May 24, 2018
MICS! COMICS! ACTION AND ADVENTURE! The Hasbro Universe Podcast returns with an episode stuffed to the brim with content! First, Daniel and Callum discuss the departure of Chris Ryall from IDW Publishing after 14 years. Then they jump right into the comics talk with the Optimus Prime Annual, which tells the story of Thundercracker in Starscream: The Movie, followed by a Soundwave focused chapter of The Falling in Optimus Prime #16. Out in space, the story of the Scavengers comes to close(?) with a very... strange plan from Scorponok in Lost Light #15, while back on Cybertron, the battle between Transformers and Visionaries continues in Transformers vs. Visionaries #3. Then, Rom and the Micronauts battle the forces of Baron Karza across Microspace in Rom & the Micronauts #3. And Aubrey Sitterson's run on G.I. Joe ends on a tremendous cliffhanger in Scarlett's Strike Force #3, and our hosts speculate how said cliffhanger could be resolved. And finally, The stories of Jem and the Holograms come to a close in Jem: Dimensions #4 by focusing on the best band ever: The Misfits!
0:00 - Introduction
2:21 - Chris Ryall Leaves IDW
12:42 - Optimus Prime Annual Discussion
27:28 - Optimus Prime #16 Discussion
39:51 - Lost Light #15 Discussion
54:03 - Transformers vs. Visionaries #3 Discussion
1:04:47 - Rom & the Micronauts #3 Discussion
1:19:40 - Scarlett's Strike Force #3 Discussion
1:34:36 - Jem Dimensions #4 Discussion
1:47:54 - Next Week's Comics
1:49:45 - Outroduction
Opening - Action Man Ending Theme
Ending - Universal Appeal (Jem and the Holograms)
Note: This episode was recorded back in March.