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Diamond Comics Shipping List For June 15th, 2005

Transformers News: Diamond Comics Shipping List For June 15th, 2005
Date: Monday, June 13th 2005 11:19am CDT
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 June 15th, 2005:

  • APR052794 GI JOE #0 PI

    There are no Transformers or GI Joe products available next week on June 22nd, 2005


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  • IDW Editor-In-Chief Chris Ryall Speaks With SEIBERTRON.com

    Transformers News: IDW Editor-In-Chief Chris Ryall Speaks With SEIBERTRON.com
    Date: Sunday, June 12th 2005 8:48pm CDT
    Category: Comic Book News
    Posted by: Maximus Prime | Credit(s): KingMob, exclusive to SEIBERTRON.com

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    After big news is announced it's usually pretty hard to get in touch with the people who can give some sort of insight as to what is going to be happening. And if you can get ahold of them they're usually to busy to be able to answer alot of questions.

    After the announcment came that IDW Publishing had won the rights to the Transformers comic lisence we were amazed to see Chris Ryall, editor-in-chief, post on Transformers fan sites to say hello. What was even more amazing was that after SEIBERTRON.com contacted Chris not only did he respond but he did it with amazing speed and even more amazing friendliness. He was very accomodating to us and he didn't have any hesitation about being asked some questions about IDW and what's in store for the Transformers comic series.

    Our own KingMob had a chance to talk with Chris not only about Transformers but about some other sides of IDW that people may not know about.

    SEIBERTRON.com: Chris, can you tell us a little about IDW to kick things off, like how long the company has been around and where did you start with regards to your first publishings?

    Chris Ryall: We’ve been around for five years now—we started as a creative services
    company but began publishing comics in 2001, with 30 Days of Night.
    Since then, we’ve built the company in three areas: with our successful
    horror titles, our licensed properties like CSI, Angel, Shaun of the
    Dead, Metal Gear Solid and others, and as the home of pretty much
    everything Ashley Wood wants to publish.

    SEIBERTRON.com: I gathered that you were doing the adaptation of Shaun
    of the Dead, which is one of my favourite films of recent
    years. Have you done any other projects we should check out?

    Chris: Shaun of the Dead (four parts, starting at the end of this month) is my
    first published comic as writer. For the past three years, I’ve been
    working for filmmaker Kevin Smith, and then joined up at IDW a year
    ago. And for my next trick… I’ll be doing an extended 5-part adaptation
    of George A. Romero’s Land of the Dead. I also have a chapter in the
    recently published book Superheroes and Philosophy. I’ll also start
    really pushing this new horror magazine we’re doing in October, where
    I’m adapting short stories from people like Richard Matheson, Robert
    Bloch, F. Paul Wilson and David J. Schow. And there’s a big Clive
    Barker project looming next year, too… and maybe at some point, I’ll
    feel confident enough to take a crack at Transformers myself.


    SEIBERTRON.com: Many Transformer fans appeared to be slightly in the dark about IDW
    when the license announcement was made. Many people seemed to know IDW
    primarily as a horror-comic publisher; another query was if you have a
    'house-style'.

    Chris: Not at all. We’ve tried to go more for a “European” feel in our horror
    art, to set more of a mood than typical superhero-type art, but we
    don’t have a house style at all. I’d point to not only work by Ben
    Templesmith, but also guys like Andy Kuhn (Easy Way), Igor Kordey
    (Smoke), David Messina (Angel), Gabriel Rodriguez (Land of the Dead and
    CSI) and Zach Howard (Shaun of the Dead) to really show the diverse
    styles we look for.


    SEIBERTRON.com:What kind of Transformer comic can we look forward to coming from IDW?

    Chris: Damned good ones! I think everyone will be very please with not only
    the story Simon’s writing, but also with the art from EJ Su. And
    there’s lots more to come next year, too.


    SEIBERTRON.com: It's been mentioned that the initial Transformer title will be
    somewhat inspired by Marvel's 'Ultimate' titles.
    Is this just in the context of a modern setting and updated concept,
    or will there be a sense of 'widescreen' storytelling, or
    decompression?

