Furman, Baskerville, Anderson, Bove, Sullivan Attending Transformers: The Definitive G1 Collection Signing at Orbital Comics, London (UK)

Furman, Baskerville, Anderson, Bove, Sullivan Attending Transformers: The Definitive G1 Collection Signing at Orbital Comics, London (UK)

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 9:49am CST

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London-based Orbital Comics will be holding another signing session with Transformers comics creators, this time to celebrate the full launch of the Hachette Partworks Definitive G1 collection, as reported previously! The guests for the event on Saturday 14th January are Simon Furman, Stephen Baskerville, Jeff Anderson, Lee Sullivan and John-Paul Bove - check out more info below!

To celebrate the launch of Transformers The Definitive G1 Collection from Hachette Partworks, Orbital Comics is pleased to welcome creators from the original Marvel UK Transformers title to the store.

Joining us on Saturday 14th January 2017, from 2-4pm, will be creators Simon Furman, Jeff Anderson, Stephen Baskerville, Lee Sullivan and John-Paul Bove.

We will have copies of the first 3 releases available, which feature classic stories like Target 2006 and The Primal Scream. Hachette Partworks will also be on hand to take subscriptions to the series.

This is the perfect way to start a Transformers comic collection, or the chance to relive favourite childhood stories with the people that created them, don’t miss out!


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Re: Furman, Baskerville, Anderson, Bove, Sullivan Attending Transformers: The Definitive G1 Collection Signing at Orbital Comics, London (UK) (1850473)
Posted by BattleConvoy on January 4th, 2017 @ 1:54pm CST
Got issue 1 idk if I can get all of them due to pocket money being limited
Re: Furman, Baskerville, Anderson, Bove, Sullivan Attending Transformers: The Definitive G1 Collection Signing at Orbital Comics, London (UK) (1850475)
Posted by BattleConvoy on January 4th, 2017 @ 1:59pm CST
Delivery & Gift Information

As part of our research we tested the first 4 issues of this series in selected locations in the UK and we are excited to confirm that the complete collection is now launching nationally! Issue 1 will be published on 28th December 2016, and your subscription will begin again from issue 1.
We will send you the new editions of issues 1, 2, and 3 free of charge, and of course you will receive your free subscription gifts.
During the test run for this collection, you weren't charged and for security reasons we were not able to hold onto your payment details whether these were credit card details or direct debit details. This means that you will be charged via invoice, however in your first delivery you will receive information about how to switch to card or direct debit payment.
1- Please allow 28 days from the acceptance of your order for delivery.
2- You will receive your first two issues for FREE plus your FREE Transformers keyrings with your 1st delivery.
3- You will receive 2 issues every 4 weeks delivered directly to your door (in exceptional circumstances, the content of your despatches may differ).
4- You will receive another FREE issue with your 2nd delivery plus your FREE Transformers wallet.
5- You will receive your FREE tin plate cover with your 3rd delivery.
6- You will receive your FREE Transformers mug with your 4th delivery.
7- You will receive your FREE Transformers bookends with your 5th delivery.
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AGain, llike I said, I cannot aford this, unless I start a job or selling some of my stuff :-x
Re: Furman, Baskerville, Anderson, Bove, Sullivan Attending Transformers: The Definitive G1 Collection Signing at Orbital Comics, London (UK) (1850760)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on January 5th, 2017 @ 11:20pm CST
Orbital Comics has let us know that there is an upcoming signing session for the Transformers: the Definitive G1 Collection, and this session includes several major figures! The signing is scheduled for January 14 of this year in Orbital Comics of London, UK, and will feature creators and contributors Simon Furman, Jeff Anderson, Stephen Baskerville, Lee Sullivan, Geoff Senior and John-Paul Bove. You can follow the link above to Orbital Comics Website, and we have mirrored the press release below. So get ready to get a whole bunch of G1 comics signed!

o celebrate the launch of Transformers The Definitive G1 Collection from Hachette Partworks, Orbital Comics is pleased to welcome creators from the original Marvel UK Transformers title to the store.

Joining us on Saturday 14th January 2017, from 2-4pm, will be creators Simon Furman, Jeff Anderson, Stephen Baskerville, Lee Sullivan, Geoff Senior and John-Paul Bove.

We will have copies of the first 3 releases available, which feature classic stories like Target 2006 and The Primal Scream. Hachette Partworks will also be on hand to take subscriptions to the series.

This is the perfect way to start a Transformers comic collection, or the chance to relive favourite childhood stories with the people that created them, don’t miss out!

