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caught up with IDW Senior Editor John Barber to discuss their upcoming Transformers Prime: Rage of the Dinobots mini-series, which is scheduled to release in November. Click here
to see how the Dinobots factor into the Prime universe and the Aligned continuity.
Tying in with the video game TRANSFORMERS PRIME: FALL OF CYBERTRON, comes the IDW comic book TRANSFORMERS PRIME: RAGE OF THE DINOBOTS. Hitting shelves in November and taking place in the 'Prime' Universe, Transformers readers can get to meet everyone's favourite robotic T-Rex, Grimlock for the first time, in this incarnation of the Transformers. In RAGE OF THE DINOBOTS, the Grimlock and co are forced to battle Shockwave with the very fate of Cybertron hanging in the balance. Written by Mike Johnson (Star Trek) and Mairghread Scott, the writer of the TRANSFORMERS: PRIME animated series. Artist Agustin Padilla (Dungeons & Dragons) provides pencils while Ken Christiansen provides covers. I spoke to IDW Senior Editor John Barber about the book and the Transformers legacy on the screen and in comics.
JOHN BARBER (JB): Well, the Prime Universe is the timeline where theTransformers: Prime TV series from Hasbro Studiostakes place, along with the FALL OF CYBERTRON video games from Activision and the novels that Random House publishes, like Exiles and Exodus by Alex Irvine. So if you’re familiar with any of those, you’re already familiar with the characters. The team at Hasbro takes special care to ensure there is continuity between a wide variety of storytelling platforms for the brand.
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I am very excited for this miniseries. I was very impressed with the Dinobots' story in FOC and I can't wait to see how they tie this into Prime. Hopefully this lead into season 3 pretty much guarantees at least some kind of Dinobots appearance in TFP. Also, I'm happy to see that John Barber and other writers for TFP and IDW were pushing for the Dinobots to return to the TF universe as well! Matt Tieger at HMS really got a good thing started up again!
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Can't wait. Hope it comes to TPB form.
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...so, do you think people are STILL gonna say "Prime" and the video games aren't in the same continuity?
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Me Grimlock demand face time in prime NOW, give me dinobots, give me NOW! I loved the story in fall of cybertron and although prime is entertaining grimlock would definitely be an improvement.
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When is this suppose to be released? I really want to see how this ties into Prime.
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