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SDCC 2017 Exclusives & Debuts from IDW & Top Shelf, feat Rom vs Transformers

Postby Va'al » Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:12 pm

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IDW Publishing have sent us their press release ahead of San Diego Comic Con 2017, listing the impressive amount of comics and collectible exclusives they will be bringing to the convention!

For Transformers specifically, these will include enamel pins of Bumblebee, Autobot and Decepticon symbols, a preview issue for the Hasbro Universe First Strike crossover event, and most importantly perhaps, a Rom vs Transformers: Shining Armor exclusive variant cover for issue #1 (you can join our discussion of the series in its thread, here!). Check out the cover below and all the information you never knew you wanted, too!

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ROM vs. Transformers #1, Spot color variant
Cover by Alex Milne
$10, Limited to 250 copies

Alex Milne provides the variant cover to this crossover hundreds of years in the making! See the first interactions between ROM and the Transformers on Earth, and meet the universe's only Cybertronian Solstar Knight!


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SDCC 2017 Exclusives & Debuts
from IDW & Top Shelf


San Diego, CA (July 5, 2017)— IDW is ready for San Diego Comic-Con International— are you? Get prepped for the biggest convention of the year with this complete list of IDW’s hottest exclusives and debuts. All of your convention must-haves in one convenient place!

Select exclusives are now available for pre-order at IDW’s webstore - idw.pub/conexclusives

Be on the lookout every day for unique bundle packages that will include trade paperback collections, hardcovers, rare variants and more! Every day we’ll be offering TWO title-specific bundles that include a free high-quality Tom Whalen print.

IDW will also debut brand new enamel pins, available for the first time ever! Pin availability will change each day so be sure to come back and get yours!

These convention exclusives are only available for pick up at IDW’s SDCC booth #2743 throughout the convention or at the San Diego Comic Art Gallery from July 21st through July 24th. The gallery, located in the Liberty Station Arts District in the Point Loma area of San Diego, currently features exhibits by acclaimed artists Kevin Eastman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Walter Simonson (Thor, Ragnarök).

For more information on the gallery and exhibit as well as directions, visit http://www.sdcomicartgallery.com.


COMICS

Clue #1 Envelope pack, Includes spot color variant plus 3 regular covers and a bonus
Spot-color cover by Gabriel Rodriguez
$20, Limited to 500 packs
Follow the clues and solve the mystery in IDW’s new CLUE series! We’ve put together a special pack for this convention! We start with a RARE exclusive Gabriel Rodriguez Con variant cover, ONLY available in this pack, include all 3 regular editions with the alternate endings, and finish off with a full set of RARE Clue promotional trading cards, all tucked neatly into a Clue evidence envelope! All the familiar faces from the famous board game are back, with a couple new twists.


Darkness Visible #5, Con variant
Cover by Ryan Kelly
$10, Limited to 200 copies

Written by Mike Carey and Arvind Ethan David, Darkness Visible tells the story of an uneasy co-existence between humans and demons that lasted eighty years, is now spawning an endless terrorist conflict, with a cover by Ryan Kelly.

DuckTales #0, Con variant
Cover by Jeff Smith
$10, Limited to 500 copies

Woo-oo! Bone creator Jeff Smith drew an amazing variant cover of the DuckTales cast for our convention variant! Featuring beloved characters like Uncle Scrooge, Donald Duck, and Huey, Dewey and Louie, this new #0 issue is the perfect jumping on point for fans old and new in anticipation of the brand-new series coming Summer 2017!

Funko Universe Bundle Pack, 5 regular Funko Universe one-shots
Various artists
$25, Limited to 100 packs

Pick up all 5 of our Funko Universe one-shot comics from May, each with a cover modeled after the popular Funko boxes, and get a free BONUS copy of TMNT #70 with a Funko-style cover by artist Dave Alvarez! The only way to get this variant is to BUY this bundle pack!

Ghostbusters 101 #1, Con photo variant
$10, Limited to 400 copies

This time, everybody answers the call! Ghostbusters 101 features the very first appearance of the new Ghostbusters from 2016’s Answer the Call movie, as they team up with the original Ghostbusters from 1984! This convention variant features a photo cover of the original Ghostbusters on the front cover, and a photo of the new team on the back cover! Get your copy signed at the show!