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Re: Furman, Baskerville, Anderson, Bove, Sullivan Attending Transformers: The Definitive G1 Collection Signing at Orbital Comics, London (UK) (1852605)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on January 16th, 2017 @ 7:43am CST
Got the first three volumes now and my subscriber keyrings. Already this collection is getting kinda heavy. I forgot lots of paper weighs muchly lots. :P
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Re: Furman, Baskerville, Anderson, Bove, Sullivan Attending Transformers: The Definitive G1 Collection Signing at Orbital Comics, London (UK) (1852606)
Posted by starfish on January 16th, 2017 @ 7:49am CST
I see they're offering to re-print issue 1 (Target 2006) due to a misprint on the spine. The art doesn't line up properly...Image
Re: Furman, Baskerville, Anderson, Bove, Sullivan Attending Transformers: The Definitive G1 Collection Signing at Orbital Comics, London (UK) (1852607)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on January 16th, 2017 @ 7:50am CST
starfish wrote:I see they're offering to re-print issue 1 (Target 2006) due to a misprint on the spine. The art doesn't line up properly...Image



Yep. Think the shop release is coming with issue 7 and the subscribers one sooner? Something like that. Not a huge deal and it's good of them to fix it for free though it's not even bugging my OCD... yet... :P
Re: Furman, Baskerville, Anderson, Bove, Sullivan Attending Transformers: The Definitive G1 Collection Signing at Orbital Comics, London (UK) (1852883)
Posted by BattleConvoy on January 17th, 2017 @ 1:50pm CST
Got 1 and 2, will get the ealry marvel strips and dreamwave when they come out.
Re: Furman, Baskerville, Anderson, Bove, Sullivan Attending Transformers: The Definitive G1 Collection Signing at Orbital Comics, London (UK) (1865533)
Posted by Va'al on March 10th, 2017 @ 11:40am CST
You may not have been following the Transformers: Definitive Collection stories that the UK social media world has been posting, but it's worth pointing out some of the perks available to subsribers nonetheless - especially with the reveal of a number of their six Premium prints, by veteran Transformers artists such as Andrew Griffith, Alex Milne, E.J. Su, Joana Lafuente, Casey Coller and Sara Pitre Durocher. Check out the general banner below (with Milne, Su and one hard to read the signature), and the latest reveal (Pitre Durocher's) too!

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Re: Furman, Baskerville, Anderson, Bove, Sullivan Attending Transformers: The Definitive G1 Collection Signing at Orbital Comics, London (UK) (1865534)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on March 10th, 2017 @ 11:44am CST
Va'al wrote:You may not have been following the Transformers: Definitive Collection stories that the UK social media world has been posting, but it's worth pointing out some of the perks available to subsribers nonetheless - especially with the reveal of a number of their six Premium prints, by veteran Transformers artists such as Andrew Griffith, Alex Milne, E.J. Su, Joana Lafuente, Casey Coller and Sara Pitre Durocher. Check out the general banner below (with Milne, Su and one hard to read the signature), and the latest reveal (Pitre Durocher's) too!

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Oh well I was paying extra for those but hadn't see what they'd be. I'm likely going to have to cancel my sub anyways. I'm too poor. :/
Re: Furman, Baskerville, Anderson, Bove, Sullivan Attending Transformers: The Definitive G1 Collection Signing at Orbital Comics, London (UK) (1906275)
Posted by Tyrannacon on August 24th, 2017 @ 5:17pm CDT
Coming by way of the Ozformers Facebook page we have learned that the G1 Definitive Comics collection is now out in Australia via Newsagents. There is a bit of a note written by the Ozformers page people to be aware of.

The first issue is $8, while each later issue (every 2 weeks) is $20.
It's a great complete set if you haven't been collecting the comics, but unfortunately, if you only want certain issues, or just the first section containing the original 1980s comics, these are not being released in order - they are being released in a pre-set mixed up order, and you will have to ask your local newsagent if they are able to order in specific volumes (if you only want certain ones). If they can do it, just be careful when asking for specific volumes, as they might be numbered according to their order of release, rather than the numbers on the covers (note that "issue 1" is Volume 6).
By the way... this Definitive Collection is supposed to include for the first time ever, coloured copies of the black and white UK comic stories from the original series - that's almost 30 years for this to finally happen.


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Also please note, if you wish to subscribe to the G1 Definitive Comics Collection you can do so here the caveat is that it is region specific. So if you are in Australia, you pay in Australian pricing, if you are in Italy you would pay UK pricing.
Re: Furman, Baskerville, Anderson, Bove, Sullivan Attending Transformers: The Definitive G1 Collection Signing at Orbital Comics, London (UK) (1906294)
Posted by Prime Target on August 24th, 2017 @ 6:34pm CDT
Niiice Might have to look out for this one :D I've never read most of the UK Stories but I really want too! I wanna read the one with the Zombies and Flame :D
Re: Furman, Baskerville, Anderson, Bove, Sullivan Attending Transformers: The Definitive G1 Collection Signing at Orbital Comics, London (UK) (1906296)
Posted by primalxconvoy on August 24th, 2017 @ 7:06pm CDT
One day, some sassy company will realise that selling both the UK and US Marvel G1 comics, in the correct order, TOGETHER, without Geo-blocking the release (i.e., at Amazon) is actually a good idea.

