First Look at Transformers #1 Showcase Comic Books and Collectibles Exclusive Cover by Robby Musso

Transformers News: First Look at Transformers #1 Showcase Comic Books and Collectibles Exclusive Cover by Robby Musso

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Thanks to a heads up from Transformers comic book artist Robby Musso, who longtime Transformers comics fans will remember from IDW's Spotlight titles such as Spotlight: Ultra Magnus and Spotlight: Cliffjumper among others, we can share a first look at an exclusive cover for the upcoming Transformers #1 that will be available through Showcase Comic Books and Collectibles in Slidell, Louisiana. Check out the info and the cover itself below!

Showcase Comic Books and Collectibles wrote:It’s a slow Sunday, who wants to see something cool?

We decided since IDW was rebooting Transformers next month, we should get in on the action. With Robby Musso being one of the best Transformers artists on the planet, and a good friend of the shop, we decided to get our own cover done for the release!

These will be available through the shop or Facebook page for $19.99 each. Word on the street is he may be signing them for free at the shop in March also, keep an eye open for more updates on that! Plenty of room to get a nice remark on the front, or back cover also!

Transformers News: First Look at Transformers #1 Showcase Comic Books and Collectibles Exclusive Cover by Robby Musso

If you're in the area, or just want to order a copy of the book with this cover for yourself, the Showcase Comic Books and Collectibles Facebook page will have additional information on release timing and launch event details in the coming weeks to keep you informed. Keep it here at Seibertron.com for all the latest as the new iteration of IDW's Transformers approaches launch next month.
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Re: First Look at Transformers #1 Showcase Comic Books and Collectibles Exclusive Cover by Robby Musso (2012289)
Posted by steve2275 on February 24th, 2019 @ 10:16pm CST
i like it
Re: First Look at Transformers #1 Showcase Comic Books and Collectibles Exclusive Cover by Robby Musso (2012291)
Posted by Wireless_Phantom on February 24th, 2019 @ 10:20pm CST
Technically speaking, this is the first time we have seen SIEGE Skywarp
Re: First Look at Transformers #1 Showcase Comic Books and Collectibles Exclusive Cover by Robby Musso (2012294)
Posted by Ominous Sand on February 24th, 2019 @ 11:53pm CST
This design would be cool on a shirt
Re: First Look at Transformers #1 Showcase Comic Books and Collectibles Exclusive Cover by Robby Musso (2012298)
Posted by Deadput on February 25th, 2019 @ 12:11am CST
It's not a bad cover but I keep getting chubby/pat Lee type vibes from some of the characters on the poster.

Mostly Skywarp and Ravage's face.

Really excited for this series though.
Re: First Look at Transformers #1 Showcase Comic Books and Collectibles Exclusive Cover by Robby Musso (2012312)
Posted by Nathaniel Prime on February 25th, 2019 @ 5:32am CST
Wireless_Phantom wrote:Technically speaking, this is the first time we have seen SIEGE Skywarp


In robot mode, yeah, it is. But technically his first appearance was in the covers we just saw before. He's behind Thundercracker, and both are in jet mode, so it helps to give you an idea of how Siege Skywarp's jet mode will look like ;)
Re: First Look at Transformers #1 Showcase Comic Books and Collectibles Exclusive Cover by Robby Musso (2012313)
Posted by Coptur on February 25th, 2019 @ 5:48am CST
No Reflector (Refracktor) poor form
Re: First Look at Transformers #1 Showcase Comic Books and Collectibles Exclusive Cover by Robby Musso (2012322)
Posted by horus on February 25th, 2019 @ 7:44am CST
Looks like the image author went with all the seeker weaponry mounted on the elbows... looks weird :-?
Re: First Look at Transformers #1 Showcase Comic Books and Collectibles Exclusive Cover by Robby Musso (2012399)
Posted by RobRobRobRobRob on February 25th, 2019 @ 9:01pm CST
Returning once more with a stellar offering, comics illustrator and designer Jeffrey Veregge has given us a look at his newest cover for the upcoming IDW Transformers reboot! Continuing his trend of ‘travel style’ covers, the cover’s vivid colors and strong lines depict the Cybertronian capital Iacon, as well as an unknown character looking onward at the landscape. The character does not appear to be anyone we yet know of, so their identity is up for debate.

Interestingly, five statues stand out amongst the serene landscape of Iacon. It is unknown if these are of any significance, but the center figure does bear a resemblance to traditional personifications of Primus. If this turns out to be true, what does that make the other statues?

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Be sure to share your thoughts in the forums below, and stay tuned to Seibertron.com for more Transformers news and reviews.
Re: First Look at Transformers #1 Showcase Comic Books and Collectibles Exclusive Cover by Robby Musso (2012414)
Posted by Nathaniel Prime on February 26th, 2019 @ 6:03am CST
Is that Cybertron Primus in the middle? Silhouette is strikingly similar :-?
Re: First Look at Transformers #1 Showcase Comic Books and Collectibles Exclusive Cover by Robby Musso (2012428)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on February 26th, 2019 @ 7:48am CST
Too much to hope for we've ditched the Thirteen Primes thing (as IDW initially did before the back-peddle, post-AHM) and have opted for something *gasp* New? :-?
Re: First Look at Transformers #1 Showcase Comic Books and Collectibles Exclusive Cover by Robby Musso (2012436)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 26th, 2019 @ 9:00am CST
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:Too much to hope for we've ditched the Thirteen Primes thing (as IDW initially did before the back-peddle, post-AHM) and have opted for something *gasp* New? :-?
If Cyberverse and Hasbro's recent "brand consistency" are anything to go by, the Binder of Revelation (in which the Thirteen were first nailed down for certain) may yet still be in use by new fictions.
Re: First Look at Transformers #1 Showcase Comic Books and Collectibles Exclusive Cover by Robby Musso (2012447)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on February 26th, 2019 @ 11:00am CST
What would be nice is if these statues represent a Bot each major city was named after. A parallel with real life and something a bit more interesting than 13 Yawns Primes...
Re: First Look at Transformers #1 Showcase Comic Books and Collectibles Exclusive Cover by Robby Musso (2012469)
Posted by Deadput on February 26th, 2019 @ 2:52pm CST
The guy in the middle is Rubble the new character for the series.

