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Old 11th December 2017, 05:04 PM
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The Transformers comics and books for JANUARY 2018, with cover images mirrored here.

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OPTIMUS PRIME #15 CVR A ZAMA
(W) John Barber (A/CA) Kei Zama
“THE FALLING, PART 1!” Darkness falls over Cybertron as the legendary Onyx Prime returns. What does this mean for Optimus Prime-and the Earth? Windblade defends an already tense planet against a secret that could shatter Cybertron forever.
In Shops: Jan 17, 2018
SRP: $3.99
OPTIMUS PRIME #15 CVR B COLLER
(W) John Barber (A) Kei Zama (CA) Casey Coller


TRANSFORMERS LOST LIGHT #14 CVR A LAWRENCE
(W) James Roberts (A) Brendan Cahill (CA) Jack Lawrence

MACGUFFIN QUEST! The Scavengers have never had it so good. The war is a receding memory, their patchy service records have been forgotten, and the five of them can roam the galaxy as they please. All’s well that ends well? Not quite. Because unbeknownst to Krok and Co., their next adventure… will be their last.
In Shops: Jan 10, 2018
SRP: $3.99

TRANSFORMERS LOST LIGHT #14 CVR B ROCHE
(W) James Roberts (A) Brendan Cahill (CA) Nick Roche


TRANSFORMERS GI JOE FIRST STRIKE CHAMPIONS TP
(W) Christos Gage, Aubrey Sitterson, John Barber (A) Ilias Kyriazis, Chris Panda (CA) Sara Pitre-Durocher

Your favorite characters-Rom, the Autobots, Micronauts, G.I. Joe, and more-get to shine in standalone stories setting up the ultimate Hasbro comic book event! First, with Cybertron under siege from Baron Ironblood, it’s up to Optimus Prime and Arcee to defend their homeland, and the Revolutionaries team is caught in the middle! Then, back on Earth, Rom finds himself teaming up with the world’s smallest heroes, the Micronauts! Can they prevent catastrophe, or is it already too late? And, with the team divided, G.I. Joe must confront dangers both in space and Earthside. Looks like they’ll need some help from M.A.S.K.:Mobile Armored Strike Kommand!
In Shops: Feb 28, 2018
SRP: $19.99




TRANSFORMERS GI JOE FIRST STRIKE TP

(W) Mairghread Scott, David Rodriguez (A) Max Dunbar (CA) Freddie Williams II

A Hasbro Comic Book Event of epic proportions! The TRANSFORMERS are under attack from COBRA, G.I. JOE’s greatest enemy! As Earth joins the intergalactic community, a massive explosion threatens the peace! A new COBRA-led by the worst villains to ever tangle with G.I. Joe, M.A.S.K.:Mobile Armored Strike Kommand, and the Transformers-is invading Cybertron, and only Scarlett, Optimus Prime, the Joes, and the Autobots can save two worlds! It’s a race to the finish as good fights evil! Will our heroes win, or will Cobra DESTROY ALL TRANSFORMERS?!?
In Shops: Feb 21, 2018
SRP: $19.99



TRANSFORMERS IDW COLL PHASE 2 HC VOL 07
(W) James Roberts, John Barber (A) Alex Milne, Andrew Griffith, Atilio Rojo (CA) Marcelo Matere

MEGATRON assumes control of the quest to find the Knights of Cybertron-a quest that has never before been so urgent, so personal, and so likely to end in tears. But the crew of the Lost Light isn’t so eager to follow his orders and, as is always the case, past decisions will come back to haunt them. Plus, The AUTOBOTS return to Earth-with OPTIMUS PRIME in command! But what is bringing them back-and what terrifying secret do the humans hold? And GALVATRON is on Earth as well, with a plan to reshape it as he once did with Cybertron. A bold new era begins here! Collects issues #28-34 of More Than Meets The Eye and #28-34 of Robots In Disguise.
In Shops: Mar 28, 2018
SRP: $49.99



TRANSFORMERS VS VISIONARIES #2 Cover A
(W) Magdalene Visaggio (A/CA) Fico Ossio

Virulina, leader of the Darkling Lords, has discovered that the Transformers are vulnerable to magic-and now she’s using that weakness to try and gain control of Cybertron and wipe them out! Leoric and Ironhide team up to stop her, but quickly find themselves facing not only the Darkling Lords, but all of New Prysmos itself!
In Shops: Jan 24, 2018
SRP: $3.99
TRANSFORMERS VS VISIONARIES #2 Cover B


