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Ryall and Mowry ensure that Starscreams Reign is Supreme

Transformers News: Ryall and Mowry ensure that Starscreams Reign is Supreme
Date: Wednesday, May 7th 2008 11:43am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, People News, Interviews
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): toycite.com

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IDW Publishing's Editor in Chief Chris Ryall must be going crazy right now, with all the work that he's been doing promoting the upcoming series for both All Hail Megatron and Reign of Starscream.

But that's not stopping him. Chris has teamed up with ROS writer Chris Mowry in an interview that discusses the upcoming series, whether or not Shia Lebeouf will make an appearance in the series and Godzilla.

Along with the interview comes some exceptional completed artwork that will leave you longing for more.








Check out the complete interview and more artwork at Toycite.com

New Shane McCarthy Interview with Exclusive Artwork

Transformers News: New Shane McCarthy Interview with Exclusive Artwork
Date: Wednesday, May 7th 2008 11:29am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, People News, Interviews
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): Shane McCarthy

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The comic world just can't get enough of Shane McCarthy and his highly anticipated book, All Hail Megatron. Mr. McCarthy has done another intereview, this time with The Pulse and has added exclusive cover and comic book art completed for the upcoming series.

In this new interview, Shane goes more in depth into the fandom of Transformers and added a few more teasers.

Here's a peek at the exclusive works:





To view the complete, new interview and all exclusive art that Mr. McCarthy was very kind to share, click here.

Transformers Mosaic: "Creation Matrix"

Transformers News: Transformers Mosaic: "Creation Matrix"
Date: Tuesday, May 6th 2008 11:48pm CDT
Categories: Site News, Comic Book News, Site Articles
Posted by: i_amtrunks | Credit(s): Richter

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The Universe of the Transformers is vast, and populated by many characters. Their universe is a large tapestry, made up of the stories and points of view of countless experiences that serve the larger whole.

These are some of those stories. This is:


[size=80">It should be noted that while this project has been recognized by IDW Publishing and Hasbro, none of the works presented have been commissioned or solicited by either company. The stories are not official canon, except where noted.
These stories are the result of Transformers enthusiasts taking the time out of their busy days to contribute to a universe they love.
No one has been paid for the production of these stories.

Creation Matrix.” Story, Art & Letters by Damian Ghela.


Transformers Mosaic: "Burning Bridges"

Transformers News: Transformers Mosaic: "Burning Bridges"
Date: Tuesday, May 6th 2008 11:47pm CDT
Categories: Site News, Comic Book News, Site Articles
Posted by: i_amtrunks | Credit(s): Richter

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The Universe of the Transformers is vast, and populated by many characters. Their universe is a large tapestry, made up of the stories and points of view of countless experiences that serve the larger whole.

These are some of those stories. This is:


[size=80">It should be noted that while this project has been recognized by IDW Publishing and Hasbro, none of the works presented have been commissioned or solicited by either company. The stories are not official canon, except where noted.
These stories are the result of Transformers enthusiasts taking the time out of their busy days to contribute to a universe they love.
No one has been paid for the production of these stories.

Building Bridges.” Story, Art & Letters: David C. Ayling.


Chris Ryall offers Apology for Errors in Spotlight Grimlock

Transformers News: Chris Ryall offers Apology for Errors in Spotlight Grimlock
Date: Tuesday, May 6th 2008 5:53pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, People News, Company News
Posted by: i_amtrunks | Credit(s): Chris Ryall, SharkySparky of TAAU

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IDW Publishing's Editor in Chief Chris Ryall has issued an apology over the various errors and problems encountered in he recent release of "Spotlight: Grimlock" over on the IDW Forums.

You can read the full apology below:

"my job, everything I've worked toward in my life, the thing I care about most, is words. So while it doesn't help you since its your money buying these comics, at least you should know that these errors hurt me to a degree far worse than they do you. That doesn't make it right, it just means I'm with you. We all are. None of us work the hours we work with the express purpose of delivering inferior product. So first, I'm sorry these happened. I always am. GRIMLOCK is a book that many people, including Simon, have patiently waited for, and to finally put it out with careless errors is unfortunate, to say the least.

How do these things happen? Many reasons, not least of which is the sheer demands required to produce comics every month. That's not an excuse, just explanation that with so many things happening on deadline at once, human error is going to be a factor at times. So if a project like this doesn't have someone's full concentration, things can slip by. The balloon placement slipped by at all levels, from editorial to licensor. It happens. You can have 20 people see a book and an error can slip by, or one person can handle a project and it can come out fine.

