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Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Primacy #2

Transformers News: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Primacy #2
Date: Saturday, August 30th 2014 12:03pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Media
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): iTunes

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There may be no new Transformers comics coming out next week, but iTunes (via IDW's Mariel Romero) comes to our rescue by providing the usual three-page preview. Check out below a sneak peak at the second issue of Transformers: Primacy!

DECEPTICONS ASSEMBLE! The war for CYBERTRON begins in earnest! MEGATRON brings together the deadliest of his troops for an unbelievable assault on the AUTOBOTS—and the TRANSFORMERS’ world is shaken to the core!


Transformers News: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Primacy #2

Transformers News: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Primacy #2

Transformers News: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Primacy #2

Artist Ken Christiansen to Attend Salt Lake Comic Con - September 4th-6th

Transformers News: Artist Ken Christiansen to Attend Salt Lake Comic Con - September 4th-6th
Date: Saturday, August 30th 2014 11:12am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Event News, People News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Ken Christiansen

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Our friend Ken Christiansen, artist for IDW, Hasbro and more, from comic covers to concept art for the movies to artwork for the Transformers: Legends mobile game, has dropped us a line to let us (and everyone else) know about his attendance at the Salt Lake Comic Con next weekend. Drop by his blog, Facebook page, and make sure to say his at the con!

September 4th - 6th, Salt Palace Convention Center, in Salt Lake City, Utah! I'm happy to announce that I will be a guest in the Artist Alley all weekend, selling prints, original artwork, sketchbooks, and taking commissions at the show.

I hope to see you there!


Transformers News: Artist Ken Christiansen to Attend Salt Lake Comic Con - September 4th-6th

Angry Birds Transformers Sunbow Style Animated Trailer

Transformers News: Angry Birds Transformers Sunbow Style Animated Trailer
Date: Friday, August 29th 2014 11:09am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Game News, Media, People News, Toy News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Angry Birds Transformers

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Fellow Seibertron.com user Sabrblade has spotted a Sunbow styled trailer for the upcoming Angry Birds Transformers crossover spanning comic-line-toys-videogames - which even uses Vince DiCola's music! Check out further information at the official site, and below, and take a look at the embedded clip.

Birds disguised as robots in disguise!

The mysterious EggSpark has crashed onto Piggy Island, transformerizing everything in its path! Even the eggs have become robots, and are running riot across Piggy Island! Can the Autobirds and Deceptihogs put their differences aside and join forces to get those wild EggBots under control? Yeah right…

Angry Birds Transformers rolls out October 15!



IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #33 Convention Exclusive Cover by Casey Coller and JP Bove

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #33 Convention Exclusive Cover by Casey Coller and JP Bove
Date: Thursday, August 28th 2014 4:51am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Event News, People News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Alamo City Comic Con

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Issue #32 just came out, and you can read our review here, but news is already trickling through for Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #33, starting with this exclusive convention cover for Alamo City Comic Con by the ever-talented c-c-c-combo of Casey Coller and JP Bove. Check out the Jurassic Park-esque Fall of Cybertron Grimlock in Alamo below!

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IDW Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #2 Review

Transformers News: IDW Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #2 Review
Date: Thursday, August 28th 2014 3:40am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Reviews, Site Articles
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): IDW Publishing, Va'al

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Ain't Easy Being Green
(Spoiler free-ish)



Synopsis
BOOTS ON THE GROUND! The war has begun—and no bars will be held! SCARLETT’s forces go head-to-head with MEGATRON’s hordes—and the most off-beat adventure in comic book history hits a new level of dangerous alliances, deadly invasions, and devastating betrayals!

Transformers News: IDW Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #2 Review
Flagg: F**k yeah


Story

The introduction to Tom Scioli's world of G.I. Joe and Transformers has really been like nothing else so far, in issues #0 and #1, even with John Barber's vigilant watch. And issue #2 continues the streak of whatever-it-is this comic is doing, with its anachronistically retro style and feeling, toy advertising without the products and general action-packed whimsicalness.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #2 Review
I.. wut.. huh


We headed with Scarlett's team to Cybertron at the end of last issue, and this is where we find ourselves straight away, as the Joe team brings the war begun by the Decepticons to their own turf - and it sets up the rest of the universe, as Autobots are subjugated by the Kirby-esque merciless godhead figure of Megatron, and his minions.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #2 Review
Thanos Darkseid Megatron on his throne


Though the big bad gun is a slow build-up, Scioli does not hold back on the even bigger, if not the brighter, guns: Trypticon and Devastator, all still through the (I guess) military eyes of Scarlett and the other humans, searching for targets in true Earthican foreign policy: stamp on, blow up, then investigate the remains.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #2 Review
...eeeeeEEEEEEEE...


