TF: Animated Rockets from TV Screen to Comics

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Wednesday, December 5th, 2007 11:48AM CST

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Press release from our friends at IDW:

Transformers: Animated Rockets from the TV Screen to the
Comics Page

New graphic novels from IDW Publishing will capture the groundbreaking animated series in print

San Diego, CA (December 5, 2007)-When the new Transformers: Animated series hits the airwaves in 2008, the TV screen won't be the only place fans can check out the latest heroics of their favorite robots: IDW Publishing is adapting the stories to the printed page using state-of-the-art animation capture and scripts from the episodes themselves.

In the upcoming TV series, fans will meet entirely new versions of both the Autobots and Decepticons: Set in the future city of New Detroit, the Autobots become the celebrated heroes of the city, constantly on guard against the Decepticon threat.

"These stories are a brand-new telling of the Transformers saga," says Chris Ryall, IDW publisher and editor-in-chief. "The setting is on a future Earth, with a range of new characters, and some familiar faces as well, all updated for the 21st century and appealing to all ages."

Transformers: Animated Vol. 1 will hit shelves in January to coincide with the debut of the series, and will tell the story of the show's entire 70-minute pilot. Each subsequent volume will include two complete stand-alone episodes of the series.



IDW PUBLISHING is a division of Idea and Design Works, LLC, a revolutionary creative service company with a wide range of clients. Among its best-selling titles are Hasbro's THE TRANSFORMERS; Paramount/CBS's STAR TREK; Fox's ANGEL; Konami's METAL GEAR SOLID; and Peter David's FALLEN ANGEL. IDW's 30 DAYS OF NIGHT film from Sony Pictures was released in October 2007 and was the #1 movie in its first week of release. IDW has other films in development at Dimension Films and Paramount Pictures as well.

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Re: TF: Animated Rockets from TV Screen to Comics (491463)
Posted by Justicity on December 5th, 2007 @ 12:03pm CST
I thought I knew this???
I've seen it on this site & even read it around the IDW site a few days ago...
Sorry to disagree with you, boss :oops:
Re: TF: Animated Rockets from TV Screen to Comics (491649)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on December 5th, 2007 @ 1:39pm CST
Let many trees be killed in vain!
Re: TF: Animated Rockets from TV Screen to Comics (491893)
Posted by i_amtrunks on December 5th, 2007 @ 3:45pm CST
We all knew about these books, but I believe that this is the first official IDW Press statement regarding this series.
Re: TF: Animated Rockets from TV Screen to Comics (491908)
Posted by omegaprimussupermode on December 5th, 2007 @ 3:52pm CST
hey is that megs i thought he wa a big black thing but that form matches the alternate mode we saw in netjet better anyways. interesting
Re: TF: Animated Rockets from TV Screen to Comics (492173)
Posted by Jaz-Zen on December 5th, 2007 @ 5:35pm CST
Well, since G1 toon & comic were rather different from each other, it will be cool to have a toon & comic that are truly in the same universe.
Re: TF: Animated Rockets from TV Screen to Comics (492928)
Posted by Stormrider on December 6th, 2007 @ 3:25am CST
What is Megatron's alt mode? Has it been revealed?
Re: TF: Animated Rockets from TV Screen to Comics (493055)
Posted by Silent_Magnus on December 6th, 2007 @ 6:15am CST
Stormrider wrote:What is Megatron's alt mode? Has it been revealed?

Cybertronian Alt mode:some weird jet

Earth Alt mode: Osprey

Animated megatron was an unlock ble character in hasbro's "netjet" transformers game. There was a story about it not to long ago.

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