IDW Publishing Solicitations for October 2018

It’s the end of a universe, as IDW Publishing release their solicitations for October 2018, including the last three issues in their thirteen-year Transformers continuity. Read on to check them out!

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Transformers: Unicron #6 (of 6)—Cover A: Alex Milne—SPOTLIGHT
John Barber (w) • Alex Milne (a & c)
EARTH WAR! With Unicron’s ultimate goal revealed, the shaky alliance of Autobots and Decepticons is all that stands between Earth and the planet-eater. Heroes will rise—and fall—as Optimus Prime journeys into the dark heart of Unicron for the final confrontation with evil. At stake: the soul of a universe.
FC • 48 pages • $7.99
Transformers: Unicron #6 (of 6)—Cover B: James Raiz—SPOTLIGHT
John Barber (w) • Alex Milne (a) • James Raiz (c)
FC • 48 pages • $7.99
Bullet points:

  • This is it! The end of an era! Finishing off 13 years’ worth of continuity with a bang!
  • A double-sized story for the ages!
  • Don’t miss the cover by the man who introduced the IDW age of Transformers: E.J. Su!
  • Variant cover by Francesco Francavilla!

Optimus Prime #25—Cover A: Kei Zama—SPOTLIGHT
John Barber (w) • Kei Zama (a & c)
END OF THE ROAD! The battle is over. Heroes have fallen. Worlds have died. Now Optimus Prime faces his final ordeal—as past, present, and future collide. Who will stand with him? And when it’s all over, who will carry the mantle of “Prime?”
FC • 40 pages • $4.99
Optimus Prime #25—Cover B: Casey W. Coller—SPOTLIGHT
John Barber (w) • Kei Zama (a) • Casey W. Coller (c)
FC • 40 pages • $4.99
Bullet points:

  • Extra-long final issue! Tying together and putting a bow on stories from the past 13 years!
  • 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!
  • Variant cover by Andrew Griffith!

Transformers: Lost Light #25—Cover A: Jack Lawrence—SPOTLIGHT
James Roberts (w) • Jack Lawrence (a & c)
MORE THAN MET THE EYE. The quest is over, the dust has settled, and everything has changedforever. But before the fond farewells, before the parting of ways, before the unkept promises to stay in touch, there’s timesurely, there’s timefor one last drink…
FC • 40 pages • $4.99
Transformers: Lost Light #25—Cover B: Nick Roche—SPOTLIGHT
James Roberts (w) • Jack Lawrence (a) • Nick Roche (c)
FC • 40 pages • $4.99
Bullet points:

  • Extra-long final issue! Tying together and putting a bow on stories from the last 13 years!
  • The final fate of the whole Lost Light crew revealed!
  • From the Death of Optimus Prime to now: 85 issues of the Lost Light cast!
  • Variant cover by Alex Milne!

Star Trek vs. Transformers #2 (of 4)—Cover A: Philip Murphy
John Barber & Mike Johnson (w) • Philip Murphy (a & c)
The Enterprise is burning, brought down by the united forces of the Klingons and Decepticons. Captain Kirk and Optimus Prime have a plan to strike back, but can they bring their scattered Starfleet crew and Autobots together before Megatron wipes them out? The no-holds-barred Saturday morning mash-up continues!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Star Trek vs. Transformers #2 (of 4)—Cover B: Marcelo Ferreira
John Barber & Mike Johnson (w) • Philip Murphy (a) • Marcelo Ferreira (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!)!
  • Don’t miss two amazing covers from Marcelo Ferreira (Back to the Future, Transformers: Bumblebee—Win if You Dare) and Eisner Award-winning artist Derek Charm!

Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two, Vol. 8—SPOTLIGHT
John Barber, James Roberts, Shane McCarthy (w) • Alex Milne, Andrew Griffith, Guido Guidi (a) • Marcelo Matere (c)
Rodimus leads a team of Autobots into Cybertron’s past, pursuing the Decepticon double-agent Brainstorm, who plans on killing Orion Pax before he can become Optimus Prime. Meanwhile, on Earth, Prowl is left in command gathering his allies, the Constructicons, to search for the one human he holds a grudge against, Spike Witwicky. Then, Drift returns! After leaving the Autobots in disgrace, he’s now alone, on a mission to clean up the darkest depths of the galaxy.
Collects Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye issues #35-40, Transformers: Robots in Disguise issues #35-38, Transformers: Punishment, and Transformers: DriftEmpire of Stone.
HC • FC • $49.99 • 400 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-372-8
Bullet points:

  • Advance solicited for December release!
  • The best format for new readers to pick up the series and for continuing readers to supplement their collections with deluxe hardcovers.

Offered Again!
Transformers: IDW Collection Phase 2, Vol. 3 • FC • $49.99 • ISBN: 978-1-63140-540-2
Transformers: IDW Collection Phase 2, Vol. 4 • FC • $49.99 • ISBN: 978-1-63140-715-4
Optimus Prime, Vol. 4
John Barber (w) • Kei Zama (a & c)
Darkness falls over Cybertron as the legendary Onyx Prime returns, throwing the planet into chaos! What does this mean for Optimus Prime—and Earth? As Onyx and his comrades sow panic and dissension on Cybertron, Windblade defends an already tense planet against a secret that could shatter it forever, while Soundwave questions a fragile alliance, and Optimus confronts a mystery that goes back millions of years. Collects Transformers: Optimus Prime issues #15-21.
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 160 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-363-6
Bullet points:

  • Advance solicited for November release!
  • Bumblebee: The Movie hits theaters December 21, 2018.

Offered Again!
Transformers: Optimus Prime, Vol. 1 • FC • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-63140-969-1
Transformers: Optimus Prime, Vol. 3 • FC • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-68405-270-7