Auto Assembly 2012 Convention Comic Preview - Day 1

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  1. Simes

    Simes Well-Known Member

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    As you know, we are producing a convention exclusive comic for Auto Assembly 2012 that will be included in all of the goodie bags that we will be giving away at the event. These bags will be packed with free gifts to make sure that no-one leaves the convention empty-handed, whether you come along with much spending money or not.

    The comic, Iacon Independent, will feature work from a range of talented writers and artists and will feature 22 pages of short stories and single page strips spanning G1, Beast Wars, Beast Machines and Transformers: Animated and will have something for everyone and will feature a stunning cover illustrated by Marvel G1 artist Jeff Anderson.

    We can now reveal the first teaser image from the comic taken from the story “Youth of Experience”. Set during "The War Within", it sees Hot Rod and Kup team up for the first time. It is written by Peter Williams featuring art by Rui Onishi, colours by Kal Kyle and letters by Andy Turnbull.

    More preview art to follow tomorrow...

    We have very limited advertising space available in the comic for any interested companies. The comic will have a print run of 1,000 copies and will be distributed to fans attending the convention from all over the world. If you are interested in promoting your business, website, event or anything else, please get in touch!

    Auto Assembly 2012 is Europe's largest Transformers convention and is taking place over the weekend of 3rd - 5th August 2012 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel. To book your tickets or find out information about booking dealers tables, to sponsor the event or to enquire about advertising with us, visit the website at Auto Assembly

    Hope to see you there!

    The Auto Assembly Team

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  2. Carpool

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    First YAY!!! Digging the art there. Hope its a trend continued.
     
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    this is what happens when a convention cares about their patrons, they push the boat out and do awesome stuff like this. i literally cant wait for AA
     
  4. Simes

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    Don't forget that you can get the comic as standard as part of the Non-Attendee Pack for those of you not able to make it to the convention!

    I'm not involved in the comic directly (I'm letting one of my committee members look after it) but it's looking incredible. We've got a great mix of strips and there really is something for everyone. I have to be honest and say that I'm glad that we didn't get the IDW comic for this year now as it wouldn't have allowed us to have done this!
     
  5. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    So a comic is now pushing the envelop AND it means they care? Who knew?
     
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    We all knew, you didn't?!
     
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    It's a pity they couldn't go through with their original comic plan of doing a new exclusive cover for Regeneration One #81 with the UK numbering (Hasbro nixed it not long before everything was worked out/finalized with IDW) but an exclusive, original comic isn't a bad thing at all, indeed.
     
  8. Simes

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    We've all been so pleased with how this has worked out that we've already made plans for the 2013 comic! We've planned out most of it already in terms of who the creative teams will be for all of the stories so it's set to be a regular part of the convention from now on.
     
  9. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Regular feature? Nice one, I'm going to need a "pride of place" class spot in my Transformers comic boxes for these!
     
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    What preview? All I see in these preview threads are 1-1 small panels. Correct me please, but previews are usually full pages...
     

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