Transformers: Lost Light

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Transformers: Lost Light
Cover of the Volume 1 trade paperback (October 25, 2017). Art by Jack Lawrence, colors by Joana Lafuente.
Publication information
Publisher IDW Publishing
Schedule Monthly
Format Ongoing series
Genre Action
Publication date December 2016
No. of issues 22
Creative team
Written by James Roberts
Artist(s) Jack Lawrence
Priscilla Tramontano
Alex Milne
Sara Pitre-Durocher
Brendan Cahill
E. J. Su
Letterer(s) Tom B. Long
Colorist(s) Joana Lafuente
Editor(s) Carlos Guzman
David Mariotte
Collected editions
Volume 1 ISBN 978-1631409929
Volume 2 ISBN 978-1684051489
Volume 3 ISBN 978-1684053315
Volume 4 ISBN 978-1684054107

Transformers: Lost Light is an American science fiction / action-adventure comic book written by James Roberts and published by IDW Publishing, taking place in their Transformers universe. Lost Light acts as a sequel to The Transformers: More than Meets the Eye which was published from 2012 to 2016, also written by Roberts. Following the "Revolution" event which integrated numerous of Hasbro's franchises into the Hasbro Comic Book Universe, including Transformers, More than Meets the Eye ended with #57 and was continued with Lost Light in December 2016.

The story focuses on Rodimus and his crew attempting to find the Knights of Cybertron. After having been stranded on Necroworld by Getaway, the crew of the Lost Light attempt to return to Cybertron to gain access to another ship, only to realize that they've been transported into an alternate universe.

The comic book series has received a positive response from critics as did More than Meets the Eye.

Plot[edit]

Production and publication[edit]

Following the "Revolution" event, it was announced that The Transformers: More than Meets the Eye would be ending with issue #57 and be followed by Transformers: Lost Light, which serves as "season three" of the story.[1] As with MTMTE, James Roberts serves as the writer of Transformers: Lost Light, with art by Jack Lawrence.[2][3]

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Critical response[edit]

Commercial performance[edit]

Transformers: Lost Light #1 debuted at number 176 on Diamond Comic Distributors best-selling comics ranking for December 2016, with 11,342 copies distributed, being the ninth best-selling comic of IDW Publishing in that month.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sims, Chris (July 29, 2016). "The End Of 'Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye'". ComicsAlliance. Archived from the original on January 4, 2018. Retrieved January 4, 2018. 
  2. ^ Johnston, Rich (July 21, 2016). "A New Optimus Prime Ongoing Comic Series From IDW Announced At San Diego Comic-Con". Bleeding Cool. Archived from the original on January 4, 2018. Retrieved January 4, 2018. 
  3. ^ Sims, Chris (July 21, 2016). "Barber, Roberts and Scott on Post-'Revolution' Transformers". ComicsAlliance. Archived from the original on January 4, 2018. Retrieved January 4, 2018. 
  4. ^ "December 2016 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops". Comichron. Archived from the original on January 4, 2018. Retrieved January 4, 2018.