Hasbro Heroes Sourcebook

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Hasbro Heroes Sourcebook #1–3
Publisher Ted Adams
Cover date June, July, August 2017
Written by John Barber, Cullen Bunn, Brandon Easton, Jimmy Johnston, David Mariotte, Chris Ryall, Mairghread Scott, Aubrey Sitterson
Art by Robert Atkins, Casey Coller Jed Dougherty, Max Dunbar, Marcelo Ferreira, Andrew Griffith, Guido Guidi, Ron Joseph, Steve Kurth, Jack Lawrence, Igor Lima, Sam Lotfi, David Messina, Alex Milne, Giannis Milonogiannis, Fico Ossio, Sara Pitre-Durocher, Paolo Villanelli, Kei Zama
Colors by Alessandra Alexakis, John-Paul Bove, Sebastian Cheng, David Garcia Cruz, Thomas Deer, Jordi Escuin, Jay Fotos, Simon Gough, Lovern Kindzierski, Joana Lafuente, David Messina, Michele Pasta, Ander Zarate
Edits by David Mariotte and David Hedgecock
TPB ISBN ISBN 978-1684050994

The Hasbro Heroes Sourcebook is a three issue limited series published by IDW Publishing in 2017 featuring profiles of the various characters of the Hasbro Universe. Continuing the style of profiles that were first seen as back up material in the Revolution miniseries, the profiles are written by the writers of the character's respective series and provide a brief synopsis of their adventures up to that point along with various other biographical information and illustrations provided by a variety of artists. Each issue also contains a short comic story, papercraft projects, and a dual sided pin-up that showcases that issues characters on one side and a map of a Hasbro Universe location on the other.

Issue 1[edit]

Covers (3)[edit]

  • Regular cover: The characters profiled in the book, by Fico Ossio and Jordi Escuin.
  • Subscription cover: Several of the G.I. Joe and M.A.S.K. characters profiled within, by Sam Lofti.
  • Retailer incentive cover: The heroes and villains of Micronauts and ROM, by Marcelo Borstelmann.

Notes[edit]

  • This issue leaked early on the Apple iBooks store on May 31, 2017, one week ahead of it's intended release date.
  • Originally solicited for May, this book ended up being officially released in June.
  • Baron Daegon's entry spells his name "Daigon" as it was written when he first appeared in Micronauts #2, rather than the later used "Daegon."

Issue 2[edit]

Covers (3)[edit]

  • Regular cover: The characters profiled in the book, by Fico Ossio and Jordi Escuin.
  • Subscription cover: Miles Mayhem stares directly into your soul while Vanessa Warfield is chased by M.A.S.K. and Kup, by Sam Lofti.
  • Retailer incentive cover: G.I. Joe and Matt Trakker, by Marcelo Borstelmann.

Notes[edit]

  • As part of the ongoing series of delays that have plagued IDW's books throughout 2017, this book arrived late in the first week of August rather than in June as was originally solicited.
  • Digital versions of this issue contain a "Digital Ashcan" for Aw Yeah Revolution! #1.
  • Grimlock is depicted in his normal G1 design rather than his similar but distinctive IDW design.

Issue 3[edit]

Covers (3)[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • Unlike the previous two issues, this issue doesn't contain a story even though it was solicited as having one and the introductory letter from editor David Mariotte specifically calls it out. Based on the description as a prelude to First Strike that features characters like Garrison Kreiger and Joe Colton, however, it would seem that this issue was intended to contain First Strike #0, which was released separately. Presumably this was done so this prelude could actually be released before the book it was supposed to come out before.
  • Perhaps to make up for the missing story, the issue does contain a preview for the first issue of First Strike.
  • The shadowed figure seen on the retailer incentive cover doesn't match any of the characters profiled in the book, but it does match the classic design of Visionaries character Leoric. Visionaries was announced to become part of the Hasbro Universe after First Strike prior to this issue's release. An odd tease at things to come or an intended reveal gone wrong?
  • Rom's profile has been rewritten since its previous appearances, to reflect the events of the 2017 Annual, Revolution and the new plot beginning with issue 5 of his series.