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Transformers News: More Information about the New UK Transformers Comic

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007 6:35PM CDT

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Yesterday we reported here as a rumor that there would be a new United Kingdom Transformers comic to be published by Titan Books. We are happy to report that it is no longer a rumor. In fact Denyer has brought us word of some updates by Steve White made at Transfans.net. Here is the update:

A few titbits of interest. Andy Wildman and Nick Roche have joined the artist ranks.

Also, the first free gift (if that's your thang) will be TF dogtags - Autobot and Decepticon. FYI, first issue goes on sale 19th July.

Had a truly massive (and surprisingly) international response to my posting, which I'm very pleased about. Anybody sending in art or letters to my email address - can you mark it FAN ART please.
Credit(s): Denyer and Steve White
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Re: More Information about the New UK Transformers Comic (53551)
Posted by Hotrod on March 14th, 2007 @ 6:42pm CDT
Denyer wrote:Bit of update --

SW:

A few titbits of interest. Andy Wildman and Nick Roche have joined the artist ranks.

Also, the first free gift (if that's your thang) will be TF dogtags - Autobot and Decepticon. FYI, first issue goes on sale 19th July.

Had a truly massive (and surprisingly) international response to my posting, which I'm very pleased about. Anybody sending in art or letters to my email address - can you mark it FAN ART please.


Front paged and credited.

This is proving to be interesting to say the least.
Re: More Information about the New UK Transformers Comic (53603)
Posted by Ramrider on March 14th, 2007 @ 7:24pm CDT
Blimey... are we actually gonna get a decent UK comic for a change? The recent UK fare has been awful, and aimed at far too young a market to be readable.
Re: More Information about the New UK Transformers Comic (53624)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on March 14th, 2007 @ 7:34pm CDT
...let the pieces fall where they may...
Re: More Information about the New UK Transformers Comic (53629)
Posted by Denyer on March 14th, 2007 @ 7:36pm CDT
Ramrider wrote:Blimey... are we actually gonna get a decent UK comic for a change? The recent UK fare has been awful, and aimed at far too young a market to be readable.

His comment over there was "As for fears about a Panini-style title, it'll be over my putrescent, maggot-blown corpse before that happens."

So, fingers crossed...
Re: More Information about the New UK Transformers Comic (53720)
Posted by i_amtrunks on March 14th, 2007 @ 10:07pm CDT
What about shipping out some copies to the countries that still recognize the Queen as their head of state huh?
Re: More Information about the New UK Transformers Comic (54056)
Posted by Burn on March 15th, 2007 @ 4:57am CDT
i_amtrunks wrote:What about shipping out some copies to the countries that still recognize the Queen as their head of state huh?


Because no such countries exist! ;;)
Re: More Information about the New UK Transformers Comic (54193)
Posted by Denyer on March 15th, 2007 @ 8:38am CDT
Good news, everyone! [/Farnsworth]
SW:

FYI, Geoff is now confirmed for issue 1 - don't worry, I'll be leaning on him, although he is very excited, well, excited enough to come out of comics retirement...

We're also pushing worldwide subscriptions on this title - we have it on a lot of Titan titles and I think this one is just begging for it.
Re: More Information about the New UK Transformers Comic (54207)
Posted by Leonardo on March 15th, 2007 @ 8:51am CDT
I'm reasonably excited about this, although IDW's Escalation, Soundwave spotlight, Kup spotlight, Galvatron spotlight and Megatron origin are more than enough to keep me going for the moment.
Re: More Information about the New UK Transformers Comic (54217)
Posted by Psychout on March 15th, 2007 @ 9:00am CDT
Has Spotlight: Soundwave been released yet?
Im certainI have read it, the references made megatron in it have stayed in my head (for so many reasons), but i cannot find the issue anywhere in my collection, nor can i find any preview of it that i could have read previosuly.

Maybe im just going mental... :?
Re: More Information about the New UK Transformers Comic (54221)
Posted by Leonardo on March 15th, 2007 @ 9:03am CDT
No, it hasn't been released. It's supposed to be out this month with Escalation #5.
Re: More Information about the New UK Transformers Comic (54225)
Posted by Psychout on March 15th, 2007 @ 9:10am CDT
Its the probably the package Royal Mail failed to deliver to my house on tuesday then...

