Following this morning’s March solicitations, the cover reveals for IDW Publishing’s upcoming Transformers reboot keep coming. The book’s co-editor Tom Waltz has tweeted Cover B for April’s Transformers #4, which readers of the previous IDW continuity may recognize as being drawn by veteran artist Sara Pitre-Durocher! The artwork features Optimus Prime walking the streets of Cybertron as Megatron, Windblade, Prowl and other characters look on, and can be given a closer look following the break. After that, you can also leave a comment on the TFW2005 boards!
IDW’s New Transformers Comic Series: Cover by Jeffrey Veregge Revealed
As the wait for IDW Publishing’s March solicitations continues, new artwork for that month’s reboot of the Transformers comics continues to trickle out. Previously mentioned as providing art for one of the second issue’s covers in IDW’s press release, artist Jeffrey Veregge has shared that cover on his Twitter account. Presented as a travel poster for Cybertron, Veregge had this to say about it:
“So excited to share my 1st cover for @IDWPublishing’s upcoming Transformer series. I will be creating vintage sci-fi, Travel poster covers…Here is my first in that series. #Transformers #Cybertron”
Take a closer look at the artwork for yourself after the jump, then sound off on the TFW2005 forums!
Unicron #6 KRS Comics Exclusive Variant Cover
Online comic retailer KRS Comics has put on sale an exclusive variant cover for IDW Publishing’s Unicron #6, drawn by John Paras. The cover art, which is highly reminiscent of Marvel Comics’ The Infinity Gauntlet #4, features Unicron himself and comes in both a black version and a white, dialogue-less version. You can get a closer look at both versions after the break, and also order either one from KRS Comics’ site if you wish to do so before the final showdown with Unicron releases on November 14.
Unicron #6 preview
Courtesy of Comic Crusaders comes the five-page preview for the final issue of IDW Publishing’s Unicron miniseries! The Autobots, Decepticons, and all of their allies stand united to face the titular world-eater in one last battle not just for the fate of the Earth, but the entire universe itself. Only one last, desperate plan has any hope of seeing them all survive! As well, in illustrating all of the pages of this double-sized finale, Alex Milne will joined by fellow IDW ongoing artists Sara Pitre-Durocher, Andrew Griffith, and Kei Zama. You can pick up the penultimate issue of IDW’s current continuity when this issue releases on November 14, but before then, check out the mirrored preview pages after the break!
Optimus Prime #21 3-page preview
On the very same day as Optimus Prime #20’s release, we’ve already got a 3-page preview for the next issue from IDW Publishing themselves! The endgame approaches as Pyra Magna reflects on her first impressions of Optimus as well as Victorion’s origins, even as the combiner engages Devastator in the present. At the same time, Jetfire and Aileron find themselves asked for help from a most unexpected source! This finale to “The Falling” will also feature art from Kei Zama, Sara Pitre-Durocher, and Livio Ramondelli. Check out the preview after the break, and then pick Optimus Prime #21 up on July 18.
IDW Publishing’s John Barber talks Unicron
IDW Publishing has uploaded a short video interview in which editor-in-chief and Optimus Prime writer John Barber talks about the Unicron miniseries, scheduled to begin on July 11. Barber discusses, among other things, his own history with the brand in comics and the premise of the book, which promises to bring IDW’s current Transformers continuity to its end. When talking about Unicron‘s tone, he also says:
“There’s action, destruction, loss, tragedy. But also heroism and joy and laughter and hope.”
You can watch the interview for yourself after the break, and then pick up the first issue of Unicron this Wednesday!
Unicron #1 3-page preview
Our third preview of the day also comes from IDW, and it’s the beginning of the end. Unicron #1 kicks off the six-issue miniseries that will be bringing IDW’s current Transformers universe to a close, and it already starts off with a bang as Optimus and his allies gather to stop the titular planet-eater from devouring the last of Cybertron’s colonies, all while Optimus reflects on the myths surrounding the Chaos-Bringer. You can read it for yourself after the jump, and then get ready for the issue to drop on July 11!
Lost Light #20 3-page preview
Straight from IDW Publishing themselves comes the three-page preview for next week’s Lost Light #20! Featuring artwork by veteran Transformers artist Casey Coller, the second chapter of “Crucible” has Ratchet’s team of doctors work on a cure for the Sparkeaters hunting them, while Rodimus and Cyclonus tangle with Getaway, Star Saber, and their new ally. You can check it all out after the break, and then pick up the issue when it releases on July 11!
Optimus Prime #20 iBooks preview
iBooks has posted a new three-page preview, this time for IDW Publishing’s Optimus Prime #20. Scheduled to be released on July 11, this next installment in “The Falling” opens with an abridged look at Bumblebee’s history, from his joining the Autobots to his apparent death at the end of “Dark Cybertron,” and why he’s spent so much of his life following Optimus. You can read it for yourself after the jump, and then sound off in our discussion thread afterwards!
Lost Light #19 full preview
The full preview for IDW Publishing’s Lost Light #19 comes to us today from Comic Crusaders, in advance of the issue’s release on July 4. The series opens the first chapter of its final story arc, “Crucible,” as many characters from throughout its run begin to converge on the planet Mederi… and we’re not just talking about Team Rodimus’s former crewmates-turned-Sparkeaters! Check out the preview after the jump, and then feel free to share your thoughts in the discussion thread.