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IDW Transformers Drift: Empire of Stone - Shane McCarthy Interview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers Drift: Empire of Stone - Shane McCarthy Interview
Date: Friday, November 7th 2014 4:40am CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Interviews, People News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): CBR

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Thanks again to fellow Seibertronian SW's Silverhammer eagle eyes, we can share an interview conducted by Comic Book Resources with the writer of the upcoming IDW Transformers mini-series Drift: Empire of Stone (and the creator of the character in the first place) - Shane McMCarthy. Read on below for some snippets on the book, head here for the full thing, and check out the preview pages here!


Later this month, writer Shane McCarthy returns to the samurai Transformer he created in "Drift: Empire of Stone," a four-issue mini-series from IDW Publishing with artist Guido Guidi. As a former Decepticon who found sanctuary with the Autobots, Drift is currently on a journey of self-discovery, attempting to discover his place in the Galaxy. Along with Autobot medic Ratchet, who is along for the ride to help clear Drift's name from a wrongful accusation, Drift will go through what McCarthy describes as "buddy cop meets space adventure."

The writer discussed re-visiting his samurai Transformer in the new IDW mini-series "Drift: Empire of Stone," revealing why Drift finds himself without alliances yet again, his feelings on Michael Bay's interpretation of the character in "Transformers: Age of Extinction" (and why it was "bordering on offensive") and more.

CBR News: Shane, what's the main story behind "Drift: Empire of Stone?"

Shane McCarthy: "Empire of Stone" takes place after Drift was booted off the Lost Light and sent on his way into the galaxy. It's about what he's been doing while he's been gone and how he's trying to be relevant and find his place in the galaxy now he's neither Autobot or Decepticon. Knowing Drift was wrongly accused, Ratchet comes looking for him to bring him back and the two become well and truly caught up in something from Drift's days as a Decepticon. While Drift is trying to save the galaxy, Ratchet is attempting to save Drift from himself. Buddy cop meets space adventure.

[...]

Are you coordinating your story at all with IDW "Transformers" architects John Barber or James Roberts? Will it connect to either "Robots in Disguise" or "More than Meets the Eye?"

Nothing beyond having John as my editor, no. John let me know what happened prior to "Empire of Stone" and I read up on Drift's appearances but, outside of that John's left me completely alone. He's a great guy to work with. Whilst the mini series takes place after the events on the Lost Light, the mini doesn't connect with the major books.

What's it like working with artist Guido Guidi?

Working with Gui is always a treat. He's a great artist! As I was writing up "Empire of Stone" I was sending Guido ideas and letting him know what characters I'd be using that he'd need to design. As the scripts start coming through to him he sends through sketches and pages for John and I to look at. It's like Christmas every time. I really enjoy working with Guido a lot and was over the moon when I found out we'd be able to work together. He was the one guy I really wanted for this and it's fantastic to come together to work on the character we created.

Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Primacy #4 iTunes Preview

Transformers News: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Primacy #4 iTunes Preview
Date: Thursday, November 6th 2014 8:46am CST
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): iTunes, Mariel Romero

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Thanks to a notification from fellow Seibertronian SW's SilverHammer, we get a look at the final issue of Transformers: Primacy from IDW Publishing! Check out below the first couple of pages, courtesy of IDW digital assistant Mariel Romero and iTunes, and head back to Seibertron.com in two weeks for the full preview.

END OF THE ROAD! The final secrets of war for CYBERTRON are revealed! Everything has been leading to this—war has engulfed OPTIMUS PRIME’S world, and MEGATRON stands on the verge of triumph! But can any survive the battle of the titans?!


Transformers News: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Primacy #4 iTunes Preview

Transformers News: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Primacy #4 iTunes Preview

Transformers News: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Primacy #4 iTunes Preview

IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #34 Froid and Terminus Character Design by Alex Milne

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #34 Froid and Terminus Character Design by Alex Milne
Date: Tuesday, November 4th 2014 3:31am CST
Categories: Comic Book News, People News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Alex Milne

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Fellow Seibertron.com user SW's SilverHammer spotted some Alex Milne tweets showing off the artist's contributions to Trasformers: MTMTE #34 - namely, character designs for Froid and Terminus, respectively the chief psychologist and Megatron's mentor. Check them out mirrored below!


"Here is one of my contributions to issue 34 of MTMTE. I was in a tf prime mood when designing him."


Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #34 Froid and Terminus Character Design by Alex Milne


"My other contribution to MTMTE 34 is this he's supposed to have a lot of similarities to megatron"


Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #34 Froid and Terminus Character Design by Alex Milne

IDW Transformers 30th Anniversary Ken Christiansen Interlocked Covers

Transformers News: IDW Transformers 30th Anniversary Ken Christiansen Interlocked Covers
Date: Monday, November 3rd 2014 6:59am CST
Categories: Comic Book News, People News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Ken Christiansen

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Here on Seibertron.com, we have shown some of Ken Christiansen's 30th Anniversary covers for the IDW Transformers comics as we posted the reviews for the last two issues of the two main ongoings. Now, Christiansen has posted the full, interlocked artwork on his Facebook page - check it out in all its glory below!

IDW 30th Anniversary Covers

Left to Right - Transformers : Primacy #3, Transformers : Robots in Disguise # 34, and Transformers : More Than Meets the Eye #34


Transformers News: IDW Transformers 30th Anniversary Ken Christiansen Interlocked Covers

Transformers Cloud Story Chapter Artworks

Transformers News: Transformers Cloud Story Chapter Artworks
Date: Monday, November 3rd 2014 1:29am CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Toy News
Posted by: mooncake623 | Credit(s): Nagi Miyako

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Nagi Miyako has just posted a lot of the artwork he did for Takara Tomy on his Deviant Art account. These artworks are created for the Transformers Cloud story chapters. Check these amazing artwork we've mirrored below for your viewing pleasures and remember keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!

Transformers News: Transformers Cloud Story Chapter Artworks

Transformers News: Transformers Cloud Story Chapter Artworks

Transformers News: Transformers Cloud Story Chapter Artworks

Transformers News: Transformers Cloud Story Chapter Artworks

Transformers News: Transformers Cloud Story Chapter Artworks

Transformers News: Transformers Cloud Story Chapter Artworks

Transformers News: Transformers Cloud Story Chapter Artworks

Transformers News: Transformers Cloud Story Chapter Artworks

Transformers News: Transformers Cloud Story Chapter Artworks

Transformers News: Transformers Cloud Story Chapter Artworks

Transformers News: Transformers Cloud Story Chapter Artworks

Transformers News: Transformers Cloud Story Chapter Artworks

Transformers News: Transformers Cloud Story Chapter Artworks

Transformers News: Transformers Cloud Story Chapter Artworks

Transformers News: Transformers Cloud Story Chapter Artworks

Transformers News: Transformers Cloud Story Chapter Artworks

Transformers News: Transformers Cloud Story Chapter Artworks

Transformers News: Transformers Cloud Story Chapter Artworks

Transformers News: Transformers Cloud Story Chapter Artworks

Transformers: Spotlight Omnibus Volume 1 Pre-Order

Transformers News: Transformers: Spotlight Omnibus Volume 1 Pre-Order
Date: Thursday, October 30th 2014 10:38pm CDT
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: LOST Cybertronian | Credit(s): Amazon.com

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Amazon has just listed a pre-order for Transformers: Spotlight Omnibus Volume 1. This volume collects the first 13 issues of the Transformers: Spotlight series. It is scheduled for release March 17, 2015.

Amazon wrote:Featuring individual Transformers stories focusing on a vast array of characters such as Shockwave, Nightbeat, Kup, Arcee, Grimlock, and Optimus Prime, Volume 1 collects the first 13 issues of the Transformers: Spotlight series.


Transformers News: Transformers: Spotlight Omnibus Volume 1 Pre-Order

Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers #35 iTunes Preview

Transformers News: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers #35 iTunes Preview
Date: Wednesday, October 29th 2014 8:31pm CDT
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): iTunes, Mariel Romero

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Not satisfied with this week's Transformers comics news from IDW Publishing? Then head on below for a quick preview of the upcoming rebranded Robots in Disguise - now simply Transformers - #35, and the return of an old face, thanks to digital assistant Mariel Romero and iTunes.

Days of Deception begins! PROWL and the CONSTRUCTICONS hunt the world’s deadliest game—three humans with a history of fighting CYBERTRONIANS! Lines are drawn as human and machine alike are drawn into—the ONYX INTERFACE!


Transformers News: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers #35 iTunes Preview

Transformers News: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers #35 iTunes Preview

Transformers News: Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers #35 iTunes Preview

IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #34 Review

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #34 Review
Date: Wednesday, October 29th 2014 4:42am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Reviews, Site Articles
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): IDW, Va'al

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Face the Past
(Spoiler free-ish)



Synopsis
THE DILEMMA! On a planet dedicated to Right and Wrong, four damaged AUTOBOTS must make an impossible choice: kill or cure? Whatever they decide, their lives will never be the same.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #34 Review
Make no Mistake


Story

Last issue was a gigantic piece of everything happening, in quantum manners, with sonic wrenches, parallel timelines, lost loves rekindled, and purple-soaked betrayals. How does one issue later compare
or stand up to all that, with only four members of the main cast facing an impossible choice and maybe, just maybe, more impossible horrors?

