IDW Publishing Solicitations for July 2018

IDW Publishing have released their solicitations for their Transformers and other Hasbro Universe titles due for release in July 2018. Read on to check them out!

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WARNING – THE BELOW SOLICITATIONS CONTAIN MAJOR SPOILERS FOR OPTIMUS PRIME #17


Transformers: Unicron #1 (of 6)—Cover A: Alex Milne—GEM OF THE MONTH
John Barber (w) • Alex Milne (a & c)
The Darkest Hour has come. Optimus Prime stages a desperate gamble as the world-eater, Unicron, approaches Windblade’s homeworld—but that’s just the appetizer. The main course is Cybertron (with a side of Earth)… and it’s starting to look like no force in the galaxy can stop the end from coming.
FC • 32 pages • $4.99

Transformers: Unicron #1 (of 6)—Cover B: James Raiz—GEM OF THE MONTH
John Barber (w) • Alex Milne (a) • James Raiz (c)
FC • 32 pages • $4.99

Bullet points:
• The end is nigh!
• Variant covers by Andrew Griffith, Francesco Francavilla, and Bill Sienkiewicz!


Transformers: Unicron #2 (of 6)—Cover A: Alex Milne—GEM OF THE MONTH
John Barber (w) • Alex Milne (a & c)
Bumblebee investigates a dark corner of Cybertron’s past, searching for answers: what is Unicron, and why does it want to destroy Cybertron? Meanwhile, Windblade scrambles to figure out a plan as Chromia makes her return—with a Decepticon fleet in pursuit!
FC • 32 pages • $4.99

Transformers: Unicron #2 (of 6)—Cover B: James Raiz—GEM OF THE MONTH
John Barber (w) • Alex Milne (a) • James Raiz (c)
FC • 32 pages • $4.99

Bullet points:
• Don’t miss the exclusive cover for issue #1 by Bill Sienkiewicz, reimagining his classic cover for the original Transformers #1!
• Connecting B covers by James Raiz featuring destruction at the hands of Unicron!
• The end of IDW Transformers as you know it! Not a hoax, not an imaginary story, just the end of the universe!
• Covers by fan-favorite Transformers artists of the past decade!
• Every oversized issue packed with bonus content!
• Variant covers by Casey Coller, and Francesco Francavilla!


Optimus Prime #21—Cover A: Kei Zama
John Barber (w) • Kei Zama (a & c)
“The Falling,” Part 6. Bumblebee and Optimus Prime make a last, desperate bid to return to the real world as Shockwave teams up with the Autobots! Can Optimus stop what’s coming, or has he played right into the hands of the ultimate destroyer?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Optimus Prime #21—Cover B: Casey W. Coller
John Barber (w) • Kei Zama (a) • Casey W. Coller (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Optimus Prime and Bumblebee are dead… or are they?
• Shockwave’s ultimate plan revealed!
• Variant cover by Kei Zama!


Optimus Prime #22—Cover A: Kei Zama
John Barber (w) • Sara Pitre-Durocher (a) • Kei Zama (c)
END OF THE ROAD! Trapped between Shockwave’s attack and Unicron’s onslaught, Optimus and the Autobots struggle to make sense of what’s left of their world. Shockwave reveals ancient truths—as an old friend tries to reconnect with Cybertron.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Optimus Prime #22—Cover B: Sara Pitre-Durocher
John Barber (w) • Sara Pitre-Durocher (a & c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Variant cover by Kei Zama!


Transformers: Lost Light #21—Cover A: Jack Lawrence
James Roberts (w) • Jack Lawrence (a & c)
Something is coming. It cannot be stalled. It cannot be avoided. It cannot be reasoned with. As the end of everything draws near, a simple instruction rings out across the universe: prepare, confront, repel.

Some people are ready for the fight of their lives. Rodimus and the increasingly shambolic crew of the Lost Light…yeah, they’re really not. Like, at all.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Lost Light #21—Cover B: Geoff Senior
James Roberts (w) • Jack Lawrence (a) • Geoff Senior(c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Lost Light’s grand finale kicks into high gear!
• Features the arrival—at long last—of the Grand Architect!
• Don’t miss the B cover by beloved Transformers artist Geoff Senior!
• Variant cover by Jack Lawrence!


Transformers: Lost Light #22—Cover A: Nick Roche
James Roberts (w) • Brendan Cahill (a) • Nick Roche (c)
The final battle begins—and when it’s over, nothing will be the same. Everything that Lost Light—and More Than Meets The Eye before it—has thrown at you, from the biggest plot twist to the smallest incidental detail, has been leading to this: all your favorites, arm-in-arm, hand-in-hand, ready to go out in style.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Lost Light #22—Cover B: Geoff Senior
James Roberts (w) • Jack Lawrence (a) • Geoff Senior (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Lost Light’s grand finale kicks into high gear!
• Features a beginning, middle, and end that you won’t believe!
• Don’t miss the B cover by beloved Transformers artist Geoff Senior!
• Variant cover by Nick Roche!


Transformers: Bumblebee Movie Prequel #2 (of 4)—Cover A: Andrew Griffith
John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a & c)
THE LIVING HEADLIGHTS! In swinging 1960s London, Bumblebee teams with a pair of bickering master spies to unravel a Decepticon conspiracy—but is one of Bee’s friends a double agent?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Bumblebee Movie Prequel #2 (of 4)—Cover B: Fico Ossio
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 toward a younger audience!
• Sometimes serious, sometimes campy action spy adventure for fans of James Bond or Mission Impossible!
• Variant cover by Andrew Griffith!


Transformers vs. The Visionaries
Magdalene Visaggio (w) • Fico Ossio (a & c)
Cybertron has been invaded. The Transformers encounter unwelcome guests at the heart of their planet–and they may not have their hosts’ best interests at heart.

Refugees from another world, the Visionaries’ startling magical abilities could make them powerful allies… or dangerous enemies. It turns out there are some of each. When Virulina, leader of the Darkling Lords, discovers that the Transformers are vulnerable to magic, she uses that weakness to try and gain control of Cybertron! Leoric of the Spectral Knights teams up with Ironhide to stop her, but they quickly find themselves facing not just the Lords, but all of New Prysmos itself.
TPB • FC • $17.99 • 128 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-283-7

Bullet points:
• Advance solicited for August release!
• The first comic book series to feature the Visionaries since 1988!
• Leads into this month’s Unicron event!

Micronauts: Into The Microspace
Cullen Bunn & JimmyZ Johnston (w) • Max Dunbar, Andrew Griffith, Ron Joseph (a) • Marcelo Ferreira (c)
They may be small, but their world is huge! Follow these heroes from Microspace to Earth and discover the secrets of the mysterious Time Travelers. They came from a dying universe! Acroyear, Space Glider, Biotron, and their allies are on the run from the evil Baron Karza, blasting through a universe where magic and science vie for control. With resources dwindling, the long-lost Time Travelers may hold the key to salvation… but will it mean Armageddon for our world?

Collects IDW’s Micronauts ongoing series issues #1–11, the Micronauts: Revolution one-shot, the 2017 Annual, and the Wrath of Karza mini-series.
TPB • FC • $29.99 • 344 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-277-6

Bullet points:
• Advance solicited for August release!
• “A classic franchise getting new life from Cullen Bunn and a very talented crew of artists is something worth celebrating.” –ComicWow!TV

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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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