Life can feel rough when you aren’t the fastest or the bravest or the tallest Autobot, and Bumblebee’s feeling the pressure. When his brother is hurt, Bumblebee takes it upon himself to finish the mission – and prove his worth to his fellow Autobots along the way. Things get tense as ‘Bee and his human companion infiltrate a series of incredible races, hunting down dangerous foes and a devastating secret. It’s ready, set, go on this new action-packed, exciting ’80s adventure filled with laughs and thrills!
This is just the second Transformers graphic novel from IDW, following the 2010 TV show tie-in “Transformers Prime.” It also marks Sims and Bowers’s first foray into the world of Transformers, although Bowers used to cover Transformers and G.I. Joe for this very site. Ferreira previously penciled the Age of Extinction tie-in “How to Ride a Dinobot!,” as well as “Angry Birds Transformers” and “Drift – Empire of Stone” #4.
Bumblebee has previously starred in a self-titled IDW miniseries published from 2009-2010, and a 2013 “Spotlight” issue. As far as we know, Bumblebee never had a brother, so it’ll be interesting to see whether it’s an old or new character. The ’80s setting and Bumblebee’s appearance implies this will be set in a separate continuity, albeit one strongly evocative of the storyline for this year’s spin-off prequel, Bumblebee: The Movie (out December 21).
“Transformers: Bumblebee – Win If You Dare” is 72-pages long, recommended for ages 7 and up, and is due to be released September 11, 2018. In the meantime, you can read IDW’s May 2018 solicitations, including the latest Hasbro Universe comics, here.