Screen Rant provides an early look at several incoming IDW titles scheduled to earn spots on your August pull lists, including: Transformers King Grimlock issue #1, Transformers Shattered Glass #1, Transformers #34 and Beast Wars #7.
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Transformers King Grimlock #1
The new comic will be written by Steve Orlando (Wonder Woman), with art by Agustin Padilla (Dungeons & Dragons), and colors from Jeremy Colwell (The Bequest). The miniseries will combine Transformers and fantasy, following the Dinobot Grimlock in an “epic barbarian fantasy” where the savage world is ruled by who’s strongest with the sword. Check out Cary Nord’s 1A cover (Conan The Barbarian) and Mateus Santolouco’s retailer incentive (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder in Hell) covers for the series below. Padilla will provide the 1B cover for issue one.
“King Grimlock is a sky-high dream come to life, a story so big and wild, I wasn’t sure if the Transformers universe could contain it,” Orlando said in a press release. “This is a first-of-its-kind, science/fantasy epic for fans new and old, whether you follow the animation of the ‘80s, the modern shows of the ‘00s, the big screen blockbusters, the decades of incredible comics, or if you’ve been intrigued by Grimlock action figures on the shelf. Everyone’s welcome!”
Transformers Shattered Glass #1
The series takes place in a parallel universe where the Decepticons are Autobots war against one another, however, the usual roles are reversed. The Decepticons are freedom fighters trying to escape the rule of the Autobots. The series will be written by Danny Lore (James Bond), with Transformers artists Guido Guidi and Dan Khanna providing art, and John-Paul Bove (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) doing the colors. Transformers: Shattered Glass #1 will feature three covers, including Cover 1A by Alex Milne (Transformers vs. Terminator), Cover 1B by Khanna, and a retailer incentive variant by Sara Pitre-Durocher (Transformers: Till All Are One).
The new “Sea of Rust” arc will begin in Transformers #34 and take a closer look at Cybertron’s during the beginning of the war. Megatron will be at odds with his former mentor Tegamax, who has an artifact that could lead to an Autobots victory. The series will continue under the creative team of Brian Ruckley and Anna Malkova. Cover 1A is by Winston Chan, cover 1B will be from Susan Margevich, and the retailer incentive variant will be by Andrew Griffith.
Transformers Beast Wars #7
Transformers: Beast Wars #7 by Burnham and Chan will launch the next storyline with “Pod.” The issue will see the arrival of Blackarachnia. Issue one’s cover 1A will be from Fico Ossio (Mister Miracle: The Source of Freedom), with cover 1B by Ed Pirrie (Transformers), and a retailer incentive variant by Gavin Guidry (Going to the Chapel).