Thanks to Previews World, we have the IDW October Solicitations catalog. A very important month since the IDW continuity comes to an end after 13 years.
Optimus Prime #25 and Lost Light #25, the final issues of both sagas are coming in hot. It’s time to finish their long journey for all their readers and fans. This month also brings us Unicron #6, the conclusion of the saga that will end all IDW continuity, is coming as a $7.99 double-sized story. Drawing the final pages will be Alex Milne, Kei Zama, and Jack Lawrence.
It’s good to notice that Optimus Prime #25 will serve as the bookend to the whole continuity. The order of release will be Lost Light, Unicron, and Optimus Prime. Each one released a week after the other.
On other continuity, we will have the highly expected crossover: Star Trek Vs. The Transformers #2.
To top it all, several TPB and Hard Covers are being released in October like the Transformers IDW Collection Phase 2 Hard Cover Vol.3-4-8, and Optimus Prime TPB #1-3-4.
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!
*OPTIMUS PRIME #25 Cover A: Kei Zama
(W) John Barber (A/CA) Kei Zama
END OF THE ROAD! The battle is over. Heroes have fallen. Worlds have died. Now Optimus Prime faces his final ordeal-as past, present, and future collide. Who will stand with him? And when it’s all over, who will carry the mantle of “Prime?”
In Shops: Oct 31, 2018 – SRP: $4.99
*OPTIMUS PRIME #25 Cover B: Casey W. Coller
(W) John Barber (A) Kei Zama (CA) Casey W. Coller
In Shops: Oct 31, 2018 – SRP: $4.99
*TRANSFORMERS IDW COLLECTION PHASE 2 Hard Cover Vol. 08
(W) John Barber, James Roberts, Shane McCarthy (A) Alex Milne, Andrew Griffith, Guido Guidi (CA) Marcelo Matere
Rodimus leads a team of Autobots into Cybertron’s past, pursuing the Decepticon double-agent Brainstorm, who plans on killing Orion Pax before he can become Optimus Prime. Meanwhile, on Earth, Prowl is left in command gathering his allies, the Constructicons, to search for the one human he holds a grudge against, Spike Witwicky. Then, Drift returns! After leaving the Autobots in disgrace, he’s now alone, on a mission to clean up the darkest depths of the galaxy.
Collects Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye issues #35-40, Transformers: Robots in Disguise issues #35-38, Transformers: Punishment, and Transformers: Drift-Empire of Stone.
Advance solicited for December release!
The best format for new readers to pick up the series and for continuing readers to supplement their collections with deluxe hardcovers.
In Shops: Dec 19, 2018 – SRP: $49.99
*TRANSFORMERS LOST LIGHT #25 Cover A: Jack Lawrence
(W) James Roberts (A/CA) Jack Lawrence
MORE THAN MET THE EYE. The quest is over, the dust has settled, and everything has changed-forever. But before the fond farewells, before the parting of ways, before the unkept promises to stay in touch, there’s time-surely, there’s time-for one last drink…
Extra-long final issue! Tying together and putting a bow on stories from the last 13 years!
The final fate of the whole Lost Light crew revealed!
From the Death of Optimus Prime to now: 85 issues of the Lost Light cast!
In Shops: Oct 17, 2018 – SRP: $4.99
*TRANSFORMERS LOST LIGHT #25 Cover B: Nick Roche
(W) James Roberts (A) Jack Lawrence (CA) Nick Roche
In Shops: Oct 17, 2018 – SRP: $4.99
*TRANSFORMERS OPTIMUS PRIME Trade Paperback Vol. 04
W) John Barber (A/CA) Kei Zama*
Darkness falls over Cybertron as the legendary Onyx Prime returns, throwing the planet into chaos! What does this mean for Optimus Prime-and Earth? As Onyx and his comrades sow panic and dissension on Cybertron, Windblade defends an already tense planet against a secret that could shatter it forever, while Soundwave questions a fragile alliance, and Optimus confronts a mystery that goes back millions of years. Collects Transformers: Optimus Prime issues #15-21.
Advance solicited for November release!
