The Energon Universe Continues With the Next Chapter in the Story April 2024
"Emotional, heart-wrenching, action-packed, somber and exciting all at once... A blend of pure greatness that continues to prove this take is more than meets the eye. - AIPT Comics
"TRANSFORMERS continues to wow with one jaw-dropping issue after another. The series has lived up to the hype and more." - Lotusland Comics
Today Skybound and Image Comics, in collaboration with leading toy and game company Hasbro, revealed that Eisner Award-nominated artist Jorge Corona (Middlewest) will join Daniel Warren Johnson’s TRANSFORMERS as series artist, for the second story arc. The next arc of the smash hit series kicks off with issue #7, which will be available on shelves in comic book shops April 10, 2024.
TRANSFORMERS #7 will continue the Energon Universe and the all-new era of the iconic TRANSFORMERS franchise from writer (and current series artist) Daniel Warren Johnson (Extremity, Do a Powerbomb) and colorist Mike Spicer (Stillwater, Murder Falcon). Following what promises to be an epic end to the first story arc with the upcoming TRANSFORMERS #5 and #6, Jorge Corona joins to begin the Energon Universe story that will have everyone talking.
“It’s a rare breed of artist that can naturally bring an organic quality to things that are inherently mechanical, and Jorge is one of those chosen few,” said Daniel Warren Johnson. “Prepare your eyes for a feast of brawn and beauty, my friends. This man draws a mean looking Soundwave. KA BAM!”
“It started with a ‘Do you want to work on a book with Daniel Warren Johnson?’ and just in case that wasn't a deafening ‘YES,’ they added: ‘It's for the TRANSFORMERS book,’” said Jorge Corona. “Growing up with TRANSFORMERS and its many iterations expanded in many ways what a cartoon could do for me. Even though it had the classic good vs. evil premise, it also added malleability to what the characters could do in that world. Betrayals, regrets, self-doubts, were all emotions that drove these characters and it added a complexity that I wasn't familiar with in other shows. Fast forward to 30 years later and here I am seeing Daniel's take on the franchise, rooted in his love for the original Generation One version, and it's like reliving those childhood memories multiplied by a thousand. I am very honored and humbled to be a part of this project and cannot wait to share all of the craziness that's coming up in the book.”
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 the launch of Duke #1, a limited series from Joshua Williamson (DC’s Superman, Dark Ride), Tom Reilly (The Thing) and Jordie Bellaire (W0rldtr33). Next up for the Energon Universe is the launch of Cobra Commander #1 later this month from Joshua Williamson, Andrea Milana and Annalisa Leoni. 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.
TRANSFORMERS #7 (SRP: $3.99) will be available at comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, April 10, 2024.