Sneak Peek - iTunes Preview of IDW Transformers Annual 2017: Ghost Stories

Sneak Peek - iTunes Preview of IDW Transformers Annual 2017: Ghost Stories

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 6:00am CST

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Via iTunes, and with full credits shown in our Comics Database entry, we have a three-page preview of the upcoming Transformers Annual 2017, from IDW Publishing! Titled Ghost Stories, the book features writing from John Barber and art by Priscilla Tramontano, and appropriately features a lot of Bumblebee, being dead an' all - check it out below!

John Barber (w) • Priscilla Tramontano (a & c)
GHOST STORIES! Optimus Prime returns to Cybertron—only to be confronted by his rival for the Matrix, Pyra Magna! As Pyra's origin—before she was part of Victorion—is finally revealed, Optimus relives his own past—the first time he met Bumblebee!
FC • 48 pages • $7.99


Transformers News: IDW Transformers Annual 2017: Ghost Stories

Transformers News: IDW Transformers Annual 2017: Ghost Stories

Transformers News: IDW Transformers Annual 2017: Ghost Stories

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Re: Sneak Peek - iTunes Preview of IDW Transformers Annual 2017: Ghost Stories (1862317)
Posted by SG Roadbuster on February 23rd, 2017 @ 7:08am CST
*crosses fingers and hopes that Bumblebee stays dead*
Re: Sneak Peek - iTunes Preview of IDW Transformers Annual 2017: Ghost Stories (1862344)
Posted by MrBlack on February 23rd, 2017 @ 8:57am CST
Looks like fun.
Re: Sneak Peek - iTunes Preview of IDW Transformers Annual 2017: Ghost Stories (1862352)
Posted by Targetmaster Kup on February 23rd, 2017 @ 9:30am CST
Does anyone know when (in relation to issues of OPTIMUS PRIME and TAAO) this story is supposed to take place?
Re: Sneak Peek - iTunes Preview of IDW Transformers Annual 2017: Ghost Stories (1862355)
Posted by Randomhero on February 23rd, 2017 @ 9:38am CST
Nik Hero wrote:Does anyone know when (in relation to issues of OPTIMUS PRIME and TAAO) this story is supposed to take place?


Pretty sure it takes place after the Junkion story. Optimus has made a visit to Cybertron lately but Pyra Magna didn't come with she stayed on earth and we've seen them already have a spat about the matrix.
Re: Sneak Peek - iTunes Preview of IDW Transformers Annual 2017: Ghost Stories (1862366)
Posted by Bounti76 on February 23rd, 2017 @ 10:42am CST
Just a curiosity question..... why is this an "Annual", when the last one appeared 5 years ago? Shouldn't they be appearing, you know, ANNUALLY?
Re: Sneak Peek - iTunes Preview of IDW Transformers Annual 2017: Ghost Stories (1862382)
Posted by Va'al on February 23rd, 2017 @ 12:56pm CST
Bounti76 wrote:Just a curiosity question..... why is this an "Annual", when the last one appeared 5 years ago? Shouldn't they be appearing, you know, ANNUALLY?


The last one was in 2015, but yes, annuals are in theory meant to be published every year.
Transformers didn't get that treatment in 2016, but then again, this is IDW.

Everything is on track, according to IDW standards. :-$
Re: Sneak Peek - iTunes Preview of IDW Transformers Annual 2017: Ghost Stories (1862437)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on February 23rd, 2017 @ 3:29pm CST
This looks pretty cool. Wonder what Bee will be saying to Starscream since they are so close to his resting place
Re: Sneak Peek - iTunes Preview of IDW Transformers Annual 2017: Ghost Stories (1862440)
Posted by Flashwave on February 23rd, 2017 @ 3:35pm CST
Va'al wrote:
Bounti76 wrote:Just a curiosity question..... why is this an "Annual", when the last one appeared 5 years ago? Shouldn't they be appearing, you know, ANNUALLY?


The last one was in 2015, but yes, annuals are in theory meant to be published every year.
Transformers didn't get that treatment in 2016, but then again, this is IDW.

Everything is on track, according to IDW standards. :-$

In this case, I tyhink Annually refers to the publication length. This is a big one off for the year, not a continual bi weekly or monthly publication.

Which still doesn't exactly make sense given how closely they play these to their ongoings.
Re: Sneak Peek - iTunes Preview of IDW Transformers Annual 2017: Ghost Stories (1862442)
Posted by WreckerJack on February 23rd, 2017 @ 3:47pm CST
I'll have to pick this up it looks interesting and I need more Pyra Magna in my life. I assume if its an annual there are things that come before it.
Re: Sneak Peek - iTunes Preview of IDW Transformers Annual 2017: Ghost Stories (1862552)
Posted by Va'al on February 24th, 2017 @ 2:53am CST
WreckerJack wrote:I'll have to pick this up it looks interesting and I need more Pyra Magna in my life. I assume if its an annual there are things that come before it.


