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IDW, Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye, James Roberts Shortlisted in True Believers Comic Awards

IDW, Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye, James Roberts Shortlisted in True Believers Comic Awards

True Believers - You may not have encountered the True Believers Comic Awards yet, but that's just because they have recently changed their name and re-established themselves as actual fan-run awards for comics readers. Why is this news, you might ask? Easily answered: IDW Publishing, Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye, and its writer James Roberts have all made the shortlist under various categories! If you think any of the nominations below deserve to win, head here to place your vote - results will be announced in July, at the London Film and Comic Con. Check out the details here.
Seibertron.com Interviews IDW Colorist Josh Perez

Seibertron.com Interviews IDW Colorist Josh Perez

Josh Perez - We're back here at Seibertron.com with another full-length chat with one of the minds behind the hands behind the Transformers comics offered by IDW Publishing - and it's time to go full colour: ladynuts and gentlebolts, please welcome colourist extraordinaire Josh Perez!
IDW Transformers: Windblade #1 Review

IDW Transformers: Windblade #1 Review

Windblade #1 Review - WHO IS WINDBLADE? In the aftermath of DARK CYBERTRON, WINDBLADE takes the planet by storm! But where did she come from—and what does her secret mean to the future of the TRANSFORMERS? A powerful new chapter in the TRANSFORMERS saga begins in this book! Check out Seibertron.com's review by clicking here.
Seibertron.com Interviews Windblade artist Sarah Stone

Seibertron.com Interviews Windblade artist Sarah Stone

Sarah Stone - Thought we were gone for long? We are always here, lurking, waiting, and pestering IDW Publishing creators until they agree to sit down and graciously talk to us about what they're doing with the Transformers! We have a really recent newcomer to the franchise, comics and Seibertron, so please extend a warm welcome to the artist behind the soon to appear Windblade mini-series: Sarah Stone! Check out our interview by clicking here.
Seibertron.com interviews IDW artist Livio Ramondelli

Seibertron.com interviews IDW artist Livio Ramondelli

Ramondelli - Continuing in our quest to bother all the creators over at IDW Publishing, and with a severe lack of Transformers comics coming out this week, we reached out for one of the biggest names right now, with his very unique style gracing the pages of several comics, from Autocracy and Monstrosity to Dark Cybertron via Chaos - ladies and gentlebots, please welcome Livio Ramondelli! Check out our full interview and join our discussion by clicking here.

BotCon 2014 Comic - Diamond Edition Cover Art by Marcelo Matere and Thomas Deer Revealed

BotCon 2014 Comic - Diamond Edition Cover Art by Marcelo Matere and Thomas Deer Revealed

Posted August 20th, 2014 at 2:25pm by Va'al - 16,725 views

Chasing up a tip from fellow Seibertron.com member william-james88, we were able to track down the official BotCon solicit for the Diamond Edition Cover of the 2014 comic, featuring a nice homage to the 1986 Transformers Movie poster with the box set replacing the original cast - check out the art by Marcelo Matere and Thomas Deer below! Story: Marty Isenberg Artist Name(s): Hayato Sakamoto Cover Artist(s): Marcelo Matere Noble, wise, and loyal to the cause, the KNIGHTS OF CYBERTRON are - Read More

Previews Catalogue Featuring Transformers Front Cover by Sarah Stone

Previews Catalogue Featuring Transformers Front Cover by Sarah Stone

Posted August 20th, 2014 at 1:38pm by Va'al - 16,133 views

We mentioned it briefly in the November solicits news post, but as artist Sarah Stone has posted the clean artwork for it, here's a better look at the cover for the September issue of Previews, the Diamond Distribution catalogue for comics retailers, featuring a round-up of what's what in the Transformers IDWverse right now: Drift, Megatron, Optimus Prime, Windblade ..and Grimlock? September's PREVIEWS Features A Bevy of IDW Publishing Transformers Titles, Including Drift: Empire of - Read More

IDW Transformers: Primacy #2 Variant Cover by Sarah Stone Revealed

IDW Transformers: Primacy #2 Variant Cover by Sarah Stone Revealed

Posted August 20th, 2014 at 10:52am by Va'al - 15,172 views

Yet more comics news from IDW Publishing! This time, we take a look at the Sarah Stone variant cover for the second issue of Transformers: Primacy, out next month, courtesy of the IDW Tumblr - including Stone's clean version from her own blog. Check them out below! - Read More

