Drift: Empire of Stone, which is by Shane McCarthy & Guido Guidi with colors by Josh. It’s planned to start in November. It picks up on where Drift has been since he left the Lost Light, and other MTMTE characters may make an appearance in the series.
Well my first reaction to that was one of... well, utter terror. Because much as McCarthy hated writing AHM, I hated reading it. The only good thing to come from that terrible, fan-wanky mess, is the all of the brilliant work that Roberts and Barber have been doing tidying up the colossal mess that McCarthy made of everything. The only hope I have for this new series is that Barber seems to be doing a much better job than the editorial team that previously oversaw Transformers and who, as far as I can tell from the evidence, did nothing.
The only reason for this mini-series existing, as far as I can figure out, is because Drift is (presumably - I've not seen it yet) a prominent new character in the Transformers movie franchies. And the comics need to cash in on some of that. (Which may also explain the return to Earth in RiD.) Just as long as it's not quite as much of a mess as Dark Cybertron, I'll be happy...
Issue 2 reads like the middle episodes of Doctor Who - the main characters run around a bit, get captured, escape, and find the next plot point on the final page. It's entertaining and the art is excellent (worth the price in itself), but the story could have been told in half the page count.