Twincast / Podcast Episode #148: "And Rom The Space Knight"

Twincast / Podcast Episode #148: "And Rom The Space Knight"

And Rom The Space Knight - Our first chat is about the most recent issue of Transformers #54, new series Transformers: ’TIl All Are One and of course, not to be left out a little something we like to call More Than Meets the Eye, issue #54. What is Galvatron’s final play…does he have a trump card or is it all on the table? Is Swindle still alive? Should Megatron die? We ask these questions and more, then to wrap up the comic discussion, we talk more REVOLUTION and decide if the TRANSFORMERS universe is getting a soft reboot, no reboot, or a very hard reboot. Our ongoing Beast Wars TV series rewatch continues with episode 18, "Spider's Game", and episode 19, "Call of the Wild". After that, we briefly reach into our creative bags and throw some paint schemes out there for the new PLATINUM EDITION UNICRON and KRANIX. SDCC is coming soon, and we share what version of TITAN MASTERS FORTRESS MAXIMUS we want the most to be our Fortress. You’d think this would be enough, but nope, we finally delve into a topic led by Counterpunch that breaches the world of packages ... Transformers toy packages that is. The best? The worst? What in packaging attracts you? What turns you off? What packages do you keep or do you just throw it all away? We end this jam session with some bragging about our BEST recent purchases that are toys at least 10 years old.
Twincast / Podcast Episode #147 "In Flanders Fields"

Twincast / Podcast Episode #147 "In Flanders Fields"

In Flanders Fields - We take a deep look into the world of Transformers comic book releases from IDW Publishing. This episode's focus is all on More Than Meets The Eye issue number 53, with Scotty P, Mr. Starscream, and Dr. Va'al going page by page through the book. This episode will completely "spoil" this issue, and many plot points in the greater IDW Transformers story arc, for readers that have not caught up to this point in the story. Speculation abounds along the way, with several stops to look at where the series has been and where it might be going. This is a special episode of the show in a slightly shorter time format, so tune in as the team analyzes and ponders the goings on with the crew of the Lost Light.
IDW Hasbro Comics Crossover: Revolution - Chris Ryall Interview, John Barber Clarifications

IDW Hasbro Comics Crossover: Revolution - Chris Ryall Interview, John Barber Clarifications

Revolution! - The “Revolution” event marks the birth of a comic book crossover that will be comprised of not only the TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE properties, but also all-new properties MICRONAUTS, ROM, and ACTION MAN, as well as the launch of a long-awaited M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand series. Check out the full press release here.
Seibertron.com Interviews IDW Artist Alex Milne

Seibertron.com Interviews IDW Artist Alex Milne

More Than Meets The Eye - Greetings Seibertronian beings, and welcome to another thrilling and enthralling visitation of the talent behind the IDW Publishing Transformers production, as we're till slim on the ground in terms of new comics this month! In the past, we have spoken to a lot of artists, some colourists, some inkers, some pencillers, but we have an all rounder coming up for this instalment - all the way from the Great White North. Making his mark a very long time ago in the current Transformers mythos, he's become a fan-favourite, he is responsible for many tears, many crowd shots, many pairings and ships for the fandom; he is the hands behind death, love, stars and returns. Ladies and gentlebots: Alex Milne!
Transformers: Deviations' Subtle Indictment

Transformers: Deviations' Subtle Indictment

Transformers Deviation Reviewed - The Transformers: Deviations one-shot came out this week and I was extremely excited about this book. I love the 1986 The Transformers: The Movie with a passion, and any addition to its lore, imagery, and self-contained universe is something I jump at with fervor. Read ScottyP's full review by clicking here.

IDW Revolution #1 Ben Bishop Exclusive Cover Revealed

IDW Revolution #1 Ben Bishop Exclusive Cover Revealed

Posted August 26th, 2016 at 3:36am by Dr Va'al - 1,841 views

NEW! Another event exclusive cover for the first issue of the Hasbro licensed properties over at IDW Publishing - Revolution - has been revealed via comics and entertainment website Comics Alliance. This time, the event is Granite State Comic Con (Manchester, New Hampshire), and the artist is Ben Bishop (TMNT covers). Check out the image and breakdown of the cover below! Just for the record, here’s who we’re looking at on this one: Soundwave, from Transformers, the big blue - Read More

Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG24, LG26 Comics Scans

Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG24, LG26 Comics Scans

Posted August 25th, 2016 at 5:28am by Dr Va'al - 13,001 views

Courtesy of the Takara Tomy website, we have scans of the comics that accompany their Legends figures - currently featuring the Headmasters, or Titan Masters in Hasbro's nomenclature. Last we saw was with Skull and Hardhead, here, and we now have the ones for LG24 Ginrai (Powermaster Optimus Prime) and skipping to LG6 Scourge, missing out on Galvatron and Blurr. Check them out below, nonetheless! - Read More

