Wednesday is the kick off of a new Transformers series from IDW. Transformers: Regeneration was teased with a Free Comic Book day release back in May to catch people up on the events of the Marvel series when it ended over 20 years age with a reformatted Cybertron and end of the war. Transformers: Regeneration #81 starts the Marvel U version of Transformers once again with a 21 year leap forward as it explorers the problems Transformers still face in a time of peace. This is almost an alternate universe take on G1 characters as the cartoons and movies were used as guide posts but not as established continuity when telling those stories back in the 80s.
This might seem familiar as IDW's TF: Robots in Disguise also explores this theme but there are at least a few surface differences. In most cases, The main one is this is the more pure G1 take on the characters with 81 issues of back story to cull from. Also where RID explores the beginning of a new government on a planet that has to be essentially rebuilt from scratch, this one has it starting up after most of those birthing pains are done. Not yet sure if worth adding but since decades long Transformers writer Simon Furman is at the helm, the result should be an entertaining read. A preview of the first 8 pages of the issue can be found here.
Transformers: Regeneration One #81
Simon Furman (w) • Andrew Wildman & Stephen askerville (a) • Wildman, Guido Guidi (c)
The TRANSFORMERS comic that began it all—is back. With a vengeance! 21 years have passed since CYBERTRON was restored to its former glory, and finally there is peace. But, after millions of years of bitter civil war, can all ever truly be one? In a conflict this primal, this epic and far-reaching… There are always “Loose Ends”!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99