Jem and the Holograms: Infinite #1, Con variant
Cover by Erica Henderson
$10, Limited to 250 copies

Artist Erica Henderson (Unbeatable Squirrel Girl) drew this gorgeous variant cover of Jem & the Holograms for Part 1 of The FIRST-EVER Jem/Misfits Crossover Event written by Kelly Thompson!

My Little Pony: Movie Prequel #1, Spot color variant
Cover by Tony Fleecs
$5, Limited to 500 copies

This fall, My Little Pony: The Movie hits theaters, and this prequel mini-series is your first look at the fantastic adventure to come, with a fabulous new cover by artist Tony Fleecs!

ROM vs. Transformers #1, Spot color variant
Cover by Alex Milne
$10, Limited to 250 copies

Alex Milne provides the variant cover to this crossover hundreds of years in the making! See the first interactions between ROM and the Transformers on Earth, and meet the universe's only Cybertronian Solstar Knight!

TMNT/Usagi Yojimbo, Con variant
Cover by Kevin Eastman
$10, Limited to 500 copies

TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman and Usagi Yojimbo creator Stan Sakai collaborated on this gorgeous convention variant! The TMNT are teleported to a world of talking animals—the world of Usagi Yojimbo! Get your copy signed at the booth!

Wynonna Earp: Season Zero #1, Con photo cover
$10, Limited to 400 copies

The stars of the hit television show will be on hand at the convention to sign a special photo variant cover available only at the show! And for the ultimate collectors a deluxe pack will be available collecting the convention variant, last year’s San Diego variant cover, and a bonus item!

Wynonna Earp Season One Yearbook, Con photo variant
$10, Limited to 300 copies

This Wynonna Earp Season 1 yearbook, with a special convention photo variant cover, is filled with on-set photos, including action shots from the show and all-new behind-the-scenes goodies. This is a book all Earpers need in their motorcycle saddle bag!

Wynonna Earp #1 Deluxe Pack, 2 special photo variants featuring cast members from the hit show!
$20, Limited to 150 packs

Get the last 2 Wynonna Earp Convention Variant comics with a FREE bonus item!

COLLECTED EDITIONS/ HARDCOVERS

Batman TMNT Adventures Vol 1, Con variant
Cover by Kevin Eastman
$20, Limited to 300 copies

TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman provides a con-exclusive cover to this trade paperback! The animated worlds of the current Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Nickelodeon cartoon and Batman: The Animated Series collide in this outstanding mini-series featuring fan-favorite characters from both universes!

Bloom County: Brand Spanking New Day Hardcover, First release at SDCC!
Cover by Berkeley Breathed
$40, 400 copies at the show

Get a special hardcover version of the latest collection of Berkeley Breathed’s recently revived Bloom County comic strip! This book, containing a bound in plate SIGNED by Breathed, features ALL-NEW strips from 2016 and 2017, that have NEVER appeared in print before (never ever!!). These newly-minted masterpieces present the continuing adventures of Opus, Bill the Cat, Steve Dallas, and the rest of the delightful denizens of Bloom County—and heaven knows how we survived all those years without you!

Jack Kirby Fantastic Four World’s Greatest Artist Edition, SDCC variant
Cover by Jack Kirby
$150, Limited to 100 copies

Jack Kirby was the undisputed King of Comics and IDW is proud to present the second Artist's Edition focusing on his Fantastic Four work. And, even better, this collects his earlier, "twice up" art—it’s Kirby-sized!! This massive collection includes issues 33, 45, 47, and 60 of the Fantastic Four, plus a stellar gallery with 22 (!!) classic covers, and incredible pages, and three gigantic fold-outs--if you are a Kirby fan, this is the Artist's Edition you've been waiting for!! Debuting at this year’s SDCC is the variant cover featuring Fantastic Four #72.

