More Details on IDW Transformers Bumblebee Movie Prequel: From Cybertron With Love

Transformers News: More Details on IDW Transformers Bumblebee Movie Prequel: From Cybertron With Love

Monday, April 2nd, 2018 12:01PM CDT

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In the June Solicitations for comics being release by IDW Publishing this summer, we had information - but no cover art, see here - about a new Bumblebee live-action spin-off movie prequel comic, courtesy of the minds and hands of John Barber and Andrew Griffith and aimed at a younger audience. Thanks to the Penguin Randomhouse site, we now have both a cover (possibly temporary however), a title (From Cybertron with Love), and more information on the plot of this movie prequel.

Check it out below, and let us know what you think in the Energon Pub discussion thread!

Fan-favorite Autobot Bumblebee is recruited for a top secret mission, and 1960s London won’t know what hit it when this robot in disguise goes undercover.

It’s high-tech, high-octane, high-clearance spy hijinks in From Cybertron with Love.

Some call him Goldfender, but the name’s Bee… Bumblebee. On loan to MI6 and teamed with a human partner, Bee’s trapped in the middle of a Cold War plot to disrupt British Secret Intelligence. But when their base is destroyed from within, it’s up to Bee to discover if there’s a traitor in their midst…and, in the spy world, allegiances can change just as easily as a Cybertronian.

From long-time Transformers writer and British super spy aficionado John Barber (Optimus Prime, Action Man), From Cybertron With Love is the official prequel to the new Bumblebee film, in theaters December 2018.


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Re: More Details on IDW Transformers Bumblebee Movie Prequel: From Cybertron With Love (1950178)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on April 2nd, 2018 @ 12:24pm CDT
Oh cool, IDW might finally get a bit more of my money again cos I've missed the tie-in comics they used to do for the movies. They were my fave modern TF comics. :)

heh, Goldfender... that amuses me more than it probably should.
Re: More Details on IDW Transformers Bumblebee Movie Prequel: From Cybertron With Love (1950218)
Posted by Agent 53 on April 2nd, 2018 @ 2:12pm CDT
What's sticking out to me, and may just be because he hasn't 'officially' been revealed yet in his new appearance and this is just a placeholder, but the Bee on the cover is TLK, or his 2017 body, as opposed to his new Beetle body. If this is a prequel to his movie, set in 1984, they could've at least used his old 74 camaro from the first film or 67 camaro from his AOE high octane body. Either would've been closer in age and the 74 body presumably got new art recently, for the Studio series toy.
And yes I know this is silly and doesn't matter, I've seen way more irrelevant discussions on forums like these, don't judge ,me!
Re: More Details on IDW Transformers Bumblebee Movie Prequel: From Cybertron With Love (1950220)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on April 2nd, 2018 @ 2:20pm CDT
Agent 53 wrote: don't judge ,me!


This is the internet. You're always being judged by somebody. :P
I'm judging you for that random comma. :D
Re: More Details on IDW Transformers Bumblebee Movie Prequel: From Cybertron With Love (1950271)
Posted by Ig89ninja on April 2nd, 2018 @ 6:03pm CDT
Agent 53 wrote:What's sticking out to me, and may just be because he hasn't 'officially' been revealed yet in his new appearance and this is just a placeholder, but the Bee on the cover is TLK, or his 2017 body, as opposed to his new Beetle body. If this is a prequel to his movie, set in 1984, they could've at least used his old 74 camaro from the first film or 67 camaro from his AOE high octane body. Either would've been closer in age and the 74 body presumably got new art recently, for the Studio series toy.
And yes I know this is silly and doesn't matter, I've seen way more irrelevant discussions on forums like these, don't judge ,me!

Judgy judgy judge, judge :lol:
Re: More Details on IDW Transformers Bumblebee Movie Prequel: From Cybertron With Love (1950322)
Posted by TulioDude on April 2nd, 2018 @ 9:30pm CDT
I'm excited for this.Movie comics that take place before the movies alwasy been a joy.
Re: More Details on IDW Transformers Bumblebee Movie Prequel: From Cybertron With Love (1950323)
Posted by budmaloney on April 2nd, 2018 @ 9:37pm CDT
Is it possible that the Bumblebee movie starts off as a prequel and then catches it up to post TLK? Or has it been confirmed it's 100% prequel?
Re: More Details on IDW Transformers Bumblebee Movie Prequel: From Cybertron With Love (1960124)
Posted by Va'al on May 18th, 2018 @ 3:45am CDT
We have another update for the Bumblebee movie prequel comic, which sees the reunion of John Barber and Andrew Griffith, with Priscilla Tramontano on colours, on a movie piece of work, in the form of the actual cover for From Cybertron with Love!

The cover is an homage to the theme of the book, and a call back to the pulp-style paperbacks with a noir/crime/spy thriller of past publications - though no artist is currently credited UPDATE: The artist is Sara Pitre Durocher! - and you can check it out below. Will you be picking this up, even if you're not planning on watching the movie in December?

About Transformers Bumblebee Movie Prequel: From Cybertron With Love

Fan-favorite Autobot Bumblebee is recruited for a top secret mission, and 1960s London won’t know what hit it when this robot in disguise goes undercover.

It’s high-tech, high-octane, high-clearance spy hijinks in From Cybertron with Love.

Some call him Goldfender, but the name’s Bee… Bumblebee. On loan to MI6 and teamed with a human partner, Bee’s trapped in the middle of a Cold War plot to disrupt British Secret Intelligence. But when their base is destroyed from within, it’s up to Bee to discover if there’s a traitor in their midst…and, in the spy world, allegiances can change just as easily as a Cybertronian.

