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Andrew Wildman's Preview to GI Joe vs Transformers: Unicron

Transformers News: Andrew Wildman's Preview to GI Joe vs Transformers: Unicron
Date: Thursday, February 1st 2007 4:50pm CST
Categories: Comic Book News, People News
Posted by: Raymond T. | Credit(s): wildwords.wordpress.com

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Andrew Wildman has updated his blog with another inkline preview to Devils Due's GI Joe vs Transformers: Black Horizon. The page on display features the god of darkness himself, Unicron.

The following text has been taken directly from Wildman's post.

"Wow. Internet. Who needs it? Well me actually. Had a big breakdown with the network over here at WILDideas so have been offline for some time. The GIJoe/Transformers project is now complete and in the bag and should be going to the printers very shortly. As a bit more of a taster of how its all looking here is another page of pencils. This has been an amazing project to work on. Tim Seeley’s script is so complete and well paced. I think you are going to love it

More soon
AW
"

New Tim Seeley Interview

Transformers News: New Tim Seeley Interview
Date: Wednesday, January 31st 2007 6:43pm CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Interviews, Media, People News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): Wordballoon

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A new interview with comic book artist and writer Tim Seeley has been posted online at Wordballoon. Transformers fans should recognize Tim for his work on Devil's Due's G.I.Joe vs the Transformers series. You can listen to the interview by clicking here.

IDW Updates Wallpaper Gallery With Transformers Escalation #4

Transformers News: IDW Updates Wallpaper Gallery With Transformers Escalation #4
Date: Wednesday, January 31st 2007 6:38pm CST
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): IDWpublishing.com

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IDW has once again updated their Wallpaper Gallery. This time they have added art from Transformers Escalation #4. Here is what IDW posted about their newest wallpaper:

"Things go ballistic in Brasyna, as—with the world watching—the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS clash in the no man's land between two opposing armies on a hair-trigger. And... OPTIMUS PRIME and MEGATRON square up for their first full on, one-on-one battle in many millennia! And... HOT ROD, NIGHTBEAT and HARDHEAD pitch in. And... Verity and Jimmy walk into the lion's den (again!) Phew! Get ready for the action with this desktop by Klaus Scherwinski."

So head over to IDW's Wallpaper Gallery to spice up your desktop!

New Images from upcoming Transformers Movie Storybooks

Transformers News: New Images from upcoming Transformers Movie Storybooks
Date: Wednesday, January 31st 2007 11:26am CST
Categories: Collectables, Comic Book News
Posted by: Fender Bender | Credit(s): Crimson Dynamo

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Thanks to Seibertron.com member, Crimson Dynamo, we have new images of the upcoming Transformers Movie Storybooks. The images, along with a small story, are featured on page 382 in February's issue of Previews Magazine. The first image is what appears to be Megatron frozen, and the second image appears to be Optimus Prime meeting a human (most likely Sam).

When more information or images are revealed, Seibertron.com will report it here.





5 Page Previews of Transformers: The Animated Movie #4 and Transformers: Generations #11 Online

Transformers News: 5 Page Previews of Transformers: The Animated Movie #4 and Transformers: Generations #11 Online
Date: Tuesday, January 30th 2007 5:33pm CST
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): shockwaveuk and Idwpublishing.com

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IDW has updated their New Releases Section. They have added their new releases for the week of January 31, 2007. This week there are two Transformers titles, Transformers: The Animated Movie #4 and Transformers: Generations #11. You can check out a five page previews of Transformers: The Animated Movie #4 and Transformers: Generations #11 in IDW's New Releases Section.

Transformers: The Movie Prequel #1 Advance Review

Transformers News: Transformers: The Movie Prequel #1 Advance Review
Date: Monday, January 29th 2007 5:29pm CST
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): Denyer of Tfarchive.com

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We all know that the Transformers Movie Prequel comic by IDW is not suppose to be out until February. However, Denyer of Tfarchive.com has received an early copy of the comic and is kind enough to post a review of Transformers: The Movie Prequel #1 for the rest of the fandom. So if you do not mind spoilers and want to see a review of Transformers: The Movie Prequel #1 click here.

Diamond Comics Shipping List For January 31st, 2007

Transformers News: Diamond Comics Shipping List For January 31st, 2007
Date: Monday, January 29th 2007 11:52am CST
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): Diamond Comics Distributors

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The products on the list(s) below from Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. are expected to ship to comic book specialty stores on the indicated date(s) below. Note that this list is tentative and subject to change. Please check with your retailer for availability.


