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Transformers News: Transformers: The Covenant of Primus In-Hand Images

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 1:25PM CST

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Courtesy of Seibertron.com member Mkall, we have some more information on the Covenant of Primus, including some photos! As reported earlier, the item is on its way for most who pre-ordered, so look out for deliveries soon. Check out what Mkall has to say and show below, including a 'mysterious last page'!

Author: Justina Robson

Artists: Ken Christiansen, Emiliano Santalucia, Livio Ramondelli, Casey Coller

There is a switch on the underside to control volume of the sound: High, Low, and None.

I love the artwork of the 13 Primes, there's a couple full-page spreads but not as many as I would've liked to have seen. As far as I can tell, it's all new to this book; nothing reused from other sources. Some of it seems very IDW-inspired, but I suspect that's because some of the artists have worked on both projects.

Table of contents:
1.The Thirteen Primes
2.The Expulsion of Unicron
3.The War of the Primes
4.The Age of Evolution
5.The Age of Origins
6.The Age of Wrath
7.The Golden Age
8.The Age of Rust
9.The Great War
10.Exodus
11.Earthfall


Transformers News: Transformers: The Covenant of Primus In-Hand Images

Transformers News: Transformers: The Covenant of Primus In-Hand Images

Transformers News: Transformers: The Covenant of Primus In-Hand Images

Transformers News: Transformers: The Covenant of Primus In-Hand Images

Transformers News: Transformers: The Covenant of Primus In-Hand Images
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Re: Transformers: The Covenant of Primus In-Hand Images (1534282)
Posted by ScottyP on December 10th, 2013 @ 1:45pm CST
Looks so cool. Very excited for this release!
Re: Transformers: The Covenant of Primus In-Hand Images (1534284)
Posted by Mindmaster on December 10th, 2013 @ 2:03pm CST
Image

Sabrblade! JelZe! We need you!
Re: Transformers: The Covenant of Primus In-Hand Images (1534285)
Posted by Mkall on December 10th, 2013 @ 2:03pm CST
Someone needs to make posters of the 13 Primes. The art is seriously bad-ass.
Re: Transformers: The Covenant of Primus In-Hand Images (1534286)
Posted by megatronus on December 10th, 2013 @ 2:05pm CST
C'mon Amazon... ship mine already...
Re: Transformers: The Covenant of Primus In-Hand Images (1534287)
Posted by Dead Metal on December 10th, 2013 @ 2:08pm CST
How about a size comparison? Damn, I want to read this now.

And if they do prints or posters based on the art, I want that Unicron.
Re: Transformers: The Covenant of Primus In-Hand Images (1534288)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 10th, 2013 @ 2:11pm CST
Mindmaster wrote:Image

Sabrblade! JelZe! We need you!
You need us? We need Chris McFeely! ;)

Looks to at least be "Ancient Autobot" text.

Image
Re: Transformers: The Covenant of Primus In-Hand Images (1534297)
Posted by Va'al on December 10th, 2013 @ 3:01pm CST
Mkall, does it show the Thirteenth Prime properly, or did they do a mystery thing about that too? And what do we see Megatronus both pre- and post-Fallen mode?
Re: Transformers: The Covenant of Primus In-Hand Images (1534308)
Posted by Hypershock on December 10th, 2013 @ 3:42pm CST
awwww man, they gave you the cybertronian version instead of english, send it back!
lolz
Re: Transformers: The Covenant of Primus In-Hand Images (1534309)
Posted by Mkall on December 10th, 2013 @ 3:42pm CST
It's not "The Thirteenth Prime." His name is Thirteen (always italicized) and yes, we do have an image of him.
Re: Transformers: The Covenant of Primus In-Hand Images (1534310)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 10th, 2013 @ 3:42pm CST
Okay, after some repeated attempts to crack this code, I don't think it's Ancient Autobot, guys.
Re: Transformers: The Covenant of Primus In-Hand Images (1534312)
Posted by Va'al on December 10th, 2013 @ 3:49pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:Okay, after some repeated attempts to crack this code, I don't think it's Ancient Autobot, guys.


Yeah, same. The symbols don't fit. 8-}
Re: Transformers: The Covenant of Primus In-Hand Images (1534313)
Posted by Va'al on December 10th, 2013 @ 3:50pm CST
Mkall wrote:It's not "The Thirteenth Prime." His name is Thirteen (always italicized) and yes, we do have an image of him.


Aha! Good good.

