It’s been done before, but IDW has announced the next big event for the series. The Death of Optimus Prime will begin in December and big changes have been promised for the comic series. It isn’t exactly clear if Optimus will indeed die, or simply change from his present form. There is also no clear word on whether they plan to bring him back at some point.
The post-series era will also see the launch of two new Transformers titles from IDW, More Than Meets The Eye and Robots in Disguise. Some of the highlights coming to the series will be the introduction of a being called a Deceptigod, described as an ultimate combiner. All the Decepticons merge into one enormous robot. Also, a new non-aligned classes of civilian Transformers will be introduced to the series.
In stores this December, IDW is proud to announce TRANSFORMERS: THE DEATH OF OPTIMUS PRIME, setting a whole new direction for the AUTOBOT leader and the TRANSFORMERS comic book universe. IDW’s CHAOS event, spanning throughout 2011, represented the closing of a chapter in TRANSFORMERS history for the comic book universe. On Earth, the AUTOBOTS learned of the treachery of their human allies–and their loyalty was pushed past the breaking point. In space–with the fate of the universe at stake–the TRANSFORMERS waged the final battle for the fate of CYBERTRON. With the end of CHAOS, the war between the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS is over.
Now the hard part begins, as the survivors must confront their future head-on. The TRANSFORMERS’ homeworld is reborn–but it’s not the safe home the AUTOBOTS had hoped for. Amidst a hostile planet–and an angry population–AUTOBOT leader OPTIMUS PRIME must try to unite the divided loyalties of his fellow TRANSFORMERS. In the process, he is forced to question whether he is the ruler a united CYBERTRON needs. IDW’s December comic, TRANSFORMERS: THE DEATH OF OPTIMUS PRIME, answers that question, once and for all.