IDW Publishing Solicitations for January 2018

IDW Publishing have released their solicitations for Transformers and other Hasbro Universe comics due for release in January 2018! The Scavengers begin their final adventure, Onyx Prime returns, and more, so read on for details!

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Optimus Prime #15—Cover A: Kei Zama—SPOTLIGHT
John Barber (w) • Kei Zama (a & c)
“THE FALLING, PART 1!” Darkness falls over Cybertron as the legendary Onyx Prime returns. What does this mean for Optimus Prime—and the Earth? Windblade defends an already tense planet against a secret that could shatter Cybertron forever.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Optimus Prime #15—Cover B: Casey W. Coller—SPOTLIGHT
John Barber (w) • Kei Zama (a) • Casey W. Coller (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Variant cover by Brendan Cahill!


Transformers: Lost Light #14—Cover A: Jack Lawrence—SPOTLIGHT
James Roberts (w) • Brendan Cahill (a) • Jack Lawrence (c)
MACGUFFIN QUEST! The Scavengers have never had it so good. The war is a receding memory, their patchy service records have been forgotten, and the five of them can roam the galaxy as they please. All’s well that ends well? Not quite. Because unbeknownst to Krok and Co., their next adventure… will be their last.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Lost Light #14—Cover B: Nick Roche—SPOTLIGHT
James Roberts (w) • Brendan Cahill (a) • Nick Roche (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Variant cover by Brendan Cahill!


Transformers Vs. Visionaries #2 (of 5)—Cover A: Fico Ossio
Magdalene Visaggio (w) • Fico Ossio (a & c)
Virulina, leader of the Darkling Lords, has discovered that the Transformers are vulnerable to magic—and now she’s using that weakness to try and gain control of Cybertron and wipe them out! Leoric and Ironhide team up to stop her, but quickly find themselves facing not only the Darkling Lords, but all of New Prysmos itself!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers Vs. Visionaries #2 (of 5)—Cover B: Philip Murphy
Magdalene Visaggio (w) • Fico Ossio (a) • Philip Murphy (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Don’t miss the vintage style cover by Philip Murphy!
• Variant cover by Brendan Cahill!


Scarlett’s Strike Force #2 (of 8)—Cover A: Khary Randolph—CERTIFIED COOL
Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Nelson Daniel (a) • Khary Randolph (c)
Savage jungles, dinosaur fights, magic rituals, Kung-Fu, monster trucks, giant robots, weird science, strange villains and more—and it’s only the second issue! Roadblock’s team continues its hunt for the brand-new Cobra Commander as trouble brews inside of G.I. Joe’s underwater base. By Aubrey Sitterson (G.I. Joe, Street Fighter x G.I. Joe) and Nelson Daniel (Clue, Dungeons & Dragons). No wonder people are calling it The Best Action Comic Ever!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Scarlett’s Strike Force #2 (of 8)— Cover B: Nelson Daniel—CERTIFIED COOL
Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Nelson Daniel (a & c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Featuring all-stars of the Hasbro line as M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand and the Transformers join G.I. Joe in the fight against Cobra!
• Variant cover by Vasilis Lolos!


Rom & The Micronauts #2 (of 5)—Cover A: Juan Samu
Christos Gage (w) • Paolo Villanelli (a) • Juan Samu (c)
Trapped in Microspace! Everyone’s favorite Spaceknight becomes a “Microspace knight” as Rom and the Micronauts find equal footing. It’s up to the heroes of two universes to unravel the machinations of Baron Karza and the Dire Wraiths!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Rom & The Micronauts #2 (of 5)—Cover B: SL Gallant
Christos Gage (w) • Paolo Villanelli (a) • SL Gallant (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Is that romance in the air? No… AAH! It’s a swarm of flying monstrosities!
• Can our miniscule heroes beat an ever-growing threat?
• Variant cover by Jeffrey Veregge!


Jem and the Holograms: Dimensions #3—Cover A: Rachael Stott
Sam Maggs, Nicole Goux (w) • Rachael Stott, Nicole Goux (a) • Rachael Stott (c)
In a story from Sam Maggs and Rachael Stott, The Misfits, no stranger to reality TV, are invited to appear on a Ghost Hunting TV show with their rivals, The Holograms! And in Nicole Goux’s tale, The Starlight Girls defy their mentors, The Holograms, and sneak out to an open mic night.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Jem and the Holograms: Dimensions #3—Cover B: Nicole Goux
Sam Maggs, Nicole Goux (w) • Rachael Stott, Nicole Goux (a) • Nicole Goux (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• This anthology book features 2 self-contained stories in each issue! Double the rock-n-roll fun!
• Variant cover by Eliza Frye!