    Chris: I mentioned USM only in the context of updating the book and
    essentially “restarting” the continuity, but in regards to story, we’re
    gonna pack an awful lot into each issue. I’m very wary of not padding
    out stories for the TPBs. Not that USM is doing this as far as I know,
    but I’m just not one for the whole idea of “decompression.” That word
    should maybe be switched with “meandering” in a lot of books that say
    they’re doing decompressed storylines. I like when things actually
    happen in an issue.


    SEIBERTRON.com: On Comic Book Resources it was reported that IDW were interested in
    making some "unique mini-series" for the Transformers.
    If these minis went ahead, would they be stand-alone from the
    continuity in the main book?

    Chris: They would, yeah. The issue of Wizard that’s due out right before
    Comicon will have more details about this plan.

    SEIBERTRON.com: You've said we can expect some Beast Wars comics to celebrate that
    series' 10th anniversary next year - cheers for that by the way -
    would this, and other Transformer titles have the same creative team
    as that announced for the initial title, or do you have other artist
    and writer combinations in mind?

    Chris: I have people in mind, and Simon, who was set to write a Beast Wars
    mini for Dreamwave before the… well, before, is definitely going to be
    involved. I’ll hold off on announcing any artist just yet.


    SEIBERTRON.com: One thing about IDW books that stands out is that you seem to capture
    the look of a product really well, and have artists that use different
    media - thinking of Silent Hill, CSI, Metal Gear Solid, 24 for
    example. It'd be neat to see these kinda styles applied to the
    Transformers somehow...an anthology book featuring different
    interpretations would be really cool.

    CHRIS: Or if not an anthology book, maybe some cool miniseries or one-shots…

    SEIBERTRON.com: Speaking of different takes, I noticed that Angel: The Curse will be
    shipping with variant covers by some great artists, Tim Bradstreet and
    Jill Thompson to name but two. Are there plans to do anything like
    this with the Transformers?

    Chris: Probably. I figure, as long as the covers are offered in equal
    percentages so there’s no price-gouging going on, it’s fun to offer
    different interpretations of the characters on the covers. Some artists
    don’t have the time to do an entire book, but it’s still fun to see
    what they’d do with a cover. There are a lot of good TF artists out
    there, and since we don’t want to flood the market with too many TF
    books, this is a nice way to give a lot of people a chance to take a
    crack at the characters.


    SEIBERTRON.com: Still on creators, we understand IDW has been in touch with Don
    Figeroa and Andrew Wildman? Have there been any other contacts with
    previous TF creators you can tell us about?

    Chris: We’ve talked to Guido Guidi and James Raiz, among others, both of whom
    are doing some work for us now. With more to come.


    SEIBERTRON.com: Stopping briefly at the Dreamwave material; do you know if there's any
    timeline available at the minute for the unprinted (and any other)
    items to be freed up from the legal issues and ready for you?

    Chris: Unfortunately, no. This is all between Dreamwave and Hasbro. I never
    really see court cases resolved quickly, so while I’m hopeful this one
    will be, you never know.


    SEIBERTRON.com: I think it was Igor Kordey that said IDW are about "fresh creative minds
    and creative freedom". There's some great talent in the TF fandom, are
    you happy to take submissions?

    Chris: Igor said that? That’s cool. I love the guy. I’ll do everything I can
    to get a TF cover out of him. At the moment, we can’t really take any
    more outside submissions, simply because there isn’t the space—we only
    have one monthly TF book right now, and until some of the other plans
    firm up, there’s not other openings now. But as we get into the TF
    launch in ’06, there will definitely be other opportunities. I’m
    looking at a couple other options to get fans involved, too.


    SEIBERTRON.com: You've been doing a lot of publicity and popping up on messageboards
    recently, which is great...how're you finding interacting with the
    fans?

    Chris: Equal parts really fun and really scary… it’s great hearing from
    everyone and seeing the level of passion that so many fans still have
    for the Transformers. I love being involved with a project that helps
    return a property to fans who still love it and have had to do without
    it for the past half-year or more.

    I do feel like every single TF fan has definite views of just what
    these comics should or shouldn’t be, and I hope they’re willing to give
    ours a chance and see how close we’ve come to what they wanted to see.
    Ultimately, we’re taking on this license because we love the
    characters, so we want to do right by them as much as any fan wants to
    see them done right.