Products available this week on January 31st, 2007:

  • NOV063659 TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED MOVIE ADAPTATION #4 (OF 4) $3.99
  • NOV064435 TRANSFORMERS BUMBLEBEE BOTCON MINI STATUE PI


    Products available next week on February 7th, 2007:

  • DEC063515 GI JOE AMERICAS ELITE #20 $3.50

    Product Codes

    (O/A) offered again
    (PI) please inquire at your store
    (MR) mature readers
    (RES) resolicited
    (Note Price) new price increase

  • Armada MTMTE Overview

    Transformers News: Armada MTMTE Overview
    Date: Sunday, January 28th 2007 1:44pm CST
    Categories: Comic Book News, Site Articles, Site News
    Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): Darth Bombshell

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    This week Darth Bombshell has decided share another of his articles with us. Last week Darth Bombshell shared his thoughts on Dreamwave's Generation One More Than Meets The Eye Profile Series. In this weeks article Darth Bombshell shares his thoughts on Dreamwave's Armada More Than Meets The Eye Profile Series. If you missed last week's article check out Seibertron.com's Article Section. Without further delay here it is the latest article by Darth Bombshell:

    Armada MTMTE Overview

    Throughout 2003, Dreamwave released the eight issue “More Than Meets The Eye” series. Despite the numerous problems that the series had, it was well received. It was perhaps this response that encouraged the staff at Dreamwave to create a sequel of sorts by writing a series based on the other Transformer franchise that the company was writing at the time: Transformers Armada.

    Because of the vastly different scope of the series, changes had to be made in the way it was presented. Instead of eight issues, Armada MTMTE would instead be done in three, no doubt due to the fact that Armada has less than a third of the characters that the Generation One series had to cover. Instead of drawing on previous writings, the biographies and tech spec quotes for most of the characters had to be invented by the writers, since only a select few had officially written bios. And since this series was drawing on both a completed comic and cartoon series, the creators had to attempt to cover elements of both series, while maintaining the fact that they have to try to arrange it all in the comic universe.

    All of these changes were perhaps made to make the series more understandable, since the information presented would be fresh in the fans’ minds. Unfortunately, this probably lead to it being as convoluted and confusing as its predecessor.

    The first and most obvious problem that the series has was the previously stated attempt by the writers to somehow manage to take elements from both the comic and cartoon and find a way to make them both work. Three bios in this series show how disastrous that attempts was: Galvatron, Nemesis Prime and Sideways. Galvatron, with the exception of the toy comics, was never a part of the regular comic to begin with, was somehow given a life as part of the regular comics, although the conditions and time that this occurred are purposely left vague, no doubt meant to cover up the fact that they have no actual way to describe it. The biography for Galvatron, narrated by Leader-1, gives a very interesting insight to the character. It is just a shame that it is not really part of the comic universe.

    Like Galvatron, Nemesis Prime also falls into the category as a toy character needing to have an comics origin. Unlike Galvatron, who was given a believable, yet implausible, comics life, the writers of the comic saw fit to merely rehash the plot of the Armada episode “Puppet”, trying to incorporate the events that occurred in the episode to the comic timeline. This doesn’t work for two reasons: there was no way that this event could have occurred in the comic, and they made the mistake of incorporating Run-Over, the Mini-Con partner who came with the Nemesis Prime toy that never appeared in the episode in question, into the character’s history. By all rights, Nemesis Prime should not be in the comic at all. Much like Galvatron, the only reason for his inclusion in this series was because he was a toy character who needed to be explained.

    Sideways, however, falls into a different path. Unlike Galvatron and Nemesis Prime, Sideways actually was in the comic. Yes, it was in two very brief appearances, but he was there. I expected that his biography would state that he was a mercenary playing both sides of the Transformer war. And I was right. That is how he was presented However, they made the big mistake of including elements of the cartoon into his bio, and said that he was a servant of Unicron. This makes no sense as far as the comic goes, since his first appearance was a good four issues before Unicron’s presence was ever confirmed, and his second was during Unicron’s ill-fated attack on Cybertron cowering with a bunch of Decepticons. This especially makes no sense, because if he was truly Unicron’s herald, would he not be rampaging around causing chaos?

    The writing, as previously stated, had to draw heavily on the imaginations of the writers of the series since, with a few exceptions, there were few “official” biographies made for the Armada characters during its run. This lead to a great many of the characters having fairly unsuited character biographies and tech spec quotes that sound incredibly horrendous. I do believe that a great many of these will be making an appearance on the Trannies “Worst Tech Spec Quotes” ballot next year.

