IDW's Press Release for new Beast Wars miniseries "The Ascending" plus new info about BW S

IDW's Press Release for new Beast Wars miniseries "The Ascending" plus new info about BW S

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007 2:02pm CDT

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Creators of Transformers: Beast Wars: The Gathering Are Back!

IDW Publishing to release a new Beast Wars miniseries by Furman and Figueroa, in addition to an all-encompassing Beast Wars Sourcebook

San Diego, CA (August 14, 2007)—Transformers: Beast Wars fans have a lot to celebrate this month. IDW Publishing will publish a follow-up to the first-ever Beast Wars miniseries, “The Gathering,” by the same fan-favorite creators. In addition, IDW Publishing is unveiling the first issue of a long-requested, comprehensive character guide to all Beast Wars characters.

Furman and Figueroa Collaborate on Beast Wars: The Ascending

Writer Simon Furman and artist Don Figueroa have teamed up again to follow-up their acclaimed Transformers: Beast Wars: The Gathering miniseries. This next chapter will be a four-part miniseries entitled Transformers: Beast Wars: The Ascending. The previous miniseries launched in early 2006 as a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Beast Wars animated series, and left fans clamoring for more.

“The re-pairing of this beloved writer and artist is exactly what fans have been wanting to see,” said Chris Ryall, editor-in-chief and publisher of IDW Publishing. Since their first Beast Wars collaboration, “there has been a steady stream of requests for the return of these fan-favorites,” said Ryall. “The demand for this pairing has just grown over time. And this comic book has even more appeal because people know what they are in for.”

The Ascending spirals out of events in The Gathering. Magmatron, a disembodied entity that exists out of time and space, is witness to Cybertron’s unchecked descent into chaos and madness—all a prelude to its complete and utter destruction. Powerless to directly affect this terrifying apocalypse, Magmatron’s last desperate recourse is to try and bring his greatest enemy, Razorbeast, together with fellow Maximals Lio Convoy and the pack.

Hitting comic stores in August, The Ascending #1 is the first chapter of this new four-part miniseries.

Transformers: Beast Wars Sourcebook Released

Also from IDW Publishing, Furman has teamed with Ben Yee, a consultant for the Beast Wars TV series, to present an all-encompassing, unifying resource about Beast Wars. From Air Hammer to Wolfang, the Sourcebook highlights the characters, worlds and technology from all generations and incarnations of Beast Wars. The Sourcebook details who each character is, what side they are on and what their abilities are. It features all-new art from a host of the greatest Transformers artists, including Don Figueroa, Guido Guidi, James Raiz, Nick Roche and Rob Ruffolo, as well as many more. This special series will be comprised of four bi-monthly, 48-page, ad-free editions.

About IDW Publishing

IDW PUBLISHING, a division of Idea and Design Works, LLC, is a publisher of comic books and graphic novels. IDW’s titles range from 30 DAYS OF NIGHT and FALLEN ANGEL to Hasbro’s THE TRANSFORMERS, Fox’s ANGEL, Konami’s METAL GEAR SOLID and many more. 30 DAYS OF NIGHT film is in development and will be released by Sony Pictures in October 2007. More information about the company can be found at www.idwpublishing.com.

Credit(s): IDW


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Re: IDW's Press Release for new Beast Wars miniseries "The Ascending" plus new info about BW S (283205)
Posted by cdbrown48_288 on August 14th, 2007 @ 2:40pm CDT
More Transformer goodness from IDW..........YESSSSSSSSS!
Re: IDW's Press Release for new Beast Wars miniseries "The Ascending" plus new info about BW S (283216)
Posted by Robinson on August 14th, 2007 @ 2:46pm CDT
Why did this press release come out of San Diego?