IDW Transformers November 2016 Solicitations in Full, with Variant Covers

IDW Transformers November 2016 Solicitations in Full, with Variant Covers

Posted August 24th, 2016 at 8:33am by Dr Va'al - 12,881 views

After the initial, painfully small reveals for the November releases in Transformers comics from IDW Publishing, we finally have the full covers in regular size, full blurbs, and more info on that will be coming out as Revolution ends, More than Meets the Eye ends in its current title incarnation, and the Optimus Prime ongoing begins. Check it all out below! Revolution #5 (of 5)—SPOTLIGHT Cullen Bunn & John Barber (w) • Fico Ossio (a) • Tradd Moore (c) LAST STAND IN AUTOBOT CITY! - Read More

IDW Optimus Prime #1 - Variant Covers by Sonny Liew, Andrew Griffith

IDW Optimus Prime #1 - Variant Covers by Sonny Liew, Andrew Griffith

Posted August 23rd, 2016 at 3:39am by Dr Va'al - 10,282 views

We have seen the solicitations from IDW Publishing for November 2016 here, with the first full reveal of the new ongoing series Optimus Prime, at the hands of John Barber and newcoming artist Kei Zama - a series that takes over from the current The Transformers ongoing, and that sees a 'corkscrew from space', that ring any bells? Below, find three full covers via Comics Alliance for this new start in the IDWverse for Transformers, from Zama, Sonny Liew and Andrew Griffith, plus a reminder of - Read More

IDW Transformers November 2016 Solicitations

IDW Transformers November 2016 Solicitations

Posted August 20th, 2016 at 5:07pm by ScottyP - 19,705 views

With Titans Return wrapping up next month and Revolution just around the corner for the Transformers, the November solicitations from IDW Publishing's website give readers some hints about both the end of that event and what lies beyond. Readers sensitive to comic spoilers should potentially avoid some of the solicitation material herein. Solicitations have so far only been published through a flash based document on IDW's site, so while there aren't high resolution cover images just yet, we - Read More

Sneak Peak: IDW The Transformers #56 and Casey Coller Subscription Cover

Sneak Peak: IDW The Transformers #56 and Casey Coller Subscription Cover

Posted August 18th, 2016 at 10:49am by D-Maximus_Primal - 18,085 views

iTunes has uploaded their latest 3-page preview, this time for the upcoming Transformers #56 Titans Return crossover! The story is written by John Barber and illustrated by Livio Ramondelli and features Sentinel Prime. Also included is the main cover by Ramondelli as well as Casey Coller's Subscription cover. Check out the preview below, and stay tuned for the full preview as well as the review here at Seibertron.com TITANS RETURN! Following the literally-Earth-shattering events of last - Read More

IDW Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #56 Review

IDW Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #56 Review

Posted August 17th, 2016 at 7:53am by D-Maximus_Primal - 22,536 views

The End Is Nigh A Somewhat Spoilerish Seibertron.com Review of More Than Meets The Eye 56 Synopsis TITANS RETURN! On Luna 1, nothing ever happens—and as far as FORTRESS MAXIMUS and RED ALERT are concerned, nothing ever will. After all, who else could possibly be interested in the Luna 1’s birthing field and its graveyard full of dead Titans? Who Indeed? Story With the ending of Issue 55, the main crew has been seen for the last time until December at least, the Lost Light - Read More

IDW Transformers: Till All Are One #3 Review

IDW Transformers: Till All Are One #3 Review

Posted August 17th, 2016 at 6:10am by Dr Va'al - 19,545 views

Full Metal Hackin (Spoiler free-ish) Synopsis WINDBLADE TURNS TRAITOR?! With the rise of the COMBATICON threat, STARSCREAM issues an ultimatum to WINDBLADE: do his - or everyone on Cybertron will learn her darkest secrets! *mumblegrumble* Story The shift from 'Windblade' to 'Till All Are One' is one that perfectly adapts to and suits the way in which the story, plots and cast are handled in this new series. The various characters each have their own path, and while they do - Read More

