Transformers: The Definitive G1 Comics Collection Available at UK Retail in February 2017

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After the bizarre up and down news concerning the Hachette Transformers: The Definitive G1 Comic Collection, we have an update by means of PreviewsWorld, confirming that the trial subscription run was successful enough to guarantee a nation-wide (UK) release of the series - the first five issues are as seen below, with pricing, blurb and info!

TRANSFORMERS: THE DEFINITIVE G1 COLLECTION VOLUME 1: TARGET 2006 HC

Special Introductory Price of £1.99! First time in PREVIEWS UK! The classic Marvel UK & Marvel US Generation 1 Transformers storylines, represented together in sequential volumes for the first time ever! Witness the era spanning and ground-breaking ‘Target: 2006’, a mini-epic which spun out of Transformers (The Animated) Movie and changed the course of the UK comic forever. Plus, the essential US stories that followed it, along with new background material created especially for The Definitive Collection, including features on Marvel UK, The Wreckers, Transformers: The Movie and more. Includes a new contextual introduction by series editorial consultant, Simon Furman. Collecting Transformers UK #78-88 and Transformers US #21-23.

HC, FC SRP: £1.99



TRANSFORMERS: THE DEFINITIVE G1 COLLECTION VOLUME 2: STORMBRINGER HC

The IDW Generation 1 storyline in updated chronological order, bringing you the entire span of this masterful reinvention of the classic characters and scenarios. These key Spotlight issues, including the classic Spotlight: Shockwave (featuring the Dinobots), and the pulse-pounding Stormbringer mini-series, all showcase underpinning story beats that continue to influence the ongoing IDW/Transformers-verse. Plus new background material created especially for The Definitive Collection, including Creating The IDW-Verse (with new input from IDW Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall) and more. Includes a contextual introduction by series editorial consultant, Simon Furman. Collecting Stormbringer #1-4 and Spotlight: Shockwave, Spotlight: Soundwave, Spotlight: Nightbeat, and Spotlight: Hot Rod.

HC, FC SRP: £6.99



TRANSFORMERS: THE DEFINITIVE G1 COLLECTION VOLUME 3: THE PRIMAL SCREAM HC

The classic Marvel UK & Marvel US Generation 1 Transformers storylines, represented together in sequential volumes for the first time ever. Featuring specially colourized (by fan favourite John-Paul Bove) UK stories ‘Race With the Devil’ and ‘Survivors’, the return of Megatron, the rise of Unicron and the honest-to-gosh origin of the Transformers, this volume is a true first, and a must-have for all collectors. Plus, new background material created especially for The Definitive Collection, including a feature on the colourizing process by John-Paul Bove and a contextual introduction by series editorial consultant, Simon Furman. Collecting Transformers UK #198, 213-222 and Transformers US #56-61.

HC, FC SRP: £9.99



TRANSFORMERS: THE DEFINITIVE G1 COLLECTION VOLUME 4: EDGE OF EXTINCTION HC

The classic Marvel UK & Marvel US Generation 1 Transformers storylines, represented together in sequential volumes for the first time ever. This time it’s a bumper feast of US Transformers, with the whole Unicron saga (US issues #68-75) complete in one volume for the first time. This is the storyline that thrilled a generation of readers, and set the bar for every Transformers story that followed. Plus, new background material created especially for The Definitive Collection, including features on Unicron, artist Andrew Wildman (with input from Andrew himself) and more. Includes a contextual introduction by series editorial consultant, Simon Furman. Collecting Transformers US #67-75.

HC, FC SRP: £9.99



TRANSFORMERS: THE DEFINITIVE G1 COLLECTION VOLUME 5: THE WAR WITHIN HC

(W) Simon Furman (A) Don Figueroa

The classic Marvel UK & Marvel US Generation 1 Transformers storylines, represented together in sequential volumes for the first time ever. Before Stormbringer, before the Beast Wars, before even Generation One, there was... The War Within. Four million years before the Transformers came to Earth, civil war rocks their home world of Cybertron, and Optimus Prime faces his first — and greatest — challenge. If you think you know the Transformers... think again! Plus, new background material created especially for The Definitive Collection. Includes a contextual introduction by series editorial consultant, Simon Furman. Collects Transformers: The War Within #1-6.

