IDW February 2010 Transformers Solicitations and Covers
Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 6:21PM CSTCategories: Comic Book News, Live Action Movie News, Press Releases
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Written by Mike Costa, art by Don Figueroa, covers by Figueroa, Andrew Wildman.
His ambivalence cost him his allegiance. His betrayal set the stage for Autobot victory. His name is Thundercracker, and this issue reveals what he's been doing these past three years after his brutal expulsion from the Deceptiocons in All Hail Megatron! Costa and Figueroa show you perhaps the most unique transformation of all...
32 pages, $3.99.
Transformers: Bumblebee #3
Written by Zander Cannon, art by Chee, covers by Guido Guidi, Chee.
"Things Fall Apart," Part 3: After leaving a decoy for the Skywatch colonel, Bumblebee embarks on a solo quest to find the device that will free the Autobots. He befriends the child of the one man who holds the device they need, and finally has to ask himself if what he's doing is right.
32 pages, $3.99.
Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers #2
Written by Nick Roche and James Roberts, art by Roche, covers by Trevor Hutchison and Roche.
The Autobots' finest begin their descent into hell, and all bets are off. The true nature of the Wreckers' mission is revealed and the reappearance of an old enemy drastically reduces the chances of anyone making it back alive.
32 pages, $3.99.
Transformers Movie Collection Volume 1
Written by Simon Furman, Chris Ryall and Chris Mowry, art by Alex Milne and Don Figueroa, covers by John Nizzi.
Now available in one handsome, oversize hardcover collection, get all the action surrounding the first Transformers film. This volume includes the Transformers Movie Prequel, Movie Adaptation, and the sequel, The Reign of Starscream.
320 pages, $50.
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Posted by ponycorn on November 24th, 2009 @ 6:31pm CST
From the looks of it he's been stashing nuts in his cheeks like a chipmunk.
All pokes at the art aside, this issue will finally address what I've been wondering about since AHM12, good news!
[quote]The Autobots' finest begin their descent into hell, and all bets are off. The true nature of the Wreckers' mission is revealed and the reappearance of an old enemy drastically reduces the chances of anyone making it back alive.[/quote]
I'm guessing it is Jihaxus in silouette on the cover.
Posted by dragons on November 24th, 2009 @ 7:31pm CST
Posted by Samsonator on November 24th, 2009 @ 8:11pm CST
ponycorn wrote:I'm guessing it is Jihaxus in silouette on the cover.From what we've learned so far about the series, I do believe it's Overlord.
Posted by lowman_x on November 25th, 2009 @ 12:26am CST
Bumblebee is looking hardcore! I wonder if he's befriending Daniel? But then, does Spike even have a wife in this continuity (I don't remember...)?
Posted by ScreamingtonStar on November 25th, 2009 @ 3:49am CST
lowman_x wrote:I never understood why Shane and Guido "retro-ed" them (specifically the Seekers) in AHM.
I believe it was to make them more "recognizable", although the Seekers score extra points with Hasbro for being based off their Masterpiece toys.
lowman_x wrote:I am LOVING that design of Thundercracker!
Really? I know the art criticism has been overdone, but I was willing to give Don a chance until I saw this Thundercracker. God, that's ugly. Maybe I just have a special attachment to the character, but hell...
Posted by Cyberstrike on November 25th, 2009 @ 7:45am CST
lowman_x wrote:I am LOVING that design of Thundercracker! Don's going from strength to strength in my book! And I like how he's modernising them like EJ did (in fact, I think he's taking a number of design cues from EJ's run which is great!!) because I never understood why Shane and Guido "retro-ed" them (specifically the Seekers) in AHM. I'm also glad that Don's open to negotiation with some of the design aspects (faces specifically).
A couple of possible reasons:
1) There is an issue where the Seekers (along with the Lazerbeak, Buzzsaw, Ratbat, and the Insecticons) blew a squandered of Raptors out of the sky and Guido felt it might be confusing to the Seekers be Raptors.
2) Maybe Guido didn't like the design and wanted an old school look.
3) Hasbro and/or IDW told them.
4) Because of the live action movies' Starscream being a Raptor jet maybe the creators didn't want to look like they were taking orders from Bay.
Personally I thought EJ's redesigns of Starscream, Thundercracker, and Skywarp were good for the Furman stories but IMHO the Raptor designs lacked the menace that the Decepticons needed in All Hail Megatron.
Posted by ponycorn on November 25th, 2009 @ 12:46pm CST