IDW Transformers: War Within Omnibus Reprint Full Preview

IDW Transformers: War Within Omnibus Reprint Full Preview

Posted August 16th, 2016 at 4:35am by Dr Va'al - 15,659 views

This week does see two new comics from IDW Publishing, but also a new edition of an much older project from the old Dreamwave days... Check out below the full preview of the new Omnibus for Transformers: War Within, collecting the first two parts of the story that was meant to have three, by Simon Furman, Don Figueroa, Andrew Wildman and more! Is this a blast from the past you'll dip back into? Transformers: War Within Omnibus Simon Furman (w) • Don Figueroa, Andrew Wildman (a) • Don - Read More

TFNation 2016 - Update Round-up: Sins of the Wreckers, The Forge, More

TFNation 2016 - Update Round-up: Sins of the Wreckers, The Forge, More

Posted August 15th, 2016 at 1:58pm by Dr Va'al - 14,472 views

With only a couple of days left before the debut of TFNation - the new UK Transformers fan-run convention - and a big announcement that just came through the pipes, we thought to round-up bits of what you may have missed in the past couple of weeks! First off: Sins of the Wreckers TPB before its release date available via Nick Roche (to buy) and the event (as prizes!). Transmission Initiated Transmission ID: 000055 TFNation_2016 Operation: Sins of the Wreckers TFNation 2016 may be just - Read More

Comic Page Revealed from e-Hobby Exclusive Convobat (Combobat)

Comic Page Revealed from e-Hobby Exclusive Convobat (Combobat)

Posted August 15th, 2016 at 9:30am by william-james88 - 20,282 views

E-Hobby has released the first page from their 16 page comic book which will come with Convobat. This is in a very different style than the usual Legends comics. Some easter eggs include Megalligator's head beign surprised by the shouting of "D-6" which was the ID name on the original Beast Wars toy's box and the inclusion of familiar toys like RobotMasters Wrecker - Read More

IDW More Than Meets The Eye #56 - Nick Roche / Josh Burcham Cover Art

IDW More Than Meets The Eye #56 - Nick Roche / Josh Burcham Cover Art

Posted August 15th, 2016 at 3:50am by Dr Va'al - 14,964 views

The other variant we have to show you this fine Monday is the Nick Roche / Josh Burcham subscription cover for this week's issue of Transformers More Than Meets the Eye #56 from IDW Publishing. The full preview can be seen here, and the Prowl-Fort Max stand-off right - Read More

IDW Hasbro Comics Crossover: Revolution - Tampa Bay Toy Expo Variant Cover

IDW Hasbro Comics Crossover: Revolution - Tampa Bay Toy Expo Variant Cover

Posted August 15th, 2016 at 3:39am by Dr Va'al - 13,822 views

Starting the week with some variant covers, with more Revolution art to begin with! Courtesy of Tampa Bay Toy Expo, and in collaboration with Read More Comics, the cover below features art by the CAE Studios creative team, and will be available at the event. Check it out! In partnership with Read More Comics, the Tampa Bay Toy Expo (Tampa, FL) will be offering a unique exclusive designed by the creative team at CAE Studios/Big Pond Comics for our October 1st event. This variant cover for IDW - Read More

IDW Transformers: Till All Are One Issue 3 Full Preview

IDW Transformers: Till All Are One Issue 3 Full Preview

Posted August 12th, 2016 at 10:00pm by D-Maximus_Primal - 13,418 views

Newsarama has uploaded their second preview of the week, this time in the form of Till All Are One issue 3! In this issue, Windblade takes on the combaticons and the hunt for Swindle continues! Check out the full preview below and stay tuned next week for the Seibertron.com review! Transformers: Till All Are One #3 Mairghread Scott (w) * Sara Pitre-Durocher (a & c) WINDBLADE TURNS TRAITOR?! With the rise of the COMBATICON threat, STARSCREAM issues an ultimatum to WINDBLADE: do his-or - Read More

IDW More Than Meets The Eye #56 Full Preview

IDW More Than Meets The Eye #56 Full Preview

Posted August 12th, 2016 at 9:52pm by D-Maximus_Primal - 13,801 views

Newsarama has now uploaded the full preview for More Than Meets The Eye 56, the first of the 2 Titans Return crossover starring Fortress Maximus, Red Alert, and the Luna 1 Crew! Be warned that this preview includes a flashback to Red Alert's attempted suicide attempt from issue 9. Check out the full preview below, and stay tuned next Wednesday for the Seibertron.com review! Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #56 James Roberts (w) * Priscilla Tramontano (a & c) TITANS RETURN! On Luna 1, - Read More

