New IDW Hasbro Universe Series Announced, Plus First Strike Tie-Ins

Via CBR, IDW Publishing have announced new tie-in one-shots for the First Strike crossover, plus two new ongoing series which will spin out of them after the event. Read on for details!

You can read the full interview with IDW’s David Hedgecock on CBR, but we’ll summarise the key details and mirror the included advance solicitations below.

  • Current series G.I. JoeM.A.S.K.Micronauts: Wrath of Karza, and Rom will all conclude in August
  • Six First Strike one-shots will be released, forming three two-part stories – the first parts releasing in September, and the second parts in October.
    • Optimus Prime: First Strike and Revolutionaries: First Strike, both by John Barber and Guido Guidi
    • G.I. Joe: First Strike and M.A.S.K.: First Strike, both by Aubrey Sitterson and Ilias Kyriazis
    • Micronauts: First Strike and Rom: First Strike, both by Christos Gage and Chris Panda
  • In November, G.I. Joe: Unmasked will debut, a new ongoing continuing the Joe/M.A.S.K. team-up/
  • In December, Rom & The Micronauts will begin as a second new ongoing.
  • A free First Strike #0 issue is out next week, on 14th June.

G.I. JOE: First Strike #1—Cover A: Drew Johnson—SPOTLIGHT
Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Ilias Kyriazis (a) • Drew Johnson (c)
As Scarlett heads off to Cybertron to confront the events of First Strike, her G.I. Joe team on Earth faces an unusual enemy… V.E.N.O.M.! With the help of a former M.A.S.K. member, G.I. Joe looks to put an end to Miles Mayhem’s sinister group once and for all, in the Greatest Crossover One-Shot Of All Time!
*Retailers: See your order form for incentive information.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Expected in-store date: 9/27/17

G.I. JOE: First Strike #1—Cover B: Ilias Kyriazis
Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Ilias Kyriazis (a & c)
*Retailers: See your order form for incentive information.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Expected in-store date: 9/27/17
*Retailer incentives: Order 10 copies, get one free variant cover by Nick Bradshaw!


Micronauts: First Strike #1—Cover A: Nelson Daniel—SPOTLIGHT
Christos Gage (w) • Chris Panda (a) • Nelson Daniel (c)
Rom, remaining on Earth as the events of First Strike take place, finds himself in a most unusual team-up… with Earth’s smallest heroes, The Micronauts! Together, these two forces must prevent a catastrophe on Earth even while Cybertron descends into chaos!
*Retailers: See your order form for incentive information.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Expected in-store date: 9/13/17

Micronauts: First Strike #1—Cover B: Chris Panda
Christos Gage (w) • Chris Panda (a & c)
*Retailers: See your order form for incentive information.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Expected in-store date: 9/13/17
*Retailer incentives: Order 10 copies, get one free variant cover by Nick Bradshaw!


Optimus Prime: First Strike #1—Cover A: Sara Pitre-Durocher—SPOTLIGHT
John Barber (w) • Guido Guidi (a) • Sara Pitre-Durocher (c)
With Cybertron under siege by Baron Ironblood’s forces, Optimus Prime and Arcee defend their homeland! Caught in the middle is the human/Transformer team known as the Revolutionaries—and one of them has a secret that puts everyone at risk!
*Retailers: See your order form for incentive information.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Expected in-store date: 9/20/17

Optimus Prime: First Strike #1—Cover B: Guido Guidi
John Barber (w) • Guido Guidi (a & c)
*Retailers: See your order form for incentive information.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Expected in-store date: 9/20/17
*Retailer incentives: Order 10 copies, get one free variant cover by Nick Bradshaw!

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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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