IDW Publishing Press Release on Transformers: Ironhide

IDW Publishing Press Release on Transformers: Ironhide

Friday, February 19th, 2010 1:16pm CST

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IDW Publishing has issued a press release regarding the recently revealed new mini series that will be produced by the Transformers Comic creators, Transformers: Ironhide. Here's what they had to share:

San Diego, CA (February 19, 2010) - This May, fan-favorite IRONHIDE is back from the dead for his own four-issue series - or is he? Under license from Hasbro, TRANSFORMERS: IRONHIDE explores the history of OPTIMUS PRIME's best friend and the aftermath of his shocking death in TRANSFORMERS #1.

"Just because he's dead, doesn't mean he's not important! This is comics, folks!" said IDW TRANSFORMERS editor Andy Schmidt. "While IRONHIDE's death is extremely important to what's happening in the ongoing TRANSFORMERS series, it turns out it's even more important to the TRANSFORMERS home world of CYBERTRON."




Located on CYBERTRON, TRANSFORMERS: IRONHIDE weaves a rich tale of consequences past and present. Comics mainstay Mike Costa pens this exciting story, with art by the talented Casey Coller. Coller and Marcelo Matere will provide eye-catching covers.

"If you're a TRANSFORMERS comic fan, this is a must-have. The story has huge ramifications for the ongoing TRANSFORMERS comic saga," adds Schmidt.



TRANSFORMERS: IRONHIDE #1 (of 4; $3.99, 32 page; full color) will be available in stores in May. Diamond order code: MAR10 0988.


Visit IDWPublishing.com to learn more about the company and its top-selling books.

About IDW Publishing

IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro's The Transformers and G.I. JOE, Paramount's Star Trek; Fox's Angel; the BBC's Doctor Who; and television's #1 prime time series CBS' CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studios; and is the print publisher for ComicMix.

IDW's original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. More information about the company can be found at IDWPublishing.com.


About Hasbro
Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS) is a worldwide leader in children's and family leisure time products and services with a rich portfolio of brands and entertainment properties that provides some of the highest quality and most recognizable play and recreational experiences in the world. As a brand-driven, consumer-focused global company, Hasbro brings to market a range of toys, games and licensed products, from traditional to high-tech and digital, under such powerful brand names as TRANSFORMERS, PLAYSKOOL, TONKA, MILTON BRADLEY, PARKER BROTHERS, CRANIUM and WIZARDS OF THE COAST. Come see how we inspire play through our brands at http://www.hasbro.com. © 2010 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Re: IDW Publishing Press Release on Transformers: Ironhide (1048848)
Posted by Blurrz on February 19th, 2010 @ 1:27pm CST
This will be interesting, although I'm a bit in dismay for the actual motivation for the comic - "Yeah he died and because of that event he gets a 4-part mini-series!".

Oh well.. I'm a sucker for TF comics anyways.
Re: IDW Publishing Press Release on Transformers: Ironhide (1048853)
Posted by Tigertrack on February 19th, 2010 @ 1:41pm CST
I have to say, Ironhide has never been one of my favorite characters. I never disliked him, just don't feel strongly that I do like him.

I'll read it.
Re: IDW Publishing Press Release on Transformers: Ironhide (1049281)
Posted by JazZeke on February 20th, 2010 @ 9:18pm CST
Unless I hear great things about this, it's a pass for me. So far Costa has done nothing to earn my confidence in him as a writer.
Re: IDW Publishing Press Release on Transformers: Ironhide (1049379)
Posted by Tigertrack on February 21st, 2010 @ 7:17am CST
JazZeke wrote:Unless I hear great things about this, it's a pass for me. So far Costa has done nothing to earn my confidence in him as a writer.



If you haven't, you should read GI JOE: CObra. It's a good mini that he write that really got him his name in comics, but it is good. :COBRA: :GIJOE:
Re: IDW Publishing Press Release on Transformers: Ironhide (1049397)
Posted by Darth Bombshell on February 21st, 2010 @ 9:25am CST
Blurrz wrote:This will be interesting, although I'm a bit in dismay for the actual motivation for the comic - "Yeah he died and because of that event he gets a 4-part mini-series!".


Seems the motivation for a TF series these days at IDW is "Hey, let's create some kind of controversial situation or character change, then do a issue or series later on to justify it."

Guess character development or a chance to tell a good story is a lost art.
Re: IDW Publishing Press Release on Transformers: Ironhide (1049411)
Posted by JazZeke on February 21st, 2010 @ 10:55am CST
tigertracks 24 wrote:
JazZeke wrote:Unless I hear great things about this, it's a pass for me. So far Costa has done nothing to earn my confidence in him as a writer.



If you haven't, you should read GI JOE: CObra. It's a good mini that he write that really got him his name in comics, but it is good. :COBRA: :GIJOE:

Neh, not a Joe fan. Tried to like them, never could get into them.

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