Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Death of Optimus Prime Preview

Tomorrow will bring Transformers: The Death of Optimus Prime that "celebrates" the 125th issue in IDW's continuity. It has been hinted for months now that this is the literal death of Prime which acts as an epilogue to previous IDW continuity and prologue to the new direction on Cybertron with the launch in January of Transformers: Robots in Disguise and Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye series. Of course being comics, death is rarely permanent and "death" is not always literal. Click here for the first 7 pages that due little to clear up where this story will go by issue's end.

Transformers: The Death of Optimus Prime
John Barber, James Roberts (w) • Nick Roche (a) • Nick Roche, Photo Cover (c)
Celebrating 125 issues of IDW’s Transformers! After Chaos, Optimus Prime's fate was shrouded in mystery. Was he truly gone or could there be a way he had emerged unscathed? Now, Optimus sits in contemplation, in a place he does not recognize as home. And with the cost of the battle finally taking its brutal toll, does Optimus Prime even have the will to carry on? CHAOS changed everything, and Transformers #125 sets a new direction for the Autobot leader…
• 2 regular covers will be shipped in a 4-to-1 ratio (4 Photo, 1 Nick Roche)
• FC • 32 pages • $3.99


  1. not to be a troll but its not a surprise. He's died plenty of times.

  2. You don't see bumblebee die a lot. They should give him an epic story so he could die. that sounded weird

  3. IDW has done an awesome job with the series. Its tough to imagine a comic without the artists or writers that have been behind it for years. But 125 issues!? That is a milestone! I hope this new saga will be an eye catcher for fans who haven't read a TF comic recently. And always keep us on our toes.


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