New IDW Crossover Coming in January: Mars Attacks the Transformers

Transformers News: New IDW Crossover Coming in January: Mars Attacks the Transformers

Thursday, October 4th, 2012 8:31PM CDT

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IDW Publishing has announced a new Transformers crossover coming in January. Get ready for some alien vs. alien action when MARS ATTACKS THE TRANSFOMRERS!

Is Cybertronian mettle a match for Martian cunning? Find out January 23rd when... MARS ATTACKS THE TRANSFORMERS!


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Re: New IDW Crossover Coming in January: Mars Attacks the Transformers (1426935)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on October 4th, 2012 @ 8:46pm CDT
Ah, they're drawing from my favorite TF coloring book.

Not a BAD idea, but it might kind of lower the bar for TF crossover qualifications. Why not try and inject life into other Hasbro/Sunbow properties next time? An Inhumanoids crossover could've been a logical continuation of Infestation, and hell, even a Jem crossover where we learn Synergy was really Auntie or something could be fun.

Of course, this could open the gates to a Dinosaurs Attack crossover next year...
Re: New IDW Crossover Coming in January: Mars Attacks the Transformers (1426956)
Posted by Mindmaster on October 4th, 2012 @ 9:52pm CDT
Would be way cooler to have a Transformers/ Halo crossover.
Re: New IDW Crossover Coming in January: Mars Attacks the Transformers (1426959)
Posted by griftimus prime on October 4th, 2012 @ 9:59pm CDT
idw is running out of ideas i see.
Re: New IDW Crossover Coming in January: Mars Attacks the Transformers (1426967)
Posted by Downbeat on October 4th, 2012 @ 10:17pm CDT
Fingers crossed that it's non-canon...

Even though I know that James Roberts and John Barber could integrate this nonsense into the stories they're telling without much trouble, I don't want to deal with it. Infestation 2 did the right thing by making it a Hearts of Steel crossover. If it's an alternate universe story/doesn't take place in the IDW continuity proper, I can handle it.

It's bad enough that the Avengers crossover and Infestation are canon.
Re: New IDW Crossover Coming in January: Mars Attacks the Transformers (1426988)
Posted by Supreme Convoy on October 4th, 2012 @ 11:14pm CDT
This sounds insane... I want it!
Re: New IDW Crossover Coming in January: Mars Attacks the Transformers (1427004)
Posted by Darth Bombshell on October 5th, 2012 @ 12:06am CDT
Ah. So this is how you spell fail.
Re: New IDW Crossover Coming in January: Mars Attacks the Transformers (1427006)
Posted by LordBludgeon on October 5th, 2012 @ 12:17am CDT
Ack! Ack, Ack, Ack! ACK ah ACK ACK ACK ACK!!!

Odd combo, but I am intrigued.
Re: New IDW Crossover Coming in January: Mars Attacks the Transformers (1427010)
Posted by MarkNL on October 5th, 2012 @ 12:47am CDT
Haha, that's a funny idea. I'd like to see it happen.
Re: New IDW Crossover Coming in January: Mars Attacks the Transformers (1427175)
Posted by MGrotusque on October 5th, 2012 @ 2:49pm CDT
Weak.
Re: New IDW Crossover Coming in January: Mars Attacks the Transformers (1427370)
Posted by Blozor on October 5th, 2012 @ 10:44pm CDT
Seriously? Megatron versus Superman is a bad idea, but this makes the cut?
Re: New IDW Crossover Coming in January: Mars Attacks the Transformers (1427395)
Posted by redoutlander on October 6th, 2012 @ 12:24am CDT
I don't think they will sell many comics.
Re: New IDW Crossover Coming in January: Mars Attacks the Transformers (1427547)
Posted by Meantoy on October 6th, 2012 @ 12:57pm CDT
How about Transformers vs. Terminators/Skynet? Transformers vs. the Predators? The preds have the tech to come up with strong enough weps and gear to hunt them. Or better yet, Transformers vs. Aliens. The Aliens have the acid blood and numbers to cause a problem, also if its set on earth theres plenty of breeding stock for the xenos. Just my 2 cents on what i think could be epic stories if done correctly. :CON:
Re: New IDW Crossover Coming in January: Mars Attacks the Transformers (1429994)
Posted by El Duque on October 13th, 2012 @ 2:41pm CDT
CBR sheds a little more light on the previously announced "Mars Attacks The Transformers" comic slated for release in January. Apparently those wacky ray gun wielding aliens won't just be attacking our beloved Transformers, but multiple franchises across the IDW universe in a series of one-shots. The Transformers installment will be written my "All Hail Megatron"'s Shane McCarthy and drawn my Transformers verteran Matt Frank. Click here to read the full article on CBR. Check out the cover mirrored below.

