IDW Solicitations for August 2017

IDW Publishing have released solicitations for their Hasbro Universe titles releasing in August, including the new crossover First Strike. Read on to check out the listings.

After you’ve read them, head over to the Allspark Forums to discuss these upcoming issues.


Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor #2 (of 5)—Cover A: Alex Milne
John Barber & Christos Gage (w) • Alex Milne (a & c)
Starscream forges an unholy pact with the Dire Wraiths—and Bumblebee and Ultra Magnus are hot on his trail. Unfortunately for them, Rom and the Solstar Knights don’t know the difference between Autobots and Decepticons—and they’re ready to fight all comers!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor #2 (of 5) —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 #2 (of 5)—Cover C: Bart Sears
John Barber & Christos Gage (w) • Alex Milne (a) • Bart Sears (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!
• Don’t miss the cover by Ominous Press creator, Bart Sears, part of our Bart Sears cover month!


Optimus Prime #10—Cover A: Kei Zama
John Barber (w) • Livio Ramondelli & Kei Zama (a) • Kei Zama (c)
THE RETURN OF GALVATRON THE BARBARIAN! Optimus Prime meets with Alpha Trion, the ancient sage, who reveals a tale of Cybertron’s earliest days, when the original Thirteen Primes united the world. But even then, the warrior known as Galvatron was a wild card… shaping the future in unexpected ways.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Optimus Prime #10—Cover B: Casey W. Coller
John Barber (w) • Livio Ramondelli & Kei Zama (a) • Casey W. Coller (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Optimus Prime #10—Cover C: Andrew Griffith
John Barber (w) • Livio Ramondelli & Kei Zama (a) • Andrew Griffith (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Leads directly into this month’s First Strike event!
• Variant cover by Andrew MacLean!


Transformers: Lost Light #9—Cover A: Jack Lawrence
James Roberts (w) • Priscilla Tramontano (a) • Jack Lawrence (c)
All sides converge on Troja Major as the race to unlock the secrets of a unique Cybertronian reaches its desperate, violent conclusion. As old secrets are revealed, Nautica must pay the ultimate price—by resorting to the ultimate currency.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Lost Light #9—Cover B: Nick Roche
James Roberts (w) • Priscilla Tramontano (a) • Nick Roche (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Lost Light #9—Cover C: Alex Milne
James Roberts (w) • Priscilla Tramontano (a) • Alex Milne (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Variant cover by Andrew MacLean!


Micronauts: Wrath of Karza #5— Cover A: Alex Ronald—SPOTLIGHT
Cullen Bunn & Jimmy Johnston (w) • Andrew Griffith (a) • Alex Ronald (c)
The final chapter! Baron Karza has conquered Earth! Only the Micronauts and the Transformers stand against him! Little do they know that a new enemy—a much more dangerous enemy—will rise to challenge friend and foe alike! And one hero makes the ultimate sacrifice!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Micronauts: Wrath of Karza #5— Cover B: Bart Sears
Cullen Bunn & Jimmy Johnston (w) • Andrew Griffith (a) • Bart Sears (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Don’t miss the cover by Ominous Press creator, Bart Sears, part of our Bart Sears cover month!
• The death-defying finale before the epic crossover First Strike!
• Variant cover by Ray Dillon!


Rom #14—Cover A: Nathan Greno—SPOTLIGHT
Chris Ryall & Christos Gage (w) • David Messina, Guy Dorian & Sal Buscema (a) • Nathan Greno (c)
“Long Roads to Ruin” finale! Is this the last issue of Rom? Yes… and no! First Strike is upon us and out of that momentous event, a new Rom will arise! But before that, the fate of the Knights of the Solstar Order!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Rom #14—Cover B: Guy Dorian & Sal Buscema
Chris Ryall & Christos Gage (w) • David Messina, Guy Dorian & Sal Buscema (a) • Guy Dorian & Sal Buscema (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Rom #14—Cover C: Andrew Griffith
Chris Ryall & Christos Gage (w) • David Messina, Guy Dorian & Sal Buscema (a) • Andrew Griffith (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Rom #14—Cover D: Leonardo Manco
Chris Ryall & Christos Gage (w) • David Messina, Guy Dorian & Sal Buscema (a) • Leonardo Manco (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• On the road to First Strike!
• Final issue. Wait… what?! The portentous answers lay within!
• Variant cover by Ray Dillon!