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #34 Review
Be happy in your work


Quite cleverly written, James Roberts' script uses the setting of the four Autobots on Ofsted XVII, and Trailcutter's new reading habits, as the frame for his journey into another type of past than Barber's in RID #34 - the origin of Megatron's ideology, body of work and cruelties he had to endure under the mind games of the functionists.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #34 Review
Be grateful for your alt mode


The two stories run quite nicely in parallel to each other, and easily distinguishable with the casts being so different as well as limited. And to keep them as relevant to each other as possible, the Megatron story has some very intriguing snippets from present day Trailcutter's current reading of 'Towards Peace', which somehow reflects onto the bots' situation, and the possibly dying Cybertronian in their care.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #34 Review
Be thankful for the system


What could've simply been a long flashback with some tenuous links to the present turns out to be a much more rounded story in multiple parts, bringing back some old ..er.. friends, from both the distant and the recent past. And thrown in for good measure are politics and some excellent world building, leading into the Days of Deception post-DC phase.


Art

Atilio Rojo takes over from Alex Milne for this issue's setting-up of what's to come in Elegant Chaos. While there are some potential issues with his more rounded style, given the two stories unravelling in the issue, I personally thought it really worked with the more personal themes and touches to Megatron's problematic situation, with some excellent layouts and body language in crucial scenes.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #34 Review
Be mindful of your betters


What really helped Rojo's linework, though, was regular Joana Lafuente's amazing use of colours throughout. Not only is the Decepticon purple used very appropriately in the background of key moments for all the cast involved, the contrast between Messatine and Ofsted XVII, with such limited environments to deal with, and what actually happens on them, is really brought out.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #34 Review
We're locked in


Remember I mentioned those 'key, crucial scenes' in this issue? You can imagine they mostly revolve around Megatron - but it's Tom B. Long's lettering wizardry that makes sure they drive home, and firmly lodge into your reading mind. To visually complete the whole ensemble, the two main covers (A by Brendan Cahill, B by Nick Roche and Josh Burcham) shed different lights on the story, while Ken Christiansen's Anniversary variant continues a great streak of homage pieces - see thumbnail.


Thoughts
Spoilerish ahead

Four Autobots relaxing on a planet dedicated to Ethics, and finding more they ever wanted to know about it, with dire consequences for some old friends. A miner struggling against a corrupt senate and segregated control system, and facing the nastiest, most intrusive part of it. What do they have in common? Great writing, one set-up issue, an unsettling last page and, obviously, more horrors ahead.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #34 Review
In truth, it is about control


As I claimed above, the issue is extremely well put together visually too, as we see Megatron's writing taking centre stage, quite literally, as story and art converge into it and use it as source for their progression and layouts. Make sure to pick this one up, as the stage is now wider than ever - just not where you thought they might be.

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IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #34 Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #34 Preview
Date: Tuesday, October 28th 2014 3:12am CDT
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): IDW

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This week, IDW Publishing brings us another issue of the fan-acclaimed series of Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye - setting the stage for the beginning of Days of Deception and Elegant Chaos. Want to know more? Check out the preview for #34 below, and head back here tomorrow for the Seibertron.com review!

Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #34
James Roberts (w) • Atilio Rojo (a) • Brendan Cahill (c)
THE DILEMMA! On a planet dedicated to Right and Wrong, four damaged AUTOBOTS must make an impossible choice: kill or cure? Whatever they decide, their lives will never be the same.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
A character-intense prelude to next month’s ELEGANT CHAOS event!
30th Anniversary Variant Cover by Ken Christiansen!


Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #34 Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #34 Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #34 Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #34 Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #34 Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #34 Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #34 Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #34 Preview

IDW Transformers: Primacy #3-4 Art for Sarah Stone Covers

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Primacy #3-4 Art for Sarah Stone Covers
Date: Friday, October 24th 2014 3:15am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, People News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): IDW

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We showed the Sarah Stone variant cover in this week's review of Transformers: Primacy #3, but thanks to the IDW Tumblr we get both another good look atTrypticon and Metroplex, and clean art of the next cover, for issue 4, featuring Optimus Prime and Megatron! Check them out mirrored below.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Primacy #3-4 Art for Sarah Stone Covers

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Primacy #3-4 Art for Sarah Stone Covers

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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #106 - McCarthyism
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Posted: Thursday, December 4th, 2014