The Transformers Spotlight: Cyclonus was released today, and marked the start of the Revelation arc from IDW. For anyone who isn’t sure of picking up the issue, IGN have a 5 page preview and both the covers for you to sample the quality.
The issue is written by Simon Furman with art by E. J. Su and picks up from the events of Transformers Devastation.
As well as Titan’s Transformers (UK) #13 out this week, IDW have lots and lots of comics coming to entertain fans. In total, there are 5 Transformers related products, with stuff for the IDW Transformers continuity, the live action movie, Transformers: Animated and Beast Wars.
Starting off with the main IDW continuity, we’re getting The Transformers Spotlight: Cyclonus (Revelations Part One), which follows on from Transformers: Devastation, and The Transformers Spotlight: Wheelie, the fifth independent Spotlight issue of 2008 (which will make you love the character).
Transformers Animated, Vol. 3 continues the Animated cartoon in comic form, again using scans from the animation to produce the art.
Transformers Movie Prequel Special is a reprint of the two Target exclusive comics, one that were given out in theaters in the USA and one as an extra for Transformers on DVD at Target Stores (as well as Play.com in the UK).
Finally, Transformers Beast Wars Sourcebook TPB collects together the 4 individual sourcebooks and fixes many of the errors and omissions.
As a bonus, Chris Ryall has posted the final two covers for Spotlight Cyclonus and the one for Spotlight Wheelie. All comics are out on 18th June.
With the release of The Transformers Spotlight: Cyclonus this week, Simon Furman has provided details on what goes on in the issue, and provides some questions to how this first part of the Revelation Saga fits in within the continuity.
But, as well as being part 1 of 4, it’s also a Spotlight, and the character focus falls, first and foremost, on Cyclonus. But who is IDW/TF-verse Cyclonus? Given the recent IDW reinvention of Galvatron (in Spotlight Galvatron) it can’t be the animated movie version (as there’s no Unicron)