Comic Books: September 2021 Solicitations from IDW Publishing


My Little Pony/Transformers: The Magic of Cybertron—SPOTLIGHT
James Asmus, Sam Maggs, Ian Flynn, Tony Fleecs (w) • Jack Lawrence, Casey W. Coller, Priscilla Tramontano, Trish Forstner, Tony Fleecs (a) • Bethany McGuire-Smith (c)
More ponies, more bots, and more magical mayhem as two worlds collide in the return of this hit crossover event!

While using a modified Spacebridge to bring magic to Cybertron, the Decepticons end up unleashing a more powerful evil from Equestria than they ever could’ve imagined—looks like the only way out of this one is to team up!

New partnerships will have to be created—the Seekers and the Wonderbolts, Applejack and Wildwheel, Soundwave and Octavia—in order to recapture the magic of their first meeting and save the day! All of this and more in the second My Little Pony/Transformers crossover!
TPB • FC • $15.99 • 104 pages • 6.625” x 10.187” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-870-9

Bullet points:
Available in December.

Transformers #35—Cover A: Juan Samu
Brian Ruckley (w) • Anna Malkova (a) • Juan Samu (c)
“Sea of Rust,” part two! Termagax has many secrets--information that could forever tip the scales in the favor of the Autobots or the Decepticons. As the Decepticons close in, she allows Optimus Prime and the two other Autobots she respects into her inner sanctum to share her knowledge. But will the Autobots be able to act on it before the Decepticons start their siege? And where does Skywarp factor into the equation?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers #35—Cover B: Joana Lafuente
Brian Ruckley (w) • Anna Malkova (a) • Joana Lafuente (c)
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Transformers: Halloween Special—SPOTLIGHT
Dan Watters (w) • Beth McGuire-Smith (a) • Nicole Goux (c)
Whispers of a disembodied spark howling alone in the desert are floating around Cybertron. Whispers of Starscream’s loyalty to Megatron’s cause are also floating around. Frustrated and needing some space to clear his head, Starscream visits the desert and is surprised to actually hear the rumored screams. He follows the sound and is met with a creature that makes him question what it means to be a cybernetic being. Starscream faces off with this grotesque experiment in “I Have No Mouth And I Must Starscream,” by Dan Watters (Home Sick Pilots, Lucifer, The Sandman Universe).

FC • 48 pages • $5.99

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Transformers: Beast Wars #8—Cover A: Andrew Griffith
Erik Burnham (w) • Winston Chan (a) • Andrew Griffith (c)
“Pod,” part two! Blackarachnia has made her way to the Maximal ship, the Axalon, and encountered her first Maximal, Cheetor. Now she’s gone missing again and it’s up to the whole crew to find the mysteriously disappearing spider... before she finds them!  

FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Transformers: Beast Wars #8—Cover B: Martin Gee
Erik Burnham (w) • Winston Chan (a) • Martin Gee (c)
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Transformers: King Grimlock #2 (of 5)—Cover A: Alex Horley
Steve Orlando (w) • Agustin Padilla (a) • Alex Horley (c)
King Grimlock rampages on! As Grimlock sets off to find his place in this strange new world of men, beasts, and magic, he finds himself in the maw of a beast big enough to swallow a Dinobot! It’s a fight of incredible strength between the Cybertronian T-Rex and the monster--and someone is taking lessons from Grimlock that may spell his doom!

FC • 36 pages • $4.99

Transformers: King Grimlock #2 (of 5)—Cover B: Ilias Kyriazis
Steve Orlando (w) • Agustin Padilla (a) • Ilias Kyriazis (c)
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Transformers: Shattered Glass #2 (of 5)—Cover A: Alex Milne
Danny Lore (w) • Daniel Khanna (a) • Alex Milne (c)
Shattered Glass isn’t your average Transformers tale… “Shards” is the story of the ongoing battle between the power-hungry Autobot autocrats and the freedom-fighting Decepticon laborers. Join author Danny Lore (James Bond, King in Black: Captain America, Champions) in exploring this fractured alternate universe just before it shatters.
In issue #2, Megatron is the only bot who can stop the three Autobot warlords from acquiring information that could reignite the war, but can he forgive his past mistakes and take up the mantle of Deception leader again?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Shattered Glass #2 (of 5)—Cover B: Andrew Griffith
Danny Lore (w) • Daniel Khanna (a) • Andrew Griffith (c)
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