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Transformers Monstrosity Scheduled to Release March

Postby El Duque » Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:49 pm

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Transformers: Monstrosity, the follow up to IDW's digital format series Transformers: Autocracy, is scheduled to launch on March 1st. Click here to visit the iTunes listing.


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12 CHAPTER DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE SERIES! In the early days of the war on CYBERTRON, OPTIMUS PRIME puts everything on the line to unify the planet—but not everyone agrees that this new Prime should be in charge... Meanwhile, the fallen DECEPTION leader, MEGATRON, begins a journey that will change everything. Plus--what is the terrible secret of the DINOBOTS? All this and more in the first chapter of the digital event of the year!


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Re: Transformers Monstrosity Scheduled to Release March

Postby DaftFan » Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:27 pm

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Will this be available on Comixology? I only have Android devices, so I was looking to get it that way.
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Re: Transformers Monstrosity Scheduled to Release March

Postby Sodan-1 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:46 pm

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I quite liked Autocracy, so I'm looking forward to this. I'll be waiting patiently for the trade release mind you.
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Re: Transformers Monstrosity Scheduled to Release March

Postby Nemesis Maximo » Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:47 pm

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DaftFan wrote:Will this be available on Comixology? I only have Android devices, so I was looking to get it that way.

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Re: Transformers Monstrosity Scheduled to Release March

Postby Mkall » Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:39 pm

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I'll get it when it comes out via Trade paperback.
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Re: Transformers Monstrosity Scheduled to Release March

Postby Henry921 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:45 pm

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Mkall wrote:I'll get it when it comes out via Trade paperback.


Agreed. The good thing about prequels is you don't need to read them concurrently with the main line.
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Re: Transformers Monstrosity Scheduled to Release March

Postby Va'al » Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:38 am

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Henry921 wrote:
Mkall wrote:I'll get it when it comes out via Trade paperback.


Agreed. The good thing about prequels is you don't need to read them concurrently with the main line.


Thirded this. I liked Autocracy, looking forward to this, but not until it's out in TPB.
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Re: Transformers Monstrosity Scheduled to Release March

Postby partholon » Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:39 am

me too.

just cant take to the digital download so itll be the trade for me as well.
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Re: Transformers Monstrosity Scheduled to Release March

Postby Va'al » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:16 am

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Some updates!

Taken from the IDW publishing Forums official thread.

Livio, is there any chance of Scorponok making an appearance in Monstrosity?

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Yes, actually..he's in it quite a bit.



March 1st is on a Friday, is this digital book definitely releasing that day?

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I'm not allowed to say anything more unfortunately..except that you should definitely keep an eye on this coming weekend for the next Monstrosity development.
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Re: Transformers Monstrosity Scheduled to Release March

Postby Va'al » Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:28 am

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Issue #1 is now available on ComiXology!

http://www.comixology.com/Transformers-Monstrosity-1-of-12/digital-comic/DIG003177

12 CHAPTER DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE SERIES! In the early days of the war on CYBERTRON, OPTIMUS PRIME puts everything on the line to unify the planet-but not everyone agrees that this new Prime should be in charge... Meanwhile, the fallen DECEPTION leader, MEGATRON, begins a journey that will change everything. Plus--what is the terrible secret of the DINOBOTS? All this and more in the first chapter of the digital event of the year!



In addition, ComiXology is having a sale of TF titles from 1st March to 4th March.
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Re: Transformers Monstrosity Scheduled to Release March

Postby El Duque » Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:46 am

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The first issue of Transformers: Monstrosity, the sequel to last year's Transformers: Autocracy, is now available via Comixology. Download your copy for .99 by clicking here.

Transformers: Monstrosity #1 (of 12)
12 CHAPTER DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE SERIES! In the early days of the war on CYBERTRON, OPTIMUS PRIME puts everything on the line to unify the planet-but not everyone agrees that this new Prime should be in charge... Meanwhile, the fallen DECEPTION leader, MEGATRON, begins a journey that will change everything. Plus--what is the terrible secret of the DINOBOTS? All this and more in the first chapter of the digital event of the year!


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Re: Transformers Monstrosity Scheduled to Release March

Postby Va'al » Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:00 pm

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Additional stuff.

- Official announcement.
- Sale!
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Re: Transformers Monstrosity Scheduled to Release March

Postby Va'al » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:26 am

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Livio has posted the cover for issue 2:

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Re: Transformers Monstrosity Scheduled to Release March

Postby El Duque » Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:10 am

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Livio Ramondelli has tweeted his cover for Transformers: Monstrosity #2. The cover features the always popular Scorponok, take a look below.

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Re: Transformers Monstrosity Scheduled to Release March

Postby Henry921 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:39 am

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Finally we see Scorponok again! He's been out of circulation way too long.

