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IDW Transformers Classics UK Volume 5 Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers Classics UK Volume 5 Preview
Date: Tuesday, August 5th 2014 2:18pm CDT
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): IDW Publishing, Kahlil Schweitzer

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No new Transformers comics coming out this week from IDW Publishing, but we do have another collected volume of oldies - check out below a full preview of Transformers Classics UK Volume 5, collecting stories from the UK publications and with added material and notes from current writer James Roberts!

Transformers Classics UK, Vol. 5
Simon Furman, Ian Rimmer & Richard Starkings (w) • Jeff Anderson, Geoff Senior, Dan Reed, Bryan Hitch, Lee Sullivan, Robin Smith (a) • Andrew Wildman (c)
Classic TRANSFORMERS tales from the UK continuity! These vintage TF stories are presented in order, many published for the first time in the United States! Writer and life-long TF fan James Roberts provides in-depth historical perspective front matter in each volume, and TFUK artist Andrew Wildman provides new covers!
TPB • FC • $29.99 • 296 pages • ISBN: 978-1-61377-714-5

Bullet points:
• Collects the UK specific stories in issues #145–179 plus the 1988 Annual.


Transformers News: IDW Transformers Classics UK Volume 5 Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers Classics UK Volume 5 Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers Classics UK Volume 5 Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers Classics UK Volume 5 Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers Classics UK Volume 5 Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers Classics UK Volume 5 Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers Classics UK Volume 5 Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers Classics UK Volume 5 Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers Classics UK Volume 5 Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers Classics UK Volume 5 Preview

Auto Assembly 2014 Prints Round-Up: Ed Pirrie, Casey Coller, John-Paul Bove, Nick Roche, Joana Lafuente

Transformers News: Auto Assembly 2014 Prints Round-Up: Ed Pirrie, Casey Coller, John-Paul Bove, Nick Roche, Joana Lafuente
Date: Monday, August 4th 2014 7:09am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Event News, People News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Ed Pirrie, JP Bove, Casey Coller, Nick Roche, Joana Lafuente, Josh Burcham

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With only a couple of days left till Auto Assembly 2014, Europe's largest Transformers convention, we've decided to round up all the comics-based goodness that will be awaiting the people attending the event! And believe me, there are many, starting with in-house artist Ed Pirrie's special guest prints (Sobolov, McConnohie, Coleman, Spellos):

Transformers News: Auto Assembly 2014 Prints Round-Up: Ed Pirrie, Casey Coller, John-Paul Bove, Nick Roche

Transformers News: Auto Assembly 2014 Prints Round-Up: Ed Pirrie, Casey Coller, John-Paul Bove, Nick Roche

Transformers News: Auto Assembly 2014 Prints Round-Up: Ed Pirrie, Casey Coller, John-Paul Bove, Nick Roche

Transformers News: Auto Assembly 2014 Prints Round-Up: Ed Pirrie, Casey Coller, John-Paul Bove, Nick Roche


Next up are the Casey Coller and John-Paul Bove collaborations, from G1 to RID to MTMTE:

Transformers News: Auto Assembly 2014 Prints Round-Up: Ed Pirrie, Casey Coller, John-Paul Bove, Nick Roche

Transformers News: Auto Assembly 2014 Prints Round-Up: Ed Pirrie, Casey Coller, John-Paul Bove, Nick Roche

Transformers News: Auto Assembly 2014 Prints Round-Up: Ed Pirrie, Casey Coller, John-Paul Bove, Nick Roche

Transformers News: Auto Assembly 2014 Prints Round-Up: Ed Pirrie, Casey Coller, John-Paul Bove, Nick Roche

Transformers News: Auto Assembly 2014 Prints Round-Up: Ed Pirrie, Casey Coller, John-Paul Bove, Nick Roche


Some JP Bove-exclusive prints, featuring old-school classics in art deco style:

Transformers News: Auto Assembly 2014 Prints Round-Up: Ed Pirrie, Casey Coller, John-Paul Bove, Nick Roche

Transformers News: Auto Assembly 2014 Prints Round-Up: Ed Pirrie, Casey Coller, John-Paul Bove, Nick Roche

Transformers News: Auto Assembly 2014 Prints Round-Up: Ed Pirrie, Casey Coller, John-Paul Bove, Nick Roche


Two fully coloured prints with some MTMTE favourites from Joana Lafuente:

