IDW have released their solicitations for July 2018. July brings double issues for both Lost Light and Optimus Prime – with issues 21 and 22 of each series solicited for release – along with issues 1 and 2 of the Unicron miniseries which will serve to cap off the entire IDW Transformers continuity to date. All of the series are moving toward the grand finale we’ve been promised – and we would like to flag up some of the cool art related things for these solicits, including James Raiz providing the art for the alternate B covers for Transformers Unicron, which will connect into a single image, and Generation 1 comics artist Geoff Senior returning to the fold to provide alternate covers for Lost Light 21 and 22! Unicron also has an excellent bit of artwork for one of its issue 1 retailer incentive covers (there will be three), which is a recreation of the classic Marvel Transformers #1 cover by Bill Sienkiewicz.
On the movie side of things, issue 2 of the prequel to Transformers: Bumblebee is also dropping this month. And for those that missed it, Transformers VS Visionaries “the prequel to this month’s Unicron event” is getting a trade paperback release in August, but it is being advance solicited now.
We would warn you that there are BIG UNICRON SIZED SPOILERS in these solicits (including the cover art) – so if you do not want to know what is coming up, including spoilers for the end of today’s Optimus Prime issue 17, give this story a pass.