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Postby william-james88 » Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:12 pm

Diamond has just announced the 12 Gold Sponsor Comics for the upcoming Free Comic Book Day taking place May 2, 2015 at participating comic book shops worldwide.

One of those will be Transformers: Robots in Disguise #0, with the following solicit:

Transformers: Robots in Disguise #0—FCBD 2015 EDITION
IDW Publishing
(W) John Barber, Tom Scioli (A) Priscilla Tramontano, Scioli
(CA) Priscilla Tramontano
Optimus Prime is gone — and Decepticons are on the loose! It’s up to Bumblebee and an elite crew of Autobots to track them down before their rampage spreads across Earth! Transformers comics have never been hotter, and the excitement spreads to this all-original comic inspired by the all-new animated series! Plus: previews of IDW and Hasbro unbelievable publishing slate for 2015, including an exclusive Transformers vs. G.I. Joe strip!
32pgs, FC | FREE


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It being part of the 12 Gold comics means that any comic book store hosting Free Comic Book day will have some to offer for free (Gold are usually ordered in greater quantities than silver). There will be a total of 50 free comics offered this year at Free Comic Book day.
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Re: Robots in Disguise #0 FCBD 2015 Edition Announced

Postby EagleBot13 » Thu Dec 11, 2014 2:00 pm

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Overall, I am loving the new designs for this show. The comic makes me even more excited! Can't wait to see more of Grimlock.
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Re: Robots in Disguise #0 FCBD 2015 Edition Announced

Postby william-james88 » Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:11 pm

I am actually quite surprised the comic is going for a more detailed style than the show.
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Re: Robots in Disguise #0 FCBD 2015 Edition Announced

Postby griftimus prime » Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:59 pm

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too bad the show does not look that good. this looks way better than what we are getting.
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Re: Robots in Disguise #0 FCBD 2015 Edition Announced

Postby Peridot » Thu Dec 11, 2014 4:51 pm

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william-james88 wrote:I am actually quite surprised the comic is going for a more detailed style than the show.

I am like 96% sure it's just a guest artist doing the cover. The actual comic will probably look like the show.
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Re: Robots in Disguise #0 FCBD 2015 Edition Announced

Postby Sabrblade » Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:39 am

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Oh dear, might this be in continuity with the cartoon or yet another "same basic story, different continuity" ordeal like what Marvel and Dreamwave were?
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Re: Robots in Disguise #0 FCBD 2015 Edition Announced

Postby Optimizzy » Fri Dec 12, 2014 2:25 pm

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man...I dunno about Sideswipes hair ...jeez lol. :lol:
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It's easier for me to say which are my LEAST favorite toy lines: Beast Machines, Robots in Disguise.
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Re: Robots in Disguise #0 FCBD 2015 Edition Announced

Postby Peridot » Fri Dec 12, 2014 4:02 pm

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Sabrblade wrote:Oh dear, might this be in continuity with the cartoon or yet another "same basic story, different continuity" ordeal like what Marvel and Dreamwave were?

I'm guessing this might take place between episodes like the video games for Prime and Animated. They could easily be slotted in between the actual show without affecting continuity.
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IDW FCBD 2015 Transformers: Robots in Disguise #0 Preview

Postby Va'al » Sat Feb 07, 2015 3:40 am

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Courtesy of Rich Johnston of comics and entertainment website Bleeding Cool, we get an early preview at the Free Comic Book Day Transformers offering from IDW Publishing, featuring the new animated series Robots in Disguise, and artwork by Priscilla Tramontano. Check it out below, and head into comic book stores on May 2nd 2015 to pick up your own copy!

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Re: Robots in Disguise #0 FCBD 2015 Edition Announced

Postby PrymeStriker » Sat Feb 07, 2015 3:23 pm

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Re: Robots in Disguise #0 FCBD 2015 Edition Announced

Postby Va'al » Sat Feb 07, 2015 3:47 pm

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I personally adore Tramontano's artwork. But I've also been following her work for a while now, and seen the developments. She's great. :D
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IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ongoing Comic Writer to be Georgia Ball

Postby Va'al » Fri Apr 10, 2015 3:30 am

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As with Transformers vs G.I. Joe before it, the new IDW Publishing offering for Free Comic Book Day (May 2nd) of Transformers: Robots in Disguise, is already planned as an ongoing after the issue #0 for the initiative. And with John Barber teaming up with Priscilla Tramontano for the first, introductory book, the reins will then pass on to Georgia Ball, currently behind My Little Pony and Littlest Pet Shop! Read her announcement, found here, below, and take a look at a preview for issue #0 here.


