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Review of IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #39

Review of IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #39

DJD - RETURN OF THE D.J.D.! A punishment squad created by MEGATRON to hunt down dissidents, turncoats and cowards—no one believes more passionately in the DECEPTICON cause than the D.J.D. So what happens when they discover their founder has joined the Autobots? (Clue: it’s not pretty.)
Seibertron.com Interviews Shane McCarthy - Lindyhopping with Drift

Seibertron.com Interviews Shane McCarthy - Lindyhopping with Drift

McCarthyism - We left the interviews with comics creators lagging for a while, as life decided to settle itself, 2014 swept in and we're now ready for Combiner Wars hitting shelves in both paper, plastic and pixel format. But alongside that, we've also seen the return of one of IDW's original Transformers characters, Drift, in the hands of its originator - Shane McCarthy. Read on below for a spotlight on the Australian author of AHM!
IDW Publishing Transformers Comics April 2015 Solicitations: Defensor, Devastator, Windblade & More

IDW Publishing Transformers Comics April 2015 Solicitations: Defensor, Devastator, Windblade & More

COMBINER WARS!!! - Our friends over at IDW Publishing have released the comics solcitiation for their April 2015 releases, featuring not only the continuation of the two current ongoings The Transformers and More Than Meets the Eye, but also the return of Widndblade as it takes its own component of Combiner Wars! We also get to look at some more Transformers vs G.I. Joe, and the possible cover of the seventh volume of what used to be called Robots in Disguise, collecting the pre-CW arc. Check them all out below, including our first look at CW Defensor, Devastator, and the various team members.
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: Combiner Wars - Windblade #2

IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Windblade #2

Posted April 21st, 2015 at 1:51am by Va'al - 3,140 views

Looking for your weekly fill of Transformers comics? IDW Publishing has you covered, with the third chapter in the Combiner Wars event taking place in the pages of Windblade #2! Check out a full preview below, and head back here to Seibertron.com on the day of release to keep the discussion going with our own review. Transformers: Windblade—Combiner Wars #2 Mairghread Scott (w) • Livio Ramondelli (a) • Casey W. Coller (c) PROWL makes his move… and the galaxy will never be the - Read More

Possible Combiner Wars Prowl Or Ratchet Reveal

Possible Combiner Wars Prowl Or Ratchet Reveal

Posted April 20th, 2015 at 1:02pm by Autobot032 - 12,938 views

Editors note: After internal discussion, it's uncertain as to whether or not this is Prowl or Ratchet, and because of this we've amended this news article to address this change. The problem is the head crest, it makes it difficult to tell whether it's Prowl or Ratchet, seeing as this mold would be perfect for either figure. Thanks to fellow fan, collector and Seibertronian, chuckdawg1999, we have our first look at what appears to be a new Combiner Wars Deluxe Class figure! Looks like it - Read More

IDW Transformers: Spotlight Omnibus & RID Box Set Listed on Amazon

IDW Transformers: Spotlight Omnibus & RID Box Set Listed on Amazon

Posted April 19th, 2015 at 1:22pm by shajaki - 10,110 views

Amazon.com has new listings up for IDW Transformers: Spotlight Omnibus Volume 2 and an RID Box Set. The sets are slated for release in late September/early October, read the descriptions below to see who and what included in the sets! Transformers: Spotlight Omnibus Volume 2 Individual Transformers stories focusing on Mirage, Wheelie, Cyclonus, Hardhead, Doubledealer, Sideswipe, Blurr, Jazz, Drift, Cliffjumper, Metroplex, and Prowl. Paperback: 296 pages Publisher: IDW Publishing - Read More

Ages Three and Up Product Updates - Apr 18, 2015

Ages Three and Up Product Updates - Apr 18, 2015

Posted April 18th, 2015 at 11:33am by Autobot032 - 22,077 views

MMC R-12 Cynicus, MakeToys Citizen Set New Takara Q Transformers, TAV Pre-orders and more... ------------------------------------------------------------ Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser (http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=9ce ... d4b6d79446) . http://www.agesthreeandup.com?utm_sourc ... 50&mc_eid=[UNIQID] ** Product Updates ------------------------------------------------------------ April 18, 2015 https://www.facebook.com/agesthreeandup ... - Read More

