IDW Transformers Releasing Additional Printings of Numbers 1, 3, and 4

Transformers News: IDW Transformers Releasing Additional Printings of Numbers 1, 3, and 4

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 3:07PM CDT

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Our own fellow Seibertronian ScottyP has discovered seemingly out of what feels like nowhere with no press or fanfare, some previous issues of IDW's new series have received new printings and are available today. He only found out about this through IDW's weekly newsletter. Each cover is modified and is available by clicking either the links or images below.

So that's issue 1's third printing, issue 3's second printing, and issue 4's second printing.

If any of you rabid readers out there missed out on your first chance now's your time! These have apparently been released as of today so head out to your local comic shop and demand your copy!


Transformers News: IDW Transformers Releasing Additional Printings of Numbers 1, 3, and 4

Transformers News: IDW Transformers Releasing Additional Printings of Numbers 1, 3, and 4

Transformers News: IDW Transformers Releasing Additional Printings of Numbers 1, 3, and 4

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Re: IDW Transformers Releasing Additional Printings of Numbers 1, 3, and 4 (2030015)
Posted by sol magnus on July 18th, 2019 @ 1:17pm CDT
So, Transformers #9 came out...
Re: IDW Transformers Releasing Additional Printings of Numbers 1, 3, and 4 (2030073)
Posted by Stargrave on July 18th, 2019 @ 4:26pm CDT
Just in from our troops who were at the #SDCC2019 IDW Panel is an update on their upcoming Transformers projects. The panel was hosted by David Mariotte with panelists Tyler Bleszinski, Sam Maggs, Michael Kelly, Erik Burnham, Livio Ramondelli and Brandon Easton.

Click on the video below which starts just a few minutes into the panel for the full run down but here are some of the highlights:

-The panel started off with Transformers Galaxies and where the 12 issue series will take fans.
-The team of IDW Transformers includes Brian Ruckley, Angel Hernandez, Anna Malkova, and Bethany McGuire-Smith.
-David discusses the new direction for IDW Transformers.
-Third arc will start in issue #13. A few covers are shown. As stated there will be "Lots of cop, drama action along with political intrigue."
-Michael states "Giving Cybertron a rebirth before the events that lead to the war was really important." He wants the planet to feel like a character in its own right.
-Livio covers of the Constructicons Rising and mention of "Devastation" being on its way.
-#1 Casey Colier cover and Nick Roche cover both with colors by Josh Burcham.
-#2 and #3 Andrew Griffith cover.
-Alex Milne cover with Josh Perez.

-The Constructicons will span issues 1-4.

-Issues 5-6 will focus on Cliffjumper and will be by Kate Leth and Cohen Edenfield.

-Issue 7-9 will focus on Arcee and Greenlight and will be by Sam Maggs.
Per Sam the Arcee and Greenlight arc will focus on the next Cybertronian born after Rubble, and how being born into war forces individuals to choose sides.
-She states there will be a focus on the challenges of being a young person making up their own mind and finding their own path.
-Beyond stating she has a personal love of cults and is interested in the character Heretech she can't say too much about where the story will go.


-Issue 10-12 will focus in Ultra Magnus and will be by Brandon Easton.
Per Brandon the challenge is to not spoil anything from the other titles coming before his and mentions he is a big fan of Robert Stack who voiced Magnus in the 1986 animated movie.
-He mentions loving how Magnus as a character always seems like power kept in check by ideals.
-He states Magnus's story will take place off world and will have to do with Magnus accepting society as it has become and not as it once was.


-35 years of Ghostbusters and Transformers!
Ghosts of Cybertron written by Erik Burnham with Dan Shoening. Erik states his favorite character to write is Starscream.
-States he had trouble finding Ectotron's voice until he thought of David Hyde Pierce.
-States he doesn't want to say too much and spoil anything and has been done with the title for three months now.

-The panel then goes over the various exclusives available at the con from IDW such as the Ghostbusters Optimus Prime cover to be signed by Erik at the convention, an exclusive cover with the Ghostbusters Ectotron and Optimus all doing the Ghostbusters dance.
-Also featured is an exclusive cover of Transformers vs. Star Trek with cover by Derek Charm, Transformers vs. GI Joe limited edition hardcover signed by Tom Scioli, and a special edition cover of the Go-Bots.