And about the Fallen?
Re: Transformers: The Covenant of Primus In-Hand Images (1534315)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 10th, 2013 @ 3:54pm CST
Va'al wrote:
Mkall wrote:It's not "The Thirteenth Prime." His name is Thirteen (always italicized) and yes, we do have an image of him.


Aha! Good good.

And about the Fallen?
I don't have the book yet, but based on the pics of the Primes in this book that we saw glimpses at before, I'm gonna guess that the book will have the pre- and post-Fallen pics of Megatronus that were shown at BotCon 2010 and 2011.
Re: Transformers: The Covenant of Primus In-Hand Images (1534316)
Posted by 2scraplets1kup on December 10th, 2013 @ 4:00pm CST
SPOILER ALERT, whoa on the amazon.com page, you can get it for 59.99 now free shipping, and when you "look inside" at some of the pages, it says in the Afterword who the 13th Prime was? WHHHAT that doesn't make sense though...
Re: Transformers: The Covenant of Primus In-Hand Images (1534317)
Posted by Va'al on December 10th, 2013 @ 4:06pm CST
Just got my confirmation email.
It's going to Italy. From the US. I'll get in January. When I'm in the UK.

Oh, well.. :(

And WHOAH. Scraplets is right! D:
Re: Transformers: The Covenant of Primus In-Hand Images (1534320)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 10th, 2013 @ 4:14pm CST
Judging from you guys's reactions, I don't even have to look to know who it is. >:oP

And now (still without looking) I'm bummed that it's evidently true. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Transformers: The Covenant of Primus In-Hand Images (1534321)
Posted by Ω Sentinel ζ Prime on December 10th, 2013 @ 4:18pm CST
A question for anyone who has it now.

Could anyone give a summary of the Primes?

Not the 13, but the ones right before Optimus.

So before Optimus we had Sentinel Zeta and before him who was it, and so on.

Thanks guys!

Also if anyone would do some summarizing for tfwiki and the rest of the net I'd be grateful. Not all of us can afford this thing :)!
Re: Transformers: The Covenant of Primus In-Hand Images (1534322)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 10th, 2013 @ 4:24pm CST
Ω Sentinel ζ Prime wrote:A question for anyone who has it now.

Could anyone give a summary of the Primes?

Not the 13, but the ones right before Optimus.

So before Optimus we had Sentinel Zeta and before him who was it, and so on.

Thanks guys!
From what we could tell from Exodus, it seemed like Zeta was the only Prime from since after the Thirteen's time to Optimus's term.

Ω Sentinel ζ Prime wrote:Also if anyone would do some summarizing for tfwiki and the rest of the net I'd be grateful. Not all of us can afford this thing :)!
Don't worry. The Wiki guys are already eager and ready to get their hands on this thing and put it all on the Wiki. ;)
Re: Transformers: The Covenant of Primus In-Hand Images (1534323)
Posted by SlyTF1 on December 10th, 2013 @ 4:26pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:Okay, after some repeated attempts to crack this code, I don't think it's Ancient Autobot, guys.


I'm sure it translates to what Alpha Trion wrote in english, on that "Afterwards" page on Amazon.
Re: Transformers: The Covenant of Primus In-Hand Images (1534324)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 10th, 2013 @ 4:28pm CST
SlyTF1 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Okay, after some repeated attempts to crack this code, I don't think it's Ancient Autobot, guys.


I'm sure it translates to what Alpha Trion wrote in english, on that "Afterwards" page on Amazon.
Still, I'm not gonna take a look on that page until I have the book in hand. It's bound to get to my house between today and Thursday.
Re: Transformers: The Covenant of Primus In-Hand Images (1534325)
Posted by Ω Sentinel ζ Prime on December 10th, 2013 @ 4:28pm CST
Wait what? That's kinda crazy.

So in the whole history of Cybertron the Covenant only lists the 13 before skipping right to Optimus?

That's like having the Bible skip from Judah to Joseph.

I figured in Exodus it was just a Squint Glitch but you're telling me that's the real deal?

No Nova Prime? No Guardian Prime, not even a Nominous Prime?
Re: Transformers: The Covenant of Primus In-Hand Images (1534328)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 10th, 2013 @ 4:40pm CST
Ω Sentinel ζ Prime wrote:Wait what? That's kinda crazy.

So in the whole history of Cybertron the Covenant only lists the 13 before skipping right to Optimus?

That's like having the Bible skip from Judah to Joseph.

