Transformers 2018 January Comic Book Previews from IDW Publishing

2018 begins with the Janauary Transformers comic book solicitations from IDW publishing. There's quite a bit in store for us next year and this list of titles is chocked full of Transformers and other crossovers comic books you can see all the summaries and covers for after the jump.

Transformers: Lost Light #14—Cover A: Jack Lawrence—SPOTLIGHT
James Roberts (w) • Brendan Cahill (a) • Jack Lawrence (c)

MACGUFFIN QUEST! The Scavengers have never had it so good. The war is a receding memory, their patchy service records have been forgotten, and the five of them can roam the galaxy as they please. All's well that ends well? Not quite. Because unbeknownst to Krok and Co., their next adventure... will be their last.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Lost Light #14—Cover B: Nick Roche—SPOTLIGHT
James Roberts (w) • Brendan Cahill (a) • Nick Roche (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
· Variant cover by Brendan Cahill!


Optimus Prime #15—Cover A: Kei Zama—SPOTLIGHT
John Barber (w) • Kei Zama (a & c)

“THE FALLING, PART 1!” Darkness falls over Cybertron as the legendary Onyx Prime returns. What does this mean for Optimus Prime—and the Earth? Windblade defends an already tense planet against a secret that could shatter Cybertron forever.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Optimus Prime #15—Cover B: Casey W. Coller—SPOTLIGHT
John Barber (w) • Kei Zama (a) • Casey W. Coller (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
· Variant cover by Brendan Cahill!


Transformers Vs. Visionaries #2 (of 5)—Cover A: Fico Ossio
Magdalene Visaggio (w) • Fico Ossio (a & c)

Virulina, leader of the Darkling Lords, has discovered that the Transformers are vulnerable to magic—and now she's using that weakness to try and gain control of Cybertron and wipe them out! Leoric and Ironhide team up to stop her, but quickly find themselves facing not only the Darkling Lords, but all of New Prysmos itself!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers Vs. Visionaries #2 (of 5)—Cover B: Philip Murphy
Magdalene Visaggio (w) • Fico Ossio (a) • Philip Murphy (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
· Don’t miss the vintage style cover by Philip Murphy!
· Variant cover by Brendan Cahill!


Transformers Windblade: The Last City
Mairghread Scott (w) • Sarah Stone, Corin Howell, Sara Pitre-Durocher (a) • Sara Pitre-Durocher (c)

The original fan-made Transformer stars in her own series. She cuts straight to the truth and no obstacle is going to stand in her path. Windblade is a force for good, who never fails to do the right thing. But what happens when she's forced to work with Starscream to recruit new colonies to the Council of Worlds? Collects both the four-issue and seven-issue Windblade mini-series.
TPB • FC • $24.99 • 220 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-224-0

Bullet points:
· Advance solicited for February release!
· “This is not your average Transforming Robot comic book, this is so much more!”—Big Glasgow Comic Page


Transformers: Optimus Prime, Vol. 2
John Barber (w) • Priscilla Tramontano, Casey W. Coller, Kei Zama, Livio Ramondelli (a) • Priscilla Tramontano (c)

Explore the aftermath of Optimus Prime and his Autobots stopping an alien invasion of Earth. Diving into stories of war, peace, loss, regret, and redemption, this volume of Optimus Prime gives readers dramatic Transformers stories that spotlight the Autobots' present and past struggles while setting the stage for future surprises! Collects Transformers: Optimus Prime issues #7–10 and the Transformers Annual 2017.
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 144 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-131-1

Bullet points:
· Advance Solicited for February release!
· “In the end, this is a fantastic book for both old and new readers.”—Outright Geekery

Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two, Vol. 7
James Roberts, John Barber (w) • Alex Milne, Andrew Griffith, Atilio Rojo (a) • Marcelo Matere (c)

MEGATRON assumes control of the quest to find the Knights of Cybertron—a quest that has never before been so urgent, so personal, and so likely to end in tears. But the crew of the Lost Light isn't so eager to follow his orders and, as is always the case, past decisions will come back to haunt them. Plus, The AUTOBOTS return to Earth—with OPTIMUS PRIME in command! But what is bringing them back—and what terrifying secret do the humans hold? And GALVATRON is on Earth as well, with a plan to reshape it as he once did with Cybertron. A bold new era begins here! Collects issues #28–34 of More Than Meets The Eye and #28–34 of Robots In Disguise.
HC • FC • $49.99 • 340 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-149-6

Bullet points:
· Advance solicited for March release!
· The IDW Collection gives completionists every last issue and makes sure beginners have everything they need to get started.

Transformers/G.I. JOE: First Strike
Mairghread Scott & David A. Rodriguez (w) • Max Dunbar (a) • Freddie E. Williams II (c)

A Hasbro Comic Book Event of epic proportions! The TRANSFORMERS are under attack from COBRA, G.I. JOE's greatest enemy! As Earth joins the intergalactic community, a massive explosion threatens the peace! A new COBRA—led by the worst villains to ever tangle with G.I. Joe, M.A.S.K.:Mobile Armored Strike Kommand, and the Transformers—is invading Cybertron, and only Scarlett, Optimus Prime, the Joes, and the Autobots can save two worlds! It's a race to the finish as good fights evil! Will our heroes win, or will Cobra DESTROY ALL TRANSFORMERS?!?
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 144 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-122-9

Bullet points:
· Advance solicited for February release!
· Featuring characters from everyone's favorite childhood cartoons and toys of the '80's battling it out in one shared universe!

Transformers/G.I. JOE: First Strike - Champions
Christos Gage, Aubrey Sitterson, John Barber (w) • Ilias Kyriazis, Chris Panda (a) • Sara Pitre-Durocher (c)

Your favorite characters—Rom, the Autobots, Micronauts, G.I. Joe, and more—get to shine in standalone stories setting up the ultimate Hasbro comic book event! First, with Cybertron under siege from Baron Ironblood, it's up to Optimus Prime and Arcee to defend their homeland, and the Revolutionaries team is caught in the middle! Then, back on Earth, Rom finds himself teaming up with the world's smallest heroes, the Micronauts! Can they prevent catastrophe, or is it already too late? And, with the team divided, G.I. Joe must confront dangers both in space and Earthside. Looks like they'll need some help from M.A.S.K.:Mobile Armored Strike Kommand!
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 144 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-123-6

Bullet points:
· Advance solicited for February release!
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