IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Official Press Release

IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Official Press Release

Thursday, February 5th, 2015 11:34am CST

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Courtesy of IDW Publishing, and their official Facebook page, we get the official press release for the soon to be unleashed Transformers comics event Combiner Wars! Spanning across The Transformers and returning series Windblade, the story will also weave in with Hasbro's Generations toy line. Find out more below, including some cover artwork from Casey Coller and Joana Lafuente!

An All-Out Arms Race Takes Hold Of Cybertron!
The Combiner Wars Loom…


San Diego, CA (February 5, 2015) – The biggest TRANSFORMERS publishing event of the year kicks off this March when Cybertron becomes the battleground for the COMBINER WARS! An all-star creative team is bringing along fan-favorite characters and all-new dangers to this battle royale that will shake both factions to their core.

The “Opening Salvo” is fired in TRANSFORMERS #39, and the war begins in earnest in the debut issue of the brand-new WINDBLADE series from the acclaimed creative team of Mairghread Scott and Sarah Stone. The shaky peace between the Autobots and Decepticons is threatened when Cybertron’s leader, Starscream, stands against Optimus Prime and raises an unstoppable army of Combiners, threatening Windblade’s long-lost homeworld..

“We're blowing the TRANSFORMERS universe wide open with this series: showcasing new characters and new worlds in a battle with some of the biggest 'bots you've ever seen,” said WINDBLADE writer, Scott. “Anyone who thinks they know what to expect from a Transformers event will have to think again.”

The ongoing TRANSFORMERS series written by John Barber welcomes PRIMACY artist Livio Ramondelli on to the series for this epic arc. “From day one of this series,” says Barber, “we’ve been seeding the mystery and power of Combiners—multiple Cybertronians who form together into bigger, more powerful wholes. Starscream realizes he needs one of his own to protect Cybertron… but why stop at one Combiner—or one world?”

The arms-race of Combiners will bring fan-favorite TRANSFORMERS characters to the pages of IDW comics for the first time ever—and introduce a new Combiner guaranteed to melt the internet. Featuring standard covers by Casey W. Coller and subscription covers by Ramondelli, the epic COMBINER WARS event will be an integral part of Hasbro’s 2015 TRANSFORMERS: GENERATIONS COMBINER WARS toy line, reaching a massive fan-base and will be supported across multi-media platforms.

If retailers order 250 copies each of TRANSFORMERS #39 and TRANSFORMERS: WINDBLADE #1, they’ll get two special covers by Travis Sengaus depicting that retailer’s store being protected by Superion (on TRANSFORMERS #39) and destroyed by Devastator (on TRANSFORMERS: WINDBLADE #1). And best of all… those two covers COMBINE into one mega-image!


Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Official Press Release

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Official Press Release

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Re: IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Official Press Release (1647238)
Posted by megatronus on February 5th, 2015 @ 10:14pm CST
I wish Menasor's toy headsculpt looked like the illustration...
Re: IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Official Press Release (1647239)
Posted by Blozor on February 5th, 2015 @ 10:14pm CST
"A brand new combiner that will melt the Internet"?

The Dinobot combiner that fans have been fantasizing about for decades?
Re: IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Official Press Release (1647271)
Posted by BERSEKAEL on February 5th, 2015 @ 11:48pm CST
I bet is Devastator...
Re: IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Official Press Release (1647292)
Posted by synapse on February 6th, 2015 @ 2:23am CST
I don't get it. "Windblade #1"? There was a Windblade miniseries already. Is this "Combiner Wars: Windblade" or something like that?
Re: IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Official Press Release (1647296)
Posted by Va'al on February 6th, 2015 @ 3:05am CST
synapse wrote:I don't get it. "Windblade #1"? There was a Windblade miniseries already. Is this "Combiner Wars: Windblade" or something like that?


Yes. :D
Re: IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Official Press Release (1647311)
Posted by steve2275 on February 6th, 2015 @ 5:03am CST
yay :D
Re: IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Official Press Release (1647313)
Posted by synapse on February 6th, 2015 @ 5:10am CST
Va'al wrote:
synapse wrote:I don't get it. "Windblade #1"? There was a Windblade miniseries already. Is this "Combiner Wars: Windblade" or something like that?


Yes. :D


Ok :P
Re: IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Official Press Release (1647349)
Posted by Rated X on February 6th, 2015 @ 8:23am CST
Why cant Menasor's toy look more like the artwork and less like the plastic pile of suck that it appears to be in the promo pics ?
Re: IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Official Press Release (1648816)
Posted by Va'al on February 9th, 2015 @ 6:59pm CST
Comics and geek culture website The Mary Sue was also able to have a chat with IDW writer Mairghread Scott about the upcoming Windblade return with the beginning of Transformers: Combiner Wars - and we've copied a couple of snippets below! Read the full story here, and take a look at some preview art by Sarah Stone, too.

