New Jeffrey Veregge Cover for Transformers Issue 4

Transformers News: New Jeffrey Veregge Cover for Transformers Issue 4

Monday, February 25th, 2019 9:02PM CST

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Returning once more with a stellar offering, comics illustrator and designer Jeffrey Veregge has given us a look at his newest cover for the upcoming IDW Transformers reboot! Continuing his trend of ‘travel style’ covers, the cover’s vivid colors and strong lines depict the Cybertronian capital Iacon, as well as an unknown character looking onward at the landscape. The character does not appear to be anyone we yet know of, so their identity is up for debate.

Interestingly, five statues stand out amongst the serene landscape of Iacon. It is unknown if these are of any significance, but the center figure does bear a resemblance to traditional personifications of Primus. If this turns out to be true, what does that make the other statues?

Transformers News: New Jeffrey Veregge Cover for Transformers Issue 4

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Re: New Jeffrey Veregge Cover for Transformers Issue 4 (2012414)
Posted by Nathaniel Prime on February 26th, 2019 @ 6:03am CST
Is that Cybertron Primus in the middle? Silhouette is strikingly similar :-?
Re: New Jeffrey Veregge Cover for Transformers Issue 4 (2012428)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on February 26th, 2019 @ 7:48am CST
Too much to hope for we've ditched the Thirteen Primes thing (as IDW initially did before the back-peddle, post-AHM) and have opted for something *gasp* New? :-?
Re: New Jeffrey Veregge Cover for Transformers Issue 4 (2012436)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 26th, 2019 @ 9:00am CST
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:Too much to hope for we've ditched the Thirteen Primes thing (as IDW initially did before the back-peddle, post-AHM) and have opted for something *gasp* New? :-?
If Cyberverse and Hasbro's recent "brand consistency" are anything to go by, the Binder of Revelation (in which the Thirteen were first nailed down for certain) may yet still be in use by new fictions.
Re: New Jeffrey Veregge Cover for Transformers Issue 4 (2012447)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on February 26th, 2019 @ 11:00am CST
What would be nice is if these statues represent a Bot each major city was named after. A parallel with real life and something a bit more interesting than 13 Yawns Primes...
Re: New Jeffrey Veregge Cover for Transformers Issue 4 (2012469)
Posted by Deadput on February 26th, 2019 @ 2:52pm CST
The guy in the middle is Rubble the new character for the series.

There are pictures of the character floating around out there.

Edit: here via Tom Waltz on Twitter https://twitter.com/TomWaltz/status/1098410902330605568
https://twitter.com/TomWaltz/status/1098414262429478915

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Re: New Jeffrey Veregge Cover for Transformers Issue 4 (2013518)
Posted by william-james88 on March 5th, 2019 @ 12:42pm CST
IGN.com scored a nice exclusive review with John Barber and Michael Kelly, Hasbro's VP of Global Publishing which is all about the TDW Transformers reboot. For those not in the know, this is a brand new series simply titled Transformers. The comic will be very G1 based, as you can see by the designs which are the same as the ones you find in the Siege toyline. There is also a preview of the first comic where we see the first 3 pages, along with covers.

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The following is a segment of the interview where Barber and Kelly discuss why a reboot was done. You can read the full interview here.

As you'd expect, this is part of an attempt to broaden the appeal of the franchise and make the Transformers comics more accessible for new readers who might be intimidated by the sheer number of books available. Kelly told us, "When you are working with a continuity that spans 13 years, it can be pretty daunting to jump on board. The creative teams we’ve worked with in the former continuity excelled at appealing to new readers, and I think it is safe to say that over the past 5 years we’ve had the broadest and most diverse audience in the history of our Transformers comics program. But this new series provides an opportunity for new readers to join us who may have been on the sidelines wanting to get in but overwhelmed by the sheer volume of storytelling, while at the same time renewing our commitment to our long-time fans and giving them both a satisfying ending and an exciting new beginning."

"We already had the best fans in the world, so we had that going for us." said Barber. "That said—absolutely, we all want to reach out and introduce new readers to these characters and worlds and mythology. The previous Hasbro comics universe was one that meant a whole lot to me. I love that series and those versions of the characters. But we hit a really natural point to put a genuine, and I hope satisfying, ending on that story.

As for whether fans can expect the Hasbro Comic Book Universe continuity to continue in some form, it doesn't sound likely. Barber said, "I really love that story and that universe. I still talk to everybody that worked on those comics. I love reading them, and we’ll continue to keep the comics in print and in our deluxe IDW Collection hardcovers. But there’s no plans for ever going back to that universe. Much as I love it, personally I feel like we told the story we set out to tell."



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Re: New Jeffrey Veregge Cover for Transformers Issue 4 (2013521)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on March 5th, 2019 @ 1:10pm CST
So much to discuss, from the quoted dialogue alone. Yet, for the time being, I am reminded of a joke:


What would Transformers be without G1?

>Looks to Beast Wars and Transformers: Prime<

Award winning... :lol:
Re: New Jeffrey Veregge Cover for Transformers Issue 4 (2013523)
Posted by Omegatron. on March 5th, 2019 @ 1:32pm CST
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:So much to discuss, from the quoted dialogue alone. Yet, for the time being, I am reminded of a joke:


What would Transformers be without G1?

>Looks to Beast Wars and Transformers: Prime<

Award winning... :lol:


That's funny, given how G1 both of those were.



I like the look of this and the focus on pre-war Cybertronian society, I might pick this up after all.
Re: New Jeffrey Veregge Cover for Transformers Issue 4 (2013527)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on March 5th, 2019 @ 1:41pm CST
Omegatron. wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:So much to discuss, from the quoted dialogue alone. Yet, for the time being, I am reminded of a joke:


What would Transformers be without G1?

