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New IDW Transformers: Bumblebee - Win if you Dare Original Graphic Novel by Sims, Bowers, Ferreira

PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:46 pm
by Va'al
We have yet more comics news for you today, as Penguin Random House have listed a new Transformers original graphic novel which appears completely un-linked to any continuity or established fictional universe currently active, and may indeed just be working to build up some hype for the Bumblebee spin-off movie - though the story seems to have nothing to do with it, penned by the talents of Chris Sims and Chad Bowers, illustrated by Angry Birds Transformers famed Marcelo Ferreira!

The book is titled Transformers: Bumblebee - Win if you Dare, and will be out in September 2018 (two months prior to the movie coming out), and the full listing, including pre-order links, can be found here. IDW Publishing is behind the book, of course, but this one is specifically aimed at kids of ages 7 and higher - check out the blurb and cover art below!

About Transformers: Bumblebee – Win If You Dare

For the first time ever, Bumblebee gets his own original graphic novel! It’s an all-new, all-ages, all-’80s globe-spanning adventure featuring everyone’s favorite yellow Autobot!

Life can feel rough when you aren’t the fastest or the bravest or the tallest Autobot, and Bumblebee’s feeling the pressure. When his brother is hurt, Bumblebee takes it upon himself to finish the mission–and prove his worth to his fellow Autobots along the way. Things get tense as ‘Bee and his human companion infiltrate a series of incredible races, hunting down dangerous foes and a devastating secret. It’s ready, set, go on this new action-packed, exciting ’80s adventure filled with laughs and thrills!

Acclaimed creators Chris Sims and Chad Bowers (X-Men ’92) weave together a fresh story that feels just the right amount of vintage!



Product Details

Paperback | $9.99
Published by IDW Publishing
Sep 11, 2018 | 72 Pages | 6 x 9 | 7 and up | ISBN 9781684052271


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Re: New IDW Transformers: Bumblebee - Win if you Dare Original Graphic Novel by Sims, Bowers, Ferreira

PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:12 pm
by ScottyP
Love that cover! The little beetle gives me serious '89 Classics Bee vibes.

Re: New IDW Transformers: Bumblebee - Win if you Dare Original Graphic Novel by Sims, Bowers, Ferreira

PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:32 pm
by Lore Keeper
Who is Bumblebee's brother? O.o

Re: New IDW Transformers: Bumblebee - Win if you Dare Original Graphic Novel by Sims, Bowers, Ferreira

PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:19 pm
by dragons
Lore Keeper wrote:Who is Bumblebee's brother? O.o


I like this quote wander if bumbler fan can answer that question some fans say movies move away characters background I always say transformers story they know always changes in comics what they know in cartoons , movie series , comics make more interesting and changing things around bumblebee having brother megatron being autobot soundwave and prime not fighting each other prowl being devastator head

Re: New IDW Transformers: Bumblebee - Win if you Dare Original Graphic Novel by Sims, Bowers, Ferreira

PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:26 pm
by Hotconvoy
[quote]When his brother is hurt/quote]
Being Cliffjumper?

IDW Press Release - Transformers Original Graphic Novel Starring Bumblebee

PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:57 am
by D-Maximal_Primal
IDW has reached out to us with a new press release advertising their upcoming one-shot Graphic Novel called Transformers: Bumblebee – Win If You Dare. The new novel is intended for release on September 11, 2018 and is set to cost $9.99. The novel will follow a Bumblebee adventure, where life is never easy when you aren't the tallest or the fastest Autobot around. It is also important to note that this appears to not be related to any current continuity.

You can read up on the press release below, and for past reference, you can check out our original story regarding this new book.

TRANSFORMERS ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL STARRING BUMBLEBEE ARRIVES FALL 2018

An All-New, All-'80s Bumblebee Adventure From IDW Publishing


San Diego, CA (February 22, 2018) – IDW Publishing is thrilled to announce that in 2018 Bumblebee from the TRANSFORMERS franchise will star in his very own original graphic novel! The perfect jumping on point for the next generation of TRANSFORMERS fans, Transformers: Bumblebee – Win If You Dare gives readers the opportunity to join in the fan-favorite character’s adventures. Life can feel rough when you aren't the fastest or the tallest Autobot, but Bumblebee is up to the task!

When his best friend is hurt, Bumblebee takes it upon himself to finish the mission—and prove his worth to his fellow Autobots along the way. Things get tense as Bumblebee and a new human friend infiltrate a series of incredible races, hunting down dangerous foes and a devastating secret. It's an exciting new, action-packed '80s adventure! X-Men '92 co-writers Chad Bowers and Chris Sims along with artist Marcelo Ferreira (Back to the Future, Transformers: Windblade) have crafted a nostalgia-tinged, yet equally fresh standalone story.

"The exciting thing about this book is that it really hits all the highs of TRANSFORMERS for fans new and old," said IDW Associate Editor, David Mariotte. "It has action, adventure, racing and robots, but it also has a lot of heart and humor that comes through in this simultaneously retro and very modern package."

“This story is just a ton of fun,” said Michael Kelly, head of publishing at Hasbro. “Bumblebee is the ultimate underdog, and everyone loves an underdog. IDW has done a fantastic job bringing this iconic character to life for a new generation of fans.”

This new OGN will be available in comic shops and book stores September 11, 2018 for $9.99. It is available for pre-order now using ISBN: 978-1-68405-227-1.

