This month's issue of Optimus Prime is out today, and you can read our review here! Next issue's cover has been revealed by artist Kei Zama, both in lineart form and in its final look as colored by Josh Burcham. Keep reading to see!
Rum-Maj's plans are disrupted by the Sharkticons' sudden change of heart. As the battle comes to its conclusion and the lives of Junkions, Cybertronians, and Earthlings hang in the balance, Optimus Prime reflects internally on how he got here, and whether he's changed as much as he might like. "New Cybertron, End: Feel Safe Without Regret" is written by John Barber with art by Kei Zama and colors by Josh Burcham. Click here to go to the review!
NEW CYBERTRON-CONCLUSION! As the Junkions reveal their ultimate plan, Optimus Prime makes a decision that will define the relationship between Earth and Cybertron for all time... but will Arcee be able to live with the fallout?
Sponsor BigBadToyStore has just let us know they've opened up preorders for the highly anticipated Wave 4 of Titans Return, featuring Deluxe and Voyager assortments. Deluxe Wave 4 includes Kup, Perceptor, Topspin, Krok, and Quake, and is available in a set of 5, full case, or individuals for Kup, Perceptor and Topspin. Voyager Wave 4 features Broadside, the first update for the classic triplechanger character. You can find all of the Wave 4 listings on BigBadToyStore.com
Sara Pitre-Durocher has posted her character designs for a certain character revealed at the close of Transformers: Till All Are One #8! We're not naming the character until after the jump because of Spoilers on this relatively recent comic, but if you've already read TAAO #8 and want a look, keep reading!
CBR is reporting on the first reveal of the next crossover event to hit IDW's newly shared Hasbro IP universe which features Transformers and GI Joe, among other brands. First Strike will launch in August with two self-titled issues kicking off the story. The event is planned for three months, and the First Strike title itself will have six issues - the specifics of tie ins from other titles seem not to be finalized or revealed at this time. Solicits for the first two issues as well as cover samples were provided. Spoilers may apply for the overall IDW TF-And-Friends universe, so be warned!
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: Takara provides new photos of Kup with corrected hue. Does this change anyone's opinion on this toy? (Hint: Yes.) Also on the show we talk about the return of Robots in Disguise on April 29th, the awesomeness that is the upcoming dinosaur Bumblebee toy, Transformers coming to Carnival Cruises, Magna Convoy, more last Knight toy details, and more. Plus we have a discussion about why we still do this to ourselves? If distribution is so bad, and prices keep rising? Why do we still collect? We round out the show with the return of a segment from over 15 years ago, Bad Poet's Corner. All that and more on this week's Radio Free Cybertron!
Via Previews World, we've got the newest round of upcoming comic info and preview covers for the Transformers titles coming at us this July. Transformers: The IDW Collection reaches the Dark Cybertron event with volume 6, presenting the whole works in a single volume! Also on call for the month of July will be issue 9 of Optimus Prime, Lost Light issue 8, Till All Are One issue 12, and the debut of Rom vs Transformers: Shining Armor. Keep reading for solicits and the available cover previews!
As part of today's comics solicitations, Sara Pitre-Durocher has posted her cover for Transformers: Till All Are One #12! Completing a set of themed covers for the entire upcoming story arc, this issue features Starscream and Windblade. She's also posted a side-by-side image showing all four covers in this set, and an early sketch of #12. Keep reading to see!
Hasbro Toy Shop have posted the Transformers Titans Return Sky Shadow & Titan Master Ominus for order that you can get how with FREE shipping. The Sky Shadow 4-mode thief and his sidekick Titan Master Ominus: security hack unite and power up for battle. Get the Sky Shadow figure now so you'll be ready to connect to the Trypticon figure (sold separately), when it comes out.
If like many others you were baffled, alarmed, and/or disappointed by the initial reveal of TakaraTomy's Legends Series Kup and its decidedly unsaturated grey deco, it looks like there's nothing more to worry about. New updated photos have been added to the TakaraTomy Mall listing for the figure, clearly showing now that Kup will have a still slightly muted teal coloration far more in line with the general cartoon look of the character. These new photos also give some new angles, helping to show off the new molding better, including the new face. Keep reading to see the fresh batch of pictures!
In Robots in Disguise and its retitle as just The Transformers, we ended up with looks now and then at that universe's Galvatron in the far distant history of Cybertron, sporting a different look than the modern timeline instance of the character. Artist Casey Coller today on Twitter shared his design art for "Warrior King Galvatron", featuring perhaps the first look at the vehicle mode for this design as well. With more flashback story coming up in Optimus Prime, maybe we'll get to see this form in action again? Click through to see the full size image!
Lost Light #5 isn't due out until mid-May, but we're getting good looks at plenty of its covers to tide us over. Today's entry, posted to PreviewsWorld, is by artist Jin Kim, whose name and art I was not previously aware of. But going by this cover, it won't be the last time I hear the name! Keep reading to have a look, and to read the synopsis for the issue.
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! Expected Release: May 03, 2017
PreviewsWorld has posted the subscription covers for Transformers: Lost Light #5! Nick Roche's cover continues the theme of his previous covers, except this time with newcomer Anode reaching for her snowflake-like piece of sentient metal. Alex Milne and colorist Josh Perez have given us a scene on Functionist Cybertron, with two of the Council's enforcers looming in the foreground. Milne's also posted the lineart for this image - keep reading to see it!