Jack Kirby Forever People Artist Edition, Con variant
Cover by Jack Kirby
$125, Limited to 100 copies

Continuing IDW’s yearlong celebration of the centennial of Jack “King” Kirby’s birth! Jack Kirby’s classic Fourth World epic told the story of a group of New Gods sent to Earth to oppose Darkseid. Featuring Beautiful Dreamer, Big Bear, Moonrider, and others, this was Kirby’s take on super-powered flower children! Included in this volume are issues, 1, 4, 5, 6, and 7, with nearly all pages scanned from the originals. Debuting at this year’s SDCC is the variant cover featuring a self-portrait of Jack Kirby, and this is limited to a scarce 100 copies.

Locke & Key: Heaven and Earth, Con variant
Cover by Gabriel Rodriguez
$20, Limited to 500 copies

This special deluxe release hardcover, with a new cover by series artist Gabriel Rodriguez, finally reprints the oft-requested and long-denied Eisner-winning one-shot, "Open the Moon!", the other long-sold-out one-shot, "Grindhouse!" and the even more hard-to-find IDW 10th anniversary Locke & Key tale, "In the Can!", along with additional covers, behind-the-scenes photos and more!

Ragnarök Volume 2 Hardcover, Con variant
Cover by Walter Simonson
$30, Limited to 500 copies

This convention edition hardcover, with a new cover by creator Walter Simonson, collects issues #7-12 of the Ragnarök series! After hundreds of years, a single god emerged into the post-Ragnarök world, Thor, the God of Thunder. But Angantyr, the Lord of the Dead, has discovered his reappearance, and unleashes his draugar, the undead walkers, against the Thunder God, seeking to destroy the last vestige of the former worlds, and the only hope for the present one.

Return of the Dapper Men, Show debut
Cover by Janet Lee
$35, 150 copies at the show

Blending clockwork whimsy with majestic art-nouveau visuals, Jim McCann and Janet Lee present a hand-crafted fairy tale that feels both familiar and entirely new in this prestige reprinting!

Sh*t My President Says, Show debut
Cover by Shannon Wheeler
$15, 500 copies at the show

Some people are saying, I don't know, you tell me, but a lot of people are saying this is the greatest book of the year. This guy, Shannon Wheeler, he draws these cartoons for the New Yorker, MAD, the Onion-he's very, very, good, okay? Now he's illustrated the most incredible tweets. Wow! You won't believe what he does with these tweets. I mean, these tweets changed the world, folks. It's true! It's very true. EVERYONE is going to want this book - even the haters and losers (Sad!).

Star Trek: Boldly Go Volume 1, Con photo variant
$20, Limited to 200 copies

All-new Star Trek series following the adventures of Captain Kirk and the iconic crew! New worlds! New species! New ships! New photo cover for the con variant!

Surfside Girls, Show debut
Cover by Kim Dwinell
$15, 150 copies at the show

Things are getting weird in Surfside. Lately, Samantha’s best friend Jade explodes into fits of giggles whenever she sees a boy, and it’s throwing a wrench into the kick-back summer of surfing and hanging out that Sam had planned. But after swimming through a secret underwater cave, Sam starts to… see things. Like ghosts. And strange creatures. And maybe something even scarier! Can she and Jade get to the bottom of this mystery in time to save their town?

Walter Simonson’s Thor the Return of Beta Ray Bill Artist Edition, SDCC variant
Cover by Walter Simonson
$125, Limited to 100 copies

The fate of Earth and Asgard hang in the Balance as Thor, Beta Ray Bill, and tons of guest-stars do battle Surtur and his horde of invading demons! All with an exclusive Simonson cover just for the con variant featuring the very first drawing ever done of Beta Ray Bill!

The second Thor Artist’s Edition by the legendary comics’ creator Walter Simonson! Featuring seven complete issues of The Mighty Thor (#349 – 354, plus #380—the legendary all-splash page story!). As with all Artist’s Editions, each page of art scanned from the original art, in this case, from Simonson’s personal archives.

COLLECTIBLES

Disney DuckTales Lithograph
$100, limited to 100 copies

We are proud to offer an Official Disney Archive print of the DuckTales #0 SDCC Variant cover by Bone creator Jeff Smith. Each print measures 11.7 by 16.5 inches, is hand-numbered from 1 to 100, and is printed on 51 pound paper. Each print is packaged in a 13"x18" envelope with a Official Disney Archive label on the front. Get it signed by Jeff Smith and DuckTales creators during the convention!

