IDW's Transformers: Robots in Disguise #1 Seven Page Preview

IDW's Transformers: Robots in Disguise #1 Seven Page Preview

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 6:42am CST

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Courtesy of our friends at IDW Publishing we have a seven page preview of the debut issue of their new Transformers ongoing title Transformers: Robots in Disguise. Be sure to pick up your copy tomorrow! Enjoy the preview below.

Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ongoing #1
John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a) • Marcelo Matere x 4, Griffith (c)
The war for Cybertron is over—now the hard part begins!
This first of two new ongoing Transformers series offers an excellent jumping-on point and all-new direction as BUMBLEBEE and his fellow AUTOBOTS struggle to maintain control of a world without OPTIMUS PRIME!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99-

*Variant covers:
Wraparound Marcelo Matere cover, featuring the inter-connected image of all 4 covers!
Autobot logo temporary tattoos!
Dan Khanna hand-drawn Autobot sketch cover!

Bullet points:
• ONE UNIVERSE! This series, in conjunction with Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye, expands the Transformers universe into exciting, unexplored territory.
• Never read an IDW TRANSFORMERS book? THIS is the place to start!
• 4 inter-connected covers by Marcelo Matere, each featuring a character from the new ongoing series, combining to make one image!
• All covers have an eye-catching foil enhancement!



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Credit(s): IDW


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Re: IDW's Transformers: Robots in Disguise #1 Seven Page Preview (1337654)
Posted by MYoung23 on January 24th, 2012 @ 7:34am CST
I havent posted in a long time but..... SkyLynx!!!
Re: IDW's Transformers: Robots in Disguise #1 Seven Page Preview (1337671)
Posted by #Sideways# on January 24th, 2012 @ 9:19am CST
Are you seeing what I am seeing??

El Duque wrote:Image


Bottom center!

Its...!

BOBA FETT?!


By the way, am I the only one who noticed Omega Supreme's alt. mode in the background?
Re: IDW's Transformers: Robots in Disguise #1 Seven Page Preview (1337673)
Posted by Heavy B on January 24th, 2012 @ 9:25am CST
Is that Oil Slick behind Jazz's head?.

Also, Metalhawk is a prick.
Re: IDW's Transformers: Robots in Disguise #1 Seven Page Preview (1337680)
Posted by Prime Evil on January 24th, 2012 @ 10:11am CST
I'm not to familiar with Andrew Griffith's work, but I'm liking it so far. Hoping for another good TF coming from the new creative direction IDW has for Transformers. I am kind of curious why they do have the cons working in tandem instead of one con and one bot so that they don't really get out of hand.
Re: IDW's Transformers: Robots in Disguise #1 Seven Page Preview (1337683)
Posted by Tigertrack on January 24th, 2012 @ 10:43am CST
Really liking the artwork. Hopefully the story is not as slow as it sounds.

I'm curious to read further to see what is happening with Prowl and his decision-making.
Re: IDW's Transformers: Robots in Disguise #1 Seven Page Preview (1337686)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 24th, 2012 @ 10:54am CST
Add Bluestreak and Jazz to the WFC-bodied dudes. :roll:
Re: IDW's Transformers: Robots in Disguise #1 Seven Page Preview (1337704)
Posted by 1111111222233333 on January 24th, 2012 @ 11:37am CST
I really love that the comic is splitting into two separate storylines. That is just so awesome. I kind of think Robots in Disguise will pale in comparison to MTMTE, it just seems like the latter will be way more exciting.
Re: IDW's Transformers: Robots in Disguise #1 Seven Page Preview (1337728)
Posted by Dead Metal on January 24th, 2012 @ 12:40pm CST
Wait a minute...
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See that long thing sticking up behind Horribul and Needlenose? Is that the robot thing from "Flight of the Navigator"? Don't know, that's kinda the first thing that springs to mind seeing it.


Also, this looks and sounds interesting.
Re: IDW's Transformers: Robots in Disguise #1 Seven Page Preview (1337753)
Posted by craggy on January 24th, 2012 @ 2:03pm CST
so good Transformers comics have bus alt-modes? because we've waited ages, and now two have come along at once!
Re: IDW's Transformers: Robots in Disguise #1 Seven Page Preview (1337774)
Posted by ILL-Star on January 24th, 2012 @ 3:00pm CST
Dr. Heavy B wrote:Is that Oil Slick behind Jazz's head?.

Also, Metalhawk is a prick.
Looks to me like the bot behind Jazz is the green version of Cy-kill.
Re: IDW's Transformers: Robots in Disguise #1 Seven Page Preview (1337776)
Posted by ILL-Star on January 24th, 2012 @ 3:01pm CST
Dr. Heavy B wrote:Is that Oil Slick behind Jazz's head?.

Also, Metalhawk is a prick.
Looks to me like the bot behind Jazz is the green version of Cy-kill.

