IDW Transformers April 2014 Solicitations: Earthfall, Windblade, Autobot Megatron!

Transformers News: IDW Transformers April 2014 Solicitations: Earthfall, Windblade, Autobot Megatron!

Friday, January 17th, 2014 5:55AM CST

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Thanks to the lovely people over at IDW Publishing, we have the fairly spoilerrific, action-packed, multiple-teased and teasing solicitations for the Transformers comics in the aftermath of Dark Cybertron! Also out in April is Jim Sorenson and Bill Forster's new venture - Transformers: Legacy. Check it all out below.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers April 2014 Solicitations: Earthfall, Windblade, Autobot Megatron!

Transformers News: IDW Transformers April 2014 Solicitations: Earthfall, Windblade, Autobot Megatron!


TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE #28: DAWN OF THE AUTOBOTS

John Barber (w), Andrew Griffith (a), Casey W. Coller (c), Andrew Griffith (vc), Livio Ramondelli (vc).

EARTHFALL! The AUTOBOTS return to Earth--with OPTIMUS PRIME in command! But what brought them back--and what terrifying secret do the humans hold? A bold new era begins here!

32 pages, $3.99.

Bullet points:

• OPTIMUS PRIME LEADS THE AUTOBOTS ON EARTH!?
• The perfect jumping-on point for new readers!
• Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the TRANSFORMERS!
• Variant interlocking cover by Livio Ramondelli!


Transformers News: IDW Transformers April 2014 Solicitations: Earthfall, Windblade, Autobot Megatron!

Transformers News: IDW Transformers April 2014 Solicitations: Earthfall, Windblade, Autobot Megatron!


TRANSFORMERS: MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE #28: DAWN OF THE AUTOBOTS

James Roberts (w), Alex Milne (a), Casey W. Coller (c), Livio Ramondelli (vc), Alex Milne (vc).

CERTAIN DEATH, HERE WE COME! MEGATRON assumes control of the quest to find the Knights of Cybertron--a quest that has never before been so urgent, so personal, and so likely to end in tears. An incredulous Lost Light crew is left asking the same thing you are: how exactly did it come to this?

32 pages, $3.99.

Bullet points:

• MEGATRON LEADS THE AUTOBOTS IN SPACE!?!
• You read that right—MEGATRON joins the AUTOBOTS!
• The perfect jumping-on point for new readers!
• Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the TRANSFORMERS!
• Variant interlocking cover by Livio Ramondelli!


Transformers News: IDW Transformers April 2014 Solicitations: Earthfall, Windblade, Autobot Megatron!

Transformers News: IDW Transformers April 2014 Solicitations: Earthfall, Windblade, Autobot Megatron!


TRANSFORMERS: WINDBLADE #1: DAWN OF THE AUTOBOTS

Mairghread Scott (w), Sarah Stone (a), Casey W. Coller (c), Sarah Stone (vc).

WHO IS WINDBLADE? In the aftermath of DARK CYBERTRON, WINDBLADE takes the planet by storm! But where did she come from--and what does her secret mean to the future of the TRANSFORMERS? A powerful new chapter in the TRANSFORMERS saga begins here!

32 pages, $3.99.

Bullet points:

• WINDBLADE takes CYBERTRON by storm!
• Winner of the FAN BUILD BOT POLL—in which fans voted to create an all-new TRANSFORMERS CHARACTER!
• Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the TRANSFORMERS!
• Learn the secret history of WINDBLADE, CHROMIA, and NAUTICA!
• Variant interlocking cover by Livio Ramondelli!


Transformers News: IDW Transformers April 2014 Solicitations: Earthfall, Windblade, Autobot Megatron!


TRANSFORMERS: DARK CYBERTRON, VOL. 1

James Roberts, John Barber (w), Phil Jimenez, Andrew Griffith, Brendan Cahill, James Raiz, Atilio Rojo, Livio Ramondelli (a), Phil Jimenez (c)

Shockwave makes a move millions of years in the planning--an ultimate strategy to remake Cybertron and destroy both the Autobots and Decepticons! Collects Dark Cybertron #1, More Than Meets The Eye #23-25, and Robots In Disguise #23-24.

152 pages, $19.99.


Transformers News: IDW Transformers April 2014 Solicitations: Earthfall, Windblade, Autobot Megatron!


TRANSFORMERS LEGACY: A CELEBRATION OF TRANSFORMERS PACKAGE ART

Jim Sorenson, Bill Forster (w)

Remember the thrill of tearing open the wrapping on Christmas morning, discovering a brand new TRANSFORMERS toy in a shiny new box? While the toys were amazing in their own right, what made the packages stand head-and-shoulders above the competing action figures on shelves was the stunning box art. Transformers: Legacy collects hundreds of beautifully airbrushed paintings from the iconic first decade of The Transformers. Essays and interviews from the original illustrators give unprecedented insight into the process behind the art. This book is chocked full of extras, including never before seen artwork from toys that never were, original design sketches, catalog artwork, and more.

