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Transformers Comics from IDW Publishing in June 2013

Posted on 03-14-2013 at 06:08 PM by Sol Fury under Comics
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Comic Book Resources has posted IDW's June 2013 solicitations with a healthy slice of new Transformers comic goodness. Along with new issues of More than Meets the Eye, Robots in Disguise and Regeneration 1, June will see the release of the second issue of Beast Hunters, the first of a four-issue print run for Transformers Monstrosity and the Transformers 30th Anniversary Collection - chronicling 30 years of Transformers in comics!

Read on for the full solicitation details.

Transformers: Robots in Disguise #18
John Barber (w) • Atilio Rojo (a) • Rojo, Casey Coller (c)
SURVIVOR'S GUILT! After the shattering events of the past two issues, we can't tell you who's alive and who's dead. But we will hint that one CYBERTRONIAN has to reconsider her worldview—while she comes face-to-face with some old enemies. We won't mention any names, but she's in for the fight of her life!
*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Expected in-store date: 6/5/13
Variant Covers: Phil Jimenez variant cover!
T-Minus 4 months to the event that will rock the TRANSFORMERS to their core!
Superstar artist Phil Jimenez contributes a powerful variant cover!

Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #18
James Roberts (w) • Alex Milne (a) • Milne, Sean Chen (c)
"DON'T LET THEM TAKE SKIDS!" The crew of the Lost Light left CYBERTRON before they could hear those words—part of a message from the future warning of terror and catastrophe and a threat to the entire Cybertronian race. Can the AUTOBOTS do anything to stop the beginning of the end?
*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Expected in-store date: 6/26/13
Variant Covers: Nick Roche variant cover!
This is the big one—everything since MTMTE #1 has been leading to this story!
Heroes will fall—and revelations will change your perceptions of everything, ever!

Transformers: Monstrosity #1 (of 4)—SPOTLIGHT
Chris Metzen & Flint Dille (w) • Livio Ramondelli (a) • Ramondelli x 3 (c)
MEGATRON'S DESCENT! In the early days of the war on CYBERTRON, OPTIMUS PRIME puts everything on the line to unify the planet—but not everyone agrees that this new Prime should be in charge! Meanwhile, the fallen DECEPTION leader, MEGATRON, begins a journey that will change everything. Plus—what is the terrible secret of the DINOBOTS?
*3 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1-to-1 ratio
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Expected in-store date: 6/5/13
Exploding from the screen to your comic shop!
The sequel to the amazing AUTOCRACY!
Written by Chris Metzen (one of the main creative minds behind Blizzard Entertainment's Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® universes) and Flint Dille (writer on the original TRANSFORMERS cartoon)!

Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters #2
Mairghread Scott & Mike Johnson (w) • Agustin Padilla (a) • Ken Christiansen (c)
THE WORLD BELOW! Deep beneath the surface of CYBERTRON, the last vestiges of life struggles to survive. Their only protectors: GRIMLOCK and his loyal DINOBOTS—who find themselves at the center of a dark mystery!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Expected in-store date: 6/19/13
Variant Covers: Animation art variant cover!
Ties in to the smash hit TRANSFORMERS PRIME: BEAST HUNTERS television show as seen on the HUB!
The creative team from the critically-acclaimed TRANSFORMERS PRIME: RAGE OF THE DINOBOTS is back!

Transformers Regeneration One #92
Simon Furman (w) • Andrew Wildman (a) • Wildman, Guido Guidi (c)
CRISIS ON CYBERTRON! A whole society, wounded and reeling after SCORPONOK's genetic manipulations, teeters on the edge of anarchy and uprising, a situation SOUNDWAVE is only too happy to exploit! When the newly recovered BLASTER uncovers the truth, he finds himself on the endangered species list—courtesy of the all-new, all-deadly MAYHEM ATTACK SQUAD.
*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Expected in-store date: 6/19/13
Variant Covers: Geoff Senior variant cover!
CYBERTRON: The last line of defense!
Continuing the story of the original 1980s TRANSFORMERS comic book series!
Non-stop action in the Furman/Wildman manner!

Transformers: Movie Collection, Vol. 1
Simon Furman, Chris Ryall, Kris Oprisko, & Chris Mowry (w) • Don Figueroa & Alex Milne (a) • John Nizzi (c)
From CYBERTRON, to Earth, and back again… the quest for the Allspark begins here! Volume 1 contains the TRANSFORMERS Movie Prequel, the TRANSFORMERS Movie Adaptation, and the comic sequel TRANSFORMERS: Reign of Starscream.
TPB • FC • $29.99 • 324 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-692-6
Expected in-store date: 6/5/13
• Now available in paperback!

