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!
Previewsworld has posted the cover art for Unicron #1’s Retailer Incentive cover C, drawn by fan favorite artist Sara Pitre-Durocher! Featuring a much more gigantic Optimus Prime, the illustration is a tribute to Bill Sienkiewicz’s cover for the very first issue of Marvel Comics’ own Transformers series–published back in 1984–and is fitting for the first issue of the event that will end IDW Publishing’s current Transformers continuity. Feast your eyes on the artwork after the jump, and then sound off in our discussion thread!
Our friends at IDW Publishing have shared with us a required reading guide of their Transformers comics to date, in order to get fans ready for the upcoming Unicron miniseries, which starts in July. Unicron promises to bring the current IDW Transformers continuity to an end, so this guide serves as a handy tool for those who want to hop on at the very beginning or maybe even a specific point before it all comes crashing down. Check it out after the jump!
IDW Publishing has posted to its Instagram the complete cover artwork that veteran Transformers artist James Raiz has contributed to its Unicron miniseries. As shown in previous comic solicitations, this art’s going to be separated into the six-issue miniseries’s B covers, although it’s nice to have a good look at what the complete image looks like! As expected of the grand finale to IDW’s current Transformers continuity, the art features a ton of characters, including Optimus Prime, Windblade, and Starscream, with other characters from the Hasbro comic universe such as G.I. Joe and the Micronauts in the mix as well. You can check out a larger look at the image after the break, and then sound off on the TFW2005 message board!
One day after the release of the issue’s iBooks preview, Multiversity Comics has released a five-page preview for IDW Publishing’s Optimus Prime #17, due for release on April 18. “The Falling” continues as Optimus deals with the fatal repercussions of a bombing on Cybertron, and the accusations that Onyx Prime has hurled at Soundwave. At the same time on Earth, as Aileron reflects on her past, she and the other Autobots receive a little shock of their own. Check it all out after the break!
Previews World has posted two new covers for February’s Lost Light #15. The covers put a heavy emphasis on the return of Scorponok after his being largely absent from the IDW Publishing continuity for the past several years, as Nick Roche’s Cover B shows the classic Decepticon putting the squeeze on both Misfire and Fulcrum. Meanwhile, Brendan Cahill’s retailer incentive cover focuses on a clash of titans as Scorponok goes up against his most fearsome opponent yet… Nickel? Time will tell if these fights are going to be as one-sided as they seem, but until the issue’s February release, you can check out the gorgeous covers after the break!
Another comic preview for today comes straight from Newsarama, as they bring us the first six pages of next week’s Optimus Prime #15; this issue features not just the return of Onyx Prime, but also artist Kei Zama! The Mistress of Flame recalls her first encounter with the legendary Onyx Prime, while she meets with another one of the Thirteen Primes on present-day Cybertron. It’s the first part of “The Falling,” a story arc that looks to be a culmination of many of John Barber’s Transformers comic plotlines, and you can pick it up on January 17! But before then, check the pages out after the break.
iBooks has uploaded the preview for the next issue of IDW Publishing’s Optimus Prime, which marks the beginning of the book’s next major arc, “The Falling.” Kei Zama returns to interiors as Caminus’s Mistress of Flame remembers her past and her first encounter with a Prime: specifically, Onyx Prime! It’s a story that’s been in the making for several years, and you can read the first three pages after the break before picking the issue up on January 17.
A new comic preview has been uploaded to Apple’s iBooks service, this time for IDW Publishing’s Optimus Prime #12 preview! Thundercracker arrives at the Decepticons’ home of Sanctuary Station to see how things are doing, and we get to say hello to some characters who have been absent for some time, such as Cosmos and Sky-Byte. Theirs are not the only comebacks, however, as Robots in Disguise artist Andrew Griffith returns to Transformers fill in for this issue! The comic’s due for release on November 1, but before then, you can check out the three-page preview after the break.