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TWO ALL-NEW TRANSFORMERS SERIES DEBUTING IN JANUARY

Transformers News: TWO ALL-NEW TRANSFORMERS SERIES DEBUTING IN JANUARY

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011 1:48PM CST

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TWO ALL-NEW TRANSFORMERS SERIES DEBUTING IN JANUARY
“Two Titles, One Universe”

Two Series to follow shattering TRANSFORMERS: THE DEATH OF OPTIMUS PRIME issue in December


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San Diego, CA (December 21, 2011)— Launching in January, IDW Publishing is proud to offer TRANSFORMERS and comics fans everywhere two new ongoing TRANSFORMERS comics series-- TRANSFORMERS: MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE and TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE. Under license from Hasbro, the two interrelated series are a direct continuation of IDW’s CHAOS event and spring directly out of the special TRANSFORMERS: THE DEATH OF OPTIMUS PRIME issue releasing in comic stores and online on December 21st. Both series will appeal to existing TRANSFORMERS fans and new readers. Featuring two great stories under one TRANSFORMERS comic universe, each series offers never-before-seen action, new threats and new villains that both current readers and those new to the series will enjoy.

“The response to the TRANSFORMERS ongoing series has been phenomenal,” says IDW senior editor John Barber. “This relaunch is a chance to jump onboard for anybody who might have been missing out. We’ve got big stories planned, and there’s never been a better time to read TRANSFORMERS.”

Created as a stepping on point for both fans of super-heroic and science fiction comics, as well as fans of the TRANSFORMERS characters, TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE and TRANSFORMERS: MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE each explore the new status quo coming out of IDW’s CHAOS event including BUMBLEBEE’s new leadership position for all TRANSFORMERS. The war between AUTOBOT and DECEPTICON is over, and now the hard part begins. In the new world of CYBERTRON, there are only two choices: stay or go.

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Helmed by writer James Roberts with art and covers by Nick Roche, RODIMUS calls on his fellow AUTOBOTS to leave CYBERTRON in search of the KNIGHTS OF CYBERTRON in TRANSFORMERS: MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE. This lost tribe of TRANSFORMERS characters is, according to legend, the guardian of the original Cybertronian culture and RODIMUS and his followers begin a quest that will stretch to the farthest reaches of the galaxy to find the KNIGHTS and restore CYBERTRON to its past glory.

TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE, written by John Barber, with art and covers by Andrew Griffith, follows BUMBLEBEE and the AUTOBOTS remaining on CYBERTRON. Without OPTIMUS PRIME, BUMBLEBEE finds himself in command of a world gone mad. TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DIGUISE brings readers through the struggle to rebuild CYBERTRON as the AUTOBOTS, DECEPTICONS and civilian TRANSFORMERS, who don’t distinguish between the other two groups, all vie for control.

Each series will feature four interconnecting covers for issue #1. Marcele Matere creates the Cybertronian mosaic for TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DIGUISE, with Alex Milne bringing the explorers to life for TRANSFORMERS: MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE.

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These two new, action-packed series are the direct result of IDW’s CHAOS event, culminating in December’s TRANSFORMERS: THE DEATH OF OPTIMUS PRIME and TRANSFORMERS #31.

In addition to the print editions, IDW’S TRANSFORMERS comics are available digitally through Apple’s App Store in the free TRANSFORMERS app, which features every TRANSFORMERS comic in one place. Many TRANSFORMERS comics are available in the Sony Digital Comics store.

TRANSFORMERS #31 ($3.99, 32 pages; full color) will be available in December 2011. Diamond order code OCT11 0323.

TRANSFORMERS: THE DEATH OF OPTIMUS PRIME ($3.99, 32 pages; full color) will be available in December 2011. Diamond order code OCT11 0326.

TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE #1 ($3.99, 32 pages; full color) will be available in January 2012. Diamond order code NOV11 0260.

TRANSFORMERS: MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE #1 ($3.99, 32 pages; full color) will be available in January 2012. Diamond order code NOV11 0264.


TRANSFORMERS comics are available for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch through the Apple App Store.



Visit IDWPublishing.com to learn more about the company and its top-selling books.


About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO; Toho’s Godzilla; and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.

IDW’s original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. More information about the company can be found at IDWPublishing.com.


About Hasbro
Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the Company’s world class brand portfolio. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, video games and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its customers through the strategic leveraging of well-known and beloved brands such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. The Hub, Hasbro’s multi-platform joint venture with Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) launched on October 10, 2010. The online home of The Hub is http://www.hubworld.com. The Hub logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved. Come see how we inspire play through our brands at http://www.hasbro.com. © 2011 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


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Re: TWO ALL-NEW TRANSFORMERS SERIES DEBUTING IN JANUARY (1326096)
Posted by BeastProwl on December 22nd, 2011 @ 2:47pm CST
HOLY WFC PROWL AND WHEELJACK!
I hope deeply for FOC appearences from at least one...
Re: TWO ALL-NEW TRANSFORMERS SERIES DEBUTING IN JANUARY (1326106)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 22nd, 2011 @ 3:07pm CST
BeastProwl wrote:HOLY WFC PROWL AND WHEELJACK!
I hope deeply for FOC appearences from at least one...
And thus, the confusion commences.

Why did IDW think it was a good idea to use the WFC/FOC body designs for these guys?