Since its launch in 1984, TRANSFORMERS has grown to be one of the world’s most recognizable and successful toy and entertainment brands. Driven by compelling characters and a rich storyline, TRANSFORMERS revolutionized children’s entertainment as one of the first properties to produce a successful toy line, comic book, TV series and animated film. Throughout the franchise’s more than 30 years of history, thousands of unique TRANSFORMERS robots have been introduced through toy lines, multiple animated TV series have debuted, and animated and live-action films have thrilled audiences


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IDW Transformers: Bumblebee - Win if you Dare Graphic Novel Full Preview

PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:44 pm
by WreckerJack
All the way back in February IDW made a press release to tell the fans about a new graphic novel starring Bumblebee. Thanks to Newsarama, we have the full preview of the comic for your reading pleasure as well as all of the details on the book itself. We have to say that it looks pretty interesting already!

We think that it is worthy to note that this story takes place outside of the regular IDW universe and exists in a universe similar to G1. Bumblebee, Optimus Prime, Ratchet and Blaster are all featured in their G1 designs but Windblade is included too. It will be interesting to see which other characters will be in this story when the book is released. If you would like a copy it is up for pre-order on Amazon when it is released on October 9, 2018. Have a read and tell us your thoughts. Will you be picking this one up?

Transformers: Bumblebee—Win If You Dare
James Asmus (w) • Marcelo Ferreira (a) • Nicoletta Baldari (c)
Life can feel rough when you aren't the fastest, or the bravest, or the tallest Autobot, and Bumblebee's feeling the pressure. When he’s hurt, Bumblebee takes it upon himself to prove his worth to his fellow Autobots. Things get tense as 'Bee and his new human companion race into action hunting down dangerous foes and a devastating device. It's ready, set, go in this new exciting '80s adventure packed filled with laughs and thrills!
TPB • FC • $9.99 • 72 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-227-1
Bullet points:
- The first Bumblebee original graphic novel!
- Bumblebee: The Movie premieres in theaters December 21st, 2018.


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Re: New IDW Transformers: Bumblebee - Win if you Dare Original Graphic Novel by Sims, Bowers, Ferreira

PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:10 pm
by ZeroWolf
Seems a lot more kid friendly then the usual IDW fare, not that's a bad thing, though I can see some being turned off by the faces but then again, there was some stories/pictures in the 80s that did similar.

Also that last panel, what was going on with Sideswipe and... What looks like the diagnostic Drone from Beast Machines?

Re: New IDW Transformers: Bumblebee - Win if you Dare Original Graphic Novel by Sims, Bowers, Ferreira

PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:51 pm
by BeastProwl
Their faces are great. A lot of people will probably hate them but I love it :lol:

Re: New IDW Transformers: Bumblebee - Win if you Dare Original Graphic Novel by Sims, Bowers, Ferreira

PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:12 pm
by WreckerJack
BeastProwl wrote:Their faces are great. A lot of people will probably hate them but I love it :lol:

I think it makes them a lot more friendly looking which is good for some, especially kids. I like a mix of happy to serious.

Re: New IDW Transformers: Bumblebee - Win if you Dare Original Graphic Novel by Sims, Bowers, Ferreira

PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:54 pm
by carytheone
BeastProwl wrote:Their faces are great. A lot of people will probably hate them but I love it :lol:
I agree, love the faces and Bee's gaping maw. Very tempted to update my avatar.

So it's all G1, nuh nah nuh na nuh...

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and then BAM!

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:lol:

Just caught me a little off guard and forced me to read the article :BANG_HEAD:

Looks like a fun comic ;)^

Re: New IDW Transformers: Bumblebee - Win if you Dare Original Graphic Novel by Sims, Bowers, Ferreira

PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:24 pm
by President-prime
Not my cup of tea. Too simplistic and the face annoys the hell out of me. Panel colors are nonexistent. Coloring is dull. Sorry, I like my comics detailed. This is too amateurish :(.

Re: New IDW Transformers: Bumblebee - Win if you Dare Original Graphic Novel by Sims, Bowers, Ferreira

PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:51 am
by Stormshot_Prime
This looks as fun as it can be for a kids one off. But once again, Windblade is just stuffed into a place she doesn’t belong. They should have used Arcee if they wanted to go for a complete G1 look. Samurai-themed Autobot flyer just doesn’t work here. Don’t we have enough of her in every other facet of TF Media. I don’t hate Windeblade herself, I just hate how she’s becoming a new Bumblebee

Re: New IDW Transformers: Bumblebee - Win if you Dare Original Graphic Novel by Sims, Bowers, Ferreira

PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:18 am
by ZeroWolf
Windblade being in it doesn't bother me as I just see it as an offshoot of g1. Also they couldn't have put arcee in there as she's on Cybertron chilling with Hot Rod and Springer ;-) :lol:

Re: New IDW Transformers: Bumblebee - Win if you Dare Original Graphic Novel by Sims, Bowers, Ferreira

PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:32 am
by o.supreme
carytheone wrote:So it's all G1, nuh nah nuh na nuh...

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and then BAM!

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:lol:

Just caught me a little off guard and forced me to read the article :BANG_HEAD:

Looks like a fun comic ;)^


2nd referrence to this song this week on this forum (I did the first) ;) . Also, that darn typewriter, man, so recessed memories this week...