    The artwork in the series, like in the Generation One MTMTE, is another round of “one good for every five bad” deal. Ironically, much of the good art in this series has made appearances on the toy boxes or promotional art made during the run of the toyline, also drawn by the various artists in this series. A good deal of this art takes up much of the space in the books, making me wonder why the artists were lazy enough to include this art. Couldn’t they do new artwork for this series? Isn’t it what it was meant to do?

    Another problem this series has in its artwork is the fact that the Mini-Con teams that were repainted during the toyline each had two pages of artwork devoted to them, one for the color in which they were first released and their “powerlinx” recolors. I found this to be an incredible waste of page space, with the only acceptable color changes coming from the Road Assault (Race) Team and the Star (Dark) Saber sword, since the bios for these weapons state that the characters would change color depending on how long they were held by an enemy.

    Finally, much like the Generation One MTMTE, the Armada MTMTE had a prologue and epilogue story designed to explain they reason why this information is being presented. Unlike the story in G1 MTMTE, the Armada one is meant to be part of the actual timeline. The prologue explains that a machine by someone that Alexis has possession of and is using to be prepared for the return of the Transformers. The epilogue explains that the device was left by Over-Run, who wants to prepare Alexis for the return of the Transformers. This would appear to make Alexis the focus of the Energon story, a fact we know to be false, as it is Kicker whose fate is ultimately linked to the Energon story…at least in the cartoon, anyway.

    The Armada MTMTE was written shortly after the end of the series, with Energon firmly in the minds of the people behind the Transformers. This fact, combined with the haphazard way that the series was written and the apparent poor production values, have lead many to look down upon this series. It could have been better, though, had it been written later. But as it is, it exists merely as a way for Dreamwave to earn an dollar by any means.

    After all, it’s what they’re known for.

    Free Comic Book Day Transformers Comic Description

    Transformers News: Free Comic Book Day Transformers Comic Description
    Date: Saturday, January 27th 2007 2:58pm CST
    Categories: Comic Book News, Event News
    Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): Freecomicbookday.com

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    Recently we reported here that IDW will be offering a Transformers Movie Prequel comic for Free Comic Book Day. More information about the free issue has now been post on the Free Comic Book Day website. Here is the description that was posted:

    "TRANSFORMERs: THE movie prequel—FCBD EDITION

    by Simon Furman & Chris Ryall, & Don Figueroa

    Before the live-action Transformers movie spectacularly explodes onto theater screens in July, read the official beginning of the story right here! In this prequel to the film, “Prime Directive,” travel from Cybertron to Earth to witness the events that lead to the Transformers bringing their war to our world! This special Free Comic Book Day edition features issue #1 of this prelude, as well as additional art from series artist Figueroa.

    32pgs, FC FREE"

    Eagle Awards Nominations

    Transformers News: Eagle Awards Nominations
    Date: Thursday, January 25th 2007 10:08pm CST
    Category: Comic Book News
    Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): The Eagle Awards

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    The Eagle Awards is taking nominations for the 2007 Eagle Awards. The winners will be announced at the Bristol International Comic Expo on Saturday, May 12, 2007 at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Bristol. Nominees should be choosen based on the work they did in 2006. Several Transformers comic writers and artist are up for nominations. So go vote by clicking here. Here is some information about the Eagle Awards:

    "The Eagle Awards are the name given to a series of awards for comic book titles and creators. They are awarded by UK fans who vote for who they feel are the best in each category of the awards.
    They are named after the fondly remembered 1950s comic title Eagle and originated in 1976 thanks to two British fans, Mike Conroy (now part of the staff of Comics International) and Richard Burton. British comic fandom at this time was still relatively small but the awards proved to be successful, especially with American publishers such as Marvel Comics who would announce their victories with pride. X-Men was one title which regularly gathered handfuls of awards, mainly for its writing and art during the Chris Claremont and John Byrne era.

    It wasn't until Britain had a regular annual comic convention (the United Kingdom Comic Art Convention, commonly shortened to UKCAC) in 1986 that the awards became a regular event. During this time creators such as Alan Moore and Alan Davis would win awards while characters such as Batman were always firm fan-favourites.

    The awards did disappear for a time, replaced briefly with the National Comics Award, in 2000 they returned as an event at that years Comic Festival (which had replaced UKCAC) presented by Simon Pegg.

    They are now part of the current UK comic event, the Comic Expo."

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