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James Roberts on IDW’s Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye - Audio Interview

Transformers News: James Roberts on IDW’s Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye - Audio Interview
Date: Friday, February 27th 2015 1:11pm CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Interviews, Media, People News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): WWAC

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A couple of news posts courtesy of Cybertronian correspondent Rachel Stevens over on Women Write About Comics, starting with a lengthy interview with current IDW Publishing writer for Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye. The hour-long audio deals mostly with general issues of the series, from its conception to ongoing issues, but there are some very interesting snippets throughout. You can listen to it in its entirety below!

James Roberts, writer and mastermind, talks robots, disguises, and the scope and humanity of IDW’s Cybertronian comics universe. Robot gender, robot psychology, and entry points for new readers — this sprawling conversation with WWAC staffer, Rachel Stevens, has it all.



Writers Talk "Combiner Wars" Event, Transformers Gender Identity & More, Plus Preview Art

Transformers News: Writers Talk "Combiner Wars" Event, Transformers Gender Identity & More, Plus Preview Art
Date: Friday, February 27th 2015 11:56am CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Interviews, People News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): CBR

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Courtesy of entertainment website ComicBookResources.com, we have another interview with some of the creators behind the upcoming IDW Publishing Transformers: Combiner Wars event, crossing over current ongoing The Transformers and returning series Windblade. Read some snippets from the full piece - found here - below, in which John Barber and Mairghread Scott touch upon some of what is to come in terms of stories and themes, including some preview art for from Sarah Stone and Livio Ramondelli!

CBR News: This is the first big "Transformers" crossover since last year's "Dark Cybertron" epic. While we understand the basic gist of the crossover, what more can you tell us about "Combiner Wars?" Who, exactly is combining? Who is warring?

Mairghread Scott: "Combiner Wars" starts when Starscream (a rather evil guy and ruler of Cybertron) gains the ability to make a Combiner (a super-powerful giant) and seems poised to build a new Cybertronian empire.

Let that sink in.

Because when we talk about empire in "Transformers," we're not talking a few countries in Europe. We're speaking of whole planets who might be about to bow to the power of one man. Combiners are the ultimate weapons of Transformers, and Starscream can now make as many as he wants.

So you have two very different wars happening at the same time. Windblade and Optimus Prime are fighting a war for influence (Can they get people to see the danger Starscream poses?), while others take a much more literal war with every weapon they have.

John Barber: Meanwhile, on Earth, Prowl is sitting at the head of the up-to-now only really properly-functioning Combiner -- the other attempts have basically failed outright or driven the component people mad -- and he's not keen on Optimus Prime's leadership of the Autobots, or Starscream's ruling of Cybertron.

To put it in a real world setting: It's six issues (one "Opening Salvo" and five actual parts, just like most of the Combiners have) that starts in "Transformers" #39, goes to the new "Transformers: Windblade" #1, back to "Transformers" #40 and alternated until it's done. Mairghread and I are writing it, and the art is by the amazing Sarah Stone and Livio Ramondelli, alternating issues

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Diversity is a big issue in comics -- and everywhere, really -- and something that I know is important to both of you, but how exactly do you promote diversity through stories about giant sexless, raceless robots?

Scott: The term "sexless" is debatable in my view. I want to be clear: There are Transformers who are inherently male and inherently female. That doesn't mean the same thing as it does in humans, but Transformers that call themselves "she" aren't doing it because they like the 'sh' sound. They are female, and we're going to meet a lot more of them.

The term "raceless" is also misleading. Transformers have a long history of racial tension against cassettes, animalistic transformers, headmasters, etc. They are just as noble as humans and we're pushing the envelope to make them at least as diverse as we are. So what can you expect in terms of Transformers in the future? More! More body types, more races, more LGBTQ, more religions and creeds and classes. More conflict about all of the above. Working with robots doesn't stop us from exploring diversity. It offers us the chance to push the boundaries of diversity in a lot of interesting, allegorical ways.

Barber: Yeah, what Mairghread said there. One of the things that non-"Transformers" fans might not realize is how wide-ranging and inclusive the "Transformers" fanbase is. I mean, it's self-evident if you're part of the "Transformers" world, but "Transformers" readers, "Transformers" fans encompass the entire spectrum of people. And it's important to have the characters in the comic be reflective of that.

It's sometimes a complex line to walk, between the out-and-out science-fiction-ness of the "Transformers" universe and its relationship with the real world, but it's important.


