This Christmas, Bumblebee will arrive as a soft reboot for the Transformers movie franchise, giving fans a more solid story while keeping all of the iconic action tropes associated with the series intact. The future is wide open for the Autobots and Decepticons moving forward, as they continue to thrive not just on the big screen, but on TV and in comics as well. Today, we have news that a new Transformers comic book series is arrive this spring. And it sounds like it will continue giving Transformers fans exactly what they want, preserving the past while making way for the future.
IDW Publishing proudly announces that a brand-new Transformers series will debut in March 2019 that will explore the very moment when a glorious, peaceful Cybertron begins its downward spiral into chaos. Available twice monthly, IDW’s Transformers comic will be written by Brian Ruckley, author of the Godless World fantasy trilogy, and illustrated by Angel Hernandez (Star Trek: Discovery – Succession) and Ron Joseph (Micronauts: Wrath of Karza).
In this new Transformers comic, IDW will explore Cybertron in ways never seen by audiences before, delving into an idyllic society, peaceful for thousands of years, as it faces the most momentous event in its history: the mysterious end of a single life. Through the eyes of young Bumblebee and his friends, fans will witness conspiracies forming, harmony giving way to conflict, and the very fabric of Cybertronian civilization tearing itself apart. Says Brian Ruckley.
“Bringing Transformers fans this story is a real privilege. But just as important, it’s an amazing opportunity for new readers to discover and explore one of the biggest universes – and one of the best casts of characters – that science fiction has to offer, and to get in right at the start of a truly epic saga.”
Ron Joseph says.
“In my youth, I devoured everything Transformers, toys, comics, the cartoon, the movie, with a Unicron-like hunger. ‘Robots in Disguise‘ dominated my every waking moment. To join IDW’s creative team for the launch of a Transformers comic is staggering, and easily one of the greatest moments of my life.”
Says Michael Kelly, Hasbro’s Vice President of Global Publishing.
“We are eager to begin this new chapter in Transformers storytelling. We are excited to begin a tale that will be accessible and appealing to readers unfamiliar with Transformers lore, while still providing the depth and drama that our long-time fans expect. It’s a big responsibility, but we’ve got the right team and the right characters to do it.”
The debut issue of this new Transformers comic will be available with multiple cover variants, by artists Gabriel Rodriguez, Angel Hernandez, Casey W. Coller, and Freddie E. Williams II. Issue #2, also available in March, will feature covers by Nelson Daniel, Ron Joseph, and Jeffrey Veregge. This news comes direct from Hasbro and IDW.