CBR wrote:For five weeks across January, "Mars Attacks" one-shots featuring an eclectic array of characters. "Mars Attacks Popeye" comes from Martin Powell, Terry Beatty, and Tom Ziuko followed by "KISS" by Chris Ryall, Alan Robinson, and Tom Ziuko. The month continues with "Mars Attacks The Real Ghostbusters" by Erik Burnham and Jose Holder and "Transformers" by Shane McCarthy and Matt Frank. Finally, an original IDW property gets into the mix as "Mars Attacks Zombies Vs. Robots" by Chris Ryall, Andy Kuhn, and John Rauch.

The series will feature regular covers by Ray Dillon in a style inspired by the classic trading cards, but they'll also come with some surprising variants allowing Mars to attack a mix of well known creator-owned properties by top-notch artists like Mike Allred, J. Bone, John Byrne, Walt Simonson, Rob Guillory, Dave Sim and Terry Moore not to mention a few curveball property variants like Judge Dredd by Ray Dillon and Spike by Franco Urru. The publisher shared an exclusive first look at these variants with CBR.























Re: New IDW Crossover Coming in January: Mars Attacks the Transformers (1430010)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on October 13th, 2012 @ 3:24pm CDT
Dredd's underbite is scarier than all those other things combined.
Meantoy wrote:How about Transformers vs. Terminators/Skynet? Transformers vs. the Predators? The preds have the tech to come up with strong enough weps and gear to hunt them. Or better yet, Transformers vs. Aliens. The Aliens have the acid blood and numbers to cause a problem, also if its set on earth theres plenty of breeding stock for the xenos. Just my 2 cents on what i think could be epic stories if done correctly. :CON:

We are complete agreeal. I want to see xenomorphs go against TFs, that'd be awesome.
Re: New IDW Crossover Coming in January: Mars Attacks the Transformers (1430011)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 13th, 2012 @ 3:25pm CDT
Mars Attack Popeye = Ray guns vs. Spinach.

Spinach wins. Always. :lol:
Re: New IDW Crossover Coming in January: Mars Attacks the Transformers (1430032)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on October 13th, 2012 @ 4:27pm CDT
Okay, that's it, I'm going back to comics. I so wat the TF and Popeye ones! :lol:
Re: New IDW Crossover Coming in January: Mars Attacks the Transformers (1430034)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on October 13th, 2012 @ 4:33pm CDT
MINDVVIPE wrote:Dredd's underbite is scarier than all those other things combined.
Meantoy wrote:How about Transformers vs. Terminators/Skynet? Transformers vs. the Predators? The preds have the tech to come up with strong enough weps and gear to hunt them. Or better yet, Transformers vs. Aliens. The Aliens have the acid blood and numbers to cause a problem, also if its set on earth theres plenty of breeding stock for the xenos. Just my 2 cents on what i think could be epic stories if done correctly. :CON:

We are complete agreeal. I want to see xenomorphs go against TFs, that'd be awesome.


Better yet, BEAST WARS VS ALIENS!

The Beast Wars bots are part organic (I guess) so imagine a poor Maximal character is found hurt and is brought back into the base. When Primal and crew try to nurse him and interrogate him, BAM! CHESTBURSTER! A few days later, the Maximals are being killed and eaten one by one by something more horrible and more nightmarish than any Predacons ever.

Something from hell that transform.................

Of course, what I want is something that emulate the very first film. The Predacons should be out of the picture. Only ONE monster is needed. We must taste the FEAR of these Transformers. Finally, when the creature reveal itself at the end, it must have 3 or 4 modes, each ones more nightmarish than the others (à la RID Megatron). Everything will culminate as a final battle between our hero (no nessesarely the Maximal leader) and the Alien.
Re: New IDW Crossover Coming in January: Mars Attacks the Transformers (1430204)
Posted by starwarrior1227 on October 14th, 2012 @ 5:59am CDT
ill just wait til we finally have a Gundam vs Transformers
OR METAL GEAR vs The TRANSFORMERS.
Hell, why not a gobots vs transformers?
Re: New IDW Crossover Coming in January: Mars Attacks the Transformers (1430542)
Posted by Darth Bombshell on October 15th, 2012 @ 9:34am CDT
El Duque wrote:


I would seriously love to know how IDW's getting away with the printing of this, since I was under the impression that Dark Horse now had the rights to do Angel comics.
Re: New IDW Crossover Coming in January: Mars Attacks the Transformers (1430640)
Posted by Calvatron on October 15th, 2012 @ 2:04pm CDT
Darth Bombshell wrote:
El Duque wrote:


I would seriously love to know how IDW's getting away with the printing of this, since I was under the impression that Dark Horse now had the rights to do Angel comics.


I think a number of those covers are just bonus variant covers. Not all of the covers have credits for a writer and artist. They must either be paying licencing rights, or have some retro-active legal rights to do just a cover.

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