Transformers News: Auto Assembly 2014 Prints Round-Up: Ed Pirrie, Casey Coller, John-Paul Bove, Nick Roche

Transformers News: Auto Assembly 2014 Prints Round-Up: Ed Pirrie, Casey Coller, John-Paul Bove, Nick Roche


And finally, continuing previous years' streak, Nick Roche's take on MTMTE with colours by Josh Burcham:

Transformers News: Auto Assembly 2014 Prints Round-Up: Ed Pirrie, Casey Coller, John-Paul Bove, Nick Roche

Transformers News: Auto Assembly 2014 Prints Round-Up: Ed Pirrie, Casey Coller, John-Paul Bove, Nick Roche

C.O.N.S. VI - October 2014, Nettetal, Germany, Featuring Andrew Griffith, John-Paul Bove

Transformers News: C.O.N.S. VI - October 2014, Nettetal, Germany, Featuring Andrew Griffith, John-Paul Bove
Date: Monday, August 4th 2014 5:23am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Event News, People News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): C.O.N.S.

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We got a message some time ago from the lovely people behind another European Transformers convention, and with IDW's Andrew Griffith and John-Paul Bove both attending as guests - here it is on the front page! Check out below all the info you need about C.O.N.S, the German con in its sixth year running, from cosplay to vendors to features.

For the sixth time Germany's first and only Transformers fan convention is taking place. We're opening our doors on October 4, 2014, 11am at Seerosensaal, Steeger Str. 38, 41334 Nettetal - Lobberich to welcome Transformers fans from Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, England and many other parts of the world.

Last year we set a new European attendance record for a (single-day) Transformers fan convention and of course we fully intend to raise the bar once again this year.

We can already announce a long list of vendors who will offer you lots and lots of Transformers products this year. Attending for the first time: NTF-Toys. Finally the convention hosts NTF have their own shop and will, for the first time, have their own table.

Back again: Actionfiguren24.de, ADHD Toys, Lilly & Friends, Gerrut Camaro, Bram Bossers, That's Cult and many others.

We will also welcome Special Guests at C.O.N.S. VI. Two big names from the IDW comic scene, John Paul Bove and Andrew Griffith, will attend their first German Transformers fan convention this year.

And of course we will have a number of contests this year as well. Want to participate in our cosplay contest or prove your TF trivia knowledge in our Transformers quiz? You're welcome to take part. The rules and regulations for all our contests can be found at the C.O.N.S. website (http://ntf-cons.de/).

You can buy your tickets at pre-sale or on the day at the box office. If you want to book a vendor's table... well, hurry up, because we're almost booked up. More on that at the C.O.N.S. website as well.

We're looking forward to a great event with many of you attending.

See you then,
the C.O.N.S. team.

IDW Andrew Griffith and Livio Ramondelli to Attend Fan Expo Canada, Toronto (August 28-31)

Transformers News: IDW Andrew Griffith and Livio Ramondelli to Attend Fan Expo Canada, Toronto (August 28-31)
Date: Sunday, August 3rd 2014 4:38pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Event News, People News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Andrew Griffith, Livio Ramondelli

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IDW Publishing's collaborators on Robots in Disguise and generally awesome twosome Andrew Griffith and Livio Ramondelli will not stop travelling around the convention circuit: both artists have confirmed their presence at Fan Expo Canada, Toronto, this August 28-31st! You'll be able to find them at tables 251 and 253, and Griffith will be bringing one of his new prints too, featuring the latest additions to the IDW Transformers cast with colours by Josh Burcham - check it out below.

Transformers News: IDW Andrew Griffith and Livio Ramondelli to Attend Fan Expo Canada, Toronto (August 28-31)

Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Primacy

Transformers News: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Primacy
Date: Friday, August 1st 2014 3:50pm CDT
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): iTunes, Mariel Romero

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New month, new comics series, same robots - join us in taking a look at the third chapter in the Cybertron Wars prequel series by Chris Metzen, Flint Dille and Livio Ramondelli, Transformers: Primacy. This is a very brief preview courtesy of iTunes, and quite probably of IDW digital assistant Mariel Romero who uploaded the lot. Check 'em out below!

