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IDW April 2013 Transformers Solicitations

Postby El Duque » Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:33 pm

Motto: "I ain't got time to bleed!"
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Our friends at IDW Publishing have supplied us with their Transformers solicitations for April 2013. Lots of good stuff including Transformers Spotlight: Trailcutter! Check out the covers and descriptions below.

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Transformers Spotlight: Trailcutter #1
James Roberts (w) • Matt Frank (a) • Frank, Livio Ramondelli (c)
STEALTH ATTACK! Trailcutter has a problem: the Lost Light has been taken over by the Decepticons—and no one else seems to have noticed! Can the Autobots’ defense strategist singlehandedly see off an army of infiltrators? And even if he does, will it convince his crew mates that he's got more to offer than kind words and forcefields?
*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio

FC • 32 pages • $3.99


*Variant Covers:
Clayton Crain variant cover!

Bullet points:
An all-new tale set in the midst of the ongoing More Than Meets the Eye series, written by MTMTE’s James Roberts!
Art by Mars Attacks Transformers’ Matt Frank!
The Spotlights build toward the biggest event in Transformers comic history… coming in 2013!


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Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #16
James Roberts (w) • Alex Milne (a) • Milne, Nick Roche (c)
AFTERMATH! The battle for the Lost Light is over. As the survivors bury the dead, one Autobot begins a secret journey that will change everything. This special issue marks the beginning of “Remain in Light”—the game-changing finale to the first More Than Meets The Eye mega-story arc!
*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio

FC • 32 pages • $3.99


*Variant Covers:
Marcelo Matere variant cover!

Bullet points:
Drift no more!
The calm before the storm—but on the starship Lost Light, nothing is ever very calm!
“Remain in Light” —the story everyone’s been waiting for—begins here!


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Transformers: Robots in Disguise #16
John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a) • Griffith, Casey Coller (c)
FINAL BATTLE! The leadership of Cybertron will be decided once and for all! It’s all-out war against the forces of MEGATRON! Will the Autobots wrest control from their attackers—or will the DECEPTICON flag fly over Cybertron forever? Heroes will fall, and nothing will stay the same.
*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio

FC • 32 pages • $3.99


*Variant Covers:
Marcelo Matere variant cover!

Bullet points:
The soul-shattering conclusion to the story began in RID #1!
The beginning of a powerful new direction—if anybody survives this issue!
Heroes will fall—and one shall lead!


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Transformers Regeneration One #90
Simon Furman (w) • Andrew Wildman (a) • Wildman, Guido Guidi (c)
TOO LITTLE—TOO LATE! As Scorponok’s Dark Reign comes ever closer to spreading right across Cybertron, Grimlock launches a desperate counterstrike, in the face of almost innumerable odds. Does the Dinobot commander really have one last ace up his sleeve, or does his “plan” amount to a glorious—but doomed—last stand?
*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio

FC • 32 pages • $3.99


*Variant Covers:
Geoff Senior variant cover!

Bullet points:
The story of the original TRANSFORMERS comics continues in full force!
Non-stop action as only the classic team of Furman & Wildman can deliver!


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Transformers: Robots In Disguise, Vol. 3
John Barber (w) • Livio Ramondelli, Brendan Cahill, & Guido Guidi (a) • Tim Seeley (c)
Orion Pax—the former OPTIMUS PRIME—follows a rogue group of DECEPTICONS into one of the greatest mysteries ever to face the AUTOBOTS! Also, The mysterious Metrotitan arrives on CYBERTRON—smashing into the ruins of the legendary Crystal City! Meahwhile, Tensions ratchet up between AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS as violence breaks out in the heart of the city… and PROWL looks for someone to blame. Is DIRGE a convenient target—or the key to what comes next?
TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-626-1


Bullet points:
• Collects issues #10–11 and the 2012 Annual.