String Divers figure, Con variant plus free Trade Paperback
Designed by Ashley Wood
$100, Limited to 50

This String Divers F Defender Statue is a IDW x THREEA SDCC 2017 Exclusive, designed by Ashley Wood. Limited to only 50 units, this statue stands approximately 6” tall, and features 25 points of articulation. This statue also comes with 1 Quantum Defense Suit, 1 Quantum Propulsion Pack, 3 Weapons, and 1 Stand. You will also receive a free copy of the String Divers Trade Paperback with your purchase!

Wynonna Earp Replica Necklace, plus bonus books. Limited release
$100, Limited to 50

Want to wear the same style necklace as Melanie Scrofano wears on Wynonna Earp? Here’s your chance to get an authentic replica necklace! As a free bonus, we are including a comic book signed by Doc Holliday himself, Tim Rozon, a comic book signed by Katherine Barrell (Officer Haught) and the Wynonna Earp Season 1 Yearbook!

Locke & Key Teddy Key, Limited release
Crafted by Israel Skelton
$25, Limited to 100

Locke & Key Small World Key, Limited release
Crafted by Israel Skelton
$25, Limited to 100

Hasbro Enamel Pins: 9 Designs, Limited release
$10, Limited to 100 for each design
Autobots shield (Transformers)
Decepticons shield (Transformers)
Bumblebee (Transformers)
Arashikage tattoo (GI Joe)
Cobra symbol (GI Joe)
ROM head
Jem and the Holograms logo
Twilight Sparkle (My Little Pony)
Songbird Sia (My Little Pony)

Locke & Key Enamel Pins: 4 Designs, Limited release
Crafted by Israel Skelton
$10, Limited to 100 for each design
Ghost Key
Head Key
Omega Key
Shadow Key

Wynonna Earp Enamel Pins: 4 Designs, Limited release
$10, Limited to 100 for each design
Wynonna Earp logo
U.S. Marshal
Special Deputy
Pride Mustache

Tom Whalen Poster Bundles: A curated assembly of hardcovers, trade paperbacks and rare variant covers, includes a free high-quality poster!
$100 each, 2 bundles per day, Each bundle limited to 50 units


GIVEAWAYS

Get a sneak peek at some of the most exciting titles coming this fall with these giveaways available at the IDW booth throughout the show. Get yours before they’re all gone!

Black Crown Preview book
Get your first look at what’s coming from Shelly Bond’s Black Crown imprint, including Kid Lobotomy by Peter Milligan and Tess Fowler, plus more yet-to-be-announced titles.

First Strike (Hasbro) Preview book
Limited to 3000 copies
Get on the ground floor of this summer’s Hasbro Comic Book Event Series featuring Transformers, G.I. Joe, Rom, and more!

"Summer Insider" Preview book
Limited to 3000 copies
Look no further for some engaging summer reading from some of your favorite creators.

Star Wars Adventures Preview ashcan
Limited to 3000 copies
You don’t have to travel to a galaxy far, far away to get a look at the new all-ages Star Wars Adventures comic series

Sword of Ages Ashcan Preview book
Limited to 2000 copies
Writer/artist Gabriel Rodriguez (Locke & Key) welcomes you to a world unlike anything you’ve seen before in this sci-fi/fantasy epic.

TMNT Prelude Dimension X FCBD books
The 5-week event series coming this August where the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles return to Dimension X starts here.

Ducktales/Tangled Flip promo poster
Based on the Disney animated shows of the same names, show your enthusiasm by plastering this on your wall.

Diablo House promo poster
Limited to 700 copies
Those who enter the Diablo House get more than what they bargained for…

My Little Pony Movie Prequel poster
Before the movie opens in theaters, snag this poster before they’re gone in a Rainbow Dash!
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IDW Media Holdings, Inc. (OCTQX: IDWM) is a fully integrated media company, which includes publishing, games, entertainment, and the San Diego Comic Art Gallery.

