IDW’s grand crossover, Revolution has not yet begun, and already there are plans for a new team, the Revolutionaries, coming out of it. Revolution brings a new comic book universe into existence in one grand crossover that will come out of current continuity and remain a part of it. The five-issue Revolution begins September 14 and will pull characters from Transformers, G.I. Joe, plus new books Micronauts, Rom, Action Man, and M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand. Each series will also have a Revolution one-shot tie-in. The Revolution series will be co-written by Cullen Bunn (Micronauts) and John Barber (Transformers) with art by Fico Ossio (Micronauts). The tie-ins will be created by a spread of talent (see list below for details). Although the main title has yet to begin, Revolution #0 is available now in digital format for free on IDW’s website.
The Revolution will trigger the formation of a new team–and a new series–The Revolutionaries, which will begin in December. The core team will hold Action man, Blackrock and Kup from Transformers, and Mayday from G.I. Joe. Additional teammates will be drawn from these lines and others, making it possible to mix and match.
The team members seem to come from the more action-oriented side of matters, but I must admit to some desire to see a Little Pony come through sometime, if only in the background. What about you? Which characters, likely or unlikely, Hasbro or not, would you like to see?
Co-written by Chris Ryall (Onyx), Christos Gage (Marvel’s Daredevil)
Art by David Messina (Star Trek)
Written by Aubrey Sitterson (Street Fighter X G.I. JOE)
Art by Giannis Milonogiannis (Prophet)
Transformers: Till All Are One
Written by Mairghread Scott (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, TRANSFORMERS)
Art by Naoto Tsushima (TRANSFORMERS)
Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye
Written by James Roberts (TRANSFORMERS)
Art by Alex Milne (TRANSFORMERS)
Written by John Barber (Back to the Future)
Art by Andrew Griffith (TRANSFORMERS)
Written by Brandon Easton (Marvel’s Agent Carter, TRANSFORMERS: Deviations)
Art by Tony Vargas (Rot & Ruin)
Written by John Barber (TRANSFORMERS)
Art by Paolo Villanelli (G.I. JOE: SNAKE EYES)
Written by Cullen Bunn (Uncanny X-Men)
Art by Chris Panda