IDW Transformers: War Within Omnibus Reprint Full Preview

IDW Transformers: War Within Omnibus Reprint Full Preview

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 4:35am CDT

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This week does see two new comics from IDW Publishing, but also a new edition of an much older project from the old Dreamwave days... Check out below the full preview of the new Omnibus for Transformers: War Within, collecting the first two parts of the story that was meant to have three, by Simon Furman, Don Figueroa, Andrew Wildman and more! Is this a blast from the past you'll dip back into?

Transformers: War Within Omnibus
Simon Furman (w) • Don Figueroa, Andrew Wildman (a) • Don Figueroa (c)
Collects both the WAR WITHIN and WAR WITHIN: DARK AGES series. In this 12-part story, four million years before the Transformers arrived on Earth, civil war rocks their home world of Cybertron, and Optimus Prime faces his first–and greatest–challenge. But before he can deal with the Decepticons, the new Autobot leader must look within, and decide if Cybertron is worth saving at all!
TPB • FC • $24.99 • 312 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-692-8

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Transformers News: IDW Transformers: War Within Omnibus Reprint Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: War Within Omnibus Reprint Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: War Within Omnibus Reprint Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: War Within Omnibus Reprint Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: War Within Omnibus Reprint Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: War Within Omnibus Reprint Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: War Within Omnibus Reprint Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: War Within Omnibus Reprint Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: War Within Omnibus Reprint Full Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: War Within Omnibus Reprint Full Preview

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Re: IDW Transformers: War Within Omnibus Reprint Full Preview (1815676)
Posted by primalxconvoy on August 16th, 2016 @ 10:05am CDT
Unless this has some written ending in pure text form by the authors, then i can;t see any reason to get this unfinished tale. In what way is this better or enticing to those that have the originals, or those that have never read it?
Re: IDW Transformers: War Within Omnibus Reprint Full Preview (1815678)
Posted by Black Bumblebee on August 16th, 2016 @ 10:12am CDT
An Omnibus collects several volumes, not two. Alas, this is not an omnibus, as it is missing part 3 :-(
Re: IDW Transformers: War Within Omnibus Reprint Full Preview (1815699)
Posted by Va'al on August 16th, 2016 @ 10:54am CDT
primalxconvoy wrote:Unless this has some written ending in pure text form by the authors, then i can;t see any reason to get this unfinished tale. In what way is this better or enticing to those that have the originals, or those that have never read it?


It isn't. It's a reprint. ;)

Black Bumblebee wrote:An Omnibus collects several volumes, not two. Alas, this is not an omnibus, as it is missing part 3 :-(


Part 3 was only partially published (1, 2, 3 made it, 4 only just missed, 5 has a script, 6 has an outline), and cannot be included in this type of collection unfortunately. :(
Re: IDW Transformers: War Within Omnibus Reprint Full Preview (1815776)
Posted by jogunwarrior on August 16th, 2016 @ 1:18pm CDT
[quote="Dr Va'al"

Part 3 was only partially published (1, 2, 3 made it, 4 only just missed, 5 has a script, 6 has an outline), and cannot be included in this type of collection unfortunately. :([/quote]

I'd be more interested in this if they were to include Part three: the actual issues, the script for 5 and the outline for 6. I think that would've been really cool.
Re: IDW Transformers: War Within Omnibus Reprint Full Preview (1815799)
Posted by Va'al on August 16th, 2016 @ 1:48pm CDT
jogunwarrior wrote:
Dr Va'al wrote:
Part 3 was only partially published (1, 2, 3 made it, 4 only just missed, 5 has a script, 6 has an outline), and cannot be included in this type of collection unfortunately. :(


I'd be more interested in this if they were to include Part three: the actual issues, the script for 5 and the outline for 6. I think that would've been really cool.


I believe there is a legitimate legal reason for them not being able to do that, but don't quote me on it!
Re: IDW Transformers: War Within Omnibus Reprint Full Preview (1815841)
Posted by gothsaurus on August 16th, 2016 @ 2:36pm CDT
Agreed. This should have included the remaining 4 issues plus script... OR better, IDW should finish it out with as many of the original people as possible. I mean... it's TWO COMICS left to wrap up.

IMHO, it stands as one of the best comics in TF history. Art, story, lore, reworked transformations... all exceptional. For those who haven't read it... HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

For other earlier serious comics I enjoyed, Stormbringer and Megatron Origin also very cool.

Later IDW comics... really enjoyed the art of Autocracy. Story from Last Stand of the Wreckers and its offshoots, fantastic. Great character development.
Re: IDW Transformers: War Within Omnibus Reprint Full Preview (1816074)
Posted by jogunwarrior on August 17th, 2016 @ 9:07am CDT
Dr Va'al wrote:
jogunwarrior wrote:
Dr Va'al wrote:
Part 3 was only partially published (1, 2, 3 made it, 4 only just missed, 5 has a script, 6 has an outline), and cannot be included in this type of collection unfortunately. :(


I'd be more interested in this if they were to include Part three: the actual issues, the script for 5 and the outline for 6. I think that would've been really cool.


I believe there is a legitimate legal reason for them not being able to do that, but don't quote me on it!


That could very well be!
Re: IDW Transformers: War Within Omnibus Reprint Full Preview (1816077)
Posted by gothsaurus on August 17th, 2016 @ 9:34am CDT
Knowing that they are re-issuing the old Dreamwave comics makes me think they currently own the rights. Hmmmm.
Re: IDW Transformers: War Within Omnibus Reprint Full Preview (1816079)
Posted by Va'al on August 17th, 2016 @ 9:36am CDT
gothsaurus wrote:Knowing that they are re-issuing the old Dreamwave comics makes me think they currently own the rights. Hmmmm.


They own all the material that was already published once before. This is just a reprint of that material - the Omnibus first came out in 2009!
Re: IDW Transformers: War Within Omnibus Reprint Full Preview (1816397)
Posted by o.supreme on August 18th, 2016 @ 1:50pm CDT
Dr Va'al wrote:
jogunwarrior wrote:
Dr Va'al wrote:
Part 3 was only partially published (1, 2, 3 made it, 4 only just missed, 5 has a script, 6 has an outline), and cannot be included in this type of collection unfortunately. :(


I'd be more interested in this if they were to include Part three: the actual issues, the script for 5 and the outline for 6. I think that would've been really cool.


I believe there is a legitimate legal reason for them not being able to do that, but don't quote me on it!


I'm pretty sure that's exactly it. Even if furman wanted to include in text form, the completion of Age of Wrath, he couldn't. Too bad really. Although I do find it odd that most other DW completed series have been reprinted in some form or another except for: The Armada MTMTE (unless it was part of the Armada/Energon Omnibus??) and some of the other mini series (Micromasters etc...). I'd love to get a continuation of the ongoing that was unfinished, as that was one of the best TF stories I've read in a long time...too bad it will never be finished.
Re: IDW Transformers: War Within Omnibus Reprint Full Preview (1816401)
Posted by gothsaurus on August 18th, 2016 @ 2:04pm CDT
yeah, that Micromaster miniseries was great. Really bummed they dropped off in the middle of things.

Maybe we can get some of the high end fan artists to put together an ending to the dropped storylines using the scripts?

If so, I'd want it to be on par with the actual comics. No fan characters or poor grammar, etc. If that actually happened, maybe I could sleep at night. LOL.

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