Apple’s iBooks has uploaded the three-page preview for the first issue of IDW Publishing’s crossover miniseries, Rom vs. Transformers: Shining Armor. Two hundred years before IDW’s current books, a Cybertronian ship is pursued by the Galactic Council into Solstar Order space, only to encounter none other than Rom the Space Knight! What chain of events will this meeting set in motion? This five-issue miniseries features the return of More Than Meets The Eye artist Alex Milne and Robots in Disguise colorist Josh Perez to IDW’s Transformers comics after a period of absence, with the first issue scheduled to be released on July 19. Until then, you can check out the preview after the break!
We bring you Tom Whalen Cover Month news, from our friends at IDW:
Celebrate this summer with special variant covers featuring some of the biggest characters in comics! Check out all of these exciting new covers featuring the incredibly unique and dynamic artwork of the legendary Tom Whalen. Twelves covers in total, with new covers coming every week for the entire month of July, including titles such as: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, G.I. Joe, The X-Files, Judge Dredd, Back To The Future, MASK, Star Trek, ROM, Transformers, Micronauts
Which Whalen covers are you adding to your collection this month? See more of Tom’s work on his Strong Stuff site, then sound off after the jump on the 2005 boards!
Thanks to 2005 Boards member The Kup for sharing IDW Transformers: Till All Are One #12 Cover B via idwpublishing.com
The cover features Cybertron Leader Starscream next to what seems to be the “ghost” of Windblade.
Transformers: Till All Are One #12
Starscream makes his most desperate move yet in order to protect himself from Elita One’s rising power. But for once the master of manipulation’s only choice is to make himself helpless to another. Good thing no one’s got a grudge against Starscream, right?
This will be the last issue of Till All Are One (but there will be an Annual too), so be sure you don’t miss it when it hits comic stores.
You can check the cover after the jump, and then sound off at the 2005 Boards!
From CBR comes the five-page preview for IDW Publishing’s Optimus Prime #9, “The Life of Sideswipe,” due for release on July 12. After being comatose since the All Hail Optimus storyline, Sideswipe has finally awakened! As Sideswipe’s comrades welcome him back, however, not everyone feels like celebrating. Read the preview after the break, and pick the issue up this Wednesday!
TFW2005 member D-Drive strikes again! Below is your comics shipping list for July 12, 2017. Enjoy!
OPTIMUS PRIME #9 (also shipping subscription A, B and 1-in-10 variant covers)
(W) John Barber (A/CA) Kei Zama
THE LIFE OF SIDESWIPE! A Junkion machine finally gives long-injured Sideswipe a new lease on life! But when his brother goes missing, Sideswipe and Arcee return to Cybertron-and nothing will be the same between them ever again.
TRANSFORMERS GEN TITANS RETURN DLX AF ASST 201701
HASBRO TOY GROUP
The Transformers battle explodes into uncharted territory when the Titans Return! To control an ancient race of giant, city-sized warriors – Titans – the Autobots and Decepticons must harness the power of Titan Masters, smaller bots that give bigger bots increased abilities in battle. Join the battle with Transformers Generations Titans Return figures. Collect Kup, Perceptor, Topspin, Krok, and Quake.
Via Multiverse Comics we are able to share the full preview of Till All Are One #11.
This is the penultimate issue on this series, scheduled to be released on July 5th.
With Elita One’s influence closing in around Starscream, he’s desperate to make any alliances he can. Turns out, a powerful ally might already be within his grasp. But is he willing to risk his own sanity to reach them?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Previews World has shared IDW Transformers: Lost Light #8 Main Cover for your viewing pleasure.
The cover features popular fembot Nautica together with her Camien friend Velocity and new characters Lug and Anode. They seem to be walking around a market full of aliens.
Transformers: Lost Light #8
(W) James Roberts (A/CA) Jack Lawrence
“THE HUNT IS ON! Ever lost something and spent forever looking for it? Try visiting Troja Major, the lost property capital of the universe. Just bear in mind that it’s better known by another name: the Howling Town. And the Autobots are about to find out why”.
In Shops: Jul 26, 2017
You can see the picture after the jump, and share your thoughts at the 2005 Boards!
Via Itunes we get an IDW Optimus Prime #9 three-page Preview.
We can see a conversation between Marisa Faireborn and the President of the USA and what seems to be the return of Sideswipe to the story.
Transformers Optimus Prime #9
“THE LIFE OF SIDESWIPE! A Junkion machine finally gives long-injured Sideswipe a new lease on life! But when his brother goes missing, Sideswipe and Arcee return to Cybertron—and nothing will be the same between them ever again”.
As a bonus, Itunes is also sharing another preview of G.I. Joe #7 which has got the participation of Skywarp. You can check the pictures after the jump, and then share your thoughts at the 2005 Boards.
IGN.com has shared its IDW First Strike Exclusive Official Animated Trailer.
First Strike is the new multi-crossover event which will feature Transformers, G.I. Joe, Rom and more in IDW’s next big comic book event set on a Cybertron under siege.
According to the trailer, this time all Transformers are marked for destruction. Be ready for First Strike starting on August 2017 as a 6-issue bi-weekly event series.
You can watch the video below and the sound off at the 2005 Boards!
Amazon.com has listed IDW Transformers: Lost Light Vol. 2 TPB and it is also sharing a New Cover Art for this release.
The new cover art features a beautiful art of Nautica with Skids behind her. This TPB is scheduled for March 13, 2018 and it collects issues #7-12.
You can pre-order it here and check the cover after the jump. After that, you can join to the discussion at the 2005 Boards.
Update: Thanks to 2005 Boards user T.F. Allen, we know that this cover will also be used for Lost Light #8