IDW Revolution Issue #1 Preview

IDW Revolution Issue #1 Preview

Posted August 11th, 2016 at 11:33pm by D-Maximus_Primal - 16,127 views

With Issue #00 ready for download, Issue #1 is ready to give us a preview into what is to come in Revolution! This Preview comes from Comic Book Resources, and has been mirrored below for your enjoyment. Included in the preview are: The 8-page preview that was available in various Transformers comics last month, the 8 different covers, and the first 6 pages. Check it out! THE REVOLUTION BEGINS! Explosions rip across the Earth—and all signs of blame point to OPTIMUS PRIME and the - Read More

IDW Hasbro Comics Crossover: Revolution Issue #00 Up For Free Order

IDW Hasbro Comics Crossover: Revolution Issue #00 Up For Free Order

Posted August 11th, 2016 at 11:17pm by D-Maximus_Primal - 13,396 views

IDW Publishing has now placed orders for Revolution: Issue #00 on their website! Revolution is set to be the big crossover between several major IDW storylines and characters, including our beloved Transformers, GI Joe, M.A.S.K., Action Man, Micronauts, and ROM! Check out the comic by clicking the above link! We've included the synopsis for issue #00 for you to read up on while you're waiting on the download. THE REVOLUTION BEGINS! Explosions rip across the Earth—and all signs of blame - Read More

Scans for Comics from Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Skull and Hardhead

Scans for Comics from Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Skull and Hardhead

Posted August 09th, 2016 at 11:46am by william-james88 - 30,556 views

Fellow Seibertronian Cyberpath scanned the comic images that come with Takara LG21 Hardhead and LG22 Skull (aka Skullcruncher). These are to be read from right to left and are part of the Japanese G1 cannon. Enjoy! Cyberpath wrote:Decided to scan the manga from LG21 & LG22 in case anyone went Hasbro with these, or just skipped it. Click to enlarge. Feel free to translate. - Read More

IDW Transformers: Till All Are One Volume 1 Listing Online

IDW Transformers: Till All Are One Volume 1 Listing Online

Posted August 06th, 2016 at 1:31pm by Dr Va'al - 18,616 views

The second IDW Publishing listing on online retailer Amazon is for the first volume of the new ongoing Transformers: Till All Are One, by partners in crime Mairghread Scott and Sara Pitre-Durocher, expected for release in December 2016, and collecting the first story arc (issues 1-4) of the series. Check it out below, and here for the listing! Starscream rules Cybertron. He and Windblade vie for control of the Council of Worlds, each aligning themselves with as many long-lost colonies as - Read More

IDW Titans Return TPB Listing Online

IDW Titans Return TPB Listing Online

Posted August 06th, 2016 at 1:27pm by Dr Va'al - 19,671 views

Via online retailer Amazon, we have a full solicit with expected release date for a couple of IDW Publishing Transformers books: first up is the collected trade that brings together the entirety of the Titans Return storyline, from the one-shot (reviewed here) to the two issues each of More Than Meets the Eye and The Transformers (#56-57). Check it out below, as the solicit mirrors the same as the opening one-shot issue, and expected for January 12th 2017! Once he ruled CYBERTRON with a - Read More

Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers TPB Extras

Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers TPB Extras

Posted August 04th, 2016 at 10:48am by Dr Va'al - 17,052 views

We have a tentative date for the Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers TPB from IDW Publishing, from the duocon team of Nick Roche and Josh Burcham, as August 24th (though mileage may vary, of course) and Roche has shown some sneaky peeks at what might be found inside the collected book, plus the cover blurb by some comics guy called Kieron Gillen (note: I am being facetious). If you haven't picked up the single issues, this is definitely a must - if you have, it's a must nonetheless. Check it - Read More

Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Till All Are One #3 iTunes Preview

Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Till All Are One #3 iTunes Preview

Posted August 04th, 2016 at 10:38am by Dr Va'al - 16,953 views

A week light on comics from IDW Publishing still brings some Transformers news, in the form of a new iTunes preview for Till All Are One #3 - check out the three pages mirrored below, and come back in a couple of weeks for the full preview/review combo on Seibertron.com! WINDBLADE TURNS TRAITOR?! With the rise of the COMBATICON threat, STARSCREAM issues an ultimatum to WINDBLADE: do his—or everyone on Cybertron will learn her darkest secrets! - Read More

IDW Publishing To Receive Red Balloon Award In Recognition of Contributions To Community Literacy Efforts

IDW Publishing To Receive Red Balloon Award In Recognition of Contributions To Community Literacy Efforts

Posted August 03rd, 2016 at 12:54pm by Dr Va'al - 16,660 views

Continuing in IDW's streak of literacy development programmes, we have a new press release from the San Diego publisher, being rewarded for their work in the field - through Traveling Stories and more - with a Red Balloon Award! Read on below to find out more about their efforts and the award itself. IDW Publishing To Receive Red Balloon Award In Recognition of Contributions To Community Literacy Efforts San Diego, CA – (August 3, 2016) The inaugural Red Balloon Awards, presented by - Read More

