WonderCon 2013 IDW Transformers Panel Summary

WonderCon 2013 IDW Transformers Panel Summary

Monday, April 1st, 2013 8:55am CDT

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Seibertron.com Moderator Supreme Convoy attended WonderCon 2013 over the weekend. He has provided us a summary of the IDW panel, as well as an audio recording and photos which you can view below:

Transformers presentation:
Transformers: Regeneration One with Simon Furman & Andrew Wildman

  • The continuation of the Marvel series picking up where Furman & Wildman left off.
  • Andrew Wildman is doing another project and will be leaving Regeneration One for a while.
  • Guido Guidi will be the new artist of the title. They even showed a never before seen Guidi page during the panel. Stephen Baskerville will continue to ink.
  • Andrew Wildman will continue to do covers and will return for #100.
  • In the Q&A portion, Geoff Senior was suggested to replace Wildman by a fan. His schedule wouldn’t allow him to replace Wildman but there are plans for him to do sequential work. Senior will continue to provide covers.

Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters with Mairghread Scott, Mike Johnson, & Augustin Padilla.

  • Launches in May.
  • Scott says it’ll follow the same characters from Rage of the Dinobots and will continue to the present day leading into Transformers Prime Season 3.
  • Energon is so scarce the Dinobots moves underground trying to find the last source of Energon.

Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye with James Roberts & Alex Milne

  • According to John Barber, Issue #16 will “tear the internet in half” and made an IDW intern cry.

Transformers: Robots in Disguise with John Barber and Andrew Griffith

  • Issue #15 just came out with Bumblebee’s government collapse, Megatron returns, and Prowl is Devastator’s head.
  • “Things get worse before they get better.”
  • Issue #17 will be the origin of Shockwave with Livio Ramondelli on art. It’ll tie into both More than Meets the Eye and Robots in Disguise.

Transformers: Monstrosity with Chris Metzen, Flint Dille, and Livio Ramondelli

  • Monstrosity is a digital first exclusive comic. The print version will have three chapters collected in an issue.
  • Follow up to Autocracy, Optimus’ origin.
  • Monstrosity is about why the war started, Optimus unifying the divided planet while fighting monsters. There’s “lots of robot carnage.”

Transformers Spotlight issues with James Roberts, Matt Frank, and Agustin Padilla

  • Trailcutter by Matt Frank on art.
  • Hoist by Agustin Padilla on art.
  • Both issues stand alone and will build towards what’s being set up #17 through #22 of both More Than Meets the Eye and Robots in Disguise.

Transformers teaser

  • There was a short teaser with the words “Dark Cybertron.” It transitioned into an image of Shockwave and the words “The Purple Reign Begins.”
  • Will debut in the Fall.
  • Barber claims it’ll be the biggest event in Transformers history.


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You can listen to an audio recording of this event by clicking here.

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You can view larger images of these photos by clicking on the images and viewing the images in our Events section.

WonderCon 2013 IDW Transformers Panel Summary

WonderCon 2013 IDW Transformers Panel Summary

WonderCon 2013 IDW Transformers Panel Summary

WonderCon 2013 IDW Transformers Panel Summary

WonderCon 2013 IDW Transformers Panel Summary

WonderCon 2013 IDW Transformers Panel Summary

WonderCon 2013 IDW Transformers Panel Summary

WonderCon 2013 IDW Transformers Panel Summary

WonderCon 2013 IDW Transformers Panel Summary

WonderCon 2013 IDW Transformers Panel Summary

WonderCon 2013 IDW Transformers Panel Summary

WonderCon 2013 IDW Transformers Panel Summary

WonderCon 2013 IDW Transformers Panel Summary

WonderCon 2013 IDW Transformers Panel Summary

WonderCon 2013 IDW Transformers Panel Summary

WonderCon 2013 IDW Transformers Panel Summary

WonderCon 2013 IDW Transformers Panel Summary

WonderCon 2013 IDW Transformers Panel Summary

WonderCon 2013 IDW Transformers Panel Summary

WonderCon 2013 IDW Transformers Panel Summary

WonderCon 2013 IDW Transformers Panel Summary

WonderCon 2013 IDW Transformers Panel Summary

WonderCon 2013 IDW Transformers Panel Summary

WonderCon 2013 IDW Transformers Panel Summary

WonderCon 2013 IDW Transformers Panel Summary

WonderCon 2013 IDW Transformers Panel Summary

Credit(s): Supreme Convoy


This article was last modified on Monday, April 1st, 2013 10:27am CDT

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Re: WonderCon 2013 IDW Transformers Panel Summary (1475520)
Posted by Dean ML on April 1st, 2013 @ 10:01am CDT
Guidi drawing Regen1 is such welcome news. Its should've been him drawing this all along. Wish he was inking and coloring this himself. His cover work for this series and his flashback art in the RID and MTMTE annuals show that no one captures '80's TF comic art better than him, not even '80's artists!

Of course, Roberts/Milne and Barber/Griffith kill it month in and out. Not only the best TF comics ever, but two of the very best comics out there. Period. Wish these teams would never leave!
Re: WonderCon 2013 IDW Transformers Panel Summary (1475523)
Posted by sabrigami on April 1st, 2013 @ 10:28am CDT
Always good to hear that Roberts will continue to devastate our hearts in MtMtE :x All in all it's shaping up to be a fun year comic wise.
Re: WonderCon 2013 IDW Transformers Panel Summary (1475530)
Posted by Va'al on April 1st, 2013 @ 11:01am CDT
That's some good news right there!
Good for Andrew to take a break, Guido has shown that he can definitely hadle it.


I'm a little worried about MTMTE 16 now, though. :-?

And I wonder what Purple Reign and Shockwave have to do one with each other. Hm? Hm? :roll:
Re: WonderCon 2013 IDW Transformers Panel Summary (1476027)
Posted by Va'al on April 3rd, 2013 @ 9:25am CDT
There's some more stuff over on Comic Book Resources.

This is the bit I'm interested in, personally:

Pressed for more details on "Dark Cybertron," Barber wouldn't reveal whether it would be its own standalone miniseries or a storyline within existing books, saying only, "It's not brief." It involves all the Transformers comics aside from the "Prime" and "Regeneration One" series, and centers around Shockwave.

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