July 2008, crammed with IDW Transformery Goodness

July 2008, crammed with IDW Transformery Goodness

Sunday, April 6th, 2008 7:56pm CDT

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IDW Publishing's July 2008 Solicitations have been released over at Comicnewsi.com, and it looks to be one of the busiest months of the year, in terms of Comic releases.

Joining single issue releases, such as "Spotlight: Hardhead" and "Reign of Starscream #4", July will also see the launch of "All Hail Megatron #1", "Movie Prequel UK #1" and the continuation of the "Classic Transformers" and "Ark Character Design" books.

Check out all the release information below:

Transformers Spotlight: Hardhead
Simon Furman (w) • Robby Musso (a) • E.J. Su, Nick Roche (c)

The Revelations Cycle continues here! This time, the spotlight falls on the AUTOBOTS’ thick-skinned, no-nonsense “problem-solver,” HARDHEAD! As the Expansion draws ever closer, NIGHTBEAT seeks to solve the mystery of his own missing memories, and he needs Hardhead’s help. But as they retrace NIGHTBEAT’s last steps on Gorlam Prime, HARDHEAD is forced into the worst kind of no-win situation—and one that neither of them are likely survive! By veteran Transformers scribe Simon Furman and new rising star Transformers artist Robby Musso!

*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.
*Retailers: See your order form for a special incentive
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers Movie Sequel: The Reign of Starscream #4
Chris Mowry, Chris Ryall (w) • Alex Milne (a) • Alex Milne, James Raiz (c)

The official continuation of the blockbuster TRANSFORMERS movie continues here!
Co-writers Chris Ryall (Transformers Movie Prequel) and Chris Mowry, along with artist Alex Milne (Transformers Movie Adaptation), continue their look at the latest machinations of STARSCREAM. The new cube nears completion. But what are the strange energy spikes coming from the construction site? Can it actually mean that STARSCREAM’s plan might work and CYBERTRON… will be reborn?

*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.
*Retailers: See your order form for a special incentive
FC • 32 pages • $3.99


Transformers Movie Prequel UK #1
Simon Furman (w) • Geoff Senior, Nick Roche (a); Roche (c)

From across the pond comes a special presentation of the U.K.-only TRANSFORMERS movie comics! These special stories, set before IDW’s all-new Movie Sequel, are penned by the TRANSFORMERS stalwart Simon Furman, and feature art by some of the best and brightest in TRANSFORMERS history. At last accessible for a U.S. audience, these stories-within-the-stories further expand upon the new movie universe, going beyond even what was seen in the IDW Prequel! This issue: get the in-depth lowdown on OPTIMUS PRIME and MEGATRON in the build up to/aftermath of the launching of the ALLSPARK into outer space, all adorned by an all-new Nick Roche cover.

*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.
*Retailers: See your order form for a special incentive
FC • 32 pages • $3.99


[b[The Transformers: All Hail Megatron #1[/b]
Shane McCarthy (w) • Guido Guidi (a) • Klaus Scherwinski, Trevor Hutchinson (c)

The DECEPTICONS have won, the AUTOBOTS are defeated, and the time for conquest is at hand! Or is it? This all-new series written by Shane McCarthy and featuring art by Guido Guidi picks up one year after the Revelations saga, and finds the DECEPTICONS alone and triumphant on Earth, with not an AUTOBOT in sight. With no one to stand in their way, how will the planet survive? And what of the missing AUTOBOTS? The biggest, most epic TRANSFORMERS storyline ever starts here! Klaus Scherwinski presents a shocking cover image, and Trevor Hutchinson offers an equally striking variant image.

*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.
*Retailers: See your order form for a special incentive
FC • 32 pages • $3.99


[b[The Transformers: The Ark, Volume 2[/b]
Jim Sorenson, William Forster (w) • Nick Roche (a)

TRANSFORMERS: The Ark, Volume 2 picks up where the first volume left off, making available for the first time hundreds of rare images chronicling the evolution of TRANSFORMERS in Japan. This volume covers all of the classic Japanese series material: HEADMASTERS, MASTERFORCE, VICTORY, ZONE, BATTLESTARS, and OPERATION COMBINATION. TRANSFORMERS, humans, aliens, ships and weapon models decorate this 208-page volume. If you love animation designs or ever wanted to know more about the TRANSFORMERS Anime, this book is for you.

TPB • B&W • 208 pages • 8.5” x 11” • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-180-9

Classic Transformers, Volume 2
Bob Budiansky (w) • Don Perlin, Herb Trimpe (a)

Continuing IDW’s re-presentation of the beginnings of the TRANSFORMERS’ comics lore. Join the original G1 characters as the ongoing war continues between the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS. In this second collection, including issues #17-30, the AUTOBOTS create OMEGA SUPREME, SHOCKWAVE cedes command to MEGATRON, and the cast of mechanoids on Earth grows. Includes classic stories such as “Plight of the Bumblebee,” “Command Performances,” “Showdown,” “Funeral for a Friend,” and more.