IDW Publishing Comics November 2014 Solicitations: Drift, Angry Birds, Days of Deception UPDATED

IDW Publishing Comics November 2014 Solicitations: Drift, Angry Birds, Days of Deception UPDATED

Posted August 20th, 2014 at 4:53am by Va'al - 9,536 views

It's a good week for Transformers comics, and also the right time for a new batch of comics solicitations from IDW Publishing! Take a look below at what retailers and digital distributors will have in stock in November, from the new Drift mini-series, to RID dropping its subtitle to what the heck is that on MTMTE - anything that catches your eye? UPDATE: The solicits are now correct and complete, with the right authors on the right covers. Transformers: Days of Deception #35 (W) John - Read More

IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #32 Review

IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #32 Review

Posted August 19th, 2014 at 4:54pm by Va'al - 12,019 views

Bad Cop/Bad Cop (Spoiler free-ish) Synopsis AUTOBOTS VERSUS EARTH! OPTIMUS PRIME and the AUTOBOTS discover the humans’ secret—and they aren’t pleased with what they learn! Will the DECEPTICON’s alliance tear down the peace—and will the world learn the CYBERTRONIANs are back? A bit hard to miss, really Story The past of couple of issues of Robots in Disguise have slowly been building up to the Alpha Trion discovery and recovery, seeding lies and lines about Prowl's - Read More

Video Review - Transformers Generations Deluxe Nightbeat

Video Review - Transformers Generations Deluxe Nightbeat

Posted August 19th, 2014 at 1:34pm by Va'al - 13,515 views

And after a very short interlude since the in-hand images, here's Pax Cybertron's video review of Generations Deluxe Nightbeat! Check it out in the embedded clip below, thanks once again to a tip from fellow Seibertron.com board member Autobot - Read More

IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #32 Full Preview

IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #32 Full Preview

Posted August 19th, 2014 at 2:58am by Va'al - 13,886 views

Coming at us from IDW like a flying saucer fleeing from a gigantic spaceship, this week in Transformers comics brings the latest installment of Robots in Disguise, on its 32nd issue! Check out a full preview below, and head back here tomorrow for the Seibertron.com review. Transformers: Robots in Disguise #32: Dawn of the Autobots John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a & c) AUTOBOTS VERSUS EARTH! OPTIMUS PRIME and the AUTOBOTS discover the humans’ secret—and they aren’t pleased with - Read More

IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise 30th Anniversary Variant Cover by Coller and Bove

IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise 30th Anniversary Variant Cover by Coller and Bove

Posted August 18th, 2014 at 10:24am by Va'al - 15,126 views

Gearing up for the full preview for Robots in Disguise #32 hitting the interwebs tomorrow, IDW colourist John-Paul Bove has revealed the excellent collaboration with artist Casey Coller on their 30th anniversary cover series - feast your eyes on the multiple bringers of doom below! So finally I can reveal this cover and it is possibly my favourite single image I have worked on. This is one of my favourite moments in all of TF history and I wanted to have Unicron swept up in firey hell and - Read More

Sneak Peek - Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #2

Sneak Peek - Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #2

Posted August 17th, 2014 at 12:03pm by El Duque - 13,737 views

Our second early three pager from iTunes brings us Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #2. The early look is mirrored below. We'll have the full preview and review when we receive our copy from our friends over at IDW. BOOTS ON THE GROUND! The war has begun—and no bars will be held! SCARLETT’s forces go head-to-head with MEGATRON’s hordes—and the most off-beat adventure in comic book history hits a new level of dangerous alliances, deadly invasions, and devastating - Read More

Sneak Peek - Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #32

Sneak Peek - Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #32

Posted August 17th, 2014 at 11:57am by El Duque - 12,991 views

Thanks to iTunes we have the early three page preview of Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #32 - Dawn of the Autobots. Enjoy the sneak peek mirrored below, and stay tuned for the full preview and review to follow: SLAUGHTERHOUSE! The crew of the Lost Light are used to past decisions coming back to bite them, but nothing—not even an ULTRA MAGNUS-certified crash course in the law of unintended consequences—could have prepared them for the horrors of Sector 113. Be warned: this issue is - Read More

IDW Transformers: Primacy #1 Review

IDW Transformers: Primacy #1 Review

Posted August 13th, 2014 at 3:16pm by Va'al - 19,133 views

And then there were three (Spoiler free-ish) Synopsis THE WAR FOR CYBERTRON! Optimus Prime versus Megatron. Autobots versus Decepticons. At the dawn of the conflict, battle lines are drawn and sides are set… now legends will be made. The war that would define a planet begins in earnest—and its revelations will shake the TRANSFORMERS’ world to the core! Trust No-one Story Autocracy did some really interesting things by taking politics to a whole other level. Monstrosity - Read More

IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars Interview - John Barber and Mairghread Scott

IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars Interview - John Barber and Mairghread Scott

Posted August 13th, 2014 at 12:57pm by Va'al - 17,905 views

Comics and entertainment news website Newsarama had a chat with two of IDW's Transformers wordsmiths about the upcoming mini-event (announced at SDCC) Combiner Wars. Follow the link here to read the whole piece with John Barber and Mairghread Scott, and check out some very intriguing snippets below, including Metroplex's Spacebridge, Windblade, Optimus Prime, Prowl and the already established combiners like Devastator and Superion. How interested are you in where this might go..? Next - Read More

Exclusive Giant Robot Comics (Halifax) RID Variant Cover - Casey Coller, JP Bove

Exclusive Giant Robot Comics (Halifax) RID Variant Cover - Casey Coller, JP Bove

Posted August 12th, 2014 at 8:45am by Va'al - 14,467 views

After last year's ReGeneration One #0 exclusive variant cover, Giant Robot Comics (Halifax) are at it again! Design by them, artwork by Casey Coller, colours by JP Bove, this Autobot piece on the MacDonald bridge complements the Decepticon bunch from last year - and can be found with September's RID issue, and mirrored below. I wanted to share with everybody our new exclusive cover. This is going to be September's issue of Transformers Robots in Disguise. As you can see it's the Autobots - Read More

IDW Transformers: Primacy #1 Preview

IDW Transformers: Primacy #1 Preview

Posted August 12th, 2014 at 5:22am by Va'al - 12,407 views

It's been a while since the Flint Dille, Chris Metzen and Livio Ramondelli creative team were together for Autocracy and Monstrosity, in their digital and printed forms. But they're back this week with the first issue to the conclusion of the trilogy: Transformers Primacy! Check out a full preview below, and head back here for the Seibertron.com review later this week. Transformers: Primacy #1—SPOTLIGHT Chris Metzen & Flint Dille (w) • Livio Ramondelli (a, c) THE WAR FOR CYBERTRON! - Read More

Transformers Live Action Movie Trilogy Manga Recap

Transformers Live Action Movie Trilogy Manga Recap

Posted August 10th, 2014 at 12:15pm by El Duque - 29,219 views

Thanks to DeNA's Manga Box app we have a Manga recap of the first three Transformers live action films. This was put together in support of the Transformers: Lost Age theatrical debut in Japan. A preview is available online, which we've mirrored below, but you'll have to download the app to view it in it's entirety. - Read More

Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #32

Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #32

Posted August 07th, 2014 at 5:30pm by Va'al - 18,215 views

Thanks as usual to Mariel Romero from IDW Publishing uploading pages to iTunes, we get a brief glimpse at the continuation of the Robots in Disguise ongoing with issue #32, as we get closer to Combiner Wars (starting in #34). Check it out below! AUTOBOTS VERSUS EARTH! OPTIMUS PRIME and the AUTOBOTS discover the humans’ secret—and they aren’t pleased with what they learn! Will the DECEPTICON’s alliance tear down the peace—and will the world learn the CYBERTRONIANs are back? - Read More

TFCon USA - Sarah Stone Announced as Guest

TFCon USA - Sarah Stone Announced as Guest

Posted August 06th, 2014 at 12:28pm by Va'al - 23,063 views

Time for another update from the folks over at TFCon Chicago. She's been breaking through the IDW comics big time, with Transformers: Windblade and many many covers - now you get the chance to meet her again: Sarah Stone has been confirmed as a guest for the US branch of the convention! We are pleased welcome Transformers comic book artist Sarah Stone to TFcon Chicago this fall. Sarah is the artist for IDW’s highly successful Transformers: Windblade miniseries that just concluded. She - Read More

IDW Transformers Classics UK Volume 5 Preview

IDW Transformers Classics UK Volume 5 Preview

Posted August 05th, 2014 at 2:18pm by Va'al - 18,474 views

No new Transformers comics coming out this week from IDW Publishing, but we do have another collected volume of oldies - check out below a full preview of Transformers Classics UK Volume 5, collecting stories from the UK publications and with added material and notes from current writer James Roberts! Transformers Classics UK, Vol. 5 Simon Furman, Ian Rimmer & Richard Starkings (w) • Jeff Anderson, Geoff Senior, Dan Reed, Bryan Hitch, Lee Sullivan, Robin Smith (a) • Andrew Wildman - Read More

