IDW’s Transformers Comics Solicitations: December 2021

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  1. Issy543

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    IDW Publishing December 2021 Solicits & Solicitations In Full (bleedingcool.com)

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    Transformers #38—Cover A: Alex Milne
    Brian Ruckley (w) • Anna Malkova (a) • Alex Milne (c)
    "Darkness, Once Gazed Upon" is a rescue mission to Iacon as Arcee, Windblade, Chromia, and Smokescreen link up with two long-lost allies left in the city. Their goal: to rescue a captured Autobot general. But things are never easy when Swindle's involved!
    FC • 32 pages • $3.99

    Transformers #38—Cover B: Chris Panda
    Brian Ruckley (w) • Anna Malkova (a) • Chris Panda (c)
    *Retailer incentives:
    Order 10 copies and get one free variant cover by Livio Ramondelli!

    Transformers: Beast Wars #11—Cover A: Sid Venblu
    Erik Burnham (w) • Josh Burcham (a & c) • Sid VenBlu (c)
    "Maximals Strike Back," Part Two! The throwdown kicks into high gear as the mighty Maximals tangle with the treacherous Predacons. Optimus Primal vs. Skold! Razorbeast vs. Terrorsaur! Dinobot vs. Megatron! Don't miss the massive midpoint of this three-part battle royale.
    FC • 32 pages • $3.99
    Transformers: Beast Wars #11—Cover B: John Yurcaba
    Erik Burnham (w) • Josh Burcham (a) • John Yurcaba (c)
    *Retailer incentives:
    Order 10 copies and get one free variant cover by Brenda Chi!

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    Transformers: King Grimlock #5 (of 5)—Cover A: Cian Tormey
    Steve Orlando (w) •Agustin Padilla (a) • Cian Tormey (c)
    The epic conclusion to King Grimlock! Grimlock faces off against his greatest opponent yet, the Sun God of Menonia, Soltron! But first, he'll have to get past Soltron's newest acolyte… his own former student, Arko! It's the battle for not just the kingdom, but the whole world!
    FC • 36 pages • $4.99

    Transformers: King Grimlock #5 (of 5)—Cover B: Agustin Padilla
    Steve Orlando (w) •Agustin Padilla (a & c)
    *Retailer incentives:
    Order 10 copies and get one free variant cover by Stephen Byrne!

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    Transformers: Shattered Glass #5 (of 5)—Cover A: Alex Milne
    Danny Lore (w) • Guido Guidi (a) • Alex Milne (c)
    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 #5, Jetfire's loyalties are tested when Goldbug asks him to commit the ultimate sacrifice in the name of the Autobots. His decision results in a Cybertron-shattering event and an epic conclusion to "Shards."
    FC • 32 pages • $3.99
    Transformers: Shattered Glass #5 (of 5)—Cover B: Guido Guidi
    Danny Lore (w) • Guido Guidi (a & c)
    *Retailer incentives:
    Order 10 copies and get one free variant cover by Sara Pitre-Durocher!

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    Transformers: The IDW Collection Phase Three, Vol. 2
    Mairghread Scott, John Barber, James Roberts (w) • Sara Pitre-Durocher, Kei Zama, Alex Milne, Jack Lawrence (a) • Sara Pitre-Durocher (c)
    Presenting the final phase of IDW's Transformers universe in recommended reading order, including one-shots, crossovers, and event series!
    The fate of Cybertron lies in the hands of Starscream and Windblade as each tries to win allies and support for control over the Council of Worlds. After the costly victory against the Titans, Iacon is in shambles and Starscream finds himself on shakier ground than ever. The key to his political (and likely literal) survival rests in the outcome of a very unlikely event: the trial of the Council's first official war criminal—Chromia of Caminus!
    The revolution is over—but the danger to Earth is just beginning. As Optimus Prime pulls Earth into the larger universe, he's painted a target on it… and a new alien incursion begins when a corkscrew-shaped craft drills into our world! Plus, follow the adventures of the crew of the Lost Light! In the aftermath of Revolution, Rodimus and his crew are stranded with no ship—and no hope of escape!
    Collects Transformers: Till All Are One issues #9–12, Transformers: Optimus Prime issues #1–6, and Transformers: Lost Light issues #1–7.
    HC • FC • $59.99 • 384 pages • 7" x 10.8" • ISBN: 978-1-68405-877-8
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    Available in March 2022.

