Y’know, it’s just about reached the point where we look forward to a new Skybound title selling out before we can buy it — because of all the gorgeous new cover artwork we get. You can see what we mean in the image gallery below, which features three variant covers for the second printing of Daniel Warren Johnson‘s Transformers #2. More Autobot and Decepticon artwork from DWJ is always a good thing, and you just might see a favorite G.I. Joe character on one of these covers! But first, the official deets on the issue from Skybound HQ…
Skybound, in collaboration with leading toy and game company Hasbro, announced today that the second issue of the smash hit Energon Universe series TRANSFORMERS will receive a second printing, featuring three new covers that spotlight favorite characters and their first appearances in the series.
Available in comic book shops on December 20, 2023, the new TRANSFORMERS #2 covers by Jason Howard will feature Soundwave, Cliffjumper, and an ode to the epic first appearance of iconic G.I. JOE character Duke—celebrating a massive moment in the shared Energon Universe.
The acclaimed new series TRANSFORMERS from writer/artist Daniel Warren Johnson (Extremity, Do a Powerbomb,DC’s Wonder Woman: Dead Earth) and colorist Mike Spicer (Stillwater, Murder Falcon), alongside Void Rivals from the iconic Oblivion Song team of Robert Kirkman (Invincible, The Walking Dead) and Lorenzo De Felici (Kroma),continues to sell out at the distributor level, with fan demand prompting subsequent printings for every issue published since each series launched.
Additional upcoming subsequent printings include Void Rivals #1-4 printings with new covers highlight each issue’s connection to TRANSFORMERS lore, with covers depicting fan-favorite characters including Jetfire, Skuxxoid, the Quintesson Prosecutor and Shockwave. Plus, a new Void Rivals #5 cover that will feature five different covers, each spotlighting a different face of the Quintesson Judge, and a new TRANSFORMERS # 1 cover feature Ratchet & Starscream. All of these covers will be available on December 13, 2023 alongside the debut of TRANSFORMERS #3.
The Energon Universe officially began in June 2023 with the surprise first appearance of iconic TRANSFORMERS character Jetfire in Void Rivals #1, introducing the historic new collaboration between Hasbro and Skybound, with TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE comics finding a new home with the publisher. The Energon Universe recently expanded with TRANSFORMERS, kicking off a brand-new era for the iconic franchise. Fans should expect can’t-miss moments from every issue of the Energon Universe, as secrets are unveiled along the path to answering the BIG questions, including #WhereIsMegatron.
TRANSFORMERS #2 Second Printing Variant Covers (Lunar Codes listed below | $3.99) will be available at comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, December 20, 2023.
The full list of covers available include:
- TRANSFORMERS #2 Second Printing Variant Cover A (ft. Duke) by Jason Howard (1023IM897)
- TRANSFORMERS #2 Second Printing Variant Cover B (ft. Soundwave) by Jason Howard (1123IM824)
- TRANSFORMERS #2 Second Printing Variant Cover C (ft. Cliffjumper) by Jason Howard (1123IM825)