Following the news of Hasbro’s Transformers and Ghostbusters toy collaboration, IDW Publishing has its own team-up to debut. The two franchises are set to cross over in a new comic book miniseries from Erik Burnham, Dan Schoening, and Luis Antonio Delgado—the creative team behind the publisher’s Transformers comics.
“1984 was a seismic shift for entertainment, the year that launched both Transformers and Ghostbusters,” said John Barber, IDW Editor-in-Chief. “Back then, Little John Barber was right there for Transformers and a little scared of Ghostbusters—but now, I’m a bit braver and can’t wait to see the two worlds collide.”
When the Transformers pick up on a strange Cybertronian signal emanating from Earth, they travel to the planet only to discover that the threat waiting for them there is something that Venkman, Spengler, Stantz, and Zeddemore are perfectly suited to help them take on.
Paramount wrote:The critically acclaimed action film, directed by Travis Knight and starring Hailee Steinfeld and John Cena, will be available on Digital March 19th and on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Combo Packs April 2nd. The Digital, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD releases include over an hour of special features including an all-new Bumblebee motion comic, deleted scenes, outtakes and more. The Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Combo Packs also include an exclusive printed version of the motion comic.
EVERY ADVENTURE HAS A BEGINNING:
BRAND-NEW ACTION-PACKED FILM ROLLS OUT
FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY TO ENJOY
Bumblebee coming to Earth on Digital March 19
4K Ultra HD™ & Blu-ray™ Combo Packs Arrive April 2 with Exclusive, All-New
Print and Motion Comic!
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Hailed as "fun, action-packed and exciting" (Scott Mantz, Collider), director Travis Knight's thrilling new film BUMBLEBEE lands on Digital March 19, 2019 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD April 2 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.
Boasting an impressive 93% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, BUMBLEBEE is filled with "personality, wit [and] imagination" (David Fear, Rolling Stone). The Digital*, 4K Ultra HD, and Blu-ray releases are packed with over an hour of exciting special features, including an all-new BUMBLEBEE motion comic following the beloved AUTOBOT on his next adventure. Plus, check out deleted and extended scenes you didn't see in theaters, including the original opening of the movie, enjoy hilarious outtakes, and see G1 (Generation 1) TRANSFORMERS robots on CYBERTRON through the eyes of BUMBLEBEE with exciting Bee Vision.
The perfect gift this Easter, BUMBLEBEE on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack or Blu-ray Combo Pack also includes an exclusive printed version of the new motion comic featuring BUMBLEBEE in a standalone side story (for a limited time only).
The 4K Ultra HD disc and 4K Ultra HD Digital releases** feature Dolby Vision®, which brings entertainment to life through ultra-vivid picture quality with spectacular colors, highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker. The film also boasts a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack remixed specifically for the home to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead***. In addition, both the 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Combo Packs include access to a Digital copy of the film.
CYBERTRON has fallen. When OPTIMUS PRIME sends BUMBLEBEE to defend Earth, his journey to become a hero begins. Charlie Watson (Hailee Steinfeld), a teenager trying to find her place in the world, discovers and repairs the battle-scarred robot, who's disguised as a Volkswagen Beetle. As the DECEPTICONS hunt down the surviving AUTOBOTS with the help of a secret agency led by Agent Burns (John Cena), BUMBLEBEE and Charlie team up to protect the world.
BONUS FEATURES ON 4K ULTRA HD COMBO, BLU-RAY COMBO & DIGITAL*
- Sector 7 Archive
- Agent Burns: Welcome to Sector 7
- Sector 7 Adventures: The Battle at Half Dome (All-New Motion Comic)
- Deleted and Extended Scenes
- Bee Vision: The Transformers robots of Cybertron
- Bringing Bumblebee to the Big Screen
- The Story of Bumblebee
- The Stars Align
- Bumblebee Goes Back to G1
- Back to the Beetle
- California Cruisin' Down Memory Lane
The BUMBLEBEE DVD includes the feature film in standard definition.
