INSTRUMENTS of DESTRUCTION – Episode 039: FIRST STRIKE First Impressions
INSTRUMENTS of DESTRUCTION is Outright Geekery’s podcast dedicated to the Hasbro Comic Universe: IDW Publishing’s Hasbro line of action comics. Every week your co-hosts Gaumer, Adam, and Jules bring you news, reviews, previews and more for G.I. Joe, Transformers, ROM, Micronauts, M.A.S.K., Action Man, and the rest of the Hasbro Comic Universe. It’s INSTRUMENTS of DESTRUCTION – Episode 039: FIRST STRIKE First Impressions.
INSTRUMENTS of DESTRUCTION – Episode 039
On this week’s show:
Hasbro Investor Meeting Details
There was a Hasbro investor and media meeting, and there were plenty of fun details. Here’s the bullet points.
- All Kinds of Movies
- Micronauts Animated Series was showed off
- Boulder Media to deliver new Transformers Animated content to TV
- My Little Pony and Transformers are the leading brands at Hasbro
- China revenue is up 20% last year thanks to Transformers
- Global appetite for stories have grown. Therefore storytelling content drives Hasbro nowadays. Brands are story-led.
- Transformers: Cyberverse; Redux of Transformers G1 with Chapter 1 (Season 1) releasing in 2018 and Chapter 2 releasing in 2019
- Transformers: Cyberverse will focus on characters. The series will be available via TV and Online
- Older audience will receive the continuation of the Machinima series. Titans Return will be the next chapter. Voice talent from the 1986 feature film will return.
- Hasbro confirmed that the new animated movie is based on the current Movieverse
Writer: John Barber
Artist: Fico Ossio
Cover: Robert Atkins
M.A.S.K. vs. ATOMIC MAN! The Revolutionaries team with MATT TRAKKER and the M.A.S.K. team to find Mike Power—a.k.a. ATOMIC MAN—the long-lost member of the G.I. JOE ADVENTURE TEAM. The bizarre history of this tragic hero leads to the truth behind “Project Ice Man”—and the return of another classic G.I. JOE hero!
- Variant cover by Pierre Droal!
Transformers: Lost Light #8
THE HUNT IS ON! Ever lost something and spent forever looking for it? Try visiting Troja Major, the lost property capital of the universe. Just bear in mind that it’s better known by another name: the Howling Town. And the Autobots are about to find out why.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
- Don’t miss the Megatron cover by Mondo artist Tom Whalen, part of our Tom Whalen Cover Month!
- Variant cover by Alex Milne!
Hasbro Heroes Sourcebook #2
Writers: John Barber & various
Artists: Robert Atkins & various
Cover Artist: Fico Ossio
If you’re new to the Hasbro Universe or a long-time fan, this book is for you! Featuring a veritable TON of bios on your favorite characters, from E to O, plus papercraft projects, a map of Metrotitan, the current base of Optimus Prime, and an exclusive story featuring Kup and Bryce Chan’s adventures in London!
FC • 48 pages • $4.99
- Written by today’s top Hasbro U talent including John Barber, Aubrey Sitterson, Chris Ryall, David Mariotte, Brandon Easton, Cullen Bunn, Mairghread Scott, and Jimmy Johnston.
- Art by some of today’s top Hasbro Universe artists including Robert Atkins, Guido Guidi, Simon Gough, Marcelo Ferreira, Fico Ossio, and Jack Lawrence!
- Exclusive paper-crafts, posters and stories in every issue!
- Variant cover by Marcelo Borstelmann!
Transformers: Till All Are One #12
Writer: Mairghread Scott
Artist: Sara Pitre-Durocher
Cover Artist: Sara Pitre-Durocher
Starscream makes his most desperate move yet in order to protect himself from Elita One’s rising power. But for once the master of manipulation’s only choice is to make himself helpless to another. Good thing no one’s got a grudge against Starscream, right?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
- Leading into next month’s major crossover event!
- Variant cover by ZEROB!
The Other Thing
In this week’s The Other Thing segment we not only review the craziness that was First Strike #1, but we run down the tie-ins, the event moving forward, and what we thing is coming down the pipe in future issues.
Baron Ironblood, who is really General Joe Colton, sees the Cybertronian threat as something that must be met with force, not diplomacy, and attack Cybertron in epic fashion.
The rise of the new and improved Cobra will bring G.I. Joe to Cybertron in force. Starscream is not going to like that.
We’ll also discuss just how this whole thing is going to wrap up. The most likely scenario is simply beating the villain, but will we see a twist? And who will die?
Micronauts: First Strike #1 – ROM and the Micronauts stay on Earth while every thing else is going on across the galaxy on Cybertron. Seems like more of a #0 issue to build to the new series.
G.I. JOE: First Strike #1 – G.I. Joe teams with M.A.S.K. to take down some remnants of V.E.N.O.M., again, on Earth away from the main story. Again, just seems like a #0 issue.
Optimus Prime: First Strike #1 – Revolutionaries team-up with Optimus and Arcee, but, and again, it seems to take place on Earth, away from the action on Cybertron.
We’ll discuss all we know, all we want to see, and all we may see in IDW Publishing’s latest crossover event in the Hasbro Comic Universe.
First Strike #1
Writers: Mairghread Scott & David Rodriguez
Artist: Max Dunbar
Cover Artist: Freddie E. Williams II
A Hasbro comic book event! A new era of peace is dawning as Earth formally joins the Cybertronian Council of Worlds. That is… until Baron Ironblood joins Destro, Storm Shadow and other nefarious villains in a terrorist attack on Iacon! As chaos takes hold on Cybertron, it will be left to Scarlett and the rest of G.I. Joe on Earth to discover the true purpose behind the attack before both worlds descend into all-out-war!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
- 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!
- Variant covers by Jay Fosgitt, Davide Fabbri, Leonardo Manco, and Whilce Portacio!
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