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Preview: Transformers: Beast Wars #9

Transformers: Beast Wars #9

(W) Erik Burnham (A/CA) Josh Burcham
In Shops: Oct 27, 2021
SRP: $3.99

“Thicker Skin”. The Predacons begin their hunt for other fallen protoform pods, containing potential reinforcements in their quest to crush the Maximals. But Skold, the Predacon powerhouse, is left behind because she’ll slow the mission down, at least according to Terrorsaur. When Skold encounters a pod on her own, it’ll be up to her to bring it to the Predacon’s side… or put it down for good.

Transformers: Beast Wars #9

Mad Cave Studios Reveals its 2022 Titles

Mad Cave Studios has announced their 2022 titles! From the traditional catalog all the way to the latest additions to the YA Maverick line, fans are invited to lurk around the cave once more and see what’s coming in 2022.

Speed Republic

(W) Ryan K Lindsay (A) Emanuele Parascandolo (C) Michele Monte (L) Joamette Gil
February 2022

In the future, Europe has come united under one man, The Autocrat.  He rules the apocalyptic landscape from corporate monopolies with a vision of unity that is gospel to some, but hollow to others. To distract the 99% from their poor and empty lives, the Grand Race is created. A marathon street race through Europe where only one driver can make it to the end and win a life of luxury. Sebastian Valencia enters with the hope that winning a future can make up for his wasted past, but along the way he starts to question what kind of future he is actually buying into.

Speed Republic

Obsidian Tomb

(W) Anthony Cleveland (A) Daniel Jimeno (C) Allison Hu (L) Justin Birch
April 2022

After a violent incident at a global supermax prison (Obsidian), Daniel Bracken, a governmental “cleaner” in hiding, is forced into becoming an inmate. Once inside, the prison hierarchy learns they made a mistake by bringing Bracken there– He no longer has any connection to the outside world and is now only focused on tearing the prison apart from the inside.

Obsidian Tomb

Potions Inc.

(W) Erik Burnham (A) Stelladia (CA) Natasha Alterici (L) Micah Myers
June 2022

In order to save their parents and home world of Primaterra from the dangerous curse of the Fordstone, three siblings travel to Earth…Seattle circa 1992 to be exact. With the help of FBI Special Agent Genevieve Garcia, the young Primaterrans; Ran, Asteria, and Astreus Jones track down the evil Kanavin Goras and attempt to save the world…both of them.

Potions Inc.

Tiger’s Tongue

(W) Olivia Stephens (A) Diansakhu Banton-Perry (CA) Odera Igbokwe (C) Bex Glendining (L) Joamette Gil
August 2022

HEED THE TIGER’S TONGUE, AND YOU WILL NOT BE LED ASTRAY. Under the militant rule of The Tiger’s People, empowered by their animal familiars, the Claw is on the brink of war. As twin Princesses Kelindi and Aridani come of age, their father King Oleandra reveals a secret prophecy foretold by the first Grand Tiger: should twins ever be born to the royal line, they would battle in a series of three trials to determine the fate of the crown. But as The River’s People, those who were subjugated “to bring order,” grow bolder, Kelindi realizes her dream of uniting the kingdom and her love for Aridani couldn’t be further apart.

Tiger’s Tongue

Nottingham: A King’s Ransom  #1

(W) David Hazan (A) Shane Connery Volk (C) Luca Romano (L) Joamette Gil
November 2022

When Richard the Lionheart is kidnapped and ransomed by Holy Roman Emperor Henry VI, Everard Blackthorne, the Sheriff of Nottingham is strongarmed into delivering the ransom and bringing the King home, on pain of death. The treacherous Prince John and his ally, King Phillip of France will stop at nothing to ensure Richard remains in captivity, so the Sheriff finds the unlikeliest of allies in none other than Robin Hood and the Merry Men. With Robin and the Sheriff away, Marian hatches her own devious plan to take back Nottingham.

Nottingham: A King's Ransom  #1

Announced last fall, Maverick, Mad Cave Studios’ young adult imprint, offers engaging and authentic stories for those who think differently, are not afraid to be independent, and fight for who they truly are. With titles that range from slice-of-life stories to urban fantasy and horror, each Maverick graphic novel will be an authentic and inspiring universal story of personal struggle where anyone can find themselves within the pages.

