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BotCon 2012 Coverage: IDW Panel (Updated with Images)

Transformers News: BotCon 2012 Coverage: IDW Panel (Updated with Images)

Saturday, April 28th, 2012 1:46PM CDT

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Posted by: El Duque   Views: 41,818

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This year's IDW panel consisted of John Barber, Chris Metzen, Livio Ramondeli, Simon Furman, Jim Sorenson, and Josh Perez. Pictures to come shortly.

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

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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

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Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ongoing

  • Sky-Byte!
  • RID #6 will catch up with Orion Pax
  • Dinobots minus Grimlock who will be in MTME will appear

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Transformers: Autocracy

Collection will be released before SDCC

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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

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Primus: MTME and RID Annuals coming in August/September

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July 2012 Dinobot and Decepticon Month

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Upcoming Retailer Incentive Covers

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Q&A

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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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage: IDW Panel (Updated with Images) (1374119)
Posted by Heavy B on April 28th, 2012 @ 1:53pm CDT
Beast Wars - Not at this time, huh? Sounds promising. And animated season 4 comics are a great idea. Get on it IDW
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Posted by Shadowstream on April 28th, 2012 @ 2:09pm CDT
Ugh, am I the only one that wishes they DID retire the Dinobots?

Robots in Disguise Sky-byte... wait WHAT?!
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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?
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Posted by Tigertrack on April 28th, 2012 @ 3:51pm CDT
Sky Byte is a fan favorite, most likely because he is so quirky. A poetic singing shark who actually is not all about kill, maim, destroy. Maybe the surprising personality in RID (2000s) did it. I was never personally too fond of him.

Like the dinos coming back. Other information seems like things we already knew from future
solicitations.

Excited for ReGEneration.
Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage: IDW Panel (Updated with Images) (1374238)
Posted by Burn on April 28th, 2012 @ 4:58pm CDT
Hot Rod gets shoved in our faces again huh? I was so excited for Regeneration as well.

As for Legacy ... =P~
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Posted by Supreme Convoy on April 28th, 2012 @ 6:35pm CDT
Jim Sorenson's new book looks great! I'm getting that.
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Posted by Lord Manhammer '74 on April 28th, 2012 @ 8:33pm CDT
About friggin' time on the return of the Dinobots. Even sans Grimlock.Sky-Byte, "Are you threatening me ?!?!?", comes out sounding like this intellectual :BEAVIS: :BEAVIS: in my noggin. :-B >(http://www.youtube.com/watch?vHuC_HlOb1ZM) And am definitly interested to see what's in store for Metroplex since his Spotlight appearance a long time ago. Also I know there are going to be a lot of happy Death's-Head fans :HUNTER: fans out there reading this ,yes.

I'm also taking a shot guessing that I'm the only one waiting to hoping to hear about the Inhumanoids returning ? :PRAY:
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Posted by Sodan-1 on April 29th, 2012 @ 4:20pm CDT
Looks like we've got a lot of good things to come. I can't wait.
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Posted by El Duque on April 30th, 2012 @ 12:53am CDT
During IDW's BotCon 2012 panel it was revealed that Sky-Byte would be joining the cast of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ongoing starting in issue #5. Artist Ardrew Griffith has revealed the characters redesign for the series via UK fansite Full Metal Hero. Check out the mirrored images below.


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?




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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage: IDW Panel (Updated with Images) (1375029)
Posted by Seibertron on April 30th, 2012 @ 1:55am CDT
Awesome. I wonder if he will be a Decepticon or a Predacon?
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Posted by It Is Him on April 30th, 2012 @ 8:23am CDT
IDW Sky-byte may be my favorite reveal from Botcon this year.
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Posted by Lord Onixprime on April 30th, 2012 @ 9:42am CDT
Very cool to see Skybyte being resurrected from RID and brought back as a relevant character. He had so much potential as a character. Now, I want a Generation figure.
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Posted by AutobotMR2 on April 30th, 2012 @ 10:18am CDT
If they can pull that off as a toy there would be no question....BOUGHT!!! He looks so maliciously evil!
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Posted by El Duque on April 30th, 2012 @ 10:28am CDT
It was revealed during IDW's BotCon panel that July would be Dinobot and Decepticon month. Now artist Macelo Matere has revealed the line art for the interconnected retail exclusive covers for July's Transformers: MTME #7 and Transformer: RID #7. They noted that just because Megatron is featured in the cover art is not an indication that he is back. Check out the art below.

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!


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Colored version via the Planet Iacon facebook page:
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage: IDW Panel (Updated with Images) (1375147)
Posted by Tigertrack on April 30th, 2012 @ 10:59am CDT
That looks fantastic! Lovin' it. Can't wait.
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Posted by korisifu on April 30th, 2012 @ 1:02pm CDT
I just re-read Maximum Dynobots last night, this looks just as promising!
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Posted by Supreme Convoy on April 30th, 2012 @ 1:50pm CDT
Wow, I think it's really cool they're including Sky Byte. I wonder what characters from other universes they'll include in the comics.
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Posted by Dead Metal on April 30th, 2012 @ 2:21pm CDT
OK, who was the brainiac that asked idw if they would bring back Death's Head in new comics?
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.
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Posted by Cyberstrike on April 30th, 2012 @ 2:37pm CDT
Finally we're getting Transformers: Robots in Disguise and Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye annuals!
:D :D :KREMZEEK:
About damn time.
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Posted by trence5 on April 30th, 2012 @ 10:49pm CDT
Good. I was just to post if anyone had any idea of what's become of Orion Pax since "Death of Optimus Prime".
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