Everything else! Annuals tend to not necessarily have a big impact on the ongoing story (though this one looks like it might) but feed directly off them.
Re: Sneak Peek - iTunes Preview of IDW Transformers Annual 2017: Ghost Stories (1862643)
Posted by Randomhero on February 24th, 2017 @ 10:54am CST
Va'al wrote:
Bounti76 wrote:Just a curiosity question..... why is this an "Annual", when the last one appeared 5 years ago? Shouldn't they be appearing, you know, ANNUALLY?


The last one was in 2015, but yes, annuals are in theory meant to be published every year.
Transformers didn't get that treatment in 2016, but then again, this is IDW.

Everything is on track, according to IDW standards. :-$



Yeah annuals were intended to be yearly but it just didn't happen. Back in the day IDW said single issue specials or miniseries just don't sell well. Take that for what you will. That was Andy Schmidt's excuse. When asked back in 2013 if they'd return they said the opening and ending to dark Cybertron were intended to be treated like annuals in a way.
Re: Sneak Peek - iTunes Preview of IDW Transformers Annual 2017: Ghost Stories (1862679)
Posted by MrBlack on February 24th, 2017 @ 2:06pm CST
Va'al wrote:
WreckerJack wrote:I'll have to pick this up it looks interesting and I need more Pyra Magna in my life. I assume if its an annual there are things that come before it.


Everything else! Annuals tend to not necessarily have a big impact on the ongoing story (though this one looks like it might) but feed directly off them.

To be fair, the two Annuals in 2012 did have a pretty solid impact on their respective ongoings. They were both essentially extra long issues of MTMTE and RID.
Re: Sneak Peek - iTunes Preview of IDW Transformers Annual 2017: Ghost Stories (1862682)
Posted by Va'al on February 24th, 2017 @ 2:12pm CST
MrBlack wrote:
Va'al wrote:
WreckerJack wrote:I'll have to pick this up it looks interesting and I need more Pyra Magna in my life. I assume if its an annual there are things that come before it.


Everything else! Annuals tend to not necessarily have a big impact on the ongoing story (though this one looks like it might) but feed directly off them.

To be fair, the two Annuals in 2012 did have a pretty solid impact on their respective ongoings. They were both essentially extra long issues of MTMTE and RID.


That they did, yes. I was thinking of annuals more in general comics world, but yes, you make a fair point!
Re: Sneak Peek - iTunes Preview of IDW Transformers Annual 2017: Ghost Stories (1862863)
Posted by Kurona on February 25th, 2017 @ 6:50am CST
How did I not see this before?

Super excited - this seems to be setting up character development for Magna and some resolution (or at least SOME new information) on what's up with Bumblebee. Both of which I've really been wanting...
Re: Sneak Peek - iTunes Preview of IDW Transformers Annual 2017: Ghost Stories (1863042)
Posted by Sunstar on February 26th, 2017 @ 2:14am CST
I lost it.

What bumblebee said to Starscream made me roar with laughter. I NEED this.
Re: Sneak Peek - iTunes Preview of IDW Transformers Annual 2017: Ghost Stories (1864865)
Posted by Va'al on March 7th, 2017 @ 3:00am CST
And finally, the new Transformers book out this week with IDW Publishing is the Annual for 2017, Ghost Stories, by John Barber and Priscilla Tramontano, and three colourists: Thomas Deer, Josh Perez and JP Bove! Check out the opening pages below, and head back for a review on Seibertron.com this new comic book day.

Transformers Annual 2017—SPOTLIGHT
John Barber (w) • Priscilla Tramontano (a & c)
GHOST STORIES! Optimus Prime returns to Cybertron—only to be confronted by his rival for the Matrix, Pyra Magna! As Pyra's origin—before she was part of Victorion—is finally revealed, Optimus relives his own past—the first time he met Bumblebee!
FC • 48 pages • $7.99

Transformers Annual 2017—Subscription Variant
John Barber (w) • Priscilla Tramontano (a) • Andrew Griffith (c)
FC • 48 pages • $7.99

Bullet points:
Major repercussions for OPTIMUS PRIME—and the whole Hasbro universe!


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Re: Sneak Peek - iTunes Preview of IDW Transformers Annual 2017: Ghost Stories (1864874)
Posted by lowman_x on March 7th, 2017 @ 3:51am CST
I wonder if Bumblebee's spark brother is Starscream? Might explain a few things. ;)
Re: Sneak Peek - iTunes Preview of IDW Transformers Annual 2017: Ghost Stories (1864881)
Posted by WreckerJack on March 7th, 2017 @ 5:19am CST
I need Bee's smiling face in my life. And of course more Pyra Magna!
Re: Sneak Peek - iTunes Preview of IDW Transformers Annual 2017: Ghost Stories (1864882)
Posted by Ironhidensh on March 7th, 2017 @ 5:21am CST
No, Starscream was constructed cold.
Re: Sneak Peek - iTunes Preview of IDW Transformers Annual 2017: Ghost Stories (1864889)
Posted by Big Grim on March 7th, 2017 @ 5:40am CST
Yay! Scrounge!

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