More Pages Shown for New IDW Transformers Series + Interviews with Creative Team

Transformers News: More Pages Shown for New IDW Transformers Series + Interviews with Creative Team

Monday, March 11th, 2019 10:20am CDT

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IDW has released several pages for the soon to be released new Transformers title on their Facebook page. They can be found here (and also shown below).

We also got several interviews. One from Newsarama.com which interview the writer of the new IDW Transformers comic series, Brian Ruckley.

The other is from doomrocket.com which inteviews both the writer mentioned above as well as the artist, Angel Hernandez.

Remember, the comic comes out this Wednesday, March 13th.

IDW wrote:Here's a sneak peak at a couple pages from the new #Transformers 1 story by Brian Ruckley, and Angel Hernandez. Head to your local comic book shop next week (3/13) and pick up your copy of this all new adventure!


Transformers News: More Pages Shown for New IDW Transformers Series + Interviews with Creative Team

Transformers News: More Pages Shown for New IDW Transformers Series + Interviews with Creative Team

Transformers News: More Pages Shown for New IDW Transformers Series + Interviews with Creative Team

Transformers News: More Pages Shown for New IDW Transformers Series + Interviews with Creative Team

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Re: More Pages Shown for New IDW Transformers Series + Interviews with Creative Team (2014217)
Posted by Lore Keeper on March 11th, 2019 @ 12:13pm CDT
The art is super clean and I like how they are keeping it accurate to the toys. But including every 5mm port, screw hole, clip, and contact point is a bit much. A little bit of artistic license is ok to cover up the less aesthetically pleasing aspects a toy's design.
Re: More Pages Shown for New IDW Transformers Series + Interviews with Creative Team (2014221)
Posted by leokearon on March 11th, 2019 @ 12:47pm CDT
I'm struggling to see what's new. Seems like they are mostly rehashing stuff done before
Re: More Pages Shown for New IDW Transformers Series + Interviews with Creative Team (2014223)
Posted by william-james88 on March 11th, 2019 @ 1:06pm CDT
leokearon wrote:I'm struggling to see what's new. Seems like they are mostly rehashing stuff done before

I dont think the point is for there to be anything new. Its just that Transformers is a hot brand and hasbro wants fiction out there. Cyberverse is G1 based storytelling, so are all current toylines aside from the movie ones, the upcoming netflix show will be g1 based, so the comics must be as well. And these comics are a jumping off point for anyone searching for more Transformers content.
Re: More Pages Shown for New IDW Transformers Series + Interviews with Creative Team (2014224)
Posted by leokearon on March 11th, 2019 @ 1:23pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
leokearon wrote:I'm struggling to see what's new. Seems like they are mostly rehashing stuff done before

I dont think the point is for there to be anything new. Its just that Transformers is a hot brand and hasbro wants fiction out there. Cyberverse is G1 based storytelling, so are all current toylines aside from the movie ones, the upcoming netflix show will be g1 based, so the comics must be as well. And these comics are a jumping off point for anyone searching for more Transformers content.


If they are doing anything new, then it defeats the point of a reboot. If you end a continuity and reboot it, then it should be different not the same, otherwise you might as well just continued with what you had.
Re: More Pages Shown for New IDW Transformers Series + Interviews with Creative Team (2014229)
Posted by william-james88 on March 11th, 2019 @ 2:38pm CDT
leokearon wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
leokearon wrote:I'm struggling to see what's new. Seems like they are mostly rehashing stuff done before

I dont think the point is for there to be anything new. Its just that Transformers is a hot brand and hasbro wants fiction out there. Cyberverse is G1 based storytelling, so are all current toylines aside from the movie ones, the upcoming netflix show will be g1 based, so the comics must be as well. And these comics are a jumping off point for anyone searching for more Transformers content.


If they are doing anything new, then it defeats the point of a reboot. If you end a continuity and reboot it, then it should be different not the same, otherwise you might as well just continued with what you had.


It's new enough. We never did get much of the autobots and decepticons pre war. A familiar story, sure, but this is the stuff that was only hinted or in flashbacks in previous series. Now we actually get a story about it. And it being a reboot means they dont have to worry about retconning anything in an existing continuity. I dont see what's so wrong about anything here, nor do I see how anything here is surprising. We've known they were doing a G1 themed story for months now.
Re: More Pages Shown for New IDW Transformers Series + Interviews with Creative Team (2014232)
Posted by SkyFire Prime on March 11th, 2019 @ 3:28pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
leokearon wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
leokearon wrote:I'm struggling to see what's new. Seems like they are mostly rehashing stuff done before

I dont think the point is for there to be anything new. Its just that Transformers is a hot brand and hasbro wants fiction out there. Cyberverse is G1 based storytelling, so are all current toylines aside from the movie ones, the upcoming netflix show will be g1 based, so the comics must be as well. And these comics are a jumping off point for anyone searching for more Transformers content.