Here's hoping he gets to pop up in MTMTE later on, because there's still so much to be done with him... :CON:
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Re: Transformers Monstrosity Scheduled to Release March

Postby Rodimus Prime » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:14 am

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Looks like he's starting to get a lot of love. Resurrection in ReGen, and now this. Would he be returning in the other main iDW titles, maybe followed/accompanied by a toy reissue?
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Re: Transformers Monstrosity Scheduled to Release March

Postby Va'al » Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:23 pm

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For those following this (I'm waiting for the TPB), it was confirmed that issue two is coming out next Wednesday, and then every two Wednesdays after that.
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Re: Transformers Monstrosity Scheduled to Release March

Postby Va'al » Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:01 pm

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And there's apparently a third preview page from issue 1 on ComiXology. :?

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Re: Transformers Monstrosity Scheduled to Release March

Postby Henry921 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:05 pm

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BULKHEAD! :D


:KREMZEEK:

Not surprising. They're trying to make their G1 continuity fit with toys on the shelves, and include a few more Aligned continuity nods.

If Hasbro's so keen on making molds from IDW comics, does this mean we might get a new Scorponok or Galvatron (voyager class)? :ic$:
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Re: Transformers Monstrosity Scheduled to Release March

Postby Va'al » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:54 pm

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The second issue of Transformers: Monstrosity is now available via Comixology. Get your digital copy for $0.99 by clicking here!

The site also has a two-page preview, posted below.

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Re: Transformers Monstrosity Scheduled to Release March

Postby #Sideways# » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:06 pm

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Looks like Wreck-Gar is making...

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Re: Transformers Monstrosity Scheduled to Release March

Postby Anonymous. » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:14 pm

Someone's first news post. Welcome to the club :D
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Re: Transformers Monstrosity Scheduled to Release March

Postby Va'al » Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:58 am

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Blurrz wrote:Someone's first news post. Welcome to the club :D


Not yet, not yet. But thank you. :D
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Re: Transformers Monstrosity Scheduled to Release March

Postby Nemesis Maximo » Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:37 am

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Transformers: Monstrosity Interview - Dille and Ramondelli

Postby Va'al » Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:26 pm

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Courtesy of BadHaven.com we have an exclusive interview with Monstrosity creators Flint Dille and Livio Ramondelli.

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In 2012 IDW went digital with Transformers: Autocracy, the story of Optimus Prime’s ascent to greatness and leadership of the heroic Autobots. Now the follow-up series is about to be unleashed and once again we travel back in time to a darker, dirtier and altogether more dangerous Cybertron than the one we’re used to… and that’s saying something!

Co-writer Flint Dille and artist Livio Ramondelli give us an insight into Monstrosity!

“The Decepticons are defeated. Zeta is gone. Optimus Prime is in control, but what you realise is that keeping the peace is sometimes harder than winning the war” – trust Flint Dille to find a cloud in every silver lining! It shouldn’t come as a surprise to any longtime Transformers aficionado; this is the man who killed Optimus Prime just half an hour into the original animated Transformers movie, only to oversee his return as an crazed robotic-zombie for a third season episode!


In fairness, Flint was still involved when Optimus Prime returned again in more triumphant fashion towards the end of the animated series’ run;

“Optimus is a great character, but what people tend to forget is that great characters often have times of incredible adversity, inability, unpopularity – how will Optimus hold up? Monstrosity is about what happens after the war – it can go well or it can go badly. It seems like it should go well…"

Seems like, eh?

Parallels are often drawn between Optimus Prime and other real world heroes, and Flint notes similarities between Monstrosity’s stand-up citizen and another great from history, who himself was in the Oscar spotlight recently.

“I recently watched ‘Lincoln’ and I can only speculate on what would have happened if he’d lived, but reconstruction wasn’t pretty. Monstrosity takes place in a world that needs to be rebuilt; not a hopeless world, but a world kind of teetering on the edge of both renaissance and oblivion, kind of like the real world today."

Transformers comics have been enjoying their own renaissance period in recent times under IDW’s stewardship and artist Livio Ramondelli has certainly played his part in making the stories look as striking as they have done, with Autocracy in particular having a quite distinctive look – chunky yet detailed action-packed panels, with quasi-painted style colouring particularly effective at setting the tone. Explosive reds and dramatic golds, moody blues, contemplative natural greens and soothing, cleansing whites – would Monstrosity continue along a similar vein?

"Monstrosity picks up shortly after Autocracy, and so the planet will look very similar to how it did in the previous series, featuring the same sort of colour palettes," explains Livio.

Although the story will definitely take us to some new locations – the characters will go to areas of the planet we’ve never seen before, and so the design of those environments will certainly look strikingly different, they’re going to discover a side of Cybertron that isn’t just cities. Also, there will be a major location in Monstrosity that is neither Cybertron nor Earth, and it definitely has its own colour palette, amongst other monstrous properties!"


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