Revolution will see Hasbro brands meet in a "complex and dynamic world where all manner of conflicts and team-ups can and will exist."

IDW to unite the worlds of Transformers, G.I. Joe, Action Man and M.A.S.K in new comic series

IDW Publishing is uniting a range of Hasbro properties in a new comic book crossover series called Revolution.

The worlds of Transformers, G.I. Joe, Micronauts, Rom, Action Man and M.A.S.K will collide in the the bi-weekly five-issue event series which launches in September. 

“The Revolution series builds out of a detail that was introduced in IDW’s first-ever issue of Transformers in 2005,” said IDW’s chief creative officer, Chris Ryall.

“We’ve been working toward a full-fledged universe for some time and it’s great fun to be able to finally bring it to vivid life, especially since it allows us to give the world new titles like the very-requested M.A.S.K., as well as some exciting new books still to be announced.”

Michael Kelly, head of global publishing at Hasbro, added: “We’ve done plenty of crossovers in the past but nothing near this scope or scale. Our heroes, whether they are from Earth or from distant reaches of the galaxy, all have one thing in common: their powers and abilities are based primarily on technology. We have been able to use this fact to build a natural and believable link between all of these disparate characters. The result is a complex and dynamic world where all manner of conflicts and team-ups can and will exist.

"If you are a fan of Hasbro’s brands, your time is now.”

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