I figured in Exodus it was just a Squint Glitch but you're telling me that's the real deal?

No Nova Prime? No Guardian Prime, not even a Nominous Prime?
I told you what Exodus said. Not what the Covenant said. The book is still shipping to most people. It only just came out today. Give it some time to arrive into more people's hands first.
Re: Transformers: The Covenant of Primus In-Hand Images (1534330)
Posted by Ω Sentinel ζ Prime on December 10th, 2013 @ 4:41pm CST
Oh darp; yeah that's why I asked "for anyone who has it now"

I think there are... two people in this thread who have it, yes?

I wouldnt bother asking if I thought they were busy actually reading it, but the "Who is Online" ticker says he's online so i figured he'd be cool for it.

Sorry if I annoyed you.
Re: Transformers: The Covenant of Primus In-Hand Images (1534332)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 10th, 2013 @ 4:49pm CST
Ω Sentinel ζ Prime wrote:Oh darp; yeah that's why I asked "for anyone who has it now"

I think there are... two people in this thread who have it, yes?

I wouldnt bother asking if I thought they were busy actually reading it, but the "Who is Online" ticker says he's online so i figured he'd be cool for it.

Sorry if I annoyed you.
Nah, it's good. We're all just starving for this thing. ;)
Re: Transformers: The Covenant of Primus In-Hand Images (1534335)
Posted by The7thParallel on December 10th, 2013 @ 4:56pm CST
I got this myself earlier and did a video review for those who want to see it in action:

http://youtu.be/L4YzriLR1Dc
Re: Transformers: The Covenant of Primus In-Hand Images (1534336)
Posted by Va'al on December 10th, 2013 @ 4:58pm CST
Fellow Seibertron.com user The7thParallel has posted a YouTube review of the recently released Covenant of Primus collectable book. If you've managed to miss all the news about it so far, go check the thread for it in the Energon Pub, after checking out the review below!

Re: Transformers: The Covenant of Primus In-Hand Images (1534338)
Posted by Ω Sentinel ζ Prime on December 10th, 2013 @ 4:59pm CST
Wow with all these teases and showings how are you guys have anytime to read it?!


That's real cool of you to go online and dump before enjoying it yourselves.

So any cool "revelations?' Or just stuff we already knew?
Re: Transformers: The Covenant of Primus In-Hand Images (1534339)
Posted by Ω Sentinel ζ Prime on December 10th, 2013 @ 5:00pm CST
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Re: Transformers: The Covenant of Primus In-Hand Images (1534351)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 10th, 2013 @ 5:30pm CST
That is a LOT of encasement.
Re: Transformers: The Covenant of Primus In-Hand Images (1534361)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 10th, 2013 @ 6:14pm CST
SEIBERTRON, STOP MAKING ME WANT THINGS!!!!
Re: Transformers: The Covenant of Primus In-Hand Images (1534373)
Posted by CMBcheetor on December 10th, 2013 @ 6:40pm CST
Does it have the passages from Beast Wars? :MAXIMAL: :PREDACON:
Re: Transformers: The Covenant of Primus In-Hand Images (1534374)
Posted by Va'al on December 10th, 2013 @ 6:48pm CST
CMBcheetor wrote:Does it have the passages from Beast Wars? :MAXIMAL: :PREDACON:


This is just for the Aligned continuity: War for Cybertron and Fall of Cybertron videogames, Exodus, Exiles and Retribution novels, Prime TV series, Fall of Cybertron, Rage of the Dinobots and Beast Hunters comics. So no, no Beast Wars this time! :D
Re: Transformers: The Covenant of Primus In-Hand Images (1534381)
Posted by Asepticon on December 10th, 2013 @ 7:16pm CST
No Beast Wars related stuff? Bumber. I do wish it were comparable to the COP in the show that it was first referenced.
Re: Transformers: The Covenant of Primus In-Hand Images (1534406)
Posted by Ω Sentinel ζ Prime on December 10th, 2013 @ 10:25pm CST
Well the Beast Era hasnt happened yet in the series timeline, so I dont see how that would work without major spoilers.
Re: Transformers: The Covenant of Primus In-Hand Images (1534413)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 10th, 2013 @ 10:39pm CST
Ω Sentinel ζ Prime wrote:Well the Beast Era hasnt happened yet in the series timeline, so I dont see how that would work without major spoilers.
Unless it's some new adaptation, why would the Beast Era happen in the Aligned Continuity?
Re: Transformers: The Covenant of Primus In-Hand Images (1534423)
Posted by Asepticon on December 10th, 2013 @ 11:30pm CST
Well it would have the prophesy about the Beast Wars I guess is what I meant. I'll be reading it tomorrow. I can't wait! I haven't read most of the comics that are in it so I guess I'll be taking in a lot :-)
Re: Transformers: The Covenant of Primus In-Hand Images (1534442)
Posted by xyl360 on December 11th, 2013 @ 2:06am CST
Asepticon wrote:No Beast Wars related stuff? Bumber. I do wish it were comparable to the COP in the show that it was first referenced.

