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New Scene Preview Page From IDW's TF:TM TPB

Transformers News: New Scene Preview Page From IDW's TF:TM TPB
Date: Friday, February 9th 2007 4:56pm CST
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: Down_Shift | Credit(s): IDW, shockwaveuk

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IDW have posted a new scene from the upcoming Transformers: The Animated Movie TPB which will released in April. It also gives us some teaser info on what some of the other characters from Season 2 are doing during the movie. Keep your eyes on Seiberton.com as we will keep you posted with more images and news about the upcoming pages from the TPB. If you want to take a look at what page they do have up for your viewing pleasure, click here or click Discuss

Preview Pages of Transformers Movie Prequel Comic!

Transformers News: Preview Pages of Transformers Movie Prequel Comic!
Date: Wednesday, February 7th 2007 8:11am CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Movie News
Posted by: Calenatarion | Credit(s): Newsarama

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After our own Hot Rod gave you a review of IDW's upcoming Transformers Movie prequel, there are now some preview pages available. So if you wondered how the work of Don Figueroa looks, now is your chance to get a little preview.

Newsarama.com has posted a couple of pages from this new IDW release. The preview also contains one of the covers for The Prequel Issue 1.

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SEIBERTRON.com's review of Transformers: The Movie Prequel #1

Transformers News: SEIBERTRON.com's review of Transformers: The Movie Prequel #1
Date: Tuesday, February 6th 2007 10:50pm CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Reviews, Site News
Posted by: Air Commander Starscream | Credit(s): Hotrod

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Our very own Hotrod has been able to take a look at the upcoming Transformers: The Movie Prequel #1, and has been kind enough to write a review for all of us here on Seibertron.com to read. We are very excited to be able to give you a first glance of this amazing prequel to the Transformers Movie whose release date is creeping ever closer!

The Transformers: Prime Directive

The Transformers: Prime Directive

The Transformers: Prime Directive

Covers for The Transformers: Prime Directive (Live Action Movie Prequel) #1

Transformers: The Movie Prequel #1

Story: Chris Ryall
Writers: Simon Furman & Chris Ryall
Artist: Don Figueroa.
Colorist: Josh Burcham.
Letterer: Robbie Robbins.
Editor: Dan Taylor.
Release Date: February 21, 2007

Plot Summary

For only twenty-four pages of story the first issue of the Transformers: The Movie Prequel miniseries is packed from cover to cover. Right away we know we are on the Planet Cybertron. The planet’s life and energy is dependent on an object known as the Allspark. Both Optimus Prime and Megatron once ruled the planet together until Megatron decided he wanted the power of the Allspark for himself and civil war ensued. Megatron was able to secretly build an army that took the planet by storm. Many who stood in his path fell, however, there are those who still offer resistance and will do what ever it takes to stop Megatron from getting his claws on the Allspark.

The story starts off with Bumblebee, who has blasted off into space from Cybertron in his protoform mode, similar to the one that both the Optimus Prime and Starscream Transformers Movie Preview toys have. While in space Bumblebee begins to explain recent events. The story then flashes back to a fierce battle where Bumblebee, a female bot named Arcee, and a hand full of others are fighting against Megatron’s vast army at Tyger Pax. The odds seem long at best but the brave warriors are not trying to defeat Megatron, they are only hoping to hold his attention long enough for Optimus Prime. Prime is leading another force at Simfur whose mission is to make one last attempt to stop Megatron from gaining control of the Allspark. The plan is to launch it into deep space.

While the battle at Tyger Pax rages on; Megatron arrives more determined then ever to get his hands on the Allspark. However, the Autobots continue to resist until the end. Bumblebee has the unfortunate luck of running into Megatron who is furious and wants information about the whereabouts of the Allspark. Bumblebee is able to hold out, but takes a severe beating that leaves him near death and his voice box critically damaged. By holding out as long as he did Bumblebee was able to buy time for Optimus Prime to launch the Allspark into space.

