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IDW Transformers: Regeneration One #100 - Andrew Wildman Comments

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Regeneration One #100 - Andrew Wildman Comments
Date: Tuesday, April 1st 2014 10:55am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, People News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Andrew Wildman

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We have seen a couple of words by various comics creators once IDW Publishing's Transformers: ReGeneration One #100 hit a couple of weeks ago - but here is another, by artist Andrew Wildman on his personal blog. Read on below!

So there we are. The end. The End? They always said ‘It Never Ends’ and for Transformers that seems to be true. But for the Original Transformers storyline/continuity it very definitely has. Issue 100 of that seminal book final hit the stands on Wednesday 19th March. A very significant day for all those legions of people who, over the last thirty years, have enjoyed the ups and downs of the world of Autobots and Decepticons. After the hiatus of some twenty years it was a privilege to be involved in the continuation of The Transformers (not sure when the The was dropped) With the IDW book, Transformers Regeneration One. When it all finally ended I thought it would be great to write a piece about what it has been like for me to be involved in the book. After all, for many it is who I am. But rather than write one final farewell – which I did for issue 100 – I thought I would get some thoughts down as and when they occur. This is the first of those;

For me it started out as just another comics gig. A book that I knew nothing about and that only felt like a stepping stone onto other books. I wanted to draw Superheroes. This is something that I have mentioned in many interviews and Q&As. I was happy to be working for Marvel Comics but I didn’t want to do toy books. I wanted to draw Spider-Man and all the other characters that I had grown up with. At that time I guess I had been reading comics for, say, 20 years. When I consider that that was about 26 years ago it really does create context. Transformers have been a part of my life for longer than Marvel had at that point. Transformers has been there for all but a couple of years of my professional life as a comic artist. Its fair to say that without Transformers I would probably be yet another casualty of the big comics crash in the mid nineties. Many of us working in the comics industry back then were hanging on by our fingernails as we saw title after title get cancelled. Same happened to me. My final book for Marvel was the final issue of Force Works. I felt like it was unfinished business at Marvel but it was time to get out as the empire crumbled around us all. That is when I moved – sideways I guess – into Computer Game design and TV concept work and storyboarding. Things have been great for me in those areas but it is as a result of working on Transformers for Marvel and more recently for IDW that has enabled me to have a presence at some amazing conventions and that is great. So Transformers, it was very definitely time to move on. Time to draw a line under that work. But I salute you. Without you I wonder what life would look like now.

BotCon 2014 Teaser: "Who is Olin?"

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Teaser: "Who is Olin?"
Date: Monday, March 31st 2014 1:23pm CDT
Categories: Collector's Club News, Comic Book News, Event News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): BotCon

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The official BotCon Twitter feed has just released a teaser for another organic character to be featured in this year's Pirates vs. Knights story line. You'll remember they previously teased a character named Squirm. This humanoid organic is called Olin, and according to another of their tweets is very important to the story. Check out the teaser image mirrored below:

This may be our most important reveal to date for 2014... This is a question everyone who is attending BotCon should be asking.


Who is Olin?


Transformers News: Re: BotCon 2014 (Pasadena, CA) Discussion: Toys and Events

TransForMarket 2014 event in Tokyo on April 20th, 2014

Transformers News: TransForMarket 2014 event in Tokyo on April 20th, 2014
Date: Sunday, March 30th 2014 1:48pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Event News, People News
Posted by: Seibertron

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Transformers comic and doujinshi event TransForMarket is being held in Tokyo on April 20th, 2014!

At TransForMarket, fans will gather to display their creations based on the themes of Generation One and IDW Transformers. The event is the first fan-organized Japanese Transformers event to be attended by foreign creators, as it will be visited by IDW artists Andrew Griffith, Livio Ramondelli, and writer Jim Sorenson. Japanese creators Naoto Tsushima, Hayato Sakamoto, and other as-of-yet unannounced guests will be present to welcome them.

In the custom of Japanese fan gatherings, the event will include discussion panels, cosplay, and a "quick-draw" panel where all guests will have just 3 minutes to do a sketch based on a certain theme.