In Shops: Nov 21, 2018 – SRP: $19.99
*TRANSFORMERS UNICRON #6 (OF 6) Cover A: Alex Milne
(W) John Barber (A/CA) Alex Milne
EARTH WAR! With Unicron’s ultimate goal revealed, the shaky alliance of Autobots and Decepticons is all that stands between Earth and the planet-eater. Heroes will rise-and fall-as Optimus Prime journeys into the dark heart of Unicron for the final confrontation with evil. At stake: the soul of a universe.
This is it! The end of an era! Finishing off 13 years’ worth of continuity with a bang! A double-sized story for the ages!
Don’t miss the cover by the man who introduced the IDW age of Transformers: E.J. Su!
In Shops: Oct 24, 2018 – SRP: $7.99
*TRANSFORMERS UNICRON #6 (OF 6) Cover B: James Raiz
(W) John Barber (A) Alex Milne (CA) James Raiz
*STAR TREK VS TRANSFORMERS #2 (OF 4) Cover A: Phillip Murphy
The Enterprise is burning, brought down by the united forces of the Klingons and Decepticons. Captain Kirk and Optimus Prime have a plan to strike back, but can they bring their scattered Starfleet crew and Autobots together before Megatron wipes them out? The no-holds-barred Saturday morning mash-up continues.
Written by two titans of their respective properties, John Barber (Optimus Prime, Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Transformers: Bumblebee Movie Prequel) and Mike Johnson (the most prolific Star Trek comic book writer of ALL TIME!)!
Don’t miss two amazing covers from Marcelo Ferreira (Back to the Future, Transformers: Bumblebee-Win if You Dare) and Eisner Award-winning artist Derek Charm!
In Shops: Oct 17, 2018 – SRP: $3.99
*STAR TREK VS TRANSFORMERS #2 (OF 4) Cover B: Marcelo Ferreira
(W) John Barber, Mike Johnson (A) Philip Murphy (CA) Marcelo Ferreira
*TRANSFORMERS IDW COLLECTION PHASE 2 Hard Cover Vol. 03(W) John Barber, James Roberts, Nick Roche (A) Alex Milne, Livio Ramondelli, Chee, David Daza, Jimbo Salgado, Emil Cabaltierra, Guido Guidi, Brendan Cahill, Nick Roche (CA) Marcelo MatereThe Lost Light finally reaches the Crystal City, while Orion Pax follows a rogue group of Decepticons. Meanwhile, back on Cybertron, violence breaks out in the heart of the city and Prowl looks for someone to blame!Collects More Than Meets The Eye #9-13 and the 2012 Annual, Robots in Disguise #9-11 and the 2012 Annual, plus the Thundercracker, Bumblebee, and Megatron Spotlights.
In Shops: Feb 24, 2016 – SRP: $49.99
*TRANSFORMERS IDW COLLECTION PHASE 2 Hard Cover Vol. 04
*TRANSFORMERS OPTIMUS PRIME Trade Paperback Vol. 01
(W) John Barber (A) Alex Milne (A/CA) Kei Zama
REVOLUTION is over-but the danger to Earth is just beginning. As OPTIMUS PRIME pulls Earth into the larger universe, he’s painted a target on Earth… and a new alien incursion begins when a corkscrew shaped craft drills into our world! Collects issues #1-6.
In Shops: Jun 21, 2017 – SRP: $19.99
*TRANSFORMERS OPTIMUS PRIME Trade Paperback Vol. 03
(W) John Barber (A) Sara Pitre-Durocher, Priscilla Tramontano, Kei Zama, Guido Guidi, John Wycough, Fico Ossio, Paolo Villanelli (CA) Casey Coller
What new future will the Transformers bots face? With Optimus Prime trapped on Cybertron, embroiled in the First Strike event, the Autobots on Earth set off on a mission to find their missing friend, Jazz. But anti-Cybertronian humans are after him as well, and they’re armed with Cybertronian weapons!
Collects Optimus Prime issues #11-14 and the Optimus Prime: First Strike and Transformers: First Strike one-shots.
In Shops: Jun 06, 2018 – SRP: $19.99