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IDW Publishing Launches First-Ever Digital-Only TRANSFORMERS Comic Series, AUTOCRACY

Transformers News: IDW Publishing Launches First-Ever Digital-Only TRANSFORMERS Comic Series, AUTOCRACY
Date: Wednesday, January 18th 2012 1:13pm CST
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): IDW Publishing

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IDW Publishing Launches First-Ever Digital-Only TRANSFORMERS Comic Series, AUTOCRACY

12-Issue digital-exclusive series comes to iPad, iPhone, Android and the Web courtesy of writers Chris Metzen & Flint Dille


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San Diego, CA (January 18, 2012) – IDW Publishing proudly announces a new digital comics event five million years in the making: TRANSFORMERS: Autocracy. Released exclusively on digital platforms, this 12-part series will be released on multiple digital platforms as 8-page chapters every two weeks starting January 18th and running through June. Each episode will be priced at 99¢.

TRANSFORMERS: Autocracy has ties to the two new TRANSFORMERS comics series based on the iconic TRANSFORMERS brand from Hasbro and launching this month, Robots in Disguise and More Than Meets the Eye. “Those series look to the future,” said IDW Senior Editor John Barber, “but they have strong ties to the past. And Autocracy fills in some of the gaps in that past by telling one of the most important stories to ever appear in TRANSFORMERS comics.”

Before OPTIMUS became a PRIME... he fought for order. Before MEGATRON became a conqueror... he fought for freedom. Before they were enemies... they stood against — AUTOCRACY.

Autocracy features the stunning TRANSFORMERS writing debut of Chris Metzen – SVP, Story and Franchise Development at Blizzard Entertainment and one of the main creative minds behind the company’s Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® universes. Metzen is joined by co-writer Flint Dille, a fan-favorite for his work on the original TRANSFORMERS animated series.

“This project is a dream come true for me,” said Metzen. “I’ve loved the TRANSFORMERS brand all my life – and the chance to take these characters for a drive with my good friend Flint has been an incredible privilege. But I think it’s Livio Ramondelli’s gritty, cinematic vision that really brings this story to life.”

Artist Livio Ramondelli came to fans’ attention last year with the world-shattering TRANSFORMERS: Chaos series. “I feel beyond thankful to be a part of this project,” said Ramondelli. “These two have written a truly epic TRANSFORMERS story for the ages. I can’t say enough good things about Chris Metzen, and we should all feel lucky that Flint Dille is returning to TRANSFORMERS.”

“IDW is very excited to launch this digital-exclusive series,” said IDW CEO and Publisher Ted Adams. “The TRANSFORMERS brand has a broad international fan-base, this series will continue to increase the comics audience.” The Autocracy series will help bring these new readers to comic shops, by including a page featuring the Comic Shop Locator service and best-selling TRANSFORMERS collections and comics.

Autocracy can be found in IDW’s Apple iPad™, iPhone® and iPod touch®, apps – Transformers Comics and IDW Comics, and on the Web at read.idwpublishing.com. The series is also featured in the Comics by comiXology platform for iOS, Android, Web and Kindle Fire, and Comics + by iVerse.

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 and G.I. JOE, Paramount's Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC's Doctor Who; Toho’s Godzilla and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.
IDW's original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. More information about the company can be found at IDWPublishing.com.
As a recognized leader in digital comics, IDW’s digital partners include: comiXology, iVerse Media, Graphicly, Cryptozoic Comics, Panelfly, Digital Manga, Diamond Digital, NEC, Zero Sum and Smart Ebooks. The IDW digital line is available worldwide on top platforms including: Apple iOS apps and iBooks, Android apps, Barnes & Noble Nook, Amazon Kindle, Kobo Vox, Sony PSP, Nokia and RIM BlackBerry.
More information about the company can be found at IDWPublishing.com.

About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft® and the Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® franchises, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (http://www.blizzard.com), a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry’s most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment’s track record includes thirteen #1-selling games and multiple Game of the Year awards. The company’s online-gaming service, Battle.net®, is one of the largest in the world, with millions of active players.

About Hasbro
Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the Company’s world class brand portfolio. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, video games and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its customers through the strategic leveraging of well-known and beloved brands such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. The Hub, Hasbro’s multi-platform joint venture with Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) launched on October 10, 2010. The online home of The Hub is http://www.hubworld.com. The Hub logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved. Come see how we inspire play through our brands at http://www.hasbro.com. © 2012 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Apple, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and iTunes are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.

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Transformers: Autocracy Promo Video

Transformers News: Transformers: Autocracy Promo Video
Date: Tuesday, January 17th 2012 10:25pm CST
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): IDW Publishing

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IDW Publishing has uploaded a promo video for tomorrow's launch of their new digital format bi-weeekly Transformers: Autocracy. Check out the promo embedded below, and click here to read our review of the first issue by Seiberton.com staff member tigertracks 24.


Before OPTIMUS became a PRIME... he fought for order. Before MEGATRON became a conqueror... he fought for freedom. Before they were enemies... they stood against — AUTOCRACY.

