IDW and Hasbro Discuss What's to Come in Future Transformers Comics

IDW and Hasbro Discuss What's to Come in Future Transformers Comics

Friday, September 23rd, 2011 9:13am CDT

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During a press conference call on Wednesday Hasbro and IDW Publishing laid out the future of Transformers comics. CBR has provided a detailed summary of the call which contains a few spoiler-ish details. If you want remain spoiler free avoid the previous link and stop reading now. For those who don't mind seeing what's coming down the road read on.

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The CHAOS storyline will introduce a character that is being called a "Deceptigod". IDW editor John Barber describes the character as, "the ultimate version of [Transformers 'Combiners'] with all the Sweeps, all the Decepticons forming together into one enormous Transformer".

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The previously announced one-shot Transformers #125, which would celebrate 125 issues of IDW continuity, has been officially renamed "The Death Optimus Prime". The issue was renamed to avoid unnecessary confusion. It will be co-written by Barber and Roberts with art by Roche. The two covers by Roche and Ramondelli were also revealed. The Roche cover has Optimus Prime opening the Matrix to reveal Cybertron. The Ramondelli cover is a tribute to Bill Sienkewicz's cover to Marvel's original "Transformers" #1.

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Lastly they discuss the post "Death of Optimus Prime" era, in which two new titles will launch. "More Than Meets the Eye", written by Roberts and penciled by Roche, and "Robots in Disquise", written by Barber and penciled by Griffith. No additional information on these titles other than Barber and Roberts will be working closely with one another. This era will also introduce an third non-aligned faction of civilian Transformers.

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Credit(s): CBR


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Re: IDW and Hasbro Discuss What's to Come in Future Transformers Comics (1292751)
Posted by CaSSeTteBOTs45 on September 23rd, 2011 @ 9:41am CDT
Hmm.... I didn't see this coming. I like the tribute to Marvele TF Issue 1, but I'm not so sure about this "Deceptigod" combiner thing... :-?
Re: IDW and Hasbro Discuss What's to Come in Future Transformers Comics (1292753)
Posted by #Sideways# on September 23rd, 2011 @ 9:47am CDT
Give us a toy of Deceptigod now. :ic$:

Hmm. Looks g00d to me.
Re: IDW and Hasbro Discuss What's to Come in Future Transformers Comics (1292755)
Posted by ILL-Star on September 23rd, 2011 @ 9:56am CDT
#Sideways# wrote:Give us a toy of Deceptigod now. :ic$:

Hmm. Looks g00d to me.
WOW! Seems like Deceptigod is just one huge pile of Cons. You can always take all of your decepticons, toss em in one big pile and be creative :lol:
Re: IDW and Hasbro Discuss What's to Come in Future Transformers Comics (1292760)
Posted by Rodimus_Major86 on September 23rd, 2011 @ 10:09am CDT
Hmmm, looks interesting to say the least. The idea of a giant monster forming from a mixture of all the decepticosn and the sweeps is a neat idea, although for some reason I keep thinking of the finale to Transformers Energon... weird :???:

ON a side note though, I've got nothing against Nick Roche as an artist, but I'm not looking forward to the pencils in the new spin off. I just find his appearance is too cartoony for the transformers, especially when he uses Don's designs. Like I said, I've got nothing against Roche, I just expected them to pick a different artist; like Milne, or Guidi, or Figueroa
Re: IDW and Hasbro Discuss What's to Come in Future Transformers Comics (1292768)
Posted by WingDagger on September 23rd, 2011 @ 10:19am CDT
It would seem that Megatron's pretty confident about his new body, though (as if we didn't know that already!), squaring off against Deceptigod like that!
Re: IDW and Hasbro Discuss What's to Come in Future Transformers Comics (1292776)
Posted by Tigertrack on September 23rd, 2011 @ 10:35am CDT
Hmmm.... Deceptigod reminds me of Reboot where they had nullzilla.

However, I'm going to have to be wowed by story to buy into this.

THe Optimus Prime cover is cool. I prefer Bill S.'s work though. Sinekowits. But I can't spell it. (Sienkiewicz according to the internetz).
Re: IDW and Hasbro Discuss What's to Come in Future Transformers Comics (1292796)
Posted by Cyberstrike on September 23rd, 2011 @ 11:11am CDT
Rodimus_Major86 wrote:ON a side note though, I've got nothing against Nick Roche as an artist, but I'm not looking forward to the pencils in the new spin off. I just find his appearance is too cartoony for the transformers, especially when he uses Don's designs. Like I said, I've got nothing against Roche, I just expected them to pick a different artist; like Milne, or Guidi, or Figueroa



The same here.
Re: IDW and Hasbro Discuss What's to Come in Future Transformers Comics (1292798)
Posted by Sodan-1 on September 23rd, 2011 @ 11:24am CDT
Ramondelli's tribute cover caresses me in a special place. Very nice.