BUMBLEBEE will also be available as part of a BUMBLEBEE & TRANSFORMERS 6-Movie Blu-ray Collection arriving on April 2.
PARAMOUNT PICTURES Presents In Association with HASBRO and TENCENT PICTURES
A di BONAVENTURA PICTURES Production A TOM DESANTO/DON MURPHY Production
A BAY FILMS Production "BUMBLEBEE" HAILEE STEINFELD JOHN CENA JORGE LENDEBORG JR.
JOHN ORTIZ JASON DRUCKER PAMELA ADLON
Music by DARIO MARIANELLI Costume Designer DAYNA PINK Edited by PAUL RUBELL, ACE
Production Designer SEAN HAWORTH Director of Photography ENRIQUE CHEDIAK, ASC
Executive Producers STEVEN SPIELBERG BRIAN GOLDNER CHRIS BRIGHAM EDWARD CHENG
Produced by DON MURPHY & TOM DESANTO LORENZO di BONAVENTURA MICHAEL BAY MARK VAHRADIAN
Based on HASBRO'S TRANSFORMERS™ ACTION FIGURES
Written by CHRISTINA HODSON Directed by TRAVIS KNIGHT
About Paramount Home Media Distribution
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Street Date: March 19, 2019 (Digital) and April 2, 2019 (4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, 6-Movie Blu-ray Collection)
U.S. Rating: PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action violence
Canadian Rating: PG, violence, coarse language
*Availability of bonus content varies by digital retailer
**4K Ultra HD, Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision are available at select digital retailers
*** To experience Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos at home, compatible devices are required
【Special issue! 】 Drawing amazing full color crossover comic "Mazinger Z vs. Transformers" Decided to be released on March 22, 2019! The two big robot hero gets a big crash past the spacetime! Dream confrontation realized with a series of six popular cartoonists! Drawing down cover by Professor Nagai!
Draw down amazing full-color crossover comic
"Mazinger Z vs. Transformers"
Decided to release on March 28, 2019!
"Iron castle" and "Super robot life form" collide heavily beyond the spacetime!
Magejger Z who leads Machine Beast Army and fights against Dr. Hell's ambition to contemplate world conquest!
Evil Transformers, Cybertron of Justice Challenging Destron!
A miracle crossover of world famous two big robot hero finally realized!
"Mazinger Z" which is the origin of Super Robot and
"Transformers" which caused a transformation robot boom to the world
go beyond the framework of the work and crash in the magazine!
In addition to the style of B5 size / full color, we adopted the American comics system where one story is repeated by six artists!
Cybertron and Destron both men sucked into space-time distortion appear in Japan where Mazinger Z is active beyond dimension. The battle of the four bombs that brought Dr. Hell and Ashura Baron here was cut off and dropped!
Plot: Hiroto Ishikawa
Synopsis: Naoto Tsushima
Artist: Hayato Sakamoto Hayato Yoshioka Hidekazu Yoshiya Yoshiya Yoshioka Masayuki Fujisawa Makoto Tsushima
Cover: Akira Nagai
Gallery Art: Funazu Nonaka Go Oshima Yuki Isao Fumitaka
Rattrap returns to the Axalon with the Monsterbots in tow and tells the other Legends World evacuees where and when they have landed, but the explanation is interrupted when a gigantic object enters Beast's atmosphere: the Nemesis, a giant starship constructed by Galvatron II to drain the planet of its Beast Power. Initially surprised by the ship's appearance in the wrong era, Leo Prime realizes that while he knew its creator was a "Galvatron", he had mistakenly assumed it to be his era's Galvatron. Galvatron deploys his Decepticon army and a battle breaks out when the now allied Beastformers and Laser Beasts arrive to defend their world, led by Queen White Lune who speaks of a prophecy claiming White Leo and Tigerburn will return during a great crisis. Indeed, the two break out of their crystal prison and join the fray, much to the joy of Doublecross who was unable to battle in robot mode without Leo as his Headmaster. Grotusque is similarly afflicted, so Lione voluntarily re-merges with Tigerburn to provide him with a head.
