Bleedingcool.com has updated their website regarding Free Comic Book Day. They’ve announced the 2012 Gold level of free comic books, that will be available in all participating stores on May 5th, 2012. Among the issues on the list IDW has posted the cover to a prequel book to their upcoming continuation of the older Marvel Comics from Andrew Wildman and Simon Furman. The prequel issue will be #80.5, titled “Regeneration One” and they’ve included an image of the cover for the book.
Click on the link above to view the cover and then speculate away on what might be happening in this prequel book!UPDATE: Solicitation Info
Simon Furman (w); Andrew Wildman (p), Stephen Baskerville (i); Wildman (c)
The wait is over–after a 20-year hiatus, IDW proudly returns to the original TRANSFORMERS comic book universe, picking up right where 1991’s TRANSFORMERS #80 left off! Optimus Prime, Grimlock, Kup, Hot Rod and all your favorite Generation One TRANSFORMERS characters charge into the future as fan-favorite writer Simon Furman and legendary Transformers artist Andrew Wildman present TRANSFORMERS #80.5! Reflecting back on the dizzying highs and the terrifying lows of the original run of Transformers comics, Optimus Prime watches over a Cybertron that hasn’t faced Megatron for decades. But that peace shudders to an end, as we dive headlong into July’s TRANSFORMERS #81!
Because the Fans demanded it! Thousands of TRANSFORMERS fans signed petitions urging us to make this book–and IDW listened!