Waiting for the next big event is always a moment away, but this time, IDW Publishing is bringing about the end of the Transformers Universe in Transformers: Unicron.
The event kicks off in July as a bi-weekly six-issue event that has Optimus Prime gathering his defenses against “this monstrous threat.” Bringing this event to live are John Barber, Alex Milne, and Sebastian Cheng.
“TRANSFORMERS: UNICRON is a culmination of the years of TRANSFORMERS comics I’ve been a part of… and the conclusion of one of the longest continuous narratives in TRANSFORMERS history,” said Barber. “This is a story of heroism in the face of impossible odds; of a reckoning for an entire universe. I couldn’t be luckier than to have Alex [Milne] right here with me on this—if you know Alex, you know nobody puts more into the TRANSFORMERS than he does, and nowhere before has he drawn drama, action, and pathos at this scale. Tying it all together is the incredible palette of Sebastian Cheng. We’ve never held back before on our TRANSFORMERS comics, but this time we’re pushing ourselves—and each other—harder than ever.”
IDW Publishing is launching the event on Free Comic Book Day (May 5th, 2018) with the #0 issue, with the first chapter arriving in July.
Is this really the end of the Transformers for IDW Publishing? Will there be something coming after? Is Hasbro moving its properties away from IDW Publishing, following a bit of a shakeup due to a rowdy bunch of online “voices”? Now that the Hasbro universe is unified, a world without Transformers will really impact the rest of their properties. So maybe this is an ending ahead of a new beginning.
July is going to be really interesting.