Published By: IDW Publishing
Released: January 2018
Written By: Magdalene Visaggio
Pencils: Fico Ossio
Letters: Gilberto Lazcano
Colours: David Garcia Cruz
Editor: Sarah Gaydos & Carlos Guzman
Editor-In-Chief: David Mariotte
Set after the events of First Strike, Transformers vs Visionaries issue one picks up on Cybertron after Merklynn used his powers to create New Prysmos beneath the surface of Cybertron. Merklynn, viewed as an invader by the Cybertronians, leads the protectors of Prysmos (The Visionaries) on this new world. His original plan was to create a new home for the Prysmosians on an uninhabited planet, however things changed, and they now have a city on Cybertron.
Virulina, the leader of the Darkling Lords, is angry at Merklynn for creating what she refers to as a refugee camp rather than a planet. She wants to take control of the entire planet feeling that the Transformers are not alive but are just machines. The Spectral Knights, led by Leoric, disagree and feel they should use diplomacy to try to smooth things over with the planets inhabitants.
Ironhide and Kup are tasked with speaking to the Visionaries, with Ironhide viewing the Visionaries arrival as an attack rather than as refugees.
Whilst Kup and Ironhide meet with Leoric and Virulina, Wheeljack and Breakdown discover what the Prysmosians refer to as magic (or as Wheeljack prefers, unexplained science). When Breakdown comes into contact with the magic it has disastrous consequences for him.
Back at the negotiation table, Kup, Ironhide, Virulina and Leoric make slow progress. Virulina meets up with Cindarr at the Monastery of the Darkling Lords complaining that Ironhide is intent on going to war with them and their only option is to leave. Cindarr explains that he has learned something interesting from the talisman and that leaving may not be their only option.
Back in a Cybertron medical bay, the Transformers discover that the security field surrounding the city for New Prysmos is in fact spreading. The city appears to be tunnelling into the core of Cybertron towards Vector Sigma.
Ironhide, Kup, Leoric and Virulina restart their negotiations and Kup explains what they have discover, much to the surprise of Leoric. During the talks Ironhide can no longer hold back his frustration and Virulina uses this to launch a surprise attack.
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