AUTOCRACY is an all-new 99¢ bi-weekly TRANSFORMERS series featuring the stunning TRANSFORMERS writing debut of Chris Metzen -- SVP, Story and Franchise Development at Blizzard Entertainment and one of the main creative minds behind the company's Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® universes. Metzen is joined by co-writer Flint Dille, a fan-favorite for his work on the original TRANSFORMERS animated series, and TRANSFORMERS: CHAOS artist, Livio Ramondelli.

Debuts January 18th, 2012!
http://idwpublishing.com/digitalcomics/transformers/



Transformers: Autocracy Review - Are These Our Autobots?

Transformers News: Transformers: Autocracy Review - Are These Our Autobots?
Date: Tuesday, January 17th 2012 1:58am CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Reviews, Site News
Posted by: Tigertrack | Credit(s): tigertracks 24

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For review today, I have the first issue of a new series from IDW called Transformers: Autocracy. Co-Written by former G1 writer Flint Dille and by Transformers newcomer Chris Metzen (VP of Blizzard Entertainment) with art by Livio Ramondelli (of Transformers Chaos fame) this series is going to be distributed bi-weekly over the likes of 24 weeks and is IDW’s first fully DIGITAL ONLY comic.

Taking place before the actual war between Autobots and Decepticons, this issue focuses on Orion Pax before he was Optimus Prime, directly following and continuing the flashback events in issue number 23 of Ongoing.  The main events of this story follow Pax leading a group of familiar Autobots into a very downtrodden territory in Cybertron searching for civilian terrorist cells and an arms dealer who's providing them with stolen government armaments.

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The story is dark, violent, and it seems to be providing more reasons for the Cybertronian masses that return in ‘Death of Optimus Prime’ to be wary and very spiteful toward the Autobots. The story looks promising, even if it is a bit disturbing that the deep, reflective Orion Pax that made an entire meeting of senators take notice and think, seems to have turned into a nasty, unthinking warrior with a new large empty space in his chest.  Hmm... I’m sure there is a point to this Jekyll and Hyde Pax. I should probably cut the two accomplished writers a break with this and assume there’s good reason.

This first story really sets the tone for the series and as an Autobot fan, I feel like I am going to be disappointed with just how much my peace loving heroes are revealed to have done that is less than moral. Like pounding Swindle’s face in... Wha??? Sniping a terrorist cell leader.. boom, headshot! Yeah, I’m not sure, but hoping for the best for my Autobot allies. I’m also not sure how much more of this I can take without some more connection to the greater good, and more reflection from the good guys on their actions being the only option and leading to guilt or tough feelings, hindrances next time in the field. Thank Primus for Bumblebee’s vision, and heart...(can’t believe I just said that, but at least Bumblebee gets it) although he snipes one moment and then grows a conscience the next. #readingtoomuchintothisright?

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The art is at as it has been with Livio on Transformers Chaos; you like it, love it, or you at least put up with it--which is the camp I’m in.  His style hasn't really changed since we last saw his work, it’s still very realistically stylized and takes some liberties assuming we know what is happening in panels, but it is still very original and sure to make those who wondered where Botcon’s 1st announced guest would turn up again satisfied.

Being IDW's first digital comic, this prequel is worth picking up and at only $.99 I say go for it. Although it’s only 8 pages of story, it packs a lot into 8 pages...an interesting new format for presenting to us. With the way this issue is continuing to give us more background on things that were established during Chaos Theory, IDW TF followers, it seems this is a must buy for you. To repeat myself, it is certainly giving us more historical aspects that drive current story, so it to me is a must read, not just a meaningless mini which honestly IDW has not done much of with their G1 universe.

Short and sweet.. spend a buck, get an exciting story, and a piece of history.

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*Pardon my edits please, typing with a broken finger in my hand. Thanks, good bots.*

IDW to Appear at First UK Convention in February

Transformers News: IDW to Appear at First UK Convention in February
Date: Monday, January 16th 2012 12:25pm CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Event News, Press Releases
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): IDW Publishing

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IDW to Appear at First UK Convention in February
Publisher will have booth, panels, exclusives at the inaugural London Super Comic
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San Diego, CA (January 16, 2012)—IDW Publishing will be attending our first-ever UK comic convention when the inaugural London Super Comic Convention, kicks off the weekend of February 25th. In addition to having a booth on the show floor, IDW’s Chief Creative Offier/Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall will be in attendance participating in an IDW panel, doing portfolio reviews, and promising an exclusive announcement or two as well. The show is billing itself as “the U.K.’s Biggest American Creator-Driven Comic Convention.”

“I’m very happy to be present at the debut London Super Comic show and meeting the fans,” said Chris Ryall. “In fact, I feel like I owe it to our loyal UK fans to make a good first impression at one of their cons, so I’ll be announcing at least one gigantic new series, if not more.”

In addition to portfolio reviews, fans will have chance to pick up a con-exclusive cover for Infestation 2: Transformers, and get books signed by Ryall and creators such as Tony Lee, J.K. Woodward, Phil Jimenez, and others. A full signing and panel schedule will be announced as soon as it is finalized.


Visit IDWPublishing.com to learn more about the company and its top-selling books.

