Transformers Classics Volume 6 Cover Revealed
Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 12:01AM CDTCategory: Comic Book News
Posted by: El Duque Views: 12,206
Publication Date: October 1, 2013
The historic comic book roots of THE TRANSFORMERS are re-presented for maximum Cybertronian enjoyment. Collecting issues #63-74, rejoin The AUTOBOTS and The DECEPTICONS as their war stretches across the cosmos. Freshly re-mastered and re-colored, these stories are accompanied by an in-depth introduction as well as select issue notes by Mark W. Bellomo.
Paperback: 284 pages
Publisher: IDW Publishing (October 1, 2013)
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Posted by Sabrblade on April 24th, 2013 @ 12:09am CDT
That doesn't make any sense! Blitzwing is DEAD by the time these issues take place, and never came back to life in the original Marvel run. Why are they using his image of all things?
If anything, they should have used Unicron, or Galvatron, or Thunderwing, or Scorponok, or ANY Decepticon who had anything to do with issues 63-74. But Blitzwing is not one of those.
Posted by Seibertron on April 24th, 2013 @ 1:24am CDT
Posted by Banjo-Tron on April 24th, 2013 @ 2:06am CDT
Maybe Hasbro, mindful that they have a new Blitzwing out, thought it would make sense as the profile of that particular character is higher at the moment?
Having said all that, Blitzwing is feckin' awesome anyway.
Posted by dabattousai on April 24th, 2013 @ 2:45am CDT
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on April 24th, 2013 @ 6:08am CDT
dabattousai wrote:They're compensating for the new toy's rubber nose cone problem by giving the people a nice drawing with the only fault of not being on the comic's issues.
Or having any feet.
Posted by Sabrblade on April 24th, 2013 @ 9:04am CDT
Thus far, Optimus, Megatron, Bumblebee (well, in his Goldbug form), and Starscream made sense for each of their volumes, but Prowl and Blitzwing... not so much.Seibertron wrote:It seems so odd to me that the characters on these covers have nothing to do with the contents inside.
Ratchet would have made more sense than either Prowl or Jazz since Volume 5's issues brought him back into the forefront.Banjo-Tron wrote:I was expecting Soundwave next. I don't mind that the characters don't necessarily relate to the content, but I thought IDW were selecting the most iconic characters to make the books more attractive to the passer-by. This was certainly the case with OP, Megatron, Bumblebee and Starscream, to a lesser extent Prowl (Jazz would have made more sense) but Blitzwing doesn't fit.
Posted by Banjo-Tron on April 24th, 2013 @ 10:32am CDT
Posted by Sabrblade on April 24th, 2013 @ 10:44am CDT
Discounting G2, Classics, or ReG1, Ratchet's final act in Marvel G1 made him go out with a bang. He died a hero, taking four of the topmost Decepticons with him (even though most survived).Banjo-Tron wrote:Yeah I just think that the 3rd most 'popular' Autobot (non-movie) if I were to think of one would be Jazz. I do agree that Ratchet had some really good storylines in the US comic, in fact he was one of the few characters in the US run I gave 2 hoots about. He deserved a better fate too Simon Furman
Though, Classics did give Ratchet a second chance at life.
Posted by gothsaurus on April 24th, 2013 @ 11:29am CDT
That said, agreed on not making sense... but it IS a lovely pic of Blitzwing. So yeah, why no Jazz or Ratchet or other matchy robot. Hmmmm.
Posted by Bullycon on April 24th, 2013 @ 1:11pm CDT
gothsaurus wrote:That said, agreed on not making sense... but it IS a lovely pic of Blitzwing. So yeah, why no Jazz or Ratchet or other matchy robot. Hmmmm.
They've been re-using the art Guido Guidi did for the Infiltration incentive covers, and alternating between Autobots and Decepticons.
1) Optimus Prime
From what I can tell, only Ratchet and Ironhide remain. So one of them will likely be on Volume 7. If there's a Volume 8, who knows?
Posted by gothsaurus on April 24th, 2013 @ 1:16pm CDT
Posted by Sabrblade on April 24th, 2013 @ 1:22pm CDT
The final volume will at least contain the TFU bios.gothsaurus wrote:I do hope they issue the Headmasters and movie adaptation. Any other leftovers that could see a reprint in the final installment... besides the GIJoe? I think the 3d were through another company.
Posted by Bullycon on April 24th, 2013 @ 1:27pm CDT
gothsaurus wrote:I do hope they issue the Headmasters and movie adaptation. Any other leftovers that could see a reprint in the final installment... besides the GIJoe? I think the 3d were through another company.
I'd imagine those will be included. They were in the first round of Classics reprints. Marvel UK and G.I.Joe stories, of course, have their own series of trades.
Only things I can think of would be the Generation 2 comics and the Universe profiles. I've never read the G2 comics, so I'd be ecstatic if we managed to get those.
Posted by gothsaurus on April 24th, 2013 @ 1:56pm CDT
Posted by Sabrblade on April 24th, 2013 @ 2:06pm CDT
Including those that were published in the backs of the main comic issues.Sabrblade wrote:The final volume will at least contain the TFU bios.
Posted by gothsaurus on April 24th, 2013 @ 2:21pm CDT
Posted by Sabrblade on April 24th, 2013 @ 2:35pm CDT
Volume 4 had a note saying the bios from the four TFU issues and the extra ones from the backs of later comic issues would be reprinted in the final volume.gothsaurus wrote:AW dang. If you know this for sure, I'm quite excited. I always loved getting the backstory — and unprinted extended tech-spec info. I think Budiansky penned a lot of it. He contributed so much to the lore and history. He's quite an unsung hero. I think the sillier comics left a bad impression until I really found out how much he did for the franchise... so much back story, personalities, etc. Huge props to the man.
Posted by gothsaurus on April 24th, 2013 @ 3:00pm CDT
Posted by El Duque on April 24th, 2013 @ 6:25pm CDT
Transformers: Robots In Disguise Volume 4 [Paperback]
Publication Date: October 8, 2013
THE RETURN! He's back... and Cybertron will never be the same! Everything Bumblebee and his Autobots have built teeters on the edge of collapse - and Starscream has to make the choice his whole life has been leading to. And meet the new Prowl - deadlier than ever, colder then any other Autobot, and ready to end the Decepticon threat! This volume collects issues #12-16 of the regular ongoing series.
Paperback: 124 pages
Publisher: IDW Publishing (October 8, 2013)