A World and a Future
|"A World and a Future"|
|Publisher||IDW Publishing, Ted Adams|
|Published in||Transformers: Unicron #5|
|First published||October 10, 2018|
|Cover date||September 2018|
|Written by||Magdalene Visaggio|
|Art by||Fico Ossio|
|Colors by||David Garcia Cruz|
|Letters by||Curtis Fandango|
The Visionaries start anew.
When Unicron attacked Cybertron, Leoric used the Talisman's magic to evacuate all of the planet's population to the refuge of Earth. But, as Windblade noted, the Prysmosians themselves didn't make the trip...
In a grassy field, an unarmed Virulina stirs, struck dumb by the vegetation around her. Though initially believing herself to be on Earth, the flora is undeniably that of Prysmos, an oddity confirmed by Mount Valarak looming above her. From out of the brush come Galadria, Witterquick, and Cindarr who have found the River Merkelia and are just as confused as the Darkling leader. Though Virulina is skeptical that they are on Prysmos, the ever rational Cindarr draws her attention to the sky where not one, not two, but three suns shine overhead, leaving no doubt as to which planet they're on.
Though Galadria believes that they died with Cybertron and have travelled to an unspoilt utopia, Cindarr doubts they're in heaven or hell. By examining the evidence before him, Cindarr has but one answer as to where they are. They are on Prysmos in the distant past, long before any life tamed the world.
With nothing else to do, the lines between Spectral Knights and Darkling Lords wash away as the Visionaries agree to work together and forge a new future for all their people.
Virulina wanted a planet for their people... and she got it.
(Numbers indicate order of appearance.)
|Spectral Knights||Darkling Lords|
- This story takes place right after the events of Unicron #4, following Windblade noting that the Prysmosians did not appear in Africa with the rest of Cybertron's refugees.
- The Talisman's ability to send people through the space/time continuum was established in Revolutionaries #7.
- Virulina's pose in the final panel mirrors Leoric's when he found New Prysmos had been raised to Cybertron's surface.
- Galadria namedrops New Valarak, the capital city of the Spectral Knights.
- Galadria refers to their new environment as a "Sylvan Paradise", a term from Magic: The Gathering.
- As with "Reunion", Tom B. Long credits his letters to "Curtis Fandango", a fictitious placeholder name from an instalment of his semi-autobiographical Comic Book Nobody webcomic.