IDW Publishing’s comic book and graphic novel catalog includes some of the world’s most popular entertainment brands, including Transformers, My Little Pony, Star Trek, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ghostbusters, and Disney’s classic characters. At IDW’s core is its commitment to creator-owned comics including 30 Days of Night, Locke & Key, Wormwood, Ragnarök, V-Wars, and Archangel by bestselling sci-fi author William Gibson.

IDW Publishing is also home to the acclaimed and award-winning imprints; Top Shelf, The Library of American Comics, Yoe! Books, and Artist Editions, showcasing the greatest original art ever published in American comic books.

IDW Games’ diverse line-up includes the international phenomenon Machi Koro, as well as hit licensed games such as X-Files, Back to the Future, The Godfather, and TMNT.

IDW Entertainment serves as the worldwide distributor of Wynonna Earp airing on the Syfy Channel in the U.S. and is producing BBC America’s Dirk Gently, based on the bestseller by Douglas Adams starring Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett.


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SDCC 2017: IDW Publishing and Hasbro Present First Strike, with Transformers, Rom, GI Joe

Postby Va'al » Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:51 pm

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Sitting on the IDW Panel via magicks of technology, we have your coverage of the topics discussed, with everything leading up to the big event taking place shortly across the Hasbro Universe: First Strike! Several teases and confirmations have happened, among a lot of behind the scenes talk that we had mostly already covered through interviews, previews, and solicitations -- but keep reading to find out more, BIG news for IDW Publishing's Hasbro Universe in the coming months...

The Transformers, G.I. Joe, M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand, Rom, and the Micronauts—some of your favorite childhood toys—now all inhabit one shared universe! Learn how the creators behind the books work together to create a new world filled with giant robots, magical menaces, and lots and lots of laser guns! This panel will also feature a special sneak preview of the Hasbro comic book event—FIRST STRIKE! Join panel guests Mairghread Scott (Transformers: Till All Are One), John Barber (Optimus Prime), Aubrey Sitterson (G.I. JOE), Chris Ryall (Rom), David A. Rodriguez (First Strike), and Brandon Easton (M.A.S.K.) for an in-depth look at the Hasbro line of comic books!


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John Barber: Why does Optimus Prime deserve a book now?

JB: Leader, a Prime, he hasn't been a leader of Cybertron for a while. Revolution is sparked by forced annexation of Earth to Council of Worlds. Not everybody agrees with what he's doing, and there's a wide cast. Several important members, such as Soundwave and Pyra Magna, but it all revolves around the changes brought by Optimus.

Mairghread Scott: What is happening now in Till All Are One?

MS: Starscream supreme leader of Cybertron, dabbling in politics, mind control, manipulation - and getting as close to a happy ending as has ever happened.

Carlos Guzman: What is Lost Light and why is Rodimus purple?

CG: Continuing story of More Than Meets the Eye, with James Roberts and Jack Lawrence, we're heading back to Getaway and the Lost Light pretty soon (LL #10).

Rom: we're getting to find out more about the Solstar Order and the Dire Wraiths as the story continues.

Micronauts were at the heart of Revolution, and now continuing with Wrath of Karza - why are they such important characters?

Brandon Easton on MASK: looking at the series as lynchpin for First Strike, despite the 'Crown Jewel' status of GI Joe.

Aubrey Sitterson: What makes GI Joe The Crown Jewel of the Hasbro Universe? The energy and force they have brought to the title, to the team, to the IDWverse - Giannis Milogiannis and Lovern have created a whole new aesthetic for big action comics.

The idea of First Strike is one of a jumping-on point for readers, with titles not only crossing over, but making it into an actual event, with lasting consequences. Mairghread Scott discusses the intricacies and complexities of managing what wanting to write versus what the Hasbro Universe might want - "You know what would be cool? Let's put G.I. Joe on Cybertron. Let's get weird." - and the editorial weight of that balance of the likes of David (both the co-writer and the editor, one assumes). She reassures on the organic way in which the stories are being allowed to merge, however (despite the rushed nature of Revolution, ndr) - "We wanted a hard emotional center to all the crazy ninjas."