(W) Magdalene Visaggio (A) Fico Ossio (CA) Philip Murphy


TRANSFORMERS WINDBLADE LAST CITY TP

(W) Mairghread Scott (A) Sarah Stone, Corin Howell (A/CA) Sara Pitre-Durocher
The original fan-made Transformer stars in her own series. She cuts straight to the truth and no obstacle is going to stand in her path. Windblade is a force for good, who never fails to do the right thing. But what happens when she’s forced to work with Starscream to recruit new colonies to the Council of Worlds? Collects both the four-issue and seven-issue Windblade mini-series.
In Shops: Feb 14, 2018
SRP: $24.99
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Upcoming TPBs & Books.
-- Micronauts: Wrath of Karza (with Transformers) - January 2nd (was December 19th)
-- Hasbro Heroes Sourcebook (bios for combined universe) (120 pages) - January 9th (was December 12th 2017)
-- Autocracy Trilogy SC (Autocracy, Monstrocity, Primacy) - January 23rd (was January 9th)
-- Drift Origins and Empires (Spotlight Drift, Drift 1-4, Empire of Stone 1-4) - January 23rd
-- First Strike: A Hasbro Comic Book Event - February 20th (cancelled?)
-- Transformers Vs GIJoe the Quintessential Collection HC (all 13 issues + "movie" adaptation) - January 23rd (was April 11th 2017, then November 14th, then November 28th - 9 month delay so far)
-- Windblade: The Last City (Windblade 1-4, Windblade Vol 2 1-7 - 264 pages) - February 20th (was February 13th)
-- Optimus Prime Volume 2 (issues 7-10 & 2017 Annual) - February 20th
-- Transformers/GIJoe First Strike (all 6 issues) - March 6th (was February 20th)
-- Transformers/GIJoe First Strike - Champions (Revolution) (144 pages) - March 6th (was February 27th)
-- ROM Vs The Transformers - Shining Armor (128 pages) - March 13th
-- Lost Light Volume 2 (issues 7-12) - March 13th
-- IDW Collection Phase Two Volume 7 (HC) (MTMTE 28-34, RID 28-34) - March 27th
-- Redemption of the Dinobots (Punishment, Redemption, Salvation) - April 17th
-- Till All Are One Volume 3 (issues 9-12, 2018 Annual) - May 8th
-- Optimus Prime Volume 3 (issues 11-14, Optimus First Strike, Transformers First Strike) - July 10th
-- The Wreckers Saga (Last Stand of the Wreckers 1-5, Sins of the Wreckers 1-5) - July 17th (was December 19th 2017)
-- Transformers Vs The Visionaries (128 pages) - August 14th
-- Lost Light Volume 3 (issues 13-18) - September 18th
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October 2017 comics and books

November 2017 comics and books

December 2017 comics and books

January 2018 comics and books

February 2018 comics and books

March 2018 comics and books
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Alright! A scavengers issue.

I’ve not touched any of the crossover stuff or even the ongoing cyber ton series in well over a year and still feel like I’ve missed nothing, it’s a shame IDW and Hasblow screwed the pooch with their combined universe garbage!
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Updated the upcoming books & TPBs section, and included links to Amazon (not to promote them, but for anyone needing to find out more about each item).

All three of the December books were delayed, with the Wreckers Saga delayed 7 months to July now.
And that's not the worst of the delays (which seems to be quite common for IDW now), as the TFs/GIJoe Quintessential HC book is now delayed 9 months from its original listing.

I also can't seem to find the "First Strike: Hasbro Comic Book Event" anymore, and I can't remember what it was, or if it was just renamed or rolled into something else yet to be released.
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With this whole shared universe rubbish IDW and Hasbro have forced upon us, the quality of bthe transformers books has rapidly declined, somtoo have their sales. It’s now too hard to keep track of all the one shots, crossovers and who is where and doing what. Not just for the readers either, it seems IDW, their writers and artists don’t really know what is going on anymore either.

Such a waste when you consider before the shared universe how strong all three main series were going. MtMtE was (and still is) the black sheep that did just about everything right, RiD was a political series that was really hitting its straps before Dark Cybertorn and Windblade had a completely different feel with a fish out of water take.

Ah well.
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There is also the question of how far into IDW's run will Hatchette go. It sounds like licensing forced them to focus on pre-IDW early on (almost 40% have been released in England so far, and only 1 volume above volume 60 has been released, of the expected 80 volumes). With volume 64 covering the first Windblade story from about 2014, it means 15 volumes to cover stories printed in the 3 years since then (plus the 2 years left of the release of the remaining 50 volumes), so I think they are allowing themselves space for what they estimate will be available for them to use... which has me now pausing my purchasing of IDW TPBs from Amazon until I know for sure what IDW stories that Hatchette won't be doing. (so that I will then buy anything after Hatchette's run, and not double up on stories that they do cover within their 80 volumes)
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The first issue of TFs vs Visionaries apparently sold out, so IDW will be doing a second printing for release at the end of this month (aiming to hit comic shops with issue 2).
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Apparently, the alt-mode of the "Autobot" Megatron hasn't been seen in the comic yet, so a rough sketch was tweeted out by the IDW artist Alex Milne.
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Optimus Prime #15 is out next week, and a preview can be seen mirrored here.
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Lost Light #13 should be out this week, and a preview can be seen here.
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Transformers Vs Visionaries #2 looks to be out this week, and a preview can be seen here.
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