Today Skybound, in collaboration with leading toy and game company Hasbro, revealed an impressive lineup of variant covers and a first look at interior pages of Daniel Warren Johnson’s TRANSFORMERS #2. The second issue of the smash hit series, TRANSFORMERS, will be available on shelves in comic book shops November 8, 2023.
TRANSFORMERS #1 has already sold out at the distributor level and will return with five commemorative second printing variant covers, available in comic book shops beginning November 1, 2023.
Following yesterday’s historic debut issue launch, TRANSFORMERS #2 continues the Energon Universe and the all-new era of the iconic TRANSFORMERS franchise from Daniel Warren Johnson (Extremity, Do a Powerbomb) and colorist Mike Spicer (Stillwater, Murder Falcon). The Decepticons have been unleashed! As Optimus Prime and Autobots regroup, Starscream terrorizes humanity.
In addition to the stunning main cover by Daniel Warren Johnson and Mike Spicer, the stacked list of variant covers for TRANSFORMERS #2 includes a version by Afu Chan (Immortal Iron Fist), a 1:10 incentive variant continuing the connecting cover series by Orlando Arocena (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), a 1:25 incentive variant by Bryan Hitch (The Authority, Ultimates), and a 1:50 incentive variant by Tom Reilly (Duke).
The Energon Universe officially began in June 2023 with the surprise first appearance of iconic TRANSFORMERS character Jetfire in Void Rivals #1, introducing the historic new collaboration between Hasbro and Skybound, with TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE comics finding a new home with the publisher. The Energon Universe expands in December with Duke #1, a limited series from Joshua Williamson (DC’s Superman, Dark Ride), Tom Reilly (The Thing) and Jordie Bellaire (W0rldtr33). This will be followed by the launch of Cobra Commander #1 in January 2024, from Joshua Williamson, Andrea Milana (Impact Winter: Rook) and Annalisa Leoni (Oblivion Song).
TRANSFORMERS #2 (Lunar Codes Below | $3.99) will be available at comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, November 8, 2023.
The full list of variant covers is below:
• TRANSFORMERS #2 Cover A by Daniel Warren Johnson & Mike Spicer (Lunar Code 0923IM456)
• TRANSFORMERS #2 Cover B by Afu Chan (Lunar Code 0923IM457)
• TRANSFORMERS #2 Cover C (1:10 Copy Incentive) by Orlando Arocena (Lunar Code 0923IM458)
• TRANSFORMERS #2 Cover D (1:25 Copy Incentive) by Bryan Hitch (Lunar Code 0923IM459)
• TRANSFORMERS #2 Cover E (1:50 Copy Incentive) by Tom Reilly (Lunar Code 0923IM460)
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