Rodriguez also praises the help and knowledge of John Barber, from the previous experience as editor for a lot of the Transformers books, and just his knowledge overall of the GI Joe and TF lore and stories.

All writers are asked about the perspective of the various tie-ins within the core story, featuring Micronauts and Rom, MASK and GI Joe, with Transformers still at the centre. With the end of the event, new books will be set off, as we covered back here:

But those characters, naturally, aren’t going away for good — September sees a G.I. Joe: First Strike by Aubrey Sitterson and Ilias Kyriazis and a Micronauts: First Strike one-shot by Christos Gage and Chris Panda; October follows with a M.A.S.K.: First Strike one-shot from Sitterson and Kyriazis and Rom: First Strike from Christos Gage and Chris Panda. Additionally, a Optimus Prime: First Strike one-shot is scheduled for September from John Barber and Guido Guidi; Barber is joined by artist Guido Guidi in October for the Transformers: First Strike one-shot.

Then in November, a new series titled G.I. Joe: Unmasked (uniting G.I. Joe and M.A.S.K.) is set to debut in the wake of First Strike, and Rom & The Micronauts is slated for December.


According to Sitterson: "G.I. Joe: Unmasked is going to get very weird, very quickly. Army ants. Dinosaurs."

The Visionaries series has been confirmed to come out of the event, too, as first speculated back here.

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And the big tease that will have ScottyP phasing through walls from the high-frequency vibration: UNICRON IS COMING.

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Re: SDCC 2017 Exclusives & Debuts from IDW & Top Shelf, feat Rom vs Transformers

Postby Nik Hero » Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:13 pm

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Re: SDCC 2017 Exclusives & Debuts from IDW & Top Shelf, feat Rom vs Transformers

Postby ScottyP » Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:07 pm

Weapon: Battle Blades
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Re: SDCC 2017 Exclusives & Debuts from IDW & Top Shelf, feat Rom vs Transformers

Postby breacher » Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:09 pm

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If James Roberts is writing the story unicorn is in, he'll probably end up being gay for primus, and the reason they're fighting is primus doesn't love him anymore.
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Re: SDCC 2017 Exclusives & Debuts from IDW & Top Shelf, feat Rom vs Transformers

Postby dragons » Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:25 pm

Awesomeness idw unicron he doesn't look that all much different some differences all the same look forward to see him possibly better unicron figure that transforms into planet mode if the other beast wars neo unicron does not get made he needs third party treatment promises not so much he's almost perfect
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Re: SDCC 2017 Exclusives & Debuts from IDW & Top Shelf, feat Rom vs Transformers

Postby ScottyP » Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:28 pm

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breacher wrote:If James Roberts is writing the story unicorn is in, he'll probably end up being gay for primus, and the reason they're fighting is primus doesn't love him anymore.
That sounds awesome. Primes and Battle Unicorn shipping can be a thing, that's cool!

Regardless, I hope Roberts is majorly involved with whatever Unicron story they come up with because of the influence Marvel UK has on him. "Legacy of Unicron" is one of the best Unicron stories ever told and I'd love to see him try to top it, I think he could succeed:)
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Re: SDCC 2017 Exclusives & Debuts from IDW & Top Shelf, feat Rom vs Transformers

Postby Silverwing » Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:58 pm

Yeah! Bring on the King of Chaos! :KREMZEEK:
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Re: SDCC 2017 Exclusives & Debuts from IDW & Top Shelf, feat Rom vs Transformers

Postby Nik Hero » Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:18 pm

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So I'm seeing it reported elsewhere that there will be a Till All Are One Annual in December and a Transformers Annual in January that is Thundercracker's screenplay about Starscream. Any confirmation here?
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SDCC 2017: IDW Publishing / Hasbro First Strike Panel Video: Visionaries, Unicron, More

Postby Va'al » Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:02 am

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Maybe you followed our coverage of the IDW Publishing panel at San Diego Comic Con 2017, which you can read here, maybe not - in either case, the full panel is now available to view on video thanks to site owner Seibertron!