Soon Megatron realizes what has happened and wastes no time and starts out after the Allspark. The Autobots know that they must get to the Allspark before Megatron so a few brave warriors are chosen to go after the Allspark. Bumblebee, who is not completely healed from his near death encounter with Megatron, is one of the first to volunteer. The race for the Allspark is on.

Art Review

I must admit, the designs chosen for the characters for the upcoming Transformers Movie may not have been the best and left me scratching my head from time to time. However, both Don Figueroa and Josh Burcham have done a stellar job trying to make the Movie designs work. The designs do take some getting use too. They are a radical departure from anything we have seen in the past. It is as radical a departure as Beast Wars was from Generation One, if not more so.

Being visually appealing is one thing that all good comic books should be, and Transformers: The Movie Prequel #1 is visually stimulating. The art really tells a compelling story almost on its own. Also the action seems to flow seamlessly with many good visuals panel to panel. An example of this is when Megatron is thrashing Bumblebee. I found myself studying panels long after I read the text.

Some may find this hard to believe because they do not like the Movie designs, but Don Figueroa and Josh Burcham do an excellent job depicting the Autobots and Decepticons. They made good use of the protoforms for the characters who appear in the movie. They also seem to play with a lot of other designs that seemed to be influenced by other Transformers lore. I think this was the right direction to take; otherwise the images of the characters would be very busy and distracting. Overall the duo did a great job bring the designs to life on the pages.

Another aspect of the art that really stands out is Cybertron itself. It seems really familiar. The art for Cybertron seems to drawl on a lot of elements we saw in Strombringer and the flashback scenes in Beast Wars: The Gathering. Personally, I felt this was a nice touch. Don and Josh did a great job of making the reader grasp the fact that the planet Cybertron is ravaged by war by the color pallet used. The artists make great use of dark backgrounds, which depict a battle torn city left in ruin with all of its grittiness. The familiarity helped me connect with the story more.

Plot Review

The writing team of Simon Furman and Chris Ryall out did themselves with this issue. I must admit I did not have high hopes for this miniseries. I thought it would just be another piece of the Movie media blitz that would quickly be forgotten. Boy was I wrong! Ryall and Furman made this a true Transformers story. They used elements from the Transformers mythos we all know and love, but added some slight spin where they could because of the restrictions placed on the story by the Movie. Though it is not exactly Generation One, it does seem better then some of the recent reincarnations Transformers has gone through the last few years.

The story told is full of substance. Ryall and Furman give us an incredible back story for the Transformers Movie that would otherwise be lacking. Not only that, but there is plenty of action to be found on every page. The fast pace action of the story never lets up until the end. There is never a dull moment. Also, the issue has decent character development, which is a pleasant surprise because character development is not always possible with a miniseries that is part of a larger film. Both writers do a good job developing the main character, Bumblebee. Bumblebee has a lot of depth as a character and you want to know what is going to happen to him next. We see a brave warrior who thinks he should have done more to help his comrade’s cause, and questions why he is called a hero. I for one prefer whole characters instead of dull flat ones who serve no real purpose other then furthering along the plot.

Over All

Over all I would say Transformers: The Movie Prequel #1 is a winner for many reasons. First is the writing. This issue contains some super writing from Simon Furman and Chris Ryall. They were able to give us more in this one issue then we sometimes get in several issues in other series. Furman and Ryall did such a good job that I would love to see Ryall do some more work on Transformers outside of the Movie Prequel. I would seriously suggest picking this issue up when it comes out. it is a real page turner. We all read books where we struggle to finish. Trust me, Transformers: The Movie Prequel #1 is no such book. I was actually a little disappointed when I got to the end, because I now have to wait for the second issue to come out in March. Another reason I would recommend this comic, it the art. The art is everything you would expect from talents like Don Figueroa and Josh Burcham. Trust me they do not disappoint. So when February 21st roles around you should seriously consider picking up Transformers: The Movie Prequel #1, you may be surprised.

Cover Revealed for Movie Prequel TPB

Transformers News: Cover Revealed for Movie Prequel TPB
Date: Tuesday, February 6th 2007 2:03pm CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Movie News
Posted by: Raymond T. | Credit(s): www.amazon.com

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The cover to the Trade Paper Back of IDW's prequel story to the upcoming Transformers Movie, appears to have been revealed on the shopping site Amazon.com. Below is the cover that is featured on the orderpage of the TPB.