For details, see the official site in Japanese at http://tfmarket.xxxxxxxx.jp/top.html

Transformers News: TransForMarket 2014 event in Tokyo on April 20th, 2014

Transformers News: TransForMarket 2014 event in Tokyo on April 20th, 2014

Transformers News: TransForMarket 2014 event in Tokyo on April 20th, 2014

IDW Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #28 Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #28 Preview
Date: Friday, March 28th 2014 4:45pm CDT
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Newsarama

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And if the teases were not enough, we have a full preview of IDW Publishing's Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #28 thanks to comics and entertainment news site Newsarama! Check it out below, including the Alex Milne subscription variant cover spotlighting the new cast/crew of the Lost Light.

Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #28: Dawn of the Autobots—SPOTLIGHT
James Roberts (w) • Alex Milne (a) • Casey W. Coller(c)
CERTAIN DEATH, HERE WE COME! MEGATRON assumes control of the quest to find the Knights of Cybertron—a quest that has never before been so urgent, so personal, and so likely to end in tears. An incredulous Lost Light crew is left asking the same thing you are: how exactly did it come to this?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
- MEGATRON LEADS THE AUTOBOTS IN SPACE!?!
- You read that right—MEGATRON joins the AUTOBOTS!
- The perfect jumping-on point for new readers!
- Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the TRANSFORMERS!
- Variant interlocking cover by Livio Ramondelli!

Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #28: Dawn of the Autobots—Subscription Variant
James Roberts (w) • Alex Milne (a & c)
For subscription customers only, a special variant cover with art by Alex Milne!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99


Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #28 Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #28 Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #28 Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #28 Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #28 Preview

James Roberts Teases Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Season 2

Transformers News: James Roberts Teases Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Season 2
Date: Friday, March 28th 2014 7:52am CDT
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): James Roberts

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Fan favorite Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye scribe James Roberts has tweeted a teaser for "Season 2" of the popular series from IDW Publishing. According to the tweet season 2 will start off with a three-part story arc focusing on Megatron. See his tweet below:

Season 2 of MTMTE kicks off next month, with issue #28 beginning a three-part, Megatron-focused story called 'World, Shut Your Mouth'.


Transformers News: James Roberts Teases Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Season 2

IDW Transformers: Dark Cybertron Finale (DC 12) Review

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Dark Cybertron Finale (DC 12) Review
Date: Wednesday, March 26th 2014 2:23am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Reviews, Site Articles
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): IDW Publishing, Va'al

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As You Were
(Spoiler free-ish)


WARNING: While the review does not contain spoilers for the issue at hand, it may reveal previous plot points from previous RiD and MTMTE issues.

Synopsis
IT GETS EVEN BIGGER! Okay we lied when we were talking about last issue… but this issue is as big as they come. It’s all come down to this moment—every scheme, every lie, every moment of heroism, every relationship, every rivalry… if CYBERTRON falls, so falls the universe!

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Dark Cybertron Finale (DC 12) Review
What he said


Story

As March comes to an end, ReGeneration One concluded, Conspiracy is over, it's also time for the IDW ongoing Transformers crossover to do the same: the culmination of Dark Cybertron is here, after months of plotting, scheming, stalling and more scheming on behalf of Shockwave, James Roberts and John Barber. And by months, I mean all the way back in Spotlight: Shockwave, Shadowplay and Shockwaves - so years, really.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Dark Cybertron Finale (DC 12) Review
Things, so many things


If I were to do a summary of where we are in order to get to this issue, I'd be writing for ages, so make sure to check out the Previously page to make sure you're caught up on all that has gone down. But we are here, on Cybertron again, with all the cast in one place - including the dead - the Ammonites attacking en masse (70 billion is a big masse) and Shockwave collapsing time, space, reality, the universe and everything into his giant, one-eyed purple 42 self.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Dark Cybertron Finale (DC 12) Review
Maths


Take Barber's penchant for continuity issues and their stitching, Roberts' flare for dialogue and their overall plotting skills, and this is what you get. Jhiaxus, Starscream and Metalhawk deal with each other in not entirely surprising ways. Brainstorm and the Dead Universe survivors (sort of) banter and bicker. Punches are thrown, blows are received. Dialogues and monologues abound.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Dark Cybertron Finale (DC 12) Review
Of course you do, Brainstorm


But the overall, overarching main big bad and true protagonist of the story has been, and is up to this issue the once fabulous senator Shockwave. Seeds were scattered way way back, and the reaping comes now - with a conclusion that is actually really satisfying for a number of plots. Not all of them, but more on that below.

