IDW Publishing Solicitations for June 2018

IDW Publishing have released solicitations for their Transformers and other Hasbro Universe titles due out in June 2018! Excitingly, this month sees the return of IDW’s movie tie-in comics, as the Bumblebee Movie Prequel mini-series begins! Plus, Lost Light double-ships! Read on for the details.

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Transformers: Bumblebee Movie Prequel #1—Cover A: Andrew Griffith—SPOTLIGHT
John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a & c)
Some call him Goldfender, but the name’s Bee… Bumblebee. On loan to MI6 and teamed with a human partner, Bee’s trapped in the middle of a Cold War plot to disrupt British Secret Intelligence. But when things go wrong, it’s up to Bee to discover if there’s a traitor in their midst. In the spy world, allegiances can change just as easily as a Transformer.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Bumblebee Movie Prequel #1—Cover B: Fico Ossio—SPOTLIGHT
John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a) • Fico Ossio (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• The prequel to the new Bumblebee film (coming this winter), geared towards a younger audience!
• From the classic Transformers: Robots in Disguise team of John Barber and Andrew Griffith!
• The perfect sometimes serious, sometimes campy action spy adventure for fans of James Bond, the Avengers TV show, or Mission Impossible!


Optimus Prime #20—Cover A: Kei Zama
John Barber (w) • Kei Zama (a & c)
“The Falling,” Part 5. Optimus Prime has faced defeat before and come back… but he’s never seen anything like this. Beyond life, beyond death—only the wisdom of an old friend can save him. Meanwhile, Victorion battles Devastator… and only one will survive.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Optimus Prime #20—Cover B: Casey W. Coller
John Barber (w) • Kei Zama (a) • Casey W. Coller (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• The return of Bumblebee!
• One shall rise, one shall fall, but who will destroy them all?
• B&W variant cover by Kei Zama!


Transformers: Lost Light #19—Cover A: Nick Roche
James Roberts (w) • E.J. Su (a) • Nick Roche (c)
DEATH FROM ABOVE! Years ago, the crew of the Lost Light fought a demonic Cybertronian mutant that fed on its victims’ souls. Years later, Rodimus and Co. are about to discover that the only thing worse than a sparkeater… is an army of sparkeaters!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Lost Light #19—Cover B: Nick Roche
James Roberts (w) • E.J. Su (a) • Nick Roche (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Leads directly into the biggest story in the history of the Lost Light!
• B&W variant cover by Nick Roche!


Transformers: Lost Light #20—Cover A: Jack Lawrence
James Roberts (w) • Casey W. Coller (a) • Jack Lawrence (c)
Rodimus vs. Getaway! Finally!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Lost Light #20—Cover B: Jack Lawrence
James Roberts (w) • Casey W. Coller (a) • Jack Lawrence (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Cyclonus vs. Star Saber!
• It’s a battle for the heart and soul of the Lost Light!
• A story years in the making!
• B&W variant cover by Jack Lawrence!


Transformers: The Wreckers Saga
Nick Roche, James Roberts (w) • Nick Roche, Guido Guidi (a) • Nick Roche (c)
Three tales of the legendary Wreckers from creators Nick Roche and James Roberts are collected into this special edition! From the prison planet of Garrus-9 and a mysterious siege, to the lonely exploits of a kidnapped Prowl, Roche and Roberts, with artist Guido Guidi, reveal traitors, long-lost secrets, and all the hard-nosed action that made the Wreckers the legends they are.

Collects Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers, Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers, and the Transformers: Requiem of the Wreckers one-shot.
TPB • FC • $29.99 • 300 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-221-9

Bullet points:
• Advance solicited for July release!
• Join the toughest crew of Autobots around on a trio of missions where they’ll face seemingly insurmountable odds and things are guaranteed to end badly.

Transformers: Optimus Prime, Vol. 3
John Barber (w) • Kei Zama, Priscilla Tramontano, Casey Coller (a) • Joana Lafuente (c)
What new future will the Transformers bots face? With Optimus Prime trapped on Cybertron, embroiled in the First Strike event, the Autobots on Earth set off on a mission to find their missing friend, Jazz. But anti-Cybertronian humans are after him as well, and they’re armed with Cybertronian weapons! Collects Optimus Prime issues #11–14 and the Optimus Prime: First Strike and Transformers: First Strike one-shots.
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 144 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-270-7

Bullet points:
• Advance solicited for July release!
• “Engaging and shows that IDW’s line of Transformers comics are more than meets the eye.”—Graphic Policy

Rom & the Micronauts
Christos Gage (w) • Paolo Villanelli, Chris Panda (a) • George Caltsoudas (c)
Baron Karza and D’rge, the Dire Wraith sorcerer, have joined forces to carry forward their equally malignant goals—Karza desires to conquer all of Microspace (again), while the Wraiths seek to awaken their Wraith God and conquer Earth! Now it’s up to Rom and the Micronauts to form their own alliance in order to stop the evil domination of two worlds! Collects the Micronauts: First Strike one-shot, the Rom: First Strike one-shot and the 5-issue Rom & The Micronauts mini-series.
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 160 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-263-9

Bullet points:
• Advance solicited for July release!
• An all-new Hasbro team-up event featuring your favorite Solstar Knight and the tiniest heroes around!

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Callum

Callum

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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