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Transformers: The Original '80s Series Comic Now Available Digitally

Postby El Duque » Wed May 09, 2012 11:17 am

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The original Transformers comics series form the '80s is now available digitally from IDW! Click here to start downloading. Also available through ComiXology.

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Transformers Classics IDW

Postby Trikeboy » Wed May 09, 2012 11:19 am

I was tempted to buy volume 1 of transformers classics for $12.99 but on closer inspection, I realised that buying that means you pay more for them. The individual issues at $0.99 come to $10.89. For shame on IDW for trying to sucker in people who might jump at the chance to get them.
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Re: Transformers: The Original '80s Series Comic Now Available Digitally

Postby Sabrblade » Wed May 09, 2012 11:34 am

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I've already got volumes 1 and 2 of the most recent reprints in trade paperback form. I'll continue to get them as I like owning the physical items in hand.
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Re: Transformers: The Original '80s Series Comic Now Available Digitally

Postby MGrotusque » Wed May 09, 2012 12:10 pm

I just started loading up on the trades and original comics. I may still download though. Save me a heap of cash and effort hunting issues down. I still do like having the comic in-hand though. Old school.
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Re: Transformers: The Original '80s Series Comic Now Available Digitally

Postby alldarker » Wed May 09, 2012 12:15 pm

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Nice concept, but I already own the first rereleases IDW paperback Classic Transformers Volumes 1 to 6.
Even without the Marvel characters (and with purple Soundwave), those suit me just fine.
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Re: Transformers: The Original '80s Series Comic Now Available Digitally

Postby Blackstreak » Wed May 09, 2012 2:30 pm

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This would be even cooler if it was free to those who already own hard copies. Not wanting to ruin my complete set of these I'd read them from the digital copies. Maybe when I have money I'll do this digital thing. But, I am excited about this.
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Re: Transformers: The Original '80s Series Comic Now Available Digitally

Postby Bumblevivisector » Wed May 09, 2012 6:11 pm

This had better not mean that they're toying with the idea of discontinuing the physical trades. While the US stuff is rather commonplace, the UK book NEEDS to be reprinted ON PAPER and IN ORDER for the sake of preserving that continuity. The bonus material in Classics UK is also way more comprehensive, making them worth buying even to those lucky few who have all the originals.
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Re: Transformers: The Original '80s Series Comic Now Available Digitally

Postby Autobot-Hellstriker » Thu May 10, 2012 6:52 am

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I already have the G1 Comics series on a digital format, got them early 2011 .
But i wont dare to reveal how i got em, because the means are propably not allowed for discussion here. :-$
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Re: Transformers: The Original '80s Series Comic Now Available Digitally

Postby Sabrblade » Thu May 10, 2012 7:38 am

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Autobot-Hellstriker wrote:I already have the G1 Comics series on a digital format, got them early 2011 .
But i wont dare to reveal how i got em, because the means are propably not allowed for discussion here. :-$
All I'm gonna say about this is... Me too. :WHISTLE:

But I am collecting the physical trade reprints that began last year. :-B
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Re: Transformers: The Original '80s Series Comic Now Available Digitally

Postby Seibrtronian » Sat May 12, 2012 2:27 pm

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Awesome news, this means I can actually read them without the fear of damaging my Marvel UK issues!! Can someone tell me if theres a complete set of all these new reprints please?
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