The full preview for IDW Publishing’s Lost Light #19 comes to us today from Comic Crusaders, in advance of the issue’s release on July 4. The series opens the first chapter of its final story arc, “Crucible,” as many characters from throughout its run begin to converge on the planet Mederi… and we’re not just talking about Team Rodimus’s former crewmates-turned-Sparkeaters! Check out the preview after the jump, and then feel free to share your thoughts in the discussion thread.
Amazon has posted a new listing for a collection of IDW Publishing’s six-issue Unicron miniseries, scheduled for release on March 12, 2019. You can pre-order it here for $19.99, and check out the description for this grand finale to the IDW universe below. You can also get a closer look at the paperback’s cover after the jump.
Transformers: Unicron Paperback – March 12, 2019
by John Barber (Author), Alex Milne (Illustrator)
The end is nigh! Unicron, a planet-sized being that devours other worlds, has set its sights on Cybertron and all of its colonies–including Earth!
Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, and their friends must unite every Cybertronian, Earthling, and ally they have to stand against this threat to all existence. But why is Unicron hellbent on destroying Cybertron–what original sin did Optimus Prime’s ancestors commit to earn this wrath? It’s an all-out battle against extinction as the world-destroying, universe-shattering threat of Unicron comes to destroy everything.
Collects the complete six issue series Transformers: Unicron.
If you were not able to grab your copy of the Free Comic Book Day Unicron #0, now you have a chance to get a free digital version thanks to ComiXology.com.
You can find this issue here, and proceed to checkout with your ComiXology or Amazon account for your free download. This is sure a great reading, and with an impressive art by fan-favorite artist Alex Milne.
Thanks to 2005 Boards member Jtprime17 for the heads up.
Previews World bring us the three covers of the Bumblebee Movie Prequel #2. More retro spy movie style on these covers.
Cover A and Retailer Incentive Cover are courtesy of artist Andrew Griffith and Cover B by artist Fico Ossio. All of them in that cool spy-movie poster style. This second issue (of a 4-issue miniseries) brings us “The Living Headlights!”.
TRANSFORMERS BUMBLEBEE MOVIE PREQUEL #2
(W) John Barber (A) Andrew Griffith (CA) Andrew Griffith/Fico Ossio
THE LIVING HEADLIGHTS! In swinging 1960s London, Bumblebee teams with a pair of bickering master spies to unravel a Decepticon conspiracy-but is one of Bee’s friends a double agent?
In Shops: Jul 25, 2018
You can check out these covers after the jump, and then chime in your impressions on the 2005 Boards!
Thanks to Previews World we can share the IDW Transformers: Lost Light #21 Cover B for your viewing pleasure.
This cover by artist Geoff Senior features the team-up that fans have been waiting for. The Lost Light crew and the Scavengers! The story of Lost Light is coming closer the the end.
TRANSFORMERS LOST LIGHT #21
Something is coming. It cannot be stalled. It cannot be avoided. It cannot be reasoned with. As the end of everything draws near, a simple instruction rings out across the universe: prepare, confront, repel. Some people are ready for the fight of their lives. Rodimus and the increasingly shambolic crew of the Lost Light…yeah, they’re really not. Like, at all.
We have a new IDW Publishing comic cover for you straight from Previewsworld, this time for Optimus Prime #20’s Cover A, and it certainly is a treat for Beast Wars fans! Kei Zama’s pencils for this cover had previously been seen on the issue’s RI cover, but the big difference here is that cover A has that same art colored by Josh Burcham. Optimus Primal and Beast Wars Megatron are both featured prominently on the cover, but it is unknown how large of a role they’ll play in the issue itself, as they have thus far just been two of many troops in Onyx Prime’s army. Regardless, you can enjoy a bigger look at the art after the jump, and then sound off on TFW2005’s discussion boards!
Thanks to Comics Beat website we have a very nice reading for all of you. A great Interview with James Roberts on Lost Light Finale.
James Roberts, writer of “More Than Meets The Eye” and “Lost Light” (among other titles), shares his views on how he developed his storytelling for the final arc of Lost Light, which is finishing together with the rest of the IDW universe this year. He also comments on how he developed some characters and their importance in the events of the main storytelling. James really appreciates fans paying attention to the story, character and details about them. About this final arc we can share for you this line:
“…it really is like our version of Infinity War. And I’ll make no apologies – there’s alotgoing on”.