That's what I was hoping for when it was first announced. Instead, it's that aligned/comics 13/Cybertron is a giant robot god/Unicron is a giant robot devil (and brother of giant robot god) stuff that I never really got into.

I wonder if the third parties will do one proper (that's actually a cassette recorder within instead of a book):
Image

The cover of the box does look pretty much the same though:
Image
Re: Transformers: The Covenant of Primus In-Hand Images (1534477)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 11th, 2013 @ 7:48am CST
Asepticon wrote:Well it would have the prophesy about the Beast Wars I guess is what I meant.
But why?
Re: Transformers: The Covenant of Primus In-Hand Images (1534481)
Posted by Ω Sentinel ζ Prime on December 11th, 2013 @ 7:57am CST
Well given Aligned's mandate is to be a kind of "All-Star" panoply of past continuity, it'd be amiss for a Beast Era analog NOT to occur.

Speaking of, would anyone who has read it in full be so kind as to give a full spoiler summary here please?

Thank you kindly.
Re: Transformers: The Covenant of Primus In-Hand Images (1534485)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 11th, 2013 @ 8:13am CST
Ω Sentinel ζ Prime wrote:Well given Aligned's mandate is to be a kind of "All-Star" panoply of past continuity, it'd be amiss for a Beast Era analog NOT to occur.
Isn't the fact that they remade the Predacons to be as far and different from the Beast Wars iteration as possible sort of a clue that there might not be a Beast Era analog?
Re: Transformers: The Covenant of Primus In-Hand Images (1534493)
Posted by Asepticon on December 11th, 2013 @ 8:59am CST
Ok, basically what I imagined it would be would make it like a bible with past elements and prophecy about the future. Why? Because I would have found it entertaing as though i owned a copy of the original Covenant of Primus from the Beast Wars cartoon. Still, I'm sure it's gonna be great. That's just what I would have prefered.
Re: Transformers: The Covenant of Primus In-Hand Images (1534496)
Posted by Asepticon on December 11th, 2013 @ 9:07am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Ω Sentinel ζ Prime wrote:Well given Aligned's mandate is to be a kind of "All-Star" panoply of past continuity, it'd be amiss for a Beast Era analog NOT to occur.
Isn't the fact that they remade the Predacons to be as far and different from the Beast Wars iteration as possible sort of a clue that there might not be a Beast Era analog?

Not at all. That could have been the onset of the beast era.
Re: Transformers: The Covenant of Primus In-Hand Images (1534510)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 11th, 2013 @ 11:41am CST
Asepticon wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Ω Sentinel ζ Prime wrote:Well given Aligned's mandate is to be a kind of "All-Star" panoply of past continuity, it'd be amiss for a Beast Era analog NOT to occur.
Isn't the fact that they remade the Predacons to be as far and different from the Beast Wars iteration as possible sort of a clue that there might not be a Beast Era analog?

Not at all. That could have been the onset of the beast era.
But the Predacons of the Aligned Continuity were an ancient race of non-transforming Cybertronian dragons who all died and went extinct in the Great Cataclysm prior to the age of standard Cybertronians (who would become the Autobots and Decepticons).

The Predacons of the Beast Era, however, were the future descendants of the Decepticons who were normal, ordinary Cybertronians at human size. Only a select few actually turned into animals (because of their scanning them on other worlds), while the mass population had standard Cybertronian altmodes.

There's also a difference between insignia designs. ;)
Re: Transformers: The Covenant of Primus In-Hand Images (1534540)
Posted by Dead Metal on December 11th, 2013 @ 1:28pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Asepticon wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Ω Sentinel ζ Prime wrote:Well given Aligned's mandate is to be a kind of "All-Star" panoply of past continuity, it'd be amiss for a Beast Era analog NOT to occur.
Isn't the fact that they remade the Predacons to be as far and different from the Beast Wars iteration as possible sort of a clue that there might not be a Beast Era analog?

