IDW/Hasbro NYCC Panel News

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  1. G1Wheeljack

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    I attended the NYCC panel yesterday & took notes, looks like that was a good idea since Newsarama didn't cover it:
    -TF Infestation will be set in Vegas

    -Febuary release for the title

    -Heart of Darkness: A 4 issue mini penned by the guys doing Infestation & drawn by Ulises Farinas. Releases in March & will focus on Galvatron & his army, which is much more than Cyclonus, Scourge & the sweeps. It spins out of infestation driectly.

    -Megatron will be back in Ongoing's ROTD arc and has been redesinged by Don(SURPRISE ).

    -Prime Trade will be released in single issues starting January

    -John Barber seems to have control over the movievers now, he's penning a second prequel called Rising Storm with Carlos Magno on art; didn't catch when the release is, sorry. Barber will also be on the 4 issue adaptaion of TF3 with Jorge Moreno on art, coming in April.

    -Revenge of the Decepticons(ROTD) is a big arc, the cons on the asteriod have not been doing well under Starscream. Now that Megatron is back the cons will attack the autobots in every way possible, physically, mentally, etc. 2011 is the pay off year.

    -Ironhide & Sunstreaker will be seen again in 2011.

    -The Almanacs will be reprinted, possibly for $300 now that Andy knows we'll pay that much for them

    -4 new spotlights coming. Oddly, these were the result of a question & NOT on the slides. When asked if we could have a name(I'm sure we were asking for a TF) Andy replied with "Roberts." After lots of applause, he asked if we wanted another, and he said "Roche." One more time, and he gave us "Mowry."

    -No Animated comics in 2011, they want to but it's not in the cards for now.

    -There are fluid plans for the Dinobots atm

    -Costa really wants to bring in Unicron but Andy says it'll have to be something really good & not derivative for him to give the ok.

    -Possible Quintessons coming back in 2011. Question asked about them & someone/thing else I don't recall. Costa said "yes to one, no to the other."
    Quintessons seem more likely as I remember them instead of the other thing.
     
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  2. Ra88

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    ...The crossover is going to be in canon continuities? How the hell is that going to work for all of their licenses involved in this? And why are they repeating the mistake made with AHM, by not having it take place in an AU?

    Wonder if that's the stealth bomber design. Hope so, it looked quite good.
    Good news, though it's worrisome that they didn't consider it main panel news. Glad to have Mowry back though; just a shame he's not working on the movie comics. :( 
    ...The fuck, IDW? You know that there is a huge demand, Wyatt has expressed interest in it, I imagine Isenberg would love to help out...So what's the hold up?
     
  3. Bass X0

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    Its IDW's Zombies vs. Robots comic series crossing over with the other four. The four other series will not be crossing over with each other. Whatever happens in the other three series probably won't have any affect on the Transformers storyline - just another one of those dimension-hopping tales that we're familar with in Transformers storylines, although if you want to find out more about the Zombies vs. Robots side of the crossover, you'll be wanting to collect all the related crossovers.

    Anyway, why should AHM take place in an alternate universe? If it did, then everything that came after AHM would also have to take place in that same alternate universe with everything before AHM being closed off completely for no reason.
     
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    RAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGEEEEEE

    Seriously, how is this guy possibly considered an anywhere-near-decent TF artist?

    Other than that it all sounds good, though.
     
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    Thanks for sharing the info man. Heart Of Darkness sounds cool!
     
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    I reckon it's more like the New Avengers crossover, which Spotlight: Ramjet was loosely connected to. Besides, Infestation has the zombies entering the Star Trek, Ghostbusters, GI Joe and Transformers universes separately, it isn't that crazy a crossover.

    Patience my friend, they're finally getting back to Galvatron afterall.
     
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    Galvatrons touch of death, I could see that. Before I thought the whole zombie-craze was pushed without any point or explanation, but now that makes sense. awesome idea.
     
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    It may not be possible due to CN's partial ownership of the show.
     
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    Sounds like some really good stuff coming up. I'm especially looking forward to Galvatron's return and seeing Megatron's new redesign.
     
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    I know that the several continuities won't be crossing over with each other, but I am surprised that the zombie event is happening in the main IDW continuity. This could be a bit heavier then the Marvel crossover, so I'm worried about the effects that this will have on the story.

    AHM was originally going to be a "What If?" tale before it was decided to have it take place in the main continuity, that's what I meant. :) 

    The event ties directly into the story with Galvatron though, so that's why I'm worried. It most likely can't be mostly brushed off like the Marvel crossover.

    Good point. Hopefully Hasbro and Cartoon Network can talk it out soon, so we can get some new material already. I hope a capable writer will be put on it if/when it happens though. I think the last thing anyone wants is Simon Furman or Costa working on it.
     
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    I for one am happy the G1 line continues... I can't say I ever put to much time into the Movie-verse comics and though I admit I watched the cartoon I don't know about adolescent transformers solving mysteries with there pet protoform trying to stop Old Man Megatron would really be right for me.

    Nah just joking. Hope they work things out so everyone can have what makes them happy.
     
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    IDW has gone on record in the past saying that they won't do another Animated comic miniseries if Isenberg can't/won't do writing duties.
     
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    I'd like to see a Springer, Perceptor & Impactor Spotlight post LSOTW. Also I"m wary of Don coming back I really liked Guidi's art and style.
     
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    As Andy explained, they have way the hell too many titles coming out through 2012 to be able to dedicate time to an Animated comic on top of that. Having a movie coming out next year will do that.

    A pretty reasonable explanation, I think. I don't care when it happens, so long as it happens. If we have to wait until Movie 3 dies down, well, we wait. You know what they say about 'those who wait'. :) 

    That is definitely not an issue: IDW is, as far as anyone knows, including Andy, the only party not affected by the ownership issue.
     
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    I beg you IDW, no Unicron or Quints. Please. The universe has the potential to be so vast, there's really no need to dredge them up. Less human dullardry would be appreciated too.

    IDW nailed the 'perfect' pace and storytelling with Stormbringer IMO. Recently the stories are getting bogged down by dull dialogue and somehow feel too short. Don't get me wrong, love a good script, but there needs to be some action between all the speech bubbles... and less frames wasted on back-and-forth banter. Be concise!

    edit: Hurrah for Don F's return. LOVE his artwork. Gonna echo what DJ said about a return to the LSOTW arc too.
     
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    Uh yeah, not motivated to buy. Try again please, IDW.
     
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    Me too.
     
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    Man, I don't like zombies though :( 
     
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