Go-Bots (comic)

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This article is about the IDW comic series. For other meanings, see GoBots.

Go-Bots is a comic miniseries published by IDW Publishing that debuted in November 2018. It is a revival of the long-dormant GoBots franchise, and is written, drawn, colored, and lettered by Tom Scioli, creator of American Barbarian and Transformers vs. G.I. Joe.

Overview[edit | edit source]

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Go-Bots reimagines the classic characters in a world where their existence on Earth has changed humanity's way of life, acting as chauffeurs, soldiers, and friends for humankind — but are they there to help humanity, or to replace it?[1]

First announced at San Diego Comic-Con 2018, Go-Bots is near-singlehandedly created by Tom Scioli, known for his cosmic, Jack Kirby-inspired reimaginings of other 80s properties in Transformers vs. G.I. Joe, and rendered in his distinctive art style.

The series certainly lived up to the word 'reimagines', as Scioli took a fresh brush to the GoBots property, taking most of his cues from the toyline with a smattering of other influences for a densely packed, almost mythic storyline that flew in the face of anyone expecting a nostalgic re-run of the cartoon or knowing meta. The series drew positive reviews from Comics Bulletin, FanSided, and You Don't READ Comics.

Sales[edit | edit source]

Diamond Sales estimates for the series were orders of 11,208 (158th) for #1[2], 6,052 (217th) for #2[3], 5,216 (289th) for #3[4], 4,612 (242nd) for #4[5] and 4,363 (253rd) for #5[6]. Despite the slump after the first issue most of the series weren't far off IDW's sales for the pre-reboot Transformers comics and thus the series was likely a financial success for the publisher.

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