BotCon 2006 Transformers Comics: IDW Publishing Panel

Transformers News: BotCon 2006 Transformers Comics: IDW Publishing Panel

Saturday, September 30th, 2006 9:12AM CDT

Categories: Comic Book News, Event News
Posted by: Alex Kingdom   Views: 36,805
Next on today's BotCon agenda is the IDW Publishing panel. Simon Furman, Don Figueroa, and Chris Ryall will be answering questions on Transformers Comics: Past, Present and Future.

TFormers.com and Allspark.com covered the event. You can read thier full reports by clicking on the links above.


Summary

- No plans for any Beast Wars spotlights. It will just be G1 for now. However there are more plans for Beast Wars, which will be more than a one shot.

- IDW plan to reprint the Beast Wars covers in a big art book showing all the cover artwork, like they did with the Infiltration cover art book.

- Yes there will be more evolutions series, but mostly likely not until after the movie. They don't want to many different continuities.

- Stormbringer does not tie into the Dreamwave stuff. The Dreamwave material is all tied up in legal stuff and has to be resolved before they can think about finishing it off. That is if it is ever be resolved?

- However IDW will be reprinting the War Within books.

- Nick Roche doing is all the one-shots and Hot Rod’s redesign has been inspired by I Robot.

- They have considered doing a on shot Megatron Origins story.

- Furman will not connect Cyclonus and Scourge back to Unicron.

- The Beast Wars profile series is being written by Ben Yee and Simon Furman. Art by various artists including Don, Guido, Nick Roach and new talent!

- Furman revealed that the Predacons will be appearing in in the IDW comics. However the presence of the Headmasters in the comic books is denied despite Furnam letting it slip yesterday.

- Furman also says we will probably see stories that harken back to the Trasnformers past, like War Within did.

- Artist Robby Musso will be working on the Ultra Magnus oneshot.

- Chris Ryall and Furman are set to do a 4-part prequel for the movie dubbed 'Prime Directive'. Art by Milne, writer TBA.

- Originall Bob Budiansky was not interested in doing a new original Transformers story but after the movie adaption it seems to have wet his appetite. He may take past stories and do a 'Greatest battle' type title.

- Some of the Marvel UK stories will be reprinted in Transformers Generations.

- No denial or confirmation on the Transformers/Justice League crossover rumor.

- IDW are looking to do their own GIJoe/TF crossover, but only if its done right.

- IDW cannot do an Alternators comic book due of licensing restrictions.


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Credit(s): TFormers.com, Allspark.com
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