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IDW Press Release: Reign of Starscream

Postby i_amtrunks » Tue Apr 01, 2008 3:58 pm

Transformers Comic Series Continues Story From
Blockbuster Movie

All-new official sequel from IDW picks up where the movie left off

San Diego, CA (April 1, 2008)-IDW Publishing ( is releasing the official continuation of last summer's blockbuster Transformers movie, from DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures, in association with Hasbro. The first storyline to spin out of the hugely successful movie, Transformers Movie Sequel: The Reign of Starscream continues the story from where the movie ended.

Co-writers Chris Ryall, who also wrote the Transformers Movie Prequel, and Chris Mowry present a tale of intrigue, betrayal, and dark ambition, featuring both old and new Transformers characters. "The movie left fans with some questions at the end, and we get a chance to answer them here," says Ryall. "We pick up on what happened at the end and reveal the fates of some of the surviving film characters. Take Starscream - we find out where he was headed and what he was doing. We also introduce new characters. In doing so, we bridge the gap between the last movie and the next movie, coming in '09."

In the first issue of the five-part comic series, when Megatron falls in battle Starscream assumes the role of Decepticon leader on Earth. Mustering his surviving allies, he sets out to put his own plan in motion. But before he can do that, he'll need to retrieve a fallen comrade, carry out a plan of revenge and leave Earth to meet up with a major player in the Decepticon army.

The Reign of Starscream #1 features art from fan-favorite Alex Milne, who also illustrated the Transformers Movie Adaptation, and cover art by Milne and Gabriel Rodriguez, artist for Joe Hill's Locke & Key. A special variant cover has also been created by longtime Transformers artist James Raiz.

The first issue (item code FEB08 3801) will be in stores in April; call 1-888-comic-book (1-888-266-4226) to find a store near you.

IDW PUBLISHING is a division of Idea and Design Works, LLC, a revolutionary creative service company with a wide range of clients. Among its best-selling titles are Hasbro's THE TRANSFORMERS; Paramount/CBS's STAR TREK; and Fox's ANGEL. IDW's 30 DAYS OF NIGHT film from Sony Pictures was released in October 2007 and was the #1 movie in its first week of release. More information about the company can be found at
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Re: IDW Press Release: Reign of Starscream

Postby Smokescreen85 » Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:01 pm

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I'm very much looking forward to this. Reign of Starscream should tide me over nicely 'til TF2 comes out next year. However, I hope it's better than the prequel comic.
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Re: IDW Press Release: Reign of Starscream

Postby BluePhirePB » Tue Apr 01, 2008 8:28 pm

Anyone know if they're gonna release a full copy of all the comics rather than just one issue at a time?
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Re: IDW Press Release: Reign of Starscream

Postby MYoung23 » Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:00 pm

he'll need to retrieve a fallen comrade

Does this mean Wreckage is back?
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Re: IDW Press Release: Reign of Starscream

Postby Thyunda » Wed Apr 02, 2008 2:06 pm

Do you think that these comics will be released in TF:UK? Like the Movie Prequel and Beast Wars: Primeval Dawn were?
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Re: IDW Press Release: Reign of Starscream

Postby Windsweeper » Thu Apr 03, 2008 2:51 pm

Those flashback scenes in the preview pages were very cool and kind of reminded me of the first Marvel G1 issue.

Loved to see a cameo of Prowl and possibly Cliffjumper?

Will definitely be picking this up. Hopefully see some of the toy characters that didn't make the movie such as Wreckage, Clocker and the Real Gear guys. Though I suppose the mass shifting issue rules out the 'Gear guys.

Wonder if Starscream is meeting up with Shockwave, whose 'movie' incarnation made it into the PS2 game?

Very excited about this series.
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