have updated their website with a very curious press release regarding the status of their Transformers titles. In order to curb what they call "demanding production schedules due to a creative team that has been working on multiple projects", they have announced the following changes to their creative staff:
Chris Sarracini, writer of Transformers: Volume One (AKA Transformers: Prime Directives) and Transformers Armada: First Contact, has become the new writer for both Transformers/GI Joe: Divided Front and the Generation One Ongoing Series.
Pat Lee, artist for Transformers Volume One (AKA Transformers: Prime Directives) and Transformers: Volume 2 (AKA Transformers: War and Peace) will be replacing Don Figueroa as the artist for the Generation One Ongoing Series.
Simon Furman, writer for Transformers: Energon and The War Within, will join Don Figueroa in writing the upcoming Beast Wars miniseries, Issue #1 of which is now scheduled for a February 2005 release.
Obviously, the biggest question this press release asks is "What happened to James "Brad Mick" McDonough?" He was, after all, the writer for Beast Wars, the ongoing and TF/GI Joe: Divided Front. As usual, we will keep you informed of any developments.
In the meantime, feel free to check out the full press release by clicking here and join the ongoing discussion at The Energon Pub by clicking here.