017 – plus ‘First Strike’ crossover!

IDW Publishing have released solicitations for their Hasbro Universe titles releasing in July. Via CBR, we also have advance solicitations for the ‘First Strike’ crossover, launching in August!

After you check out the solicits, head over to the Allspark Forums to discuss them!


Optimus Prime #9—Cover A: Kei Zama
John Barber (w) • Kei Zama (a & c)
THE LIFE OF SIDESWIPE! A Junkion machine finally gives long-injured Sideswipe a new lease on life! But when his brother goes missing, Sideswipe and Arcee return to Cybertron—and nothing will be the same between them ever again.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Optimus Prime #9—Cover B: Casey W. Coller
John Barber (w) • Kei Zama (a) • Casey W. Coller (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Optimus Prime #9—Cover C: Tom Whalen
John Barber (w) • Kei Zama (a) • Tom Whalen (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Don’t miss the Optimus Prime cover by Mondo artist Tom Whalen, part of our Tom Whalen Cover Month!
• Variant cover by ZEROB!


Transformers: Lost Light #8—Cover A: Jack Lawrence
James Roberts (w) • Jack Lawrence (a & c)
THE HUNT IS ON! Ever lost something and spent forever looking for it? Try visiting Troja Major, the lost property capital of the universe. Just bear in mind that it’s better known by another name: the Howling Town. And the Autobots are about to find out why.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Lost Light #8—Cover B: Nick Roche
James Roberts (w) • Jack Lawrence (a) • Nick Roche (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Lost Light #8—Cover C: Tom Whalen
James Roberts (w) • Jack Lawrence (a) • Tom Whalen (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Don’t miss the Megatron cover by Mondo artist Tom Whalen, part of our Tom Whalen Cover Month!
• Variant cover by Alex Milne!


Transformers: Till All Are One #12—Cover A: Sara Pitre-Durocher
Mairghread Scott (w) • Sara Pitre-Durocher (a & c)
Starscream makes his most desperate move yet in order to protect himself from Elita One’s rising power. But for once the master of manipulation’s only choice is to make himself helpless to another. Good thing no one’s got a grudge against Starscream, right?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Till All Are One #12—Cover B : Priscilla Tramontano
Mairghread Scott (w) • Sara Pitre-Durocher (a) • Priscilla Tramontano (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Leading into next month’s major crossover event!
• Variant cover by ZEROB!


Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor #1—Cover A: Alex Milne—SPOTLIGHT
John Barber & Christos Gage (w) • Alex Milne (a & c)
Meet the universe’s only Cybertronian Solstar Knight! Hundreds of years ago, Rom discovered Stardrive, the sole survivor of a doomed space probe. Stardrive committed herself to protecting the galaxy from the Dire Wraiths… but when the Decepticon called Starscream makes a deadly deal, Rom and the Transformers are forced into a collision course… with Stardrive caught between two worlds!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor #1—Cover B: Nick Roche
John Barber & Christos Gage (w) • Alex Milne (a) • Nick Roche (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor #1—Cover C: Paolo Villanelli
John Barber & Christos Gage (w) • Alex Milne (a) • Paolo Villanelli (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• An all-star lineup of Christos Gage (Rom), John Barber (Optimus Prime), and Alex Milne (More Than Meets the Eye) tell the never-before-revealed secret history of Rom and the Transformers!
• Introducing a major new character!
• Variant cover by David Lafuente!


Rom #13—Cover A: David Lafuente
Chris Ryall & Christos Gage (w) • David Messina, Guy Dorian & Sal Buscema (a) • David Lafuente (c)
“Long Roads to Ruin,” part 3. The penultimate issue of Rom’s opening salvo against the Wraiths! But whose side are Orphion and Livia on?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Rom #13—Cover B: Chris Panda
Chris Ryall & Christos Gage (w) • David Messina, Guy Dorian & Sal Buscema (a) • Chris Panda (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Rom #13—Cover C: Richard Wentworth
Chris Ryall & Christos Gage (w) • David Messina, Guy Dorian & Sal Buscema (a) • Richard Wentworth (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Rom #13—Cover D: Tom Whalen
Chris Ryall & Christos Gage (w) • David Messina, Guy Dorian & Sal Buscema (a) • Tom Whalen (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Don’t miss the Rom cover by Mondo artist Tom Whalen, part of our Tom Whalen Cover Month!
• Variant cover by Raffaele Ienco!


