IDW Publishing has announced the March 2020 launch of Transformers vs. The Terminator, a four-issue monthly series in partnership with Dark Horse Comics that pits the deadly race of futuristic cyborgs against the sentient, converting robots from Cybertron.
Transformers vs. The Terminator brings together three longtime Transformers contributors (writers David Mariotte and John Barber, and artist Alex Milne) with writer Tom Waltz (fresh off his celebrated 100-issue Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles run) for an epic crossover that revisits the concepts of alien invasion and time-traveling resistance fighters… but twists them in unexpected ways!
Transformers vs. The Terminator #1 will be available with multiple cover variants for retailers and fans to enjoy, including Cover A by Gavin Fullerton, Cover B by series artist Alex Milne, and two Retailer Incentive editions by comic book sensations Freddie E. Williams II and Francesco Francavilla, respectively.
At New York Comic Con, IDW Publishing announced that the next three story arcs of their Transformers: Galaxies series will be dedicated to some of the most fan-favorite characters from the franchise: Cliffjumper, Arcee, and Ultra Magnus!
Beginning in issue #5, the two-part story “Wannabee” by Kate Leth, Cohen Edenfield, and Alex Milne will explore just how different Cliffjumper is from his similarly-designed (and much more adored) counterpart, Bumblebee. Featuring the Probats and Deathsaurus!
In Transformers: Galaxies #7-9’s “Gauging the Truth” storyline, Sam Maggs and Umi Miyao will explore partner Arcee and Greenlight with an all-new character, Gauge.
Rounding out the first year of Transformers: Galaxies with a storyline running from issues #10 to #12, the “Storm Horizon” arc will focus on Ultra Magnus, featuring the talents of Brandon Easton and Andrew Griffith.
Brian Ruckley (w)
• Kei Zama (a) • Alex Milne (c)
Out in the vast
galaxy, Cybertronian explorers encounter all manner of beings—some friendly and
some in stern opposition to Cybertronian expansion. When relations start to
crumble and violence is threatened, there’s only one bot to turn to—Nautica,
head of xeno-relations.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Transformers: The IDW Collection Phase Two, Vol. 9
John Barber, James Roberts, Mairghread Scott
(w) • Livio Ramondelli, Sarah Stone, Andrew Griffith, Marcelo Ferreira, Corin
Howell, Alex Milne, Hayato Sakamoto (a) • Marcelo Matere (c)
The Autobots and Decepticons’ uneasy peace is
threatened by the flames of war! Starscream, ruler of Cybertron, makes contact
with Windblade’s homeworld—and the only defense against a new Cybertronian
Empire is the Combiners—multiple Cybertronians joining together into huge,
dangerous forms! Collects Transformers
issues #39-43, More Than Meets the Eye
issues #41-44, and Windblade, Volume 2
HC • FC • $49.99 • 312 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-484-8
V-Wars: God of Death One-shot
Jonathan Maberry (w) • Alex Milne (a) • Ryan Brown (c)
Michael Fayne was patient zero of the plague that exploded into
the Vampire Wars. A cult of militant vampires wants to resurrect him. Luther
Swann leads a strike team to prevent the rise of a vampire god. New York Times bestseller Jonathan Maberry returns with an
all-new V-Wars tale.
FC • 36 pages • $4.99
John Barber (w) • Alex Milne (a) • Andrew Griffith (c)
The end is nigh! Unicron, a planet-sized being that devours other
worlds, has set its sights on Cybertron and all of its colonies–including
Earth! Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, and their friends must unite every
Cybertronian, Earthling, and ally they have to stand against this threat to all
existence. But why is Unicron hell-bent on destroying Cybertron–what original
sin did Optimus Prime’s ancestors commit to earn this wrath? It’s an all-out
battle against extinction as the world-destroying, universe-shattering threat
of Unicron is on its way.
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 168 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-423-7
Announced at Toy Fair with the reveal of the Ecto-1 Ectotron, IDW Publishing has officially announced Transformers/Ghostbusters and released a first look.
Written and illustrated by the long-time Ghostbusters creative team of Erik Burnham, Dan Schoening, and Luis Antonio Delgado, Transformers / Ghostbusters will span five issues, with the first issue’s variant covers featuring the artistic talents of Dan Schoening, Paulina Ganucheau, Nick Roche, and Alex Milne.
In the first chapter of the “Ghost of Cybertron” storyline, the Autobots – having escaped from the war that destroyed their home planet – trace a stray Cybertronian signal to the planet Earth. Investigating the otherworldly source will bring the Robots in Disguise face-to-face with the renowned professionals of paranormal investigation and elimination: Venkman, Spengler, Stantz, and Zeddmore!
The team-up that has been three-and-a-half decades in the making will tie in directly to the announced toy release, featuring appearances by the new Transformers character Ectotron… as well as yet-to-be-revealed crossover surprises that are sure to cause mass hysteria in both fandoms.
Both franchises launched in 1984 and see their 35th Anniversary in 2019.
Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two, Vol. 8
John Barber, James Roberts, Shane McCarthy (w) • Alex Milne, Andrew Griffith, Guido Guidi (a) • Marcelo Matere (c)
Rodimus leads a team of Autobots into Cybertron’s past, pursuing the Decepticon double-agent Brainstorm, who plans on killing Orion Pax before he can become Optimus Prime. Meanwhile, on Earth,Prowl is left in command gathering his allies, the Constructicons, to search for the one human he holds a grudge against, Spike Witwicky. Then, Drift returns! After leaving the Autobots in disgrace, he’s now alone, on a mission to clean up the darkest depths of the galaxy.
Collects Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye issues #35-40, Transformers: Robots in Disguise issues #35-38, Transformers: Punishment, and Transformers: Drift—Empire of Stone.
HC • FC • $49.99 • 400 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-372-8
Transformers: Unicron #6 (of 6)
John Barber (w) • Alex Milne (a & c)
EARTH WAR! With Unicron’s ultimate goal revealed, the shaky alliance of Autobots and Decepticons is all that stands between Earth and the planet-eater. Heroes will rise—and fall—as Optimus Prime journeys into the dark heart of Unicron for the final confrontation with evil. At stake: the soul of a universe.
FC • 48 pages • $7.99
Transformers: Unicron #5 (of 6)
John Barber (w) • Alex Milne (a & c)
THE END IS HERE! The Transformers bots make one last, desperate stand against Unicron, as Optimus Prime plunges deep into the monster—and into the dark history that spawned them both.
FC • 32 pages • $4.99