PREVIEWSworld resets our monthly update of incoming IDW titles to those due in October. In addition to the previously unveiled debut of Transformers: Wreckers — Tread & Circuits, reserve spots on your pull list for Transformers #36, Transformers Beast Wars #9, Transformers King Grimlock #3, & Transformers Shattered Glass #3 while also saving one for January’s Transformers Beast Wars Volume 1 trade paperback.
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Transformers: Wreckers — Tread & Circuits #1
(W) David Mariotte (A/CA) Jack Lawrence (CA) Anna Malkova (CA) Nick Roche
Out in the Cybertronian colonies, good entertainment is hard to find. Fortunately, there’s always the Wreckers-brave Cybertronians broadcasting death-defying stunts and action-all as a cover for undercover operations! When the only event bigger than a new Wreckers broadcast, the Speedia 500, a race for governmental control of a whole world, is threatened, the Wreckers have a new mission: Save the most viewed race in the galaxy… without getting caught. Wreck & Rule!
Transformers Beast Wars TP
(W) Erik Burnham (A/CA) Josh Burcham
Celebrate 25 years of Beast Wars! The Maximals and the Predacons are back in this all-new series.
“In the beginning came the beasts, and all that creeps, crawls and flies-but nature lies, they’re robots in disguise!” With this one line a whole new generation of Transformers toys and fans were created. Now, 25 years later, an all-new series brings your favorite characters back!
In the future, the planet Cybertron belongs to the scientific-minded Maximals and the action-oriented Predacons! When a crew of Predacons, led by the successor to the Megatron name, steal a golden disk and a ship capable of traveling through time, it’s up to Optimus Primal and his Maximal crew-Rattrap, Rhinox, Cheetor, and new character Nyx-to catch them! Collects issues #1-6 of the 12-issue series.
(W) Brian Ruckley (A/CA) Anna Malkova (CA) Red Powell (CA) Billie Montfort
“Sea of Rust”, part three! The Autobots are outnumbered and surrounded in Termagax’s base with Decepticons on one side and the most deadly Cybertronian environment on the other. With an incredibly powerful artifact on the line–one that could turn the tide of the war in their favor–can the Autobots withstand the siege?
Transformers: Beast Wars #9
(W) Erik Burnham (A/CA) Josh Burcham (CA) Priscilla Tramontano (CA) Alex Milne
“Thicker Skin”. The Predacons begin their hunt for other fallen protoform pods, containing potential reinforcements in their quest to crush the Maximals. But Skold, the Predacon powerhouse, is left behind because she’ll slow the mission down, at least according to Terrorsaur. When Skold encounters a pod on her own, it’ll be up to her to bring it to the Predacon’s side… or put it down for good.
Transformers King Grimlock #3
(W) Steve Orlando (A) Agustin Padilla (CA) Bryan Lee (A/CA) Agustin Padilla (CA) Maria Wolf
King Grimlock rampages on! Confronted by the ghoulish host of the Red Wizard’s Army, Grimlock leads a band of villagers into a war against their ruler. But all is not what it seems near the Red Wizard’s compound. Will Grimlock lead them to freedom… or destruction?!
Transformers Shattered Glass #3
(W) Danny Lore (A) Guido Guidi (CA) Alex Milne (CA) Fico Ossio (CA) Sara Pitre-Durocher
Shattered Glass isn’t your average Transformers tale… “Shards” is the story of the ongoing battle between the power-hungry Autobot autocrats and the freedom-fighting Decepticon laborers. Join author Danny Lore (James Bond, King in Black: Captain America, Champions) in exploring this fractured alternate universe just before it shatters.
In issue #3, Starscream seeks out more Decepticons to prevent another war that could destroy Cybertron, but memories of the past haunt every step. As the Autobots close in, Starscream must decide between peace for his planet and his former best friend.