Hasbro Presents: Revolution Complete
John Barber & Cullen Bunn & Various (w) • Fico Ossio & Various (a) • James Biggie (c)
THE REVOLUTION HAS BEGUN! Celebrating more than a decade of stories by IDW and HASBRO, this unprecedented event draws everything together—and leaves nothing standing. The REVOLUTION is here—TAKE A STAND!
Collects Revolution issues #0–5 as well as all of the Revolution One-Shots, including Transformers, G.I. JOE, Action Man, Rom, Micronauts, and M.A.S.K., with an expanded cover gallery.
HC • FC • $49.99 • 328 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-965-3

Bullet points:
• Advance solicited for September release!
• The complete Revolution saga in one oversized hardcover!

Transformers: The IDW Collection Phase Two, Vol. 6
John Barber, James Roberts, Mairghread Scott (w) • Phil Jimenez, Andrew Griffith, Sarah Stone, Brendan Cahill, Atilio Rojo, James Raiz, Livio Ramondelli, Nick Roche, Robert Gill, Alex Milne (a) • Guido Guidi (c)
Presenting IDW’s Transformers comics in preferred reading order! The end of everything! Shockwave makes a move millions of years in the planning—an ultimate strategy to remake Cybertron and destroy both the Autobots and Decepticons! Only the combined forces of Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, and Rodimus can save their world—but billions of miles and eons of war leave our heroes divided, in “Dark Cybertron.” Plus, Windblade takes the planet by storm—but where did she come from—and what does her secret mean for the future of the Transformers?
Collects Dark Cybertron #1 and Finale, More Than Meets The Eye issues #23–27, Robots In Disguise issues #23–27, and Windblade issues #1–4.
HC • FC • $49.99 • 388 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-085-7

Bullet points:
• Advance Solicited for September release!
• The best way to catch up on the Transformers universe!


Hasbro Heroes Sourcebook #3 (of 3)— Cover A: Fico Ossio
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 P to Z, plus papercraft projects, a map of the Heliopolis, the Micronauts’ ship, and a fantastic story leading in to the next huge Hasbro event!
FC • 48 pages • $4.99

Hasbro Heroes Sourcebook #3 (of 3)— Cover B: Sam Lotfi
John Barber & Various (w) • Robert Atkins & Various (a) • Sam Lotfi (c)
FC • 48 pages • $4.99

Bullet points:
• Written by today’s top Hasbro U talent including John Barber, Aubrey Sitterson, Chris Ryall, David Mariotte, Brandon Easton, Cullen Bunn, Mairghread Scott, and Jimmy Johnston.
• Art by some of today’s top Hasbro Universe artists including Robert Atkins, Guido Guidi, Simon Gough, Marcelo Ferreira, Fico Ossio, and Jack Lawrence!
• Exclusive paper-crafts, posters and stories in every issue!
• Variant cover by Marcelo Borstelmann!


Micronauts: Wrath of Karza #4— Cover A: Alex Ronald
Cullen Bunn & Jimmy Johnston (w) • Andrew Griffith (a) • Alex Ronald (c)
The threat of Karza enerchanged with Micronus Prime has the Earth prepared to bow down before him. Oz and the Micronauts are undaunted though. With the help of the Transformers, Oz thinks they can win. What will become of Acroyear? And what does the arrival of a Time Traveler mean?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Micronauts: Wrath of Karza #4— Cover B: Tom Whalen
Cullen Bunn & Jimmy Johnston (w) • Andrew Griffith (a) • Tom Whalen (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Don’t miss the Baron Karza cover by Mondo artist Tom Whalen, part of our Tom Whalen Cover Month!
• Variant cover by Andrew Griffith!


