Image Comics October 2023 Solicitations Spoilers Unmasks Transformers #1 Autobots Cast From Skybound’s Energon Universe!

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Image Comics October 2023 Solicitations Spoilers Unmasks Transformers #1 Autobots Cast From Skybound’s Energon Universe!

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Skybound Entertainment reports.


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Question: What’s better than Skybound’s upcoming relaunch of the Transformers in the all-new shared Energon Universe with G.I. Joe? Answer: Rockstar comic creator Daniel Warren Johnson writing and illustrating Skybound’s new Transformers comic book! Yes, the Autobots will indeed be rolling out under the guiding hand of Johnson, the maestro responsible for such titles as Wonder Woman: Dead Earth, Beta Ray Bill,Murder FalconDo a Powerbomb, and Extremity. And today, we’ve got your first look at Johnson’s full lineup of Autobots as they’ll appear when Transformers #1 rolls out in October. Check out Optimus Prime, Arcee, Cliffjumper, Wheeljack, and Ratchet after these official details on the first issue and its variant covers…

Transformers #1 A Optimus Prime & Arcee

Today Skybound, in partnership with toy and game company Hasbro, announced the full lineup of Autobots team members that will appear in writer/artist powerhouse Daniel Warren Johnson’s Transformers, launching with issue #1 Wednesday October 4, 2023. 

Transformers #1 B Cliffjumper

Teasers of each character appeared on Skybound social channels this week, showcasing the all-star team of Optimus Prime, Ratchet, Cliffjumper, Arcee, and Wheeljack. Fans should stay tuned to Skybound social channels next week, as the Decepticon team will be unveiled daily.

Transformers #1 C Wheeljack

In the recent surprise heard ‘round the world, Robert Kirkman and Lorenzo De Felici’s Void Rivals #1 launched the all-new shared “Energon Universe” with the surprise first appearance of iconic Transformers character Jetfire. The stealth launch introduced the historic new partnership between Hasbro and Skybound, with Transformers and G.I. Joe comics finding a new home with the publisher.

Transformers #1 D Ratchet

Transformers #1 (Lunar Code 0623IM805) begins an all-new era for the iconic Robots in Disguise from Daniel Warren Johnson (Extremity, Do a Powerbomb, DC’s Wonder Woman: Dead Earth) and colorist Mike Spicer (Stillwater, Murder Falcon). Optimus Prime was supposed to have led the Autobots to victory. Instead, the fate of Cybertron is unknown, and his allies have crash-landed far from home, alongside their enemies—the Decepticons. As these titanic forces renew their war on Earth, one thing is immediately clear: the planet will never be the same. New alliances are struck. Battle lines are redrawn. And humanity’s only hope for survival is Optimus Prime.

Energon Universe poster Void Rivals Transformers G.I. Joe

Transformers #1(Lunar Code 0623IM805| $4.99) will be available at comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, October 4, 2023.

Energon Universe upcoming G.I. Joe & Transformers titles 2023-2024

Fans will discover more about the Energon Universe at Comic-Con International: San Diego this July, with Skybound set to announce programming and exclusive drops in the coming weeks.

G.I. Joe A Real American Hero #301

So the Energon Universe roll out as follows.

  • Void Rivals #1 – June 2023
  • Transformers #1 – October 2023
  • G.I. Joe A Real American Hero #301 – November 2023
  • Duke #1 – December 2023
  • Cobra Commander #1 – January 2024

More on Transformers, G.I. Joe, Void Rivals and other titles finding a publishing home at Skybound Entertainment and Image Comics checkout the Energon Universe.

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