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IDW gears up for a “Revolution” this September!

As part of their September Solicitations, IDW Publishing are heavily pushing their upcoming “Revolution” event; a multi-title crossover featuring The Transformers, G.I. Joe, Micronauts, ROM, Action Man and M.A.S.K.!

The main event will take place during the five-part fortnightly Revolution series, but IDW will also be releasing one-shot tie-in titles and – perhaps most excitingly – a special 100-page “Road to Revolution” special featuring five key stories that have paved the road to this new shared universe.

Feast your eyes on the solicitation info – and cover art – below, and let us know whether you’re planning on picking this one up in September.


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Revolution #1 (of 5)
Cullen Bunn & John Barber (writers) • Fico Ossio (artist) • Tradd Moore (cover)

THE REVOLUTION BEGINS! Explosions rip across the Earth—and all signs of blame point to OPTIMUS PRIME and the TRANSFORMERS! G.I. JOE refuses to go quietly—and they assemble heroes big enough to stop the invaders! ACTION MAN and M.A.S.K. fight for humanity—but where do ROM and the MICRONAUTS stand? Celebrating more than a decade of stories by IDW and HASBRO, this unprecedented bi-weekly event draws everything together—and leaves nothing standing. The REVOLUTION is here—TAKE A STAND!
FC • 40 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• A universe of characters is born through REVOLUTION!
• Not a reboot! Not a relaunch!
• The TRANSFORMERS forever changed!
• The return of G.I. JOE!
• The MICRONAUTS in our universe!
• The DIRE WRAITHS with ORE-13!
• And if that isn’t enough… introducing Miles Mayhem!
• Written by the writers of MICRONAUTS and TRANSFORMERS!
• Illustrated by burgeoning superstar Fico Ossio!
• Epic-length kick-off story plus a whole host of back-up materials!
• Variant covers by Ken Christiansen, Guido Guidi, and Art Baltazar!


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Revolution #2 (of 5)
Cullen Bunn & John Barber (writers) • Fico Ossio (artist) • Tradd Moore (cover)

ROM—A MURDERER?! That’s what OPTIMUS PRIME and the TRANSFORMERS think—and right or wrong, there’s only one outcome: all-out war! Meanwhile, G.I. JOE turns to the one person who can save the world from ultimate destruction—MILES MAYHEM!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99


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M.A.S.K.: Revolution #1
Brandon Easton (writer) • Tony Vargas (artist) • Tommy Lee Edwards (cover)

The origin of M.A.S.K.! Miles Mayhem’s decades long plans are finally coming to fruition, but will the revealed secrets he has hidden from Matt Trakker create a new enemy bent on Mayhem’s undoing? A special story tying directly into REVOLUTION!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• The triumphant return of M.A.S.K.!
• Special one-shot connected to the REVOLUTION Series Event! Do not miss this issue!
• All-new M.A.S.K. ongoing series coming later this Fall!
• Variant Ken Christiansen cover, part of a 13-part connected cover! Connects with all 13 Revolution issues and one-shots!


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Micronauts: Revolution #1
Cullen Bunn (writer) • Chris Panda (artist & cover)

LOST IN MICROSPACE! Plagued by scavengers, harried by agents of BARON KARZA, and guided by the mysterious TIME TRAVELERS—the MICRONAUTS make a HUGE discovery—one that will transform everything they thought they knew about their universe.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• REVOLUTION is here—and the diminutive denizens of Microspace play a big role!
• A key one-shot connected to both the ongoing saga of the MICRONAUTS—and the world of REVOLUTION!
• Variant Ken Christiansen cover, part of a 13-part connected cover! Connects with all 13 Revolution issues and one-shots!


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Rom: Revolution #1
Chris Ryall (writer) • Ron Joseph (artist) • Ashley Wood (cover)

A REVOLUTION tie-in one-shot! ROM’s enemies, the DIRE WRAITHS have infiltrated G.I. JOE at the highest levels, clashed with the TRANSFORMERS over ORE-13, and now… stalk a lone stranger? Why would evil aliens bent on world domination terrorize one anonymous person? The answer is bigger and more sinister than you’d ever imagine!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• A REVOLUTION tie-in!
• The DIRE WRAITHS’ plans stand revealed, with major implications for the ongoing ROM series!
• The birth of a major new threat for ROM!
• All that and a permanent change to ROM’s status quo, too!
• Variant Ken Christiansen cover, part of a 13-part connected cover! Connects with all 13 Revolution issues and one-shots!


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Revolution: The Road to Revolution 100-Page Special #1
Simon Furman, Chuck Dixon, John Barber, James Roberts, Mairghread Scott, Karen Traviss (writers) • Robert Atkins, Brendan Cahill, Guido Guidi, E.J. Su, Steve Kurth, Andrew Griffith, Alex Milne, Sara Pitre-Durocher, Sarah Stone (artists) • Pop Mhan (cover)

Ten years of TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE comics have led to this month’s REVOLUTION! This bargain-priced bonanza presents five key stories that have paved the road to the universe being born this month! From the first-ever IDW Transformers comic to the Karen Traviss G.I. JOE, the building blocks of this universe have been growing for years!
FC • 100 pages • $7.99


ceejThe writer of this piece was: Craig Neilson-Adams (aka Ceej)
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1 Comment on IDW gears up for a “Revolution” this September!

  1. Really looking forward to IDW revolution crossover, gonna be very exciting :)

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