Jeffery Veregge Doing Special Covers For IDW Transformers Reboot and More Cover Artwork Teased

Transformers News: Jeffery Veregge Doing Special Covers For IDW Transformers Reboot and More Cover Artwork Teased

Thursday, December 20th, 2018 10:30AM CST

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We've got some more details for next year's IDW Transformers Reboot! First up, thanks to Artist Jeffery Veregge's twitter account, we've learned that he is producing a series of special covers for the bimonthly comic once it launches. These will be in the form of retro themed travel posters. Check out his tweet and an image of one of the covers he's created!

Jeffery Veregge wrote:So excited to share my 1st cover for @IDWPublishing's upcoming Transformer series. I will be creating vintage sci-fi, Travel poster covers...Here is my first in that series. #Transformers #Cybertron https://t.co/EIeO57jfN2


Transformers News: Jeffery Veregge Doing Special Covers For IDW Transformers Reboot and Interior Artwork Teased

Lastly, thanks to Tom Waltz (a manager/creative/senior editor at IDW). We have a tease of some more covers for the new reboot series, in small scenes where we can see Prime, Prowl, Chromia, Starscream and Megatron. All looking like their Siege toys. These were done by the creative team of Angel Hernandez, Ron Joseph and writer Brian Ruckley. Check out Tom's tweet and the teaser images below!

Tom Waltz wrote:They call me MegaTease. (Actually, they just call me Tom, but I'm giving myself a new nickname, dammit!) #Transformers in 2019 from @IDWPublishing -- Forget what you know... a new age is upon us. @Brian_Ruckley #AngelHernandez @RonJoseph717 (FULL ART SOON... STICK AROUND...) https://t.co/5XphHH287U


Transformers News: Jeffery Veregge Doing Special Covers For IDW Transformers Reboot and Interior Artwork Teased

Transformers News: Jeffery Veregge Doing Special Covers For IDW Transformers Reboot and Interior Artwork Teased

Transformers News: Jeffery Veregge Doing Special Covers For IDW Transformers Reboot and Interior Artwork Teased

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Credit(s): Jeffery Veregge Twitter Account, Tom Waltz Twitter Account
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Re: Jeffery Veregge Doing Special Covers For IDW Transformers Reboot and More Cover Artwork Teased (2000008)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 20th, 2018 @ 10:33am CST
I spy Generations Thrilling 30 Leader class Jetfire in that cover art.
Re: Jeffery Veregge Doing Special Covers For IDW Transformers Reboot and More Cover Artwork Teased (2000015)
Posted by Shot Put on December 20th, 2018 @ 11:34am CST
You guys sure that's interior art Waltz is teasing? It looks more like a cover to me, and Waltz does say we'll see the full art "soon." I think he's just tagging the main creative team in any tweets to do with it, as that art looks like it was done by one artist and I'm pretty sure Hernandez and Joseph are going to be doing their own separate pencils (also doesn't look like either one's style).
Re: Jeffery Veregge Doing Special Covers For IDW Transformers Reboot and More Cover Artwork Teased (2000043)
Posted by Emerje on December 20th, 2018 @ 3:18pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:I spy Generations Thrilling 30 Leader class Jetfire in that cover art.

I would guess not since this is a reboot. I mean, it's obviously Jetfire, but it doesn't seem likely that they'll be going backwards with the references this early in so it's probably based on a new figure.

There's also a helicopter to his 2 o'clock which is probably Springer.

heli.JPG


Emerje
Re: Jeffery Veregge Doing Special Covers For IDW Transformers Reboot and More Cover Artwork Teased (2000062)
Posted by Shot Put on December 20th, 2018 @ 5:08pm CST
David Mariotte just confirmed that art Waltz teased is indeed a cover, not interiors.

https://twitter.com/IDW_David_M/status/ ... 9659745281
Re: Jeffery Veregge Doing Special Covers For IDW Transformers Reboot and More Cover Artwork Teased (2000064)
Posted by ZeroWolf on December 20th, 2018 @ 5:27pm CST
Shot Put wrote:David Mariotte just confirmed that art Waltz teased is indeed a cover, not interiors.

https://twitter.com/IDW_David_M/status/ ... 9659745281


Thanks :) the news article has been updated accordingly!
Re: Jeffery Veregge Doing Special Covers For IDW Transformers Reboot and More Cover Artwork Teased (2000130)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on December 20th, 2018 @ 10:21pm CST
Emerje wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:I spy Generations Thrilling 30 Leader class Jetfire in that cover art.

I would guess not since this is a reboot. I mean, it's obviously Jetfire, but it doesn't seem likely that they'll be going backwards with the references this early in so it's probably based on a new figure.