HC, FC SRP: £9.99


In Shops: (VOL. 1) FEBRUARY 2017 Item Code: DEC16 3227 SRP: £1.99
In Shops: (VOL. 2) FEBRUARY 2017 Item Code: DEC16 3228 SRP: £6.99
In Shops: (VOL. 3) FEBRUARY 2017 Item Code: DEC16 3229 SRP: £9.99
In Shops: (VOL. 4) FEBRUARY 2017 Item Code: DEC16 3230 SRP: £9.99
In Shops: (VOL. 5) FEBRUARY 2017 Item Code: DEC16 3231 SRP: £9.99

Credit(s): PreviewsWorld


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Re: Transformers: The Definitive G1 Comics Collection Available at UK Retail in February 2017 (1843246)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on November 25th, 2016 @ 1:35am CST
Cool. I shall grab that cheap first issue when it's out and see what it's like. I'm only interested in the Marvel ones anyways particularly any that have the later black and white strips coloured. :)
Re: Transformers: The Definitive G1 Comics Collection Available at UK Retail in February 2017 (1848878)
Posted by Va'al on December 26th, 2016 @ 11:39am CST
We have an update on the Hachette Partworks Definitive Transformers G1 Collection subscription service, thanks to a fellow robot fan via our Facebook page - the initial run was apparently successful, and the company will be releasing the full project after all! You can check out the confirmation info below, and the original announcement coverage here.

Delivery & Gift Information

As part of our research we tested the first 4 issues of this series in selected locations in the UK and we are excited to confirm that the complete collection is now launching nationally! Issue 1 will be published on 28th December 2016, and your subscription will begin again from issue 1.
We will send you the new editions of issues 1, 2, and 3 free of charge, and of course you will receive your free subscription gifts.
During the test run for this collection, you weren't charged and for security reasons we were not able to hold onto your payment details whether these were credit card details or direct debit details. This means that you will be charged via invoice, however in your first delivery you will receive information about how to switch to card or direct debit payment.
1- Please allow 28 days from the acceptance of your order for delivery.
2- You will receive your first two issues for FREE plus your FREE Transformers keyrings with your 1st delivery.
3- You will receive 2 issues every 4 weeks delivered directly to your door (in exceptional circumstances, the content of your despatches may differ).
4- You will receive another FREE issue with your 2nd delivery plus your FREE Transformers wallet.
5- You will receive your FREE tin plate cover with your 3rd delivery.
6- You will receive your FREE Transformers mug with your 4th delivery.
7- You will receive your FREE Transformers bookends with your 5th delivery.
Re: Transformers: The Definitive G1 Comics Collection Available at UK Retail in February 2017 (1848885)
Posted by EagleBot13 on December 26th, 2016 @ 2:43pm CST
Any news on an international release? I live in the US and would love to subscribe.
Re: Transformers: The Definitive G1 Comics Collection Available at UK Retail in February 2017 (1848886)
Posted by Va'al on December 26th, 2016 @ 2:47pm CST
EagleBot13 wrote:Any news on an international release? I live in the US and would love to subscribe.


Not yet I'm afraid. :/
Re: Transformers: The Definitive G1 Comics Collection Available at UK Retail in February 2017 (1848895)
Posted by dragons on December 26th, 2016 @ 4:32pm CST
As long they pull this stuff again with international release consider me preorder when it happens
Re: Transformers: The Definitive G1 Comics Collection Available at UK Retail in February 2017 (1849116)
Posted by fenrir72 on December 27th, 2016 @ 10:39pm CST
That G1 battle scene painting is the BOSS! Wish I can score one without the JP or any English characters in front it.
Re: Transformers: The Definitive G1 Comics Collection Available at UK Retail in February 2017 (1849382)
Posted by ScottyP on December 29th, 2016 @ 8:12am CST
EagleBot13 wrote:Any news on an international release? I live in the US and would love to subscribe.
Do yourself a favor and grab this if you want to check out the Marvel UK material and haven't before: https://www.amazon.com/Transformers-Cla ... 600109438/

I know that doesn't really solve what you're asking for here, just throwing that out there in the possible event that you were interested for the material that was "UK only" until the 00's.
Re: Transformers: The Definitive G1 Comics Collection Available at UK Retail in February 2017 (1849732)
Posted by starfish on December 30th, 2016 @ 5:33pm CST
Can confirm at least one change between the four trial issues and the 'proper' wide-release issues: as with Hachette's previous Dredd partwork, they've had a re-think about the spine art.