nm, I looked at the website. Morena Blvd. cool
Re: IDW's Press Release for new Beast Wars miniseries "The Ascending" plus new info about BW S (283255)
Posted by Cyber-Kun on August 14th, 2007 @ 3:14pm CDT
I am so excited about the Beast Wars miniseries. I don't care what anyone says, Beast WArs as the best thing to come out of Transformers.
Re: IDW's Press Release for new Beast Wars miniseries "The Ascending" plus new info about BW S (283280)
Posted by Briggs on August 14th, 2007 @ 3:29pm CDT
I never thought I'd buy a beast wars comic book, i had only liked the show. But the combination of the UNiverse comics and the gathering totoally have me hooked on beast wars now, and i'm even going out and buying a few good figures. THese guys really got me back into BW.
Re: IDW's Press Release for new Beast Wars miniseries "The Ascending" plus new info about BW S (283282)
Posted by cheetor27 on August 14th, 2007 @ 3:29pm CDT
Beast wars comics is great and all but what i would really like to see is the show back on tv
Re: IDW's Press Release for new Beast Wars miniseries "The Ascending" plus new info about BW S (283413)
Posted by Bass X0 on August 14th, 2007 @ 4:40pm CDT
I'm expecting good things from this comic.
Re: IDW's Press Release for new Beast Wars miniseries "The Ascending" plus new info about BW S (283537)
Posted by Darth Bombshell on August 14th, 2007 @ 5:39pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:The Sourcebook details who each character is, what side they are on and what their abilities are. It features all-new art from a host of the greatest Transformers artists, including Don Figueroa, Guido Guidi, James Raiz, Nick Roche and Rob Ruffolo, as well as many more. This special series will be comprised of four bi-monthly, 48-page, ad-free editions.


First off, I'd hardly call Rob Ruffolo a "great" TF artist. Second off, nice to see that the folks @ IDW figured out what I did a long time ago: that there's no chance in hell the Sourcebook could cover all the characters in a three issue series.

Can't wait for these books. I don't think it's much of a secret that I've been looking forward to these for the better part of the last year.
Re: IDW's Press Release for new Beast Wars miniseries "The Ascending" plus new info about BW S (283593)
Posted by i_amtrunks on August 14th, 2007 @ 5:58pm CDT
You have been hanging out for these Darth? I never would have guessed!

I cant wait to get my paws on these things, and I'm glad that we are getting 192 pages of Beastly goodness!
Besides we are going to need them, with the way Furman throws in Beast Cameos!
Re: IDW's Press Release for new Beast Wars miniseries "The Ascending" plus new info about BW S (283693)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on August 14th, 2007 @ 6:39pm CDT
I know the suspense of waiting for the next issue is a big part of comics, but come on TPBs!
Re: IDW's Press Release for new Beast Wars miniseries "The Ascending" plus new info about BW S (284062)
Posted by Silver Wind on August 14th, 2007 @ 9:13pm CDT
Not really interested in the comics (the art may be good, but AFAIC, it ends there).

What I am interested in is the BW Sourcebook since my knowlege of BW characters is very much limited to the cartoon. I just hope the price doesn't keep me from buying it.
Re: IDW's Press Release for new Beast Wars miniseries "The Ascending" plus new info about BW S (284135)
Posted by Noisemaze on August 14th, 2007 @ 9:50pm CDT
Can't wait for the Ascending!
Re: IDW's Press Release for new Beast Wars miniseries "The Ascending" plus new info about BW S (284143)
Posted by Great Atlas on August 14th, 2007 @ 9:56pm CDT
Can't wait for both of them!!
Re: IDW's Press Release for new Beast Wars miniseries "The Ascending" plus new info about BW S (284631)
Posted by snavej on August 15th, 2007 @ 6:07am CDT
The artwork on the previous mini-series was superb, so hopefully this one will be just as good. I'm jealous of the art talent, though not jealous of the long hours the artists have to work!
Re: IDW's Press Release for new Beast Wars miniseries "The Ascending" plus new info about BW S (284671)
Posted by Tigertrack on August 15th, 2007 @ 6:51am CDT
Both are high on my want lists.

So what characters will the profiles book make everyone want to buy the toy of, and will Scarem include 'Cheetos' in its bio somewhere?

:-?

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