Art

Phil Jimenez returns to work on layouts as he did all the way back on Dark Cybertron #1, with pencil work this time by Brendan Cahill and inks by Brian Shearer. And I like it, I really do! They handle very big shots really well, and the panelwork is astounding in some places. They also manage to imitate, without copying, Milne and Griffith's styles in some particularly impressive splash pages, too (see above).

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Dark Cybertron Finale (DC 12) Review
..okay


It does help that the colour work is once again attended to by the technimagicolourist Josh Perez. There is a sense of continuity with prior styles while still retaining the differences where needed (mostly in softer hues and lines in faces). And there is a lot of light(s) in this issue, natural, artificial, explosive, fiery, timey - he covers them all well, as expected.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Dark Cybertron Finale (DC 12) Review
Dem shadows


Tom B. Long does a marvellous job with lettering, too. A lot of explosions, fizzes and particularly noisy moments are well worked by him, and there's some nice nifty font work going on in dialogues too. The covers are fewer, but by now means lees impressive: Phil Jimenez and Romulo Fajardo Jr tackle both cover A and the massive Metroplex wraparaound retail incentive, with a gorgeous Casey Coller and Joana Lafuente Shockwave cover B (in the thumbnail).

Thoughts
Spoilerish ahead

I said above that, while the issue does conclude the Dark Cybertron arc and storyline really quite nicely, it does not show an actual conclusion. Is this a bad thing? No. These are ongoings. The issue has set up the next three (two plus one) series very very nicely, while rounding off what had to be done. We get Megatron's change of ..everything, Optimus' return as a Optimus, the Decepticons a bit at a loss, and a reluctant Cybertron in the hands of a Starscream again.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Dark Cybertron Finale (DC 12) Review
Are we..?


If the initial issues of the event were a bit slow in build up, the later section of the run definitely picked up, quite nicely too. There wasn't the usual feeling of rushed endings from MTMTE or the lull from RID, and the pivotal role played by everyone's favourite purple cyclopic robot was, well, pivotal, but also nicely, at times movingly, executed. I feel both satisfied about the run and intrigued about Dawn of the Autobots. Bring on next month!

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IDW Transformers: Dark Cybertron Finale (DC 12) Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Dark Cybertron Finale (DC 12) Preview
Date: Tuesday, March 25th 2014 2:46am CDT
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): IDW Publishing

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The second preview from IDW Publishing this week is another conclusion, but this time it's very much Transformers related. Very much so. It started all the way back in 2013 with Robots in Disguise and More than Meets the Eye #23 - and now, the conclusion. Below is the full preview for Dark Cybertron part 12, the finale. Head back tomorrow for the Seibertron.com review!

Transformers: Dark Cybertron Finale — Part 12 (of 12)
John Barber & James Roberts (w) • Phil Jimenez & Brendan Cahill (a) • Phil Jimenez (c)
IT GETS EVEN BIGGER! Okay we lied when we were talking about last issue… but this issue is as big as they come. It’s all come down to this moment—every scheme, every lie, every moment of heroism, every relationship, every rivalry… if CYBERTRON falls, so falls the universe!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
- Is this the AUTOBOTS’ last stand?!
- Heck, is this the DECEPTICONS’ last stand, too!?!
- Superstar Phil Jimenez returns to provide layouts!
- Whatever you’re expecting—it isn’t this!
- Variant Cover by Phil Jimenez!


Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Dark Cybertron Finale (DC 12) Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Dark Cybertron Finale (DC 12) Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Dark Cybertron Finale (DC 12) Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Dark Cybertron Finale (DC 12) Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Dark Cybertron Finale (DC 12) Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Dark Cybertron Finale (DC 12) Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Dark Cybertron Finale (DC 12) Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Dark Cybertron Finale (DC 12) Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Dark Cybertron Finale (DC 12) Preview

IDW The X-Files: Conspiracy #2 Preview

Transformers News: IDW The X-Files: Conspiracy #2 Preview
Date: Tuesday, March 25th 2014 2:45am CDT
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): IDW Publishing

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Two pieces of news, which are actually previews, from IDW Publishing this week. The first one has little to do with Transformers per se, but brings the multi-franchise crossover X-Files Conspiracy to an end. Take a look at the full preview below!

