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New Series To Launch In The Aftermath Of IDW's 'First Strike' Event

Written by sdsichero on Thursday, June 08 2017 and posted in News with Benefits

New Series To Launch In The Aftermath Of IDW's 'First Strike' Event

Also a brief look at some First Strike tie-ins


Source: EXCLUSIVE: IDW Reveals First Strike Tie-Ins, New Ongoing Hasbro Series

Looks like we are getting a better idea of what writer Mairghread Scott meant by "shake things up (shift focus, shift cast, shift story) after the First Strike event" when she announced the end of her Transformers: Till All Are One series. The First Strike event will once again mash together several of IDW's Hasbro properties into a Summer event. The different Hasbro properties first clashed in last years' Revolution  event, after which several "solo" titles were launched, and it looks like something similar will happen after First Strike.

The First Strike miniseries will run for 6 issues (2 per month) in August. In the same month several titles (other than the previously referenced Transformers: Till All Are One which ends in July) titles will be canceled: G.I. Joe (at #9), M.A.S.K. (#10), Micronauts: Wrath of Karza (#5), and Rom (#14), due to the "seasonal" model of the series. There will be First Strike tie-in comics associated with those titles during the event, so it won't be the last you see of those characters and teams (a little more on that later).

In the aftermath of First Strike some new titles will launch. G.I. Joe: Unmasked will feature both G.I. Joe and M.A.S.K. and will debut in November. In December, Rom & The Micronauts takes off, mixing (shocker!) Rom and the Micronauts team in the same title. You can probably expect a similar thing to happen next year too as IDW Editor-in-Chief David Hedgecock reveals:

"We have a three-year story arc in mind for the shared Hasbro universe. First Strike is the second act. While Revolution brought everything together, First Strike is the first chance we get to see the ramifications of this bold direction we’ve undertaken, and it leads us directly into… well, I can’t wait to tell you what it leads us into but I can’t just yet!"

 

As mentioned previously, during First Strike, there will be tie-in titles linked to comics soon to be canceled. Here are their solicitations:

GIJOE-FirstStrike-oneshot-IliasKyriazis.jpgG.I. JOE: First Strike #1—Cover B by Ilias Kyriazis

 

G.I. JOE: First Strike #1—Cover A: Drew Johnson—SPOTLIGHT

  • Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Ilias Kyriazis (a) • Drew Johnson (c)
  • As Scarlett heads off to Cybertron to confront the events of First Strike, her G.I. Joe team on Earth faces an unusual enemy… V.E.N.O.M.! With the help of a former M.A.S.K. member, G.I. Joe looks to put an end to Miles Mayhem’s sinister group once and for all, in the Greatest Crossover One-Shot Of All Time!
  • *Retailers: See your order form for incentive information.
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Expected in-store date: 9/27/17

G.I. JOE: First Strike #1—Cover B: Ilias Kyriazis

  • Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Ilias Kyriazis (a & c)
  • *Retailers: See your order form for incentive information.
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Expected in-store date: 9/27/17
  • *Retailer incentives: Order 10 copies, get one free variant cover by Nick Bradshaw!

 

Micronauts-FirstStrike-oneshot-NelsonDaniel.jpgMicronauts: First Strike #1—Cover A by Nelson Daniel

 

Micronauts: First Strike #1—Cover A: Nelson Daniel—SPOTLIGHT

  • Christos Gage (w) • Chris Panda (a) • Nelson Daniel (c)
  • Rom, remaining on Earth as the events of First Strike take place, finds himself in a most unusual team-up… with Earth’s smallest heroes, The Micronauts! Together, these two forces must prevent a catastrophe on Earth even while Cybertron descends into chaos!
  • *Retailers: See your order form for incentive information.
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Expected in-store date: 9/13/17

Micronauts: First Strike #1—Cover B: Chris Panda

  • Christos Gage (w) • Chris Panda (a & c)
  • *Retailers: See your order form for incentive information.
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Expected in-store date: 9/13/17
  • *Retailer incentives: Order 10 copies, get one free variant cover by Nick Bradshaw!

 

 

OptimusPrime-FirstStrike-oneshot-SaraPitre-Durocher.jpgOptimus Prime: First Strike #1—Cover A by Sara Pitre-Durocher

 

OptimusPrime-FirstStrike-oneshot-GuidoGuidi.jpgOptimus Prime: First Strike #1—Cover B by Guido Guidi

 

Optimus Prime: First Strike #1—Cover A: Sara Pitre-Durocher—SPOTLIGHT

 

  • John Barber (w) • Guido Guidi (a) • Sara Pitre-Durocher (c)
  • With Cybertron under siege by Baron Ironblood’s forces, Optimus Prime and Arcee defend their homeland! Caught in the middle is the human/Transformer team known as the Revolutionaries—and one of them has a secret that puts everyone at risk!
  • *Retailers: See your order form for incentive information.
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Expected in-store date: 9/20/17

Optimus Prime: First Strike #1—Cover B: Guido Guidi

  • John Barber (w) • Guido Guidi (a & c)
  • *Retailers: See your order form for incentive information.
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Expected in-store date: 9/20/17
  • *Retailer incentives: Order 10 copies, get one free variant cover by Nick Bradshaw!

 

Readers can get their first taste of First Strike with a free 0 issue next Wednesday (June 14). First Strike #1 attacks comic store shelves on August 9.

 





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