Until then, I'll keep my money, thanks.
Re: Furman, Baskerville, Anderson, Bove, Sullivan Attending Transformers: The Definitive G1 Collection Signing at Orbital Comics, London (UK) (1906457)
Posted by Prime Nova on August 25th, 2017 @ 2:24pm CDT
So this is just shipping unsold UK stock with stickers on the price
Re: Furman, Baskerville, Anderson, Bove, Sullivan Attending Transformers: The Definitive G1 Collection Signing at Orbital Comics, London (UK) (1978501)
Posted by ScottyP on August 14th, 2018 @ 8:54am CDT
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:. After reading both parts, I do hope, at their peak, MTMTE/LL & TAAO/OP are better than this.
Titans Return is generally considered "just ok". Very generally speaking, August - November 2016 was a low point in the IDW run to the extent that the sales never really recovered, some one-off peaks aside.

Plot-wise, Titans Return does set up my personal favorite part of TAAO, in which the undead Titans reach Cybertron. It's the book's second arc/trade and is issues 5-8. Given your preference for visual storytelling, you may be pleased to know it's much lighter in word count than most any recent IDW TF books that I can think of, at least since AHM.
Re: Furman, Baskerville, Anderson, Bove, Sullivan Attending Transformers: The Definitive G1 Collection Signing at Orbital Comics, London (UK) (1978534)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on August 14th, 2018 @ 2:21pm CDT
I never got to read AHM. Was it light on dialogue? That usually makes for a boring story.
Re: Furman, Baskerville, Anderson, Bove, Sullivan Attending Transformers: The Definitive G1 Collection Signing at Orbital Comics, London (UK) (1978536)
Posted by ScottyP on August 14th, 2018 @ 2:48pm CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:I never got to read AHM. Was it light on dialogue? That usually makes for a boring story.
Lighter than what Furman had been doing by a good bit! I think less dialogue is just fine if the visual storytelling is up to snuff, but that's a learned skill. It can be very tempting to see a splash page with no/few words and skip right along, but learning to stop and really take it in and actively think about it changed my comics reading world.

That said, if the art is bad, over-simple, or just not doing anything for the story, then yes a lack of dialogue becomes a detriment. I don't think that applies to AHM or TAAO (in places), thankfully.
Re: Furman, Baskerville, Anderson, Bove, Sullivan Attending Transformers: The Definitive G1 Collection Signing at Orbital Comics, London (UK) (1978886)
Posted by Burn on August 16th, 2018 @ 5:12pm CDT
If you're Australian and subscribed to the Transformers: The Definitive G1 Comics Collection and were wondering where your latest shipment is, it's because Bissett Magazines, the Australian distributor for Hachette Partworks (the UK publisher of the books) has filed for bankruptcy.

The crew over at OzFormers shared the details and what you should do going forward via a Facebook post.

OzFormers Facebook wrote:Transformers Definitive Comic Collection update.
For those who are subscribed to the Transformers Definitive Comic Collection, and were wondering why they didn't get two volumes sent to them last week, the Australian distributor (Bissett Magazines) has collapsed, and the UK publisher (Hachette Partworks) is still trying to set up a new distributor, as noted on the Subscription website...
http://www.transformerscollection.com/
Hopefully they have the mailing list of subscribers, but just in case, please email Hachette in the UK (customer_service_aus@hachette-service.com) to make sure that they know that you were getting the series, and which volumes you last received (the last two sent out should have been Volume 14 & 43 in the second week of July).
Updates from Hachette will be posted here and on Ozformers website.
The more people here who are known by them, the quicker they might be to find a solution, and the more likely one of us will be updated with some news about if or when the shipments will resume for us in Australia.


Other collectors have received responses from Hachette that they are working to get a new distributor set up so that collectors can resume receiving the books.

Affected by this? Didn't know about the Transformers Definitive Comic Collection? Sound off on our forums!
Re: Furman, Baskerville, Anderson, Bove, Sullivan Attending Transformers: The Definitive G1 Collection Signing at Orbital Comics, London (UK) (2015072)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on March 18th, 2019 @ 2:08pm CDT
Resurrecting a Dead Thread, for the second time

So lets catch up briefly on what I've been reading.

