IDW Publishing Solicitations for September 2018

IDW Publishing have released their solicitations for the Transformers comics due for release this September, including the new Star Trek vs. Transformers crossover mini-series! Read on to check out the full details!

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Star Trek vs. Transformers #1 (of 4)—Cover A: Philip Murphy—GEM OF THE MONTH
John Barber & Mike Johnson (w) • Philip Murphy (a & c)
The Transformers ‘80s cartoon series meets Star Trek: The Animated Series in a no-holds-barred Saturday Morning mash-up for the ages!
At the edge of Klingon space, the Starship Enterprise finds there’s more to the final frontier than meets the eye, when Kirk and his crew come face to face with the strangest life forms of all: Cybertronians! This unprecedented crossover brings together two of the greatest science fiction universes of all time—in the style of their classic animated series! A five-year mission meets a four-million-year war!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Star Trek vs. Transformers #1 (of 4)—Cover B: Philip Murphy—GEM OF THE MONTH
John Barber & Mike Johnson (w) • Philip Murphy (a & c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Bullet points:

  • Written by two titans of their respective properties, John Barber (Optimus Prime, Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Transformers: Bumblebee Movie Prequel) and Mike Johnson (the most prolific Star Trek comic book writer of ALL TIME!)!
  • Philip Murphy’s A & B covers connect to form an amazing heroes and villains image!
  • Don’t miss two amazing R.I. covers from Paulina Ganucheau (Zodiac Starforce, Shade the Changing Girl) and Eisner Award-winning artist Derek Charm!

Transformers: Unicron #5 (of 6)—Cover A: Alex Milne—SPOTLIGHT
John Barber (w) • Alex Milne (a & c)
THE END IS HERE! The Transformers bots make one last, desperate stand against Unicron, as Optimus Prime plunges deep into the monster—and into the dark history that spawned them both.
FC • 32 pages • $4.99
Transformers: Unicron #5 (of 6)—Cover B: James Raiz—SPOTLIGHT
John Barber (w) • Alex Milne (a) • James Raiz (c)
FC • 32 pages • $4.99
Bullet points:

  • The final battle rages as Unicron attacks the Earth!
  • Jam-packed with guest stars in a battle for survival—but will anyone make it out alive?
  • Variant covers by Fico Ossio and Francesco Francavilla!

Transformers: Lost Light #24—Cover A: Nick Roche—SPOTLIGHT
James Roberts (w) • Brendan Cahill (a) • Nick Roche (c)
LAST STAND! All they wanted was an adventure. Now, as worlds turn to dust and every sacred truth is undone, as everything they’ve run from catches up with them and every gruesome future comes to pass, Rodimus and his loved ones just want it all to stop. But the end of the universe waits for no one, and so the survivors of the Lost Light must take up arms… for the very last time.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Transformers: Lost Light #24—Cover B: Geoff Senior—SPOTLIGHT
James Roberts (w) • Brendan Cahill (a) • Geoff Senior (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Bullet points:

  • Only two issues left! Closing a story six years in the making!
  • Don’t miss the B cover by beloved Transformers artist Geoff Senior!
  • Black & White variant cover by Jack Lawrence!

Optimus Prime #24—Cover A: Kei Zama—SPOTLIGHT
John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a) • Kei Zama (c)
YOUTH IN REVOLT! As Unicron approaches, Optimus Prime’s colonist soldiers take matters into their own hands. With Autobot forces spread thin, will anybody stand in their way? And—more importantly—SHOULD anybody stop them?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Optimus Prime #24—Cover B: Andrew Griffith—SPOTLIGHT
John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a & c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Bullet points:

  • Ties in to the Unicron event!
  • Part of the summer of Transformers—all building up to the end of the universe as we know it!
  • The penultimate issue before the conclusion you have to see to believe!
  • Black & white variant cover by Kei Zama!

Transformers: Bumblebee Movie Prequel #4 (of 4)—Cover A: Andrew Griffith
John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a & c)
In 1960s England, Bumblebee and his super-spy allies infiltrate the Decepticons’ clandestine island headquarters. Is it a trap? Of course it’s a trap. But in the high-stakes game of counterintelligence, who’s trapping who?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Transformers: Bumblebee Movie Prequel #4 (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!
  • Black & white variant cover by Andrew Griffith!

Transformers: Bumblebee Movie Prequel: From Cybertron with Love—SPOTLIGHT
John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a) • Sara Pitre-Durocher (c)
Fan-favorite Autobot Bumblebee is recruited for a top secret mission, and 1960s London won’t know what hit it when this robot in disguise goes undercover. It’s high-tech, high-octane, high-clearance spy hijinks in…. From Cybertron with Love.
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 their base is destroyed from within, it’s up to Bee to discover if there’s a traitor in their midst…and, in the spy world, allegiances can change just as easily as a Cybertronian. Collects issues #1-4!
TPB • FC • $14.99 • 96 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-229-5
Bullet points:

  • Advance solicited for October release!
  • The official prequel to the new Bumblebee film, in theaters December 2018.

M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand: Riding V.E.N.O.M.’s Trail
Brandon Easton (w) • Tony Vargas, Juan Samu, Drew Moss, Andrew Griffith (a) • Artyom Trakhanov (c)
M.A.S.K.: the special ops team that streaks into the dangerous landscape of dark wars, high intrigue, and non-stop action to stop the impossible threat of Miles Mayhem and his black ops squadron, V.E.N.O.M.
An untested Matt Trakker must lead M.A.S.K. through a complex new world order where nothing is as it seems! Plus, the origin of V.E.N.O.M.! Trakker goes on a solo mission to identify new recruits and, along the way, he crosses paths with Dr. Mindbender, who instructs him on the art of leadership and manipulation. Collects the M.A.S.K. Revolution one-shot, all 10 issues of the series, and the 2017 Annual.
TPB • FC • $29.99 • 296 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-341-4
Bullet points:

  • Advance solicited for October release!
  • Winner of two 2017 Glyph Awards: Best Male Character and Fan Award for Best Work!