    SEIBERTRON.com: Sometimes I think you'd need to do an Ultimate Secret Crisis on
    Infinite Cybertrons to try and please everyone...will the internet
    break in half when you launch the TF book?

    Chris: I hope so! It’d be fun to know we broke the Internet. But I don’t think
    so. I think, like with any comic, there will be people who like it and
    there will be others who wish it was something else. But I do think the
    people who like what we’re doing will far outweigh the naysayers.


    SEIBERTRON.com: How's interacting with Hasbro working out? Have they made any requests
    for a Cybertron book?

    Chris: Not yet. They did show some footage of the show when we were there, and
    it looked great. I liked the look and feel much more than Armada, I
    have to say. We’re all waiting to see how the show’s received by fans,
    and to see if Hasbro decides they do want a comic based on the show. I
    hope so—I really like the story behind the show and think it could make
    for a great comic series.


    SEIBERTRON.com: We've heard a little about alt-mode changes for the Transformers cast,
    but they all seem to be about the Decepticons. Is there anything about
    the Autobots you can tell us?

    Chris: All I can really say is, whatever you’re used to seeing the characters
    transform into won’t be far removed from what they’ll be in our comics.
    We might freshen some looks a bit, but we’re not doing anything
    arbitrarily, nor do we want to change up what the fans are used to
    seeing.

    SEIBERTRON.com: And are there any issues with car companies not keen on their images
    being used?

    Chris: We’ll avoid that altogether, I think.

    SEIBERTRON.com: Any info on plans for the human characters you can tell us about?
    Should we be looking forward to some interference in Transformer
    affairs?

    Chris: Well, the Transformers have been on Earth a lot longer than any human
    character in the books have been alive, so it seems to me that someone
    or other would’ve discovered them along the way. Tough to keep anything
    that size hidden forever… so I’m sure that certain people in various
    countries’ governments know of them, and have their own plans. They
    might even be working with them… and also working to discredit the
    average person who reports a sighting. But I’m sure there are Web sites
    and conspiracy sites out there that talk about these sightings… which
    is a small tease for something we’re going to drop on everyone between
    now and when the 0 issue launches.

    SEIBERTRON.com: Cheers for taking time to
    respond to us, it's cool of you; I'd get you a pint and a packet of
    pork scratchings in return anytime.

    Chris: Deal!

    SEIBERTRON.com: By the way, you've got red on you.

    Chris: It’s not mine, though, it’s Phillip’s.

    Thanks, man!
    ----------------------------


    Again we would like to thank Chris for spending some of his valuable time talking with us, and for generally being a stand up guy.

    Check out IDW Publishing's website at www.idwpublishing.com, and remember that Transformers #0 will be released in October for 99 cents.

    Be sure to check out Chris Ryall's own comic, Shaun Of The Dead, June 29th for $3.99.

    More IDW Comic Info From Editor-In-Chief Chris Ryall

    Transformers News: More IDW Comic Info From Editor-In-Chief Chris Ryall
    Date: Monday, June 6th 2005 5:48pm CDT
    Category: Comic Book News
    Posted by: Solidus | Credit(s): KingMob, TFW2005.com

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    Hot on the heels of the interesting straight from the mouth of Simon Furman at Auto Assembly 2005, IDW Editor In Chief Chris Ryall has been interviewed at TFW2005.com.

    Excerpt:
    Q: What exact time frame are you going to be using? With Generation One, there are literally hundreds of characters, and there are quite a few that have been unused over the last few years. Do you plan ot focus on the Transformers released in the first couple of years, or do you plan to throw in some latter year characters in to the mix?

    A: Both. We plan to start with a relatively small cast of Transformers on both sides, but I venture to say that fans of just about every character will get to see their favorites appear before too long. And those with a keen eye for detail just might spot hints of characters in their disguise mode in the backgrounds of upcoming issues.


    Click here for the full interview.

    Diamond Comics Shipping List For June 8th, 2005

    Transformers News: Diamond Comics Shipping List For June 8th, 2005
    Date: Monday, June 6th 2005 12:19pm CDT
    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.