Transformers News: Writers Talk "Combiner Wars" Event, Transformers Gender Identity & More, Plus Preview Art

Transformers News: Writers Talk "Combiner Wars" Event, Transformers Gender Identity & More, Plus Preview Art

Transformers News: Writers Talk "Combiner Wars" Event, Transformers Gender Identity & More, Plus Preview Art

Transformers News: Writers Talk "Combiner Wars" Event, Transformers Gender Identity & More, Plus Preview Art

Actor Leonard Nimoy Passes Away at 83

Transformers News: Actor Leonard Nimoy Passes Away at 83
Date: Friday, February 27th 2015 11:43am CST
Categories: Media, People News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): NYTimes

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Transformers News: Actor Leonard Nimoy Passes Away at 83

Multiple reports are confirming a sad happening for the end of this week. Established and well-known actor Leonard Nimoy, pillar of science-fiction cinematography through Star Trek character Mr Spock, and part of the Transformers universe in the 1986 animated movie (as Decepticon Leader Galvatron) and the live-action 2011 feature Transformers Dark of the Moon (as Sentinel Prime), passed away earlier today at the age of 83. An extensive retrospective on his long career can be read here. The staff of Seibertron.com offers its condolences to Nimoy's family and loved ones. He lived long, and truly prospered.

Transformers News: Actor Leonard Nimoy Passes Away at 83


His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed his death, saying the cause was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Mr. Nimoy announced last year that he had the disease, which he attributed to years of smoking, a habit he had given up three decades earlier. He had been hospitalized earlier in the week.
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His artistic pursuits — poetry, photography and music in addition to acting — ranged far beyond the United Federation of Planets, but it was as Mr. Spock that Mr. Nimoy became a folk hero, bringing to life one of the most indelible characters of the last half century: a cerebral, unflappable, pointy-eared Vulcan with a signature salute and blessing: “Live long and prosper” (from the Vulcan “Dif-tor heh smusma”).

Emerald City Comic Con Soundwave Exclusive T-Shirt and Vinyl Figure

Transformers News: Emerald City Comic Con Soundwave Exclusive T-Shirt and Vinyl Figure
Date: Thursday, February 26th 2015 12:52am CST
Categories: Collectables, Event News, People News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): ECCC

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Design, concept and generally impressive Transformers artist Ken Christiansen has dropped by to notify us of an interesting, officially licensed exclusive available at Emerald City Comic Con, March 27-9. Take a look here, and below, for the adorably proportioned Soundwave designer vinyl figure, and the WeLoveFine t-shirt based on it - bot available in limited runs at Seattle event! And keep an eye on our convention circuit thread in the Energon Pub for more news from Ken soon, too.

Soundwave Designer Vinyl Toy

Price: $40

This officially licensed exclusive Transformers-inspired vinyl toy was designed by Wade Schin. Each figure also includes an ECCC Super Mix tape that fits inside of Soundwave's chest!

Limited edition of 1400. Available from the ECCC Merchandise Booths.


Transformers News: Emerald City Comic Con Soundwave Exclusive T-Shirt and Vinyl Figure


ECCCxWLF Soundwave T-Shirt

Price: $25

Emerald City Comicon and WeLoveFine have created an exclusive line of convention apparel dubbed ECCCxWLF. The design of this shirt is based on our exclusive Soundwave vinyl toy.

This Transformers-inspired shirt is available in Unisex and Women's sizes. Available only from the Atrium Lobby ECCC Merchandise Booth.


Transformers News: Emerald City Comic Con Soundwave Exclusive T-Shirt and Vinyl Figure

Andrew Wildman to Attend Dutch Comic-Con, March 28-29, Utrecht

Transformers News: Andrew Wildman to Attend Dutch Comic-Con, March 28-29, Utrecht
Date: Tuesday, February 24th 2015 5:37am CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Event News, People News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Dutch Comic Con

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Fellow Seibertronian MarkNL has informed us not only of the confirmation of Dutch Comic Con for this coming March in Utrecht, but also of the presence of one of the bastions of earlier Transformers comics as guests: Andrew Wildman, artist on the original Marvel runs, War Within and ReGeneration One! Find out more about the event here, and read on below for a bio of the Marvel, Dreamwave and IDW artist.

Andrew Wildman

his work as an illustrator has been used in advertising and publishing but it is for his work in the field of comics that he is best known. Illustrating for books such as Transformers, The X-Men, Spider-Man and Venom with such acclaimed writers as Larry Hama, Peter David and Ralph Macchio has gained him a devoted fan base. Further work includes character and environment design and animated movie production for the TV and Video Games industries. Story boarding for the film Wing Commander and design and concept work on games The Mummy, Gunlok, Jesse James: Gunfighter, Delta Force, Largo Winch and Dredd v Death have created a presence within the computer games industry.

Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Superion Art by Marcelo Matere

Transformers News: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Superion Art by Marcelo Matere
Date: Sunday, February 22nd 2015 10:38am CST
Categories: People News, Toy News
Posted by: shajaki | Credit(s): Marcelo Matere

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All you art lovers out there a about to get a second dose from Marcelo Matere as he shows off the line art for Combiner Wars Superion! Others noted that his previously revealed Devastator art was more G1 inspired rather than Combiner Wars, but you'll see with Superion's Alpha Bravo leg that he's captured the true spirit of the line. See what Marcelo Matere has to say about his piece:
Combiner Wars Superion pencils artwork - 2014 - Since the final image was show, now I'm allowed to post this image. The studio that does the color for the Transformers Legends game worked on the colors for the final illustration ! They did a great job!

