G.I. Joe, M.A.S.K. And Transformers Launch Hasbro Comics Crossover In August, First Strike From IDW

Posted by May 24, 2017 Comment

Was First Strike announced by IDW at the Diamond Summit in Chicago? The jury is still out. But IDW did tell CBR that it had been ahead of their presentation, so that’s as good as.

And thanks to Diamond’s listings, we can see details of the series, two issues in August, and how other Hasbro titles will prepare to crossover.

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First Strike #1 by Mairghread Scott, David Rodriguez and Max Dunbar

A Hasbro comic book event! As Earth joins the intergalactic community, a massive explosion threatens the peace! A new COBRA-led by the worst villains to ever tangle with G.I. Joe, M.A.S.K., and the

Transformers-is invading Cybertron and only Scarlett, Optimus Prime, G.I. Joe and the Autobots can save two worlds!”
*    The Hasbro comic book event of 2017 is here!
*    A perfect jumping on point for readers new and old!
*    An all-new explosive chapter in the Hasbro comic book line! Literally! There are explosions!

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First Strike #1 by Mairghread Scott, David Rodriguez and Max Dunbar

Attack on Cybertron! COBRA’s first strike is causing chaos, confusion, and a high Transformer body count! It’s up to G.I. Joe and their Autobot and M.A.S.K. allies to stop the invasion-if they can get off Earth!
*    The Hasbro Universe crossover event of 2017 is here!
*    Aliens! Robots! Ninjas! Lasers! Fast cars! Jokes! This one’s got it all!
*    “The speed of Fast and the Furious! The military action of Rambo! The giant robots punching other giant robots of everything awesome ever! I love it!”- David Mariotte (Hanazuki, Hasbro Heroes Sourcebook)

And everything is preparing to crossover…

MICRONAUTS WRATH OF KARZA #5 (OF 5)
(W) Cullen Bunn, Jimmy Johnston (A) Andrew Griffith
The final chapter! Baron Karza has conquered Earth! Only the Micronauts and the Transformers stand against him! Little do they know that a new enemy-a much more dangerous enemy-will rise to challenge friend and foe alike! And one hero makes the ultimate sacrifice!
* Don’t miss the cover by Ominous Press creator, Bart Sears, part of our Bart Sears cover month!
* The death-defying finale before the epic crossover First Strike!

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ROM #14
(W) Chris Ryall, Christos Gage (A) David Messina & Various
“Long Roads to Ruin” finale! Is this the last issue of Rom? Yes… and no! First Strike is upon us and out of that momentous event, a new Rom will arise! But before that, the fate of the Knights of the Solstar Order!
* On the road to First Strike!
* Final issue. Wait… what?! The portentous answers lay within!

OPTIMUS PRIME #10
(W) John Barber (A) Kei Zama, Livio Ramondelli
THE RETURN OF GALVATRON THE BARBARIAN! When Optimus Prime of Alpha Trion, the ancient sage reveals a tale of Cybertron’s earliest days, when the original Thirteen Primes united the world. Optimus Prime meets with Alpha Trion, the ancient sage, who reveals a tale of Cybertron’s earliest days, when the original Thirteen Primes united the world.
* Leads directly into this month’s First Strike event!

GI JOE (2016) #9
(W) Aubrey Sitterson (A) Giannis Milonogiannis
It all comes to a head for G.I. Joe! Can Roadblock and his team escape the underground in time? And is Scarlett prepared for all hell to break loose?
* Don’t miss the cover by Ominous Press creator, Bart Sears, part of our Bart Sears cover month!
* The pulse-pounding final issue before this month’s First Strike crossover!

Although some crossovers haven’t even finished yet!

ROM VS TRANSFORMERS SHINING ARMOR #2
(W) John Barber, Christos Gage (A/CA) Alex Milne
Starscream forges an unholy pact with the Dire Wraiths-and Bumblebee and Ultra Magnus are hot on his trail. Unfortunately for them, Rom and the Solstar Knights don’t know the difference between Autobots and Decepticons-and they’re ready to fight all comers!
* An all-star lineup of Christos Gage (Rom), John Barber (Optimus Prime), and Alex Milne (More Than Meets the Eye) tell the never-before-revealed secret history of Rom and the Transformers!
* Don’t miss the cover by Ominous Press creator, Bart Sears, part of our Bart Sears cover month!

And some just keep on keeping on…

TRANSFORMERS LOST LIGHT #9
(W) James Roberts (A) Priscilla Tramontano
All sides converge on Troja Major as the race to unlock the secrets of a unique Cybertronian reaches its desperate, violent conclusion. As old secrets are revealed, Nautica must pay the ultimate price-by resorting to the ultimate currency.

GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #243
(W) Larry Hama (A/CA) S. L. Gallant
When the opposing forces of good and evil clash, the stakes are at their highest and danger is at its greatest! It’s winner take all-but when the smoke clears, who will rise victorious?

(Last Updated May 24, 2017 4:44 am )