Transformers 30th Anniversary Collection
Jim Sorenson, Bob Budiansky, Simon Furman, Mike Costa, James Roberts & More (w) • Andrew Wildman, Geoff Senior, Pat Lee, Don Figueroa, EJ Su, Alex Milne, Nick Roche, & More (a) • Alex Milne (c)
It's a celebration 30 years in the making! Relive the landmark comics that helped define the legacy of TRANSFORMERS and read along with the creators that made these great comics as Jim Sorenson provides insight from a range of writers and artists that breathed life into the denizens of CYBERTRON. From Marvel to Dreamwave to IDW and other iterations in-between, this book is a must have for TF collectors!
HC • FC • $49.99 • 320 pages • 7" x 11" • ISBN 978-1-61377-662-9
Expected in-store date: 6/19/13
• Celebrating 30 Years of TRANSFORMERS comics!
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Images for Transformers Comics from IDW Publishing in June 2013

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Mechafire
Oh, great. RID #18 sounds like Arcee: The Issue.

Something I couldn't possibly be less interested in.
Iro the Dude
Someone help me out - I can't for the life of me figure out who she is for RID #18.
Sockie
EDIT: Derp, I missed the obvious joke. Ignore this post.
Jalaguy
Hmm. They're releasing Monstrosity as real-life issues? They didn't do that for Autocracy did they? Also of note is that that issue is 32 pages, which equals 4 digital issues, and is billed as 1 of 4, which would suggest that Monstrosity is going to run to 16 digital issues rather than the 12 than Autocracy ran for...

Also, I guess Shockpoint is starting in October with (unless they combine them or something for the event) RID and MTMTE #22. That'd match up with Roberts saying MTMTE 14-21 conclude the first big arc of the comic.
Sockie
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Originally Posted by Jalaguy View Post
Hmm. They're releasing Monstrosity as real-life issues? They didn't do that for Autocracy did they? Also of note is that that issue is 32 pages, which equals 4 digital issues, and is billed as 1 of 4, which would suggest that Monstrosity is going to run to 16 digital issues rather than the 12 than Autocracy ran for...
Nah, Monstrosity's been confirmed for 12 issues as well.
Chris McFeely
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Originally Posted by Jalaguy View Post
Also of note is that that issue is 32 pages, which equals 4 digital issues, and is billed as 1 of 4, which would suggest that Monstrosity is going to run to 16 digital issues rather than the 12 than Autocracy ran for....
Ads, man, ads. Any random IDW TF issue is 32 pages, with 22 pages of comic and ten pages of covers and ads. Four sets of three issues at 24 pages each for these, presumably.
Jalaguy
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Originally Posted by Chris McFeely View Post
Ads, man, ads. Any random IDW TF issue is 32 pages, with 22 pages of comic and ten pages of covers and ads. Four sets of three issues at 24 pages each for these, presumably.
Oh, yeah, course. Totally failed to notice everything else was listed 32 pages too... >_<

Just looked at the covers. Skids vs. Legislators looks pretty cool, but that Arcee one just looks... odd.
ZacWilliam
Damn I want IDW to normalize Arcee and introduce other femmes something fierce. It's the one remaining point of suckitude in their otherwise awesome ongoing books.


-ZacWilliam, it'd be so easy to do with the Nails already around, just fix it already!
Bountyan
"We can't give you any names, but we're going to use the pronoun 'her' because it's not like there's only one female Cybertronian or anything!"
Nope
RiD #18 - Starring the thrilling entrance of BW SONAR!
Mechafire
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RiD #18 - Starring the thrilling entrance of BW SONAR!
Now THAT I would be interested in.
ZacWilliam
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Originally Posted by Mechafire View Post
Now THAT I would be interested in.
Same here.

Or Glyph, Or Road Rage, Howlback, Flipsides, Chromia, Elita 1, Discharge...

I could keep going...


-ZacWilliam, basically any femme besides Arcee would make it an amazing issue...
Wadeledge
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Same here.

Or Glyph, Or Road Rage, Howlback, Flipsides, Chromia, Elita 1, Discharge...

I could keep going...


-ZacWilliam, basically any femme besides Arcee would make it an amazing issue...
I wouldn't mind if the issue WAS all Arcee but they introduced some other femmebots, possible because it seems like maybe Jhiaxus is appearing.
Coffee
I really don't mind the idea of Arcee being focused on in the issue, as long as it gives depth to what is really going on in her noggin and what her actual plans then I'm game.
shroobmaster
I have no idea why but that Arcee cover is cracking me up. Her pose is so... camp.
ZacWilliam
It's not so much that I don't want an issue focusing on Arcee, in fact that could be exactly what the character needs if it develops her better. It's more just wanting them to open things up to all the other cool non-psycho femmes appearing.

-ZacWilliam, this issue could be a very good or bad thing...
shamanking282
Kinda sad there's no new Spotlight solicits, so no guessing on new toys.
SMOG
Arcee issue. *sad trombone*

I always feel a bit mixed on this kind of thing... because on ONE hand, Arcee desperately needs SOME kind of depth, character development and canonical exploration, because she's been for over a year now, one of the most insufferable/superficial/dull characters in the regular fiction. And this from a character that Barber has identified as "his favourite".

