IDW Publishing Solicitations for January 2019

IDW Publishing have released their solicitations for titles due out in January. Highlights include a surprise fifth issue of Star Trek vs Transformers, and a return to the world of IDW’s Jem and the Holograms in Jem 20/20!

After checking out the solicitations below, head over to the Allspark Forums to discuss them with other fans!

Star Trek vs. Transformers #5—Cover A: Philip Murphy
John Barber & Mike Johnson (w) • Philip Murphy (a & c)
The stunning conclusion! As the Klingon-Decepticon alliance prepares to wipe out their enemies once and for all, Kirk and the Autobots make one last desperate bid to merge Cybertronian technology with Starfleet ingenuity. It’s a final conflict you won’t want to miss!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Star Trek vs. Transformers #5—Cover B: Josh Burcham
John Barber & Mike Johnson (w) • Philip Murphy (a) • Josh Burcham (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
*Retailer incentives:
Order 10 copies and get one free variant cover by Chris Panda!
Bullet points:

  • The Transformers‘ 80s cartoon series meets Star Trek: The Animated Series in a no-holds-barred Saturday morning mash-up for the ages!
  • Demand was so high, we’re doing another issue!

Go-Bots #3—Cover A: Tom Scioli
Tom Scioli (w & a & c)
Welcome to Gobotron. Leader-1 and the Go-Bots have built a planet of their own. Astronauts Lee Spencer, Charlotte Scott, and Venyamin Alexander pay Gobotron a visit and find themselves victims of the strange and deadly politics of a Gobotocracy. If they can escape Zod the Go-Bot monster, they’ll have to face the judgment of the Rock Lords. Is there a place for people in a post-human society?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Go-Bots #3—Cover B: Dash Shaw
Tom Scioli (w & a) • Dash Shaw (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
*Retailer incentives:
Order 10 copies and get one free variant cover by Ulises Farinas!
Bullet points:

  • From the creative mind that brought you IDW’s Transformers vs. G.I. Joe!
  • Visionary creator Tom Scioli unleashes his imagination on the bizarre, absurd, and wonderful world of Go-Bots!

Jem and the Holograms: IDW 20/20—Cover A: Siobhan Keenan—GEM OF THE MONTH
Sina Grace (w) • Siobhan Keenan (a & c)
IDW 20/20 kicks off IDW’s year-long 20th anniversary celebration! An all-new weekly event giving a glimpse of your favorite characters 20 years into the future—or past! What made them into the heroes you love… and what twists does the future hold…?
Jem and the Holograms are back with new music, old flames, and good friends in this adventure set 20 years in the future! Join Jerrica, Synergy, and the rest of your favorite holographic gals for a rockin’ reunion that’s sure to please old and new fans alike!
FC • 36 pages • $4.99
Retailer incentives:

  • Order 10 copies, get one free variant cover by Gabriel Rodriguez!
  • Order 10 copies and receive your order fully returnable!

Bullet points:

  • Celebrate 20 years of IDW with new stories about all your favorite characters!

Optimus Prime, Vol. 5
John Barber (w) • Sara Pitre-Durocher, Kei Zama, Andrew Griffith, & Priscilla Tramontano (a) • Kei Zama (c)
End of the Road! The Autobots are faced with multiple threats, one of them a danger not only to Cybertron, but to the whole universe! Trapped between Shockwave’s attack and Unicron’s onslaught, Optimus and the Autobots struggle to make sense of what’s left of their world, as Optimus’ colonist soldiers contend with a brutal reality–they have no homes to return to. Plus, Shockwave reveals ancient truths–as an old friend tries to reconnect with Cybertron. Collects the 2018 Annual and issues #22–25, which conclude the series.
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 144 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-411-4
Bullet points:

  • Advance solicited for February release!
  • “This series now promises to deliver a fitting finale.”—Big Comic Page

Offered Again!
Optimus Prime, Vol. 1 • FC • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-63140-969-1
Optimus Prime, Vol. 3 • FC • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-68405-270-7
Optimus Prime, Vol. 4 • FC • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-68405-363-6

Transformers: Lost Light, Vol. 4
James Roberts (w) • EJ Su, Casey W. Coller, Jack Lawrence & Brendan Cahill (a) • Nick Roche (c)
The adventures of Rodimus and the crew of the Lost Light come to a close in this action-packed thriller! Years ago, the crew of the Lost Light fought a demonic Cybertronian mutant that fed on its victims’ souls. Now, Rodimus and Co. are about to discover that the only thing worse than a sparkeater… is an army of sparkeaters! Plus, something is coming. It cannot be stalled. It cannot be avoided. It cannot be reasoned with. As the end of everything draws near, a simple instruction rings out across the universe: prepare, confront, repel. Collects issues #19-25.
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 160 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-410-7
Bullet points:

  • Advance solicited for February release!
  • “This is as good as it gets, and I imagine it probably won’t let up from here on in.”—Big Comic Page

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
Transformers: Lost Light, Vol. 3 • FC • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-68405-331-5