    There are no Transformers or GI Joe products available this week on June 8th, 2005


    There are no Transformers or GI Joe products available next week on June 15th, 2005


    Product Codes

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

    New Transformers Black and White "Manga" Digest Books by Andrew Wildman/Simon Furman

    Transformers News: New Transformers Black and White "Manga" Digest Books by Andrew Wildman/Simon Furman
    Date: Thursday, June 2nd 2005 8:20pm CDT
    Category: Comic Book News
    Posted by: Solidus | Credit(s): tfw2005.com

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    Views: 11,875

    Amazon.com has listed a pre-order for two new Transformers Trade Paperbacks! The art will be drawn by Andrew Wildman, and the stories will be written by Simon Furman. The first book, Aspects of Evil is listed for a release date of June 1, 2005. The second book, Way of the Warrior> will be released later on September 30, 2005.

    The books will retail for $7.95 each, and are described as being the first in a series of "affordable digest-sized books" in "black and white manga" style. The cover art for the books feature Generation 1's own Hot Rod and Springer!

    Check out the links below:

    Transformers: Aspects of Evil

    Transformers: Way of the Warrior

    Diamond Comics Shipping List For June 1st, 2005

    Transformers News: Diamond Comics Shipping List For June 1st, 2005
    Date: Wednesday, June 1st 2005 12:19am CDT
    Category: Comic Book News
    Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): Diamond Comics Distributors

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    Views: 11,234

    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.

    There are no Transformers or GI Joe products available next week on June 8th, 2005


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    Diamond Comics Shipping List For May 25th, 2005

    Transformers News: Diamond Comics Shipping List For May 25th, 2005
    Date: Monday, May 23rd 2005 11:19am CDT
    Category: Comic Book News
    Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): Diamond Comics Distributors

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    Views: 11,054

    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 May 25th, 2005:

  • APR052793 GI JOE #43 $4.50
  • MAR052790 GI JOE MASTER & APPRENTICE VOL II CVR B #4 $2.95
  • MAR052789 GI JOE MASTER & APPRENTICE VOL II UDON CVR A #4 $2.95
  • JAN052941 TRANSFORMERS ASPECTS OF EVIL GN $7.95


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    (MR) mature readers
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  • The Deal Is Done! IDW, New Licenceholder of Transformers Comics!

    Transformers News: The Deal Is Done! IDW, New Licenceholder of Transformers Comics!
    Date: Thursday, May 19th 2005 8:59am CDT
    Categories: Comic Book News, Press Releases, Company News, Collector's Club News
    Posted by: Raymond T. | Credit(s): www.transformersclub.com

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    The Official Transformers Club has made it official. In an official press release, Hasbro announces that IDW Publishing will be releasing new comics for the Transformers brand. The follow is a direct quote from the press release;

    PAWTUCKET, R.I. (May 19, 2005) – The Hasbro Properties Group (HPG), the intellectual property development arm of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS), intends to license its popular TRANSFORMERS brand to IDW Publishing for the introduction of a new line of TRANSFORMERS comic books. Adding to the successful TRANSFORMERS comic book library that currently includes more than 30 titles, IDW will re-launch a much-anticipated new line of TRANSFORMERS comics. The first comic, a special introductory “0” issue, would debut in October 2005. The next comic in the series would debut in January 2006. The comic books are expected to include the classic Generation One (G1) storyline, as well as new plotlines and new series, and would be distributed to a wider audience through comic book outlets, trade bookstores and mass retailers.

    “This year, the TRANSFORMERS property will gain greater exposure among both core supporters and new fans of the brand, as the comics are distributed at mass market for the first time,” said Tom Klusaritz, vice-president of global publishing for the Hasbro Properties Group. “We’re excited that IDW plans to publish the TRANSFORMERS comics, as well as expand upon the storyline by utilizing the best TRANSFORMERS writers and illustrators globally.”