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Re: Robots in Disguise #0 FCBD 2015 Edition Announced

Postby steve2275 » Fri Apr 10, 2015 3:37 am

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Re: Robots in Disguise #0 FCBD 2015 Edition Announced

Postby Randomhero » Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:13 am

Every time a new writer is announced for comics it fills me with joy and that it's not Simon Furman. Not because I don't like Simon quite the opposite, I love Furman but it lets me know he is no longer the cruch for Transformers comics. He doesn't have to be the default writer anymore.
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Re: Robots in Disguise #0 FCBD 2015 Edition Announced

Postby Dead Metal » Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:48 am

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Looks much better than the show does. It's kinda nice that they don't seem to lie about this one and claim it has any bearing on the show continuity.
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IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise Comics Series Information and Covers

Postby Va'al » Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:50 pm

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We have some more information about the direction that the upcoming IDW Publishing Transformers: Robots in Disguise comics series will be taking with John Barber and Georgia Ball on writing duties, and Priscilla Tramontano on art, courtesy of ComicBookResources. Check out the two covers for issue #1, too, below, read the whole piece here and some snippets as follows!

The latest "Transformers" animated series debuted last month on Cartoon Network, "Transformers: Robots in Disguise." Longtime Transformers license-holder IDW Publishing isn't waiting long to capitalize on the show, with a "Robots in Disguise" #0 issue available on Free Comic Book Day (May 2), and a ongoing series set to debut in July. CBR has the exclusive first details on the ongoing, which will be written by Transformers newcomer Georgia Ball and illustrated by Priscilla Tramontano.

IDW makes the distinction that while the comic series is based on the "Robots in Disguise" TV show, it's not an adaptation of the same stories. "The stories tie into the continuity the show shares with 'Transformers Prime' and what happens in the cartoon will have consequences in the comic," Ball said in a statement to CBR. "But the comic will also feature new villains and explore different themes. There will be squabbles and there will be punching, but the first arc weaves in an element of mystery and betrayal. Bumblebee has to put the pieces together and he may not get them in the right order. I like resolving subplots in one or two issues within the context of a longer ongoing story, I’m not a fan of ending an issue without getting somewhere."


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Re: Robots in Disguise #0 FCBD 2015 Edition Announced

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Apr 14, 2015 3:04 pm

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"The stories tie into the continuity the show shares with 'Transformers Prime' and what happens in the cartoon will have consequences in the comic,"


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Re: Robots in Disguise #0 FCBD 2015 Edition Announced

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Re: Robots in Disguise #0 FCBD 2015 Edition Announced

Postby Doubledealer93 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:01 pm

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Re: Robots in Disguise #0 FCBD 2015 Edition Announced

Postby Mkall » Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:46 pm

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I cannot see this becoming confusing with IDW's OTHER Robots in Disguise series.
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Re: Robots in Disguise #0 FCBD 2015 Edition Announced

Postby SW's SilverHammer » Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:49 pm

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Mkall wrote:I cannot see this becoming confusing with IDW's OTHER Robots in Disguise series.

What other robots in disguise series? There's Windblade, More Than Meets the Eye, and The Transformers (ongoing).
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Re: Robots in Disguise #0 FCBD 2015 Edition Announced

Postby Flashwave » Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:47 pm

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Mkall wrote:I cannot see this becoming confusing with IDW's OTHER Robots in Disguise series.

What other robots in disguise series? There's Windblade, More Than Meets the Eye, and The Transformers (ongoing).

the last of which use to be called robots in disguise before they change the name in order to dodge any issues with this particular series. But not everybody's gotten that memo, a lot of people are still used to referring to it as robots in disguise, and it still shows up on comiXology is robots in disguise. so no no complications at all ;-)
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Re: Robots in Disguise #0 FCBD 2015 Edition Announced

Postby Darth Jumpy » Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:25 pm

I am excited for this, but I am a bit on the cautious side. Most of the Prime comics have trouble fitting into the canon anymore (unless RID Grimlock and FOC Grimlock are two different characters, which I am hoping to be the case), so I hope that this comic holds up better as time goes on.
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Re: Robots in Disguise #0 FCBD 2015 Edition Announced

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:49 pm

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Darth Jumpy wrote:Most of the Prime comics have trouble fitting into the canon anymore
Like which ones and how so?

The Prime graphic novel took place prior to season 1.

Rage of the Dinobots was set on Cybertron in the far past.

Beast Hunters was also set on Cybertron during and after season 3.
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Re: Robots in Disguise #0 FCBD 2015 Edition Announced

Postby Flashwave » Tue Apr 14, 2015 11:52 pm

Motto: "Our society's downfall will not be this war. The war IS our society. That which will get us will be the little things. Some humanoid race, some tossed cannon, the little things that no one looks out for. THAT is for what we must be vigilant."
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