Sneak Peek IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Windblade #2 iTunes Preview

Sneak Peek IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Windblade #2 iTunes Preview

Posted April 18th, 2015 at 4:27am by Va'al - 16,169 views

Have a comics preview for a weekend! Coming out this Wednesday, the first three pages of the new chapter in IDW Publishing's Combiner Wars has appeared 'magically' (thank you Mariel) on iTunes - in Windblade #2. Check them out below, mirrored via Seibertronian Madeus Prime, come back on Tuesday for a full preview, and Wednesday for our review! PROWL makes his move… and the galaxy will never be the same. Can WINDBLADE stand against the threat of the COMBINERS? - Read More

Combiner Wars Wave 3 Released In Manila (Philippines), With In Hand Images

Combiner Wars Wave 3 Released In Manila (Philippines), With In Hand Images

Posted April 17th, 2015 at 12:53pm by Autobot032 - 26,275 views

Thanks to fellow fan, Eric John A. Cruz and Cybertron Philippines, we have some great news to share with you: Combiner Wars Wave 3 is hitting retailers in Asia! (This is good news for the rest of us, means it's just a few weeks until they hit the US and other world regions!) Mr. Cruz shared this good news with us on our Seibertron Facebook page, which you can see his post here. The wave is due to be released on April 18th in the Philippines at various Toys R Us stores, which you can see in - Read More

Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #40 iTunes Preview

Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #40 iTunes Preview

Posted April 16th, 2015 at 2:49pm by Va'al - 17,814 views

IDW digital assistant Mariel Romero has uploaded three new screenshots to iTunes, taken from the opening pages of Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #40. Check them out in full size mirrored below, and find out what the Lost Light has been up to since #38! Having saved the universe—kind of—the Lost Light crew deal with the fallout in a manner befitting the gravity of the situation. Kind of. - Read More

IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise Writers John Barber and Georgia Ball in Conversation

IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise Writers John Barber and Georgia Ball in Conversation

Posted April 16th, 2015 at 11:43am by Va'al - 12,418 views

Via a notification from fellow Seibertronian robotmel, we have an interview conducted by IDW senior editor John Barber, also writer for The Transformers, with Georgia Ball, the new writer for the new series Transformers: Robots in Disguise! Check out some highlights below, and read the full piece here. JB: What was your entry into the world of Transformers—as a fan, I mean? Do you have a favorite version of Transformers from over the years? GB: I was parked in front of every episode - Read More

Help Artist James Raiz Draw Transformers / G.I. Joe Art for TFCon

Help Artist James Raiz Draw Transformers / G.I. Joe Art for TFCon

Posted April 15th, 2015 at 4:28pm by Va'al - 20,192 views

As we promised.. Professional Dreamwave, IDW and freelance artist, our interviewee, Transformers fan, and all-round great person James Raiz has a little something up his creator sleeve, in order to prepare for his presence at TFCon Toronto! In collaboration with the fans here on Seibertron.com, Raiz will be drawing two art pieces that will make it to print, bringing together the G.I. Joe and Transformers franchises - Autobots and Joes on one, Decepticons and Cobra for the other - and to make it - Read More

IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - The Transformers #40 Review

IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - The Transformers #40 Review

Posted April 15th, 2015 at 4:16am by Va'al - 17,358 views

World on Fire (Spoiler free-ish) Synopsis The COMBINERS have arrived! STARSCREAM wrestles for dominance with OPTIMUS PRIME as surprising reinforcements approach—from the Lost Light! What, no RodPod? Story As we left the Windblade title last time to start dealing with the diplomatic and political aftermath of Menasor's actions on Caminus, and the arrival of Optimus as the Thirteenth (of sorts) - we shift back to The Transformers, with the next chapter in the Combiner Wars - Read More

IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise Comics Series Information and Covers

IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise Comics Series Information and Covers