To confirm: the spine art has changed, so if you were thinking of mixing and matching trial issues and the full run, the spines won't match.
Re: Transformers: The Definitive G1 Comics Collection Available at UK Retail in February 2017 (1850244)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on January 3rd, 2017 @ 9:21am CST
Found a copy today and am really happy with it. Mainly buying for the Marvel stuff but a few of the others is fine too.

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And love the poster the 'magazine' unfolds into
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So yeah I went and subscribed for the free merchandise getting issue 3 free with issue 2 and getting them delivered to my door so I don't have to search around for them or pay £6.40 busfare if the only newsagents in this town that does stock it runs out. I hope it lasts at least until all the Marvel stuff is sitting all tidy and neat on my shelf. :)
Re: Transformers: The Definitive G1 Comics Collection Available at UK Retail in February 2017 (1850425)
Posted by Va'al on January 4th, 2017 @ 9:49am CST
London-based Orbital Comics will be holding another signing session with Transformers comics creators, this time to celebrate the full launch of the Hachette Partworks Definitive G1 collection, as reported previously! The guests for the event on Saturday 14th January are Simon Furman, Stephen Baskerville, Jeff Anderson, Lee Sullivan and John-Paul Bove - check out more info below!

To celebrate the launch of Transformers The Definitive G1 Collection from Hachette Partworks, Orbital Comics is pleased to welcome creators from the original Marvel UK Transformers title to the store.

Joining us on Saturday 14th January 2017, from 2-4pm, will be creators Simon Furman, Jeff Anderson, Stephen Baskerville, Lee Sullivan and John-Paul Bove.

We will have copies of the first 3 releases available, which feature classic stories like Target 2006 and The Primal Scream. Hachette Partworks will also be on hand to take subscriptions to the series.

This is the perfect way to start a Transformers comic collection, or the chance to relive favourite childhood stories with the people that created them, don’t miss out!


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Re: Transformers: The Definitive G1 Comics Collection Available at UK Retail in February 2017 (1850473)
Posted by BattleConvoy on January 4th, 2017 @ 1:54pm CST
Got issue 1 idk if I can get all of them due to pocket money being limited
Re: Transformers: The Definitive G1 Comics Collection Available at UK Retail in February 2017 (1850475)
Posted by BattleConvoy on January 4th, 2017 @ 1:59pm CST
Delivery & Gift Information

As part of our research we tested the first 4 issues of this series in selected locations in the UK and we are excited to confirm that the complete collection is now launching nationally! Issue 1 will be published on 28th December 2016, and your subscription will begin again from issue 1.
We will send you the new editions of issues 1, 2, and 3 free of charge, and of course you will receive your free subscription gifts.
During the test run for this collection, you weren't charged and for security reasons we were not able to hold onto your payment details whether these were credit card details or direct debit details. This means that you will be charged via invoice, however in your first delivery you will receive information about how to switch to card or direct debit payment.
1- Please allow 28 days from the acceptance of your order for delivery.
2- You will receive your first two issues for FREE plus your FREE Transformers keyrings with your 1st delivery.
3- You will receive 2 issues every 4 weeks delivered directly to your door (in exceptional circumstances, the content of your despatches may differ).
4- You will receive another FREE issue with your 2nd delivery plus your FREE Transformers wallet.
5- You will receive your FREE tin plate cover with your 3rd delivery.
6- You will receive your FREE Transformers mug with your 4th delivery.
7- You will receive your FREE Transformers bookends with your 5th delivery.
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AGain, llike I said, I cannot aford this, unless I start a job or selling some of my stuff :-x
Re: Transformers: The Definitive G1 Comics Collection Available at UK Retail in February 2017 (1850760)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on January 5th, 2017 @ 11:20pm CST
Orbital Comics has let us know that there is an upcoming signing session for the Transformers: the Definitive G1 Collection, and this session includes several major figures! The signing is scheduled for January 14 of this year in Orbital Comics of London, UK, and will feature creators and contributors Simon Furman, Jeff Anderson, Stephen Baskerville, Lee Sullivan, Geoff Senior and John-Paul Bove. You can follow the link above to Orbital Comics Website, and we have mirrored the press release below. So get ready to get a whole bunch of G1 comics signed!

o celebrate the launch of Transformers The Definitive G1 Collection from Hachette Partworks, Orbital Comics is pleased to welcome creators from the original Marvel UK Transformers title to the store.

Joining us on Saturday 14th January 2017, from 2-4pm, will be creators Simon Furman, Jeff Anderson, Stephen Baskerville, Lee Sullivan, Geoff Senior and John-Paul Bove.