On the OTHER HAND, I'm kind of terrified that Barber will fumble the ball on this whole "gender" thing. The clean-up duty on Arcee (and ALL fembots as a result) after Furman is no easy task, and I don't exactly feel like Barber has been knocking them out of the park recently. Meanwhile, Roberts has been doing great stuff in terms of fleshing out Cybertronian society, biology, culture and history. I just hope that whatever comes out of this is the product of some careful, intelligent consideration...

And yeah, I think I'd like to see Glyph make it into IDW. Don't ask me why... she's just about the only Fembot I would give the time of day to. Unless they try to "sex her up"... that would be a disaster.

zmog
Calabask
Sadly, it looks like mostly Decepticons are offed based on the sillhouettes of the people behind her, but I also see Metalhawk as a possible causality too in there.
Calabask
I do think this issues signals a downfall of the Decepticons in 16 and 17. I spotted prowl in there as well so it looks like mostly Decepticons, and they're all falling. Soundwave and Shockwave are also there and all the seekers it seems.
Thundershot
Regeneration One Blaster!

Please... Let his fix be like Grimlock and he gets his original body (or at least head).
MightyMegs
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I have no idea why but that Arcee cover is cracking me up. Her pose is so... camp.
It's the cover Swerve would draw...
Sockie
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Originally Posted by Calabask View Post
Sadly, it looks like mostly Decepticons are offed based on the sillhouettes of the people behind her, but I also see Metalhawk as a possible causality too in there.
Those are silhouettes of pretty much the entire cast, not characters who are going to be killed. So unless Bumblebee, Metalhawk, Prowl, Blurr, Starscream, Shockwave, and Soundwave among many others are all going to bite it...
Iro the Dude
I'm not sure if it's been pointed out, but one of those Legislators is smiling.

Terrifying stuff, right there.
IaconStargazer
Good to see news on the 30th Anniversary Collection, and those are some simple but cool covers, too.
GAUGE
The Arcee cover reminds me of that 80's song by The Weather Girls called: "It's Raining Men"

In any case...I WANT IT!
Omnus
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I'm not sure if it's been pointed out, but one of those Legislators is smiling.

Terrifying stuff, right there.
Which one is tha----Oh, yeah, now I see it. That one is mega-creepy when contrasting it to the other Legislators. No eyes and a big-arse grin. Makes a Cenobite version of The Joker look comforting.

The subject of the issue cements another confirmed for Overlord survival.

The advance of the Legislators confirms that the "Neo-Institute" (the new New Institute) has been unaffected by recent changes in certain individual's personalities, so the question is who is behind it now? Does Brainstorm's non-recognition of Skids' assassin gun (calling it a "binary gun") indicate that he is covering up his involvement in it, or is he genuinely incapable of identifying the purpose of a weapon that he didn't invent?
WoundSave
I always read "dont let them take skids" as dont let the lost light crew take him on board, but it seems like it may be more like 'dont let the 1984 bots take skids back to the institute?"


hmmmm.
agp
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Originally Posted by WoundSave View Post
I always read "dont let them take skids" as dont let the lost light crew take him on board, but it seems like it may be more like 'dont let the 1984 bots take skids back to the institute?"


hmmmm.
That's exactly how I read it too. It looks like we may have been wrong.
BB Shockwave
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RiD #18 - Starring the thrilling entrance of BW SONAR!
'looks at BW Sonar' - nope, don't see how Sonar would be a 'she'. BM Night Viper, maybe.

But hey, Jhiaxus is back. He can make more femmebots easily. After all, Cybertron needs to be repopulated, and Tramp needs to have his disturbing fanon about femmebots made real.

Also, this image is unintentionally hilarious:



Megatron has that "come one, were are doing THIS again?" look when Prime is (again) taking his head off...

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Originally Posted by Calabask View Post
I do think this issues signals a downfall of the Decepticons in 16 and 17. I spotted prowl in there as well so it looks like mostly Decepticons, and they're all falling. Soundwave and Shockwave are also there and all the seekers it seems.
Nope, Bumblebee (and his cane), Metalhawk, Starscream, Prowl are also there.

Could be an indication of whom Arcee will or already has killed, which will make her an even bigger Mary Sue than she already is. Man, I wish Barber was taken off RID already. The concept of a post-war world was nice, but he did nothing with the premise and now we are back to full-scale war...
Blitz Wing
I'm glad their putting a little focus on Blaster in ReGen1, he was one of my favorite characters in the original Marvel run. I also feel he was the most under-rated, possibly because all of his best moments came during Budiansky's run.

Nice to see that Monstrosity will be released as individual issues, instead of having to wait for TPB when the series is over.

I'm not super impressed by the covers of MTMTE or RID, but I'm sure the insides will be great. There's always the B covers anyways.
Shatterpoint
Perhaps this RiD issue is what would be packed with a Generations Arcee?
TF14
Probably not I doubt Hasbro would stick issue 18 of one of their ongoing comics in a toy marketed to kids as opposed to a one shot spotlight like the other ones are getting.

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