Elsewhere, Rattrap drops a potted plant in the chaos and scrambles to retrieve it, the pot containing the last remaining soil of the Legends World. He nearly gets stepped on by Jolt when the plant suddenly defends him with a force field, revealing that the planet's Beast Power has evolved her into a sentient being named Botanica, before kissing Rattrap as thanks for protecting her. The Nemesis begins absorbing Beast Power and transmitting it into Galvatron's Creation Matrix, much to the concern of Rattrap who believes the energy will be key to reviving the Legends World. As Repugnus's army of drones is blasted out of the sky by Galvatron when they try to attack the ship, the Legends natives resolve to lend a hand and launch aboard the Axalon, where Leo Prime employs Transformers sickness to awaken their inner beasts and transform them into their "true" Beast Era forms. The Axalon pierces the Nemesis and the powered up Legends warriors proceed to cause havoc within, culminating in Optimus Primal, Leo Prime, and Big Convoy destroying the ship's core with a Triple Beast Convoy Matrix Attack. Galvatron isn't overly dismayed by the ship crashing into the planet as his Matrix has already been filled with plenty of Beast Energy, and he turns his cannon on the defeated Monsterbots while gloating that he will first destroy the Autobots, much like he did in his original dimension, and then he will go on to conquer all dimensions. White Leo and Tigerburn remain defiant, but the Monsterbots are ready to accept their fate...
While completing the Dinobots on Earth in 1985, Wheeljack and Ratchet explain to Spike that without Vector Sigma they cannot create true robotic life, advising him to see the Dinobots as something akin to animals instead. Wheeljack goes on to create the Monsterbots in 2011, programming them to be stupid to ensure they won't go on a rampage, but by now he feels "animal" robots like them are the same type of lifeform as other Transformers, just less intelligent. Deemed unsuitable for combat because of their silly personalities, the Monsterbots end up stationed on Beast where they're treated as equals by the Beastformers, and over time they develop higher intelligences equal to other Transformers.
Voicing their gratitude, the Monsterbots remove their Beastformer Headmasters and toss them to safety before being blasted by Galvatron. Suddenly, three of Beast's mystical Gems appear and speak, praising the Monsterbots' selfless spirits before transforming into their true forms—the legendary Three Wise Ones! Recognizing that their power is needed to protect Beast, they adopt robotic forms, transform into mechanical versions of the gems and combine with the Monsterbots, announcing that the time for "true evolution" has come.
(W) Brian Ruckley (A) Angel Hernandez, Ron Joseph (CA) Nick Roche
High above Cybertron, the planet's inner moon unfolds to become a gigantic energon harvester, a magnificent show for Bumblebee and his new friend. Meanwhile, Megatron is assembling a new security force, but rumors abound about the new team. A cosmic epic of grand scale, presented by Star Trek/Green Lantern and Injustice 2 artist Angel Hernandez! Plus awesome action by G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero and Revolutionaries artist Ron Joseph! A brand new era of Transformers! Featuring 35th Anniversary covers by Guido Guidi!
In Shops: Apr 10, 2019
(W) Brian Ruckley (A) Angel Hernandez, Ron Joseph (CA) Sara Pitre-Durocher
Prowl and Chromia are investigating the disappearance of a missing scientist in the wilds of Cybertron when a mysterious figure crosses their path. Who is he and what does he know about the disappeared scientist? And where is Bumblebee disappearing to at all odd hours? Transformers-now shipping twice monthly! All your favorite Transformers characters as you've never seen them before!
In Shops: Apr 24, 2019
IDW wrote:(W) John Barber, Mike Johnson (A) Philip Murphy (CA) Priscilla Tramontano
With the Enterprise disabled by the Klingon-Decepticon alliance, things look dire for Spck, Optimus Prime, and the landing team to save the day. But with the Autobots' help, can Captain Kirk come up with a solution to save the day from a massive Cybertronian threat?
The Transformers '80s cartoon series meets Star Trek: The Animated Series in a no-holds-barred Saturday morning mash-up for the ages!
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