Auto Assembly 2014 Prints Round-Up: Ed Pirrie, Casey Coller, John-Paul Bove, Nick Roche, Joana Lafuente

Auto Assembly 2014 Prints Round-Up: Ed Pirrie, Casey Coller, John-Paul Bove, Nick Roche, Joana Lafuente

Posted August 04th, 2014 at 7:09am by Va'al - 25,942 views

With only a couple of days left till Auto Assembly 2014, Europe's largest Transformers convention, we've decided to round up all the comics-based goodness that will be awaiting the people attending the event! And believe me, there are many, starting with in-house artist Ed Pirrie's special guest prints (Sobolov, McConnohie, Coleman, Spellos): Next up are the Casey Coller and John-Paul Bove collaborations, from G1 to RID to MTMTE: - Read More

C.O.N.S. VI - October 2014, Nettetal, Germany, Featuring Andrew Griffith, John-Paul Bove

C.O.N.S. VI - October 2014, Nettetal, Germany, Featuring Andrew Griffith, John-Paul Bove

Posted August 04th, 2014 at 5:23am by Va'al - 22,776 views

We got a message some time ago from the lovely people behind another European Transformers convention, and with IDW's Andrew Griffith and John-Paul Bove both attending as guests - here it is on the front page! Check out below all the info you need about C.O.N.S, the German con in its sixth year running, from cosplay to vendors to features. For the sixth time Germany's first and only Transformers fan convention is taking place. We're opening our doors on October 4, 2014, 11am at Seerosensaal, - Read More

IDW Andrew Griffith and Livio Ramondelli to Attend Fan Expo Canada, Toronto (August 28-31)

IDW Andrew Griffith and Livio Ramondelli to Attend Fan Expo Canada, Toronto (August 28-31)

Posted August 03rd, 2014 at 4:38pm by Va'al - 22,998 views

IDW Publishing's collaborators on Robots in Disguise and generally awesome twosome Andrew Griffith and Livio Ramondelli will not stop travelling around the convention circuit: both artists have confirmed their presence at Fan Expo Canada, Toronto, this August 28-31st! You'll be able to find them at tables 251 and 253, and Griffith will be bringing one of his new prints too, featuring the latest additions to the IDW Transformers cast with colours by Josh Burcham - check it out - Read More

Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Primacy

Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Primacy

Posted August 01st, 2014 at 3:50pm by Va'al - 23,747 views

New month, new comics series, same robots - join us in taking a look at the third chapter in the Cybertron Wars prequel series by Chris Metzen, Flint Dille and Livio Ramondelli, Transformers: Primacy. This is a very brief preview courtesy of iTunes, and quite probably of IDW digital assistant Mariel Romero who uploaded the lot. Check 'em out below! Transformers: Primacy #1 Chris Metzen & Flint Dille (w) • Livio Ramondelli (a, c) THE WAR FOR CYBERTRON! Optimus Prime versus Megatron. - Read More

Reiventing the Cog Part 2 - Interview with James Roberts: Chromedome / Rewind, Megatron, Politics

Reiventing the Cog Part 2 - Interview with James Roberts: Chromedome / Rewind, Megatron, Politics

Posted July 30th, 2014 at 2:43pm by Va'al - 17,706 views

You may remember the first part of this lengthy, in-depth interview with IDW's Transformers wordsmith James Roberts from a while back. The folks over at Sequart were finally able to post the second part, and you can read it in its entirety here! Take a brief glimpse at some of the great topics discussed, from Chromedome and Rewind's relationship, Megatron's development and the importance of pacing and dialogue, below, too. WHITTAKER: Knowing you go through that kind of stringent - Read More

IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #31 (Dawn of the Autobots) Review

IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #31 (Dawn of the Autobots) Review

Posted July 29th, 2014 at 5:37pm by Va'al - 23,471 views

Ding-dong (Spoiler free-ish) Synopsis MINDBOMB! The humans have access to a CYBERTRONIAN mind—but whose is it—and why do they want it? OPTIMUS PRIME and GALVATRON race for answers, as JAZZ faces the consequences of his last trip to Earth. *That* thing Story We're on Earth again, still, once more, with humans and Decepticons seemingly on one side, and an Optimus Prime-led team on the other, taking a moment of respite and recalibration since last issue's kerfuffle and almost - Read More