Posted April 14th, 2015 at 3:50pm by Va'al - 24,374 views

We have some more information about the direction that the upcoming IDW Publishing Transformers: Robots in Disguise comics series will be taking with John Barber and Georgia Ball on writing duties, and Priscilla Tramontano on art, courtesy of ComicBookResources. Check out the two covers for issue #1 by Tramontano and Travis Sengaus/Josh Burcham, too, below, read the whole piece here and some snippets as follows! The latest "Transformers" animated series debuted last month on Cartoon Network, - Read More

TFcon Toronto 2015 Guest Update - James Raiz

TFcon Toronto 2015 Guest Update - James Raiz

Posted April 14th, 2015 at 3:19pm by Va'al - 15,129 views

Another guest announcement from Canadian fan event TFCon Toronto, and we're back into the comics, both the old Dreamwave and newer IDW Transformers stories - with artist James Raiz! Check out below what they have to say about him, and maybe check back later this week with Seibertron.com.. there may be more Raizness ahead. We are pleased to announce that Transformers comic book artist James Raiz will be a guest at TFcon Toronto 2015. James is known to fans for his work as the initial - Read More

Unpublished Marvel Transformers G1 Comic Art by Ian Akin and David Hunt - Dweller in the Depths

Unpublished Marvel Transformers G1 Comic Art by Ian Akin and David Hunt - Dweller in the Depths

Posted April 14th, 2015 at 3:10pm by Va'al - 20,887 views

Fellow Seibertronian crazysteve has unearthed three so-far unseen - but also entirely unknown - pages by artist David Hunt (on pencils by Ian Akin) from the old Marvel comics Transformers series. The pages, mirrored below, are from an issue adapting the cartoon episode Dweller in the Depths. It would appear these were for a back-up comic, in case the regular story could not make it to publication on time - check them out below, with some more info from the finder, and head here for some - Read More

Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update - Simon Furman

Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update - Simon Furman

Posted April 14th, 2015 at 12:46pm by Va'al - 13,064 views

Some more Auto Assembly news, confirming another foundation of the Transformers' fictional universe, and almost as constant in its history as Rung - Simon Furman has just been confirmed as guest for the 2015 event! Check out more info here and below. Bread and butter; crackers and cheese; Kirk and Spock… all classic combinations and tradition dictates that Auto Assembly has always played host to one of Transformers most well-known classic combination as well. Ever since their debut at the - Read More

Marvel Comics Artist Herb Trimpe Passes Away at 75

Marvel Comics Artist Herb Trimpe Passes Away at 75

Posted April 14th, 2015 at 11:40am by Va'al - 11,277 views

It appears this is really not the year for comics creators and animators, as we have just received the sad news that Herb Trimpe, famous for his work with Marvel comics in the 1970s and 80s, from Hulk to Wolverine, to the Transformers and G.I. Joe (including the first crossover between the two) has passed away on Monday. The staff of Seibertron.com wish to express their condolences to his family and loved ones. Legendary Marvel Comics artist Herb Trimpe, the first artist to draw character of - Read More

IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - The Transformers #40 Full Preview

IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - The Transformers #40 Full Preview

Posted April 14th, 2015 at 1:10am by Va'al - 12,965 views

In other IDW Publishing comics releases this week, we have the next chapter of the Combiner Wars event in The Transformers #40 - Chapter #2 (if you exclude Opening Salvo) of the biggest thing to happen to Cybertron, and not Cybertron alone, so far. Check out a full preview below, and come back for a review tomorrow, when more people will have had a chance to read the book! Transformers #40—Combiner Wars John Barber (w) • Livio Ramondelli (a) • Casey W. Coller (c) The COMBINERS have - Read More

IDW Transformers: Spotlight Omnibus Volume 1 Preview

IDW Transformers: Spotlight Omnibus Volume 1 Preview

Posted April 14th, 2015 at 1:07am by Va'al - 8,734 views

In new comics releases this week from IDW Publishing, we have another retrospective collection coming out to join the Phase One Omnibus from a while back - the first volume bringing to together all the Spotlights, also in Omnibus format! Check out a full preview below, as we enter the world of Shockwave during the very first days of IDW's Transformers.. Transformers: Spotlight Omnibus, Vol. 1 Simon Furman, Nick Roche, Stuart Moore (w) • Nick Roche, MD Bright, Rob Ruffalo, Robby Musso, - Read More

Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update - Andrew Wildman

Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update - Andrew Wildman

Posted April 12th, 2015 at 10:50am by Va'al - 15,900 views

Some news from Auto Assembly HQ, as they keep up their mission to make the 2015 event, the foreseeable last incarnation of Europe's biggest Transformers convention, the biggest yet - and a new guest is announced: the visual historical constant of the robots, Andrew Wildman! Check out more info here and below. Once again we are being joined by comic supremo Andrew Wildman. Andrew needs no introduction to Transformers fans, having provided artwork for Transformers comics for almost every - Read More

IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ongoing Comic Writer to be Georgia Ball

IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ongoing Comic Writer to be Georgia Ball

Posted April 10th, 2015 at 4:30am by Va'al - 14,260 views

As with Transformers vs G.I. Joe before it, the new IDW Publishing offering for Free Comic Book Day (May 2nd) of Transformers: Robots in Disguise, is already planned as an ongoing after the issue #0 for the initiative. And with John Barber teaming up with Priscilla Tramontano for the first, introductory book, the reins will then pass on to Georgia Ball, currently behind My Little Pony and Littlest Pet Shop! Read her announcement, found here, below, and take a look at a preview for issue #0 - Read More

IDW Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #40 Retailer Incentive Cover

IDW Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #40 Retailer Incentive Cover

Posted April 09th, 2015 at 10:51pm by mooncake623 - 15,210 views

Thanks to Brendan Cahill on Twitter we get a look at the art for the retailer incentive cover of Transformers More than Meets the Eye #40. The cover features art by Brendan Cahill and colors by Joana Lafuente. Check it out below! And remember keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and - Read More

New Combiner Wars Devastator Pics Show Off Massive Scale

New Combiner Wars Devastator Pics Show Off Massive Scale

Posted April 09th, 2015 at 1:39am by Autobot032 - 29,223 views

Transformers Colombia, a Facebook fan page, has provided two images of the upcoming Titan Class Combiner Wars Devastator, courtesy of group member Felipe León Nájera. This time he's being held in hand so you can get a rough idea of his scale, which looks to be massive! You'll notice it's badly mis-transformed and missing parts, but neither of those are enough to detract from the awesome in the pics. We've mirrored the images below: Keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for - Read More

IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #39 Review

IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #39 Review

Posted April 08th, 2015 at 1:54am by Va'al - 22,020 views

Nickel For Your Thoughts (Spoiler free-ish) Synopsis RETURN OF THE D.J.D.! A punishment squad created by MEGATRON to hunt down dissidents, turncoats and cowards—no one believes more passionately in the DECEPTICON cause than the D.J.D. So what happens when they discover their founder has joined the Autobots? (Clue: it’s not pretty.) Ruh-roh Story Long after their first introduction in More Than Meets the Eye issues #7-8, their brief if displaced return during #32-34, and - Read More

IDW Publishing Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #39 Full Preview

IDW Publishing Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #39 Full Preview

Posted April 06th, 2015 at 11:43am by Va'al - 18,328 views

In other comics news this week, IDW Publishing are releasing the next issue in the Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye ongoing series, #39 - and the Decepticon Justice Division are back! Check out the full preview below, via Comic Book Resources, and head back here on Wednesday for our full review of the issue. NOTE: The solicit below lists Alex Milne as interior artist, as well as cover - we know this is not correct, as Hayato Sakamoto is taking over art duties for the issue, as reported - Read More

Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two Volume Two Sarah Stone Cover Art Revealed

Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two Volume Two Sarah Stone Cover Art Revealed

Posted April 06th, 2015 at 5:31am by Va'al - 16,414 views

We had already seen the glorious Sarah Stone cover art for the IDW Publishing Transformers Phase Two Volume 1 hardcover collection a long while back, and we did report on the Amazon listing for the second volume in the series - but we now finally have the cover reveal from the listing, with a sadfaced Bumblebee crowning the front of the book! Refresh your memory on the contents below, now at $44.99, and check out the little bot that could, too. Before Optimus was Prime, before Megatron - Read More

