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Preview: Transformers Windblade: The Last City

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

Review: Transformers: Optimus Prime #15

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.

It feels like Cybertron can’t catch a break. There was the recent attack by Liege. There was the attack by Colton. Peace is a finger tip away at times and the world of Transformers can’t quite grasp it. Transformers: Optimus Prime #15 kicks off the next big story arc as Onyx Prime returns. Writer John Barber sets things up well giving us an ominous build up that feels like it’s more horror story than giant robots battling it out.

Onyx Prime is back and it feels like he’s about to pass religious judgement on the beings of Cybertron, which gives the comic religious overtones on top of the horror (and the two are often intertwined). What this arc feels like it is doing is diving into that religious aspect that has been built up for some time with the worship of the Primes and the Mistress of the Flame. The religious aspects are being explored more and for a comic about giant robots, that’s deeper than a lot are expecting I’m sure.

The art by Kei Zama is fantastic and all of the various characters are unique and detailed. I’m always impressed with the art in these comics as there is no short shrift with every character, even those in the background, shown with personality and a look that’s unique to them.

I loved this comic and the only reason I’m rating it as a “read” is because for the average reader, it might not make a whole lot of sense. This one dives deep into continuity and the Transformers world and while it does a solid job of catching readers up, it isn’t quite new reader friendly.

Story: John Barber Art: Kei Zama
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Read

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Transformers: Optimus Prime #15

Transformers: Optimus Prime #15

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

Transformers Masterpiece Movie Series Ironhide MPM-6 Figure First Look

Transformers Masterpiece Movie Series Ironhide MPM-6

(Ages 8 and up/ Approx. Available: Fall ‘18)

The Masterpiece Movie Series IRONHIDE MPM-6 figure is perfect for fans and collectors alike, with features inspired by the explosive 2007 Transformers live action movie. The figure showcases the practical AUTOBOT Weapons Specialist with impressive attention to detail. Imagine unleashing IRONHIDE action with die cast detailing, articulated hands, posable neck, movable faceplate and two cannon accessories. Converts from robot to GMC Heavy Duty Topkick 6500 4×4 Crew Cab Edition mode in 45 steps. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.

Optimus Primal Arrives in Transformers: Forged to Fight

To kick off the beginning of an all-new year, Kabam has revealed that players can now add the fan-favorite Optimus Primal to their team in Transformers: Forged to Fight.

Faction: Maximal
Class: Brawler

The Maximal starship Axalon, commanded by Optimus Primal was pulled into a Transwarp Portal while in pursuit of a Predacon warship. Stranded on ancient Earth, Primal and his crew of Maximals fought the Beast Wars to preserve the timeline and protect all life in the galaxy.

Signature Ability – Isn’t That Just Prime

Optimus Primal hopes for the best, but always prepares for the worst. Damaging Debuffs have shorter durations and recover health when they expire.

  • Damaging Debuffs expire 8% faster for each Armor Buff on Optimus Primal. Optimus Primal gains 1~5% of his max Health each time a Bleed on him expires.

Special Attacks:

Special 1 – Law of the Jungle

Optimus Primal launches into the air to bring justice to his foes.

  • If Optimus Primal has received any Bleeds this fight he will inflict Bleed on the opponent that deals 30~38% of Attack over 4 seconds. The strength of the Bleed increases by 20% for each Bleed inflicted on Optimus Primal this fight.

Special 2 – Beast Warrior

The quickest way to peace, is to end the battle quickly.

  • 50% chance each sword hit to inflict Bleed, Dealing 40~60% of Attack as damage over 5 seconds.

Special 3 – Gorilla Warfare

When it comes to dealing with Predacons, sometimes brutal is best.

  • Optimus Primal’s rage grants him the maximum amount of Armor Buffs.
  • 100% chance to inflict Attack Down, reducing the opponent’s Attack Rating by -20% for 32 seconds.

Preview: Transformers: Lost Light #12

Transformers: Lost Light #12

James Roberts (w) • Jack Lawrence (a & c)

NO TURNING BACK! Getaway has crossed one too many lines and made one too many enemies. Hunted down on his own ship, the master manipulator has one last trick of his sleeve—something so shocking, so audacious, that it would put the most evil Decepticon to shame. No one is safe as the Mutineers Trilogy reaches its jaw-dropping climax.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Preview: Transformers: Till All Are One Annual 2017

Transformers: Till All Are One Annual 2017

Mairghread Scott (w) • Sara Pitre-Durocher (a & c)

Elita One, Windblade, and Starscream fight to gain ultimate control of Cybertron! Dark secrets will be revealed in this series finale!

FC • 48 pages • $7.99

Preview: Transformers: Optimus Prime #14

Transformers: Optimus Prime #14

John Barber (w) • Livio Ramondelli (a) • Kei Zama (c)

On Cybertron, Optimus Prime battles the Dinobots over the first new Cybertronian life to emerge in four million years! But does he stand a chance when the Dinobots’ newest member is two miles tall and eats cities?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Preview: Transformers: Lost Light #11

Transformers: Lost Light #11

James Roberts (w) • Jack Lawrence (a & c)

Success? The crew of the Lost Light, led by the mutinous Getaway, is now only weeks away from completing their quest. But such remarkable progress comes at a price. Just how far is their new captain prepared to go to find Cyberutopia? Unfortunately for the likes of Riptide and First Aid, it turns out the answer is “very far indeed.”

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

ComiXology’s Cyber Monday Sales Expands with a DC Buy One Get One

Black Friday isn’t until tomorrow but comiXology already has lots of sales going on for comic fans. Check out all of the deals currently running and then come back tomorrow for even more!

Marvel Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale (11/21-11/27)

250 Marvel collections up to 78% off


DC March to Black Friday (11/21-11/24)

1,600 DC collections and graphic novels for $4.99 each


Dynamite 50% off Promotion Code (11/21-11/30)

50% Off all Dynamite comics; excludes titles released after 10/20/17


IDW Transformer Sale (11/21-11/30)

100 collections and 400 issues up to 60% off


Image Black Friday/Cyber Monday (11/24-11/27)

620 Image collections for up to 63% off

BOOM! Black Friday/Cyber Monday (11/24-11/30)

200 collections for up to 57% off

Dark Horse Comics 50% Off Promotion Code (11/24-11/26)

50% Off all Dark Horse Comics with promo code fri17 at checkout, Includes all active titles; excludes preorders and bundles


DC Cyber Monday Buy One, Get One Sale (11/25-11/27)

DC Comics BOGO with code dc17 at checkout; excludes titles released after 11/7 and “Metal” main series and tie-ins

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