Transformers Apocalypse Comics Exclusive Variant Covers (IDW Publishing)

As of late I’ve been thinking what are some of my favorite IDW Publishing Transformers comic covers and my mind seems to always float to a few released by the now deceased Apocalypse Comics store.  I’m not clear on why this store, based out of the UK, closed down but while the wildly popular IDW Publishing Transformers: All Hail Megatron event was running in 2008-2009 we the consumer received 3 amazingly crafted and colored pieces of art work exclusively for Apocalypse Comics.  The artist behind the genious was none other than Casey Coller, then a much newer artist to the scene for IDW Publishing.  He was paired up with seasoned colorist Josh Perez and they took the grit from the originals and simply nailed it artistically.  Another cover created for the series was for the Auto Assembly 2009 Convention or Bot-con depicting a somewhat upset Grimlock concerning the lack of exposer or inclusion in the currently running Transformers: All Hail Megatron series.

Apocalypse Comics Official Facebook Site

Their official yet dated Facebook site like is below and on that page in the about section is a simple statement, “Apocalypse Comics is Dead, but I’m not!

ApocalypseComicsDead

Now flash forward a good 5-6 years and we have 2 currently running Transformers series, amazing in their own right.  One of those series named Transformers: More that Meets the Eye is where we now have a Grimlock long since missing from the days of Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers occasionally popping up in its pages.  However it’s a Grimlock that pales in comparison with past versions.  He’s been reduced to a low functioning special needs type Transformer unable to take care of himself in the most basic of ways.  So it will be interesting if his higher brain functions are ever restored.  Further more I’ll be stunned if he’ll ever join back up with his Dinobot brethren.  Now that we have been through a lot with the other 4 concerning the publications of Punishment and Redemption, it would be nice if the old team got back together.  Yes it would need to be different, possibly the All-New All-Different Dinobots that take on challenges neither the Autobots or Decepticons would choose to pursue, maybe make it an ongoing series from Mr. Barber or Mr. Roberts?

Chris Ryall’s Official Release Letter

Transformers: All Hail Megatron #1 Homage to Batman: The Killing Joker #1

  • Batman: The Killing Joker #1 art by Brian Bolland (1988)
  • Transformers: All Hail Megatron art by Casey Coller with colors by Josh Perez (2008)

Transformers Homage - Batman - The Killing Joker #1

Transformers: All Hail Megatron #12 Homage to Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #50Comic Comparison

  • Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #50 art by John Romita Sr. (1967)
  • Transformers: All Hail Megatron art by Casey Coller with colors by Josh Perez (2009)

Transformers Homage - Amazing Spider-Man #50

Transformers: All Hail Megatron #9 art by Casey Coller with colors by Josh Perez (2009)

Transformers All Hail Megatron #9 Apocalypse Comics Exclusive Cover

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