    IDW Publishing, the publishing arm of Idea and Design Works, LLC, is the comic book licensee of several popular shows, such as CSI (CBS), 24 (FOX), and ANGEL (Fox). IDW is also home to successful adaptations of comics based on the Konami videogames Metal Gear Solid and Castlevania, and movie adaptations from Dawn of the Dead to Shaun of the Dead. In both 2004 and 2005, they were awarded Diamond Comics’ Gem Award for “Publisher of the Year.” For the TRANSFORMERS series, IDW plans on using a mix of well-known and up-and-coming illustrators, inkers and writers to bring the property to new heights.

    “The TRANSFORMERS brand is a great addition to IDW’s line of licensed comic books, and we look forward to expanding on an extremely successful property and returning TRANSFORMERS comics to a still-anxious marketplace,” said Ted Adams, President/Publisher of IDW Publishing.

    The first TRANSFORMERS comic books were introduced to fans of the toy line more than two decades ago. In 2002, HPG re-launched the TRANSFORMERS comic book series.


    MORE ABOUT TRANSFORMERS LICENSES IN 2005
    TRANSFORMERS, a favorite among kids and collectors alike, has much to celebrate in 2005, starting with the brand’s leap to the big screen for its first, worldwide live-action film, slated for release in fall 2006. DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures will develop the movie, with Steven Spielberg as Executive Producer. The film will bridge all aspects of the TRANSFORMERS brand, from toys to licensed merchandise.

    In addition to the pending IDW arrangement, TRANSFORMERS will be available in Readers Digest hard books and chapter books, as well as a series of Dorling Kindersley children’s books available in the United States. Fans in Europe can enjoy TRANSFORMERS books from Egmont, Red Bird, Titan, Edigamma and Panini.

    The TRANSFORMERS brand will continue to expand in 2005 as Paramount Home Entertainment releases three DVDs. The first two, released in February, are “Transformers: Omega Supreme” and “Transformers: Shockblast Unleashed!.” The third DVD, yet untitled, will be released in September.


    ABOUT IDW PUBLISHING

    IDW PUBLISHING is a division of Idea + Design Works, LLC, a revolutionary creative service company with a wide range of clients. Among their best-selling titles are CBS’s CSI: Crime Scene Investigation; Konami’s Metal Gear Solid; and GrimJack: Killer Instinct. IDW has films in development at Sony Pictures, Dimension Films, and Paramount Pictures.


    ABOUT THE HASBRO PROPERTIES GROUP

    The Hasbro Properties Group (HPG), the intellectual property development arm of Hasbro, Inc., (NYSE:HAS), translates one of the industry’s richest portfolios of brands into a world of fun and excitement for children and adults globally. Through a host of publishing, lifestyle and entertainment platforms, HPG is able to surround fans worldwide with consumer products that expand Hasbro’s core brands, such as G.I. JOE, TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, DUEL MASTERS, MONOPOLY and CANDY LAND, beyond the toy and game aisle, creating rich lifestyle experiences.

    Diamond Comics Shipping List For May 18th, 2005

    Transformers News: Diamond Comics Shipping List For May 18th, 2005
    Date: Monday, May 16th 2005 10:19am CDT
    Category: Comic Book News
    Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): Diamond Comics Distributors

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    Views: 11,361

    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 May 18th, 2005:

  • JAN052611 D3 GI JOE ARASHIKAGE SHOWDOWN GN $10.95
  • MAR053125 TRANSFORMERS LAST STAND GN PX ED $24.95
  • JAN053660 TRANSFORMERS CYCLONUS BUST $49.95
  • MAR053445 ULTIMATE GUIDE TO GI JOE 1982 - 1994 TP $24.99


    Products available next week on May 25th, 2005:

  • MAR052790E GI JOE MASTER & APPRENTICE VOL II CVR B #4 $2.95
  • MAR052789E GI JOE MASTER & APPRENTICE VOL II UDON CVR A #4 $2.95

    Product Codes

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

  • Diamond Comics Shipping List For May 11th, 2005

    Transformers News: Diamond Comics Shipping List For May 11th, 2005
    Date: Monday, May 9th 2005 12:19pm CDT
    Category: Comic Book News
    Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): Diamond Comics Distributors

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    Views: 10,998

    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.

    There are no Transformers or GI Joe products available this week on May 11th, 2005


    There are no Transformers or GI Joe products available next week on May 18th, 2005


    Product Codes

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

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    Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #136 - The Gathering
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