IDW Transformers Classics UK Volume 6 Cover Artwork

IDW Transformers Classics UK Volume 6 Cover Artwork

Sunday, September 25th, 2016 11:20am CDT

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With the sixth volume of IDW's Transformers Classics UK series drawing towards release at last, we now have a look at the cover artwork for the book. Andrew Wildman returns with a stellar new cover, which has been revealed on the Amazon listing for Volume 6. Check out the cover below featuring the Quintesson Judge, Metroplex, Optimus Prime, Galvatron, Arcee, and even Carnivac and Snarler.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers Classics UK Volume 6 Cover Artwork

The listing has also confirmed the contents of this collection, which is currently set for release on January 24, 2017:

IDW's celebration of the British Transformers comics continues! Volume 6 presents another set of epic stories that were exclusive to the UK, including "Space Pirates," "Dry Run" and "Time Wars." Want more? How about in-depth interviews with Transformers UK's creative team, unused artwork, original scripts, and reproductions of TFUK's feature pages, covers, and free gifts?

Collects issues #181 to #214 of Transformers UK!


Are you excited to be another step closer to completing your collection of original Transformers comic stories? Let your fellow fans know by replying to this post in the Energon Pub Forums, and as always, keep your optics honed in to Seibertron.com for all the latest Transformers news.

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Re: IDW Transformers Classics UK Volume 6 Cover Artwork (1828309)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 25th, 2016 @ 11:23am CDT
Aw YEAH!

Been waiting for this one. Wish it was coming sooner than next year.

Two more volumes to go after this one.
Re: IDW Transformers Classics UK Volume 6 Cover Artwork (1828327)
Posted by steve2275 on September 25th, 2016 @ 11:43am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Aw YEAH!

Been waiting for this one. Wish it was coming sooner than next year.

Two more volumes to go after this one.

im with ya
Re: IDW Transformers Classics UK Volume 6 Cover Artwork (1828359)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on September 25th, 2016 @ 12:45pm CDT
Yeah, the use of the word "complete" in this story has me worried. I assumed we'd eventually get the B&W stories with any that got reprints back in the day in full color, and in order, something those manga-sized trades didn't pull off. Has manga-to-anime logic led so many fans to ignorantly dismiss the TF:UK stories as "filler" that it's not economically viable to release them? Is some necessary material lost?

Regardless, I'd better preorder this ASAP to send the right message. Whether or not we get CW G2 Defensor suddenly seems like small potatoes compared to the prospect of not getting all of the continuity that gave us the Primus mythos reprinted!
Re: IDW Transformers Classics UK Volume 6 Cover Artwork (1828421)
Posted by ScottyP on September 25th, 2016 @ 5:13pm CDT
I was using the earlier story in this thread as reference, so I thought this was it. Looks like I need to do some more research and then corrections!
Re: IDW Transformers Classics UK Volume 6 Cover Artwork (1828532)
Posted by Quint on September 26th, 2016 @ 4:12am CDT
Oh, Andy Wildman... I used to be such a fan. I can still remember when you took pride in your work for the Transformers, even if it was nearly 30 years ago. Nigh on tanking Re-Generation 1 with rushed / half-assed interior work has figuratively left a bitter taste though, it has to be said. This was made all the more frustrating by the fact some of your covers remained absolutely fantastic.

Perhaps this latest cover though is a fine example of how your work has fallen from the sublime to the ridiculous. Some lovely call backs to your previous TFUK front work combined with what looks like a dyspeptic lapdog on an S&M trip.

Sabrblade wrote:Aw YEAH!

Been waiting for this one. Wish it was coming sooner than next year.

Two more volumes to go after this one.


Would IDW colour the post Time Wars stories? It seems Titan Books never bothered when they reprinted them.
Re: IDW Transformers Classics UK Volume 6 Cover Artwork (1828556)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 26th, 2016 @ 8:14am CDT
Quint wrote:Would IDW colour the post Time Wars stories? It seems Titan Books never bothered when they reprinted them.
IDW didn't color the B&W pages of "Raiders of the Last Ark" in Volume 1.

At most, I could see them using the colored versions of the few post-Time Wars stories that did eventually get colorized in certain reprints, but those that didn't I could see staying B&W.

