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!