In yet another batch of comic news, iBooks has posted its three-page preview for IDW Publishing’s Lost Light #7. In the aftermath of Megatron’s departure, Rodimus and the others make preparations to leave Necroworld and pursue the Lost Light. Will things go according to plan? Probably not. Read the pages after the break, and pick up the issue on June 28!
CBR has posted the solicitations for IDW Publishing’s September comics, as the First Strike event continues in its main miniseries and a host of tie-ins. Meanwhile, Optimus Prime’s book has the Autobots go on a mission to rescue one of their own while the titular character is busy with First Strike, Lost Light features some long-absent crew members returning to the Lost Light to find some big changes, and Rom vs. Transformers continues as the Autobots and Solstar Order must team up against the Decepticons and Dire Wraiths. Plus, the trade paperback collecting the first six issues of Lost Light and Transformers vs. G.I. Joe: The Quintessential Collection are solicited for release! Check out all of the covers and solicit descriptions after the break.
The full preview for IDW Publishing’s Optimus Prime #8 has been put up by CBR. As Jazz goes on live television for an interview to talk about his past and explain why the Autobots are on Earth, will he be able to convince humanity of their peaceful intentions? Unlike most of the full previews, there are only three pages of story, although two of those are still new content not in the iBooks preview. Also: a character that viewers of 1980s Hasbro cartoons might recognize makes his IDW debut! Read the pages for yourself after the break, and read the rest of the issue on June 14.
The second five-page comic preview of the day comes from Newsarama for IDW Publishing’s Transformers: Salvation one-shot, concluding the Dinobot trilogy started by Transformers: Punishment and Transformers: Redemption. As the Dinobots search for Bludgeon in the wastes of Cybertron to claim their vengeance on the mad Decepticon, they also find themselves having to stop the titanic Trypticon from flattening Iacon! Read the pages after the break, and pick the one-shot up on June 14.
Comic Crusaders has put up the full five-page preview for IDW Publishing’s Revolutionaries #5, due for release on June 14. The revelations concerning the 2006 Hearts of Steel miniseries’s connections to the main IDW continuity continue via retro flashbacks done by guest artist Guido Guidi, as Shockwave’s ties to the book’s events start to come to light. Meanwhile, in the present, the Revolutionaries are about to go up against the current Cobra Commander! Check out the pages for yourself after the break.
CBR has posted a new interview with IDW Publishing editor-in-chief David Hedgecock about the comic publisher’s latest Hasbro universe crossover event, First Strike, as well as solicits for one-shots tying into the event from the Optimus Prime, G.I. Joe, and Micronauts series. Among other things, Hedgecock teases First Strike’s impact on the universe and when to get a first taste of the storyline that revolves around Cobra attacking Cybertron:
First Strike will see old alliances break down and new surprising alliances form. We’re introducing incredible new stories that no one will have thought possible with a licensed property. Starting with First Strike, we’re embarking on a non-stop, roller coaster thrill ride that will keep readers on the edge of their seats and gasping for more!
It all starts next week with First Strike #0, which sets the stage for the event, and if you want a hint of what’s to come, check out the checklist at the back of the #0 issue which unveils some new #1s which pick up where First Strike leaves off.
You can read the rest of the interview at CBR, which also goes into details on IDW’s continued plans for this shared universe, including how First Strike came about in the first place and the new books that will be launching out of the crossover. You can also read and see the covers for the three September solicits after the break!
CBR has posted the five-page preview for June 7’s Hasbro Heroes Sourcebook #1, the first installment in a collection of profiles for characters from all across IDW Publishing’s Hasbro universe–including, naturally, various Transformers. In addition to profiles covering characters from A to D, the issue also includes a bonus story starring Rock ‘n Roll of G.I. Joe and Julio Lopez of M.A.S.K., which you can read after the break. Fair bit of warning, however: some of the profiles in the issue contain spoilers for upcoming issues of Revolutionaries, so keep that in mind if you plan to pick it up this Wednesday.
Courtesy of Newsarama comes the full five-page preview for issue 6 of IDW Publishing’s Lost Light, due for release on June 7. As the Functionist-controlled Luna 2 continues its assault on Adaptica, Rodimus and his allies must make some hard decisions when it comes to saving not just the city, but Functionist Cybertron itself. Check the preview pages out after the break!
Our final iBooks preview for today is IDW Publishing’s Revolutionaries #5, which features the spaceship Axalon crashing on a prehistoric Earth. But this isn’t exactly a return to Beast Wars, as the Hearts of Steel miniseries is revisited and brought into the main IDW continuity in a story that looks to have some pretty major revelations about the truth of what happened there! Take a look at the pages after the break, also featuring some awesome retro Marvel Transformers-style artwork by veteran Transformers artist Guido Guidi, and pick the issue up on June 14.
The second iBooks preview for today is IDW Publishing’s Optimus Prime #8, which features the first interiors in years by guest artist Casey Coller! The story of Jetfire’s attempting to become an Autobot in Cybertron’s past continues as, on present day Earth, Slide continues to deal with the loss of her twin, Oiler. Read the three pages after the break, and pick up the full issue on June 14!