TPB • FC • 340 pages • 6.625” x 10.187” • $19.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-185-4

The Transformers Animated, Volume 4

More action from the TRANSFORMERS animated series! Read along as the heroic AUTOBOTS battle the evil DECEPTICONS as the story of their new adventures continues to unfold. Using actual still frames from the series itself — The Transformers Animated series puts new TF action in your pocket.

TPB • FC • 5” x 7” • $7.99 • 96 Pages • ISBN: 978-1-60010-217-2

Transformers Best of the UK: Space Pirates #5
Simon Furman (w) • Will Simpson, Tim Perkins (a) • Dan Khanna (c)

Continuing the reprints of the best TRANSFORMERS sagas from across the pond! The aftermath of the classic Space Pirates saga concludes with a stunning set-up for the upcoming epic, Time Wars! The wheels are now in motion for a legendary tale that sends the story across the galaxy and through time itself. From longtime TRANSFORMERS scribe Simon Furman, with a new cover by Dan Khanna.

*Retailers: See your order form for a special incentive
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Credit(s): comicnewsi.com, tfarchive


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Re: July 2008, crammed with IDW Transformery Goodness (674112)
Posted by Nemesis_Apoc on April 6th, 2008 @ 8:00pm CDT
all shall be mine
Re: July 2008, crammed with IDW Transformery Goodness (674116)
Posted by Autobot Jazz on April 6th, 2008 @ 8:16pm CDT
I can just feel this will be a great summer for Transformers.
Re: July 2008, crammed with IDW Transformery Goodness (674118)
Posted by Lapse Of Reason on April 6th, 2008 @ 8:20pm CDT
Does the IDW Classic series have the same artwork as the original Marel comic, or are they the same stories redrawn?
Re: July 2008, crammed with IDW Transformery Goodness (674125)
Posted by leader magnus prime on April 6th, 2008 @ 8:33pm CDT
i want reighn of starscream and spotlight hardhead :grin:
Re: July 2008, crammed with IDW Transformery Goodness (674147)
Posted by 1337W422102 on April 6th, 2008 @ 9:22pm CDT
Lapse Of Reason wrote:Does the IDW Classic series have the same artwork as the original Marel comic, or are they the same stories redrawn?

Classic The Transformers is a Trade Paperback. The first volume collects issues #1-2, 4-8, & 10-16 (#3 and #9 weren't reprinted due to copyright reasons: they feature the Marvel characters Spider-Man and Circuit Breaker, respectively). 14 issues in full colour on glossy paper for $20 is a great deal!

I eagerly bought CTF Volume 1 and I'm anticipating Volume 2.
Re: July 2008, crammed with IDW Transformery Goodness (674151)
Posted by i_amtrunks on April 6th, 2008 @ 9:27pm CDT
Lapse Of Reason wrote:Does the IDW Classic series have the same artwork as the original Marel comic, or are they the same stories redrawn?


The Classics series is the same as the old Marvel stuff, just reprinted into one big omnibus edition. As much as I would love for the issues to be recoloured, Yomtov's colours stay.

The first trade was missing issues #3 and #9 due to the appearance of Spiderman and Circuit Breaker respectively, which Marvel owns the rights to, this copyright issue stuff will make the tail end of the series, very interesting.
Re: July 2008, crammed with IDW Transformery Goodness (674192)
Posted by Lapse Of Reason on April 6th, 2008 @ 11:34pm CDT
Okay, thanks for the answers to the Generation one books. I already have the Titan volumes so it doesn't look like I am missing anything worth spending more $ on.

I eagerly await the other stuff!
Re: July 2008, crammed with IDW Transformery Goodness (674195)
Posted by Pyrostrata on April 6th, 2008 @ 11:43pm CDT
Wow! IDW must think we ALL are gonna get out "Economic Stimulus Package" checks in July, with this massive titles release! I will be dropping a whole BUNCH of monies at the comic store!! :grin:
Re: July 2008, crammed with IDW Transformery Goodness (674363)
Posted by gogleman374 on April 7th, 2008 @ 8:35am CDT
I feel like total dumb ass asking this but,
hot to I obtain these comics?

I've seen the spotlight ones on Amazon usually a month or so later but, I want me so megatron hailing goodnes.
Re: July 2008, crammed with IDW Transformery Goodness (674374)
Posted by 1337W422102 on April 7th, 2008 @ 8:59am CDT
Ever been to a comic store?
Re: July 2008, crammed with IDW Transformery Goodness (674675)
Posted by ponycorn on April 7th, 2008 @ 3:29pm CDT
We're getting spoiled alright! Even still, it feels like July is forever-away. June seems like forever from now. I just can't get enough 'cons I suppose.

Not a bad thing though. I still havn't cracked open my Classics Volume 1 yet. Even I can't keep up with my TF demand! :P
Re: July 2008, crammed with IDW Transformery Goodness (674783)
Posted by dragons on April 7th, 2008 @ 5:38pm CDT
im glad that the transformers movie uk version is finally going to be released in the us but ill just wait to the trade paper back version iunstead and same idea with reign of starscream set to
Re: July 2008, crammed with IDW Transformery Goodness (674868)
Posted by Moonbase2 on April 7th, 2008 @ 7:07pm CDT
I need a comic book NOW!!!!!

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