IDW Solicitations: May 2021

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  1. Issy543

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    IDW Solicitations For May 2021 Launch Star Wars: Weapon of a Jedi #1 (bleedingcool.com)

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    My Little Pony/Transformers II #2 (of 4)—Cover A: Tony Fleecs—SPOTLIGHT

    Ian Flynn, Sam Maggs (w) • Priscilla Tramontano, Trish Forstner (a) • Tony Fleecs (c)

    The Seekers and the Wonderbolts have formed an uneasy alliance—can Starscream and Rainbow Dash work together to stop the evil attacking Cybertron?! Plus, Applejack and Wildwheel come face-to-face in a wild, wild showdown for the ages!

    FC • 32 pages • $3.99

    My Little Pony/Transformers II #2 (of 4)—Cover B: Bethany McGuire-Smith—SPOTLIGHT

    Ian Flynn, TBD (w) • Priscilla Tramontano, Trish Forstner (a) • Bethany McGuire-Smith (c)

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    Transformers #31—Cover A: Diego "Novanim" Zúñiga

    Brian Ruckley (w) • Anna Malkova (a) • Diego "Novanim" Zúñiga (c)

    "Lord of Misrule: Test Flight I". Optimus Prime's Autobots are starting to fray. They need energon and supplies that they just don't have access to. But Perceptor has a plan—if he can supercharge Jumpstream's teleportation powers, the Autobots will have all sorts of new access to Cybertron. Of course, that relies on the experiment going right and things can never be quite so easy…

    FC • 32 pages • $3.99

    Transformers #31—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 George Caltsoudas!

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    Transformers Annual 2021—SPOTLIGHT

    Brian Ruckley (w) • Alex Milne (a & c)

    "Light/Star". Vigilem, an ancient force, a Cybertronian Titan, a seemingly unstoppable engine, broke the tether between Cybertron and its moon. Lodestar remains the only other active Titan and, together with her cityspeaker, Lightbright, has been tasked with bringing Vigilem home or taking him down. When Vigilem flees to a colony run by Thunderwing and his lackeys, Lightbright, Lodestar, and the Technobots will have to go on the most dangerous mission of their lives in pursuit of the Titan!

    FC • 48 pages • $5.99

    *Retailer incentives:

    Order 10 copies and get one free variant cover by Freddie E. Williams!

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    Transformers, Vol. 4: Declaration of War

    Brian Ruckley (w) • Anna Malkova, Fico Ossio, Beth McGuire-Smith (a) • Cryssy Cheung (c)

    The bold new vision of the Transformers universe continues, filled with diplomatic drama, techno-thriller twists… and giant, sentient robots!

    The Decepticons have officially overthrown the Senate–with the Autobots out of power and Sentinel Prime deposed, it looks like Megatron's vision of the future will take over. But not if the new Prime can rally what's left of Security Operations and the Senate Guard into a resistance! Meanwhile, with the Autobots and Decepticons declaring war on each other, a group of Cybertron's top scientists and diplomats launch a plan to get those uninterested in the fighting, including the alien A'ovan refugees living on Cybertron, a way out of the devastation to come.

    Collects Transformers #25–30, the Valentine's Day Special one-shot, and Transformers: Escape #1–5.

    HC • FC • $49.99 • 280 pages • 7" x 11" • ISBN: 978-1-68405-806-8

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    Available in August.

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    Transformers: Beast Wars #4—Cover A: Josh Burcham

    Erik Burnham (w) • Josh Burcham (a & c)

    The Beast Wars rage on! When a seriously injured Maximal and a treacherous Predacon run afoul of an incredibly dangerous native beast, they'll have to team-up to make it out alive. Even then, Megatron leads the Predacons on a hunting expedition for their traitor and their escaped captive, and they aren't taking prisoners!

    FC • 32 pages • $3.99

    Transformers: Beast Wars #4—Cover B: Dan Schoening

    Erik Burnham (w) • Josh Burcham (a) • Dan Schoening (c)

    *Retailer incentives:

    Order 10 copies and get one free variant cover by Daniel Khanna!
     
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  2. Scarlet knight

    Scarlet knight Emergency Food Connoisseur

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    That cover art.
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    Necromaster FEAR ME MORTALS

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    The coloring is what really makes that cover pop. Burcham's palette just brings it to life.
     
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  4. Novaburnhilde

    Novaburnhilde シン・ブリュンヒルド

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    God, damn. I need a poster of that Dinobot yesterday. That's just epic.
     
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  5. Omegashark18

    Omegashark18 Combaticon turned Autobot

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    Alex Milne is doing the Annual, sweet!
     
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  6. T-Hybrid

    T-Hybrid Eat. Pray. Lovehammer.

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    If it's Dinobot and an injured Maximal it'll be cool to see how that feeds in to his sense of honor.

    Wonder who the prisoner will be.
     
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    Rattrap, I'm calling it now.
     
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    T-Hybrid Eat. Pray. Lovehammer.

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    Him or Nyx seem most likely. Cheetor could also be injured if they reference events from The Web.
     
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    Necromaster FEAR ME MORTALS

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    Based on the Burcham cover for issue #3, it's all but guaranteed to be Nyx.
     
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    Novanim is making his official TF debut!
     
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  11. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot You can, you up. No can, no BB.

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    Maybe Rattrap.
    If Dinobot and Rattrap don't kiss, I'm not reading the beast wars comics. :drunk 
     
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    Lodestar vs Vigilem, round 2!
     
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    I think the best thing for this comic is to not homage the cartoon very much. I like this series but I’ve seen other sites and such discuss that the first issue was too similar to the opening of the cartoon which lead the question “what’s the point?” I disagree totally but it is what it is.
     
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    Lol, so instead of Starscream vs. Rainbow Dash we get them working together? Should be interesting...

    And yeah, I'm thinking Dinobot is the errant Predacon.
     
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    What is up with Dinobot’s hands? They’re so... so... normal! It’s creeping me out.
     
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    Oh shit, you're right! Now it's all I can look at!
     
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  17. T-Hybrid

    T-Hybrid Eat. Pray. Lovehammer.

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    I mean, it was similar in the sense that the set up was the same. But that's fine. The Marvel movies are "the same" in that regard, too.

    There's ways to reference the original series without doing a copy of it. They can do both, and we'll probably get a good feel for that by the fourth issue
     
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    yeah I’m still trying to gauge if this is going to be 5-6 story arcs or single issue or 2 issue story arcs like the animated comic from a decade ago. Kinda works either way.
     
  19. T-Hybrid

    T-Hybrid Eat. Pray. Lovehammer.

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    It can be both things, and likely will. Each issue would benefit from some form of beginning/middle/end. But tying things in to the overall story over time will help draw readers in long term.
     
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    Ayyyyy Wildwheel is gonna be in stuff outside of cyberverse, wooooooo
     
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