We should really expect a lot coming in hot this year with the last issues of Lost Light. You can read the full interview here or you can read a full transcript after the jump.
IDW have released their September 2018 solicitations catalog. This September we have some great titles ahead:
- Star Trek Vs Transformers #1 – Cover A: Philip Murphy. Philip Murphy’s A & B covers connect to form an amazing heroes and villains image!
- Star Trek Vs Transformers #1 – Cover B: Philip Murphy. Philip Murphy’s A & B covers connect to form an amazing heroes and villains image!
- Optimus Prime #24 – Cover A: Kei Zama
- Optimus Prime #24 – Cover B: Andrew Griffith. Unicron is approaching and Optimus Prime and the Autobots have to act.
- Transformers Bumblebee Movie Prequel TP From Cybertron Love – Cover: Sara Pitre-Durocher. The official prequel to the new Bumblebee film. Collects issues #1-4.
- Transformers Lost Light #24 – Cover A: Nick Roche
- Transformers Lost Light #24 – Cover B: Geoff Senior. Only two issues left to close a story six years in the making. Rodimus and his crew are about to face their final battle.
- Transformers Unicron #5 Cover A: Alex Milne
- Transformers Unicron #5 Cover B: James Raiz. The penultimate issue of this saga which is the end of the IDW universe. Optimus Prime himself will have to deal with Unicron.
- Transformers Bumblebee Movie Prequel#4 – Cover A: Andrew Griffith
- Transformers Bumblebee Movie Prequel #4 – Cover B: Fico Ossio.
You can check out all of the solicits, together with their excellent cover artwork, attached to this post after the jump. Then, you can sound off on the 2005 Boards!
Thanks to an article on SyFy.com website we can share for you the full preview of Bumblebee Movie Prequel #1.
This 5-page preview brings us Bumblebee during the 1960s-era in London. He’s been recruited for a mission by MI6. The article features some comments of writer John Barber:
“I couldn’t be more excited for the action, adventure, and heart this film promises to deliver,” he told SYFY WIRE. “For the prequel comic — knowing the movie had the 1980s covered — we went back further, to the time when we know Bumblebee was on Earth but before he finds himself in the state he’s in, come the ’80s.
“We took it back to London in the swinging 1960s, and we team Bumblebee with Britain’s top spy (well, self-proclaimed top spy at least) for a tale of an altogether different heartfelt relationship between human and Cybertronian! The art is by Andrew Griffith featuring colors by Priscilla Tramontano — two of my favorite collaborators. In fact, the three of us did a prequel to the thirdTransformersmovie, way back when. It was great to get the old band back together for some new tunes!”
Transformers: Bumblebee #1 arrives in comic shops on June 27. While you wait, you can check out the mirrored images, including all four covers, after the jump. Then, you can chime in your impressions on the 2005 Boards!
They’ve crossed over with G.I. Joe, MASK, the Micronauts, Star Wars, and even the Avengers, but this September, IDW is taking the Transformers where no ‘bot has gone before in a crossover across the final frontier. It’s Star Trek vs Transformers!
Gizmodo reports that the crossover will run for four issues, and will be penned by John Barber and Mike Johnson, with art by Philip Murphy and colors by Leonardo Ito. The premise starts like many a classic Trek story – the Enterprise answers a distress signal close to Klingon space, only to find something strange and unexplained. In this case, what they find are 20th century aircraft attacking a dilithium mine – and then Optimus Prime shows up to help out.
What is great about this crossover, is that the artwork is specifically referencing the animated version of Star Trek, with characters like Lieutenant M’Ress and Lieutenant Arex represented in the cover artwork. The art also shows a very Generation 1 cartoon inspired Optimus Prime and Bumblebee – along with a distinctly not Generation 1 looking Windblade sticking out like an Ewok in a room full of Tribbles – and the plot sounds like a fun and very organic mash-up of two great franchises that made up a good chunk of our Saturday mornings growing up.
We’ll be looking forward to beaming up this crossover this September.