Metroplex vs Trypticon in October comic releases
August 23rd: IDW has released its October 2014 solicitations with promises of destruction on a "scale the universe has never seen" as Metroplex and Trypticon clash! The battle takes place in part 3 of Primacy, the prequel story which reveals how the Transformers civil war started. That's not all, not by a long shot, as there's Autobots facing an impossible choice in 'More than Meets the Eye' and Optimus discovering a shocking secret in 'Robots in Disguise' - plus GI Joe on Cybertron! You can preorder all of these from the OneShallStand store by clicking the covers below or go here for the full solicitations.
Scorponok's death revisited on Robots In Disguise 30th anniversary cover
August 18th: One of the most memorable, and many would say emotional, moments in Transformers comic history will be revisited next month in this striking cover from artist Casey Coller and colourist John-Paul Bove. It depicts the death of Scorponok - having been melted by a blast of Unicron's molten breath - in the classic Transformers story from 1991, The Edge of Extinction - a truly amazing issue, see here. John-Paul used his Twitter account to reveal the image, which will adorn the 'retailer incentive' cover of Transformers: Robots in Disguise #33 in September. As you might have guessed the cover is not illustrative of actual events in RID #33 but is one of a special series of incentive covers to mark Transformers' 30th anniversary.
Transformers and GI Joe reunited in retro 80s style!
Transformers and GI Joe are 30 years old this year and still going strong! To celebrate this incredible achievement these two iconic Hasbro brands are going head-to-head in a new standalone mini series from IDW this summer. Billed as the 'crossover of the century' and cosmic in scale (you be the judge!), writer John Barber and artist Tom Scioli have created a new origin-style story in which Earth's defences (GI Joe) must confront the ominous 'forces of Cybertron' in the form of an alien robot invasion. Scioli said: "It harkens back to classic comic traditions-and to the origins of the Transformers and GI JOE characters-but feels constantly, irrepressibly new!" He added: "We're asking big questions. Is war an inevitable condition of life? What is free will? What is the future of man and machine?". Go here to see the covers and order the series.