There's also a helicopter to his 2 o'clock which is probably Springer.

heli.JPG


Emerje

I dunno Em, that pretty clearly resembles T30 Jetfire to me. The shape of the wings and nose cone really send it home.

As far as that helicopter goes...is it actually probable that it’s Springer, because it’s rather dark. It could literally be just about anybody. Spinster comes to mind, as he’s closer to the colors shown than Springer. It could be Airachnid for all we know.
Re: Jeffery Veregge Doing Special Covers For IDW Transformers Reboot and More Cover Artwork Teased (2000141)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 20th, 2018 @ 10:55pm CST
Nemesis Maximo wrote:
Emerje wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:I spy Generations Thrilling 30 Leader class Jetfire in that cover art.

I would guess not since this is a reboot. I mean, it's obviously Jetfire, but it doesn't seem likely that they'll be going backwards with the references this early in so it's probably based on a new figure.

There's also a helicopter to his 2 o'clock which is probably Springer.

heli.JPG


Emerje

I dunno Em, that pretty clearly resembles T30 Jetfire to me. The shape of the wings and nose cone really send it home.
Not to mention the red pattern on the wings that only Generations Leader Jetfire has.
Re: Jeffery Veregge Doing Special Covers For IDW Transformers Reboot and More Cover Artwork Teased (2000176)
Posted by ZeroWolf on December 21st, 2018 @ 2:32am CST
Also remember the cover isn't indicative of the content at all here, these are just retro themed travel posters afterall.
Re: Jeffery Veregge Doing Special Covers For IDW Transformers Reboot and More Cover Artwork Teased (2000205)
Posted by Ironhidensh on December 21st, 2018 @ 6:02am CST
You know, I wonder if I'll even be able to give this series a fair shot. The IDWverse was, to me, amazingly fresh and new, and its left some insanely huge shoes to fill.

I don't want a new continuity, and that might be an unfair bias against what might well be a great series.
Re: Jeffery Veregge Doing Special Covers For IDW Transformers Reboot and More Cover Artwork Teased (2000235)
Posted by Kyleor on December 21st, 2018 @ 8:42am CST
A full size version of that travel poster to frame and put on the wall would be awesome.
Re: Jeffery Veregge Doing Special Covers For IDW Transformers Reboot and More Cover Artwork Teased (2001089)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on December 26th, 2018 @ 11:01am CST
ZeroWolf wrote: Also you'd be surprised by how many people would agree with you on TFs staying away from our planet...


Absolutely. Earth and by extension humans are predominantly the worst part of the mythos and typically represent the creatively bankrupt low points.
Re: Jeffery Veregge Doing Special Covers For IDW Transformers Reboot and More Cover Artwork Teased (2001101)
Posted by Deadput on December 26th, 2018 @ 12:06pm CST
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote: Also you'd be surprised by how many people would agree with you on TFs staying away from our planet...


Absolutely. Earth and by extension humans are predominantly the worst part of the mythos and typically represent the creatively bankrupt low points.

Yet it absolutely makes no sense for Transformers to be Transformers without the disguise aspect, they might as well be humans wearing high tech armor at that point since Transformers themselves are written as metal humans. (I mean Transformers that are very alien is not a good idea)

At some point this new continuity will go to Earth it's inevitable, it's not like there has never been any good content on earth or humans for that matter it's just that many times they have been badly written.
Re: Jeffery Veregge Doing Special Covers For IDW Transformers Reboot and More Cover Artwork Teased (2001229)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on December 27th, 2018 @ 10:27am CST
To me nothing says New Rebooted Continuity more than using the exclusive characters from the previous one :roll:

Deadput wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote: Also you'd be surprised by how many people would agree with you on TFs staying away from our planet...


Absolutely. Earth and by extension humans are predominantly the worst part of the mythos and typically represent the creatively bankrupt low points.

Yet it absolutely makes no sense for Transformers to be Transformers without the disguise aspect, they might as well be humans wearing high tech armor at that point since Transformers themselves are written as metal humans.


So what you're saying is Transformers can only be in disguise on Earth? Which is to say the entire Transformers universe consists of two planets?? This of course being an easy conclusion to reach based on the prior continuity.
Also to be blunt, the last few years of IDWverse writing has been nothing but "Humans wearing high tech armour". Because clearly Last Stand of The Wreckers was lightning in a bottle and subsequent writers weren't upto scratch in writing anything beyond People in Transformers skins.

