TFW2005 member Issy543 moves the comics forecast ahead with an early look at incoming IDW titles scheduled for release in May.
Vying for spots on your New Comic Book Day pull lists: My Little Pony / Transformers II #2, Transformers #31, Transformers Annual 2021, a reminder for Transformers Volume 4: Declaration of War and Transformers Beast Wars #4.
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My Little Pony / Transformers II #2
Ian Flynn, Sam Maggs (w) • Priscilla Tramontano, Trish Forstner (a) • Tony Fleecs (c) • Bethany McGuire-Smith (c) • Jon Gray (c)
The Seekers and the Wonderbolts have formed an uneasy alliance—can Starscream and Rainbow Dash work together to stop the evil attacking Cybertron?! Plus, Applejack and Wildwheel come face-to-face in a wild, wild showdown for the ages!
Brian Ruckley (w) • Anna Malkova (a) • Diego “Novanim” Zúñiga (c) • Chris Panda (c) • George Caltsoudas (c)
“Lord of Misrule: Test Flight I”. Optimus Prime’s Autobots are starting to fray. They need energon and supplies that they just don’t have access to. But Perceptor has a plan—if he can supercharge Jumpstream’s teleportation powers, the Autobots will have all sorts of new access to Cybertron. Of course, that relies on the experiment going right and things can never be quite so easy…
Transformers Annual 2021—SPOTLIGHT
Brian Ruckley (w) • Alex Milne (a & c) • Freddie E. Williams (c)
“Light/Star”. Vigilem, an ancient force, a Cybertronian Titan, a seemingly unstoppable engine, broke the tether between Cybertron and its moon. Lodestar remains the only other active Titan and, together with her cityspeaker, Lightbright, has been tasked with bringing Vigilem home or taking him down. When Vigilem flees to a colony run by Thunderwing and his lackeys, Lightbright, Lodestar, and the Technobots will have to go on the most dangerous mission of their lives in pursuit of the Titan!
Transformers, Vol. 4: Declaration of War
Brian Ruckley (w) • Anna Malkova, Fico Ossio, Beth McGuire-Smith (a) • Cryssy Cheung (c)
The bold new vision of the Transformers universe continues, filled with diplomatic drama, techno-thriller twists… and giant, sentient robots!
The Decepticons have officially overthrown the Senate–with the Autobots out of power and Sentinel Prime deposed, it looks like Megatron’s vision of the future will take over. But not if the new Prime can rally what’s left of Security Operations and the Senate Guard into a resistance! Meanwhile, with the Autobots and Decepticons declaring war on each other, a group of Cybertron’s top scientists and diplomats launch a plan to get those uninterested in the fighting, including the alien A’ovan refugees living on Cybertron, a way out of the devastation to come.
Collects Transformers #25–30, the Valentine’s Day Special one-shot, and Transformers: Escape #1–5.
Transformers: Beast Wars #4
Erik Burnham (w) • Josh Burcham (a & c) • Dan Schoening (c) • Daniel Khanna (c)
The Beast Wars rage on! When a seriously injured Maximal and a treacherous Predacon run afoul of an incredibly dangerous native beast, they’ll have to team-up to make it out alive. Even then, Megatron leads the Predacons on a hunting expedition for their traitor and their escaped captive, and they aren’t taking prisoners!