Transformers: Primacy #1
Chris Metzen & Flint Dille (w) • Livio Ramondelli (a, c)
THE WAR FOR CYBERTRON! Optimus Prime versus Megatron. Autobots versus Decepticons. At the dawn of the conflict, battle lines are drawn and sides are set… now legends will be made. The war that would define a planet begins in earnest—and its revelations will shake the TRANSFORMERS’ world to the core!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
- The end of the beginning!
- The final chapter of monumental Cybertron War trilogy!
- Written by World of Warcraft and Diablo’s Chris Metzen and the legendary Transformers writer Flint Dille!
- Variant Cover by Casey Coller!
- Art by fan-favorite Livio Ramondelli!


Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Primacy Discussion Thread - Previews, Reviews, Interviews and More

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Primacy Discussion Thread - Previews, Reviews, Interviews and More

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Primacy Discussion Thread - Previews, Reviews, Interviews and More

Reiventing the Cog Part 2 - Interview with James Roberts: Chromedome / Rewind, Megatron, Politics

Transformers News: Reiventing the Cog Part 2 - Interview with James Roberts: Chromedome / Rewind, Megatron, Politics
Date: Wednesday, July 30th 2014 2:43pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Interviews, People News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Sequart.org

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You may remember the first part of this lengthy, in-depth interview with IDW's Transformers wordsmith James Roberts from a while back. The folks over at Sequart were finally able to post the second part, and you can read it in its entirety here! Take a brief glimpse at some of the great topics discussed, from Chromedome and Rewind's relationship, Megatron's development and the importance of pacing and dialogue, below, too.

Transformers News: Reiventing the Cog Part 2 - Interview with James Roberts: Chromedome/Rewind, Megatron, Politics


WHITTAKER: Knowing you go through that kind of stringent screening of dialogue lends, at least from this reader’s perspective, the characters a certain charming honesty. They seem like real entities rather than just mouthpieces for certain ideas and opinions or to appear simply as catalysts for narrative.

ROBERTS: Thanks! A lot of MTMTE stories are quite high-concept, or if not high-concept then high-density in terms of the plot and the number of things happening at any one time. And because you’re limited to 22 pages and a certain number of panels per page, you only have so much space to convey ideas and information. I try, sometimes successfully, to smuggle exposition into natural-sounding dialog.

I’ve become more confident in how to impart information, and in how good readers are at filling in gaps when you hold stuff back. You can structure a conversation between two characters in such a way that the reader comes in halfway through and discerns the thrust of what’s been said; and then you can dance around a bit and use ‘hard info’ sparingly, but the tone and pace of the conversation, and the order in which certain details are revealed, can lend everything a realistic bounce and ensure that what needs to be established has been established.

IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #31 (Dawn of the Autobots) Review

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #31 (Dawn of the Autobots) Review
Date: Tuesday, July 29th 2014 5:37pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Reviews, Site Articles
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): IDW Publishing, Va'al

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Ding-dong
(Spoiler free-ish)



Synopsis
MINDBOMB! The humans have access to a CYBERTRONIAN mind—but whose is it—and why do they want it? OPTIMUS PRIME and GALVATRON race for answers, as JAZZ faces the consequences of his last trip to Earth.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #31 (Dawn of the Autobots) Review
*That* thing


Story

We're on Earth again, still, once more, with humans and Decepticons seemingly on one side, and an Optimus Prime-led team on the other, taking a moment of respite and recalibration since last issue's kerfuffle and almost cover-blowing blow-up. And we get to look at some of the cast's members' past experiences, both further back and closer to the now.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #31 (Dawn of the Autobots) Review
Uh.. yes.. sorry


The narrative did not do too much for me, this time round. It felt too much like the moment to regroup, something that has been complained about previous iterations of the comics - and that work well as a trade, less so as a monthly. The character building, on the other hand, was very mcuh appreciated, and goes some way to explain the distended storyline in the issue, and I am particularly fond of John Barber's Soundwave vision.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #31 (Dawn of the Autobots) Review
I just.. I..


The dialogue is also quite good, with some excellent chemistry between the Autobot team, some mixing, some clashing (and a great moment with Kup and Optimus); even Jazz' internal narration, though some parts feel a little overly drawn, works overall with the 'new' character he's being given in the story - and sets his voice up nicely for the rest of the issue, too.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #31 (Dawn of the Autobots) Review
Awright


Prowl, Optimus, the EDA, Jazz, Devastator, Galvatron -- everything keeps coming back to the Witwickys, one way or the other, and not usually in a good way for our favourite team(s) of Cybertronians. But as much as Barber's revisiting of previous plots to comb the knots is a good strategy, I'm not sure my interested is too piqued with the conclusion of this issue. Though having said that, I realise that pointing it out means it piqued something.. More below.