Cant wait to see this. Lets hope the UK version is up to the same standards!
Re: More Information about the New UK Transformers Comic (54231)
Posted by Denyer on March 15th, 2007 @ 9:21am CDT
Psychout wrote:Has Spotlight: Soundwave been released yet?
Im certain I have read it,

Fractal Matter did an advance review. That might be what you're thinking of.
Re: More Information about the New UK Transformers Comic (54233)
Posted by Leonardo on March 15th, 2007 @ 9:27am CDT
Psychout wrote:Its the probably the package Royal Mail failed to deliver to my house on tuesday then...


Egad, they failed to deliver a package to my house on Tuesday also. I have to pick it up Saturday morning before they close at 12 noon.
Re: More Information about the New UK Transformers Comic (54241)
Posted by Psychout on March 15th, 2007 @ 9:35am CDT
Leonardo wrote:
Psychout wrote:Its the probably the package Royal Mail failed to deliver to my house on tuesday then...


Egad, they failed to deliver a package to my house on Tuesday also. I have to pick it up Saturday morning before they close at 12 noon.

You get til 12? I have to be at mine by 11 and they usually close early. Lazy Northerners...
Re: More Information about the New UK Transformers Comic (54242)
Posted by Leonardo on March 15th, 2007 @ 9:37am CDT
Psychout wrote:
Leonardo wrote:
Psychout wrote:Its the probably the package Royal Mail failed to deliver to my house on tuesday then...


Egad, they failed to deliver a package to my house on Tuesday also. I have to pick it up Saturday morning before they close at 12 noon.

You get til 12? I have to be at mine by 11 and they usually close early. Lazy Northerners...


O yes, you're in Sheffield, aren't you? Where's your nearest depot?
Re: More Information about the New UK Transformers Comic (54249)
Posted by Psychout on March 15th, 2007 @ 9:49am CDT
Woodseats of Abbeydale Road. Luckily its only a 15 min hungover stagger from my house, but that still means getting up on a Saturday whilst the clock still says AM.

Criminal I tell you!

Denyer wrote:Fractal Matter did an advance review. That might be what you're thinking of.

Hmmm... its very possible, especially if it has been news'd here in the past.

From what i remember it was brilliant, cant wait to really read it.
Re: More Information about the New UK Transformers Comic (54256)
Posted by Leonardo on March 15th, 2007 @ 9:55am CDT
Psychout wrote:Woodseats of Abbeydale Road. Luckily its only a 15 min hungover stagger from my house, but that still means getting up on a Saturday whilst the clock still says AM.

Criminal I tell you!


Could be worse. You could be walking at night through Manor, Ecclesfield or Filth Park.
Re: More Information about the New UK Transformers Comic (54260)
Posted by Psychout on March 15th, 2007 @ 10:07am CDT
Leonardo wrote:Could be worse. You could be walking at night through Manor, Ecclesfield or Filth Park.

I can see how they wouldn't appreciate the ruffles in areas such as those.
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Posted by Leonardo on March 15th, 2007 @ 10:14am CDT
Psychout wrote:
Leonardo wrote:Could be worse. You could be walking at night through Manor, Ecclesfield or Filth Park.

I can see how they wouldn't appreciate the ruffles in areas such as those.


Nor did they take kindly to the floppy hair and the ankle-length period coat. :shock:
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Posted by Psychout on March 15th, 2007 @ 10:25am CDT
Leonardo wrote:
Psychout wrote:
Leonardo wrote:Could be worse. You could be walking at night through Manor, Ecclesfield or Filth Park.

I can see how they wouldn't appreciate the ruffles in areas such as those.


Nor did they take kindly to the floppy hair and the ankle-length period coat. :shock:
Some poeple obviously lack a sense of humour.
Re: More Information about the New UK Transformers Comic (54268)
Posted by Leonardo on March 15th, 2007 @ 10:30am CDT
Psychout wrote:
Leonardo wrote:
Psychout wrote:
Leonardo wrote:Could be worse. You could be walking at night through Manor, Ecclesfield or Filth Park.