There are pictures of the character floating around out there.

Edit: here via Tom Waltz on Twitter https://twitter.com/TomWaltz/status/1098410902330605568
https://twitter.com/TomWaltz/status/1098414262429478915

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Re: First Look at Transformers #1 Showcase Comic Books and Collectibles Exclusive Cover by Robby Musso (2013518)
Posted by william-james88 on March 5th, 2019 @ 12:42pm CST
IGN.com scored a nice exclusive review with John Barber and Michael Kelly, Hasbro's VP of Global Publishing which is all about the TDW Transformers reboot. For those not in the know, this is a brand new series simply titled Transformers. The comic will be very G1 based, as you can see by the designs which are the same as the ones you find in the Siege toyline. There is also a preview of the first comic where we see the first 3 pages, along with covers.

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The following is a segment of the interview where Barber and Kelly discuss why a reboot was done. You can read the full interview here.

As you'd expect, this is part of an attempt to broaden the appeal of the franchise and make the Transformers comics more accessible for new readers who might be intimidated by the sheer number of books available. Kelly told us, "When you are working with a continuity that spans 13 years, it can be pretty daunting to jump on board. The creative teams we’ve worked with in the former continuity excelled at appealing to new readers, and I think it is safe to say that over the past 5 years we’ve had the broadest and most diverse audience in the history of our Transformers comics program. But this new series provides an opportunity for new readers to join us who may have been on the sidelines wanting to get in but overwhelmed by the sheer volume of storytelling, while at the same time renewing our commitment to our long-time fans and giving them both a satisfying ending and an exciting new beginning."

"We already had the best fans in the world, so we had that going for us." said Barber. "That said—absolutely, we all want to reach out and introduce new readers to these characters and worlds and mythology. The previous Hasbro comics universe was one that meant a whole lot to me. I love that series and those versions of the characters. But we hit a really natural point to put a genuine, and I hope satisfying, ending on that story.

As for whether fans can expect the Hasbro Comic Book Universe continuity to continue in some form, it doesn't sound likely. Barber said, "I really love that story and that universe. I still talk to everybody that worked on those comics. I love reading them, and we’ll continue to keep the comics in print and in our deluxe IDW Collection hardcovers. But there’s no plans for ever going back to that universe. Much as I love it, personally I feel like we told the story we set out to tell."



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Re: First Look at Transformers #1 Showcase Comic Books and Collectibles Exclusive Cover by Robby Musso (2013521)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on March 5th, 2019 @ 1:10pm CST
So much to discuss, from the quoted dialogue alone. Yet, for the time being, I am reminded of a joke:


What would Transformers be without G1?

>Looks to Beast Wars and Transformers: Prime<

Award winning... :lol:
Re: First Look at Transformers #1 Showcase Comic Books and Collectibles Exclusive Cover by Robby Musso (2013523)
Posted by Omegatron. on March 5th, 2019 @ 1:32pm CST
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:So much to discuss, from the quoted dialogue alone. Yet, for the time being, I am reminded of a joke:


What would Transformers be without G1?

>Looks to Beast Wars and Transformers: Prime<

Award winning... :lol:


That's funny, given how G1 both of those were.



I like the look of this and the focus on pre-war Cybertronian society, I might pick this up after all.
Re: First Look at Transformers #1 Showcase Comic Books and Collectibles Exclusive Cover by Robby Musso (2013527)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on March 5th, 2019 @ 1:41pm CST
Omegatron. wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:So much to discuss, from the quoted dialogue alone. Yet, for the time being, I am reminded of a joke:


What would Transformers be without G1?

>Looks to Beast Wars and Transformers: Prime<

Award winning... :lol:


That's funny, given how G1 both of those were.


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Not really. They have their roots, yet the awards came when they broke away from them and did their own thing.

Given the evergreen nature of SIEGE, being the backbone of this new continuity, I am apprehensive we won't see any of the character reinventions/subversions IDWverse had when it first started, this time around.
Re: First Look at Transformers #1 Showcase Comic Books and Collectibles Exclusive Cover by Robby Musso (2013532)
Posted by ZeroWolf on March 5th, 2019 @ 1:58pm CST
So they are keeping Megatrons political routes then as was added into IDW and reinforced in Cyberverse, can already see the Decepticon movement in its roots.

Also Prime wasn't really G1, it was an attempt to do something akin to G1 for a new era, or was Arcee blue and a bike in G1? Was Unicron planet earth in G1?
Re: First Look at Transformers #1 Showcase Comic Books and Collectibles Exclusive Cover by Robby Musso (2013533)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on March 5th, 2019 @ 2:02pm CST
ZeroWolf wrote:So they are keeping Megatrons political routes then as was added into IDW and reinforced in Cyberverse, can already see the Decepticon movement in its roots.



Exactly. IDWverse made Megatron the "good" guy initially, in Origin. That was something new and refreshing. This, I doubt I will be surprised about how his arc unfolds.
Re: First Look at Transformers #1 Showcase Comic Books and Collectibles Exclusive Cover by Robby Musso (2013542)
Posted by TrypticonCarne on March 5th, 2019 @ 2:21pm CST
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How...is Chromia sitting on the table with only half a thigh on it?

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