Bumblebee movie prequel comic cover shows off fan-fave Autobot’s new look

Penguin Random House, responsible for IDW Publishing’s Transformers trade paperbacks, has listed the collected volume of the Bumblebee: The Movie prequel, “From Cybertron with Love”, on their website – with a cover that shows off the young Autobot’s face!

Interestingly, this doesn’t seem to be entirely based on what we’ve seen of the design Bumblebee will be sporting in his upcoming solo film, which we’ve seen through a Hasbro Europe leak of a Bumblebee voice changer helmet. Still, it’s an interesting new design that blends aspects of his Generation 1 look with smoother versions of his appearance in the blockbuster movies, with a face that seemingly draws on the mechanical “greebles” of the original film trilogy’s faces, the increasingly human appearance seen in Age of Extinction and The Last Knight, and the more angular robot faces pioneered by artists like Guido Guidi, Nick Roche and Alex Milne.
The miniseries, which features Bumblebee going undercover for MI6 in 1960s England, will reunite writer-artist team John Barber and Andrew Griffith, best known for their work together on The Transformers: Robots in Disguise.

What do you think of the new Bumblebee design? Do you wish it was being used in the movies, or are you more of a fan of the grille-mouth look? Share your thoughts in our Bumblebee: The Movie discussion thread, or on our Discord server!