-Also mentioned is Transformers '84! A new series by Simon Furman, Guido Guidi, John Paul Bove that weaves the gaps between the US G1 comic book and the UK G1 comic book! Any fans of the classic comic are sure to be chomping at the bit for this one.

For any GI Joe or Rom fans there's some new titles on the way for them as well and are discussed at the tail end of the video.

Enjoy the view and share your thoughts wiht the Seibertron crew in the forums. Don't forget to stay tuned to Seibertron for all your #SDCC2019 news!
Re: IDW Transformers Releasing Additional Printings of Numbers 1, 3, and 4 (2030130)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on July 18th, 2019 @ 6:01pm CDT
Well, considering what a dud "Bold New Era" turned out to be, I'm very skeptical. I was looking to TF'84 very much, but even that's cooled off a bit. Still gonna check it out, but not as enthusiastic about it.
Re: IDW Transformers Releasing Additional Printings of Numbers 1, 3, and 4 (2030393)
Posted by Black Hat on July 19th, 2019 @ 12:55pm CDT
Yeah, everything I've seen thus far of this new series looks frightfully boring. And between that and the rumours circulating that a certain lying, fraudulent thief who will remain nameless here is now (allegedly) working with IDW on their upcoming Addams' Family comic, I'm not giving them a single penny of my money.
Re: IDW Transformers Releasing Additional Printings of Numbers 1, 3, and 4 (2030394)
Posted by Cyberstrike on July 19th, 2019 @ 12:59pm CDT
Stargrave wrote:With the current series being where it’s at where would each of you see a cool upswing?

Say you’re the new writer taking the title in a bold new direction, where do you take us?

All perspectives welcome totally just making conversation.


OK, here is mine:

Hasbro seems to be really into the pre-war and post-war eras of Cybertron so I would propose a pair of 12-16 issue maxi-series to set up the status quo.

The first would be called Transformers: Genesis this would be a basic origin story of the Transformers from Primus, Unicron, the 13 Primes, The Titans, how the war starts and ends with Optimus Prime and Megatron crashing on Earth and being awaken in 1984 and would end with the Autobots proving to the humans that they're allies and can be trusted and setting up the next series.

Transformers: Apocalypse this series would jump the series into 2020 with the Autobots, Humans, and Nebulans forming an intergalactic alliance to destroy the Decepticons once and for and all. But Megatron tricks the Alliance into a massive space battle and uses a weapon that keeps all of the hero's ships from escaping and destroys a star and wipes out most of the Autobot massive fleet including command ship that has Optimus Prime, Grimlock, Bumblebee, Prowl, Fortress Maximus, Rodimus Prime, Silverbolt, Ratchet, Scattershot, Blaster, Metalhawk, Ginrai, Star Saber, Windblade, Acree, Elita-1, Chromia, Ultra Magnus, Ironhide, Alpha Trion, Vector Prime, Sentinel Prime, and pretty much every major Autobot leader except for Hot Spot who escapes with others via the space bridge to Earth all the while Megatron and the Decepticons conquer the galaxy.

Now that the Decepticons have won the war ruling the galaxy begins and this is where the story would be broken up into 3 ongoing series:

The Transformers which is the core title and is set on Cybertron. Megatron has won but now has to deal with the ambitions for his throne of the usual suspects Starscream, Shockwave, Scorponok, Thunderwing, and Galvatron. While a young Autobot named Orion Pax begins building a Cybertron Autobot Resistance. But the real here's the real question: is Megatron the real leader of the Decepticons or is someone else leading the Decepticons from the shadows? It's Nemesis Prime and Rodimus Unicornus.


The second title is: Transformers: Earthforce The Decepticons have discovered that Earth is rich in raw Energon but it's so raw that it shorts them out and Megatron sends Shockwave and Starscream to Earth to head up mining energon and Shockwave comes up with a devious plan they will train the people of Earth to mine the Energon for them but it's physically demanding work and takes a lot of high tech skills to mine this stuff but if they offer the humans the training and healthcare they might be able to sell them this. As mentioned above Hot Spot who escaped the Apocalypse is now on Earth and is building a new Earth Autobot Resistance and to add more problems some of the humans love the Decepticon's plans and some hate it and how far will some the Earthforce and can Hot Spot deal with making tough decisions when he's at the heart a search and rescue bot not a guerilla warrior.


