(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.
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(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!
(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?!
(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.
The weekend is almost here! What geeky things will you all be doing? Sound off in the comments with your ideas. While you wait for the weekday to end and the weekend to begin, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.
(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?
Hasbro has announced the title of their next Transformers film, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts.
The film will bring the popular Beast Wars factions of Maximals, Predacons, and Terrorcons into the world of Autobots and Decepticons.
The announcement isn’t shocking as Hasbro has been bringing the worlds together in both comics from IDW and their toy line. Hasbro has been regularly releasing “Across Time” collections that feature a Beast Wars character and a character from Gen 1 in toy two-packs.
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts comes to theaters on June 24, 2022.
(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!
IDWPublishing’s line of Transformerscomic 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 Colwell, King 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 #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.