Art

I still really like seeing different artists working together on the same issue, and in this particular case, personal perspectives, with Andrew Griffith lining the present-day twists and turns, Guido Guidi dealing with troubled Jazz and his broken track and Brendan Cahill donning the purple for some Soundwave/Con flashback time (and some cheeky reference material).

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #31 (Dawn of the Autobots) Review
Looking.. Unique, there, Galvatron


Colourists Josh Perez and Joana Lafuente do an exquisite job a making the transitions work and stand apart as needed, building on the three different styles present in the issue. Perez has a nice palette of grittiness to contrast Lafuente's multitoned sections, especially the Decepticon flashback with its focus on what everyone (most) really covets.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #31 (Dawn of the Autobots) Review
Lettering fun!


Tom B. Long has quite a good amount of fun on this issue, with Galvatron's idiosyncratic and melodramatic style: soundwords and effects abound, and there are many individual voices to play around with. The covers also show this, with Jetfire and D.O.C. on the main Griffith/Perez one, a stunning melancholy Jazz by Casey Coller and Joana Lafuente, and Generations Arcee (!) art by Phil Jimenez and Romulo Fajardo Jr (thumbnail).


Thoughts
Spoilerish ahead

I am still very pleased with Barber's approach to Soundwave, making him into one of my favourite characters in the RID ongoing, fleshing out background and current environments - and on some aspects, Prowl too, after my concerns with the Bombshell incident pre-Dark Cybertron. Jazz, unfortunately, felt more of an interlude with chance to smoothen out some crinkles from the story as we knew it.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise #31 (Dawn of the Autobots) Review
To next month!


As I mentioned above, there are some elements plot-wise that are looking similar to a number of other stories told in the franchise, and I do hope that is not the case for the series - as I know what the creative team are more than capable of. The read is not bad, by any means, though, and is still definitely worth picking up for a (beautiful) look at some Jazz, Soundwave and general bots.

. :CON: :CON: :CON: ½ out of :CON: :CON: :CON: :CON: :CON:

IDW Publishing 2014 San Diego Comic-Con Announcements Round-Up - Official Press Release

Transformers News: IDW Publishing 2014 San Diego Comic-Con Announcements Round-Up - Official Press Release
Date: Monday, July 28th 2014 11:51am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Company News, Event News, Press Releases
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): IDW Publishing

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All Eyes On IDW At Comic-Con International 2014!
New Series, Archival Collections, And Monumental Crossovers Announced


San Diego, CA (July 28, 2014) – The eyes of the world were watching San Diego Comic-Con International 2014 for major announcements and this year IDW Publishing took the stage to reveal an impressive array of projects that are coming soon! Behold, the cure for the post-convention blues is here:

Star Trek / Planet of the Apes
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to “mind-meld” with a sentient ape? Or wanted to see a Klingon on horseback, brandishing a rifle? Readers will soon have a chance to peek into just such an alternate future, as IDW Publishing partners with BOOM! Studios for the crossover event of the year: Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive. The creative team will be a mix of proven experience and new blood with scripts by beloved Star Trek scribes Scott and David Tipton (Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation 2) and interior art and covers by the British newcomer Rachael Stott.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles / Ghostbusters
The crossover of the year comes to IDW when two of the most legendary teams come face-to-face in the new mini-series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ghostbusters! Written by top IDW talent, Tom Waltz, and Erik Burnham, the series will feel right at home with art by Dan Schoening.

Orphan Black
The acclaimed sci-fi series assumes a new identity in the form of a comic-book series from IDW Publishing. This will not be a clone of the show but will feature some all-new stories set in the complex and thrilling world of Orphan Black, which IDW will be working closely with the show’s producers to expand. The full creative teams and series details will be announced soon, with the first comic-book series launching in early 2015.

Garbage Pail Kids
Topps’ Garbage Pail Kids, the 1980s sensation, will have readers squirming with delight this winter as the obscene adolescents star in a brand-new comic-book series from IDW Publishing. With the likes of Adam Bomb, Leaky Lindsay, and New Wave Dave populating the Garbage Pail Kids universe, the delightfully deformed and often downright disgusting Kids are set to make their mark on the world of comics, just in time for their 30th Anniversary in 2015!