We will have copies of the first 3 releases available, which feature classic stories like Target 2006 and The Primal Scream. Hachette Partworks will also be on hand to take subscriptions to the series.

This is the perfect way to start a Transformers comic collection, or the chance to relive favourite childhood stories with the people that created them, don’t miss out!

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Re: Transformers: The Definitive G1 Comics Collection Available at UK Retail in February 2017 (1852605)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on January 16th, 2017 @ 7:43am CST
Got the first three volumes now and my subscriber keyrings. Already this collection is getting kinda heavy. I forgot lots of paper weighs muchly lots. :P
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Re: Transformers: The Definitive G1 Comics Collection Available at UK Retail in February 2017 (1852606)
Posted by starfish on January 16th, 2017 @ 7:49am CST
I see they're offering to re-print issue 1 (Target 2006) due to a misprint on the spine. The art doesn't line up properly...Image
Re: Transformers: The Definitive G1 Comics Collection Available at UK Retail in February 2017 (1852607)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on January 16th, 2017 @ 7:50am CST
starfish wrote:I see they're offering to re-print issue 1 (Target 2006) due to a misprint on the spine. The art doesn't line up properly...Image



Yep. Think the shop release is coming with issue 7 and the subscribers one sooner? Something like that. Not a huge deal and it's good of them to fix it for free though it's not even bugging my OCD... yet... :P
Re: Transformers: The Definitive G1 Comics Collection Available at UK Retail in February 2017 (1852883)
Posted by BattleConvoy on January 17th, 2017 @ 1:50pm CST
Got 1 and 2, will get the ealry marvel strips and dreamwave when they come out.
Re: Transformers: The Definitive G1 Comics Collection Available at UK Retail in February 2017 (1865533)
Posted by Va'al on March 10th, 2017 @ 11:40am CST
You may not have been following the Transformers: Definitive Collection stories that the UK social media world has been posting, but it's worth pointing out some of the perks available to subsribers nonetheless - especially with the reveal of a number of their six Premium prints, by veteran Transformers artists such as Andrew Griffith, Alex Milne, E.J. Su, Joana Lafuente, Casey Coller and Sara Pitre Durocher. Check out the general banner below (with Milne, Su and one hard to read the signature), and the latest reveal (Pitre Durocher's) too!

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Re: Transformers: The Definitive G1 Comics Collection Available at UK Retail in February 2017 (1865534)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on March 10th, 2017 @ 11:44am CST
Va'al wrote:You may not have been following the Transformers: Definitive Collection stories that the UK social media world has been posting, but it's worth pointing out some of the perks available to subsribers nonetheless - especially with the reveal of a number of their six Premium prints, by veteran Transformers artists such as Andrew Griffith, Alex Milne, E.J. Su, Joana Lafuente, Casey Coller and Sara Pitre Durocher. Check out the general banner below (with Milne, Su and one hard to read the signature), and the latest reveal (Pitre Durocher's) too!

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Oh well I was paying extra for those but hadn't see what they'd be. I'm likely going to have to cancel my sub anyways. I'm too poor. :/
Re: Transformers: The Definitive G1 Comics Collection Available at UK Retail in February 2017 (1906275)
Posted by Tyrannacon on August 24th, 2017 @ 5:17pm CDT
Coming by way of the Ozformers Facebook page we have learned that the G1 Definitive Comics collection is now out in Australia via Newsagents. There is a bit of a note written by the Ozformers page people to be aware of.

The first issue is $8, while each later issue (every 2 weeks) is $20.
It's a great complete set if you haven't been collecting the comics, but unfortunately, if you only want certain issues, or just the first section containing the original 1980s comics, these are not being released in order - they are being released in a pre-set mixed up order, and you will have to ask your local newsagent if they are able to order in specific volumes (if you only want certain ones). If they can do it, just be careful when asking for specific volumes, as they might be numbered according to their order of release, rather than the numbers on the covers (note that "issue 1" is Volume 6).
By the way... this Definitive Collection is supposed to include for the first time ever, coloured copies of the black and white UK comic stories from the original series - that's almost 30 years for this to finally happen.


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Also please note, if you wish to subscribe to the G1 Definitive Comics Collection you can do so here the caveat is that it is region specific. So if you are in Australia, you pay in Australian pricing, if you are in Italy you would pay UK pricing.

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