Courtesy of IDW Publishing we have the preview for Transformers: RID Issue #10, in stores this Wednesday!
Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ongoing #10
John Barber (w) • Livio Ramondelli (a) • Ramondelli, Casey Coller (c)
OPTIMUS PRIME IN SPACE! Orion Pax—the former OPTIMUS PRIME—follows a rogue group of DECEPTICONS into one of the greatest mysteries ever to face the AUTOBOTS! Time will bend—and heroes will fall!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
A very insightful and spoilerish interview with John Barber about his work on Transformers: Robots in Disguise and the events leading up to issue #10 has been posted on Newsrama.com. Parallels can be drawn between the fictional political intrigue facing Cybertronians in the ongoing series and the impending US elections. Click HERE for the full article.
Newsrama.com wrote:After the epic “Death of Optimus Prime” arc in IDW’s Transformers comics last year, the future of these shape-shifting robots was at a cross-roads. While Rodimus and a band of fellow Autobots took to the spaceways to find the fabled first Cybertronians, Bumblebee took on the tumultuous role of leader of Cybertron and set out to unify the long-fractured factions of Transformers, both Autobot, Decepticon and even non-aligned Transformers. This story is chronicled in the new series Transformers: Robots In Disguise which launched at the beginning of the year, and truly lives up the franchise’s “more than meets the eye” slogan (despite that actually being the title of the sister series) with politics entering the fray.
And now with Transformers: Robots In Disguise nearing the one year mark and the real-life political scene in the United States entering its apex, Newsarama spoke with writer (and long-time Transformers editor) John Barber about the political struggles on Cybertron, the disappearance of Ironhide, and the mysterious mind-control going on in the jungles of Cybertron.
Dan Gilvezan, who was recently one of the headliners at BotCon 2012 contacted us today to inform of us of some exciting news regarding his book "Bumblebee & Me: Life as a G1 Transformer." Dan is famous in Transformers circles for being the original voice of Bumblebee on the 1980's Transformers cartoon series that was produced by Sunbow.
I hope this email finds you well and happy. I wanted to let you know that as of today, "Bumblebee & Me: Life as a G1 Transformer", as well as my novel, "Drowned in the Grenadine", are now both available in paperback in Great Britain via Amazon.uk and on the Continent through Amazon.de, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, and Amazon.es. This is the link to the book's amazon.uk page.
All books are being produced and shipped locally. No more heinously expensive shipping or outrageous prices via secondary-market retailers for our friends across the pond. This is important news for Trans Fans in Europe and the UK, so if you wouldn't mind putting up an announcement on the site I would truly appreciate it. ((You might also want to mention how much you enjoyed the book (you DID enjoy it, didn't you?) and encourage everyone, including folks in the US who haven't, to order a copy.))
Thanks, as always, for your support. Wishing you health, happiness and all good things.
iTunes and Ruckus Media Group are offering a free download for parents looking to engage their children in a an early reading experience. This application is free to download from iTunes.com:
“...bound to be the darling of teachers, parents, and anyone who is concerned about making sure children read.”-- mediabistro
Action-packed interactive Transformers iReader that kids will love to read!
Perfect for independent readers (ages 6–8), Scout’s Honor is an action-packed story of how a routine training exercise turned into an epic battle between the Autobots and Decepticons. While training in a canyon, Optimus Prime and Bumblebee are surprised by an attack from Starscream. Can the Autobots use their wits and teamwork to make it back to base in one piece?
Ruckus iReaders engage kids with story-driven activities such as a word hunt, catch the falling
objects, what’s wrong with this picture, mazes and a make-your-own-story page, which help kids hone word recognition, vocabulary and reading comprehension skills.
Powered by the Ruckus Reader, iReaders reinforce national educational standards for preschool through second grade. Some of the topics covered include:
•Phonics and Word Recognition
Hasbro is a branded play company that provides children and families around the world with a wide range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the company’s world-class brand portfolio. From toys and games to television programming, motion pictures, video games and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its customers through the strategic leveraging of well-known and beloved brands.
Continuing our extensive coverage of the Fall of Cybertron "Survival Kit", here are some images from the book included in this press kit, titled "Art of the Apocalypse". There are over 130 detailed and cropped images showing you each and every page of this fantastic booklet that will leave you wanting more. To check out all of the pictures of this promotional book, click here.
Some of the characters featured in this book are: Optimus Prime, Megatron, Jazz, Shockwave, Starscream, Cliffjumper, the Dinobots (Grimlock, Swoop, and Slug [sic]), the Combaticons (Onslaught, Vortex, Brawl, Blast Off, Swindle and their combined form of Bruticus) and several A.I. Bots.
Some of the geographical places/sets or other items from Transformers lore featured in this book are: Iacon, Iacon Wasteland, Iacon Metroplex Arena, Sea of Rust, Kaon, Shockwave's base, Insecticon Hives, the Nemesis, Earth Portal Space Bridge, various weapons, and an A.I. buggy.
In the spring of 1984 Dan Gilvezan walked into an audition for a half-hour animated TV series and walked out an hour later with a role in a show that would change the landscape of television in the late ’80s: A show called The Transformers. As the voice of Bumblebee, the little yellow Volkswagen, Gilvezan was there from the very beginning, witness to the birth of an entertainment industry phenomenon that continues to surprise and delight audiences to this very day.
Bumblebee & Me takes you behind the scenes of the original Transformers television series for a first-hand look at the making of a classic. Experience the controlled chaos of the recording sessions, learn the secrets behind creating a character voice, get to know the members of the cast up close and personal. Chock full of stories, reminiscences, anecdotes and never-before-published photographs, Bumblebee & Me is sure to satisfy even the most knowledgeable and discerning Transformers fan.
Includes cast list and complete G1 episode guide.
Paperback: 104 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace (November 21, 2011)
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 7.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,076,226 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
DAN GILVEZAN has been a working actor in Los Angeles for over thirty years. He currently resides in the San Fernando Valley with his wife, Joselle, his daughter, Allison, and several houseplants. In addition to Bumblebee & Me, Dan is also the author of Drowned in the Grenadine, a novel based on his experiences working as an actor in Hollywood. Both are also available in ebook and audiobook formats