In June, IDW Publishing will release the latest addition to its multiple Eisner Award-winning AE line with Michael Golden’s Micronauts Artist’s Edition.
Over 40 years ago, Marvel debuted the influential Micronauts comic book series, licensed at the time from the Mego Corporation (the Micronauts brand has since been acquired by Hasbro). The original series quickly amassed a hardcore fan following, one that survives decades later thanks to the mesmerizing narrative by Bill Mantlo and otherworldly illustration of Michael Golden and fellow artists.
Out of print for 35 years, six complete issues of Micronauts (#3, #7-9, and #11-12) will be collected in the 184-page Artist’s Edition, alongside a gallery section of more than a dozen covers, art rarities from the era, and additional pages that represent some of Michael Golden’s very best from the Micronauts series. This gorgeous hardcover measures 12” x 17”.
As with all Artist’s Editions, nearly every gorgeous plate will be reproduced from scans of the original art and printed at the same size they were drawn, with all the distinctive creative nuances that make original art unique – a perfect representation of the work in its original form.
IDW will donate a portion of profits to the long-term medical care of Bill Mantlo, who has received treatment for cognitive and memory impairment since a 1992 hit-and-run accident.
San Diego Comic-Con is quickly approaching and we’re getting more reveals of the exclusives you can expect at the show. Hasbro has shown off a new set which is high on our list of must gets is the “Revolution Comic Crossover Preview Mega-Set” based on the upcoming Revolution: First Strike storyline of comics from IDW Publishing which features all of these properties in one shared universe.
The set includes Jetfire from Transformers, Roadblock from G.I. Joe, Action Man, a team of Micronauts, Matt Trakker from M.A.S.K. Mobile Armored Strike Command, Leoric from Visionaries, and Rom and a Dire Wraith from Rom the Spaceknight.
The set will retail for $99.99 and available at booth #3329 at San Diego Comic-Con. It’ll also be available at Fan Expo in Canada.
When characters from different story worlds come together in a single storyline, they call it a crossover. For this event, they needed something bigger. MUCH bigger. Celebrate the beyond epic IDW Revolution crossover event with the REVOLUTION Comic Crossover Preview Mega-Set convention exclusive. Featuring 16 characters from seven story worlds, this set serves as a prelude to IDW’s upcoming REVOLUTION: FIRST STRIKE sequel set for later this year. Many characters in this set are making their debut in the 3-3/4” figure format, and for the first time, characters from these brands are presented in a scale that allows the entire Universe to be played together! Includes JETFIRE from TRANSFORMERS, ROADBLOCK from G.I. JOE, ACTION MAN, a team of MICRONAUTS, MATT TRAKKER from M.A.S.K. MOBILE ARMORED STRIKE COMMAND, LEORIC from VISIONARIES and ROM and a DIRE WRAITH from ROM THE SPACEKNIGHT. The REVOLUTION Comic Crossover Preview Mega-Set will be for sale during San Diego Comic-Con 2017. Following the convention, a limited number will be available on HasbroToyShop.com.
Cullen Bunn & Jimmy Johnston (w) • Max Dunbar (a & c)
Search for the Time Travelers! Oz says he knows where they are… but does anybody know what finding the secrets of the Time Travelers will mean for Microspace… and for Earth? Collects issues #6-11 and Micronauts Revolution.
Cullen Bunn & Jimmy Johnston (w) • Andrew Griffith (a) • Alex Ronald (c)
As one universe dies, another is invaded! Microspace — the home of the Micronauts — is collapsing. But Baron Karza has discovered a new universe in which the people of Microspace would thrive, a universe in which he would rule! The first world to be conquered is Earth, and the first enemies to be targeted are the TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE, M.A.S.K., and ROM!
Stranded on a world of giants, hounded by enemies from both Earth and Microspace, the Micronauts have one last chance to return to their universe. A doorway is opening, and Oz and company think this is their passage home. But something from the other side is coming through–something that will bring this chapter of the Micronauts’ story to a destructive END.
As the Micronauts desperately search for the way back to Microspace, Microspace pays them a visit! A horde of Baron Karza’s forces invade Earth. Their mission: capture the Micronauts at all costs! But Oz and company are already being chased by shadowy agencies on Earth. Sounds like a clash between bad guys–with them ‘Nauts caught in the middle–is on the horizon.
The Micronauts are lost on the strangest, most dangerous planet they’ve ever visited—Earth! But as they adventure through this land of giants, they make a senses-shattering discovery! They are not the first visitors from Microspace to visit Earth. In fact, a very dangerous colony was established on the planet long ago… and it may hold the key to saving their universe from imminent destruction.
In the aftermath of REVOLUTION, the Micronauts are trapped in a world inhabited by giants! Oz, Phen, Acroyear, and crew desperately struggle to find their way home—but they discover they weren’t Microspace’s first visitors to planet Earth.
INTO THE ENTROPY CLOUD! In order to escape from the clutches of BARON KARZA, the MICRONAUTS must flee into the storm of destructive energy roiling at the heart of their dying universe! Only one thing is known about the Entropy Cloud—no one who enters it ever returns!