IDW Publishing Solicitations for March 2019

IDW Publishing have released solicitations for their titles due out in March 2019, including the debut of their rebooted Generation 1 Transformers universe, and the special Synergy one-shot! Read on for all the details!

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Transformers #1—Cover A: Gabriel Rodríguez
Brian Ruckley (w) • Angel Hernandez & Ron Joseph (a) • Gabriel Rodríguez (c)
A NEW ERA DAWNS! In the infinite universe, there exists a planet like no other: Cybertron! Home to the Transformers, and a thriving hub for inter-stellar commerce, it is a world brimming with organic and constructed diversity. Immense structures line its landscape. Mechanical giants roam across its surface. Starship-sized titans orbit its skies, keeping a constant protective watch above and below.
Ancient Transformers merge into its very fabric. Small, mysterious creatures skulk in its shadows. It is a truly amazing realm, long untouched by war, and exuberantly reaching for the stars. This is the Cybertron that Optimus Prime and Megatron vie for in this bold new origin—a world of seemingly endless peace! All that changes when Bumblebee and Windblade take a newly-forged Cybertronian on his first voyage through this world of wonders—they are confronted by the hard reality of the first murder to have occurred on Cybertron in living memory!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Transformers #1—Cover B: Angel Hernandez
Brian Ruckley (w) • Angel Hernandez & Ron Joseph (a) • Angel Hernandez (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
*Retailer incentives:
● Order 10 copies and get one free Transformers 35th Anniversary variant cover by Sara Pitre-Durocher!
● Order 25 copies and get one free variant cover by Freddie E. Williams II!
● Order 50 copies and get one free SPECIAL TREATMENT variant cover by Freddie E. Williams II!
● Order 10 copies and receive your order fully returnable!
Bullet points:
● Fantasy Author Brian Ruckley brings an epic story so amazing, it takes two artists to tell it!

Note: the PREVIEWSworld catalog and IDW’s solicitation document disagree as to the artist for the 10-copy RI cover – PREVIEWSworld states Casey Coller, IDW state Sara Pitre-Durocher.

Transformers #2—Cover A: Nelson Daniel
Brian Ruckley (w) • Angel Hernandez & Ron Joseph (a) • Nelson Daniel (c)
“Your life is yours to shape.” These words form the backbone of the Transformers’ society. But Cybertronian police officers Chromia and Prowl learn there’s a dark underside as they investigate the murder that’s caught Bumblebee in a web of lies and secrets.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Transformers #2—Cover B: Ron Joseph
Brian Ruckley (w) • Angel Hernandez & Ron Joseph (a) • Ron Joseph (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
*Retailer incentives:
● Order 10 copies and get one free Cybertron Travel Poster variant cover by Jeffrey Veregge!
● Order 10 copies and receive your order fully returnable!
Bullet points:
● Double-shipping monthly!
● Don’t miss out on this brand-new adventure!
● Don’t miss the Cybertronian travel poster cover by Jeffrey Veregge!

Synergy: A Hasbro Creators Showcase
Various (w) • Various (a & c)
In recognition of Women’s History month, IDW and Hasbro are teaming up to create SYNERGY: A HASBRO CREATORS SHOWCASE, a celebration of fan-favorites and new talent working with some of the most beloved Hasbro characters. With 13 fabulous covers drawn from the IDW archives and 27 pages of new material—including autobiographical works by Mairghread Scott (drawn by Sara Pitre-Durocher, reuniting the creative team behind the beloved Transformers: Till All Are One series) and Katie Cook (writer on the hit My Little Pony comic), as well as three original stories inspired by G.I. Joe, Transformers, and Jem and the Holograms—this anthology celebrates the women who have made, or will make, an impact on the world of Hasbro for many years to come.
FC • 48 pages • $7.99
Bullet points:
● Celebrate Women’s History Month with women creators who made history!
● Includes a collection of some of the most gorgeous and dynamic covers IDW and Hasbro have to offer—plus exciting new stories!

Go-Bots #5—Cover A: Tom Scioli
Tom Scioli (w & a & c)
The jaw-dropping conclusion to Tom Scioli’s epic tale is here! The fate of all Go-Bots hangs in the balance!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Go-Bots #5—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 Ryan Brown!
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!

Transformers: The IDW Collection Phase Two, Vol. 9
John Barber, James Roberts, Mairghread Scott (w) • Livio Ramondelli, Sarah Stone, Andrew Griffith, Marcelo Ferreira, Corin Howell, Alex Milne, Hayato Sakamoto (a) • Marcelo Matere (c)
The Autobots and Decepticons’ uneasy peace is threatened by the flames of war! Starscream, ruler of Cybertron, makes contact with Windblade’s homeworld—and the only defense against a new Cybertronian Empire is the Combiners—multiple Cybertronians joining together into huge, dangerous forms! Collects Transformers issues #39-43, More Than Meets the Eye issues #41-44, and Windblade, Volume 2 issues #1-5.
HC • FC • $49.99 • 312 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-484-8
Bullet points:
● Advance solicited for June release!
● Presenting IDW’s Transformers comics in recommended reading order, including one-shots, crossovers, and event series! It’s everything a beginner could need, everything a die-hard could want.

Star Trek vs. Transformers
John Barber & Mike Johnson (w) • Philip Murphy, Jack Lawrence (a) • Derek Charm (c)
When Kirk, Spock, and the entire crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise investigate problems at a remote mine, they’re met with an explosive battle between powerful warriors who change into vehicles from the 20th century! As the battle between the Autobots and Decepticons rages, it’s up to Kirk to decide—does he violate the Prime Directive and interfere in a war that’s raged for millenia? And how will the Klingons complicate the issue? It’s cartoony fun between two of the most popular science fiction franchises in the world!
TPB • FC • $17.99 • 120 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-436-7
Bullet points:
● Advance solicited for May release!
● Four decades in the making, it’s the crossover that fans have demanded! Kirk, Spock, and Autobots! Decepticons and Klingons! Optimus Prime and the Prime Directive!
● “Star Trek vs. Transformers broke all the rules of a typical comic book team-up and it was fantastic!”—Outright Geekery
● “If you’re a deep Star Trek fan and you’re turned off by this cartoony combination, lighten up!”—Trek Core
● “A great burst of nostalgia-filled fun for fans of the original incarnation of the Star Trek and Transformers properties.”—Multiversity Comics