Transformers: 30th Anniversary Collection Preview

Transformers: 30th Anniversary Collection Preview

Friday, August 9th, 2013 1:37pm CDT

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The second IDW preview this week is for the mammoth Transformers: 30th Anniversary Collection, edited by Jim Sorenson! Check out some of the first pages below, some of which we have already had glimpses of via Amazon.

Transformers 30th Anniversary Collection
Jim Sorenson, Bob Budiansky, Simon Furman, Mike Costa, James Roberts & More (w) • Andrew Wildman, Geoff Senior, Pat Lee, Don Figueroa, EJ Su, Alex Milne, Nick Roche, & More (a) • Alex Milne (c)
It's a celebration 30 years in the making! Relive the landmark comics that helped define the legacy of TRANSFORMERS and read along with the creators that made these great comics as Jim Sorenson provides insight from a range of writers and artists that breathed life into the denizens of CYBERTRON. From Marvel to Dreamwave to IDW and other iterations in-between, this book is a must have for TF collectors!
HC • FC • $49.99 • 320 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN 978-1-61377-662-9

Bullet points:
• Celebrating 30 Years of TRANSFORMERS comics!


Transformers: 30th Anniversary Collection Preview

Transformers: 30th Anniversary Collection Preview

Transformers: 30th Anniversary Collection Preview

Transformers: 30th Anniversary Collection Preview

Transformers: 30th Anniversary Collection Preview

Transformers: 30th Anniversary Collection Preview

Transformers: 30th Anniversary Collection Preview

Transformers: 30th Anniversary Collection Preview

Transformers: 30th Anniversary Collection Preview

Transformers: 30th Anniversary Collection Preview

Transformers: 30th Anniversary Collection Preview

Transformers: 30th Anniversary Collection Preview

Transformers: 30th Anniversary Collection Preview

Transformers: 30th Anniversary Collection Preview

Transformers: 30th Anniversary Collection Preview

Transformers: 30th Anniversary Collection Preview

Transformers: 30th Anniversary Collection Preview

Transformers: 30th Anniversary Collection Preview

Transformers: 30th Anniversary Collection Preview

Transformers: 30th Anniversary Collection Preview

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Re: Transformers: 30th Anniversary Collection Preview (1510753)
Posted by Convoy on August 9th, 2013 @ 4:33pm CDT
Does not transform. Not a Transformer.
Re: Transformers: 30th Anniversary Collection Preview (1510762)
Posted by T-Macksimus on August 9th, 2013 @ 5:04pm CDT
Convoy wrote:Does not transform. Not a Transformer.


*facepalm* I just spent an hour on Facebook going off on folks and I genuinely thought that by jumping over here I MIGHT have SOME chance of seeing or experiencing a sense of normalcy or maybe get a glimmer of hope regarding my thoughts on humanity in general. WTF was I thinking?? :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Transformers: 30th Anniversary Collection Preview (1510777)
Posted by TulioDude on August 9th, 2013 @ 5:58pm CDT
What a beautiful collection of thoughts,stories and ideas.
Re: Transformers: 30th Anniversary Collection Preview (1510865)
Posted by Va'al on August 10th, 2013 @ 1:57am CDT
I read through this yesterday, and spoke to Jim Sorenson about it - it's an excellent anthology of work, spanning from early Marvel (US and UK) up to current IDW output.

And I'm sure Sorenson was able to fulfill his goal of finding something for both the hardcore fan and the newcomer, in terms of insights and information!
Re: Transformers: 30th Anniversary Collection Preview (1510876)
Posted by fenrir72 on August 10th, 2013 @ 6:06am CDT
So marvel issue#1 had some scenes edited. A pity.........
Re: Transformers: 30th Anniversary Collection Preview (1510882)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 10th, 2013 @ 7:08am CDT
fenrir72 wrote:So marvel issue#1 had some scenes edited. A pity.........
What's been edited?
Re: Transformers: 30th Anniversary Collection Preview (1510894)
Posted by fenrir72 on August 10th, 2013 @ 9:19am CDT
@ Saber.

The scene where the Decepticon cruiser launches.

The scene where just after the Autobots clears the the asteroid field, Optimus praises the efforts of the crew and promises to double the efforts to end the 1000 year old war.

The scene where the Autobots regroup to retaliate, the one with Optimus and Jazz, that was not in issue #1. Their efforts were impossible to sustain panel is different from the actual comic.
Re: Transformers: 30th Anniversary Collection Preview (1510949)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 10th, 2013 @ 4:36pm CDT
fenrir72 wrote:@ Saber.

The scene where the Decepticon cruiser launches.

The scene where just after the Autobots clears the the asteroid field, Optimus praises the efforts of the crew and promises to double the efforts to end the 1000 year old war.

The scene where the Autobots regroup to retaliate, the one with Optimus and Jazz, that was not in issue #1. Their efforts were impossible to sustain panel is different from the actual comic.
Aside from the one in bold (with Jazz having his colors corrected), I can't see any differences other than the comic page colors being remastered.
Re: Transformers: 30th Anniversary Collection Preview (1511185)
Posted by fenrir72 on August 11th, 2013 @ 9:23pm CDT
@ Saber

To clarify, I am referring to the black and white scenes besides the foreword.

Check the panel top right page (the one with #5)the entire scene never appeared except for the focused blow up of Prime's face, the lower left panel lower left page (the one with #4)the 3rd scene where the Decepticon craft takes off, it was rendered differently in the comic and finally the lower right panel first scene of the top face. The Seekers taking flight..........that was again drawn different.

Unless my issue #1 is a variant which was already pushing 25 pages already lol!
Re: Transformers: 30th Anniversary Collection Preview (1511188)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 11th, 2013 @ 9:38pm CDT
fenrir72 wrote:To clarify, I am referring to the black and white scenes besides the foreword.
Ah, that explains everything. I thought you were referring to some edits made to the colored comic images from the original version, like how Jazz is correctly colored white in this release instead of incorrectly gold like in the original comic. :oops:
Re: Transformers: 30th Anniversary Collection Preview (1511213)
Posted by fenrir72 on August 12th, 2013 @ 1:09am CDT
Given how sucky the inks done by Kim de Mulder (sorry Kim)on Frank Springer's pencils, it would have been better if Akin and Garvey did the inking like the one in Starriors (though that series failed miserably)the b@stard child of Zoids. How ironic that 2 decades later, both lines would come under the Tomy Takara brand.Who'd have thought.........

I wonder if some enterprising fan would re draw the story using DW/DonF style mechs.........that would send shivers down my legs.

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