New Article About IDW's Nick Roche

Transformers News: New Article About IDW's Nick Roche
Date: Monday, February 5th 2007 6:46pm CST
Categories: Comic Book News, People News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): idwpublishing.com and shockwaveuk

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IDW has posted an article on their website about Transformers artist Nick Roche. The article talks about Nick's writing debut in April on Transformers Spotlight: Kup and his work on the cover for the upcoming reprint of United Kingdom Transformers comic story Target 2006. Check out the article by clicking here.

IDW's May Comic Solicitations

Transformers News: IDW's May Comic Solicitations
Date: Monday, February 5th 2007 6:44pm CST
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): Comics Continuum

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IDW's list of comic book solicitations for the month of May are now know. Comics Continuum has received IDW's solicitations for May and they have posted them. It looks like there will be alot of Transformers books offered by IDW. Here is a list of the Transformers titles that will be available:

"THE TRANSFORMERS: MEGATRON: ORIGIN #1

Written by Eric Holmes, art by Alex Milne, covers by Milne and Marcelo Matero.

Before allegiance, rank and function -- before war -- a civilian will become a warrior, a warrior will become a leader. As a leader he will learn of the most powerful weapon on the planet -- a weapon powerful enough to bind legions to his will -- a faction named Decepticon. This landmark story brings the major players of the faction together for the first time in a seminal story for Megatron, the Decepticons, and The Great War.

32 pages, $3.99.


THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE PREQUEL #4

Written by Simon Furman and Chris Ryall, art and cover by Don Figueroa.

Their war has come to our world. Now, as the Robots in Disguise continue their struggle on the planet Earth, only the organization known as Sector 7, and an Autobot named Bumblebee, stand in the way of total victory for the Decepticons! Furman, Ryall and Figueroa conclude the official beginning of the Summer movie extravaganza right here! Figueroa contributes two special covers for this issue!

32 pages, $3.99.


TRANSFORMERS: THE BEST OF DON FIGUEROA: THE PREMIERE COLLECTION

Written by Simon Furman and others, art and cover by Don Figueroa.

Artist Don Figueroa has been blowing away fans' conception of what Transformers comic book art is capable of being, and now his spectacular work gets the Premiere treatment here. This special oversize hardcover-with-dustjacket offers the ultimate presentation of Don's work, spanning his earliest work through his current work on the IDW movie prequel, including sketches, concept art and much more.

220 pages, $50.


TRANSFORMERS: THE GREATEST BATTLES OF OPTIMUS PRIME AND MEGATRON

Written by Simon Furman and others, art by Don Figueroa and others, cover by Figueroa.

Optimus Prime and Megatron have opposed each other since the Transformers began, and their fight continues even into this year's big-screen movie. And now, this collection looks back at many of the most awe-inspiring match-ups of these two polar opposites, spanning decades of Transformers comics. Compiled in this volume are G2 #6: "The Gathering Darkness," The War Within #4, IDW's Animated Movie Adaptation #1 and many more!

152 pages, $19.99.


TRANSFORMERS: THE ARK -- A COMPLETE COMPENDIUM OF TRANSFORMERS ANIMATION MODELS

Cover by Don Figueroa.

Revisit The Transformers, one of the most popular cartoons of the 1980s, in "The Ark." "The Ark" collects over 500 of the animation models from the classic TV show that have been painstakingly restored to their original glory. This volume has them all, from Optimus Prime to Galvatron, and features a brand new Don Figueroa cover. These designs are incredibly rare and are seldom seen outside of Japan. This amazing collection has been painstakingly organized and assembled by Jim Sorenson and William Forster.

208 pages, black and white, $19.99.


THE TRANSFORMERS COVER GALLEY BOOK 2

Art by Mark Bright, Don Figueroa, James Raiz, Nick Roche, E.J. Su and more.