300 pages, $49.99.

Bullet points:

• The Transformers art book that you've been waiting for all these years! From the archives of Hasbro, Takara and private collectors!
Credit(s): IDW Publishing
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Re: IDW Transformers April 2014 Solicitations: Earthfall, Windblade, Autobot Megatron! (1542645)
Posted by shockblast2 on January 17th, 2014 @ 7:59am CST
Autobot Megatron, Wha?????

And that Windburn TF that the fans supposedly created is goofy looking. That is the best we could come up with? That's embarrassing.....definitely skipping the Generations toy. There is no way an alien from a planet millions of light years away is going to chose the ascetic look of a female Japanese warrior. I mean come on.
Re: IDW Transformers April 2014 Solicitations: Earthfall, Windblade, Autobot Megatron! (1542670)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 17th, 2014 @ 9:10am CST
This is awesome:

Full Size
Re: IDW Transformers April 2014 Solicitations: Earthfall, Windblade, Autobot Megatron! (1542672)
Posted by shockblast2 on January 17th, 2014 @ 9:13am CST
Hey Sabrblade, you read the comics regularly. What is the deal with this Autobot Megatron stuff?
Re: IDW Transformers April 2014 Solicitations: Earthfall, Windblade, Autobot Megatron! (1542673)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 17th, 2014 @ 9:14am CST
shockblast2 wrote:Hey Sabrblade, you read the comics regularly. What is the deal with this Autobot Megatron stuff?
I'm not that far yet.

And nobody knows yet. These teasers are farther ahead from where even the comics currently are.
Re: IDW Transformers April 2014 Solicitations: Earthfall, Windblade, Autobot Megatron! (1542674)
Posted by Cyborgraptor on January 17th, 2014 @ 9:15am CST
Autobot Megatron huh?

OMG if Megatron is going to be on the Lost Light with the rest of the crew then OOOOOOOOOOOOH BOY! I smell a SITCOM!

Though, sadly, I do beleive this HAS to be some sort of sick trick Megatron has planned for something. We all remember what happened when he surrendered himself back around Chaos, right? Ya, that lasted a few issues...
Re: IDW Transformers April 2014 Solicitations: Earthfall, Windblade, Autobot Megatron! (1542686)
Posted by CaptainMagic on January 17th, 2014 @ 10:04am CST
I can't stop thinking of exciting possibilities with Megatron joining MTMTE. I really want Whirl, Rodimus, and Swerve to survive Dark Cybertron now so we can see their interactions with him. I also want to see the DJD come after Megs for betraying his own cause.
Re: IDW Transformers April 2014 Solicitations: Earthfall, Windblade, Autobot Megatron! (1542719)
Posted by Va'al on January 17th, 2014 @ 11:12am CST
shockblast2 wrote:Hey Sabrblade, you read the comics regularly. What is the deal with this Autobot Megatron stuff?


Gee, thanks, it's not as if I live on the internet to churn out comics news regularly. :-(
Re: IDW Transformers April 2014 Solicitations: Earthfall, Windblade, Autobot Megatron! (1542731)
Posted by DeadCaL on January 17th, 2014 @ 11:44am CST
Cyborgraptor wrote:Autobot Megatron huh?

OMG if Megatron is going to be on the Lost Light with the rest of the crew then OOOOOOOOOOOOH BOY! I smell a SITCOM!

It was already pretty much Red Dwarf but with robots ;-)
Re: IDW Transformers April 2014 Solicitations: Earthfall, Windblade, Autobot Megatron! (1542735)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on January 17th, 2014 @ 12:10pm CST
Ah yes, I can smell a future TFCC toy already:

SHATTERED-GLASS AUTOBOT-MEGATRON!

It's like Bizarro-Venom meets reverse-polarity Mumm-Rana!
Re: IDW Transformers April 2014 Solicitations: Earthfall, Windblade, Autobot Megatron! (1542740)
Posted by leokearon on January 17th, 2014 @ 12:39pm CST
Not Earth again. No more humans in Transformers, why would any transformer want to go back there given the last time, unless it was for revenge
Re: IDW Transformers April 2014 Solicitations: Earthfall, Windblade, Autobot Megatron! (1542742)
Posted by Va'al on January 17th, 2014 @ 12:46pm CST
It does talk about a 'terrifying secret'. :-?

(Which probably means they have figured out how to add even more pineapple on pizza.)
Re: IDW Transformers April 2014 Solicitations: Earthfall, Windblade, Autobot Megatron! (1542748)
Posted by Dead Metal on January 17th, 2014 @ 12:56pm CST
Va'al wrote:It does talk about a 'terrifying secret'. :-?

(Which probably means they have figured out how to add even more pineapple on pizza.)

Nuke the entire Solar System.