Sorry for the double post. #-o
Re: IDW's Transformers: Robots in Disguise #1 Seven Page Preview (1337907)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on January 24th, 2012 @ 7:00pm CST
Haha, I noticed the fett man too. Damnit boba fett, these aren't the droids you're looking for!
Re: IDW's Transformers: Robots in Disguise #1 Seven Page Preview (1337920)
Posted by Stormrider on January 24th, 2012 @ 8:01pm CST
Nice review.
Re: IDW's Transformers: Robots in Disguise #1 Seven Page Preview (1338131)
Posted by El Duque on January 25th, 2012 @ 12:17pm CST
Steven Boyd dropped by the Seibertron facebook page to share the TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE #1 Retailer Incentive Sketch Cover by Dan Khanna seen below. Transformers: Robots in Disguise debuts today, be sure to swing by your local comic retailer to grab a copy.

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Re: IDW's Transformers: Robots in Disguise #1 Seven Page Preview (1338135)
Posted by dedcat on January 25th, 2012 @ 12:40pm CST
A surprisingly emotive expression, considering it's a cartoon robot. I likes it.
Re: IDW's Transformers: Robots in Disguise #1 Seven Page Preview (1338211)
Posted by quickmixed on January 25th, 2012 @ 4:26pm CST
A nice sketch. Khanna has also uploaded a pic of a second variant cover to his Deviant Art page of wfc style prowl.
http://dan-the-artguy.deviantart.com/#/d4ndnob
Re: IDW's Transformers: Robots in Disguise #1 Seven Page Preview (1338221)
Posted by Neurie on January 25th, 2012 @ 4:43pm CST
This does nothing but strengthern my view that Khanna is only good for covers and portraits.

His actual comic work is poor in comparison, I dont know why botcon keep using him.
Re: IDW's Transformers: Robots in Disguise #1 Seven Page Preview (1338499)
Posted by Tigertrack on January 26th, 2012 @ 12:22pm CST
Read it yesterday night.

I have to say, I am not sure I like the way things are set up for the characters in RID.

Prowl is manipulating his fellow bots a bit too much for me. Bumblebee = puppet/face of gov, Prowl = puppetmaster.

If that fellow in shadow with Prowl is Swindle or Skywarp, I'm tearing that next issue up (cover suggests Skywarp). If it's Megatron or a new Con or Autobot, my interest is piqued.

Why is Sideswipe G1 colors again? Why did he switch for one issue? Joke from the colorist?

And I thought Ratbat said they no longer had their special skills...who do we see using his teleport skill at the end of the issue. That's why I think it's Swindle in shadow, because he did something like those chips to Brawl in ongoing's end, and I could see it being used here, like he made a deal with Prowl, freedom for the ID chips...faulty ID chips (and Horribull shall now become a headmaster...) Because of Autocracy and Ongoing, Swindle is being set up as a big player in IDWs TFU.

Not sure which book I like better. Ultra-serious, or a bit more loose and silly?

The art I can deal with and am happy about, minus the WFC designs (especially Bumblebee). Like the Bee design on the cover much more.

Like the nod to Boba Fett in the splash panel (bottom right)...
Re: IDW's Transformers: Robots in Disguise #1 Seven Page Preview (1338547)
Posted by Neurie on January 26th, 2012 @ 1:38pm CST
It wont be Megatron as Prime is off searching the galaxy for him, bringing him back this soome is just plan stupid.

Swindle is doubtful, more likely it would be Thundercracker. As the person talking to Prowl has little or no knowledge of Earth it would suggest its a character who was not on Earth.

Also, Ratbat is a politician and a trained liar so the fact that he said Skywarp could not teleport should not lead you to believe he was telling the truth especially when he said he had a plan. Those"guys sitting quiet in the corner" are obviously the guys who figured out how to overide it and they are using deception to hide thier true plans.

Quiet simple really.
Re: IDW's Transformers: Robots in Disguise #1 Seven Page Preview (1338605)
Posted by Tigertrack on January 26th, 2012 @ 2:54pm CST
Neurie wrote:It wont be Megatron as Prime is off searching the galaxy for him, bringing him back this soome is just plan stupid.

Swindle is doubtful, more likely it would be Thundercracker. As the person talking to Prowl has little or no knowledge of Earth it would suggest its a character who was not on Earth.

Also, Ratbat is a politician and a trained liar so the fact that he said Skywarp could not teleport should not lead you to believe he was telling the truth especially when he said he had a plan. Those"guys sitting quiet in the corner" are obviously the guys who figured out how to overide it and they are using deception to hide thier true plans.

Quiet simple really.


I get the Ratbat deal, it's why I was assuming Swindle, with faulty chips..or overideable chips.

Not quite so simple as you say, but I've only read it once with distractions.

My ponderance/cross-reference time may not have been equal to yours here.

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