IDW’s Hasbro Revolution Reading Order Checklist


IDW's Hasbro Revolution Reading Order Checklist

From The Transformers and G.I Joe to more recently ROM and Micronauts, publisher IDW has had a long standing relationship with Hasbro. For more than a decade they have put out some quality comics based on the classic toy lines which not only honour them, but have introduced new ideas. While the publisher has had many of the licences they’ve never done a crossover involving them – until now.

Enter Revolution, the first Hasbro comic crossover. Co-written by Cullen Bunn and John Barber and art by Fico Ossio, Revolution is a five part miniseries which brings classic Hasbro properties together for a massive story. Expect plenty of action from all of your favourite Hasbro characters including The Transformers, Action Man, ROM and others.

With all these different franchises converging, crossover events like Revolution can be confusing for new readers. Luckily, I’ve put together the Revolution Reading Order Checklist which eliminates the confusion. Not only does it give the recommended reading order, but also includes answers your burning questions, as well as creative teams and release dates.

Read on to join the Revolution!

Revolution #2 cover by Tradd Moore.

Do I Need To Read Everything?


There are a few different ways you can read Revolution depending on the how much you want to commit to this story or who your favourite characters are.

If you only want to read main story, which has all the major plot points, then read Revolution #1-5. If you want even more out of this Hasbro event then I suggest checking out the tie-ins. You don’t have to read them all if you don’t want to. Start with the ones which involve characters or creators which interest you the most and if you find that you are really enjoying them then sample the rest.

What Should I Read Before Revolution?

There isn’t anything in particular that you NEED to read before Revolution kicks off. Revolution #1 should introduce you to everything you need to know. But, if you are curious you can read some of the current Hasbro line of comics.

Series such as ROM, Micronauts and Action Man have started recent;y and should be easy to get up to speed before Revolution.

There’s also a prelude issue which you can read for free which should get you up to speed with anything you might need.

Revolution #1 cover by Tradd Moore.


Revolution #00: Prelude
Written by John Barber. Art by Fico Ossio.

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Revolution #1 (of 5)
Co-written by Cullen Bunn and John Barber. Art by Fico Ossio.
Available from September 21st.

ROM: Revolution #1 (tie-in)
Co-written by Chris Ryall and Christos Gage. Art by David Messina.
Available from September 21st.

Note: ROM: Revolution #1 contains a bit of back story so it can be read before Revolution #1.

Revolution #2 (of 5)
Co-written by Cullen Bunn and John Barber. Art by Fico Ossio.
Available from September 28th.

M.A.S.K.: Revolution #1 (tie-in)
Written by Brandon Easton. Art by Tony Vargas.
Available from September 28th.

Micronauts: Revolution #1 (tie-in)
Written by Cullen Bunn. Art by Chris Panda.
Available from September 21st.

Revolution #4 cover.


Revolution #3 (of 5)
Co-written by Cullen Bunn and John Barber. Art by Fico Ossio.
Available from October 12th.

G.I. Joe: Revolution #1 (tie-in)
Written by Aubrey Sitterson. Art by Giannis Milonogiannis.
Available from October 19th.

Transformers: Till All Are One: Revolution #1 (tie-in)
Written by Mairghread Scott. Art by Naoto Tsushima.
Available from October 5th.

Revolution #4 (of 5)
Co-written by Cullen Bunn and John Barber. Art by Fico Ossio.
Available from October 26th.

Transformers: Revolution #1 (tie-in)
Written by John Barber. Art by Andrew Griffith.
Available from October 19th.

Action Man: Revolution #1 (tie-in)
Written by John Barber. Art by Paolo Villanelli.
Available from October 26th.

Revolution: Action Man #1 Subscription cover by Paolo Villanelli.


Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye: Revolution #1 (tie-in)
Written by James Roberts. Art by Alex Milne.
Available from November 2nd.

Revolution #5 (of 5)
Co-written by Cullen Bunn and John Barber. Art by Fico Ossio.
Available from November 16th.

After Revolution

Once Revolution has concluded there will a string of new stories based on these classic Hasbro properties.

Existing series such as ROM, Micronauts and Action Man will start new stories. There will also be a few new series in the form of Revolution: MASK,  Revolution: GI Joe, Transformers: Lost Light, and Transformers: Optimus Prime.

Starting in December will be a brand new series called Revolutionaries which spins out of Revolution. This will feature a batch of characters from Revolution and will be created by John Barber and Fico Ossio.

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Will You Be Reading Revolution?

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Trevor Van As

Trevor Van As is the founder of How to Love Comics and has loved comics all his life. When he's not reading or talking about comics he can be found eating frozen yogurt and dancing like no one is watching.

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