Denton wasn't even with the company when this issue was approved to print. He's blameless (this time!). And editorial flux isn't a good excuse, but it is a good reason.

This particular book was running incredibly late, and in order to get it done and out, multiple colorists pitched in, leading to variances in style. But I'm not pointing fingers at an editor or a colorist or anything else, I'm just saying we try our best and sometimes our best needs tuning up. I think we're at a good place now, and Denton is a great asset. So is Mowry. So while it's foolish to say this won't happen again--printing errors happen at all levels, up to and including menus, bibles, and probably this post--it's not foolish to say we're doing what we can to fix any past problems.

By the way, don't think I have any problem with anyone pointing these things out. You pays your money to buy our comic, you earns yourself the right to whatever opinion you have, as long as it's expressed politely here. These things, regrettable as they are, serve as flashpoints to remind everyone not to slack off and to try that much harder.

I'm sick of saying "we'll fix it in the trade," but we do our best to fix errors when we find them. We have no idea if anyone will care about the Beast Wars Sourcebook TPB, but man, did the editor on that, Justin, and the production person spend a lot of time--as did Ben Yee--doing their best to make it right this time around.

Let me just reiterate again that I hate letting you guys down. We certainly try our best not to do that and to prove worthy of your hard-earned cash.
"

Colored All Hail cover includes tribute, IDW releases for 5 / 7 / 08

Transformers News: Colored All Hail cover includes tribute, IDW releases for 5 / 7 / 08
Date: Tuesday, May 6th 2008 1:33pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, People News
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): Chris Ryall

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Chris Ryall has been busy as of late, updating his blog with the new retailers cover for All Hail Megatron book #1 and upcoming comic releases for the May 7th. Included in todays update for the comic releases for tomorrow is the already colored All Hail #1 variant cover that we originally reported here.

The original black and white, done by new IDW Cover artist Casey Coller had a hidden tribute in it to his sister who recently passed away. In an email to Chris, Casey stated that he couldn't believe that Josh Perez (Colorist for the cover) saw the tribute and colored it nicely.



The original Brian Bolland piece this was based off of:


The staff and members of Seibertron.com would like to offer their deepest condolences to Casey and his family in this trying time.



To view the complete blog entry on the colored cover, including Casey's touching email, click here.

And to view all comic releases scheduled for tomorrow, click here.

Interview: 'All Hail Megatron' author Shane McCarthy

Transformers News: Interview: 'All Hail Megatron' author Shane McCarthy
Date: Tuesday, May 6th 2008 1:06pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, People News
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): comixfan.com

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ComixFan.com staff writer Z. Julian Cenac got a chance to sit down with Shane McCarthy, author of the upcoming series All Hail Megatron, and talk shop with him. The following is the interview taken from comixfan.com.

Comixfan: What is the premise of All Hail Megatron?

Shane McCarthy: The great war is over and the Decepticons have won. We're dealing with the ramifications of a world where the Decepticons are left unchecked. There's no Autobots to stop them, no Optimus Prime to counter Megatron. It's Earth Vs the Decepticon Empire and you can imagine how that might turn out.

That isn't to say you won't see any Autobots in this, of course you will, it's simply the darkest hour in the history of their war. What happened? What brought them to this? Where will this lead? That's what we're dealing with.


CXF: When will the project be released?

SM: The first issue of All Hail Megatron will be released in July. It's a 12 issue maxi series and is set to really put these characters through their paces. Check your latest previews for ordering details.


CXF: With all the various versions of Transformers, are you mainly targeting the hardcore fans, the casual reader, or both?

SM: I'm targeting anyone interested in a really exciting story. You don't need to know anything about the Transformers to enjoy this. Of course, if you're a fan, you'll get more out of it, that's a given. Everything you need to enjoy AHM will be right there in it but, at the same time, there will be layers there for different levels of enjoyment. However, in the end, I'm targeting this to fans of science fiction everywhere.


CXF: Are you a Transformers fan?!

SM: Of course! I have been since I first saw the cartoon as a kid. Giant robots fighting it out for the sake of the galaxy! What's not to like??


CXF: The 80s cartoon is still well-known. Is the Megatron from the show similar to your version in this series?

SM: In some ways yes, in others, no. I'm using the concept of Megatron (which really, at its core, hasn't changed THAT much from the cartoon) as the basis here but, to be completely honest, you'll see some pretty significant changes. You'll see Megatron as more of a leader and inspirer of a greater cause; he'll be the kind of man that you'd definitely want to follow...if you were somewhat homicidal...


