IDW is expanding the scope of its Transformers line. The publisher has announced a new miniseries titled Transformers: Escape. The story will change things up, focusing on a handful of Autobots as they scramble to save innocent bystanders from the war for Cybertronian.
The series is written by Brian Ruckley, who has been the architect of IDW’s Transformers books since 2019. It is illustrated by Bethany McGuire-Smith. The series will run for five issues.
Here is the description for Transformers: Escape.
“As Cybertron descends into a state of war, countless civilians — unaligned with the Autobots, Decepticons, or any faction — are caught in the crossfire. Fortunately, a solution may be coming, as Wheeljack, Hound, Nautica, and some of Cybertron’s greatest (and most infamous) scientists seek to reactivate the Ark program and evacuate the planet with huge spaceships. On the verge of war, will their efforts be enough to escape?”
“Escape’s a cocktail of what I love most about Transformers, with some of my favorite characters and a few surprise guest stars caught up in a pretty epic escalation,” Ruckley said. “I’ve always thought it would be a pretty terrifying, bewildering experience for aliens – non-Cybertronians – to be caught between warring factions of big transforming robots. We’re exploring the question: Who are the most dangerous Cybertronians of all?”
“I’m excited to be working on this awesome chapter in the Transformers storyline,” says McGuire-Smith. “From the perspective of Hound and Wheeljack, we will see what matters most when so many lives are on the line… and whom they can really trust as multiple threats rise.”
“From the launch in 2019, the Transformers universe that’s unfolded in the ongoing series and in Transformers: Galaxies has been about showing Cybertronians from exciting new perspectives,” said editor David Mariotte. “That’s why we’re thrilled to have Brian Ruckley and Beth McGuire-Smith reuniting to dig into the lives of faces both new and familiar as war breaks out and how they respond to the other inhabitants of Cybertron.”
This is just one of many projects fans of the franchise can look forward to. Netflix recently launched its Transformers: War for Cybertron trilogy, with two more installments on the way. Paramount Pictures is also developing several movies, including a live-action Best Wars spin-off, a Bumblebee sequel and an animated feature from Toy Story 4 director Josh Cooley.
Transformers: Escape arrives in December.