G.I. JOE #9—Cover A: Aaron Conley—SPOTLIGHT
Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Giannis Milonogiannis (a) • Aaron Conley (c)
It all comes to a head for G.I. Joe! Can Roadblock and his team escape the underground in time? And is Scarlett prepared for all hell to break loose?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. JOE #9—Cover B: Giannis Milonogiannis
Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Giannis Milonogiannis (a & c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. JOE #9—Cover C: Bart Sears
Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Giannis Milonogiannis (a) • Bart Sears (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Don’t miss the cover by Ominous Press creator, Bart Sears, part of our Bart Sears cover month!
• The pulse-pounding final issue before this month’s First Strike crossover!
• Variant cover by Dylan Burnett!


M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand #10— Cover A: Abel Ciccero—SPOTLIGHT
Brandon Easton (w) • Drew Moss (a) • Abel Ciccero (c)
In the final issue of M.A.S.K., Matt Trakker loses the trust of his friends and teammates, causing the group to disband. With mounting threats on the horizon, Mobile Armored Strike Kommand is no longer on the front lines, plunging them all into an uncertain future.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand #10— Cover B: Bart Sears
Brandon Easton (w) • Drew Moss (a) • Bart Sears (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand #10— Cover C: Nicoletta Baldari
Brandon Easton (w) • Drew Moss (a) • Nicoletta Baldari (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Don’t miss the cover by Ominous Press creator, Bart Sears, part of our Bart Sears cover month!
• The jaw-dropping finale before the epic crossover First Strike!
• Variant cover by Santipérez!


Note: This month’s First Strike #1 solicit text differ slightly from the advanced preview released last month, so we’ve included both for you.

First Strike #1—Cover A: Freddie E. Williams II—GEM OF THE MONTH
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!

A Hasbro comic book event! A new era of peace is dawning as Earth formally joins the Cybertronian Council of Worlds. That is… until Baron Ironblood joins Destro, Storm Shadow and other nefarious villains in a terrorist attack on Iacon! As chaos takes hold on Cybertron, it will be left to Scarlett and the rest of G.I. Joe on Earth to discover the true purpose behind the attack before both worlds descend into all-out-war!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

First Strike #1—Cover B: Max Dunbar
Mairghread Scott & David Rodriguez (w) • Max Dunbar (a & c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

First Strike #1—Cover C: Alex Ronald
Mairghread Scott & David Rodriguez (w) • Max Dunbar (a) • Alex Ronald (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

First Strike #1—Cover D: Rob Duenas
Mairghread Scott & David Rodriguez (w) • Max Dunbar (a) • Rob Duenas (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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!
• A perfect jumping on point for readers new and old!
• The explosive next chapter of the Hasbro line! Literally! There are explosions!
• Variant covers by Jay Fosgitt, Davide Fabbri, Leonardo Manco, and Whilce Portacio!


First Strike #2—Cover A: Freddie E. Williams II—GEM OF THE MONTH
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

First Strike #2—Cover B: Max Dunbar
Mairghread Scott & David Rodriguez (w) • Max Dunbar (a & c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

First Strike #2—Cover C: Alex Ronald
Mairghread Scott & David Rodriguez (w) • Max Dunbar (a) • Alex Ronald (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

First Strike #2—Cover D: Rob Duenas
Mairghread Scott & David Rodriguez (w) • Max Dunbar (a) • Rob Duenas (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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?
• Variant cover by Jay Fosgitt, Davide Fabbri, and Leonardo Manco!

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