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    Transformers: Wreckers—Tread & Circuits #3 (of 4)—Cover A: Adam Bryce Thomas
    David Mariotte (w) • Jack Lawrence (a) • Adam Bryce Thomas (c)
    The race is on! The Speedia 500 has begun and the Wreckers are doing their best to keep up with the finest racers from across Velocitron. But following an explosion, it's mayhem on the track as an assault is launched on the race. Can the Wreckers maintain their cover and take down their foes, or will they be both wrecked and ruled?
    FC • 32 pages • $3.99

    Transformers: Wreckers—Tread & Circuits #3 (of 4)—Cover B: Winston Chan
    David Mariotte (w) • Jack Lawrence (a) • Winston Chan (c)
    *Retailer incentives:
    Order 10 copies and get one free variant cover by Casey W. Coller!
     
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  2. Bass X0

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    I’m not seeing anything what makes Tread & Circuits a Wreckers title. Did the writer just hijack a popular team’s name just for it to sell more copies? I like the choice of characters we have seen so far and the art seems decent, but nothing from the press releases tell us why they are the new Wreckers.
     
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    All the stunts are just a front to cover for their Black-Op missions, that's why they're doing a bunch of public racing and stunts, and the race taking part in the series is the race that decides who controls the entire planet, and that there's sabotage going on.

    Plus all a Wreckers title needs to be a Wreckers title is good writing and have a special-ops group of obscures that have a high body count.
     
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    I love that design for Optimus Prime, but I prefer it with yellow eyes.
     
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    Siege Galaxy Force Prime (inner robot) is the main Optimus in my collection. :)  20210218_180522-ANIMATION.gif 20210218_180522-ANIMATION.gif 20210218_180522-ANIMATION.gif
     
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    I'm always open to more characters being depicted as Wreckers. Always wanted Cliffjumper & Warpath to join. I'd just prefer seeing a more standard, Marvel/IDW based, gungho, commando squad lead by Impactor or Springer. Don't get me wrong, I like this team lineup, as well as the concept of special ops soldiers masquerading as daredevil performers. I just wish they weren't the Wreckers.
     
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    I'm okay with a bait and switch where the comic tricks you into thinking it's going to be a nice pleasant straightforward story - and oh, then everyone is brutally murdered or is doing the murdering. I'd be quite disappointed if that isn't what we are getting.
     
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    Who knows? Maybe Impactor was this Thunderclash's mentor. That, this is just the latest in a very long line of Wrecker incarnations.
     
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    Primals going to get his ass handed to him by Skold, she has the power of being the writers villian-sue lol
     
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    Really enjoying the phase two collections. Not sure why the binding change though. Just, why
     
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    Move over, Overlord.

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    That Megatron squashing Magnus cover looks like something I could find on Deviantart as fan work... not very good fan work.
    And did they really have to model the pretenders off their tiny PotP figures???
     
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    Comic books just don't have good art anymore. Some comic books do have good art, but there has been a noticeable trend where even known good artists are putting out average quality art. And yes, there has also been a trend of "not very good fan work" appearing on the cover variants. I'm really not a fan of #33 cover B, and I think a fan capable of drawing of higher quality should have replaced it. I'm just not seeing the "wild energetic style" for that cover the illustrator claims they have.

    I don't mind actually. I like it when comic books stay on model to the toys, even the tiny toys. Still, it is only the cover - the artist may draw them differently.
     
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    Most of these covers look like they were drawn with very little artistic skill. Not talking about style, but about poses, proportions, composition, etc.
     
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    More Skold is always a good thing.
     
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    That Skold cover is beautiful! Also, that Dragstrip on the Wreckers cover, sneak peak at the Legacy figure, perhaps?
     
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    Given the new trend of animation-based designs, there's really not much to "sneak a peak" at.

    Just imagine the cartoon, but as a toy.
     
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