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IDW Transformers May 2014 Solicitations [SPOILERS?]

Postby Va'al » Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:43 am

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Our friends over at IDW Publishing have just uploaded their comics solicitations for the May 2014 releases! As the issues all come out post-Dark Cybertron, their descriptions may contain spoilers for the current storylines, so proceed with care. That said, check them all out below.



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Transformers: Robots in Disguise #29: Dawn of the Autobots
John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a & c)
DETONATION BOULEVARD! Who is MARISSA FAIREBORN—and why does she want OPTIMUS PRIME dead?! And more importantly… how did she start working with on of the AUTOBOTS deadliest enemies…? Dangerous allegiences form, thanks to the terrifying shape the CYBERTRONIANS have twisted planet Earth into!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
DAWN OF THE AUTOBOTS continues!
OPTIMUS PRIME’s back on Earth—and Earth wants him dead!
Variant Cover by Marcelo Matere!


Transformers: Robots in Disguise #29: Dawn of the Autobots—Subscription Variant
John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a) • Casey W. Coller (c)
For subscription customers only, a special variant cover with art by Casey W. Coller!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99


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Transformers: Windblade #2 (of 4): Dawn of the Autobots
Mairghread Scott (w) • Sarah Stone (a & c)
CYBERTRON UNDER FIRE! Someone is out to kill WINDBLADE—but discovering who means turning to some less-than-savory ’Bots. Can WINDBLADE trust her informants enough to stake her life on them? And who will she turn to when the events of DARK CYBERTRON come back to haunt them all?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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DAWN OF THE AUTOBOTS continues!
What is the secret history of WINDBLADE—and what does that mean for the future of Cybertron?
Variant Cover by Marcelo Matere!

Transformers: Windblade #2 (of 4): Dawn of the Autobots—Subscription Variant
Mairghread Scott (w) • Sarah Stone (a) • Alex Milne (c)
For subscription customers only, a special variant cover by Alex Milne!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99


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Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #29: Dawn of the Autobots
James Roberts (w) • Alex Milne (a & c)
STAND-OFF! While the crew of the Lost Light react to MEGATRON’s arrival with characteristic maturity (calling him names behind his back and ignoring him when he speaks) one AUTOBOT is convinced that a more direct approach is needed. Guess what happens when a one-time tyrant is told he’s not wanted? Yeah, exactly.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
DAWN OF THE AUTOBOTS continues!
The secrets of MEGATRON joining the Lost Light are revealed!
Variant Cover by Marcelo Matere!

Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #29: Dawn of the Autobots—Subscription Variant
James Roberts (w) • Alex Milne (a) • Nick Roche (c)
For subscription customers only, a special variant cover with art by Nick Roche!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99


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Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Vol. 1
John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith, Casey Coller (a) • Livio Ramondelli (c)
The war for Cybertron is over—now the hard part begins! BUMBLEBEE and his fellow AUTOBOTS struggle to maintain control of a world without OPTIMUS PRIME! Bumblebee's provisional government is struggling and Prowl defends it against the DECEPTICONS but how far will he go—and who will chose to stand by his side?
TPB • FC • $14.99 • 136 pages • ISBN: 978-1-61377-964-4

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A perfect starting point for new TRANSFORMERS fans!
See TRANSFORMERS 4 in theaters this summer!


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Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye, Vol. 1
James Roberts, John Barber (w) • Alex Milne, Nick Roche (a) • Livio Ramondelli (c)
More Than Meets The Eye reunites the fan-favorite creative team behind Last Stand of the Wreckers and sends the Transformers on an epic quest to the farthest reaches of the Transformers Universe and beyond! Also includes the one-shot “Death of Optimus Prime."
TPB • FC • $14.99 • 124 pages • ISBN: 978-1-61377-965-1

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A perfect starting point for new TRANSFORMERS fans!
See TRANSFORMERS 4 in theaters this summer!


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Transformers: Regeneration One, Vol. 4
Simon Furman (w) • Guido Guidi (a) • Andrew Wildman (c)
Rodimus Prime struggles to comprehend what is happening as dark forces rise and an invasion begins the war to end all wars. Collects issues #96–100.
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 132 pages • ISBN: 978-1-61377-963-7

Bullet points:
The Epic Conclusion of Transformers: Regeneration One!