The third title is: Transformers: Masterforce and is set on Nebulos and deals with Galvatron, Overlord, and Scorponok and the Decepticon Head/Power/Target/Micro Masters and the Pretenders ruling a world that some of the Nebulans see the Transformers as gods and this series Hound and Highbrow arrive and try to put together an Autobot Nebulos Resistance force and Hound is mostly the POV character having been an Autobot scout on Earth Hound finds himself on a planet that he has a basic knowledge of a tourist and this sets up the world of Nebulos.


Each title would for at least one year be a stand-alone series without having to read the other two and for the most part the Autobots on Earth don't know that are any Autobots on Cybertron and Nebulos and the same with the others. This would change with a three part crossover in the each series respective Annuals called The Signal that has the Autobots Resistance on Cybertron picking up a signal from deep space and we learn the the Autobot command ship has survived and is on it's way back to Cybertron with some new allies and technology and this would lead into the big crossover called The Siege of Cybertron which would run between the 25th issue of each series, where Optimus Prime and company return and help the Resistance Forces on Cybertron, Earth, and Nebulos take back control of the planets.


This is what I would do if I was in total 100% control of IDW's Transformers comics and please note that is rough draft that I banged out in 30 minutes and is why I didn't explain a lot of details. This is also what I was kind of hoping for the All-New IDW Transformers Universe. You get your origin story and TF lore, epic space battles, your topical social/political/religious stories, your ultra grimdark and hopeful stories, world building on 3 different planets, mystery, intrigue, second and third string characters getting the spotlight, and giant alien robots beating the crap out of each other.
Re: IDW Transformers Releasing Additional Printings of Numbers 1, 3, and 4 (2030397)
Posted by sol magnus on July 19th, 2019 @ 1:33pm CDT
I don't like the idea of anyone not Megatron "secretly" leading the Decepticons. It's Megatron, man.
Re: IDW Transformers Releasing Additional Printings of Numbers 1, 3, and 4 (2030402)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 19th, 2019 @ 2:07pm CDT
sol magnus wrote:I don't like the idea of anyone not Megatron "secretly" leading the Decepticons. It's Megatron, man.

I can live with it, Megatron varies in intelligence from depiction anyway. I mean Beast Wars Megatron is a far better leader.
Re: IDW Transformers Releasing Additional Printings of Numbers 1, 3, and 4 (2030403)
Posted by sol magnus on July 19th, 2019 @ 2:07pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:
sol magnus wrote:I don't like the idea of anyone not Megatron "secretly" leading the Decepticons. It's Megatron, man.

I can live with it, Megatron varies in intelligence from depiction anyway. I mean Beast Wars Megatron is a far better leader.

We all have our opinions.
Re: IDW Transformers Releasing Additional Printings of Numbers 1, 3, and 4 (2030407)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 19th, 2019 @ 2:14pm CDT
sol magnus wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:
sol magnus wrote:I don't like the idea of anyone not Megatron "secretly" leading the Decepticons. It's Megatron, man.

I can live with it, Megatron varies in intelligence from depiction anyway. I mean Beast Wars Megatron is a far better leader.

We all have our opinions.

My opinion does come with the caveat that I don't care about toon G1 ;) I mean I love Animated Megatron because he was an intimidating presence whose only Autobot equal seemed to be Ultra Magnus with Prime having to work up his way to that level.

There's a dynamic I would have liked to have seen in the comics at some point, a very green Optimus versus top of his game Megatron and watching Op develop as a character till the final fight where Megatron acknowledges him as the one and only threat to his cause now.
Re: IDW Transformers Releasing Additional Printings of Numbers 1, 3, and 4 (2030467)
Posted by Cyberstrike on July 19th, 2019 @ 5:16pm CDT
sol magnus wrote:I don't like the idea of anyone not Megatron "secretly" leading the Decepticons. It's Megatron, man.


Maybe Megatron does lead but he's not aware that Nemesis Prime and Nemesis Rodimus are in the shadows causing trouble with and/or for Razorclaw, Onslaught, Motormaster, Snap Trap, Hun-Grr, and their respective teams. Also Megatron hates Nemesis Prime a LOT more that he hates Optimus Prime and if he destroyed a star system to try to kill Optimus Prime, now imagine what he would do kill Nemesis Prime.

In the two spin-offs Megatron is not actively leading the Deceptions on Earth and Nebulos it's Shockwave and Galvatron (or so Galvatron thinks) respectfully.

