BotCon 2012 Coverage: IDW Panel (Updated with Images)
Saturday, April 28th, 2012 1:46PM CDTCategories: Comic Book News, Event News
Posted by: El Duque Views: 45,997
Transformers: ReGeneration One
- Transformers: ReGeneration One will be out this coming Saturday as IDW Free Comic Book Day offering, it will feature 16 pages of new content.
- Transformers: ReGeneration One 100 Page Spectacular will collect the last five issues of the original Marvel Comics run.
- Approximately 21 years of relative peace have passed between the end of the Marvel run and the events in Regeneration.
- Megatron and Ratchet are both alive and pivotal characters, as is Hot Rod.
- Furman says he's going to make a lot of fans angry, characters will die and stay dead.
- The Wreckers will be featured, but not necessarily the UK versions
Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing
- "Autobot School" with Ultra Magnus
- MTME #6 will touch on the LSOTW story line particularly Fortress Maximus
- MTME #7 will introduce the Decepticon Justice Division
- Grimlock will appear in MTME
Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ongoing
- RID #6 will catch up with Orion Pax
- Dinobots minus Grimlock who will be in MTME will appear
Collection will be released before SDCC
Jim Sorenson's new project Transformers Legacy - The Box Art of Transformers
- Scope G1 and G2 US and Japanese Release, maybe European Releases
- Will include e-Hobby repaints, artist interviews, production artwork, unused box art, and more
Primus: MTME and RID Annuals coming in August/September
July 2012 Dinobot and Decepticon Month
Upcoming Retailer Incentive Covers
G.I.Joe/Transformers Crossovers - not anytime soon
Transformers Animated Season 4 comic - not anytime soon, but they know fans are interested
Deaths Head - reprints, yes/new material, no
Beast Wars - not at this time
Prime tie-ins - maybe
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Posted by Heavy B on April 28th, 2012 @ 1:53pm CDT
Posted by Shadowstream on April 28th, 2012 @ 2:09pm CDT
Robots in Disguise Sky-byte... wait WHAT?!
Posted by Chaoslock on April 28th, 2012 @ 2:31pm CDT
El Duque wrote:Grimlock will appear in MTME
BTW, what's the deal with Sky-Byte? For me he is only a lousy repaint, why is he a fan-favourite?
Posted by Tigertrack on April 28th, 2012 @ 3:51pm CDT
Like the dinos coming back. Other information seems like things we already knew from future
Excited for ReGEneration.
Posted by Burn on April 28th, 2012 @ 4:58pm CDT
As for Legacy ...
Posted by Supreme Convoy on April 28th, 2012 @ 6:35pm CDT
Posted by Lord Manhammer '74 on April 28th, 2012 @ 8:33pm CDT
I'm also taking a shot guessing that I'm the only one waiting to hoping to hear about the Inhumanoids returning ?
Posted by Sodan-1 on April 29th, 2012 @ 4:20pm CDT
Posted by El Duque on April 30th, 2012 @ 12:53am CDT
Thought I'd give you guys another exclusive.
I was told this was OK to post online since his image is floating around the web now anyway. This is Sky-Byte's official design for IDW as he's appearing in RID, staring in issue 5.
He's largely based on his original toy, though the transformation is a little different than originally.For example, his shark head now becomes his chest instead of a "faux"-shark face on his chest. And I added painted teeth on his shark face like you'd see on vintage fighter planes.
Basically, his alt-mode is some sort of space shark. Who is to say something that looks like a flying shark couldn't have evolved on some planet somewhere? Makes no less sense that dinosaurs in space, eh?
Posted by Seibertron on April 30th, 2012 @ 1:55am CDT
Posted by It Is Him on April 30th, 2012 @ 8:23am CDT
Posted by Lord Onixprime on April 30th, 2012 @ 9:42am CDT
Posted by AutobotMR2 on April 30th, 2012 @ 10:18am CDT
Posted by El Duque on April 30th, 2012 @ 10:28am CDT
Since IDW showed these covers during their panel at Botcon last weekend, I think there's no problem to show it here!
Do you like Decepticons? Dinobots so here we go!
Interconnected covers pencils for issue #7 of Transformers: More Than Meets the Eyes and Transformers:Robots in Disguise. Those are the incentive covers for the Decepticon and Dinobot month ( July/2012)
Hope you like!
Colored version via the Planet Iacon facebook page:
Posted by Tigertrack on April 30th, 2012 @ 10:59am CDT
Posted by korisifu on April 30th, 2012 @ 1:02pm CDT
Posted by Supreme Convoy on April 30th, 2012 @ 1:50pm CDT
Posted by Dead Metal on April 30th, 2012 @ 2:21pm CDT
Seriously, don't you realise that's a Marvel comics character, you might as well ask them if they would make new comics featuring Spider-Man.
Posted by Cyberstrike on April 30th, 2012 @ 2:37pm CDT
About damn time.