Edward Scissorhands
Just in time for Halloween, IDW Publishing and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products are proud to announce the first in a number of new projects together, with the first ever Edward Scissorhands comic book series. The long overdue all-new adventures begin in October, with New York Times best-selling author Kate Leth (Adventure Time) on writing duties and Drew Rausch (Haunted Mansion) lending his delightfully spooky style to the interior art. Rounding out the creative team will be acclaimed Locke & Key artist Gabriel Rodriguez, who will provide a stunning and suitably creepy cover for the debut issue.

Corto Maltese
The complete Corto Maltese will published in English for the first time! EuroComics, a new imprint edited by Dean Mullaney, worked closely with Patrizia Zanotti, Pratt’s long-time collaborator, to present the complete Corto Maltese in a series of twelve quality trade paperbacks in Pratt’s original oversized black and white format. They will also feature new translations from Pratt’s original Italian scripts by Simone Castaldi, Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures at Hofstra.

Eric Powell’s The Goon Artist Edition
Special Projects Director, Scott Dunbier revealed the fan-favorite, cult series, The Goon by Eric Powell is next in line to receive the acclaimed Artist’s Edition treatment! Collecting the series “Chinatown,” The Goon Artist’s Edition will pummel its way into comic shops in 2015.

Shadow Show
IDW announced a 5-issue series of comic-book adaptations of the prose anthology Shadow Show, a tribute to the work of the incomparable Ray Bradbury. Shadow Show #1 starts with the haunting and melancholy “By The Silver Water of Lake Champlain,” written by Joe Hill (Locke & Key) and adapted by Jason Ciaramella (The Cape) with art by Charles Paul Wilson III (Wraith) and a gorgeous cover by Locke & Key co-creator Gabriel Rodriquez. Issue 2 will see Neil Gaiman’s “The Man Who Forgot Ray Bradbury,” brought to life with artist Maria Fröhlich, and artist Eddie Campbell will tackle Audrey Niffenegger’s “Backward In Seville.” Other Shadow Show stories to be included are Harlan Ellison’s “Weariness,” Dave Eggers’ “Who Knocks?” and Alice Hoffman’s “Conjure” with accompanying artists to be announced.

Angry Birds / Transformers
Announced earlier this year, Rovio and Hasbro have teamed up two beloved properties in Angry Birds and The TRANSFORMERS! This fall IDW will bring the mayhem to comics with the brand new series, Angry Birds Transformers, expanding on the unexpected backgrounds of this explosive crossover! Written by The Transformers mastermind, John Barber, with art by Marcelo Ferriera, this crossover will be one for the record books!


Transformers: Combiner Wars
A new Transformers event, Transformers: Combiner Wars will start March 2015 from writers Mairghread Scott and John Barber and artists Sarah Stone and Livio Ramondelli. It’s an arms-race of truly titanic proportions as a long-lost ancient artifact allows the Cybertronians to unite into more powerful, gigantic forms. Will Cybertron—or the galaxy—be able to withstand the onslaught? Find out with a prologue and 5 issues, running in TRANSFORMERS #39-41 and the new TRANSFORMERS: WINDBLADE #1-3, which will be packed in with select TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS toys.


Galaxy Quest
The adventures of the NSEA Protector continue at IDW with an all-new Galaxy Quest series set after the film. Written by Erik Burnham, with art by Nacho Arranz the new series will be available in early 2015!

Dungeons & Dragons
A new Dungeons & Dragons series, Legends of Baldur’s Gate, sets off for adventure this October; led by fan-favorite writer Jim Zub. With art by Max Dunbar and covers by Sarah Stone, this will be a series of legendary proportions!

Lion Forge
IDW announced that it would be joining forces with Lion Forge Comics to bring the hit digital comics line to print, starting later this year!

Comics Experience
Spearheaded by former IDW Editor Andy Schmidt, Comics Experience is the premier destination for aspiring comic creators to learn the in’s and out’s of the trade. Starting later this year, IDW will bring these up-and-coming talents to the forefront of the comics world by bringing them to print!

Joe Frankenstein
Joe Frankenstein is a 2015 action/horror/adventure tale from Chuck Dixon and Graham Nolan (co-creators of Batman villain, Bane) telling the story of young Joe Pratt, who discovers upon meeting the monster of his ancestor, that he is the heir to the Frankenstein name. A legacy that may get him killed if the creatures of the night have their way.


