IDW Solicitations for February 2018

IDW Publishing have released their solicits for comics releasing in February 2018! Read on for the full details on Optimus Prime #16, Lost Light #15 and more!

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Optimus Prime Annual 2018—Cover A: Priscilla Tramontano—SPOTLIGHT
John Barber (w) • Priscilla Tramontano (a & c)
THUNDERCRACKER IN: STARSCREAM: THE MOVIE! The good news: somebody finally gave Thundercracker money to make a film. The bad news: it’s Starscream, and he wants a biographical picture to win over the people of Earth. Will Thundercracker stand by his principles or… well, no, he makes the movie.
FC • 48 pages • $7.99

Optimus Prime Annual 2018—Cover B: Andrew Griffith—SPOTLIGHT
John Barber (w) • Priscilla Tramontano (a) • Andrew Griffith (c)
FC • 48 pages • $7.99


Optimus Prime #16—Cover A: Kei Zama
John Barber (w) • Kei Zama (a & c)
The Falling, Part 2: The arrival of Onyx Prime throws Cybertron into chaos—because he hasn’t come alone. Onyx’s treacherous companion forces Soundwave to finally make a choice: is Optimus Prime a friend… or foe?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Optimus Prime #16—Cover B: Casey W. Coller
John Barber (w) • Kei Zama (a) • Casey W. Coller (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Variant cover by Marcelo Matere!


Transformers: Lost Light #15—Cover A: Jack Lawrence
James Roberts (w) • Brendan Cahill (a) • Jack Lawrence (c)
SECRETS AND LIES! As the Scavengers’ journey reaches its ignoble end, the architect of their downfall puts the fate of half the Cybertronian race in their hands. Only one question remains: Are the worst Decepticons prepared to become the ONLY Decepticons?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Lost Light #15—Cover B: Nick Roche
James Roberts (w) • Brendan Cahill (a) • Nick Roche (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Variant cover by Brendan Cahill!


Transformers vs. Visionaries #3 (of 5)—Cover A: Fico Ossio
Magdalene Visaggio (w) • Fico Ossio (a & c)
The clock is ticking! Leoric finds himself exiled from New Prysmos by Virulina, who Merklynn has named the new leader of all the Visionaries. Can Leoric and his loyalists save Cybertron from being totally changed into a new homeworld for his people? Should they?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers vs. Visionaries #3 (of 5)—Cover B: Jeffrey Veregge
Magdalene Visaggio (w) • Fico Ossio (a) • Jeffrey Veregge (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Variant cover by cover by Brendan Cahill!


Scarlett’s Strike Force #3—Cover A: Harvey Tolibao
Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Nelson Daniel (a) • Harvey Tolibao (c)
It’s the third bombastic issue and the fun’s just getting started, sports fans! But that’s how it goes when you mix ninjas, talking robots, elite soldiers, maniacal despots, magical snake rituals… and so much more… into what people are calling The Best Action Comic Ever! By Aubrey Sitterson (G.I. Joe, Street Fighter X G.I. Joe) and Nelson Daniel (Clue, Dungeons & Dragons).
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Scarlett’s Strike Force #3—Cover B: Nelson Daniel
Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Nelson Daniel (a & c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Variant cover by Fico Ossio!
• 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!


Rom & the Micronauts #3 (of 5)—Cover A: Fico Ossio
Christos Gage (w) • Paolo Villanelli (a) • Fico Ossio (c)
At the Heart of the Entropy Cloud! Rom and the Micronauts enter Microspace in an attempt to foil the Dire Wraith’s ultimate plan: reviving a cosmic entity that would tear Earth apart. But within the Entropy Cloud, our heroes must fight Baron Karza and his minions before they can make the Dire Wraith’s dark prophecy a reality!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Rom & the Micronauts #3 (of 5)—Cover B: Chris Evenhuis
Christos Gage (w) • Paolo Villanelli (a) • Chris Evenhuis (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Variant cover by James Raiz!


Jem and the Holograms: Dimensions #4—Cover A: Abby Boeh
Sina Grace, Kevin Panetta (w) • Hannah Fischer, Abby Boeh (a) • Abby Boeh (c)
In “Jemojis,” by Kevin Panetta with art by Abby Boeh, The Misfits go to war with The Holograms over Jem’s themed emoticon app for phones. Will The Holograms rule the app store, too?! Not if Pizzazz (and Techrat) can help it!
And in a special story from Sina Grace with art by Hannah Fisher, Pizzazz struggles to control her own narrative amidst a nightmare combo of reality TV, social media, and social climbers.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Jem and the Holograms: Dimensions #4—Cover B: Hannah Fischer
Sina Grace, Kevin Panetta (w) • Hannah Fischer, Abby Boeh (a) • Hannah Fischer (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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


Transformers: Lost Light, Vol. 2
James Roberts (w) • Jack Lawrence, Priscilla Tramontano (a) • Alex Milne (c)
Rodimus and his Autobot crew continue their adventure as they chase the starship Lost Light—and its mutinous new captain! A witty, smart, emotional take on fan-favorite Transformers characters in a sci-fi world unlike any other!
Collects issues #7–12.
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 144 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-148-9

Bullet points:
• “This book is for everyone, new readers, old readers, even people that don’t think they like Transformers.”—Outright Geekery
• Advance solicited for March release!

Rom vs. the Transformers: Shining Armor
Christos Gage, John Barber (w) • Alex Milne (a & c)
Rom and the Transformers star in an all-new series revealing their secret shared history… plus a major new character is introduced!
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 onto a collision course… with Stardrive caught between two worlds!
TPB • FC • $17.99 • 128 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-143-4

Bullet points:
• “A 2017 must read!”—Outright Geekery
• Advance solicited for March release!

G.I. JOE: The Fall of G.I. JOE
Karen Traviss (w) • Steve Kurth (a & c)
When villains have become the new heroes, to what lengths must the former heroes go to save a world that doesn’t even want their help? Does the world really need G.I. JOE? Their greatest enemy, Cobra, has become an international peacekeeping force… and the future of America’s ultimate fighting team looks bleak. Scarlett leads what’s left of the JOEs—but will she be able to keep them together? The darkest chapter in G.I. JOE history unfolds as real-world action and politics collide, and nothing will ever be the same!
Collects the complete G.I. JOE Volume 4, issues #1–8.
TPB • FC • $24.99 • 200 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-225-7

Bullet points:
• “Traviss is amazing at what she does. The dialogue and the deception are thick like a novel. You can’t look away.”—Comics: The Gathering
• Advance solicited for March release!

Clue
Paul Allor (w) • Nelson Daniel (a) • George Caltsoudas (c)
Get a CLUE! Solve the world’s favorite murder mystery in this comic book adaptation of the classic whodunit board game.
When the mysterious Mr. Boddy turns up dead at his own dinner party, everyone’s a suspect! Miss Scarlett, Colonel Mustard, Mrs. Peacock, Professor Plum—all the familiar faces from the famous board game are back, with a couple new twists. But will Boddy’s body be the last to fall, or is it just the beginning?
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 144 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-118-2

Bullet points:
• “A modern and diverse take on the classic murder-mystery board game.”—USA Today
• Advance solicited for March release!

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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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