World Class

(W) Jay Sandlin (A) Patrick Mulholland (C) Rebecca Nalty (L) Justin Birch
 February 2022

Colombian teen, Adrian Molina, steps into the world of international football as he joins the prestigious English preparatory school, Regents United. Along the way he has to deal with bullies, hormones, and his own anxiety.

World Class

Good Game, Well Played

(W) Rachael Smith (A) Katherine Lobo (L) Justin Birch
May 2022

A group of misfit high-schoolers must save the failing video game shop they work at from being torn down by a greedy landlord.

Good Game, Well Played

In the Shadow of the Throne

(W) Kate Sheridan (A) Gaia Cardinali (L) Micah Myers
 July 2022

When his younger siblings and parents become too much to bear while on vacation, Jordan tries to get some space. But instead of wandering around the local museum, Jason finds himself dropped into a fantasy world where he can finally have fun! Except in this Elven Kingdom, there’s a sinister secret kept hidden by the queen that’ll thrust Jordan, the rebellious Prince Astel, and the brave knight Sir Griffith in the middle of a magical battle they never could have anticipated.

In the Shadow of the Throne

Confetti Realms

(W) Nadia Shammas (A) Karnessa (C) Hackto (L) Micah Myers
September 2022

Follow the story of four New Jersey teens who, after breaking into a cemetery on Halloween, get transported to a strange and fantastical world by a mysterious automaton named Tom. When Tom sends them on a quest to gain him entry to a party at the end of the world, our unlikely (and mostly unwilling) heroes will have to navigate murderous frogs, an insect orchestra, and the cracks in their own friendships.

Confetti Realms

Preview: Transformers: Beast Wars #8

Transformers: Beast Wars #8

(W) Erik Burnham (A) Winston Chan (CA) Andrew Griffith
In Shops: Sep 22, 2021
SRP: $3.99

“Pod,” part two! Blackarachnia has made her way to the Maximal ship, the Axalon, and encountered her first Maximal, Cheetor. Now she’s gone missing again and it’s up to the whole crew to find the mysteriously disappearing spider… before she finds them!

Transformers: Beast Wars #8

Preview: Transformers: Beast Wars #7

Transformers: Beast Wars #7

(W) Erik Burnham (A) Winston Chan (CA) Fico Ossio
In Shops: Aug 25, 2021
SRP: $3.99

“Pod”, part one! After their first explosive battle, both the Maximals and Predacons have allowed a lull to refresh and regroup. But when the first protoform pod comes down and a new entrant to the Beast Wars enters the fray, things are going to change in a major way! But whose side is Blackarachnia on?!

Transformers: Beast Wars #7

Preview: Transformers: Beast Wars #6

Transformers: Beast Wars #6

(W) Erik Burnham (A/CA) Josh Burcham
In Shops: Jul 28, 2021
SRP: $3.99

“Savage Landing”, Part 6! It’s a siege on the Axalon as the Predacons attempt to end the Beast Wars before they even begin by bringing down the Maximals and their base! As Megatron and his loyal (?) troops launch their assault, one bot on Optimus Primal’s ship decides to put it all on the line to help the others turn the tide.

Transformers: Beast Wars #6

Preview: Transformers: Beast Wars #5

Transformers: Beast Wars #5

(W) Erik Burnham (A/CA) Josh Burcham
In Shops: Jun 30, 2021
SRP: $3.99

“Savage Landing”, Part 5! It’s the opening salvo of the Beast Wars as Megatron’s Predacons launch their assault on the Axalon, Optimus Primal’s Maximal base! Outnumbered, outgunned, and still healing from their wounds, how will the Maximals be able to keep from being overwhelmed? And whose side does Dinobot fight for?

Transformers: Beast Wars #5

Preview: Transformers: Beast Wars #4

Transformers: Beast Wars #4

(W) Erik Burnham (A/CA) Josh Burcham
In Shops: May 19, 2021
SRP: $3.99

The Beast Wars rage on! When a seriously injured Maximal and a trecherous Predacon run afowl 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!