From long-time Transformers writer and British super spy aficionado John Barber (Optimus Prime, Action Man), From Cybertron With Love is the official prequel to the new Bumblebee film, in theaters December 2018.


Product Details
Paperback | $14.99
Published by IDW Publishing
Oct 02, 2018 | 96 Pages | 6-5/8 x 10-3/16 | ISBN 9781684052295


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Re: More Details on IDW Transformers Bumblebee Movie Prequel: From Cybertron With Love (1960125)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on May 18th, 2018 @ 3:57am CDT
Weird. Is that Bee's actual face in the movie? Half movie/half G1?

14.99? It's more of a graphic novel then?

ah whatever i'm just glad to see a movieverse comic again.
Re: More Details on IDW Transformers Bumblebee Movie Prequel: From Cybertron With Love (1960127)
Posted by ZeroWolf on May 18th, 2018 @ 4:21am CDT
Yup it's got 96 pages so it's a prequel graphic novel. Interesting premise, I guess bee has been majorly distracted from looking for the all spark. Can't blame him from wanting some fun
Re: More Details on IDW Transformers Bumblebee Movie Prequel: From Cybertron With Love (1960128)
Posted by dragons on May 18th, 2018 @ 5:22am CDT
All ways look forward to movie books disappointing new fans of transformers don’t read comics we will wait and see bumblebee face look like in movie from trailer to know for sure
Re: More Details on IDW Transformers Bumblebee Movie Prequel: From Cybertron With Love (1960134)
Posted by Randomhero on May 18th, 2018 @ 7:18am CDT
dragons wrote:All ways look forward to movie books disappointing new fans of transformers don’t read comics we will wait and see bumblebee face look like in movie from trailer to know for sure



I know my spelling is sometimes bad but Jesus I at least I know where to put a period in a sentence.
Re: More Details on IDW Transformers Bumblebee Movie Prequel: From Cybertron With Love (1960136)
Posted by Rodimus Knight on May 18th, 2018 @ 7:24am CDT
This cover actually looks pretty cool to me. I may have to take a look at it when it comes out.
Re: More Details on IDW Transformers Bumblebee Movie Prequel: From Cybertron With Love (1960139)
Posted by ScottyP on May 18th, 2018 @ 7:44am CDT
We had to take down an image of his actual movie appearance some time ago. It wasn't this face, much closer to his '07 look :/
Re: More Details on IDW Transformers Bumblebee Movie Prequel: From Cybertron With Love (1960158)
Posted by Caelus on May 18th, 2018 @ 8:48am CDT
No interest in reading that Bumblebee comic but the cover would make a nice poster.
Re: More Details on IDW Transformers Bumblebee Movie Prequel: From Cybertron With Love (1960176)
Posted by EvasionModeBumblebee on May 18th, 2018 @ 10:13am CDT
He has a mouth.

WHY DOES HE HAVE A MOUTH?!

At least he won’t look like that in the movie.

EDIT: that shadowy figure on the right may actually be an Autobot because the one on the left is totally Bee.
Re: More Details on IDW Transformers Bumblebee Movie Prequel: From Cybertron With Love (1960184)
Posted by What's Crackin'? on May 18th, 2018 @ 11:08am CDT
Other than the fact that Bumblebee has a mouth... which is a bit odd... I really love the look of this comic and will 100% be buying it when it comes out. Hopefully it gives some insight into HotRod's and Bee's friendship. TF5 dropped the ball on that. Fingers crossed for an epic Barricade vs Bee fight!
Re: More Details on IDW Transformers Bumblebee Movie Prequel: From Cybertron With Love (1960207)
Posted by Deathsaurus1 on May 18th, 2018 @ 1:17pm CDT
Randomhero wrote:
dragons wrote:All ways look forward to movie books disappointing new fans of transformers don’t read comics we will wait and see bumblebee face look like in movie from trailer to know for sure



I know my spelling is sometimes bad but Jesus I at least I know where to put a period in a sentence.


I think dragon's is a youngling :-?
Re: More Details on IDW Transformers Bumblebee Movie Prequel: From Cybertron With Love (1960241)
Posted by Galactic Prime on May 18th, 2018 @ 3:21pm CDT
Randomhero wrote:
dragons wrote:All ways look forward to movie books disappointing new fans of transformers don’t read comics we will wait and see bumblebee face look like in movie from trailer to know for sure



I know my spelling is sometimes bad but Jesus I at least I know where to put a period in a sentence.


But apparently you don't know what a comma is :P :-D :-D :-D
Re: More Details on IDW Transformers Bumblebee Movie Prequel: From Cybertron With Love (1960294)
Posted by Ultra Markus on May 18th, 2018 @ 8:17pm CDT
dragons wrote:All ways look forward to movie books disappointing new fans of transformers don’t read comics we will wait and see bumblebee face look like in movie from trailer to know for sure

wouldn't this bumblebee predate the bumblebee movie therfore thats the face hes always had
Wartime-Bumblebee-in-Transformers-The-Last-Knight.jpg
Re: More Details on IDW Transformers Bumblebee Movie Prequel: From Cybertron With Love (1960307)
Posted by william-james88 on May 18th, 2018 @ 10:05pm CDT
Ultra Markus wrote:
dragons wrote:All ways look forward to movie books disappointing new fans of transformers don’t read comics we will wait and see bumblebee face look like in movie from trailer to know for sure

wouldn't this bumblebee predate the bumblebee movie therfore thats the face hes always had
Wartime-Bumblebee-in-Transformers-The-Last-Knight.jpg

You are assuming these films make any sense, haha.

Anyways, we know what this bumblebee will look like and it does look a bit like that. You can all see what he will look like in the film witha quick google search, its the first result that comes up
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=bumblebee+movie+robot+mode

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