The Rob Lenten Experiment Charity Auction - Transformers Art and More

The Rob Lenten Experiment Charity Auction - Transformers Art and More

Posted April 05th, 2015 at 10:36am by Va'al - 17,560 views

If you're feeling charitable this weekend, why not take a look at the great collection of donated artwork for the Rob Lenten Experiment, a fundraising auction for Cancer Research featuring artwork contributed by a number of comics artist - and quite a few are Transformers professionals (including Alex Milne, Livio Ramondelli and others) or themed (by fan artists and others)! Check out some of the pieces mirrored below, and head here to start bidding! This Sketch is to raise money for Cancer - Read More

IDW Publishing Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #39 Incentive Cover by Pitre-Durocher

IDW Publishing Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #39 Incentive Cover by Pitre-Durocher

Posted April 04th, 2015 at 12:48pm by Va'al - 19,898 views

Still a little longer until we see the full preview, release and review of next week's Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #39 - so have some IDW Publishing incentive covers for the issue, courtesy of their official Tumblr and artist Sara Pitre-Durocher's Facebook page! Who's Afraid of the DJD, indeed..? - Read More

IDW Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #6 Full Preview

IDW Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #6 Full Preview

Posted April 03rd, 2015 at 3:30am by Va'al - 17,265 views

It's been a while since we marvelled, jaw agape, at Tom Scioli and John Barber's cosmic effort in IDW Publishing Transformers vs G.I. Joe - but the wait is over, and thanks to comics website ComicsAlliance, we have a full preview for next week's issue #6. Check it out below! We'll have a Seibertron.com review up by the date of release, Wednesday, too, so head back here then. Transformers vs G.I. JOE #6 Tom Scioli & John Barber (w) • Scioli (a & c) THE SMASH HIT OF 2014 BECOMES THE - Read More

TakaraTomy Unite Warriors Menasor Official Image (Plus Legends Arcee Reissue!)

TakaraTomy Unite Warriors Menasor Official Image (Plus Legends Arcee Reissue!)

Posted April 02nd, 2015 at 11:54pm by Autobot032 - 18,603 views

Curt from TFSource has sent us a new solicitation featuring Takara Tomy's Unite Warriors Menasor, featuring what seems to be a rather drastic redeco from Hasbro's originals as well as some other good news: Legends Arcee is being reissued and more will be available! Here's what Curt had to say: Will have preorders up in 1-2 hours Also a reissue lg10 arcee The links are now live! (You can click on the links below (and the Menasor image) to be taken to the ordering pages.) Both - Read More

Combiner Wars Leader Class Megatron Available Now On Amazon

Combiner Wars Leader Class Megatron Available Now On Amazon

Posted April 02nd, 2015 at 10:15pm by Autobot032 - 17,233 views

Combiner Wars has been a rather sizable success for both Hasbro and fans and one of the most coveted figures of the line is the Leader Class Megatron mold, especially the G1 version, he's also the most difficult to find. Hasbro Toy Shop sells out regularly, BBTS is sold out, eBay's too expensive, so what's a fan/collector to do? Take a trip to Amazon! Thanks to fellow fan and collector, BeatsBySoundwave, we now have the direct link to G1 Megatron who is currently priced at $46.99 and - Read More

Combiner Wars Wave 2 Found At US Retail

Combiner Wars Wave 2 Found At US Retail

Posted April 02nd, 2015 at 11:40am by Autobot032 - 16,884 views

Thanks to fellow Seibertronian, DrLegend, we have our first legit (and proven) sighting of Deluxe Wave 2! This wave consists of Air Raid, Breakdown, Dead End and Off Road. I went to Wal-Mart this morning near my work in Mesa, AZ and found an assortment of the new figures and limbs. Happy hunting to the rest of you! If you have sightings, send them to sightings@seibertron.com and news to news@seibertron.com, and as always... Keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the - Read More

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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #114 - Brainmasters
Twincast / Podcast #114:
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Posted: Tuesday, April 7th, 2015