Though, there is also that other thing happening in the UK that will be coloring the B&W Marvel UK comics.
Re: IDW Transformers Classics UK Volume 6 Cover Artwork (1828596)
Posted by Marcdachamp on September 26th, 2016 @ 9:44am CDT
I haven't bought any of the previous IDW trades, because I own a bunch of the Titan reprints. Can anyone tell me if these are published in a similar size and format, or if they're shrank down to the "traditional" US format?
Re: IDW Transformers Classics UK Volume 6 Cover Artwork (1828598)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 26th, 2016 @ 9:55am CDT
Marcdachamp wrote:I haven't bought any of the previous IDW trades, because I own a bunch of the Titan reprints. Can anyone tell me if these are published in a similar size and format, or if they're shrank down to the "traditional" US format?
I don't know how big the Titan reprints were, but I do know that these IDW reprints don't simply contain the UK issues, but also contain a whole host of extra material within each volume. James Roberts went all out on these volumes by including extensively-written editorials chronicling the entire history of Marvel UK (the company itself) and its involvement in creating the UK Transformers comics, with tons of behind-the-scenes interviews with so many of the people who were involved in creating the comics (as in, not just Simon Furman). Each volume opens with a huge recounting of Marvel UK's history in each year that the issues within each volume were published, and then each issue is given its own lengthy editorial that describes the history and significance of said issue.

Plus, all of the UK comics and text stories that Titan omitted from their reprints are included in these volumes.
Re: IDW Transformers Classics UK Volume 6 Cover Artwork (1828602)
Posted by Marcdachamp on September 26th, 2016 @ 10:28am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Marcdachamp wrote:I haven't bought any of the previous IDW trades, because I own a bunch of the Titan reprints. Can anyone tell me if these are published in a similar size and format, or if they're shrank down to the "traditional" US format?
I don't know how big the Titan reprints were, but I do know that these IDW reprints don't simply contain the UK issues, but also contain a whole host of extra material within each volume. James Roberts went all out on these volumes by including extensively-written editorials chronicling the entire history of Marvel UK (the company itself) and its involvement in creating the UK Transformers comics, with tons of behind-the-scenes interviews with so many of the people who were involved in creating the comics (as in, not just Simon Furman). Each volume opens with a huge recounting of Marvel UK's history in each year that the issues within each volume were published, and then each issue is given its own lengthy editorial that describes the history and significance of said issue.

Plus, all of the UK comics and text stories that Titan omitted from their reprints are included in these volumes.


Thanks for the reply, but I actually meant in terms of height. The original UK comics were printed in a taller format, which Titan's reprints emulated. I was wondering if IDW's reprints shrank the comics to the same height as their other TF books/traditional US comics.
Re: IDW Transformers Classics UK Volume 6 Cover Artwork (1829221)
Posted by ScottyP on September 28th, 2016 @ 5:30pm CDT
Marcdachamp wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Marcdachamp wrote:I haven't bought any of the previous IDW trades, because I own a bunch of the Titan reprints. Can anyone tell me if these are published in a similar size and format, or if they're shrank down to the "traditional" US format?
I don't know how big the Titan reprints were, but I do know that these IDW reprints don't simply contain the UK issues, but also contain a whole host of extra material within each volume. James Roberts went all out on these volumes by including extensively-written editorials chronicling the entire history of Marvel UK (the company itself) and its involvement in creating the UK Transformers comics, with tons of behind-the-scenes interviews with so many of the people who were involved in creating the comics (as in, not just Simon Furman). Each volume opens with a huge recounting of Marvel UK's history in each year that the issues within each volume were published, and then each issue is given its own lengthy editorial that describes the history and significance of said issue.

Plus, all of the UK comics and text stories that Titan omitted from their reprints are included in these volumes.


Thanks for the reply, but I actually meant in terms of height. The original UK comics were printed in a taller format, which Titan's reprints emulated. I was wondering if IDW's reprints shrank the comics to the same height as their other TF books/traditional US comics.
As I understand it these are smaller. Standard US page size for trades/collections with white margin around the comic content itself. One sec, I have a ruler.

:digs out ruler:

Book itself: 6 3/4" x 10 1/4" = ~17.1 x 26 cm
Comic page reprint borders: 6" x 8" = ~ 15.25 x 20.3 cm
Comic art size (leaves yet more margin space around comic page borders!): 5" x 7 1/4" = ~ 12.7 x 18.4 cm
Re: IDW Transformers Classics UK Volume 6 Cover Artwork (1837690)
Posted by Va'al on October 29th, 2016 @ 4:14pm CDT
Re: IDW Transformers Classics UK Volume 6 Cover Artwork (1837691)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 29th, 2016 @ 4:24pm CDT
Dr Va'al wrote:Actually out in March 2017.

http://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/NOV160409

Image
Re: IDW Transformers Classics UK Volume 6 Cover Artwork (1838930)
Posted by ScottyP on November 3rd, 2016 @ 8:13pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Dr Va'al wrote:Actually out in March 2017.

http://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/NOV160409

Image
Agreed.

