IDW Solicitations for March 2018

IDW Publishing have released their solicitations for the Transformers and other Hasbro Universe comics set for release in March 2018. Read on for the full details!

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Transformers: Unicron: The Darkest Hour #0—Free Comic Book Day 2018
John Barber (w) • Alex Milne (a) • Sara Pitre-Durocher (c)
Not a whimper, nor a bang-the end comes with a squall of entropy shrieking from the ravenous maw of death itself. The message is clear: Unicron has arrived. The Transformers lock into a desperate bid to save Rom’s homeworld from the world-killer — but why has Unicron chosen this world on his path to Cybertron… and Earth? The biggest story in the history of Transformers starts now: for Unicron’s arrival can mean nothing less than the end of a universe.
FC • 32 pages

Optimus Prime #17—Cover A: Kei Zama
John Barber (w) • Kei Zama (a & c)
“The Falling,” Part 3: Onyx Prime sows the seeds of chaos and panic on Cybertron as he reveals dark secrets… but nothing will prepare Optimus Prime and his allies for Onyx’s darkest revelation!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Optimus Prime #17—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 Thomas Deer!

Transformers: Lost Light #16—Cover A: Jack Lawrence
James Roberts (w) • Jack Lawrence (a & c)
ALL GOOD THINGS…! Rodimus and the Crusadercons have reached their final destination. The trouble is, it’s not Cyberutopia. In fact, it’s not ANYWHERE. But they’d better get used to it, because they’re going to be there until the end of Time…
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Lost Light #16—Cover B: Alex Milne
James Roberts (w) • Jack Lawrence (a) • Alex Milne (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• B&W variant cover by Alex Milne!

Transformers vs. Visionaries #4 (of 5)—Cover A: Fico Ossio
Magdalene Visaggio (w) • Fico Ossio (a & c)
Leoric and Ironhide only have hours left to save Cybertron from destruction, while Virulina tries to harness the life energy of Leoric’s captured friends to accelerate the end. Now Leoric must somehow detonate the counter-wave bomb and rescue his people. And the clock is ticking.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers vs. Visionaries #4 (of 5)—Cover B: Luca Pizzari
Magdalene Visaggio (w) • Fico Ossio (a) • Luca Pizzari (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Variant cover by Brendan Cahill!

Rom & The Micronauts #4 (of 5)—Cover A: EJ Su
Christos Gage (w) • Paolo Villanelli (a) • EJ Su (c)
Asymmetric Warfare! Newly emerged from Microspace, Rom and the Micronauts seek out Baron Karza and his Dire Wraith allies. But it may be too late to save Earth from being consumed by a dark god from beyond our dimension!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Rom & The Micronauts #4 (of 5)—Cover B: Giannis Milonogiannis
Christos Gage (w) • Paolo Villanelli (a) • Giannis Milonogiannis (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Variant cover by Robert Csiki!

ROM: Tales of the Solstar Order #1 Special Edition—CERTIFIED COOL
Chris Ryall & Christos Gage (w) • Guy Dorian Sr & Sal Buscema (a & c)
“Battle Scars!” This special re-presentation of Rom comic co-creator Sal Buscema’s storied return to the character is presented in a single issue for the first time, along with bonus art, an interview with Buscema, and other cool extras!
FC • 40 pages • $4.99

Bullet points:
• Rom comic co-creator Sal Buscema’s triumphant return to Rom interiors!
• The final fate of a Solstar Knight collected in one special edition!
• Bonus: Interview with the art team!

Transformers: Redemption of the Dinobots
John Barber (w) • Livio Ramondelli (a & c)
Explore the Dinobots like never before! It’s a rollercoaster of death and absolution, drenched in atmosphere and action in three stories focused on the Dinobots. First, in “Punishment,” Optimus Prime and Windblade team up to stop a killer, but do they really want to, when all the victims are Decepticons? Then, in the title story, the Dinobots accept a dangerous mission into the Cybertronian wilds, but they get more than they bargained for, and are forced to reassess their beliefs in the process. Finally, in “Salvation,” the Dinobots are reviled for the things they’ve done. So when their greatest threat, Trypticon, appears, how much will they sacrifice for a world that hates them?
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 144 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-183-0

Bullet points:
• Collects The Transformers: Punishment, The Transformers: Redemption, and The Transformers: Salvation.
• Advance solicited for April release!

Jem and the Holograms Covers Treasury Edition, Volume 2—CERTIFIED COOL
Various (a) • Sophie Campbell (c)
A second volume of the covers treasury edition, featuring OUTRAGEOUS covers from the “Dark Jem” arc and beyond!
FC • 48 pages • $7.99 • 9 1/4” x 14 1/4”

Bullet points:
• Bold, energetic art from some of your favorite Jem artists, including Sophie Campbell, Jen Bartel, Jenn St-Onge, and many more!



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.