CXF: With so many interpretations of Transformers to draw inspiration from, how do you still keep your own artistic voice?

SM: That can be hard, for sure, but I think the important thing is knowing what you want to say and speaking through the hearts of the characters. You have to be individual in your approach, otherwise what's the point? However you also need to make sure you're telling something that's relevant to the characters at hand. With Transformers I actually found it quite easy to find where I wanted to go and what I wanted to say.


CXF: How did you go about researching/plotting this project?

SM: Well first of all a lot of time watching cartoons and reading the books (life is hard isn't it?). I wanted to tell something faithful to the IDW universe but, at the same time, wanted to explore some other areas too, look at things in a slightly different way. More of my time though was spent reading history books and autobiographies of tyrants and conquerers. The biggest influence on this book is human history and the nature of war/leadership.


CXF: What is it like working with Guido Guidi?

SM: Fantastic. We're really excited that we managed to get Guido for this book. The guy's got an incredible eye for detail and, thankfully, doesn't mind it when I get annoyingly pedantic about what I want. He's as committed as I am to tweaking even the smallest details to make this really work. Guido's style adds a weight and depth to the Transformers that was a must for AHM and he's doing some of his best work here.


CXF: All Hail Megatron will take 'Transformers' in a new direction. What was the main reason for shaking up the Transformers universe?

SM: The Transformers universe is a pretty spectacular one. I think there are lot of people that have a love or at least fond memories for the characters but, to be honest, aren't necessarily picking up the book. IDW and, more specifically, Chris Ryall felt it was time to shake things up and try a new direction for the book and decided to throw it over to me. We're certainly not changing EVERYTHING or rebooting the series, it's simply a chance to tell some different stories with a new writer and a new feel. We'll be changing some things, definitely, but nothing that will derail what has gone before.


CXF: When you read Transformers, do you 'hear' the voices from the 80s cartoon?

SM: No I don't. In fact I try to avoid that wherever possible. Some voices, yes, I'll admit I do. But, with AHM, I'm trying to find new voices with old motivations. I know the players and the roles they play but this certainly won't sound like an old 80s cartoon. To begin with, maybe, you might be led to believe it's similar, however my intention with this book is to start somewhere you're accustomed to and quickly move it into areas you wouldn't necessarily expect.


CXF: Transformers: Focus on Decepticons is available now, and All Hail Megatron begins this July.


To view the original posting for this artcle, please click here.

Simon Furman's "Script W(RAP)" Updated with TF UK #13 Info

Transformers News: Simon Furman's "Script W(RAP)" Updated with TF UK #13 Info
Date: Tuesday, May 6th 2008 12:33pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, People News
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): Simon Furman

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Writer Simon Furman has recently updated his personal blog, Script W(RAP), with some more information on the upcoming Transformers UK Magazine # 13.

An excerpt taken from his blog states:

Simon Furman: Right, here we go with Transformers UK #13, the final part of Twilight’s Last Gleaming, our epic five-part movie-verse tale, which spins out from an alternate (less than happy) ending in which Megatron and the Decepticons, far from defeated, emerge triumphant and very much in the driving seat. Minor spoilers, major teases!


To view the complete blog entry, visit Script W(RAP) by clicking here.

Transformers Comic Releases for May 7th 2008

Transformers News: Transformers Comic Releases for May 7th 2008
Date: Monday, May 5th 2008 5:59pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Company News
Posted by: i_amtrunks | Credit(s): Diamond Comics

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Diamond Comics have updated their Weekly release schedule for Wednesday the 7th of May 2008.

There will be 2 Transformers related releases available, both from IDW Publishing:

- Transformers Movie Sequel: Reign of Starscream #1 US$3.99
- Transformers Best of the UK Dinobots Trade Paperback US$19.99

So don't forget to head on down to your local Comic Seller to pick up your Transformers Comics.

Chris Ryall posts Retailer Exclusive All Hail #1 Cover

Transformers News: Chris Ryall posts Retailer Exclusive All Hail #1 Cover
Date: Monday, May 5th 2008 3:15pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, People News
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): Chris Ryall

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IDW Publishing's editor Chris Ryall has updated his blog Ryall Time with a picture of the retailer exclusive All Hail Megatron #1 cover. The inked covered shows the Decepticon Leader taking a snapshot with camera/espionage expert Reflector.



Ryall states that Reflector is not a character in the All Hail series, but was created as a special "fun" shot for a UK based comic shop.

The art is done by new TF artist Casey Coller, a winner of one of the IDW Publishing's fan-run art contests held recently.

To view the full blog entry, click here.

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