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Transformers: The IDW Collection, Vol. 8
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Mike Costa, & James Roberts (w) • Ulises Farinas, Guido Guidi, Brendan Cahill, Alex Milne, E.J. Su, Livio Ramondelli, & Casey Coller (a) • E.J. Su (c)
The re-presentation of IDW's Transformers Universe continues in Volume 8! Includes "Heart of Darkness" and issues #19–31 which starts off with the "Chaos Theory" storyline and leads into the final "Chaos" arc of the ongoing series.
HC • FC • $49.99 • 384 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN 978-1-61377-627-8


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Transformers Classics: UK, Vol. 4
Simon Furman & Ian Rimmer (w) • Geoff Senior, Will Simpson, Dan Reed, & Jeff Anderson (a) • Andrew Wildman (c)
Classic TRANSFORMERS tales from the UK continuity! These vintage TF stories are presented in order, many published for the first time in the United States! Writer and life-long TF fan James Roberts provides in-depth historical perspective front matter in each volume, and TF UK artist Andrew Wildman provides new covers!
TPB • FC • $24.99 • 296 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-517-2


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G.I. JOE/Transformers, Vol. 3
Tim Seeley (w) • Joe Ng, James Raiz, Alex Milne, & Andrew Wildman (a) • Brendan Cahill (c)
The G.I. JOE vs The Transformers saga continues as the AUTOBOTS return to earth and with the help of G.I. JOE plan on destroying all Cybertronian technology. But Serpentor has other objectives.
TPB • FC • $24.99 • 208 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-620-9


Bullet points:
• Collects "Art of War" and the following series "Black Horizon."
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Re: IDW April 2013 Transformers Solicitations

Postby DecepticonFinishline » Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:53 am

Motto: "The sins of your father do not have to be your burden."
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So, is Trailcutter the official replacement for the name Trailbreaker?
Here is what I'm looking for:

Scout:
Windcharger (RTS), Dune Runner (HFTD), Beachcomber (ROTF), Brakedown (ROTF), Oil Pan (ROTF), Breacher (HFTD), Crankstart (HFTD), Sky Stalker (ROTF)

Deluxe:
Fallback (RTS), Mindstorm (RTS), Vehicon (FE), Cliffjumper (FE), Ratchet (B.H.), Dreadwing (B.H.), Arcee (B.H.), Knock Out (B.H.), Shadow Strike Bumblebee (B.H.), Prowl (B.H.)

Voyager:
Mindwipe (ROTF), Highbrow (HFTD), Strafe (RTS), Deep Dive (RTS)

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Re: IDW April 2013 Transformers Solicitations

Postby Va'al » Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:49 am

Motto: "Till All Are Pun!"
Wait whut?

*rereads*

Oh, the end of the FIRST story arc. Right. I thought they were ending both series now.
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Re: IDW April 2013 Transformers Solicitations

Postby RAcast » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:01 am

Motto: "Can't stop, so what! That's how I like it!"
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Grimlock vs. Scorponok? Yes please. =P~
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Re: IDW April 2013 Transformers Solicitations

Postby Rodimus Prime » Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:18 pm

Motto: "...and hell followed with him."
Weapon: Twin Photon Blasters
Once again, ReGen is the only 1 interesting to me...

And yes, Grimlock vs. Scorponok is a fight I've been waiting to see forever. I just hope it's more exciting than the Prime/Megatron "fight."
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Re: IDW April 2013 Transformers Solicitations

Postby Stormrider » Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:16 pm

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Is this the cover for IDW Collection Vol 8?
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Re: IDW April 2013 Transformers Solicitations

Postby Sodan-1 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:01 pm

Motto: "Motive is a universal weakness."
They're really hyping up the various Ongoing stories for April. :-? I sure hope they can deliver or I may never take them seriously again.

Uber annoyed at the inclusion of the RiD annual in volume 3. I bought the annuals as I didn't think they'd make it into the trades. To buy the trades now would be a waste of money. Guess I'll have to track down issues 10 and 11. :-x
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Re: IDW April 2013 Transformers Solicitations

Postby inspider » Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:58 pm

Stormrider wrote:Is this the cover for IDW Collection Vol 8?



I don't think this is the final cover art. On amazon it has a disclaimer across the picture saying "not final art", my guess is they'll continue with the same style of covers that they've had from 1-7.
I'd like to see another Autobot. Any thoughts on who it might be? I'm putting my money on Rodimus.
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Re: IDW April 2013 Transformers Solicitations

Postby Stormrider » Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:43 pm

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inspider wrote:
Stormrider wrote:Is this the cover for IDW Collection Vol 8?



I don't think this is the final cover art. On amazon it has a disclaimer across the picture saying "not final art", my guess is they'll continue with the same style of covers that they've had from 1-7.
I'd like to see another Autobot. Any thoughts on who it might be? I'm putting my money on Rodimus.


i think that is a good guess. They seem to be alternating between Autobots and Decepticons. If they continue that pattern then Rodimus, Jazz, or Ultra Magnus might be top picks.
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