Peter Svensson sends us the news that we are to have a new Optimus Prime ongoing comic book series from IDW, starring the leader of the Transformers, written by John Barber with art by Kei Zama. And yes, it will be set on Earth.
And we are to expect a Transformers: Lost Light comic book series by James Roberts with art by Jack Lawrence.
Consider this to be Transformers Season 3… a continuation of the existing series but with big changes.
No spoilers given, due to the current series by Roberts not finishing yet…
More from the full panel report later.
UPDATE: The official bumf comes through…
G.I. JOE will re-launch as an ongoing with a new creative team and new #1 this December following a Revolution tie-in one-shot in October. Writer Aubrey Sitterson (Street Fighter X G.I. Joe) and artist Giannis Milonogiannis (Prophet) will collaborate on this fresh take on the long-running series, putting a unique spin on the Joe legacy in a post-Revolution world while delving into the cast's deep roster of iconic characters.
M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand gets a monthly series for the first time courtesy of writer Brandon Easton (Transformers: Deviations) and artist Tony Vargas (Rot & Ruin). A one-shot Revolutiontie-in will coincide with the September launch ofRevolution #1 & #2. The ongoing series launch will follow in November. The take on this beloved series will be contemporary but with a slight touch of nostalgia to satisfy fans of the 1980's cartoon.
The Revolution ripple effect continues to shake things up as IDW's Transformers line will see some changes with the introduction of two new ongoing titles: Transformers: Lost Light and the first-ever ongoing Optimus Prim eseries.
Transformers: Lost Light will continue the fan-favorite adventures told by More Than Meets the Eye writer James Roberts,joined on art by Jack Lawrence (Doctor Who Adventures). Beginning in December, this new series will take Rodimus and the crew of the starship Lost Light into the farthest reaches of the universe, searching for the long-lost Knights of Cybertron.
Next, John Barber, who recently exited his post as IDW's Hasbro Group Editor, won't be straying too far from his IDW roots as he tackles Optimus Prime, the first solo series to star the eponymous Autobot. John will be joined by artist Kei Zama (Scarlett Witch). Optimus Prime has declared Earth to be under his protection—and this November, he'll have to face the consequences.
All those titles will join the currently running Transformers: Till All Are One, Micronauts, and upcoming ROM, which will each continue on, their storylines now converging with this newly established universe as their backdrop.