Transformers Comics!

Yes a bit of a break from the regular (ok its never regular) miniatures updates (where I’m currently swamped with rats at present) to take some time to highlight the recent Humble Bundle for Transformers comics! They’ve got a massive sale on which includes almost all of the main IDW published series timeline that they’ve published over the years. However the Comixology pages list a lot more comics spread out over classic eras and the Bay films and other TV tie-ins and it makes rather tricky reading to work out what is missing, what you do get and what you don’t get. So I sat down and worked it all out.

I’ve also not been alone and another (far more dedicated) fan has also produced a reading order for the entire series. My own list is more of a purchase advice list and aims to show what is and isn’t included as well as roughly what fits into which block.

So if you’re new or want a refresher I recommend you to read the following two websites which both list suggested reading orders for the series (the first also contains links to comixology for the missing issues – just like my own does below).

Bundle Reading Guide
Overall Transformers reading(publication) guide

Note all comics listed below with a * beside them are included in the Humble Bundle found here Humble Bundle IDW Transformer Bundle!

Classic/Original series
Transformers Classics: UK
Transformers: Classics Originally published by Marvel Comics as THE TRANSFORMERS
Transformers: 30th Anniversary Collection Note appears to collect a random selection of issues from various series. Unsure if all collected are still present on comixology – might have things which are not (I can’t verify)
Transformers: Best of UK – Prey Based on the description I assume this is from the Classics UK range and would be included within that (anyone able to confirm?)
Transformers: Best of UK – City of Fear Based on the description I assume this is from the Classics UK range and would be included within that (anyone able to confirm?)

IDW Main timeline series
*Transformers: Autocracy Trilogy Collects the Autocracy, Monstrosity, and Primacy series.
*Transformers: Monstrosity
*Transformers: Primacy
*Transformers: All Hail Megatron
*Transformers: Dark Cybertron
*Transformers: Heart of Darkness NOTE included in Transformers Vol 4 Heart of Darkness (also part of Humble Bundle Deal)
*Transformers: Maximum Dinobots
*Transformers: Megatron Origin
*Transformers: Infiltration
*Transformers: Ironhide
*Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye (2011-2016)
*Transformers: Escalation
*Transformers: Devastation
*Transformers: Stormbringer
*Optimus Prime Note Volume 5 not included, but the issues and Annual that comprise it are included in the Bundle
*Transformers: Lost Light Volume 4 not included, instead the individual issues are included in the bundle
*First Strike Both Transformers/G.I. Joe: First Strike and Champions collected editions are included in the bundle
*Transformers: Drift Origins and Empires Includes Spotlight: Drift, Drift #1–4 and rift: Empire of Stone
*Transformers: Drift: Empire of Stone Included in Origins and Empires (above)
*Transformers: Titans Return
*Transformers: Redemption of the Dinobots Includes Punishment, Redemption and Salvation
*Transformers: Punishment Included in Redeption of the Dinobots
*Transformers: Redemption Included in Redeption of the Dinobots
*Transformers: Salvation Included in Redeption of the Dinobots
*Transformers: Unicron All issues included individually (at time of bundle the Collected edition is not yet released)
*Transformers vs. The Visionaries
*Transformers: Historia
*Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers
*Transformers: Requiem of the Wreckers
*Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers
*Transformers: Robots In Disguise (2011-2016)
*Transformers: Till All Are One
*Transformers: Combiner Wars
*Windblade The Last City Includes both windblade series below
*Transformers: Windblade (2015) Included in Last City
*Transformers: Windblade Included in Last City

*Revolution: Transformers includes More Than Meets The Eye, and Till All Are One Revolution One-Shots plus the 2015 Holiday Special
*Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye: Revolution Included in Revolution Transformers
*Transformers: Till All Are One: Revolution Included in Revolution Transformers
*Transformers: Revolution #1Included in Revolution Transformers

Note far as I can tell “heroes” and Road to Revolution are not included – anyone else able to confirm
Revolution: The Road to Revolution 100-Page Special
Revolution: Heroes

NOT included in the bundle standard era
Transformers: Death of Optimus Prime Note might be part of an included collected edition – Unsure
Rom vs. Transformers: Shining Armor
Action Man Vol. 1 Part of Revolution series
Transformers: Combiner Hunters Special
Transformers: Evolution – Hearts Of Steel
Transformers: Infestation
Transformers: Infestation 2
Transformers: Regeneration One
Transformers vs. G.I. Joe
Transformers vs. G.I. Joe: Tyrants Rise, Heroes Are Born
Transformers: Bumblebee
Transformers: Bumblebee—Win If You Dare
Transformers: Bumblebee: Go for the Gold!

IDW A Bold new Era

“Bay” Movie tie-ines
Transformers 3 Movie Prequel
Transformers 3 Movie Adaptation
Transformers: Alliance – The Revenge of the Fallen Prequel
Transformers: Bumblebee Movie Prequel
Transformers: Defiance – The Revenge of the Fallen Movie Prequel
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Movie Adaptation
Transformers: The Offical Movie Adaptation
Transformers: The Official Movie Adaptation Prequel
Transformers: Nefarious
Transformers: Sector 7
Transformers: Rising Storm
Transformers: Reign of Starscream
Transformers: Tales of the Fallen

New Animated series
Transformers Animated
Transformers Animated – ‘Bots of Science
Transformers Animated – The Arrival
Transformers: Allspark Almanac
Transformers: Robots In Disguise Animated (2015-2016)

Transformers Prime Series (ties both Fall of Cybertron game and Prime TV show)
Transformers: Prime
Transformers: Prime – The Orion Pax Saga
Transformers: Prime – Rage of the Dinobots
Transformers: Prime – Beast Hunters

Transformers: Art of Fall of Cybertron
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron
Transformers: The Cover Collection
Star Trek vs. Transformers

Note far as I can find the Beastwars tie-in comics by IDW are not on Comixology unless they are hidden away under some obscure listing title.