About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Paramount’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD’s Judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; V-Wars from New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry; Ragnarök from Eisner Award-winner Walter Simonson; Winterworld, created by Chuck Dixon and Jorge Zaffino; and Little Nemo from the award-winning duo of Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, and the multiple award-winning Artist's Edition imprint.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood's Lore; Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film, Kurtzman/Orci are producing a movie based on Locke & Key at Universal.

SDCC 2014 Coverage - ANGRY BIRDS TRANSFORMERS BRINGS MAYHEM TO COMICS

Transformers News: SDCC 2014 Coverage - ANGRY BIRDS TRANSFORMERS BRINGS MAYHEM TO COMICS
Date: Friday, July 25th 2014 5:37pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Company News, Event News, Press Releases
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): IDW Publishing

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ANGRY BIRDS TRANSFORMERS BRINGS MAYHEM TO COMICS
The Most Unlikely Crossover Crashlands At IDW!


San Diego, CA (July 25, 2014) – Spinning out of the show-stopping announcement at this year’s Licensing Expo, Rovio Entertainment and Hasbro, Inc. have teamed up to bring together two of the world’s largest and most popular entertainment brands with ANGRY BIRDS TRANSFORMERS! This fall, IDW will bring the mayhem to comics with the brand-new series, ANGRY BIRDS TRANSFORMERS, expanding on the unexpected backgrounds of this explosive crossover!

“Comics offer an ideal medium for telling the stories of these improbable but totally convincing mash-up characters from two enormously popular creations,” said Rovio’s Editor-in-Chief, Comics Jukka Heiskanen. “Blending action with humor and adventure with mishap, they will excite and delight fans of both brands.”

“We are thrilled to be combining the iconic TRANSFORMERS universe with the quirky world of ANGRY BIRDS,” said Michael Kelly, Hasbro’s Director of Global Publishing. “With the upcoming ANGRY BIRDS TRANSFORMERS mobile game, TELEPODS product line from Hasbro powered by retoy, licensed consumer goods and now comics from IDW, we’re able to give fans fun, new stories and characters they can interact with in multiple ways.”

When a DECEPTIHOG raid on the AUTOBIRD ship goes awry, the sought-after ALLSPARK is hurled into the expanses of space, only to find its way onto the shores of Piggie Island, and as its inhabitants will soon find out, the ALLSPARK is much more powerful than any creature could have imagined! Written by Robots in Disguise scribe and IDW Senior Editor John Barber, ANGRY BIRDS TRANSFORMERS is taking the intergalactic epic to a whole new universe!

“It’s been a real blast to pair the action of the endless conflict between AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS with the zany hijinks of the Angry Birds!” said series writer, John Barber. “Seeing how these icons can interact and combine with each other—I think the end result will surprise everybody!”

An all-star flock of TRANSFORMERS artists will be contributing covers for the four-issue series, including Sarah Stone, Guido Guidi, Casey W. Coller, and Livio Ramondelli! Ramondelli will be kicking off the series, providing artwork for a framing sequence of issue #1, focusing on the TRANSFORMERS universe! From there, Marcelo Ferriera (Kung Fu Panda, TMNT New Animated Adventures) will take over on art duties for the series.

This unique series offers comic readers a chance to explore two of the world’s most popular brands in a distinctly original way! Whether you’re reading Robots in Disguise and More Than Meets The Eye, or can’t smash enough Piggies, ANGRY BIRDS TRANSFORMERS welcomes everyone to join this collision of epic proportions!

About Rovio Entertainment
 Ltd.
Rovio Entertainment Ltd, the creator of Angry Birds™, is a global industry-changing entertainment media company headquartered in Finland that creatively combines digital with physical, breaking the boundaries of traditional content delivery. What started as a casual game in 2009 became an international phenomenon within a few months of its release. Today Angry Birds is not only the most downloaded game of all time, it is a worldwide known entertainment brand reaching out into publishing, licensing, animations, books and location based entertainment. Rovio's animated Angry Birds feature film is slated for July, 2016. www.rovio.com

About Hasbro
Hasbro, Inc. is a branded play company dedicated to fulfilling the fundamental need for play for children and families through the creative expression of our world class brand portfolio, including TRANSFORMERS, MONOPOLY, PLAY-DOH, MY LITTLE PONY, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, NERF and LITTLEST PET SHOP. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its global customers with innovative play and entertainment experiences, in a variety of forms and formats, anytime and anywhere. Hasbro Studios develops and produces television programming for more than 180 markets around the world, and for the U.S. on Hub Network, part of a multi-platform joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK). Through their deep commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world for future generations and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year.