If they are doing anything new, then it defeats the point of a reboot. If you end a continuity and reboot it, then it should be different not the same, otherwise you might as well just continued with what you had.


It's new enough. We never did get much of the autobots and decepticons pre war. A familiar story, sure, but this is the stuff that was only hinted or in flashbacks in previous series. Now we actually get a story about it. And it being a reboot means they dont have to worry about retconning anything in an existing continuity. I dont see what's so wrong about anything here, nor do I see how anything here is surprising. We've known they were doing a G1 themed story for months now.



This guy gets it.
Re: More Pages Shown for New IDW Transformers Series + Interviews with Creative Team (2014233)
Posted by Flashwave on March 11th, 2019 @ 3:38pm CDT
leokearon wrote:I'm struggling to see what's new. Seems like they are mostly rehashing stuff done before

For one, We have Rubble choosing his alt mode. Old IDW stated out you were either born with your alt mode or an MTO. You had no choice. That may not be new to thr mythos as a whole, but it is a refresh from recent. Personally, I kinda think I liked the other way. Yes, Judgibg soneone by their looks is bad, bit if you think about the idea, that prejudice was probably born of something else. The earliest Cybertronian Civilizations may well ha e sirvived by relying on each of its member's Strengths, and that includes what they turned into, and in a way its an interesting stify of when does Prejudice become Prejudice?

For 2, we have an implication here that Orion is a Senator as is Megatron. He even says to Ironhide "... Two old Senators of Cybertron, two old friends...". Thats pretty much new. In the past Prime has been a chosen voice from the lower population, not the Government, first a Laborer, a Librarian, an Archivist, and in IDW1.0 he was a Police Officer. The impression here then too is that Ironhide is his Aide and or Bodyguard, which jives with Ironhide's previously established character. Prowl meanwhile remains the good old Table-flipping IDW Prowl. Hopefully he is less of an immoral prick and is just a Prick.

Megatron too is (was?) A voice in the Senate, and not just someone writing or speaking on the streetcorner.

Then we ha e Windblade. We don't know much about her, other than she is hanging with Bumblebee, but if she is here then that either means she is NOT from Caminus, which is new, or Cybertron's lost colony isnt so lost this go around. I would assume this is taking heavy cues from Windblade's Cyberverse character, but we dont have a lot of Pre-War for that character.
Re: More Pages Shown for New IDW Transformers Series + Interviews with Creative Team (2014235)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on March 11th, 2019 @ 3:49pm CDT
So that means (1) The new continuity is getting rid of some of the more humanising rubbish the old one became bogged down in.

(2) I didn't really get anything New in Prime. Slight variation perhaps. But the dialogue still read just as boring.

(3) Assume she is simply Cybertronian. That they have tossed everything else away and just kept the part that she is a Transformer. Like I've said previously, that means she might actually be interesting in this continuity as she is, more or less, a blank slate.
Re: More Pages Shown for New IDW Transformers Series + Interviews with Creative Team (2014252)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on March 11th, 2019 @ 6:03pm CDT
I'm interested in the story, we'll see what the reception is when it is released on Wednesday
Re: More Pages Shown for New IDW Transformers Series + Interviews with Creative Team (2014261)
Posted by ausbot on March 11th, 2019 @ 6:48pm CDT
I hope its going back to basics, The last IDW story I enjoyed was Death of optimus Prime, they lost me after that.
Re: More Pages Shown for New IDW Transformers Series + Interviews with Creative Team (2014326)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on March 12th, 2019 @ 8:44am CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:I'm interested in the story, we'll see what the reception is when it is released on Wednesday


Didn't realise it was so soon. Pre-ordered #1 with Forbidden Planet. Not sure if I'll buy into the whole series yet.
Re: More Pages Shown for New IDW Transformers Series + Interviews with Creative Team (2014389)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on March 12th, 2019 @ 6:41pm CDT
Thanks to Previews World, we now have a full 5 page preview for you of the upcoming IDW Transformers #1! This comic starts us off fresh and new, with a little character named Rubble awakening in the new world, much as we are, and giving us a nice introduction to a Cybertron at peace. Issue #1 is set to drop tomorrow, so make sure your orders are in so you can pick up this brand new story, and stay tuned for the Seibertron.com review of Issue #1 to hear what we think of this bold new era!