I was trying to avoid a major Decepticon power struggle because that has been done to death in the various cartoons and Marvel and previous IDW comics.
Re: IDW Transformers Releasing Additional Printings of Numbers 1, 3, and 4 (2030585)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on July 20th, 2019 @ 11:50am CDT
Or maybe Earth could be completely unimportant, as per the initial Furman run of IDWverse? It was just one of many battlefields. Completely unremarkable. That always seemed to make the most sense to me, given the Great War has ran in most fiction for millions of years. Of which Earth was only populated by humanity for the smallest fraction of that.

I'd like a Future book, minus any G1 characters. The Takara series had their own issues but I did like the idea that the leadership/hierarchy changed and evolved as the years went by. It is completely asinine to suggest anyone from the leaders to the front line troops there at the beginning of a millennia spanning conflict would still be alive for the duration.

Stargrave wrote:-Michael states "Giving Cybertron a rebirth before the events that lead to the war was really important." He wants the planet to feel like a character in its own right.


That reminds me of a quote giving the idea behind the last reboot of Robocop. I'm paraphrasing, but the lead actor talked up how interesting it would be to focus more on Murphy... #-o
Re: IDW Transformers Releasing Additional Printings of Numbers 1, 3, and 4 (2030778)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on July 21st, 2019 @ 8:45pm CDT
I'm a bit excited at the prospect of a cliffjumper and Magnus based stories. Magnus has become one of my favorites in the past few years
Re: IDW Transformers Releasing Additional Printings of Numbers 1, 3, and 4 (2031124)
Posted by Latebrus-K on July 23rd, 2019 @ 11:05am CDT
Stargrave wrote:
-Michael states "Giving Cybertron a rebirth before the events that lead to the war was really important." He wants the planet to feel like a character in its own right.

Hey, maybe they'll have a full-on planet-forming Primus this time!
Re: IDW Transformers Releasing Additional Printings of Numbers 1, 3, and 4 (2031128)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 23rd, 2019 @ 11:21am CDT
Latebrus-K wrote:
Stargrave wrote:
-Michael states "Giving Cybertron a rebirth before the events that lead to the war was really important." He wants the planet to feel like a character in its own right.

Hey, maybe they'll have a full-on planet-forming Primus this time!

They sorta did... Just that Primus was hiding in plain sight ;) and one Cybertron transformed... Just not the main one :lol:
Re: IDW Transformers Releasing Additional Printings of Numbers 1, 3, and 4 (2031502)
Posted by serre prime on July 25th, 2019 @ 9:24am CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:I'm a bit excited at the prospect of a cliffjumper and Magnus based stories. Magnus has become one of my favorites in the past few years

I'm not aware about this but i really wanna read it.
so far this comics isn't for me, even sixshot like this wasn't my taste, he was so powerful in the old idwverse, i'm disappointed.
I won't buy the trade.
Re: IDW Transformers Releasing Additional Printings of Numbers 1, 3, and 4 (2032220)
Posted by Stargrave on July 28th, 2019 @ 10:39pm CDT
Just in from iTunes is the three page preview for Transformers #10! Did someone order Six Shot? Six Shot anyone? Surely a phase sixer (or what was formerly known as such in the canon) means some next level destruction is about to take place. Like, one, two...yeah, that's six times the normal destruction. The title is slated to his August 7th, no word yet on if it will also include a bonus pack of the Transformers Trading Card Game.

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Re: IDW Transformers Releasing Additional Printings of Numbers 1, 3, and 4 (2032224)
Posted by ScottyP on July 28th, 2019 @ 10:52pm CDT
Sterile lines delivered by dullards walking and talking about the boring plot of this series.

Anyways looking forward to Galaxies with hope that it can salvage this thing.
Re: IDW Transformers Releasing Additional Printings of Numbers 1, 3, and 4 (2032233)
Posted by Stargrave on July 28th, 2019 @ 11:15pm CDT
I was reading it wondering if it would have said more without the dialogue at all. I mean, I try not to be negative but yawn.
Re: IDW Transformers Releasing Additional Printings of Numbers 1, 3, and 4 (2032249)
Posted by serre prime on July 29th, 2019 @ 12:47am CDT
Looks to be another boring issue :(
Re: IDW Transformers Releasing Additional Printings of Numbers 1, 3, and 4 (2032269)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 29th, 2019 @ 4:12am CDT
Is that beast wars Megatron I see marching there? In his pre-beast wars body of course :?

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