At this rate Volume 7 will come out after the heat death of the universe.
Re: IDW Transformers Classics UK Volume 6 Cover Artwork (1838949)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 3rd, 2016 @ 9:51pm CDT
ScottyP wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Dr Va'al wrote:Actually out in March 2017.

http://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/NOV160409

Image
Agreed.

At this rate Volume 7 will come out after the heat death of the universe.
And then Volume 8 won't get released at all. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: IDW Transformers Classics UK Volume 6 Cover Artwork (1933540)
Posted by o.supreme on January 24th, 2018 @ 4:38pm CST
So, I've had this on my Amazon with list for over a year-and-a-half now. It stated the original publication date was June 2017 (pretty sure that never happened), but now it just shows as "unavailable"...has IDW ever made a statement on whether this series was just cancelled altogether or what?
Re: IDW Transformers Classics UK Volume 6 Cover Artwork (1933541)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 24th, 2018 @ 4:43pm CST
o.supreme wrote:So, I've had this on my Amazon with list for over a year-and-a-half now. It stated the original publication date was June 2017 (pretty sure that never happened), but now it just shows as "unavailable"...has IDW ever made a statement on whether this series was just cancelled altogether or what?
*sigh* Pushed back again, this time to March 28.

https://www.tfaw.com/Graphic-Novels/Pro ... rld,%20Inc.
Re: IDW Transformers Classics UK Volume 6 Cover Artwork (1933637)
Posted by ScottyP on January 25th, 2018 @ 8:40am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
o.supreme wrote:So, I've had this on my Amazon with list for over a year-and-a-half now. It stated the original publication date was June 2017 (pretty sure that never happened), but now it just shows as "unavailable"...has IDW ever made a statement on whether this series was just cancelled altogether or what?
*sigh* Pushed back again, this time to March 28.

https://www.tfaw.com/Graphic-Novels/Pro ... rld,%20Inc.
I'll believe it when it happens :/
Re: IDW Transformers Classics UK Volume 6 Cover Artwork (1994167)
Posted by o.supreme on November 15th, 2018 @ 10:54am CST
ok, so the release date for this thing is now 11/28/18. It's been that way for a while, and we are less than 2 weeks away. Has the release date ever actually come/gone and then a postponement date has been released after the fact? I'm not even really a fan of the UK comics, I just like seeing things through to completion, but at this rate the Beastie Boys may release their next album before this comes out. I dont want to use the word "hope", but has anyone heard any rumblings that 11/28 may in fact actually be *the day* ?

http://www.idwpublishing.com/product/tr ... -uk-vol-6/
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/16314 ... 77YDQ1DJDG

*edit* well this was unexpected, I actually got a response from IDW within 15 minutes, unfortunately it's not good news:

This title has actually been cancelled and will not be released.

Sorry for the bad news,
IDW Store


So it appears the UK re-release will not be completed...bummer.
Re: IDW Transformers Classics UK Volume 6 Cover Artwork (1994215)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 15th, 2018 @ 8:42pm CST
Up until now I was thinking they were just waiting for the new colorized versions of the the black-and-white UK issues to be released by Hachette so they could use those with these releases.
Re: IDW Transformers Classics UK Volume 6 Cover Artwork (1994284)
Posted by Quint on November 16th, 2018 @ 10:37am CST
o.supreme wrote:ok, so the release date for this thing is now 11/28/18. It's been that way for a while, and we are less than 2 weeks away. Has the release date ever actually come/gone and then a postponement date has been released after the fact? I'm not even really a fan of the UK comics, I just like seeing things through to completion, but at this rate the Beastie Boys may release their next album before this comes out. I dont want to use the word "hope", but has anyone heard any rumblings that 11/28 may in fact actually be *the day* ?

http://www.idwpublishing.com/product/tr ... -uk-vol-6/
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/16314 ... 77YDQ1DJDG

*edit* well this was unexpected, I actually got a response from IDW within 15 minutes, unfortunately it's not good news:

This title has actually been cancelled and will not be released.

Sorry for the bad news,
IDW Store


So it appears the UK re-release will not be completed...bummer.


Absolutely Gutted. FFS. :-( :-(

Nevertheless, top foruming o.supreme ;)^

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