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Transformers: Age of Extinction Takes Home Two 2014 Razzies - Worst Director and Supporting Actor

Transformers News: Transformers: Age of Extinction Takes Home Two 2014 Razzies - Worst Director and Supporting Actor
Date: Sunday, February 22nd 2015 6:40am CST
Categories: Event News, Media, Movie News, People News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Razzies

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With the Academy Awards ceremony taking place this Sunday evening, the exhilarating anti-Oscar Golden Raspberries 2014 or Razzies results were announced last night - and you might remember that Transformers: Age of Extinction was down for quite a few - but where did it 'triumph'? Two categories, overall: Worst Director went to the man himself, Michael Bay, while Kelsey Grammer was 'awarded' the Worst Supporting actor for 2014. Find out more by clicking on the images below!

Transformers News: Transformers: Age of Extinction Takes Home Two 2014 Razzies - Worst Director and Supporting Actor

Transformers News: Transformers: Age of Extinction Takes Home Two 2014 Razzies - Worst Director and Supporting Actor

Transformers Generations Devastator Box Art by Marcelo Matere

Transformers News: Transformers Generations Devastator Box Art by Marcelo Matere
Date: Saturday, February 21st 2015 12:37pm CST
Categories: People News, Toy News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Marcelo Matere

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A tip from fellow Seibertronian shajaki brings us the linework by Marcelo Matere for the box art of the recently revealed Hasbro Transformers Combiner Wars Devastator. You can find the image mirrored below, showing off the gestalt form as it appears before colouring and glossing, and in its extended version. Enough to make you want to keep the toy's box too?

Transformers News: Transformers Generations Devastator Box Art by Marcelo Matere

Egyptian Theatre LA Double Feature - Transformers: The Movie, G.I. Joe: The Movie

Transformers News: Egyptian Theatre LA Double Feature - Transformers: The Movie, G.I. Joe: The Movie
Date: Friday, February 20th 2015 3:37am CST
Categories: Event News, Media, People News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): American Cinematheque

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Courtesy of a tip from fellow Seibertronian Supreme Convoy, we have news of a double bill being offered by the Los Angeles American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre, featuring the The Movie of our favourite franchise and its twin cousin: The Transformers and G.I. Joe! The screenings also features a Q&A with directors, storyboard artists and consultants - you can find more information below, and if you're in the area, buy tickets here.

Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sat, Mar 7, 2015
7:30pm

Double Feature! Director & Crew Members In Person!

THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE / G.I. JOE: THE MOVIE
Presented by the American Cinematheque and Dammaged Goods
Discussion between films with TRANSFORMERS story consultant Flint Dille and G.I. JOE director Don Jurwich, story consultant Buzz Dixon and story board director Larry Houston.

THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE
1986, 84 min, USA, Dir: Nelson Shin

The hit animated television series (and action figure toy line) makes its first leap to the big screen! In the year 2005, Optimus Prime and his heroic Autobots struggle to defend their home planet Cybertron from the voracious Unicron (Orson Welles, in his final role) and defeat the evil Decepticons and their ruthless leader, Megatron. The all-star cast giving voice to these battling ’bots includes Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy, Robert Stack, Eric Idle, Scatman Crothers and Casey Kasem. Released between the series’ second and third seasons, THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE killed off several major characters and featured a heavy-metal soundtrack and anime style that gave it a slightly darker tone than the TV program - but it’s still intergalactic fun for kids of all ages.


G.I. JOE: THE MOVIE
1987, 93 min, Japan, USA, Dir: Don Jurwich

In this feature-length spinoff of the beloved 1980s TV show, the G.I. Joe soldiers join newest hero Flint (Don Johnson) to take on the evil forces of Cobra, whose ancient Lovecraftian history is revealed as a new enemy, Serpentor, enters the scene. Featuring many of the same cast members as THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE, with Wally Burr once again directing the voices of Frank Welker, Peter Cullen, Chris Latta, Michael Bell, Dan Gilvezan, Neil Ross, Corey Burton, Jack Angel and Gregg Berger. Also features Burgess Meredith and wrestler Sgt. Slaughter.
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Screening format: 35mm (THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE) and Blu-ray (G.I. JOE: THE MOVIE)

IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Livio Ramondelli Character Previews

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Livio Ramondelli Character Previews
Date: Wednesday, February 18th 2015 3:47am CST
Categories: Comic Book News, People News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Livio Ramondelli

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IDW regular artist Livio Ramondelli, the main visualiser for the upcoming Combiner Wars event - seeing the Transformers and Windblade series crossing over - has shared a couple of sneak previews of new and old characters joining the robot cast in the comics! Check out the mirrored images below, featuring Defensor and Superion, the big green himself Devastator, and the newcomer Mistress of Flame.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Livio Ramondelli Character Previews

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Livio Ramondelli Character Previews

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Livio Ramondelli Character Previews

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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #113 - Signal To Noise
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Posted: Tuesday, March 24th, 2015