There are some amusing references to the nature of all the characters and their plastic counterparts, though as I said, without the toys existing. The dialogue is still completely over the top, and is still not for everyone, along with the thread being very very thin, though a little tighter than last month. But it's also extremely enjoyable if you can buy into the whole premise.

Art

And I suppose, the artwork. Tom Scioli perseveres in his Silver Age style of dotted galaxies, peculiar proportions, referential work (with Flash Gordon also featuring in some scene set-ups, as the commentary expands upon), mirroring what is already present in the dialogue and set-up with the visual style that some readers still consider a hurdle.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #2 Review
How can you not love it..?


Personally, however, I find that not only does the style really work with the aim of the series, it allows Scioli as both writer and artist to place all of his toys across the drawing board, and just go wild with the colours, interactions and the stupidly fun lettering touches, from the titles to the ID cards to explosions and EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #2 Review
..EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE...


I applauded the production of the book last issue as well, but it is nice to see Chris Mowry's work still shaping the final product. I am not a gigantic fan of the exclusive Liefeld and Tyndale covers, but the Ed Piskor Cobra heavy one and the two Scioli versions are perfectly in keep with the tone and content of the book (thumbnail: Retail Incentive cover by Scioli).


Thoughts
Spoilerish ahead

If you're not on board with Transformers vs G.I. Joe by now, I'd recommend to stop trying. This comic is clearly not for you, and by no fault of the readership. It is doing what it does unapologetically, and received warm-heartedly by many for very good reasons, and it's little to do with the actual lore of the franchises involved in the crossover, if only maybe as reference material and gags. And Scioli and Barber are clearly having barrels of fun with it.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #2 Review
Pictured: Barber and/or Scioli


What is particularly enjoyable, is that after the rollercoaster up a snake with wings in its nose that is the story, the two creators give themselves almost the same amount of space to talk about what went into the creation of the issue, page by page, panel by panel, deconstructing the whole frame and proving just how not seriously this is to be taken - but also how to, if so one wished. I will stop warning readers about this by next issue, but enjoy some green mean killing machines in #2 for now.

Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #32 Review

Transformers News: Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #32 Review
Date: Wednesday, August 27th 2014 2:38am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Reviews, Site Articles
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): IDW Publishing, Va'al

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Friday the 113th
(Spoiler free-ish)



Synopsis
SLAUGHTERHOUSE! The crew of the Lost Light are used to past decisions coming back to bite them, but nothing—not even an ULTRA MAGNUS-certified crash course in the law of unintended consequences—could have prepared them for the horrors of Sector 113. Be warned: this issue is not for the easily distressed—or the easily heartbroken.

Transformers News: Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #32 Review
In space, no one can hear you...


Story

We've seen parts of the Lost Light slowly disappear. We've seen members of the crew do the same. We've seen Ravage, openly, finally revealing himself to the crew. We've seen Megatron's position questioned by several of the older cast, and the new additions being more lenient. We've seen the horrors of Overlord, the DJD, the fighting pits, the mines and Empurata. Now, welcome to Slaughterhouse.

Transformers News: Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #32 Review
Carrie on, if you will


Premise: More Than Meets the Eye is already dealing with time paradoxes and multiple planes of existence, and has done so in its first season and during Dark Cybertron (that was the whole point, actually). So why not take it further? James Roberts, indeed, does, and gives us a glimpse of what might be, could be or potentially will be/has been depending on the observation point - and it ain't pretty.

Transformers News: Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #32 Review
Eyes Without a Face


In fact, it's horrific. As the title might suggest, it's slaughter. And even if we know something's not really happening, or not as we know it, it does not detract that much at all from the impact of the scenes. The scenes with Overlord so far are nothing compared to what we see in this issue. And actually, we don't really see it happen, wading as we do in the aftermath of the perpetrator(s)' rampage.

Transformers News: Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #32 Review
The Chills Have Eyes 2


The stand-out moment of the entire book for me, however, is a long scene between Megatron and Ravage, in which we learn more about both of them, about the Decepticon ideal and loyalty, about Megatron's true nature, and Ravage's presence on the ship. And we see some old friends. Quite a few of them. So to speak. And some very nice interactions between Nightbeat and Nautica, as they discover a briefcase's contents. So to speak.

Art

As the issue was being drafted and inked, Alex Milne took to Twitter to add a running commentary of the horrors he was made to draw for the issue - and he was right. There is nothing pretty here, it's a splatter film in panels, on printed/digital pages. It's a Helex Chainsaw(hand) Massacre with excellent photography and art direction. It even has some formal experimentation to match the temporal paradoxes.

