Action and Adventure Podcast Ep. 22 – Struggling Artists

MICS! COMICS! ACTION AND ADVENTURE! The Hasbro Universe Podcast returns with an episode stuffed to the brim with content! Read on to check out the episode, where Chris Ryall’s departure, Optimus Prime, Lost Light and more are all up for discussion!

First, Daniel and Callum discuss the departure of Chris Ryall from IDW Publishing after 14 years. Then they jump right into the comics talk with the Optimus Prime Annual, which tells the story of “Thundercracker in Starscream: The Movie”, followed by a Soundwave focused chapter of “The Falling” in Optimus Prime #16.

Out in space, the story of the Scavengers comes to close(?) with a very… strange plan from Scorponok in Lost Light #15, while back on Cybertron, the battle between Transformers and Visionaries continues in Transformers vs. Visionaries #3.

Then, Rom and the Micronauts battle the forces of Baron Karza across Microspace in Rom & The Micronauts #3. And Aubrey Sitterson’s run on G.I. Joe ends on a tremendous cliffhanger in Scarlett’s Strike Force #3, and our hosts speculate how said cliffhanger could be resolved. And finally, the stories of Jem and the Holograms come to a close in Jem: Dimensions #4 by focusing on the best band ever: The Misfits!

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Timecodes:
0:00 – Introduction
2:21 – Chris Ryall Leaves IDW
12:42 – Optimus Prime Annual 2018 Discussion
27:28 – Optimus Prime #16 Discussion
39:51 – The Transformers: Lost Light #15 Discussion
54:03 – Transformers vs. Visionaries #3 Discussion
1:04:47 – Rom & The Micronauts #3 Discussion
1:19:40 – Scarlett’s Strike Force #3 Discussion
1:34:36 – Jem and the Holograms: Dimensions #4 Discussion
1:47:54 – Next Week’s Comics
1:49:45 – Outroduction

Featured music:
Opening – Action Man Ending Theme
Ending – “Universal Appeal” (Jem)

Note: This episode was recorded back in March.

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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.
Callum