TMS: Combiner Wars seems like it might offer more of a chance to examine the Metrotitan Caminus and the culture of his planet, being the only Transformers society (in the IDW continuity) to have developed gender. Or is that the kind of thing that might be left until after the event dust settles?

MS: Combiner Wars is going to be our first real introduction to the planet Caminus (where Windblade is from) and the ‘Bots that live on it. It’s also our first time meeting transformers who are completely unlike the ones from Cybertron. Camiens are proud, devout and desperately in need of help and we see how that affects their dealings with Autobots, Decepticons and Starscream himself.

In fact, we have an exclusive sneak peek at of one of the most important members of Camian society, the Mistress of Flame. The Mistress of Flame is the leader of the only faith on Caminus, The Way of Flame, which worships a female Prime said to be the mother of all Camiens. But fire can be as dangerous as it is helpful and the faith of Caminus burns hotter than any Cybertronian realizes.

[...]

TMS: And finally: Is Windblade combining with anyone in the series? Are we looking at a potential metrotitan combiner (several bots transforming into a single larger bot)?

MS: Now that would be telling. But there will be a brand new combiner in our series. Who it is and how it gets made are things you’ll just have to read to find out.


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Re: IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Official Press Release (1648817)
Posted by Va'al on February 9th, 2015 @ 7:03pm CST
Holy sweet mother of Camiens. That is fantastic art, and a great, intriguing concept.
Re: IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Official Press Release (1648822)
Posted by Deadput on February 9th, 2015 @ 7:08pm CST
Interesting



I'm glad IDW is not afraid to evolve and make history go by just how real life does it.
Re: IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Official Press Release (1648825)
Posted by Moosey on February 9th, 2015 @ 7:12pm CST
Pleeease please please give us a figure of that!!!
Re: IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Official Press Release (1648826)
Posted by Va'al on February 9th, 2015 @ 7:13pm CST
It's almost as if they are aware of GASP change being the fundamental aspect of a race of mechorganic beings that can change into other things. Surely not though.

Only Alpha Bravo is that awesome.
Re: IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Official Press Release (1648827)
Posted by Deadput on February 9th, 2015 @ 7:14pm CST
ThatOneMoose wrote:Pleeease please please give us a figure of that!!!




It would be extremely inaccurate though.



Not that it's a bad thing just something to point out.
Re: IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Official Press Release (1648828)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on February 9th, 2015 @ 7:15pm CST
So I'm going to guess she's going to be a bit like Doctor Zaius in that whilst leader of the faith and also progression of Caminun society; also she knows some deep terrible secret about the society present. Or Hell maybe she'll be like Father Comstock and might be a leader of a cult of sky racists I don't know at this rate.
Re: IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Official Press Release (1648832)
Posted by Va'al on February 9th, 2015 @ 7:20pm CST
SW's SilverHammer wrote:So I'm going to guess she's going to be a bit like Doctor Zaius in that whilst leader of the faith and also progression of Caminun society; also she knows some deep terrible secret about the society present. Or Hell maybe she'll be like Father Comstock and might be a leader of a cult of sky racists I don't know at this rate.


Or she manipulates the faith/cult/power to her own ends. IDWverse has not shied away from showing religion under a negative light (e.g. Star Saber), but this would be the first critique of organised faith systems.

And I would love that. A great addition to the complex world-building at hand in the publisher's output since 2005!
Re: IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Official Press Release (1648833)
Posted by No One on February 9th, 2015 @ 7:20pm CST
How very drol and NOT Transformers.
Re: IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Official Press Release (1648835)
Posted by Va'al on February 9th, 2015 @ 7:22pm CST
MR Optimus Prime wrote:How very drol and NOT Transformers.


Alpha Bravo disagrees with you.

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Re: IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Official Press Release (1648838)
Posted by Deadput on February 9th, 2015 @ 7:28pm CST
MR Optimus Prime wrote:How very drol and NOT Transformers.



Who are you to decide what Transformers is?




I think I know why Hasbro does not hire fanboys for ideas.
Re: IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - Official Press Release (1648839)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on February 9th, 2015 @ 7:28pm CST
Va'al wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:So I'm going to guess she's going to be a bit like Doctor Zaius in that whilst leader of the faith and also progression of Caminun society; also she knows some deep terrible secret about the society present. Or Hell maybe she'll be like Father Comstock and might be a leader of a cult of sky racists I don't know at this rate.


Or she manipulates the faith/cult/power to her own ends. IDWverse has not shied away from showing religion under a negative light (e.g. Star Saber), but this would be the first critique of organised faith systems.

And I would love that. A great addition to the complex world-building at hand in the publisher's output since 2005!


Well then we're right back to the "The Lord forgives everything, but I'm just a prophet… so I don't have to." territory XD

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