Visit http://www.londonsupercomicconvention.com for more information on the show. Or check out http://www.facebook.com/LondonSuperComicConvention and http://twitter.com/#!/LSComicCon


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 and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO; Toho’s Godzilla; and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.

IDW’s original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. More information about the company can be found at IDWPublishing.com.



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Transformers Prime toyline UK launch date confirmed

Transformers News: Transformers Prime toyline UK launch date confirmed
Date: Saturday, January 14th 2012 4:22am CST
Categories: Cartoon News, Comic Book News, Toy News
Posted by: Dead Metal | Credit(s): Moonbug, TFATM

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UK based Transformers fan site Transformers at the Moon have posted that the Transformers Prime toy line is now confirmed and has a set launch date in the UK. The date is March 2012.
The line will not only include the toys we already know off, but also a number of other items:

  • Apparel
  • Dress up
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Outdoor toys

Furthermore Hasbro UK will be supporting the line with the following:

  • TV advertising
  • Transformers: Prime comic magazine
  • Sticker set by Panini

The toys will also bee shown off at Toy Fair in Nürnberg, don't get too exited, that event is not open to the public but only to merchants.

For the rest of Europe, we can guess at a release date close to that, maybe even at the same time.

Transformers at the Moon also has scans of the magazine, which you can view by clicking here or the following image.

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Livio Ramondelli to Attend BotCon 2012

Transformers News: Livio Ramondelli to Attend BotCon 2012
Date: Wednesday, January 11th 2012 12:39pm CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Event News, People News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): Livio Ramondelli

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Artist Livio Ramondelli has tweeted that he will be attending this year's BotCon! Ramondelli contributed his unique style to the "Chaos" story arc that closed out IDW's Transformers ongoing title.

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Exclusive Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Promo Art

Transformers News: Exclusive Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Promo Art
Date: Tuesday, January 10th 2012 3:37pm CST
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): IDW Publishing

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Our friends at IDW Publishing just sent over this exclusive piece of promo art leading up tomorrow's big launch of their new Transformers ongoing title, Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye. This is one of 12 pieces of unique promo art that IDW has distributed to various sites across the internet. Below we see the Seibertron.com exclusive image featuring Rewind. Don't forget to swing by your local comic shop tomorrow and pick up the first issue of Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye!


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IDW's Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #1 Seven Page Preview

Transformers News: IDW's Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #1 Seven Page Preview
Date: Monday, January 9th 2012 5:11pm CST
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): IDW

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The fine folks over at IDW Publishing have sent over a preview of their new Transformers ongoing title Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #1, which will hit shops this Wednesday. Their other new Transformers ongoing title Transformers: Robots in Disguise will debut later this month on the 25th. Enjoy the seven page preview below!

TRANSFORMERS - ONE UNIVERSE!
THIS IS IT! THE BRAND-NEW DIRECTION OF TRANSFORMERS! TWO TITLES, ONE UNIVERSE! THE TRANSFORMERS UNIVERSE STREAMLINED!
Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #1
James Roberts (w) • Nick Roche (a) • Alex Milne x 4, Roche (c)
The ultimate Transformers saga begins here!
This second all-new ongoing Transformers title reunites the fan-favorite creative team behind Last Stand of the Wreckers and sends the Transformers on an epic quest to the farthest reaches of the Transformers Universe and beyond! The adventure starts here!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
• Wraparound Alex Milne cover, featuring the inter-connected image of all 4 covers!
• Decepticon logo temporary tattoos!
• Josh Burcham hand-drawn sketch Decepticon cover!

Bullet points:
• ONE UNIVERSE! This series, in conjunction with Transformers: Robots in Disguise, expands the Transformers universe into exciting, unexplored territory.
• Never read an IDW TRANSFORMERS book? THIS is the place to start!
• 4 inter-connected covers by Alex Milne, each featuring a character from the new ongoing series, combining to make one image!
• All covers have an eye-catching foil enhancement!




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More Than Meets The Eye Siren Character Design

Transformers News: More Than Meets The Eye Siren Character Design
Date: Saturday, January 7th 2012 2:48pm CST
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): Alex Milne

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Artist Alex Milne has updated his deviantART account with his character design for Siren from IDW's new Transformers ongoing More Than Meets The Eye, which debuts this month. Take a look below.

Alex Milne Wrote:
so i figured since he is on the cover to issue 2, i'd show him off here as well
this is the design i came up with for Siren. this time i used more of the TF Prime look for him then WFC. there is a little amount of WFC, but its more a prime based look.
i think the thing i liked most about working on this, was i had this toy as a kid. i remember all the times playing with him. he was my favourite of the second wave of headmaster toys.
well, back to work
enjoy



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Transformers Infestation II #2 Cover Art

Transformers News: Transformers Infestation II #2 Cover Art
Date: Friday, January 6th 2012 2:36pm CST
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): Guido Guidi

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Fan favorite artist Guido Guidi has updated his deviantART account with a work in progress sketch of the cover to Transformers Infestation II #2. Hearts of Steel Bumblebee takes on an unknown infected Autobot. IDW's Infestation II hits retail in February. Check it out below.

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