Brian Ruckley is the Author for the new book, while Angel Hernandez and Ron Joseph share the art duties for the series, divided up between the Orion Pax/Megatron scenes and the Rubble scenes as it appears.

A NEW ERA DAWNS! In the infinite universe, there exists a planet like no other: Cybertron! Home to the Transformers, and a thriving hub for inter-stellar commerce, it is a world brimming with organic and constructed diversity. Immense structures line its landscape. Mechanical giants roam across its surface. Starship-sized titans orbit its skies, keeping a constant protective watch above and below. Ancient Transformers merge into its very fabric. Small, mysterious creatures skulk in its shadows. It is a truly amazing realm, long untouched by war, and exuberantly reaching for the stars. This is the Cybertron that Optimus Prime and Megatron vie for in this bold new origin-a world of seemingly endless peace! All that changes when Bumblebee and Windblade take a newly-forged Cybertronian on his first voyage through this world of wonders-they are confronted by the hard reality of the first murder to have occurred on Cybertron in living memory!
All that changes when Bumblebee and Windblade take a newly-forged Cybertronian on his first voyage through this world of wonders-they are confronted by the hard reality of the first murder to have occurred on Cybertron in living memory!


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Re: More Pages Shown for New IDW Transformers Series + Interviews with Creative Team (2014401)
Posted by TulioDude on March 12th, 2019 @ 8:07pm CDT
This narration/quote at the beginning is nice.
Its interesting to this continuity to actually start before the war.
Re: More Pages Shown for New IDW Transformers Series + Interviews with Creative Team (2014403)
Posted by Randomhero on March 12th, 2019 @ 8:23pm CDT
Just read the issue. Available digital at IDW, very good. Very very good opening to the new universe
Re: More Pages Shown for New IDW Transformers Series + Interviews with Creative Team (2014416)
Posted by Flashwave on March 12th, 2019 @ 10:28pm CDT
Randomhero wrote:Just read the issue. Available digital at IDW, very good. Very very good opening to the new universe

Thanks for that tip. Was a nice i troductory issue. No spoilers, but really, IDW? Let's put the old stories in the back of the brand new issue of the brand new series. Thats not confusing at all...
Re: More Pages Shown for New IDW Transformers Series + Interviews with Creative Team (2014418)
Posted by Randomhero on March 12th, 2019 @ 10:33pm CDT
Flashwave wrote:
Randomhero wrote:Just read the issue. Available digital at IDW, very good. Very very good opening to the new universe

Thanks for that tip. Was a nice i troductory issue. No spoilers, but really, IDW? Let's put the old stories in the back of the brand new issue of the brand new series. Thats not confusing at all...



Lmao I thought the same damn thing when I got to the end :lol:

Maybe put in a preview of ninja turtles of GI joe but hey, more power to a good series that was Optimus Prime and the rest of OG IDW-verse
Re: More Pages Shown for New IDW Transformers Series + Interviews with Creative Team (2014419)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 12th, 2019 @ 10:51pm CDT
I guess the easiest distinction we can make between the old IDW G1 continuity of 2005-2018 and this new one from 2019-onward would be "IDW1" and "IDW2".
Re: More Pages Shown for New IDW Transformers Series + Interviews with Creative Team (2014424)
Posted by Optimus Prime13th on March 13th, 2019 @ 12:22am CDT
I know this is a reboot but I can’t help this itching feeling that this is the new universe the Lost Light jumped into at the end of their series. If not I still hope to see Rodimus and Megatron’s crew again someday in a spin off series or something of the lot.
Re: More Pages Shown for New IDW Transformers Series + Interviews with Creative Team (2014426)
Posted by Nexus Knight on March 13th, 2019 @ 2:18am CDT
I just finished reading the first issue and so far, I have only one complaint- Why draw Megatron to look like he's thinking of an evil plan? His facial structure, most notably his slanted black-lined red eyes, are totally screaming "I have a plan and it is evil. Cue evil plan laughter! *Mwahahahahaha!*"
Re: More Pages Shown for New IDW Transformers Series + Interviews with Creative Team (2014427)
Posted by BumbleDouche on March 13th, 2019 @ 2:49am CDT
Does anyone else feel like Rubble is standing on the head of a dead titan when he's looking out over the landscape? It kinda looks like a decomposing brow but with a definite nose... Or just my imagination?

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