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Liars A to D and Shadowplay, were two of the newest collections of the Part Work and while some stories were interesting concepts, the overall impression I have of the first 13 (+ annual) issues of the much lauded MTMTE is Underwhelming.

As noted, I tapped out of IDWverse with DoOP. Too far a departure from the Origin to LSoTW era that I found so captivating. To that end I have largely gone into reading these books, particularly as they are the initial arcs, with an unbiased and open mind.
My main point of contention with this series opening is that it could be anything. There is nothing in this series so far that clearly, proudly says 'Transformers'. I've read a lot of comics, of various genres. Without a distinct hook/voice of it's own, a series just becomes lost like a raindrop in the ocean.

Transformers typically has that, by default. The motivations, the world building, the contextualisation of the titular Giant Alien Robots. Most of this series however, is (dense) talking heads. It's like Star Trek, mixed with the humour of Red Dwarf, in Robot Cosplay. I imagine the appeal is akin to the Disney approach to Marvel Movies. Generalise and dilute the source material to make it as accessible to the general audience as possible.

Did I enjoy it? Not particularly. The initial arc "Liars A to D" was naff. The story involving Pharma was interesting , although there is a weird disconnect between the Ratchet of Infiltration and his Grandfather in this book. Shadowplay too was engaging, until the Prime fanwank took centre stage.

The biggest minuses are:
(1)Swerve and Tailgate - Two "chibi" characters that are visually completely incongruous with the rest of the book. As someone with an artistic background, their jarring presence irritated me, to the extent I largely skimmed over their dialogue and scenes.
(2) Whirl - I understand why he is visually different from the rest of the cast, being familiar with the history of his toy, and the way they tried to explain that away in Shadowplay was a nice touch. However, to me he is one of the worst characters in IDWverse, an Extreme 90's archetype that falls flat. So much so I think the book would have been better without him.

Overall both books get a 5/10. As I said, decidedly average and middle of the road by IDWverse stands previously set.


Moving on

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I've previously made it clear that I don't really value Marvel US over Marvel UK, in G1 Transformers. The art and stories of the latter were typically superior in every aspect and I didn't really rate Bob Budiansky as a result of that. Enter: The Underbase Saga

To think some fans complained that half a dozen characters died in The Movie. :shock:

If the level of culling in the Underbase Saga had been present in The Movie, I think Transformers would have ended there. Yet in terms of characterisation and story, this is Budiansky's best work. Ironically his swansong from the series too. The level of death in this book, as someone who champions plot progression over maintaining the status quo, is very impressive. Not to mention the disregard in which it takes place. There simply isn't the opportunity for heroic final moments, Starscream slaughters dozens per panel, unceremoniously. The art of Marvel US however, remains poor. I don't know if this picks up by the end of the series, but everything I've read via the part work to date, I am left somewhat pessimistic about the odds.

This one is an 8/10. A 9.5/10 if the art had been beyond serviceable.
Re: Furman, Baskerville, Anderson, Bove, Sullivan Attending Transformers: The Definitive G1 Collection Signing at Orbital Comics, London (UK) (2015535)
Posted by ScottyP on March 21st, 2019 @ 2:52pm CDT
If you didn't like Swerve, Tailgate and Whirl already, you've got a good bit of not liking them in the future I'm afraid. Try imagining Whirl as literally Bender from Futurama and see if that helps? It might not, just a thought.

The art on Marvel US improves from about 69-80 when the Wildman and Baskerville duo takes over almost exclusively. Between where you are and that point, there are some nice Geoff Senior penciled issues in the 60s, but it's mostly still Delbo. Does a really nice job on some of the Matrix Quest stuff though, imo.
Re: Furman, Baskerville, Anderson, Bove, Sullivan Attending Transformers: The Definitive G1 Collection Signing at Orbital Comics, London (UK) (2015537)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on March 21st, 2019 @ 3:06pm CDT
I don't understand how this level of art (in Marvel US) made it to print? I've read comics from the 60's that were better (read: more consistently) drawn. Scale for one thing, is all over the place. Ultra Magnus for example. I'm not even sure how tall he is supposed to be, compared to everyone else in any given book? As it more or less changes from panel to panel.

As for MTMTE, other than those mentioned, I'm also finding the subtext of Rewind and Chromedome strange and somewhat forced. I say subtext, there is no real subtlety to what is being portrayed. I am curious what Blaster's connection to Rewind is in IDWverse, given he doesn't transform into a cassette. Also where is Eject? I am skeptical I will find resolution to these questions though. As Blaster seemed to have become relegated to a "Wallflower" after his Spotlight. Not quite sure why :-?

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