The X-Files: Conspiracy #2 (of 2)
Paul Crilley (w) • John Stanisci (a) • Miran Kim (c)
The event of the year concludes here! The Lone Gunmen have finished investigating several urban legends—a group of ghost-hunters, mutant turtles that live in the sewers, shape-changing alien robots, and a vengeful spirit from beyond the grave—after receiving Internet files from future that foretell a plague that wipes out most of humanity. Now it’s a race against the clock as the Gunmen, with Agents Mulder and Scully, attempt to save the world!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
The event of the year sees characters from The X-Files interact with the Ghostbusters, Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and The Crow!
Ask your retailer about the Joe Corroney “tabloid” variant covers for each issue of the event!
Each issue has a special subscription variant that depicts famous conspiracies with a new twist!


Transformers News: IDW The X-Files: Conspiracy #2 Preview

Transformers News: IDW The X-Files: Conspiracy #2 Preview

Transformers News: IDW The X-Files: Conspiracy #2 Preview

Transformers News: IDW The X-Files: Conspiracy #2 Preview

Transformers News: IDW The X-Files: Conspiracy #2 Preview

Transformers News: IDW The X-Files: Conspiracy #2 Preview

Transformers News: IDW The X-Files: Conspiracy #2 Preview

Transformers News: IDW The X-Files: Conspiracy #2 Preview

Transformers News: IDW The X-Files: Conspiracy #2 Preview

Interview with Transformers: Windblade's Mairghread Scott & Sarah Stone - Clean Version of Issue #1 Subscription Exclusive Cover

Transformers News: Interview with Transformers: Windblade's Mairghread Scott & Sarah Stone - Clean Version of Issue #1 Subscription Exclusive Cover
Date: Monday, March 24th 2014 2:32pm CDT
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): The Beat, Sarah Stone

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We have a couple of pieces of news regarding IDW Publishing's upcoming Transformers: Windblade series. The Beat has posted an interview they recently conducted with series writer Mairghread Scott and series artist Sarah Stone. The full interview can be found by clicking here. We also have a "clean" version of Stone's subscription exclusive issue #1 cover via her Tumblr account.

Steve: What do you think defines Windblade as a character? When you sat down with the character, what did you want to emphasize about her personality?

Sarah: What stands out for Windblade to me is her determination despite being completely overwhelmed. She’s thrust into this situation and conflict that most Cybertronians have had centuries to get adjusted to, but she has to adapt right now, and you can tell she’s behind the curve and it’s taking its toll. I wanted her to show signs of this weathering but she’s still trying her hardest anyway. She’s not perfect – she gets shaken up and lost, and I think we can all relate to that a little bit.

Mairghread: Our book starts a bit after the end of Dark Cybertron, so no one is in active triage-mode anymore as they would be during a huge life-or-death struggle like that was. Plus Windblade is an optimist. She really believes that she can help make Cybertron better, that everyone can help Cybertron be better. Whether or not she’s right, that’s a whole different story.


Transformers News: Re: Meet Windblade: Interview with Mairghread Scott and Blurr, Chromia, Starscream Designs

Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two Volume 1 Pre-Order

Transformers News: Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two Volume 1 Pre-Order
Date: Saturday, March 22nd 2014 11:43pm CDT
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): Amazon, James Roberts

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Amazon has listed Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two Volume 1 [Hardcover] for pre-order. No cover art has revealed, but the release date is listed as September 2nd with a price of $34.83. Descriptions and product details can be found below.

Update: According to a tweet from James Roberts the Phase 2 Hardcovers will also include Autocracy, Monstrosity, and various Spotlights.

James Roberts wrote:In response to questions: as I understand it, the Phase 2 hardcovers will include Autocracy, Monstrosity, the Spotlights and the prose stuff


Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two Volume 1

The war for Cybertron is over, but Bumblebee and his fellow Autobots struggle to maintain control of a world without Optimus Prime. The provisional government is struggling and Prowl will defend it against the Decepticons at seeminly all costs. Meanwhile, Hot Rod and a group of Autobots and Decepticons embark on an epic quest to the farthest reaches of the Universe. Collects the one-shot Death of Optimus Prime, More Than Meets The Eye issues #1-5, and Robots in Disguise issues #1-6.


Product Details
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: IDW Publishing (September 2, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1631400401
ISBN-13: 978-1631400407

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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #90 - Dark Scorponok
Twincast / Podcast #90:
"Dark Scorponok"
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Posted: Monday, April 7th, 2014