Hasbro's Synergy Project Celebrates the Women of the Hasbro-verse

Hasbro's Synergy Project Celebrates the Women of the Hasbro-verse

Monday, December 17th, 2018 6:24pm CST

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Thanks to a story published over at The Polygon, we have some very special news to announce for you regarding IDW Transformers and other Hasbro properties, particularly, about the girls who star in and write and draw the comics we all love.

This new project is titled Synergy: A Hasbro Creators Showcase, and it features the girls of My Little Pony, Transformers, Jem and the Holograms and G.I. Joe. This feature will consist of an anthology of comics that are written, illustrated, and edited by women. The series will include autobiographical works by Mairghread Scott and Katie Cook, who will share their experiences with their favorite Hasbro toys. The Synergy project will also involve new, original stories starring Dawn Moreno of G.I. Joe, and Windblade.

Also included will be 4 new Pin-ups focusing in on these comic characters, and there will be 13 Archived pieces of artwork featured as a way to celebrate the women who helped make Hasbro and for those who will continue to build it into the future. The collection will be available in March of 2019.

Check out the whole article by following the above link, and check out the cover (by Bethany McGuire Smith) and the Transformers pin-up (featured in the article and including Windblade, Chromia, Arcee, Velocity, Nautica, Anode, and Lug by Sara Pitre-Durocher) below!

Entitled Synergy: A Hasbro Creators Showcase, the collection features autobiographical works by Mairghread Scott (Batgirl, Transformers: Till All Are One) and Katie Cook (My Little Pony). Each will be infused with the respective author’s experiences with the Hasbro toys. In addition to these autobiographical works, there will be original comics inspired by groundbreaking female characters Dawn Moreno (G.I. Joe) and Windblade (Transformers), as well as the girl-power rock band Jem and the Holograms.


Transformers News: Hasbro's Synergy Project Celebrates the Women of the Hasbro-verse

Transformers News: Hasbro's Synergy Project Celebrates the Women of the Hasbro-verse

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Re: Hasbro's Synergy Project Celebrates the Women of the Hasbro-verse (1999419)
Posted by Lore Keeper on December 17th, 2018 @ 6:51pm CST
Who's the woman that looks like Snake Eyes? I don't recall seeing her before.
Re: Hasbro's Synergy Project Celebrates the Women of the Hasbro-verse (1999420)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 17th, 2018 @ 6:53pm CST
Lore Keeper wrote:Who's the woman that looks like Snake Eyes? I don't recall seeing her before.

That is Dawn Moreno! Basically, a lady snake eyes if I am thinking correctly
Re: Hasbro's Synergy Project Celebrates the Women of the Hasbro-verse (1999440)
Posted by EunuchRon on December 17th, 2018 @ 8:19pm CST
Kinda funny dat most of dem babes ain't even women? I mean, women means human, right? The fembots and ponies outnumber the actual women. So we're really celebratin' mares an fembots, and I'm totally cool wit dat. :DANCE:
Re: Hasbro's Synergy Project Celebrates the Women of the Hasbro-verse (1999460)
Posted by Lunatic Prime on December 18th, 2018 @ 2:35am CST
What about STARDRIVE and AILERON?

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Re: Hasbro's Synergy Project Celebrates the Women of the Hasbro-verse (1999478)
Posted by Rodimus Knight on December 18th, 2018 @ 7:21am CST
Pin ups? Aren't those usually considered to be sexualized images of the female form? Isn't that an inappropriate way to celebrate these women? :lol:
Re: Hasbro's Synergy Project Celebrates the Women of the Hasbro-verse (1999494)
Posted by ArmadaPrime on December 18th, 2018 @ 8:28am CST
Rodimus Knight wrote:Pin ups? Aren't those usually considered to be sexualized images of the female form? Isn't that an inappropriate way to celebrate these women? :lol:

It's slowly come to mean something closer to just a poster in art terms but... yeah perhaps an unfortunate choice of words there. :lol:

That said, this is a fantastic project to see! There's been awesome strides lately in TF- and evidently in the rest of the Hasbro properties too- so to get that properly celebrated is very cool indeed.
Plus, that poster just makes my heart sing. A diverse bunch of awesome ladies, minimally sexualised, unapologetically full of love, and drawn by Pitre-Durocher? Genuinely hoping it'll be available as an individual print somehow.
Re: Hasbro's Synergy Project Celebrates the Women of the Hasbro-verse (1999607)
Posted by Coptur on December 18th, 2018 @ 8:55pm CST
Where's the male representation in My Little Pony..... >:oP

Equality works both ways Hasbro
Re: Hasbro's Synergy Project Celebrates the Women of the Hasbro-verse (1999668)
Posted by ricemazter on December 19th, 2018 @ 5:21am CST
Lunatic Prime wrote:What about STARDRIVE and AILERON?

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I was thinking the exact same thing. Stardrive I kind of get leaving out; she only had one miniseries and was a bit player in OP and Unicron, but Aileron?!

She was a main cast member in Optimus Prime from the beginning! She did more than Chromia, Lug, and Anode, that's for sure.
Re: Hasbro's Synergy Project Celebrates the Women of the Hasbro-verse (1999813)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 19th, 2018 @ 5:58pm CST
ricemazter wrote:
Lunatic Prime wrote:What about STARDRIVE and AILERON?

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I was thinking the exact same thing. Stardrive I kind of get leaving out; she only had one miniseries and was a bit player in OP and Unicron, but Aileron?!

She was a main cast member in Optimus Prime from the beginning! She did more than Chromia, Lug, and Anode, that's for sure.

I think this might be a case where the Robert's penned characters got more attention, and someone didn't really pay much attention to the Barber penned stuff
Re: Hasbro's Synergy Project Celebrates the Women of the Hasbro-verse (1999848)
Posted by EunuchRon on December 19th, 2018 @ 7:00pm CST
Coptur wrote:Where's the male representation in My Little Pony..... >:oP

Equality works both ways Hasbro


Dey got Q from Star Trek. What more ya want?
Re: Hasbro's Synergy Project Celebrates the Women of the Hasbro-verse (1999932)
Posted by Coptur on December 20th, 2018 @ 12:21am CST
EunuchRon wrote:
Coptur wrote:Where's the male representation in My Little Pony..... >:oP

Equality works both ways Hasbro


Dey got Q from Star Trek. What more ya want?


A strong core male character boys can look upto that is one of the heroic ponies
Re: Hasbro's Synergy Project Celebrates the Women of the Hasbro-verse (2016278)
Posted by RobRobRobRobRob on March 28th, 2019 @ 2:37pm CDT
In celebration of National Women's Day 2019, IDW Publishing released Synergy: A Hasbro Creators Showcase. The book was designed to highlight the female creators and characters behind some of our favorite IDW works. Consisting of 12 Covers and 27 pages of new material including autobiographical pieces on Mairghread Scott and Katie Cook, the former being drawn by Sara Pitre-Durocher, and three original stories from the Transformers, G.I.Joe and My Little Pony properties, the book was released yesterday on iTunes for $7.99.

Below is a short excerpt provided by the iTunes listing, including a page of the included Transformers story. Let us know what you think in the forums below, and be sure to stay tuned to Seibertron.com for more Transformers news and reviews.

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