January 2019 IDW Solicitations

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Lucas35, Oct 17, 2018.

  1. Lucas35

    Lucas35 Well-Known Member

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    Dammit I was hoping the new books were going to start. We still don’t know anything, do we?
     
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    Black Convoy Proudly Peruvian Transfan Moderator News Staff

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    IDW created a limited partnership with Marvel. I suspect this is a way to stave off bankruptcy. It'll be interesting to see if this becomes a full buyout.
     
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    They've had the partnership for half a decade so you’re suspicion is as shallow as your all out observation of things
     
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  6. Novaburnhilde

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    So him looking at the sales figures that can easily be accessed with the bare minimum amount of effort and making an educated guess based on observable patterns and behavior is somehow him being 'shallow'.

    Gotcha. Not sure why you're being so defensive and passive aggressive about this, but I can hazard a guess or two.
     
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  7. Thundermania

    Thundermania Liege Centuro

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    You seem like fun, jerk.
     
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  8. GoLion

    GoLion Returning to lurker.

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    He's just mad that someone stole his boxspring and mattress.

    I should've clarified my post, though. Yes, there has been an agreement between Marvel and IDW for a while now. That said, the partnership has seem to changed in recent times.

    IDW is losing money. It's only logical to think that Marvel is helping them out... Maybe even considering a full on buyout. Time will tell.

    One other thing. I think a buyout works for everyone. IDW will still exist as it currently is (maybe some backroom facing changes), but we'll still be getting Transformers comics. I don't understand why that would cause anyone to be upset. Would you rather they go bankrupt? Potentially lose the license entirely?

    Marvel would be the publishing parent of IDW's books.

    Whether you guys like it or not this type of consolidation is going to continue to happen within the ever shrinking comics market. A partnership or fullon buyout is a win for IDW.
     
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    I really hope that cover for Lost Light is only a placeholder, and they use the cover for the final issue that Alex drew.
     
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  10. justiceg

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    Serious Q: why did GoLion's speculation - and I think we're all aware it's just speculation - get such an angry reaction that devolved to personal insults in less than 20 words ? Seems a bit 0 to 10-ish...

    (Also it's "your", pet peeve...:)  )
     
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    I'm telling you. Look at his avatar pic. It's obvious he's upset that someone stole his boxspring and mattress. I'd be pretty upset too if I got home from a long day to walk in and not see my sealy.


    Anyway. Time for some harsh truth. IDW is going to have to make some hard decisions soon. I DO NOT want them to go bankrupt because I really don't think anyone else is going to pick up the Transformers license. IDW doesn't have the clout (market strength) to merge with anyone. Their best option at this point is to continue fostering good vibes with marvel (the MARKET LEADER) and just become an arm of Marvel. That way IDW continues and Transformers continue. It's a win-win. Why this would cause people to become upset is a head scratcher. Oh well.

    Marvel has done this in the past (unsuccessfully unfortunately) but Marvel bought Malibu back in the 90's. A lot of cool comic characters (and jobs) were allowed to stick around due to the buyout.
     
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    I second this, Marvel buying out IDW is the best option. Facts are facts and people can deny it but IDW is tanking and they need help.
     
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    When you put it like that. It doesn’t seem that bad.
     
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    BombSquad Lies! It's all lies!

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    Me too. I really don't know why they'd use one half of a connecting cover and not one of the covers that was actually made to recognize the end of the series. Same for Optimus Prime.
     
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    Could be at least 6 months before we see the new continuity
     
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    It's actually far more likely that just like Star Wars and Disney, Marvel's kids line is with IDW because IDW has proven for decades now that it is much better at selling children's focused comics than Marvel is. In both single issues and collections. Disney stands to make more profit by licencing out to a company than it would publishing a lower selling comic at Marvel and fronting the cost of production themselves.

    If Disney were to buy IDW that's just more redundancy in owning and taking on the debts and expenses of two comics publishing houses.
     
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    Remember that a lot of people here don't read anything but Transformers, so they don't know that besides IDW's line of Duck (and Mouse) books, Disney has granted IDW licenses for comics based on Star Wars and Marvel Super Heroes. Disney had previously given them the license to Big Hero 6, based on the Disney movie, not the Marvel comic of the same name. Disney has removed that prior version of the property from Marvel's control entirely. It was a very heated spat between Marvel's former EIC that led Disney to look elsewhere for any further comic book adaptions of their properties, especially if they're looking for them to be kid friendly, which is the explicit license for the IDW Star Wars and Marvel titles from IDW.

    As to IDW's financial state, Disney would need to assume IDW's debt which is larger than their value as a publisher or imprint. Locke and Key is their only IP and that isn't worth the cost of assuming their debts. Licenses would likely not carry over if Disney was to buy them out, so those would need to be renegotiated with the new publishers.

    Fantagraphics could and likely would handle the majority of the newspaper strip collections that IDW publishes. That's the biggest concern for most people who are interested in comics.
     
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    "From the creative mind that brought you IDW’s Transformers vs. G.I. Joe!
    Visionary creator, Tom Scioli, unleashes his imagination on the bizarre, absurd, and wonderful world of Go-Bots!"

    Visionary? Try "bat-**** insane" maybe.
    Whose relative is this guy anyway, Chris Ryall's, that he gets to basically do whatever the hell he wants with Hasbro franchises? I checked and he barely did anything (according to wikipedia) before this. The best the article can tell about him is that "he is famous for drawing in Jack Kirby's style". I guess copying the work of someone far more talented than you can get a person far in the comic business these days.
     
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    He drew the Eisner Award Winning Godland for Image Comics for 7 years and then published his own critically acclaimed comics online which later were collected in hardcover at IDW. He's done covers for Marvel, Image and DC for years and in 2016 he did the DC Superpowers backup strips in DC's Cave Carson book for their Young Animal imprint.

    So you know, talented people who produce well-received work often get to make more.
     
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    He wasn't talking about the guy's artistic skills.
     

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