For months, we’ve been hearing discussion of a Hasbro Cinematic Universe and fans have been curious as to what direction this will take. Will storylines and familiar characters from properties like MASK, G.I. Joe, Visionaries, the Micronauts, and even ROM: The Spaceknight really be merged? Or will they all merely occupy the same narrative space, much like the comic book teams of the Avengers and the X-Men did up through the early 2000’s?
Well, yesterday, we got not one but TWO news drops that shed some really light on the future of the Hasbro Shared Universe concept!
IDW Publishing’s Revolution:
Entertainment Weekly published an interview with IDW Publishing Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall yesterday that discussed a five-issue biweekly series that will launch in September entitled “Revolution”. The premise– a story that brings together ALL of the company’s Hasbro-licensed properties into a single storyline. That’s right: G.I. Joe, the Transformers, the Micronauts, ROM, Action Man, and MASK will all be featured in this unifying story event.
Even more telling is the fact that after Revolution, all of these series will see new number one issues and a new status quo, according to Ryall, who also insists that this isn’t a reboot. Continue reading