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Transformers and G.I. Joe Collide in First Strike

A look into the IDW Publishing comic book First Strike.

Mairghread Scott and David Rodriguez lay down the groundwork behind the ultimate battle between man and machine. The story of “First Strike” dives into the lore of Transformers and G.I. Joe as heroes and villains from both sides wages war. Optimus Prime and the Autobots fight off the deadly forces of Cobra Command and Baron Ironblood.

Scott tells Newsarama the very core of the entire story line and how it affects the world of the Joes and Transformers.

“Well, the Joes very recently learned that their founder and Scarlett’s mentor Joe Colton has been masquerading as Baron Ironblood. He’s convinced only he can stop the influx of alien visitors to Earth and has recruited some nefarious allies to help him. when Scarlett witnesses the attack on Cybertron, she realizes that no one there will be equipped to handle Joe Colton and that only she can really understand him well enough to counter him. She’ll have to assemble not only the Joes but a strike force that includes Transformers and members of M.A.S.K. to find a way to Cybertron and stop Colton before it’s too late.”

First Strike is an ongoing series set to have numerous chapters. Comic book fans will run to collect these issues upon release to unearth the fate of Earth and Cybertron. Sacrifices will be made on both ends to ensure a possibility of survival against the Cobra Command. The heroes must adapt and prepare for the tactical prowess of Baron Ironblood and all who follow his movement.

Scott continues to tell Newsarama what obstacles Scarlett and the other heroes will face as the war for the planets kicks off in this action packed drama.

“The villains are utilizing M.A.S.K. technology to help themselves infiltrate Cybertron, so Scarlett will be recruiting some members of M.A.S.K. to her team. Storm Shadow has also enhanced the Red Shadow Ninjas with Dire Wraith biology, which without giving too much away causes some interesting complications once the Solstar Order from ROM’s book detects a Dire Wraith infestation on Cybertron.”

Max Dunbar creates a massive world of color and action through stylized artwork. Colossal titans of metal and machinery shine before the human race. Bright colors capture the eye as the movement in the panels pushes the story forward. Be the first to see the Autobots and the Joes work together to take down a powerful enemy unlike anything they ever seen before.

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