IDW Publishing has released their publishing plans for March 2016. Three floppies and two trades are coming that month. This month IDW introduces their "Deviations" event one-shots were they propose alternative histories on their various media based lines. For Transformers, their what if is what if Optimus Prime didn't die in Transformers: The Movie and was around to confront Unicron? For the full details of IDW's other books including GI Joe, Star Trek, and more click here.
Brandon Easton (w) • Priscilla Tramontano (a) • Marcelo Matere (c)
In a World... Where OPTIMUS PRIME Never Died! One would stand and one would fall... and we all know OPTIMUS PRIME fell. But how would history have played out if he hadn't? Would the AUTOBOTS have still stood triumphant in their darkest hour... or would UNICRON have reigned supreme?!
FC • 40 pages • $4.99
John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a & c)
"ALL HAIL OPTIMUS," part 2! OPTIMUS PRIME is here to save the Earth -- whether the Earth wants saving or not. A hostile world reacts the AUTOBOTS' incursion, as GALVATRON gathers his forces. But is OPTIMUS alone in his head...?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
James Roberts (w) • Alex Milne (a & c)
"If you want to break someone -- mentally, physically, emotionally -- wait until they're happy. Let them live and love and thrive. Once they recognize the value of a life well lived... THAT'S when you move in for the kill. Because you can't take anything from someone who has nothing to lose." --Tarn
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
John Barber (w) • Livio Ramondelli, Andrew Griffith (a) • Andrew Griffith (c)
The COMBINER WARS are over, and OPTIMUS PRIME faces the aftermath. Meanwhile, ARCEE confronts GALVATRON; SOUNDWAVE and COSMOS come face to face; TRACKS and NEEDLENOSE meet up again; and JETFIRE and KUP lead a team to investigate the mysterious ONYX system. Collects issues #42–45.
TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-585-3
Chris Sarracini, Simon Furman (w) • James Raiz, Pat Lee, Guido Guidi, Don Figueroa (a) • Guido Guidi (c)
The DECEPTICONS, feeding off the energy of captured Mini-Cons, are about to begin a hostile takeover of the TRANSFORMERS' home planet, CYBERTRON. Do OPTIMUS PRIME and the heroic AUTOBOTS stand a chance of defending the planet against these super-powered villains? And will the Mini-Cons ever get their freedom back? The action is so explosive that the shockwaves will shake not only CYBERTRON but even planet Earth right down to the core. All 18 issues of Transformers: Armada are collected in this omnibus.
TPB • FC • $29.99 • 416 pages • 6" x 9" • ISBN: 978-1-63140-563-1