M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand #9— Cover A: Ryan Brown
Brandon Easton (w) • Igor Lima (a) • Ryan Brown (c)
In the penultimate chapter of M.A.S.K., Matt Trakker and his allies battle massive mutated creatures in the bowels of the Earth as an internal power struggle threatens to tear the team apart. The secret infiltrator continues to sow distrust, if M.A.S.K. survives the monsters, can they survive each other?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand #9— Cover B: Tom Whalen
Brandon Easton (w) • Igor Lima (a) • Tom Whalen (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand #9— Cover C: Aurelio Mazzara
Brandon Easton (w) • Igor Lima (a) • Aurelio Mazzara (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Don’t miss the Matt Trakker cover by Mondo artist Tom Whalen, part of our Tom Whalen Cover Month!
• Variant cover by Marcelo Perez Dalannays!


REVOLUTIONARIES #8—Cover A: Igor Lima
John Barber (w) • Fico Ossio (a) • Igor Lima (c)
OPTIMUS PRIME VS. BARON IRONBLOOD! The final mystery is revealed as Baron Ironblood reveals his true identity! Only by teaming with Transformers leader Optimus Prime do the Revolutionaries have a chance to save Earth—and the whole Hasbro universe! The senses-shattering conclusion to Revolutionaries leads directly into next month’s massive crossover event!
FC • 48 pages • $4.99

REVOLUTIONARIES #8—Cover B: Tone Rodriguez
John Barber (w) • Fico Ossio (a) • Tone Rodriguez (c)
FC • 48 pages • $4.99

REVOLUTIONARIES #8—Cover C: Santipérez
John Barber (w) • Fico Ossio (a) • Santipérez (c)
FC • 48 pages • $4.99

Bullet points:
• Special, over-sized series finale! Everything has been leading up to the earth shattering revelations found in this issue!
• With major repercussions, the countdown to the next major event starts here!
• Variant cover by Pierre Droal!


G.I. JOE #8— Cover A: Aaron Conley
Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Giannis Milonogiannis (a) • Aaron Conley (c)
It’s the battle you’ve been waiting for! No, not G.I. Joe versus Cobra… it’s Snake Eyes versus Quick Kick! When Snake Eyes steps out of bounds, only Quick Kick stands in the way of the ninja commando. Who is the team’s true martial arts champion? Well, you’ve gotta read to find out!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. JOE #8— Cover B: Giannis Milonogiannis
Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Giannis Milonogiannis (a & c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. JOE #8— Cover C: Tom Whalen
Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Giannis Milonogiannis (a) • Tom Whalen (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Don’t miss the Snake Eyes cover by Mondo artist Tom Whalen, part of our Tom Whalen Cover Month!
• Variant cover by Santipérez!


First Strike #1
Mairghread Scott & David Rodriguez (w) • Max Dunbar (a) • Freddie E. Williams II (c)
The crossover of the year is here! Earth is finally ready to officially join the Cybertronian Council of Worlds and appoint their first representative to the Council. Too bad the ceremony is interrupted by a massive explosion and the forces of COBRA! Now it’s up to Scarlett, Optimus Prime, G.I. Joe and the Autobots to save two worlds!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Expected in-store date: 8/9/17

Bullet points:
• The Hasbro crossover event of 2017 is here!
• Spiraling out of the events of Revolution, Revolutionaries, G.I. Joe, Optimus Prime and Transformers: Till All Are One!
• The explosive next chapter of the Hasbro line! Literally! There are explosions!


First Strike #2
Mairghread Scott & David Rodriguez (w) • Max Dunbar (a) • Freddie E. Williams II
The crossover of the year continues! Scarlett learns the truth behind Baron Ironblood’s plan to destroy all life on Cybertron, but with her team stranded on Earth, she must turn to an unlikely ally to help her reach the besieged planet. Enter: Soundwave!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Expected in-store date: 8/23/17

Bullet points:
• The Hasbro crossover event of 2017 is here!
• As Cybertron is attacked, G.I. Joe looks to answer one of the biggest questions: Why?

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Callum

Callum

Callum somehow managed to avoid Transformers during his actual childhood, but then the live-action films piqued his interest, Animated suckered him in, and IDW's comics made sure he stuck around.
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