Transformers: Beast Wars #4

Preview: Godzilla: Monsters & Protectors #2

Godzilla: Monsters & Protectors #2

(W) Erik Burnham (A/CA) Dan Schoening
In Shops: May 19, 2021
SRP: $3.99

“Rise Up!” Part 2: The world knows that the King of the Monsters has been riled up by the Linival energy plants, whose output sent Godzilla on a pan-Pacific destructive spree the likes of which the world has never seen–but the danger is greater than anyone knows. Godzilla is sitting in judgment on humanity, and the verdict could spell doom for life on Earth! The Shobijin become aware of this and know they could ask Mothra to intervene… but does humanity deserve Mothra’s help? Reuniting the blockbuster creative team of writer Erik Burnham, artist Dan Schoening, and colorist Luis Antonio Delgado (Ghostbusters), “Rise Up” continues here!

Godzilla: Monsters & Protectors #2

King Grimlock Reigns in August and Shattered Glass Begins

IDW Publishing’s line of Transformers comic books will rule the summer… so proclaims King Grimlock! Debuting in August, two new miniseries, Transformers: King Grimlock and Transformers: Shattered Glass, will thrill lifelong Transformers fans and newcomers to the franchise. Additionally, new story arcs will appear in IDW’s monthly series Transformers and Transformers: Beast Wars.

Transformers: King Grimlock

Written by Steve Orlando with art by Agustin Padilla and colors by Jeremy ColwellKing Grimlock is a five-issue miniseries that casts one of the most iconic Transformers characters into a world of fantastical beasts and magical powers!

In a savage world where the strong rule with sword and iron, the Dinobot Grimlock finds a new opportunity to prove he’s the strongest there is… but as Grimlock and the human barbarian Arko will learn, sometimes brute strength isn’t enough.

Cary Nord, the Eisner Award-winning artist of Conan the Barbarian, provides the perfect cover artwork to fit Transformers: King Grimlock’s high fantasy theme, illustrating issue #1’s Cover A. Additional cover variants will be available for retailers and fans to enjoy, including Cover B by series artist Agustin Padilla, and a Retailer Incentive Edition featuring art by Mateus Santolouco.

Transformers: Shattered Glass

Everything you thought you knew about Cybertronian lore will be turned inside out with Transformers: Shattered Glass, an all-new five-issue miniseries written by Danny Lore, illustrated by fan-favorite Transformers artists Guido Guidi, and Dan Khanna, and colored by John-Paul Bove.

In a parallel universe, a war raged across the cosmos from Cybertron to Earth… a war between Decepticon laborers-turned-freedom fighters and the power-hungry Autobot autocrats. Many kilocycles after the blue planet was devastated and the Decepticons were brought to heel, the evil Autobot bodyscrapper named Blurr hunts a new bounty… one who holds a piece of information that could reignite the war!

Three cover variants will be available from comic shops for Transformers: Shattered Glass #1: Cover A by Alex Milne, Cover B by series artist Dan Khanna, and a Retailer Incentive Edition by Sara Pitre-Durocher.

Transformers: Shattered Glass

Transformers #34, by writer Brian Ruckley and artist Anna Malkova, kicks off the new “Sea of Rust” storyline in IDW’s critically acclaimed comics continuity of Cybertron in its earliest days of war! Megatron has learned that his former mentor, Termagax, holds a key artifact that could tip the scales of the war firmly in the Decepticons’ favor, eliminating the Autobots once and for all. The first order of business, however, is running Termagax down! Issue #34 features Cover A by Winston Chan, Cover B by Susan Margevich, and a Retailer Incentive Cover by Andrew Griffith.

Transformers: Beast Wars #7, by writer Erik Burnham and artist Winston Chan, launches a new story arc entitled “Pod.” Regrouping after their first explosive battle, the Maximals and Predacons are alerted to the descent of a new protoform pod… and its sole inhabitant, Blackarachnia! Whose side will this mysterious newcomer take? Issue #7 features Cover A by Fico Ossio, Cover B by Ed Pirrie, and a Retailer Incentive Cover by Gavin Guidry.

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