On the very same day as Optimus Prime #20’s release, we’ve already got a 3-page preview for the next issue from IDW Publishing themselves! The endgame approaches as Pyra Magna reflects on her first impressions of Optimus as well as Victorion’s origins, even as the combiner engages Devastator in the present. At the same time, Jetfire and Aileron find themselves asked for help from a most unexpected source! This finale to “The Falling” will also feature art from Kei Zama, Sara Pitre-Durocher, and Livio Ramondelli. Check out the preview after the break, and then pick Optimus Prime #21 up on July 18.
IDW Publishing has uploaded a short video interview in which editor-in-chief and Optimus Prime writer John Barber talks about the Unicron miniseries, scheduled to begin on July 11. Barber discusses, among other things, his own history with the brand in comics and the premise of the book, which promises to bring IDW’s current Transformers continuity to its end. When talking about Unicron‘s tone, he also says:
“There’s action, destruction, loss, tragedy. But also heroism and joy and laughter and hope.”
You can watch the interview for yourself after the break, and then pick up the first issue of Unicron this Wednesday!
Our third preview of the day also comes from IDW, and it’s the beginning of the end. Unicron #1 kicks off the six-issue miniseries that will be bringing IDW’s current Transformers universe to a close, and it already starts off with a bang as Optimus and his allies gather to stop the titular planet-eater from devouring the last of Cybertron’s colonies, all while Optimus reflects on the myths surrounding the Chaos-Bringer. You can read it for yourself after the jump, and then get ready for the issue to drop on July 11!
Straight from IDW Publishing themselves comes the three-page preview for next week’s Lost Light #20! Featuring artwork by veteran Transformers artist Casey Coller, the second chapter of “Crucible” has Ratchet’s team of doctors work on a cure for the Sparkeaters hunting them, while Rodimus and Cyclonus tangle with Getaway, Star Saber, and their new ally. You can check it all out after the break, and then pick up the issue when it releases on July 11!
iBooks has posted a new three-page preview, this time for IDW Publishing’s Optimus Prime #20. Scheduled to be released on July 11, this next installment in “The Falling” opens with an abridged look at Bumblebee’s history, from his joining the Autobots to his apparent death at the end of “Dark Cybertron,” and why he’s spent so much of his life following Optimus. You can read it for yourself after the jump, and then sound off in our discussion thread afterwards!
The full preview for IDW Publishing’s Lost Light #19 comes to us today from Comic Crusaders, in advance of the issue’s release on July 4. The series opens the first chapter of its final story arc, “Crucible,” as many characters from throughout its run begin to converge on the planet Mederi… and we’re not just talking about Team Rodimus’s former crewmates-turned-Sparkeaters! Check out the preview after the jump, and then feel free to share your thoughts in the discussion thread.
Amazon has posted a new listing for a collection of IDW Publishing’s six-issue Unicron miniseries, scheduled for release on March 12, 2019. You can pre-order it here for $19.99, and check out the description for this grand finale to the IDW universe below. You can also get a closer look at the paperback’s cover after the jump.
Transformers: Unicron Paperback – March 12, 2019
by John Barber (Author), Alex Milne (Illustrator)
The end is nigh! Unicron, a planet-sized being that devours other worlds, has set its sights on Cybertron and all of its colonies–including Earth!
Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, and their friends must unite every Cybertronian, Earthling, and ally they have to stand against this threat to all existence. But why is Unicron hellbent on destroying Cybertron–what original sin did Optimus Prime’s ancestors commit to earn this wrath? It’s an all-out battle against extinction as the world-destroying, universe-shattering threat of Unicron comes to destroy everything.
Collects the complete six issue series Transformers: Unicron.
We have a new IDW Publishing comic cover for you straight from Previewsworld, this time for Optimus Prime #20’s Cover A, and it certainly is a treat for Beast Wars fans! Kei Zama’s pencils for this cover had previously been seen on the issue’s RI cover, but the big difference here is that cover A has that same art colored by Josh Burcham. Optimus Primal and Beast Wars Megatron are both featured prominently on the cover, but it is unknown how large of a role they’ll play in the issue itself, as they have thus far just been two of many troops in Onyx Prime’s army. Regardless, you can enjoy a bigger look at the art after the jump, and then sound off on TFW2005’s discussion boards!
Along with the Bumblee Movie Prequel, iBooks also brings us a preview for IDW Publishing’s Lost Light #19, due for release on June 27. After last issue’s shocking revelations, the newly-united Team Rodimus and Scavengers come face-to-face with a legion of Sparkeaters that look a little familiar! It’s friends against friends as Lost Light‘s final story arc, “Crucible,” kicks off; this first chapter also welcomes back artist E.J. Su, who illustrated as well IDW’s very first Transformers book, Infiltration. Be sure to read the preview after the break, and then sound off on the TFW2005 boards!
iBooks has posted its three-page preview for IDW Publishing’s Bumblebee Movie Prequel #1, scheduled for release this July. Occurring around twenty years prior to the events of the Bumblebee movie, this four issue miniseries already takes on a heavy James Bond vibe as David Reeve, agent of P.R.O.G.R.A.M.M.E., goes after criminal organization E.I.D.O.L.O.N. in 1964… albeit it with a little Autobot help! Additionally, this prequel brings back together Robots in Disguise writer John Barber and artist Andrew Griffith, who first worked together on Dark of the Moon prequel Foundation. Check out the preview for yourself after the jump!