PREVIEW: 3 IDW Transformers comics for 11/29/2006

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  1. Primal

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    IDW Publishing has released their 5-page previews for items shipping next week, November 29. Amoung them are 3 Transformers related comics.

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    THE TRANSFORMERS: ESCALATION #1 (of 6)

    Publisher:
    IDW Publishing
    Writers: Simon Furman
    Pencils: E.J. Su
    Covers: E.J. Su, Klaus Scherwinski

    Part 1 of 6
    The saga of the TRANSFORMERS secret war on Earth- begun in Infiltration- continues with Phase Two: Escalation. With the monumental menaces of MEGATRON and Ore-13 looming, the Autobots could be forgiven for thinking things couldn't get much worse. But, as OPTIMUS PRIME musters his response to the mounting threat, the Machination strikes- with shocking and tragic consequences! By Simon Furman (The Transformers: Infiltration) and E.J. Su (The Transformers: Infiltration). A second cover by videogame artist Klaus Scherwinski will be offered in a 50/50 ratio.

    *Covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.

    *Retailers: See your order form for special incentives

    View:
    The Transformers: Escalation #1, Su Cover
    The Transformers: Escalation #1, Scherwinski Cover
    The Transformers: Escalation #1, Page 1
    The Transformers: Escalation #1, Page 2
    The Transformers: Escalation #1, Page 3
    The Transformers: Escalation #1, Page 4
    The Transformers: Escalation #1, Page 5
    The Transformers: Escalation #1, Page 6 (from Comic Book Resources)

    UPDATED: 11/25/2006 - added page 6

    Source: IDW Publishing and Comic Book Resources

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    THE TRANSFORMERS: ESCALATION #1 BLACK & WHITE

    Publisher:
    IDW Publishing
    Writers: Simon Furman
    Pencils: E.J. Su
    Covers: E.J. Su, Klaus Scherwinski

    Want to really take in every bit of artist E.J. Su's amazingly technical work in its "prime" state? Now you can-with the entire first issue of Escalation, covers included, offered in beautifully detailed black and white!

    *B&W covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.

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    The Transformers: Escalation #1 Black & White, Su Cover
    The Transformers: Escalation #1 Black & White, Page 1
    The Transformers: Escalation #1 Black & White, Page 2
    The Transformers: Escalation #1 Black & White, Page 3
    The Transformers: Escalation #1 Black & White, Page 4
    The Transformers: Escalation #1 Black & White, Page 5

    Source: IDW Publishing

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    THE TRANSFORMERS: INFILTRATION MANGA TP

    Publisher:
    IDW Publishing
    Writers: Simon Furman
    Pencils: E.J. Su
    Covers: E.J. Su

    IDW presents a special digest-sized version of the hit Transformers: Infiltration that features the stunning original black and white artwork of E.J. Su. Earth: 2006, and the fate of the planet is already sealed, its destiny decided... by the marauding mechanical beings known as DECEPTICONS. In their way stand an embattled crew of seven hardy AUTOBOT warriors, sworn to prevent the impending Armageddon at any cost, and an unlikely trio of human misfits, pulled kicking and screaming into a hitherto hidden world of pain and hurt. The can of worms is open, the genie out of bottle... and nothing will ever be the same again!
    (digest-sized, black & white)

    View:
    The Transformers: Infiltration Manga TP, Cover
    The Transformers: Infiltration Manga TP, Page 1
    The Transformers: Infiltration Manga TP, Page 2
    The Transformers: Infiltration Manga TP, Page 3
    The Transformers: Infiltration Manga TP, Page 4
    The Transformers: Infiltration Manga TP, Page 5

    Source: IDW Publishing
     
  2. Superman_Alpha

    Superman_Alpha TF: Animated FTW!!!

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    what is the reason for releasing the new series in B&W?
     
  3. IACON

    IACON "That's Vector Sigma?" TFW2005 Supporter

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    Can't wait for Escalation to come out.
     
  4. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    oh shit, looking at the cover, they blew away sunny?!! o_O 

    also, looking at the cover, su's legs looks less gundam-y.
     
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    Well, looking forward to Escalation (except I've already read 8 pages of #1 thanks to previews).

    Kinda wonder what's gonna happen next in Furman's baby.

    And I'm kinda hoping the human cast undergoes a clothing change soon - they must stink by now (though I know some would say they stunk from day 1 of their inclusion)
     
  6. The Spider

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    I'm not sure, but I guess it'd be cheaper and clearer (when Dreamwave did the digest format, the art didn't look clear enough when on the cheaper paper and shrunken down).

    EDIT: For some reason I was thinking you were talking about the digests. Now, the Escalation thing, I've got no theories on.
     
  7. Dolza_Khyron

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    well it all looks great, i really love the designs, especially ironhide/ratchet.

    and that sunstreaker is amazing!
     
  8. Somebody

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    Given the fact that it's greyscales anyway, I **really** don't see the point of Escalation #1 B&W. You're not seeing any more "detail" that way.
     
  9. PrimeConvoy

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    really? multi covers pre issue again. That needs to come to a stop, even 2 is pushing it (unless you can combine them) and it's just B&W of the colored verison of the one cover, not even new art. going to have to pass on the B&W covers there's no point... Oh my, what ever happen to the one book, one cover days..
     
  10. Hakudoushi

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    I still think Hunter and Sunstreaker get wacked by the Machination in the first issue...
     
  11. NIDARAM12

    NIDARAM12 Robot art guy

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    The "prime" version of Su's art should be the inked lines WITHOUT color or his original pencils. Just converting the finished paged to greyscale doesn't do anything to make his artwork better. Kind of pointless....

    Now, an unshaded, "coloring book" style printing would be sweet, and is what they should do.
     
  12. Primal

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    I believe only issue one of Escalation is getting the black and white treatment similar to how Marvel did Punisher: War Journal #1 with a black and white variant. IDW listed the B&W version seperately this month, so I checked the solicitations for the upcoming months and found there are no listings for further black and white covers.
     
  13. Denyer

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    It's a one-off collector's thing.

    YES.

    If I want to see stuff in greyscale, I have a scanner... can't get the inked artwork out of a coloured page, though.
     

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