Simon Furman Update on IDW Beast Wars Series and Profile Books

Simon Furman Update on IDW Beast Wars Series and Profile Books

Wednesday, April 4th, 2007 6:36pm CDT

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Simon Furman has updated is blog at Wildfur.net. Furman's latest blog update is about the IDW Beast Wars series, The Ascending, and profile books. There are a lot of teasers in the update.

According to Furman, in The Ascending a lot more Cybertron will be show than there was in The Gathering. Fans will get a good look at the planetary status quo, focusing on the overall command structure/hierarchy and special groups such as The Pack. Also there is a new ‘big bad’ to meet. The story will inform how Razorbeast and his earthbound (chronally displaced) Maximals are doing and what Ravage’s Predacons are up to. Also we will learn the what happened to Magmatron. and the ultimate fate of Cybertron. Oh, and all of this is just in issue #1 which should be out in either August or September. Don Figueroa will be doing the art.

Furman also revealed some information about the Beast Wars profile books. The series will pretty much encompasses every Beast Wars character from every toy line and TV show, including convention and store exclusives. There is more than the occasional nod to the Japanese BW series and characters. The art for the series will be done by a number of artisit including Don Figueroa.

You can read Furman's entire blog at Wildfur.net.

Credit(s): Simon Furman


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Re: Simon Furman Update on IDW Beast Wars Series and Profile Books (74524)
Posted by Dr. Caelus on April 4th, 2007 @ 6:56pm CDT
August or September? Man that's a long wait...

It'll be interesting to see what characters are still on Cybertron in The Ascending. It would almost have to be all Japanese-based characters.
Re: Simon Furman Update on IDW Beast Wars Series and Profile Books (74531)
Posted by JazZeke on April 4th, 2007 @ 7:05pm CDT
*drools in anticipation*
Re: Simon Furman Update on IDW Beast Wars Series and Profile Books (74532)
Posted by Darth Bombshell on April 4th, 2007 @ 7:07pm CDT
A lot of that is really old news, though it's nice to have a set date down. Though call me pessimistic, but I'll be counting down till it gets changed.
Re: Simon Furman Update on IDW Beast Wars Series and Profile Books (74590)
Posted by Corona Smokescreen on April 4th, 2007 @ 7:49pm CDT
Don again? I don't mind his art but I would like to see somebody else give a shot at BW comics.
Re: Simon Furman Update on IDW Beast Wars Series and Profile Books (74665)
Posted by JazZeke on April 4th, 2007 @ 8:54pm CDT
Oh come on little bro, you just dislike him because I prefer him over your favorite artist, Guidi. :P
Re: Simon Furman Update on IDW Beast Wars Series and Profile Books (74666)
Posted by Dclone Soundwave on April 4th, 2007 @ 8:54pm CDT
Damn, all this sounds amazing. I can't wait for The Ascending or the Profile books. They should just call it BW: MTMTE, just like G1 & Armada.
Re: Simon Furman Update on IDW Beast Wars Series and Profile Books (74693)
Posted by Anonymous on April 4th, 2007 @ 9:33pm CDT
Don should be the only artist working on any TF series.
Re: Simon Furman Update on IDW Beast Wars Series and Profile Books (74737)
Posted by Rebirth Megatron on April 4th, 2007 @ 10:23pm CDT
I am so going to get all of these ASAP. I have been waiting for this since the end of The Gathering.
Re: Simon Furman Update on IDW Beast Wars Series and Profile Books (74743)
Posted by Nemesis_Apoc on April 4th, 2007 @ 10:31pm CDT
Dang, dude, that's awesome that all the Japanese characters are being done.
Re: Simon Furman Update on IDW Beast Wars Series and Profile Books (74816)
Posted by Sentinel Pax on April 4th, 2007 @ 11:31pm CDT
I haven't read The Gathering yet, but from what I've seen and heard, it does a really good job with the Beast Wars continuity, which is awesome. I really hope they do something cool with Airhammer to set him apart, because he was one of my favorite Beast Wars toys because he just looked so cool.
Re: Simon Furman Update on IDW Beast Wars Series and Profile Books (74817)
Posted by God Magnus on April 4th, 2007 @ 11:35pm CDT
I can't wait for the profile books!
Re: Simon Furman Update on IDW Beast Wars Series and Profile Books (75039)
Posted by Point on April 5th, 2007 @ 7:21am CDT
Is it just me, or am I too skeptible about the Beast Wars universe being messed with too much. Look at what mining the G1 universe over and over has done. I know we are getting the movie, but there is continuity after continuity and too many takes on characters that aren't true to their origins and such. With Beast Wars, we just have the 3 awesome seasons and all the great figs. Am I just all wrong here or cold this start getting hairy after a while?

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