Transformers/G.I. JOE: First Strike
Mairghread Scott & David A. Rodriguez (w) • Max Dunbar (a) • Freddie E. Williams II (c)
A Hasbro Comic Book Event of epic proportions! The TRANSFORMERS are under attack from COBRA, G.I. JOE’s greatest enemy! As Earth joins the intergalactic community, a massive explosion threatens the peace! A new COBRA—led by the worst villains to ever tangle with G.I. Joe, M.A.S.K.:Mobile Armored Strike Kommand, and the Transformers—is invading Cybertron, and only Scarlett, Optimus Prime, the Joes, and the Autobots can save two worlds! It’s a race to the finish as good fights evil! Will our heroes win, or will Cobra DESTROY ALL TRANSFORMERS?!?
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 144 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-122-9

Bullet points:
• Advance solicited for February release!
• Featuring characters from everyone’s favorite childhood cartoons and toys of the ’80’s battling it out in one shared universe!

Transformers/G.I. JOE: First Strike – Champions
Christos Gage, Aubrey Sitterson, John Barber (w) • Ilias Kyriazis, Chris Panda (a) • Sara Pitre-Durocher (c)
Your favorite characters—Rom, the Autobots, Micronauts, G.I. Joe, and more—get to shine in standalone stories setting up the ultimate Hasbro comic book event! First, with Cybertron under siege from Baron Ironblood, it’s up to Optimus Prime and Arcee to defend their homeland, and the Revolutionaries team is caught in the middle! Then, back on Earth, Rom finds himself teaming up with the world’s smallest heroes, the Micronauts! Can they prevent catastrophe, or is it already too late? And, with the team divided, G.I. Joe must confront dangers both in space and Earthside. Looks like they’ll need some help from M.A.S.K.:Mobile Armored Strike Kommand!
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 144 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-123-6

Bullet points:
• Advance solicited for February release!

Transformers: Optimus Prime, Vol. 2
John Barber (w) • Priscilla Tramontano, Casey W. Coller, Kei Zama, Livio Ramondelli (a) • Priscilla Tramontano (c)
Explore the aftermath of Optimus Prime and his Autobots stopping an alien invasion of Earth. Diving into stories of war, peace, loss, regret, and redemption, this volume of Optimus Prime gives readers dramatic Transformers stories that spotlight the Autobots’ present and past struggles while setting the stage for future surprises! Collects Transformers: Optimus Prime issues #7–10 and the Transformers Annual 2017.
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 144 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-131-1

Bullet points:
· Advance Solicited for February release!
· “In the end, this is a fantastic book for both old and new readers.”—Outright Geekery

Transformers Windblade: The Last City
Mairghread Scott (w) • Sarah Stone, Corin Howell, Sara Pitre-Durocher (a) • Sara Pitre-Durocher (c)
The original fan-made Transformer stars in her own series. She cuts straight to the truth and no obstacle is going to stand in her path. Windblade is a force for good, who never fails to do the right thing. But what happens when she’s forced to work with Starscream to recruit new colonies to the Council of Worlds? Collects both the four-issue and seven-issue Windblade mini-series.
TPB • FC • $24.99 • 220 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-224-0

Bullet points:
• Advance solicited for February release!
• “This is not your average Transforming Robot comic book, this is so much more!”—Big Glasgow Comic Page

Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two, Vol. 7
James Roberts, John Barber (w) • Alex Milne, Andrew Griffith, Atilio Rojo (a) • Marcelo Matere (c)
MEGATRON assumes control of the quest to find the Knights of Cybertron—a quest that has never before been so urgent, so personal, and so likely to end in tears. But the crew of the Lost Light isn’t so eager to follow his orders and, as is always the case, past decisions will come back to haunt them. Plus, The AUTOBOTS return to Earth—with OPTIMUS PRIME in command! But what is bringing them back—and what terrifying secret do the humans hold? And GALVATRON is on Earth as well, with a plan to reshape it as he once did with Cybertron. A bold new era begins here! Collects issues #28–34 of More Than Meets The Eye and #28–34 of Robots In Disguise.
HC • FC • $49.99 • 340 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-149-6

Bullet points:
• Advance solicited for March release!
• The IDW Collection gives completionists every last issue and makes sure beginners have everything they need to get started.

Jem and the Holograms: Infinite
Kelly Thompson (w) • Stacey Lee, Jen Hickman, Jenn St-Onge (a) • Stacey Lee (c)
The FIRST-EVER Jem/Misfits crossover event takes both bands to a whole new world… like, literally! Now a happy quintet, Jem and The Holograms are stronger than ever, which is a good thing because they’re about to embark on an adventure unlike anything they’d ever imagined. After a public fight with The Misfits at a charity event, a strangely dressed Techrat shows up and takes them on a strange journey, a journey that is going to change EVERYTHING.
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 144 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-124-3

Bullet points:
• Advance solicited for February release!
• “This comic brings me the stuff I love and an art style that I want to frame!”—TheGWW.com

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Callum

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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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