Transformers News: Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #32 Review
Dial D for.. Death


To make the art work so much more, Joana Lafuente adds some amazing effects in her colours. Most of the ship is adumbrated, shadows shifting in the background, with the only sources of light coming from optics, quantum foam, emergency lighting - until the very end, when power is restored. And the difference in tones is gigantic, and stunningly executed.

Transformers News: Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #32 Review
The abyss looks into you..


Similarly, the lettering touches that Tom B. Long brings to the issue, used sparingly once again, but to their full effectiveness when in their more creative moments, add to an already eerily tense, situation. And the lower case, almost rounded title font is brilliant in its contrast with the content. As for the covers, we've seen all three now, and how fitting it is to have the Coller/Bove variant, and the realisation of what cover A is actually showing.


Thoughts
Spoilerish ahead

Roberts does not hold back on the horrors and emotions running through at high voltage throughout the book, even though some may complain about the warped time nature somewhat detracting from the full impact - but it's powerful enough visually to overcome those (fairly apt) critiques. Milne and Lafuente have created a carnival of sparks, a morbid feast for desensitised optics, and one that is bound to stick with readers for a while.

Transformers News: Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #32 Review
...


This issue of MTMTE, much like its RID counterpart this month, reminds us of the many genres that the Transformers comics can span in their fiction, and lands squarely in full-blown cosmic horror, from splatter to gore to psychological thriller - via a couple of Doctor Who references, time warping and well-placed interactions between characters. On an unrelated note, ever noticed how the 1-2-3 Transformers emoticon looks a bit like the puppet from Saw..?

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IDW Transformers: Primacy Mini-Series Video Trailer

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Primacy Mini-Series Video Trailer
Date: Tuesday, August 26th 2014 3:40am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Media, People News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Livio Ramondelli, John Zuur Platten

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Hailing from the Facebook page of IDW artist Livio Ramondelli, we get a look at a trailer for his latest work with Transformers, along with Metzen and Dille: Primacy. The clip is by video game producer, writer and designer John Zuur Platten, and is embedded below. May contain some slight spoilers for issue #1 - of which you can read our review here!


IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #32 Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #32 Preview
Date: Tuesday, August 26th 2014 12:49am CDT
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): IDW Publishing

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And the second, horrific, twisted offering from IDW Publishing this week comes in the shape of a briefcase, death, spaceships, death, Megatron and more death. Take a peek at the horrors of Sector 113 below, in the full preview of More Than Meets the Eye #32, out this Wednesday, and head back here tomorrow for the Seibertron.com review.

Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #32: Dawn of the Autobots
James Roberts (w) • Alex Milne (a & c)
SLAUGHTERHOUSE! The crew of the Lost Light are used to past decisions coming back to bite them, but nothing—not even an ULTRA MAGNUS-certified crash course in the law of unintended consequences—could have prepared them for the horrors of Sector 113. Be warned: this issue is not for the easily distressed—or the easily heartbroken.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
MEGATRON leads the AUTOBOTS into the gravest danger they’ve ever faced!
What is the horror of Sector 113?
Variant Cover by Casey Coller!


Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #32 Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #32 Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #32 Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #32 Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #32 Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #32 Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #32 Preview

IDW Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #2 Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #2 Preview
Date: Tuesday, August 26th 2014 12:46am CDT
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): IDW Publishing

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Coming at you like a python wrapped around an Energon-fuelled torpedo, is this month's issue of the new IDW publishing crossover ongoing from the minds and hands of Tom Scioli and John Barber: Transformers vs G.I. Joe! Check out a full preview below, keep an eye out for the Seibertron.com review.

Transformers VS G.I. JOE #2
Tom Scioli & John Barber (w) • Scioli (a & c)
BOOTS ON THE GROUND! The war has begun—and no bars will be held! SCARLETT’s forces go head-to-head with MEGATRON’s hordes—and the most off-beat adventure in comic book history hits a new level of dangerous alliances, deadly invasions, and devastating betrayals!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
The comic book event of the millennium!
One world was never enough for this war!
Cosmic action as you like it!
Connecting Variant Cover by Tom Scioli


Transformers News: IDW Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #2 Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #2 Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #2 Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #2 Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #2 Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #2 Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #2 Preview

Generations 2014 Volume 2 Train Wars 2 Art

Transformers News: Generations 2014 Volume 2 Train Wars 2 Art
Date: Monday, August 25th 2014 11:18am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Toy News
Posted by: mooncake623 | Credit(s): ohshimayuki's twitter

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Artist Yuki Ohshima has posted an image (here) from "Train Wars 2," a comic appearing in Million Publishing's upcoming Transformers Generations 2014 volume 2 that is due out today. Check out the image we've mirrored below and remember keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!


Transformers News: Generations 2014 Volume 2 Train Wars 2 Art

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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #98 - Combiner Wars
Twincast / Podcast #98:
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Posted: Thursday, August 14th, 2014