Collected in one volume are the awe-inspiring and out of this world covers to some of IDW's popular Transformers series including The Transformers: Stormbringer, The Transformers: Escalation, and the first series of Transformers Spotlights. Artists include Transformers artist-extraordinaires Don Figueroa, James Raiz, and E.J. Su, as well as fan-favorites Nick Roche and Robby Musso, and more!

32 pages, $3.99.


THE TRANSFORMERS: TARGET 2006 #2

Written by Simon Furman, art by Jeff Anderson and Will Simpsons, cover by Nick Roche.

The landmark Marvel UK series continues as Galvatron continues to scheme with the aid of the Constructions as Ultra Magnus arrives on Earth to search for Optimus Prime. But unfortunately Jazz is captured and at the mercy of Galvatron. Will the Autobots be able to save him in time? Writer Simon Furman and artists Jeff Anderson and Will Simpson continue this epic tale. Nick Roche once again provides an all-new cover!

32 pages, $3.99.


TRANSFORMERS: WAR WITHIN VOL. 2: THE DARK AGES

Written by Simon Furman, art and cover by Don Figueroa.

Everything old is new again! More secrets of Cybertron's dark past are revealed, as this second collection of Transformers: The War Within sheds light on...the Dark Ages! Optimus Prime and Megatron are missing, presumed dead, the civil war for control of Cybertron has degenerated into a dark cauldron of confusion and turmoil, splinter factions clashing in endless border skirmishes. Into this potent powder keg of a divided world comes The Fallen, a Transformer from the planet's prehistory... with dark designs of his own! IDW is proud to present an all-new collection of this long-out-of-print tale from the Transformers' past.

168 pages, $19.99."

Amazon UK lists IDW TPBs and TF Movie pre-orders

Transformers News: Amazon UK lists IDW TPBs and TF Movie pre-orders
Date: Monday, February 5th 2007 12:48pm CST
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: Down_Shift | Credit(s): Shockwaveuk, Amazon.co.uk

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Thanks to our own Shockwaveuk for pointing out some new listings over at Amazon.co.uk. Here is what he found:

Spotlight TPB preorder

Escalation TPB preorder

TF movie prequel TPB preorder

TF movie novelisation preorder

TF movie guidebook preorder

TF movie graphic novel adaptation preorder

TF movie storybook preorder

TF: Making of preorder

Ghosts of Yesterday: TF movie official prequel preorder

You Can Draw Transformers

Diamond Comics Shipping List For February 7th, 2007

Transformers News: Diamond Comics Shipping List For February 7th, 2007
Date: Monday, February 5th 2007 11:33am 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 February 7th, 2007:

  • DEC063515 GI JOE AMERICAS ELITE #20 $3.50


    Products available next week on February 14th, 2007:

  • NOV063506 GI JOE DREADNOKS DECLASSIFIED MANAPUL CVR B #2 (OF 3) $8.99
  • NOV063505 GI JOE DREADNOKS DECLASSIFIED SAUVE CVR A #2 (OF 3) $4.99

    Product Codes

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

  • And Yet Another Prequel Preview

    Transformers News: And Yet Another Prequel Preview
    Date: Sunday, February 4th 2007 4:20pm CST
    Categories: Comic Book News, Movie News
    Posted by: Raymond T. | Credit(s): www.wizarduniverse.com

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    More previews on IDW's Transformers Movie prequel are surfacing on the net. This time Entertainment Wizard if giving us yet another sneak peek at the comic based on the movie to hit theaters July 4th.

    Another Advanced Review of Transformers Movie Prequel #1

    Transformers News: Another Advanced  Review of Transformers Movie Prequel #1
    Date: Sunday, February 4th 2007 2:32pm CST
    Categories: Comic Book News, Movie News
    Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): Denyer and Fractalmatter.com

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    Last week we reported here about Tfarchive.com doing an advanced review of IDW's Transformers Movie Prequel #1. Now Fractalmatter.com has also posted a review of IDW's Transformers Movie Prequel #1. You may remember that not to long ago FractalMatter.com reviewed IDW's Transformers Spotlight: Ultra Magnus. Check out their latest review by clicking here.

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