Find out more about the Hasbro Universe properties - MASK, Rom, Transformers, GI Joe, Micronauts, and Revolutionaries - how they're reaching some tipping points, and leading into the next, big crossover event: First Strike. Check out the video, see the confirmation of Visionaries, GI Joe: Unmasked, the Transformers Annuals, and the big tease at the end: Unicron is coming to the IDWverse.

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Re: SDCC 2017 Exclusives & Debuts from IDW & Top Shelf, feat Rom vs Transformers

Postby Va'al » Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:07 am

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Nik Hero wrote:So I'm seeing it reported elsewhere that there will be a Till All Are One Annual in December and a Transformers Annual in January that is Thundercracker's screenplay about Starscream. Any confirmation here?


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Postby Carnivius_Prime » Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:05 am

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Which of the very white Visionaries characters will have been race changed I wonder? No, I'm actually curious. If they felt MASK wasn't diverse enough so they completely changed Trakker...
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Re: SDCC 2017 Exclusives & Debuts from IDW & Top Shelf, feat Rom vs Transformers

Postby Big Grim » Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:40 am

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Re: SDCC 2017 Exclusives & Debuts from IDW & Top Shelf, feat Rom vs Transformers

Postby Coptur » Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:53 am

Carnivius_Prime wrote:Which of the very white Visionaries characters will have been race changed I wonder? No, I'm actually curious. If they felt MASK wasn't diverse enough so they completely changed Trakker...


I hope the answer is none/zero/nought/zilch and they feel the need to create NEW characters.

Racebending should never be the answer DC & Mattel learnt from this PC SJW nonsense. (Wally/Wallace West & ZodaC & ZokaK)

I said in one of my youtube videos that there is still room for both Matt Trakkers.
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Re: SDCC 2017 Exclusives & Debuts from IDW & Top Shelf, feat Rom vs Transformers

Postby Va'al » Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:07 am

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Coptur wrote:
Carnivius_Prime wrote:Which of the very white Visionaries characters will have been race changed I wonder? No, I'm actually curious. If they felt MASK wasn't diverse enough so they completely changed Trakker...


I hope the answer is none/zero/nought/zilch and they feel the need to create NEW characters.

Racebending should never be the answer DC & Mattel learnt from this PC SJW nonsense. (Wally/Wallace West & ZodaC & ZokaK)


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Re: SDCC 2017 Exclusives & Debuts from IDW & Top Shelf, feat Rom vs Transformers

Postby Kurona » Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:10 am

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So anyway, if we could maybe get back on topic instead of whining about harmless possibilities that weren't being discussed, that'd be kind of nice.
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Re: SDCC 2017 Exclusives & Debuts from IDW & Top Shelf, feat Rom vs Transformers

Postby Carnivius_Prime » Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:14 am

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Thought it was on topic. Visionaries was mentioned as an upcoming IDW comic and I was curious about any potential redesigns of the characters.
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Re: SDCC 2017 Exclusives & Debuts from IDW & Top Shelf, feat Rom vs Transformers

Postby Coptur » Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:38 am

Va'al wrote:
Coptur wrote:
Carnivius_Prime wrote:Which of the very white Visionaries characters will have been race changed I wonder? No, I'm actually curious. If they felt MASK wasn't diverse enough so they completely changed Trakker...


I hope the answer is none/zero/nought/zilch and they feel the need to create NEW characters.

Racebending should never be the answer DC & Mattel learnt from this PC SJW nonsense. (Wally/Wallace West & ZodaC & ZokaK)


Bless.


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Carnivius_Prime it is on topic others just wish to bury their heads :roll:
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Re: SDCC 2017 Exclusives & Debuts from IDW & Top Shelf, feat Rom vs Transformers

Postby Va'al » Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:43 am

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Carnivius_Prime wrote:Thought it was on topic. Visionaries was mentioned as an upcoming IDW comic and I was curious about any potential redesigns of the characters.


