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.
IDW Publishing’s online store has updated its page for September’s Optimus Prime #11 with a first look at the issue’s cover A, drawn by main interior artist Kei Zama. The cover depicts Autobot Aileron leading Optimus’s colonist followers, with Prime busy dealing with events in the First Strike crossover event. The issue’s official description reads:
With Optimus Prime embroiled in the FIRST STRIKE event, the Autobots on Earth set off on a mission to find one of their own—before anti-Cybertronian humans get to him first!
You can check out the cover after the break, and then sound off on the TFW2005 boards!
Straight from Newsarama comes the five-page preview for IDW Publishing’s Optimus Prime #10, scheduled for release on August 30. As Alpha Trion tells Optimus Prime, Pyra Magna, and Starscream the origin of the Autobot insignia, we take a look back into the brutal, barbaric world of ancient Cybertron, when the 13 Primes began their reign. What relevations will this look into not just Cybertron’s past, but that of Galvatron and Arcee, bring forth? Check out the pages after the break to see a few!
Courtesy of CBR comes the full, five-page preview for IDW Publishing’s family-friendly Revolution: Aw Yeah! #3, due for release tomorrow. Rom, Snake Eyes, and the Micronauts take on Cobra as they also try to convince the organization’s latest member, Optimus Prime, to free himself from its control. Check out the pages after the break!
iBooks has posted its latest three-page comic preview, this time for IDW Publishing’s Optimus Prime #10! On the eve of Earth’s formally joining the Council of Worlds, Optimus, Pyra Magna, and Starscream all gather to hear a tale from Alpha Trion: the origin of the Autobot symbol. It’s another story of Galvatron the barbarian in the era of the 13 Primes, and you can check out the pages–as well as a first look at Kei Zama’s cover for the issue–after the break, and then pick the issue up on August 30.
After some delays, the third and final issue of Tiny Titans co-creator Art Balatazar’s look at the Hasbro universe is finally set for release on August 23. Courtesy of iBooks, we have a three-page preview for the comic, as it’s G.I. Joe, Rom, and the Micronauts vs. Cobra and their latest recruit: Optimus Prime! Check it out after the break!
Multiversity Comics has posted the full preview for IDW Publishing’s Revolutionaries #7, due for release on August 16. This issue revolves around time-displaced war hero Sergeant Savage, as we flashback to not only when he was transported from the 1940s to the 1990s, but also witness his arrival in the modern era. The Revolutionaries are one step closer to figuring out the history of the mysterious Talisman–assuming they can survive Savage’s barrage of ’90s lingo. Check out the pages after the break!
IDW Publishing is hosting an AMA session on Reddit, allowing readers to ask questions of the creators of the publisher’s First Strike crossover event, as well as other creatives from its Hasbro universe comics. In attendance are: First Strike writers Mairghread Scott and David Rodriguez, First Strike artist Max Dunbar, Optimus Prime writer and Rom vs. Transformers co-writer John Barber, Rom and Rom vs. Transformers co-writer Christos Gage, and G.I. Joe writer Aubrey Sitterson. If you have any burning questions for any of these IDW creatives, now is the time to ask!
Our second iBooks preview of the night is for Rom vs. Transformers: Shining Armor #2, scheduled for release on August 23. Rather than picking up from the first issue’s cliffhanger ending, this one starts off with a flashback to few weeks prior, showing how the unholy alliance between Starscream and the Dire Wraiths was born. Check out the two villainous forces conspiring together in the pages after the break!
Apple’s iBooks has posted a three-page preview for First Strike #2, the next issue in IDW’s latest Hasbro universe crossover. Investigating Baron Ironblood’s base, G.I. Joe finds itself under attack by the Red Shadows! Read the pages after the break, and then pick the issue up on August 23.