IDW Publishing Solicitations for August 2018

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

After reading the solicits below, head over to the Allspark Forums to discuss them with other fans!

As with the July solicitations, be aware that the below solicitations contain MAJOR SPOILERS for Optimus Prime #17.


Transformers: Unicron #3 (of 6)—Cover A: Alex Milne—SPOTLIGHT

John Barber (w) • Alex Milne (a & c)

Unicron approaches Cybertron, so Windblade enacts a desperate plan—one neither Optimus Prime nor Starscream agree with! Has Windblade outmaneuvered Shockwave’s machinations—or played right into his deadly hand?

FC • 32 pages • $4.99

Transformers: Unicron #3 (of 6)—Cover B: James Raiz—SPOTLIGHT

John Barber (w) • Alex Milne (a) • James Raiz (c)

FC • 32 pages • $4.99 

Bullet points:

  • Variant covers by Nick Roche, and Francesco Francavilla!

Transformers: Unicron #4 (of 6)—Cover A: Alex Milne—SPOTLIGHT

John Barber (w) • Alex Milne (a & c)

Unicron sets his sights on Earth… but is anyone left to defend it?

FC • 32 pages • $4.99

Transformers: Unicron #4 (of 6)—Cover B: James Raiz—SPOTLIGHT

John Barber (w) • Alex Milne (a) • James Raiz (c)

FC • 32 pages • $4.99

Bullet points:

  • The destruction continues! We’re halfway to the end and Unicron is winning. Will Optimus and his allies be able to save anything?!
  • Connecting B covers by James Raizfeaturing destruction at the hands of Unicron!
  • Covers by fan-favorite Transformersartists of the past decade!
  • Variant covers by Guido Guidiand Francisco Francavilla!

Optimus Prime #23—Cover A: Kei Zama—SPOTLIGHT

John Barber (w) • Priscilla Tramontano (a) • Kei Zama (c)

The battle against Unicron forces Optimus Prime’s colonist soldiers to contend with a brutal reality—they have no homes to return to. But when they make a move against Trypticon, the human-controlled home of the next generation of Cybertronians… can the end be far behind?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Optimus Prime #23—Cover B: Priscilla Tramontano—SPOTLIGHT

John Barber (w) • Priscilla Tramontano (a & c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Tie-in to the Unicron event!
  • Part of the summer of Transformers—all building up to the end of the universe as we know it!
  • Variant cover by Kei Zama!

Transformers: Lost Light #23—Cover A: Jack Lawrence—SPOTLIGHT

James Roberts (w) • Jack Lawrence (a & c)

The final battle is here! Bots will live, bots will die, and the craziness can only increase! We’re halfway through a finale six years in the making! And if you’ve ever loved a bot, you won’t want to miss this.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Lost Light #23—Cover B: Geoff Senior—SPOTLIGHT

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!
  • Bringing the story to a close at long last—and everyone’s involved!
  • Don’t miss the B cover by beloved Transformersartist Geoff Senior!
  • Variant cover by Geoff Senior!

Transformers: Bumblebee—Win If You Dare

James Asmus (w) • Marcelo Ferreira (a) • Nicoletta Baldari (c)

Life can feel rough when you aren’t the fastest, or the bravest, or the tallest Autobot, and Bumblebee’s feeling the pressure. When he’s hurt, Bumblebee takes it upon himself to prove his worth to his fellow Autobots. Things get tense as ‘Bee and his new human companion race into action hunting down dangerous foes and a devastating device. It’s ready, set, go in this new exciting ’80s adventure packed filled with laughs and thrills!

TPB • FC • $9.99 • 72 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-227-1

Bullet points:

  • Advance solicited for September release!
  • The first Bumblebee original graphic novel!
  • Bumblebee: The Moviepremieres in theaters December 21st, 2018.

Transformers: Bumblebee Movie Prequel #3 (of 4)—Cover A: Andrew Griffith

John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a & c)

Energon is Forever. It’s war in the streets of swinging 1960s London, baby—and it’s freaking Bumblebee out! The Decepticon scheme to lure the world’s top espionage organizations into war shifts into high gear—so Bee and his super-spy friends call in some international help!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Bumblebee Movie Prequel #3 (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 Bumblebeefilm (coming this winter), geared toward a younger audience!
  • Sometimes serious, sometimes campy action spy adventure for fans of James Bond or Mission Impossible!
  • Black and white variant cover by Andrew Griffith!

Transformers: Lost Light, Vol. 3

James Roberts (w) • Alex Milne, Brendan Cahill, Jack Lawrence (a) • Jack Lawrence (c)

Crammed into a dead Decepticon astropod that’s 10 sizes too small, the displaced crew of the Lost Light faces their most serious threat yet: each other. No worries though, Rodimus can save the day! Or maybe they’ll all die… Plus, the Scavengers have never had it so good. The war is a receding memory, their patchy service records have been forgotten, and the five of them can roam the galaxy as they please. All’s well that ends well? Not quite. Collects issues #13–18.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 144 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-331-5

Bullet points:

  • Advance solicited for September release!
  • Winner of the Comixology Award for Best Ongoing Comic Series of 2017 as well as Best Writer for James Roberts!

Offered Again!

Transformers Lost Light, Vol. 1 • FC • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-63140-992-9

Transformers Lost Light, Vol. 2 • FC • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-68405-148-9


Rom: Cold Fire, Hot War

Chris Ryall & Christos Gage (w) • David Messina, Ron Joseph, Paolo Villanelli (a) Loston Wallace (c)

The evil Dire Wraiths have escaped to Earth but are hounded by a Knight of the Solstar Order, the one feared more than all others. He is Rom, the Wraith-slayer. Rom, the Spaceknight!

Having followed the Dire Wraiths across the galaxy to Earth, Rom finds they have infiltrated all levels of society, hiding in plain sight. Replacing many humans in key leadership positions, the Wraiths’ plan to dominate the planet—and everyone in it—is gaining momentum. But Rom finds resistance from the humans as well, who fear he is just another alien invader. He is joined in the battle by two other Solstar Knights… but are they here as friends or foes?

Collects all 14 issues of the series, the 2017 Annual, and the Rom: Revolution one-shot.

TPB • FC • $29.99 • 312 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-278-3

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Jo, aka "Broadside", had her first experience with Transformers watching Transformers: Cybertron on CITV, but only really got involved in the fandom through the IDW comics. When not posting on the Allspark, she can sometimes be found contributing to the Transformers and IDW Hasbro wikis... sometimes.
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