Oh, very much so - we'll probably be seeing material show up in the next month or so, once the first couple of issues of First Strike are out and the series is actually announced via IDW rather than a panel.
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Re: SDCC 2017 Exclusives & Debuts from IDW & Top Shelf, feat Rom vs Transformers

Postby bluecatcinema » Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:52 am

Is that Dark Energon on Unicron's body? Nice touch.
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Re: SDCC 2017 Exclusives & Debuts from IDW & Top Shelf, feat Rom vs Transformers

Postby ScottyP » Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:25 pm

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I don't care if Clutch gets reintroduced to M.A.S.K. as a meth addicted 55 year old Vietnamese woman, or if Hondo Maclean is introduced as a milquetoast angsty suburban gender fluid furry. If it means they have a tool with which to tell a compelling story and they happen to get to appeal to and be relatable for a larger percentage of potential readers looking for fictional representation they can identify with in a positive way that encourages and celebrates our potential to be different in cool, non-harmful ways, then any of these authors can do whatever they please. Are the Reagan '80s trope characters from the MASK cartoon really all that great to the point they shouldn't be messed with? Nope. Does doing new things with a new version of a character lessen the version from 30 years ago that is still loved by some? No. It's ok to change things.

But really, the fact them making a Matt Trakker toy brought this whole really tired old debate back after that comic has been out for 9 months should tell IDW everything they need to know: Even if Matt Trakker was white in this version, y'all wouldn't have been reading the book anyway.

That's all I have to say about that. >:oP


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Re: SDCC 2017 Exclusives & Debuts from IDW & Top Shelf, feat Rom vs Transformers

Postby Carnivius_Prime » Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:35 pm

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ScottyP wrote:Even if Matt Trakker was white in this version, y'all wouldn't have been reading the book anyway.


I was reading at first cos curious how a modern MASK might work but trying to cram it into Transformers and GI Joe just didn't work for me at all and it just felt it lost it's own unique feel the original MASK toyline and cartoon tried to carve out for itself despite the obvious influences of both those other franchises on it in the 80s. I quit a couple issues in. And yeah I didn't really care for the new Trakker's characterisation. Couldn't relate to it at all or like him much. I'd hoped for a return of Visionaries for years but if IDW is in control of it all I'm not sure I'll bother. I've not been massively happy with a lot of their stuff including several attempts I've tried to get into their Transformers line. I sorta enjoy their Ghostbusters stuff but I do wish the artist would stop drawing the 'live action' Ghostbusters far more characutured and cartoony than the cartoony Real Ghostbusters. It's really jarring especially when the two versions crossover.
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Re: SDCC 2017 Exclusives & Debuts from IDW & Top Shelf, feat Rom vs Transformers

Postby Coptur » Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:43 pm

ScottyP wrote:I don't care if Clutch gets reintroduced to M.A.S.K. as a meth addicted 55 year old Vietnamese woman, or if Hondo Maclean is introduced as a milquetoast angsty suburban gender fluid furry. If it means they have a tool with which to tell a compelling story and they happen to get to appeal to and be relatable for a larger percentage of potential readers looking for fictional representation they can identify with in a positive way that encourages and celebrates our potential to be different in cool, non-harmful ways, then any of these authors can do whatever they please. Are the Reagan '80s trope characters from the MASK cartoon really all that great to the point they shouldn't be messed with? Nope. Does doing new things with a new version of a character lessen the version from 30 years ago that is still loved by some? No. It's ok to change things.

But really, the fact them making a Matt Trakker toy brought this whole really tired old debate back after that comic has been out for 9 months should tell IDW everything they need to know: Even if Matt Trakker was white in this version, y'all wouldn't have been reading the book anyway.

That's all I have to say about that. >:oP
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Given what you've said and you do make some good points.
This issue is very much alive within the comic industry and isn't going away.
I'd also argue that you have little regard for the established history and characterizations of the aforementioned character's or any others.

But anyway **** happens and I've done what I can and chosen not to support it with my wallet like I have most of marvel at the moment.
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Re: SDCC 2017 Exclusives & Debuts from IDW & Top Shelf, feat Rom vs Transformers

Postby Kurona » Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:26 pm

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... and really, I should've known this was coming anyway. There's been no hints at it but it's obvious that Hasbro is gonna bring out a Titan Unicron somewhere along the line. Hell, maybe he's even next year's Titan.
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