I can see how they wouldn't appreciate the ruffles in areas such as those.


Nor did they take kindly to the floppy hair and the ankle-length period coat. :shock:
Some poeple obviously lack a sense of humour.


I could do what I wanted on Ecclesall Road. I could sit in a cafe with a cup of Earl Grey, reading the latest TF comic I'd just purchased, and no-one would bat an eyelid.
Re: More Information about the New UK Transformers Comic (54273)
Posted by Psychout on March 15th, 2007 @ 10:39am CDT
Ahh... Ecclesall Road, the hub of tranquility.

Fine range of comic accompanying beverages vendors too.
Re: More Information about the New UK Transformers Comic (54401)
Posted by City Commander on March 15th, 2007 @ 2:15pm CDT
YAYYYYYYY!!!!!

I like a good tf comic.
Re: More Information about the New UK Transformers Comic (56290)
Posted by Windsweeper on March 17th, 2007 @ 2:20pm CDT
A good comic based on the Bay movie and the usually empty IDW TF's?

I so miss Marvel and Dreamwave when the comics had characters or at least had glanced at the tech specs. No empty Stormbringers or meteor riding Hot Rod's there.
Then again we did get Micromasters.

If only it was a 75 page collector's edition with three stories a month. One that continued the Marvel run, one for Dreamwave and I suppose to accomodate everyone, IDW too.
Re: More Information about the New UK Transformers Comic (56400)
Posted by Uncrazzimatic on March 17th, 2007 @ 5:32pm CDT
Leonardo wrote:Could be worse. You could be walking at night through Manor, Ecclesfield or Filth Park.


Filth park? is that a real place name or just a local nickname for an area?


As for the comic sounds interesting, will have to give it a look when it's published.
Re: More Information about the New UK Transformers Comic (58386)
Posted by Private_Random on March 19th, 2007 @ 4:15pm CDT
I don't think this UK series will last very long....not many UK comics do....well except for 2000AD and Beano. :P

Transformers ain't that big with the kiddies as it was in the eighties.....but then.....I might be wrong if the movie is successful.
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Posted by Leonardo on March 20th, 2007 @ 3:45am CDT
Private_Random wrote:I don't think this UK series will last very long....not many UK comics do....well expect for 2000AD and Beano. :P


Serious question: is the Beano still going?

I also fear the comic may be shortlived, but hopefully the movie will bring in more fans.
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Posted by Magnus' Mate on March 21st, 2007 @ 8:08am CDT
Private_Random wrote:I don't think this UK series will last very long....not many UK comics do....well except for 2000AD and Beano. :P

Transformers ain't that big with the kiddies as it was in the eighties.....but then.....I might be wrong if the movie is successful.


I think the movie will be really big with kids (TF is already very popular, maybe not reaching the heights of the mid 1980s, but I think this movie will do it) - and I think the comic will be big for kids and adults, so I think it will be pretty successful. Titan have a history of being very reluctant to cancel any of their comics/magazines anyway, which bodes well!

I'd disagree about the UK comics scene. Panini (formerly Marvel UK) have had success with their Collectors Editions (Spidey and X-Men have been going over 10 years). And it's not just reprints: Panini's "Spectacular Spiderman" is original UK stuff and that's been running for years too.

It certainly is a different scene than the 1980s though. Man, I miss weekly & fortnightly comics :sad:

I am very excited about the new Transformers comic. Part reprint/part new sounds familiar - could we see a return to the Transformers glory days?! There's something about UK comics that the US equivalents just can't touch; maybe it's the chatty editorials and general tone which doesn't take anything too seriously without parodying the whole concept; maybe it's something else. All I know is...roll on July!
Re: More Information about the New UK Transformers Comic (60244)
Posted by Denyer on March 21st, 2007 @ 12:16pm CDT
Leonardo wrote:Serious question: is the Beano still going?

Yep.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beano

Around the movie, the comic should get plenty of attention. It's surviving between films that'll be the issue.
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