Not at all. That could have been the onset of the beast era.
But the Predacons of the Aligned Continuity were an ancient race of non-transforming Cybertronian dragons who all died and went extinct in the Great Cataclysm prior to the age of standard Cybertronians (who would become the Autobots and Decepticons).

The Predacons of the Beast Era, however, were the future descendants of the Decepticons who were normal, ordinary Cybertronians at human size. Only a select few actually turned into animals (because of their scanning them on other worlds), while the mass population had standard Cybertronian altmodes.

There's also a difference between insignia designs. ;)

No, I think you're not really getting what he means, I believe he means the prophecies that where mentioned and kinda a big deal in BW.
The ones that Megatron and Primal quote to each other while they battle. You know the "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, bla bla bla And you shall know that my name is MEGATRON!"
That stuff, which I believe will be in this, since it's been now established that the Megatron from the Covenant is Megatronus, AKA The Fallen. IT would make sense, since that was part of the reason for the 13 retcon to include Megatronus Prime as being The Fallen's original name.
Re: Transformers: The Covenant of Primus In-Hand Images (1534545)
Posted by Ω Sentinel ζ Prime on December 11th, 2013 @ 2:02pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Ω Sentinel ζ Prime wrote:Well given Aligned's mandate is to be a kind of "All-Star" panoply of past continuity, it'd be amiss for a Beast Era analog NOT to occur.
Isn't the fact that they remade the Predacons to be as far and different from the Beast Wars iteration as possible sort of a clue that there might not be a Beast Era analog?


No more as far and different than the Beast Era Predacons were from the Original Ones.

In any case Optimus is the Thirteen Prime.

Could anyone with the book pleas explain to me how that works?
Re: Transformers: The Covenant of Primus In-Hand Images (1534558)
Posted by Asepticon on December 11th, 2013 @ 2:35pm CST
Ok, got it in the mail and haven't started reading yet but did want to mention that my wall mount won't lock shut so I can't hang it up or else the bottom part falls open. Anybody else have this problem?
Re: Transformers: The Covenant of Primus In-Hand Images (1534567)
Posted by Ω Sentinel ζ Prime on December 11th, 2013 @ 3:11pm CST
The crappy case has been pointed out on Amazon.

A question, does it explain how Optimus is the Thirteenth Prime?
Re: Transformers: The Covenant of Primus In-Hand Images (1534568)
Posted by Dead Metal on December 11th, 2013 @ 3:19pm CST
Ω Sentinel ζ Prime wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Ω Sentinel ζ Prime wrote:Well given Aligned's mandate is to be a kind of "All-Star" panoply of past continuity, it'd be amiss for a Beast Era analog NOT to occur.
Isn't the fact that they remade the Predacons to be as far and different from the Beast Wars iteration as possible sort of a clue that there might not be a Beast Era analog?


No more as far and different than the Beast Era Predacons were from the Original Ones.

In any case Optimus is the Thirteen Prime.

Could anyone with the book pleas explain to me how that works?

Thanks for the spoiler, so much better than getting my copy in hand and finding that out by reading it in the book I bought.
Re: Transformers: The Covenant of Primus In-Hand Images (1534596)
Posted by Sodan-1 on December 11th, 2013 @ 4:50pm CST
Ω Sentinel ζ Prime wrote:In any case Optimus is the Thirteen Prime.

Could anyone with the book pleas explain to me how that works?

You know, the site does have a spoiler option. You might want to consider using it next time, please.

On that note could everyone please make sure they're using the spoiler option where appropriate? Also if anyone cracks the code, can we keep the method hidden for those that may want to try figuring it out for themselves? My shipping email said I shouldn't expect my copy before Christmas. :sad:

Dead Metal wrote:Thanks for the spoiler, so much better than getting my copy in hand and finding that out by reading it in the book I bought.

Flippin' newbs gotta spoil things for everyone, right? :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Transformers: The Covenant of Primus In-Hand Images (1534600)
Posted by Noideaforaname on December 11th, 2013 @ 5:20pm CST
Since flippin' Optimus is a member of the Thirteen somehow, I don't think it's impossible for there to be both an ancient breed of Transformers called Predacons and a future breed of Transformers called Predacons both running around prehistoric Earth. Somehow. Stupid, yes, but this whole aligned garbage is stupid.
Boy, and I thought "Megatron-us" was stupid.

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