Do you think there's enough Sweep figures in the entire world to accurately recreate THAT thing? :-?
Re: IDW and Hasbro Discuss What's to Come in Future Transformers Comics (1292806)
Posted by Joetx on September 23rd, 2011 @ 11:50am CDT
Deceptigod reminds me of the sequence in Matrix 3 where the squids combine into some super organism to attack Zion.
Re: IDW and Hasbro Discuss What's to Come in Future Transformers Comics (1292814)
Posted by kirbenvost on September 23rd, 2011 @ 12:06pm CDT
Wow, that's EPIC! I'm looking forward to this quite a bit. Now if only I could find Transformers Volume 3...
Re: IDW and Hasbro Discuss What's to Come in Future Transformers Comics (1292824)
Posted by ArmadaPrime on September 23rd, 2011 @ 1:10pm CDT
deceptigod=MOTHER OF...!!!
shame it's so big you can't pick out parts, yknow like seeker wings combining into a sword...that's an epic idea right there, actually
Re: IDW and Hasbro Discuss What's to Come in Future Transformers Comics (1292840)
Posted by Tigertrack on September 23rd, 2011 @ 1:47pm CDT
ArmadaPrime wrote:deceptigod=MOTHER OF...!!!
shame it's so big you can't pick out parts, yknow like seeker wings combining into a sword...that's an epic idea right there, actually


I think it is only Sweeps combining to make it, not all the Decepticons, as you can see from the panels where Insecticons, Soundwave, and others are looking at it. And the hands look a lot like sweeps; wings came together to form them.
Re: IDW and Hasbro Discuss What's to Come in Future Transformers Comics (1292844)
Posted by morphobots on September 23rd, 2011 @ 1:49pm CDT
"Hey, we wrote ourselves into a corner. What do we do now?"
"Check the Marvel handbook."
Section 17, Paragraph 24: Pull a WTF move out of your butt and hope readers are so awed they don't notice what you did. Also see: finale of Blackest Night (DC).

Seriously, a combiner so freakin' big it's made of an entire race? The M. Bay aftermath begins here. Let the flaming begin.
Re: IDW and Hasbro Discuss What's to Come in Future Transformers Comics (1292847)
Posted by Tigertrack on September 23rd, 2011 @ 1:59pm CDT
Stupid me... (edited)

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=34521

EDIT: EH, mine own eyes thus deceived it is as confusing as ever! Apologies all around!!!!
Re: IDW and Hasbro Discuss What's to Come in Future Transformers Comics (1292853)
Posted by Arrancon on September 23rd, 2011 @ 2:25pm CDT
Deceptigod = AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Re: IDW and Hasbro Discuss What's to Come in Future Transformers Comics (1292899)
Posted by Michael Alex Kawa on September 23rd, 2011 @ 5:15pm CDT
El Duque wrote:During a press conference call on Wednesday Hasbro and IDW Publishing laid out the future of Transformers comics. CBR has provided a detailed summary of the call which contains a few spoiler-ish details. If you want remain spoiler free avoid the previous link and stop reading now. For those who don't mind seeing what coming down the road read on.

S

P

O

I

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E

R

S

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H

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Here's the highlights, visit CBR for the full writeup and additional artwork.


The CHAOS storyline will introduce a character that is being called a "Deceptigod". IDW editor John Barber describes the character as, "the ultimate version of [Transformers 'Combiners'] with all the Sweeps, all the Decepticons forming together into one enormous Transformer".

Image

The previously announced one-shot Transformers #125, which would celebrate 125 issues of IDW continuity, has been officially renamed "The Death Optimus Prime". The issue was renamed to avoid unnecessary confusion. It will be co-written by Barber and Roberts with art by Roche. The two covers by Roche and Ramondelli were also revealed. The Roche cover has Optimus Prime opening the Matrix to reveal Cybertron. The Ramondelli cover is a tribute to Bill Sienkewicz's cover to Marvel's original "Transformers" #1.

Image

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Lastly they discuss the post "Death of Optimus Prime" era, in which two new titles will launch. "More Than Meets the Eye", written by Roberts and penciled by Roche, and "Robots in Disquise", written by Barber and penciled by Griffith. No additional information on these titles other than Barber and Roberts will be working closely with one another. This era will also introduce an third non-aligned faction of civilian Transformers.

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Point 1 OMG WTF oh come on really ,i am just going to accept this ,fans complain about ROTF Devastator and they like this ,really .
Point 2 Oh yeah don't confuse :???: us with a "title " just confuse us with this story
Point 3 OK now i am confused :???: SINCE THERE IS ALREADY A CONTINUITY CALLED "Robots In Disguise" THANKS IDW FOR NOT WANTING TO CONFUSE US :???: .Keep those great stories coming ,i hope for more crossover Zombie stuff ,that was use full . :BOOM: :SICK:
Re: IDW and Hasbro Discuss What's to Come in Future Transformers Comics (1292947)
Posted by triKlops on September 23rd, 2011 @ 7:44pm CDT
Joetx wrote:Deceptigod reminds me of the sequence in Matrix 3 where the squids combine into some super organism to attack Zion.


exactly what i thought
it will be interesting to see how they flesh this out
Re: IDW and Hasbro Discuss What's to Come in Future Transformers Comics (1293011)
Posted by trence5 on September 24th, 2011 @ 12:11am CDT
Oh for the love of Primus....




Can we get at least one ONE damn continuity where Optimus does NOT die :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: ?!?






If not can we at least get one where Ultra Magnus is leader - a GOOD one at that :BANG_HEAD: ?!?
Re: IDW and Hasbro Discuss What's to Come in Future Transformers Comics (1293256)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on September 24th, 2011 @ 6:02pm CDT
This reeks of a desperaion move, and just plain reeks.

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