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The X-Files: Conspiracy
Paul Crilley, Erik Burnham, Ed Brisson, Denton J. Tipton (w) • John Stanisci, Salvador Navarro, Michael Walsh, Dheeraj Verma, Vic Malhotra (a) • Miran Kim (c)
When The Lone Gunmen discover Internet files from the future, they learn that a plague will soon wipe out most of humanity. With Agents Mulder and Scully working one lead, the Gunmen must spring into action and investigate several urban legends: a group of ghost-hunters, mutant turtles that live in the sewers, shape-changing alien robots, and a vengeful spirit from beyond the grave!
HC • FC • $24.99 • 152 pages • ISBN: 978-1-61377-896-8

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The X-Files investigates the Ghostbusters, Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and The Crow!
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Re: IDW Transformers May 2014 Solicitations [SPOILERS?]

Postby gavinfuzzy » Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:07 pm

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If that's how Generations Leader Megatron looks, I'm alright with that. :grin:
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Re: IDW Transformers May 2014 Solicitations [SPOILERS?]

Postby Grimlockgravez » Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:35 pm

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So wait... You put the comic cover that needs the Spoiler warning on it as the main image?
What are you thinking????
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Re: IDW Transformers May 2014 Solicitations [SPOILERS?]

Postby Va'al » Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:57 pm

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Grimlockgravez wrote:So wait... You put the comic cover that needs the Spoiler warning on it as the main image?
What are you thinking????


We've known for at least a month, if not more, that Megatron will be joining the Lost Light. :-?
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Re: IDW Transformers May 2014 Solicitations [SPOILERS?]

Postby Rodimus Prime » Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:25 pm

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I don't care much for iDW's newer stuff, but I actually like the design of this Rodimus. I might start reading MTMTE. Hopefully he wasn't made out to be a total douche. Is the Lost Light in MTMTE or RiD?

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Transformers: Regeneration One, Vol. 4
Simon Furman (w) • Guido Guidi (a) • Andrew Wildman (c)
Rodimus Prime struggles to comprehend what is happening as dark forces rise and an invasion begins the war to end all wars. Collects issues #96–100.
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 132 pages • ISBN: 978-1-61377-963-7

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The Epic Conclusion of Transformers: Regeneration One!


Even though Regen didn't meet a lot of my expectations, I will still be sorry to see it end.
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Re: IDW Transformers May 2014 Solicitations [SPOILERS?]

Postby Va'al » Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:37 pm

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It's MTMTE you want for the Lost Light crew. :D
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Re: IDW Transformers May 2014 Solicitations [SPOILERS?]

Postby That_Guy » Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:18 pm

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Why do I feel like it's Tailgate that's going to tell Megs (ok.....cover may have made it a bit obvious to me in a way), yet Megs is going to give Tailgate more respect for being the one who was straight up, instead of "too scared" to face Megs himself?
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Re: IDW Transformers May 2014 Solicitations [SPOILERS?]

Postby Shadowstream » Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:34 pm

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Assuming those covers are indicative of the designs for the rumored leader Optimus and Megatron toys... well, money saved I guess :BANG_HEAD:
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Re: IDW Transformers May 2014 Solicitations [SPOILERS?]

Postby Grimlockgravez » Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:15 pm

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Va'al wrote:
Grimlockgravez wrote:So wait... You put the comic cover that needs the Spoiler warning on it as the main image?
What are you thinking????


We've known for at least a month, if not more, that Megatron will be joining the Lost Light. :-?


I have to. But who is this "we" you speak if. That is a huge spoiler. If you are avoiding them, you don't look for them. But it makes it awful hard when you make it front page... Other Transformer fan pages have the common sense to put the spoiler material in the post. Not fly it around as the main picture of the post.
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Re: IDW Transformers May 2014 Solicitations [SPOILERS?]

Postby MINDVVIPE » Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:47 pm

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Can't say I dig megatrons look too much, its a bit regular and not tyrant looking enough. But then I didn't like his bomber concept art until I saw it in action in the actual comics. They def gota drop the pistol deco on his chest, looks out of place unless he still turns into a gun. Also, I didn't know he was joining the lost light.
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Re: IDW Transformers May 2014 Solicitations [SPOILERS?]

Postby T-Macksimus » Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:14 pm

That_Guy wrote:Why do I feel like it's Tailgate that's going to tell Megs (ok.....cover may have made it a bit obvious to me in a way), yet Megs is going to give Tailgate more respect for being the one who was straight up, instead of "too scared" to face Megs himself?


