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NYCC: Optimus Annexes Earth In 'All Hail Optimus' 'Transformers' Event

Written by sdsichero on Friday, October 09 2015 and posted in News with Benefits

NYCC: Optimus Annexes Earth In 'All Hail Optimus' 'Transformers' Event

Aw Hail NO…


It looks like Transformers fans have more than the "Titans Return" event, as IDW announced a new arc for their ongoing comic titled "All Hail Optimus". The announcement was made at their New York Comic Con "IDW & Top Shelf: Best Panel Of All Time" panel, where ROM and Micronauts were also announced. All Hail Optimus will kick off in Transformers #50 which should hit shelves early 2016.

The title of the arc has an eerie similarity to the 2008 "All Hair Megatron" storyline, which opened with the Autobots defeated and the Decepticons lording over Earth. This time around, Optimus Prime (traditionally viewed as the leader of the Autobots) takes control of the Earth. Sort of. Writer John Barber explains:

"Optimus Prime annexes planet Earth to become to become part of Cybertron’s Council of Worlds—he takes control of Earth to protect it from invasion. Meanwhile, Optimus has thousands of Cybertronian followers who view him as the “True Prime”—they see him as having a power above any elected office, above any “normal” being—and now Optimus is using the power they’ve handed to him. And he’s using it for good—at least as far as he sees it. Not everybody agrees with him. 

It’s a powerful move on Optimus Prime’s part, and one that there’s no moving back from. The humans know the Cybertronians are there, are among them, and the people of Earth are forced to become part of a cosmic community."


Those who oppose Optimus in this move are the Decepticons, led by Galvatron and Soundwave (who have their own internal conflict); Starscream (who leads the denizens of Cybertron); and the people of Earth (including Marisa Faireborne and Spike Witwicky).

Optimus is not alone though his allies include the Autobots that are stationed on Earth, colonists who recently arrived on Cybertron, and a new female character from Caminus named Aileron. Other possible allies include Sunstreaker, the female combiner Victorion, and Alpha Trion.

The artist for Transformers #50 will be Andrew Griffith. Are you ready to hail Optimus?




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Sdsichero is Asian and he likes anime. He should write more articles.






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