About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Paramount’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD’s Judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; V-Wars from New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry; Ragnarök from Eisner Award-winner Walter Simonson; Winterworld, created by Chuck Dixon and Jorge Zaffino; and Little Nemo from the award-winning duo of Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, and the multiple award-winning Artist's Edition imprint.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood's Lore; Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film, Kurtzman/Orci are producing a movie based on Locke & Key at Universal.

SDCC 2014 Coverage - IDW Publishing Hasbro Licensed Comics Panel Summary

Transformers News: SDCC 2014 Coverage - IDW Publishing Hasbro Licensed Comics Panel Summary
Date: Friday, July 25th 2014 4:44pm CDT
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Site owner Seibertron is still on the scene at SDCC 2014, and is taking in all the comics news that the IDW Publishing panel will send us this way - so keep an eye out below for panel updates as they come, and a full gallery to accompany it (which you can access by clicking on any image below)!

Transformers News: SDCC 2014 Coverage - IDW Publishing Hasbro Licensed Comics Panel Summary


Transformers News: SDCC 2014 Coverage - IDW Publishing Hasbro Licensed Comics Panel Summary


Trasformers Robots in Disguise – John Barber writing, Andrew Griffith main artist. Searching on Earth for 'mysterious object' - everyone loves Thundercracker and Buster.

Transformers More Than Meets The Eye – James Roberts writing, teases return of old favourites, more horror, sci-fi and personal drama.

Transformers Windblade – Mairghread Scott writing. Sarah Stone art. Recently concluded first solo adventure, will return. Response has been impressive and amazing.

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Transformers Primacy – Writers Chris Metzen and Flint Dille, artist Livio Ramondelli. Final part of Cybertron Wars (Autocracy, Monstrosity), Ramondelli co-plotted volume this time.

Transformers News: SDCC 2014 Coverage - IDW Publishing Hasbro Licensed Comics Panel Summary


Transformers Punishment – Barber written, Livio Ramondelli drawn digital comic - read the Seibertron.com review here! Shortly arriving on other OS, and possibly other formats too.

Transformers News: SDCC 2014 Coverage - IDW Publishing Hasbro Licensed Comics Panel Summary


Drift: Empire of Stone. Writer Shane McCarthy, artist Guido Guidi.

The cross-franchise Combiner Wars event, announced yesterday, will take place in the comics too, with John Barber and Mairghread Scott on writing duties, across 2015. We've already seen some seeding of the event in the comics so far.

Hasbro's Michael Kelly explains the previously reported Transformers Humble Bundle, and its charity purpose.

Transformers News: SDCC 2014 Coverage - IDW Publishing Hasbro Licensed Comics Panel Summary


Angry Birds Transformers crossover comic! Written by John Barber and art by Marcelo Ferreira. Covers by Livio Ramondelli, and Casey W. Coller & John-Paul Bove. Premise: All-Spark falls to Piggy Island, Transformers personalities merge with inhabitants. Very funny comic, panel says.

Transformers vs G.I. Joe - Tom Scioli and John Barber writing, Trypticon will show up in issue 2! Read the Seibertron.com review of issue #1 here - sold out at distributor level, Liefeld convention cover exclusive sold out.

Transformers News: SDCC 2014 Coverage - IDW Publishing Hasbro Licensed Comics Panel Summary


Sarah Stone also doing covers for D&D comic series. 40th anniversary and coinciding with launch of 5th edition of the game.

Transformers News: SDCC 2014 Coverage - IDW Publishing Hasbro Licensed Comics Panel Summary


The Fall of GI Joe. Karen Traviss writing, artist Steven Kurth. More realistic, hardcore take, Scarlett currently leading. Larry Hama still on Real American Hero.

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - Power Ponies new series in fall, current run going really well, both readership and creators having fun.

Questions

Q: MLP comics follow the show?
Collaborating with the stories, nothing fixed.

Q: Transformers vs Ponies?
No plans - Tom Scioli imagine multi-franchise multiverse multi everything crossover.

Q: Plans for Grimlock in the current ongoings?
Definitely, and he's already in Primacy - was going to be in TF vs Joe.

Q: Are Shockwave and Bumblebee really dead?
We'll see the aftermath of Dark Cybertron/Crystal City in RID #33.

Q: Does Hasbro dictate characters in the comics?
There may be some guidance, but all stories come from creative teams, not top-down.


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