You may not have encountered the True Believers Comic Awards yet, but that's just because they have recently changed their name and re-established themselves as actual fan-run awards for comics readers. Why is this news, you might ask? Easily answered: IDW Publishing, Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye, and its writer James Roberts have all made the shortlist under various categories! If you think any of the nominations below deserve to win, head here to place your vote - results will be announced in July, at the London Film and Comic Con.
THE TRUE Believers Comic Awards were established in 2014 to provide a worldwide platform for professionals and non-professionals alike to voice their opinions of the work being done in the medium.
Headed by Cassandra Conroy and her father Mike, the self-styled People's Choice Awards provide fans around the world with a fresh opportunity to honour their favourite writers, artists and titles of the previous year. "I'm delighted to give a voice to both the fans and professionals" said Cassandra.
The True Believer Comic Awards will be held annually in July at the London Film and Comic Con.
The 2014 prizes will be handed out as part of this year's London Film & Comic Con with the inaugural ceremony being held at Earls Court on Saturday, July 12th. In attendance will be legendary Marvel Universe co-creator Stan Lee, who is making his last ever official European convention appearance.
Alan Moore James Roberts
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Favourite American Comicbook: Colour
Sex Criminals Transformers: More than Meets the Eye
Favourite Single Story
“Cybertronian Homesick Blues”, Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #13
“Kingdoms Fall” Infinity #3
“Pizza is my Business”, Hawkeye #11
“The End” Locke & Key: Alpha #2
Afterlife with Archie #1
DC Comics IDW
Favourite Continued Story
Batman #21 on – Zero Year
Fables #125-129 – Snow White
The Walking Dead #115 on – All Out War Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye – Remain in Light #17-21
A new day, a new Seibertron.com gallery. This time around it's Fisitron from the Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 2.0. Fisitron is currently shipping to members of the subscription service, so keep your eyes open and when you get him, feel free to share your thoughts!
Fisitron is a redeco of the Fall Of Cybertron Swindle mold. No remolding this time, unlike some of the previous TCCSS figures of the recent past. Since the mold is fully intact, combining ability with one (or all) of the various Bruticus molds is guaranteed. Fisitron is an homage to the G1/G2 Lightformers Ironfist action figure which is shown in some comparison shots within this gallery. He's currently seeing a character resurgence in the G1 IDW continuity comic storylines.
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Another trailer for ...wait, it's Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark and not the movie! And it's a big one, as Fall of Cybertron and Age of Extinction both show up their fierce brawling, metal chomping, fire breathing warrior: Grimlock. Check him out in the embedded clip below, courtesy of the GameStop YouTube channel.
We have some new details on Dark Spark from the upcoming Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark video game. It's described at "The opposing force to the Matrix of Leadership", and shares a similar design. Check it out in the image mirrored below. Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark blends the worlds of Age of Extinction and War for Cybertron/Fall of Cybertron, and is scheduled to release on June 24th.
Our friends at Shout! Factory have announced that they will be releasing Transformers Beast Machines: The Complete Series this fall. The set will be priced at $29.93 retail ($24.93 Shout! Factory price), and is scheduled to release on September 2nd. See addition details and cover art below:
Two Seasons In One Complete Series Set!
Transformers: Beast Wars may have come to an end, but the adventures of Optimus Primal and his team of Maximals have just begun! When the Maximals return to their home planet of Cybertron, they find that everything has changed. Cybertron seems to have been abandoned…that is, except for the Vehicon drones policing the planet! To make matters worse, the Maximals discover that they've been infected with a virus that threatens to wipe them out, unless they can adapt. Enter the world of the Beast Machines!
Discs: 4 Format: NTSC
Video region: Region 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Once again, fellow Seibertron.com user chuckdawg1999 brings us a video review of Transformers figures, and this time it's the turn of the Target exclusive Age of Extinction Silver Knight Optimus Prime and Grimlock! Check out the chrometastic redecos of Dark of the Moon Deluxe Optimus Prime and Fall of Cybertron Voyager Grimlock, including a G1 Predacon sword, in the embedded video below - and make sure to flag these up in the Sightings section and forums if you come across them!
This is the first set I've gotten from the Target exclusive Age of Extinction line. Both Grimlock and Optimus Prime are decked out in nice shinny chrome, especially Prime who is practically covered in Silver. Grimlock features the same accessories from the FOC figure while Prime comes with a G1 Predacon sword. I highly recommend this set especially if you missed out on getting either of these figures.
Courtesy of the PlayStation YouTube channel we have new Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark video featuring the one and only Peter Cullen! Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark is the official Transformers: Age of Extinction tie-in video game, but also merges with the Transformers: War for Cybertron/Fall of Cybertron storyline. Cullen explains some the plot points of the upcoming game in the video embedded below:
Bringing the literal definition of Heavy Metal to life, Entertainment Tonight has teased the upcoming SDCC Transformers set. War for Cybertron Optimus Prime, Megatron, Soundwave and Fall of Cybertron Jazz have been repainted, given hair (yes hair), and paired with Transformers: Animated Ratbat and Laserbeak to form the metal band Knights of Unicron!
Target.com has updated their website to include a listing for their exclusive Age of Extinction two-pack of Optimus Prime and Grimlock, and so far, it's listed as in-stock! As a refresher for those who are unaware of this anticipated exclusive, Optimus Prime is a chromed redeco of the Dark of the Moon Deluxe, with a sword borrowed from Generation One Predacon Rampage, and Fall of Cybertron Grimlock with a slavish Generation One-inspired redeco, complete with chromed pecks!
Curiously, the listing names Grimlock as "Ivan", which was Grimlock's codename during production to combat leaks.