IDW Publishing 2014 San Diego Comic-Con Announcements Round-Up - Official Press Release

IDW Publishing 2014 San Diego Comic-Con Announcements Round-Up - Official Press Release

Posted July 28th, 2014 at 11:51am by Va'al - 33,160 views

All Eyes On IDW At Comic-Con International 2014! New Series, Archival Collections, And Monumental Crossovers Announced San Diego, CA (July 28, 2014) – The eyes of the world were watching San Diego Comic-Con International 2014 for major announcements and this year IDW Publishing took the stage to reveal an impressive array of projects that are coming soon! Behold, the cure for the post-convention blues is here: Star Trek / Planet of the Apes Have you ever wondered what it would be - Read More

SDCC 2014 Coverage - ANGRY BIRDS TRANSFORMERS BRINGS MAYHEM TO COMICS

SDCC 2014 Coverage - ANGRY BIRDS TRANSFORMERS BRINGS MAYHEM TO COMICS

Posted July 25th, 2014 at 5:37pm by Va'al - 29,182 views

ANGRY BIRDS TRANSFORMERS BRINGS MAYHEM TO COMICS The Most Unlikely Crossover Crashlands At IDW! San Diego, CA (July 25, 2014) – Spinning out of the show-stopping announcement at this year’s Licensing Expo, Rovio Entertainment and Hasbro, Inc. have teamed up to bring together two of the world’s largest and most popular entertainment brands with ANGRY BIRDS TRANSFORMERS! This fall, IDW will bring the mayhem to comics with the brand-new series, ANGRY BIRDS TRANSFORMERS, expanding on the - Read More

SDCC 2014 Coverage - IDW Publishing Hasbro Licensed Comics Panel Summary

SDCC 2014 Coverage - IDW Publishing Hasbro Licensed Comics Panel Summary

Posted July 25th, 2014 at 4:44pm by Va'al - 33,353 views

Site owner Seibertron is still on the scene at SDCC 2014, and is taking in all the comics news that the IDW Publishing panel will send us this way - so keep an eye out below for panel updates as they come, and a full gallery to accompany it (which you can access by clicking on any image below)! Trasformers Robots in Disguise – John Barber writing, Andrew Griffith main artist. Searching on Earth for 'mysterious object' - everyone loves Thundercracker and Buster. Transformers More - Read More

IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #31 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview

IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #31 (Dawn of the Autobots) Preview

Posted July 25th, 2014 at 5:45am by Va'al - 16,170 views

Slightly earlier than what we're now used to (must be SDCC!), IDW Publishing has released a full preview for next week's issue of Transformers: Robots in Disguise - which we've posted below for your viewing pleasure! Make sure to come back after the weekend for the Seibertron.com review, and sound off your thoughts in the Energon Pub discussion boards: what are the humans/Prowl/Galvatron actually up to? Transformers: Robots in Disguise #31: Dawn of the Autobots John Barber (w) • Andrew - Read More

IDW Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #1 Review

IDW Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #1 Review

Posted July 23rd, 2014 at 5:37pm by Va'al - 19,216 views

Space Balls! (Spoiler free-ish) Synopsis SPACE WAR I! Earth makes contact with an alien race—and G.I. JOE is on the front lines of first contact! But when the TRANSFORMERS arrive—their version of “peace” does not match our own… Or maybe it does..? Story On a completely different note, artistically, thematically, tonally, from the concluding issue of Windblade... This week also marks the beginning of a new Transformers vs G.I. Joe ongoing from the mind and hands of - Read More

SDCC 2014 Coverage - IDW Publishing Transformers Humble Bundle Press Release

SDCC 2014 Coverage - IDW Publishing Transformers Humble Bundle Press Release

Posted July 23rd, 2014 at 1:12pm by Va'al - 18,653 views

IDW PUBLISHING KICKS OFF SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON WITH THE TRANSFORMERS HUMBLE BUNDLE Transformers Fans Can Pay What They Want For The Ultimate Transformers Digital Comic Collection While Also Supporting A Child-Focused Charity San Francisco & San Diego, Calif. - July 23, 2014 - Here's a bundle that's “more than meets the eye.” Humble Bundle and award-winning publisher IDW Publishing, under license from Hasbro, are kicking off San Diego Comic-Con with a digital comic collection of epic - Read More

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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #98 - Combiner Wars
Twincast / Podcast #98:
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Posted: Thursday, August 14th, 2014