IDW The Transformers #55 Review

IDW The Transformers #55 Review

Posted August 03rd, 2016 at 7:26am by Tigertrack - 21,303 views

Transformers #55 - Conversation Starter Last issue was pretty loaded. Titan called and rose, combinations stopped, characters learned stuff, villains fled, humans scrambled… Issue 55 is the wrap to the ‘All Hail Optimus Prime’ story arc. The events have led to this what could be a final confrontation. How does it end? Digitally, some of us already know. In print, some of us waited. It is time. This issue in a nut shell… CHANGE comes to the forefront. The crux of what it - Read More

IDW Revolution - Fico Ossio Art Teasers featuring Transformers, Action Man, Micronauts

IDW Revolution - Fico Ossio Art Teasers featuring Transformers, Action Man, Micronauts

Posted July 28th, 2016 at 9:05am by Dr Va'al - 13,447 views

Artist Fico Ossio, who will be providing the main linework for the upcoming Revolution event (though not the single series issues) has been sharing on his DeviantART some teaser peeks at his black and white artwork in preparation for the big thing - featuring Transformers, Action Man, Micronauts and soon M.A.S.K. joining the roster. Check them out below, as Optimus features twice, too! - Read More

IDW Titans Return One-Shot Review

IDW Titans Return One-Shot Review

Posted July 27th, 2016 at 8:21am by Dr Va'al - 19,836 views

Head Start (Spoiler free-ish) Synopsis THE LAST AUTOBOT! Once he ruled CYBERTRON with a brutal (and literal) iron fist... left for dead four million years ago, SENTINEL PRIME is back. But in a world where STARSCREAM rules CYBERTON, OPTIMUS PRIME has invaded Earth, and MEGATRON is an AUTOBOT—SENTINEL doesn’t like what he sees! I'll take revenge murder plot for 500, Alex Story The last couple of months (years?) have had a lot of change in the world of the Transformers - - Read More

IDW Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #55 Review

IDW Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #55 Review

Posted July 27th, 2016 at 6:13am by ScottyP - 22,324 views

The Knowing A Review of Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #55 As spoiler-free as I can make it Seriously, finding non-spoiler filled images was legitimately difficult. Here we are, 4 years, 7 months, and a week since The Death of Optimus Prime, which ushered in what has arguably been the best long-form run of Transformers comics in history (that includes Robots in Disguise/The Transformers and all the various one-shots and mini-series within this time period, for the record.) Now - Read More

IDW The Transformers #55 Possibly Postponed

IDW The Transformers #55 Possibly Postponed

Posted July 27th, 2016 at 3:48am by Dr Va'al - 14,363 views

Just a quick announcement: We are postponing our review of The Transformers #55, as John Barber has let people know via Twitter that the issue's release date has been moved to next week (it may still digitally, though, at this point it seems there is some confusion at distribution level). As we aim to release reviews on the day of release for more readers to join in the conversation, we have chosen to follow suit. Titans Return and More Than Meets the Eye #55 will have their reviews up today - Read More

IDW Transformers Post-Revolution - Barber, Scott and Roberts Interview

IDW Transformers Post-Revolution - Barber, Scott and Roberts Interview

Posted July 25th, 2016 at 2:21pm by Dr Va'al - 16,487 views

Sometimes news slips a little through the net, especially during events like San Diego Comic Con - but as we covered on the Seibertron.com stream for the IDW Publishing panel (check it out again here), ComicsAlliance also went a little further with the three Transformers scribes on the future of the current ongoings post-Revolution event: John Barber, Mairghread Scott and James Roberts! As we said, a lot was known, but there are some extra tidbits in the interview - which you can read in - Read More

IDW Hasbro Comics Crossover: Revolution - More Than Meets the Eye Roche / Burcham Cover Variant Art

IDW Hasbro Comics Crossover: Revolution - More Than Meets the Eye Roche / Burcham Cover Variant Art

Posted July 25th, 2016 at 1:59pm by Dr Va'al - 13,850 views

From the technicolour wizard Josh Burcham over on Twitter, we have a clean look at the Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye Revolution tie-in issue cover variant - Nick Roche on the lines, Burcham on the colours of course - due this November (check out the full timeline in the update over here). Feast your optics on Grimlock, a M.A.S.K. character... and ROM the Spaceknight. (In colour and process images!) - Read More

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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #153 - Last Knights of Cybertron
Twincast / Podcast #153:
"Last Knights of Cybertron"
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