Today will brings Transformers: Autocracy #6 for online download. The issue continues to tell the events that lead to the rise of Optimus Prime, the end of Zeta Prime's corrupt leadership and the true launch of the civil war that devastates Cybertron. A preview can be found here.
In addition, May 5th brings Free Comic Book Day to your local retailer with most of the comic book publishers offering samples of the wares on that day. That includes IDW and Transformers with Transformers #80.5 that summaries the previous 80 issues of Marvel's classic Generation One run that help lay a lot of the foundation for the continuity, characters and story ideas that have fueled the many different iterations of Transformers over the years. Click here for a couple page preview of 80.5.
Transformers: Autocracy #6
Chris Metzen, Flint Dille (w) Livio Ramondelli (a)
12 CHAPTER DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE SERIES! ZETA PRIME MAKES HIS MOVE! When the Autobot leader strikes out, ORION PAX--the future Optimus Prime--witnesses scenes of devastation beyond his wildest imagination! Will Pax be changed? Or will he fall?
Simon Furman (w); Andrew Wildman (p), Stephen Baskerville (i); Wildman (c)
The wait is over--after a 20-year hiatus, IDW proudly returns to the original TRANSFORMERS comic book universe, picking up right where 1991's TRANSFORMERS #80 left off! Optimus Prime, Grimlock, Kup, Hot Rod and all your favorite Generation One TRANSFORMERS characters charge into the future as fan-favorite writer Simon Furman and legendary Transformers artist Andrew Wildman present TRANSFORMERS #80.5! Reflecting back on the dizzying highs and the terrifying lows of the original run of Transformers comics, Optimus Prime watches over a Cybertron that hasn't faced Megatron for decades. But that peace shudders to an end, as we dive headlong into July's TRANSFORMERS #81!
Because the Fans demanded it! Thousands of TRANSFORMERS fans signed petitions urging us to make this book--and IDW listened!