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LOS ANGELES 05/09/2024 — Today Skybound and Image Comics, in collaboration with leading toy and game company Hasbro, revealed interior pages and variant cover art for TRANSFORMERS #9, from writer Daniel Warren Johnson (ExtremityDo a Powerbomb), artist Jorge Corona (Middlewest), and colorist Mike Spicer (Stillwater, Murder Falcon). The next chapter of the tentpole Energon Universe story will be available on shelves in comic book shops June 12, 2024.  

The wars on Cybertron and Earth converge in ways the Autobots and Decepticons never expected…  

In addition to the main cover by Daniel Warren Johnson and Mike Spicer, the stacked list of variant covers for TRANSFORMERS #8 includes a cover B by new series artist Jorge Corona & Spicer, a 1:10 incentive variant continuing the connecting cover series by Karen S. Darboe (Bloodline: Daughter of Blade)a 1:25 incentive variant by artist Jonathan Wayshak (Call of Duty: Zombies)and a 1:50 incentive variant by David Baldeón (Dead X-Men) and Rex Lokus (Batman Incorporated).  

The Energon Universe officially began with the surprise first appearance of iconic TRANSFORMERS character Jetfire in Void Rivals from writer Robert Kirkman (Invincible, The Walking Dead), artist Lorenzo De Felici (Kroma), and colorist Patricio Delpeche (The Sandman Universe: Nightmare Country), introducing the historic new collaboration between Hasbro and Skybound, with TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE comics finding a new home with the publisher. Then TRANSFORMERS kicked off a brand-new era for the iconic franchise. The Energon Universe further expanded with the launch of Duke, a limited series from Joshua Williamson (DC’s SupermanDark Ride), Tom Reilly (The Thing) and Jordie Bellaire (W0rldtr33) and Cobra Commander from Joshua Williamson, Andrea Milana (Impact Winter: Rook) and Annalisa Leoni (Oblivion Song)Beginning in June 2024, limited series Scarlettfrom writer Kelly Thompson (Black Widow, DC’s Birds of Prey), artist Marco Ferrari (Frontiersman), and colorist Lee Loughridge (I Hate This Place, Killadelphia) and Destrofrom writer Dan Watters (Loki, Universal Monsters: Creature from the Black Lagoon Lives!), artist Andrei Bressan (Dark Ride, Birthright), and colorist Adriano Lucas (Dark Ride, Birthright) will round out the lineup of action-packed G.I. JOE miniseries that introduce the iconic characters of the G.I. JOE and Cobra factions to the Energon Universe. 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 #9 (Lunar Codes Below | $3.99) will be available at comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, June 12, 2024. 

The full list of variant covers is below: 

  • TRANSFORMERS #9 Cover A by Daniel Warren Johnson & Mike Spicer (Lunar Code 0424IM340) 
  • TRANSFORMERS #9 Cover B by Jorge Corona & Mike Spicer (Lunar Code 0424IM341) 
  • TRANSFORMERS #9 Cover C (1:10 Copy Incentive) (Connecting) by Karen S. Darboe (Lunar Code 0424IM342) 
  • TRANSFORMERS #9 Cover D (1:25 Copy Incentive) by Jonathan Wayshak (Lunar Code 0424IM343) 
  • TRANSFORMERS #9 Cover E (1:50 Copy Incentive) by David Baldeón (Lunar Code 0424IM344) 

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