It's only gonna add further to the confusion of thinking that WFC/FOC are G1 when they're not.
Re: TWO ALL-NEW TRANSFORMERS SERIES DEBUTING IN JANUARY (1326115)
Posted by sabrigami on December 22nd, 2011 @ 3:17pm CST
Despite my husband's frowning at this, it seems I will be picking up both ongoings and probably the trades too. If they're anything like "the Death of Optimus Prime" It will be a fantastic year indeed. :KREMZEEK:

On another note, I really like the use of WFC designs in the second comic. Can't get enough of that stuff :)
Re: TWO ALL-NEW TRANSFORMERS SERIES DEBUTING IN JANUARY (1326139)
Posted by Autobot Genocide on December 22nd, 2011 @ 4:09pm CST
i just pre orderd both these never checked out transformers comics realy never new were to start hopefully these might get me going and into the early stuff.
Re: TWO ALL-NEW TRANSFORMERS SERIES DEBUTING IN JANUARY (1326147)
Posted by ninjascythe79 on December 22nd, 2011 @ 4:30pm CST
Okay I thought of picking these up because I thought these were g1 related I though thats what wfc was but now I mean really bumblebee as leader is stupid only people under 12 would think this is a good idea. even if its's only short term because we all know optimus comes back from the dead often. This is stupid. With all the other autobots like ultra magnus and kup or ironhide and ratchet. bumblebee is in charge. does he get the matrix? guess I have to by the comic Right? Or read it on wikipedia.wait if he did would he be bumblebee prime? mabe gold bug? or waspinator? lol. I don't know anything about this series but I don't think I want to.
Re: TWO ALL-NEW TRANSFORMERS SERIES DEBUTING IN JANUARY (1326167)
Posted by Heavy B on December 22nd, 2011 @ 5:57pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
BeastProwl wrote:HOLY WFC PROWL AND WHEELJACK!
I hope deeply for FOC appearences from at least one...
And thus, the confusion commences.

Why did IDW think it was a good idea to use the WFC/FOC body designs for these guys?

It's only gonna add further to the confusion of thinking that WFC/FOC are G1 when they're not.

IDW alows artists free reign in stories to draw however they feel. Thats why bodies change seemingly monthly
Re: TWO ALL-NEW TRANSFORMERS SERIES DEBUTING IN JANUARY (1326260)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 23rd, 2011 @ 12:46am CST
Dr. Heavy B wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
BeastProwl wrote:HOLY WFC PROWL AND WHEELJACK!
I hope deeply for FOC appearences from at least one...
And thus, the confusion commences.

Why did IDW think it was a good idea to use the WFC/FOC body designs for these guys?

It's only gonna add further to the confusion of thinking that WFC/FOC are G1 when they're not.

IDW alows artists free reign in stories to draw however they feel. Thats why bodies change seemingly monthly
I know, but I still hate how it's gonna make some people still think that WFC/FOC are G1 when they're not.

That's right, I'll say it again. War for Cybertron and Fall of Cybertron are not G1.
Re: TWO ALL-NEW TRANSFORMERS SERIES DEBUTING IN JANUARY (1326318)
Posted by Prime Evil on December 23rd, 2011 @ 9:14am CST
Autobot Genocide wrote:i just pre orderd both these never checked out transformers comics realy never new were to start hopefully these might get me going and into the early stuff.


I would like to suggest you read Chaos Theory pts 1&2 and then the Celebrating 125 issues of Transformers one shot. Those are just good reads about Megs, Prime, and the war. Granted those two characters won't be in the new series for sometime (I hope). But just being who they are will probably still impact these comics.

For quick synopsis or incase you cannot get these issues:

http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Chaos_Theory_Part_1

http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Chaos_Theory_Part_2

http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Transformers:_Th ... imus_Prime
Re: TWO ALL-NEW TRANSFORMERS SERIES DEBUTING IN JANUARY (1326399)
Posted by Chaoslock on December 23rd, 2011 @ 1:30pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:That's right, I'll say it again. War for Cybertron and Fall of Cybertron are not G1.


Personal fanon varies for every fan.
Re: TWO ALL-NEW TRANSFORMERS SERIES DEBUTING IN JANUARY (1326434)
Posted by Ω Sentinel ζ Prime on December 23rd, 2011 @ 3:14pm CST
Doesn't make it right.
Re: TWO ALL-NEW TRANSFORMERS SERIES DEBUTING IN JANUARY (1326508)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 23rd, 2011 @ 8:59pm CST
Chaoslock wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:That's right, I'll say it again. War for Cybertron and Fall of Cybertron are not G1.


Personal fanon varies for every fan.
It ain't fanon. WFC and FOC are officially not canon to G1. They are canon to Prime. You even see the TF: Prime version of the Core of Cybertron in WFC and the TF: Prime versions of the Nemesis, Cliffjumper's head, Optimus' gun, and other elements in FOC.

Ω Sentinel ζ Prime wrote:Doesn't make it right.
What he said.
Re: TWO ALL-NEW TRANSFORMERS SERIES DEBUTING IN JANUARY (1327147)
Posted by Ω Sentinel ζ Prime on December 25th, 2011 @ 10:19pm CST
She rather, but I will let it pass. :-)
Re: TWO ALL-NEW TRANSFORMERS SERIES DEBUTING IN JANUARY (1327425)
Posted by DoctorZero986 on December 26th, 2011 @ 10:31pm CST
Cool. I'll be getting both of them.
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