>Looks to Beast Wars and Transformers: Prime<

Award winning... :lol:


That's funny, given how G1 both of those were.


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Not really. They have their roots, yet the awards came when they broke away from them and did their own thing.

Given the evergreen nature of SIEGE, being the backbone of this new continuity, I am apprehensive we won't see any of the character reinventions/subversions IDWverse had when it first started, this time around.
Re: New Jeffrey Veregge Cover for Transformers Issue 4 (2013532)
Posted by ZeroWolf on March 5th, 2019 @ 1:58pm CST
So they are keeping Megatrons political routes then as was added into IDW and reinforced in Cyberverse, can already see the Decepticon movement in its roots.

Also Prime wasn't really G1, it was an attempt to do something akin to G1 for a new era, or was Arcee blue and a bike in G1? Was Unicron planet earth in G1?
Re: New Jeffrey Veregge Cover for Transformers Issue 4 (2013533)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on March 5th, 2019 @ 2:02pm CST
ZeroWolf wrote:So they are keeping Megatrons political routes then as was added into IDW and reinforced in Cyberverse, can already see the Decepticon movement in its roots.



Exactly. IDWverse made Megatron the "good" guy initially, in Origin. That was something new and refreshing. This, I doubt I will be surprised about how his arc unfolds.
Re: New Jeffrey Veregge Cover for Transformers Issue 4 (2013542)
Posted by TrypticonCarne on March 5th, 2019 @ 2:21pm CST
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How...is Chromia sitting on the table with only half a thigh on it?
Re: New Jeffrey Veregge Cover for Transformers Issue 4 (2013543)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on March 5th, 2019 @ 2:22pm CST
It... doesn't actually look like her leg is connected to her body :-?
Re: New Jeffrey Veregge Cover for Transformers Issue 4 (2013545)
Posted by TrypticonCarne on March 5th, 2019 @ 2:28pm CST
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:It... doesn't actually look like her leg is connected to her body :-?

I'd say that was just shading, it is...but by the light source and how prowl is lit up, we should be seeing that leg connect and the gal's rear plating. must be censorship
Re: New Jeffrey Veregge Cover for Transformers Issue 4 (2013547)
Posted by ScottyP on March 5th, 2019 @ 2:28pm CST
Looks like Siege, reads like Cyberverse. Liking most of what's here, but not enough here to make real judgments on yet of course.

I like OP pointing out that Megatron has not been summoned. Nobody summons Megatron!

Ruckley definitely seems to have the "ultra wooden Optimus that speaks in platitudes" that Hasbro seems to love nailed down.
Re: New Jeffrey Veregge Cover for Transformers Issue 4 (2013549)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on March 5th, 2019 @ 2:31pm CST
That's always been how I have seen Prime. Adding " and dull" in that description too.
Re: New Jeffrey Veregge Cover for Transformers Issue 4 (2013556)
Posted by steve2275 on March 5th, 2019 @ 3:40pm CST
pretty pages
Re: New Jeffrey Veregge Cover for Transformers Issue 4 (2013559)
Posted by Omegatron. on March 5th, 2019 @ 3:44pm CST
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:
Omegatron. wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:So much to discuss, from the quoted dialogue alone. Yet, for the time being, I am reminded of a joke:


What would Transformers be without G1?

>Looks to Beast Wars and Transformers: Prime<

Award winning... :lol:


That's funny, given how G1 both of those were.


Not really. They have their roots, yet the awards came when they broke away from them and did their own thing.

Given the evergreen nature of SIEGE, being the backbone of this new continuity, I am apprehensive we won't see any of the character reinventions/subversions IDWverse had when it first started, this time around.


I mean, Prime and the G1 cartoon are both focused on a small group of Autobots fighting a small group of Decepticons, localised on modern-day Earth. Most of Prime's characters are also very similar to their G1 counterparts.

Beast Wars is like G1 in a different way, the main characters and setting are very different but it actually has the G1 transformers in it and the Ark and Nemesis play very important roles.

I'm not saying they're identical to G1, obviously, but if you compare them to the Unicron Trilogy or RID01 there's a lot more G1 in them than there could be.
Re: New Jeffrey Veregge Cover for Transformers Issue 4 (2013560)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on March 5th, 2019 @ 3:46pm CST
But that is not what they are remembered for. Nor are they slavish to G1, like HasTak's current "Evergreen" stance.
Re: New Jeffrey Veregge Cover for Transformers Issue 4 (2013567)
Posted by Randomhero on March 5th, 2019 @ 4:55pm CST
Omegatron. wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:
Omegatron. wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:So much to discuss, from the quoted dialogue alone. Yet, for the time being, I am reminded of a joke:


What would Transformers be without G1?

>Looks to Beast Wars and Transformers: Prime<

Award winning... :lol:


That's funny, given how G1 both of those were.


Not really. They have their roots, yet the awards came when they broke away from them and did their own thing.

Given the evergreen nature of SIEGE, being the backbone of this new continuity, I am apprehensive we won't see any of the character reinventions/subversions IDWverse had when it first started, this time around.


I mean, Prime and the G1 cartoon are both focused on a small group of Autobots fighting a small group of Decepticons, localised on modern-day Earth. Most of Prime's characters are also very similar to their G1 counterparts.

Beast Wars is like G1 in a different way, the main characters and setting are very different but it actually has the G1 transformers in it and the Ark and Nemesis play very important roles.

I'm not saying they're identical to G1, obviously, but if you compare them to the Unicron Trilogy or RID01 there's a lot more G1 in them than there could be.


Small group in G1? There were like 30 autobots and like 20 deceptions all over earth and progressively got worse as seasons went on where characters were forgotten to the background got lucky to get one line sometimes.

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