IDW will relaunch their Transformers canon with a brand new series beginning in March.
The new series will be published twice monthly following in the suit of DC Comics’ Rebirth line. The series will be written by Brian Ruckley, author of the Godless World trilogy, with art by Angel Hernandez (Star Trek: Discovery – Succession) and Ron Joseph (Micronauts: Wrath of Karza).
This new Transformers series will take the Transformers back to when there was peace on Cybertron before it began to spiral downward into chaos.
IDW promises the new series “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.”
The series will be told through the eyes of young Bumblebee and his friends as Cybertron and the Transformers descend into chaos. Conspiracies will form, peace and harmony will fall to conflict, and the Cybertronian civilization will tear itself apart.
“Bringing Transformers fans this story is a real privilege,” says Brian Ruckley. “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.”
Joseph added on Twitter that he’s “proud and excited” for the new book!
— CYBERTRON JOSEPH (@RonJoseph717) December 18, 2018
We are eager to begin this new chapter in Transformers storytelling,” says Michael Kelly, Hasbro’s Vice President of Global Publishing. “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 first issue in this new series will feature a number of variant covers from artists Gabriel Rodriguez, Angel Hernandez, Casey W. Coller, and Freddie E. Williams II. The second issue which will also debut in March will feature covers by Nelson Daniel, Ron Joseph, and Jeffrey Veregge.
As Hasbro begins to reboot their Transformers series on the big screen, it makes sense they would do so in the comics as well.
What do you think about this new Transformers? Are you excited about the new storyline?