(I mean Transformers that are very alien is not a good idea)


How so? Because aside from the god awful attempt Bayformers made at being visually alien, it has never really been attempted before.
Re: Jeffery Veregge Doing Special Covers For IDW Transformers Reboot and More Cover Artwork Teased (2001230)
Posted by ZeroWolf on December 27th, 2018 @ 10:31am CST
When you say IDW exclusive characters... Do you mean Windblade? As she's not IDW exclusive at all
Re: Jeffery Veregge Doing Special Covers For IDW Transformers Reboot and More Cover Artwork Teased (2001233)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on December 27th, 2018 @ 10:39am CST
ZeroWolf wrote:When you say IDW exclusive characters... Do you mean Windblade? As she's not IDW exclusive at all


Not Windblade no. I know of her origins and that is basically why she has the place of prominence that she has now. I mean... The Blue one, next to her*. Also the talk of Drift and others making it into the New Continuity. They already dropped the ball by not destroying IDWverse with Unicron. If they simply repeat the same cast of original characters again, why bother ending it in the first place?

Obviously the staples: Primes, Bees, Megs etc For better or very much worse, are here to stay. But everyone else in the ensemble should be brand new, from the ground up.

*Currently reading an IDWverse issue of the Part Work. All the tertiary characters look so alike, I can't name one from another.
Re: Jeffery Veregge Doing Special Covers For IDW Transformers Reboot and More Cover Artwork Teased (2001243)
Posted by ZeroWolf on December 27th, 2018 @ 11:42am CST
First off Drift has now crossed over into the movies and the Rid 2015 series so he's no longer IDW exclusive, secondly the blue bot is Chromia, and she was in the G1 cartoon anyway, and as you see here is how her Siege Deluxe Wave 2 toy looks.
Re: Jeffery Veregge Doing Special Covers For IDW Transformers Reboot and More Cover Artwork Teased (2001252)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on December 27th, 2018 @ 12:26pm CST
ZeroWolf wrote:First off Drift has now crossed over into the movies and the Rid 2015 series so he's no longer IDW exclusive, secondly the blue bot is Chromia, and she was in the G1 cartoon anyway, and as you see here is how her Siege Deluxe Wave 2 toy looks.



'Drift' was indeed a placeholder name. One of several examples I could have given to illustrate the previous points I was picking up on. Rung, another example. These previous comments don't want alternate Drift/Rung/Whoevertron though, They want IDWverse Drift/Rung/Whoevertron. Which, as I said, completely defeats the point of a series reboot and the reasons one was deemed necessary.

Second, it's not so much about character, as prominence. Point out to me the Chromia-centric TF covers, prior to IDWverse. The strong characterisation and world building arcs that defined her character within G1.
Chromia is there, next to Windblade because of IDWverse. That association, is misleading and dishonestly playing on visual cues from the previous run. She has a new toy? Great! That's what Transformers is built on. But a near identical visual comic book aesthetic to IDWverse isn't saying "New Continuity" to me. As we both know, Traditional G1 Chromia didn't look like that, IDW Chromia did.

New Continuity designs to me are Starscream (and Megatron) in Infiltration. Or Thunderwing in Stormbringer. Something similar to Yesteryear but Not. That kind of thing is what you should be aiming for as a New Continuity, again, otherwise what is the point in calling it such?
Re: Jeffery Veregge Doing Special Covers For IDW Transformers Reboot and More Cover Artwork Teased (2001256)
Posted by ZeroWolf on December 27th, 2018 @ 12:58pm CST
We already know Chromia will be different as in this one she's prowls cop partner. All these characters are sporting the Siege designs which Hasbro wants to push,so why should they not include Chromia?

At the end of the day we don't fully know what this go around will do different till its done it. No one could have predicted what the original IDW would do at the beginning of its run.
Re: Jeffery Veregge Doing Special Covers For IDW Transformers Reboot and More Cover Artwork Teased (2001260)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on December 27th, 2018 @ 1:14pm CST
ZeroWolf wrote: All these characters are sporting the Siege designs which Hasbro wants to push, so why should they not include Chromia?

That is neither here nor there. What I am saying is her placement is designed to be evocative of her most prominent role, within IDWverse. The entire reason she has a new toy, after all. You don't see any unknown characters on the cover she shares with Prowl, Windblade et al

ZeroWolf wrote:No one could have predicted what the original IDW would do at the beginning of its run.


Sad, but true.
Re: Jeffery Veregge Doing Special Covers For IDW Transformers Reboot and More Cover Artwork Teased (2001261)
Posted by ZeroWolf on December 27th, 2018 @ 1:27pm CST
Actually I think the whole reason she's on the cover is because if her toy... I mean Prowl is out in the same wave... And the comic is due when wave 2 is out...so I think you may be looking into this deeper then it needs to be. Plus Chromia didn't do a great deal for a while in the end after Titans Return.

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