The cover does seem to indicate that it's Tailgate but I would have bet money that it would have been either Whirl or Swerve since neither of those two seem to have the good sense to know when to shut up.
Although it does seem to make a certain sense that it's Tailgate. I mean, he had the stones to push Cyclonus when it was obvious (to everyone else at least) that he just wanted to be left alone but we all saw the end result of Tailgate's insistence. He wound up with quite possibly the most bad-ass "partner" out of the entire Lost Light crew, winning Cyclonus' respect and loyalty. A fat stack of energon cubes says he wins Megatron over the same way. ;)
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Re: IDW Transformers May 2014 Solicitations [SPOILERS?]

Postby Renne » Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:26 am

i'd love to see tailgate get megs under his thumb. looking forward to any kind of THEY HATE ME MORE showdown between whirl and megs though.
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Postby Manterax Prime » Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:31 am

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Autobot Megatron.
I've loved it since it was revealed.
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Please be the leader class! Please be the leader class! Please be the leader class! :PRAY:
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Re: IDW Transformers May 2014 Solicitations [SPOILERS?]

Postby Va'al » Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:55 am

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Grimlockgravez wrote:
Va'al wrote:
Grimlockgravez wrote:So wait... You put the comic cover that needs the Spoiler warning on it as the main image?
What are you thinking????


We've known for at least a month, if not more, that Megatron will be joining the Lost Light. :-?


I have to. But who is this "we" you speak if. That is a huge spoiler. If you are avoiding them, you don't look for them. But it makes it awful hard when you make it front page... Other Transformer fan pages have the common sense to put the spoiler material in the post. Not fly it around as the main picture of the post.


We = Seibertron.com.

http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/ ... ron/29149/

http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/ ... ron/29152/

(And to be fair, I had no idea that was going to be the spoiler, I was thinking more of the solicitation descriptions than any of the images. I do apologise if any of you felt I robbed them of a surprise though. :( )
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Re: IDW Transformers May 2014 Solicitations [SPOILERS?]

Postby Vicalliose » Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:20 am

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Manterax Prime wrote:Autobot Megatron.Please be the leader class! Please be the leader class! Please be the leader class! :PRAY:
Going by IDW's tradition of changing design to fit Hasbro's toys (or even shoehorning in ugly fan characters 'we' apparently came up with), these are probably the leader Megatron and Optimus designs that were on that list of generations figures from a while back.

Shame they changed big OP's design, I'm not really digging all the changes that have been done to make him look more G1, though it's really not so big of a departure that I'd outright pass on it like my brother would. :roll:

Honestly, after having gone through a whole bunch of copies of the original Classics Prime, repeated transformations really started to show just how brittle he is. A robo that's brittle is a pet peeve for me, it's why I've passed up on a number of cool figures just because they made stupid design mistakes, like using translucent plastic on joints. I mean yeah, of course they're mainly meant for display at this point in my life, but if I can't fiddle with them on my desk from time to time there's no point in them being anything other than statues... Also I have uneven floors, so if a toy can't withstand being tumbled onto the floor once in a while, it's pretty much screwed.

Edit: What if they actually try to market the new Megatron as an Autobot toy?
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Re: IDW Transformers May 2014 Solicitations [SPOILERS?]

Postby Manterax Prime » Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:35 pm

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Vicalliose wrote:What if they actually try to market the new Megatron as an Autobot toy?


Who's to say they aren't doing that already? Plus Hasbro said that leader class decepticons don't sell very well. Especially Megatron.
Solution: Make Megatron an Autobot. Course, they could always give him the insignia switching feature Universe Dinobot used so he could be either :BOT: or :CON: depending on the owner's preference.
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Re: IDW Transformers May 2014 Solicitations [SPOILERS?]

Postby Shadowstream » Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:19 pm

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Vicalliose wrote:Shame they changed big OP's design, I'm not really digging all the changes that have been done to make him look more G1, though it's really not so big of a departure that I'd outright pass on it like my brother would. :roll:

I would not like to have to make that kind of judgement call until I see it in plastic, once again ASSUMING the cover art here is indeed indicative of the rumored leader Optimus. Even so, with as much as characters like Prime, Megs, Bee, and Screamer get put out in toy form every damn year, can one not afford to be picky about what one wishes for out of them? >:oP
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