So Megatron leads the Lost Light's quest now? Guess that means Rodimus bites it then.

I really want to see Megatron get hammered together with Wirl, Rung, and Trailcutter now, with Ultra Magnus watching his every step like a hawk, twitching and getting all giddy at the thought of Megatron making one mistake so he can punch him into dust.
Re: IDW Transformers April 2014 Solicitations: Earthfall, Windblade, Autobot Megatron! (1542750)
Posted by That_Guy on January 17th, 2014 @ 12:59pm CST
leokearon wrote:Not Earth again. No more humans in Transformers, why would any transformer want to go back there given the last time, unless it was for revenge



Honestly I wouldn't mind going back to Earth in the series, would definitely tie some loose ends. I have a feeling Spike will return and may possibly be part of the threat. Also, been awhile since we heard from Thundercracker. I don't recall if he ever left Earth.

Spike = part of the threat, calling it.
Re: IDW Transformers April 2014 Solicitations: Earthfall, Windblade, Autobot Megatron! (1542751)
Posted by Va'al on January 17th, 2014 @ 1:03pm CST
Oh wait: Last Stand of the Wreckers.

Verity is on Earth. With the spare Aequitas back-up.
Re: IDW Transformers April 2014 Solicitations: Earthfall, Windblade, Autobot Megatron! (1542756)
Posted by That_Guy on January 17th, 2014 @ 1:11pm CST
Va'al wrote:Oh wait: Last Stand of the Wreckers.

Verity is on Earth. With the spare Aequitas back-up.



Can't believe I forgot that one as well.....this could get very interesting. 8)
Re: IDW Transformers April 2014 Solicitations: Earthfall, Windblade, Autobot Megatron! (1542843)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 17th, 2014 @ 6:04pm CST
Bumblevivisector wrote:Ah yes, I can smell a future TFCC toy already:

SHATTERED-GLASS AUTOBOT-MEGATRON!

It's like Bizarro-Venom meets reverse-polarity Mumm-Rana!
Wouldn't a "Shattered Glass Autobot Megatron" still be evil? :P

Re: IDW Transformers April 2014 Solicitations: Earthfall, Windblade, Autobot Megatron! (1542851)
Posted by shockblast2 on January 17th, 2014 @ 6:17pm CST
Man, reading you all talking about the books makes me want to start reading them. I read all the ones with the Generations Bots and they were pretty good. Could I jump on without being too confused?
Re: IDW Transformers April 2014 Solicitations: Earthfall, Windblade, Autobot Megatron! (1542854)
Posted by Va'al on January 17th, 2014 @ 6:20pm CST
shockblast2 wrote:Man, reading you all talking about the books makes me want to start reading them. I read all the ones with the Generations Bots and they were pretty good. Could I jump on without being too confused?


Yes and no. I would always recommend getting in at one of the 'starting points'. But there is still a lot of work that happened in previous parts of the series that might matter and change things.

Definitely recommended though, if you liked the Spotlights, everything MTMTE and RID up to Dark Cybertron, go for the trades. That's 5 volumes each.

If you can, Last Stand of the Wreckers will give you a feel for what MTMTE is trying to do, as well.
Re: IDW Transformers April 2014 Solicitations: Earthfall, Windblade, Autobot Megatron! (1542858)
Posted by shockblast2 on January 17th, 2014 @ 6:35pm CST
Va'al wrote:
shockblast2 wrote:Man, reading you all talking about the books makes me want to start reading them. I read all the ones with the Generations Bots and they were pretty good. Could I jump on without being too confused?


Yes and no. I would always recommend getting in at one of the 'starting points'. But there is still a lot of work that happened in previous parts of the series that might matter and change things.

Definitely recommended though, if you liked the Spotlights, everything MTMTE and RID up to Dark Cybertron, go for the trades. That's 5 volumes each.

If you can, Last Stand of the Wreckers will give you a feel for what MTMTE is trying to do, as well.



I did like the spotlights so I will have to do that. Let me ask, and this doesn't spoil anything for me, who has appeared and died so far in the series? The article said the Autobot Megatron book was a good jump on point, so I think I will start there with the most current run. Thanks, I appreciate the info! :D
Re: IDW Transformers April 2014 Solicitations: Earthfall, Windblade, Autobot Megatron! (1542862)
Posted by Orin_Thomas on January 17th, 2014 @ 6:41pm CST
Given I'm not particularly interested in reading a polemic on how we are all misogynists for liking genderless robots, Wingblade for me is DOA. I'm also having trouble believing that there is more good material to mine on Earth, especially as such effort has been made in the past to make it clear that humans don't want transformers around and don't need help in dealing with the occasional Decepticon that gets stuck there. A pity that they didn't decide to go to another planet, even Nebulos, which had a higher tech humanoid population and none of the back-story baggage. As for the death of Rodimus - lets face it, who stays dead in these comics anyway?
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