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Latest information on Transformers Comics from IDW including G1 Ongoing, all the mini-series, and their Transformers Movie comics. Also features archived news from Dreamwave and Marvel comics.

Mairghread Scott and John Barber talk Combiner Wars

Posted on 02-27-2015 at 03:08 PM by Sol Fury under Comics
TF-Windblade01-CW-cvr-f30de Comic Book Resources have posted a new interview talking about the upcoming Combiner Wars crossover with creators Mairghread Scott and John Barber.

A few of the key points of the interview include:
  • The Combiner Wars will be on two fronts - both an information war, a "war of influence", and a physical war. Starscream is at the heart of all of it, of course - with Optimus, Windblade and Prowl all being key players.
  • Superion has a few new moves - he's described as a cross between "an NBA star and Godzilla"
  • The seeds of Combiner Wars have been sown since Windblade first appeared in Dark Cybertron.
  • On an unrelated note, we'll also be seeing more Transformers of more body types - not only female characters but more diversity in general, more religions, creeds and classes.


Check out the full interview at Comic Book Resources, which includes some spoilers for the background of the crossover event.
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Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #38 iTunes Preview

Posted on 02-25-2015 at 02:58 PM by Mechafire under Comics
0 iTunes has just updated with the 3-page preview for Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #38:

Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #38: Days of Deception
JOURNEY'S END! Across time, across space, from prewar Messatine to postwar CYBERTRON—it's all been heading towards this—the moment when the fate of the AUTOBOTS and the DECEPTICONS is sealed. At the heart of it all: three killers, two outcomes... and one terrible, terrible choice.


Check it out after the jump, but beware of spoilers within. And be sure to pick up the full issue when it's released next Wednesday, March 4!
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Diamond Comics Shipping list for March 4th

Posted on 02-25-2015 at 10:05 AM by ORIO under Comics
mtmte38 D-Drive has once again been nice enough to send us over next weeks Diamond Comic Shipping list! On tap for our beloved Transformers is the following:

TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE #38 DAYS OF DECEPTION (also shipping subscription & 1-in-10 variants)

(W) James Roberts (A/CA) Alex Milne
JOURNEY'S END! Across time, across space, from prewar Messatine to postwar CYBERTRON-it's all been heading towards this-the moment when the fate of the AUTOBOTS and the DECEPTICONS is sealed. At the heart of it all: three killers, two outcomes... and one terrible, terrible choice.


TRANSFORMERS #38 DAYS OF DECEPTION (also shipping subscription & 1-in-10 variants)

(W) John Barber (A/CA) Andrew Griffith
THE ONYX INTERFACE! The AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS face down human forces-and strange battlelines make for strange allies. Who will emerge with the ancient ENIGMA OF COMBINATION... and who will usher in the COMBINER WAR...?


TRANSFORMERS PRIMACY TP

(W) Chris Metzen, Flint Dille (A/CA) Livio Ramondelli
OPTIMUS PRIME vs. MEGATRON. AUTOBOTS vs. DECEPTICONS. At the dawn of the conflict, battle lines are drawn and sides are set... now legends will be made. The war that would define a planet begins in earnest-and its revelations will shake the TRANSFORMERS' world to the core!


TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED COMP ALLSPARK ALMANAC TP

(W) Jim Sorenson, Bill Forster (A) Various (CA) Marcelo Matere
The Allspark Almanac is a comprehensive, one-of-a-kind atlas to the amazing 2008 Animated series universe. Giving fans behind-the-scenes secrets directly from the show's creators this volume is packed with full-color bios, character models, episode summaries, interviews, and more. Collects both original volumes into one book!


TRANSFORMERS LOGO PACK VINYL DECAL ASST
ELEPHANT GUN, LLC

These Transformers decals are perfect for use on car windows, laptops, tablets and more. Made of high quality polyester and then printed, they will look great outdoors or in for a very long time! Choose from full-color full-color Autobot logo, full-color Decepticon logo, red Autobot logo, or purple Decepticon logo decals.
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Drift Empire of Stone #4 Preview

Posted on 02-24-2015 at 02:29 PM by Sol Fury under Comics
Drift-Empire-of-Stone-4-1a IDW has released a preview of the conclusion of the Drift: Empire of Stone miniseries. In this concluding part of the story arc that brings Shane McCarthy back to the character he created, we have Drift, Ratchet and Gigatron on one side - and the soldiers of the titular Empire of Stone on the other! It's the final battle - be sure to pick up the concluding part of the miniseries to see how it ends!
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IDW Collection - Phase 2 Volume 2 Preorder

Posted on 02-20-2015 at 10:02 PM by Sentinel under Comics
image IDW Collection Phase Two Volume 2 Hardcover – August 4, 2015

Available now for pre-order on Amazon

Before Optimus was Prime, before Megatron became a conqueror, they stood against Autocracy! Plus, spotlights featuring Trailcutter, Hoist, and Orion Pax. And the Dinobots are back! Volume 2 of The IDW Collection Phase Two collects the Autocracy mini-series, Spotlights: Trailcutter and Hoist, Robots In Disguise issues #7-9, More Than Meets the Eye issues #6-8, and Spotlight: Orion Pax.

Hardcover: 332 pages
Publisher: IDW Publishing (August 4, 2015)


Let us know what you think of this collection of comics after the jump.
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Diamond Comics Shipping List for February 25th

Posted on 02-18-2015 at 10:26 AM by ORIO under Comics
drift4 D-Drive has once again been nice enough to send over the Diamond Comics Shipping list for next week, February 25th. On tap next week for the Transformers is the following:

TRANSFORMERS DRIFT EMPIRE OF STONE #4 (OF 4) (also shipping subscription variant)

(W) Shane McCarthy (A/CA) Guido Guidi
FINAL FATE! This is it-DRIFT and RATCHET show down against the STONE ARMY! Will DRIFT rejoin the AUTOBOTS-or forge a new fate in the farthest reaches of the galaxy?


No mention in this listing regarding this weeks delays. Hopefully we'll get some news on those issues soon!
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IDW Transformers Solicitations for May 2015

Posted on 02-18-2015 at 02:15 AM by Sol Fury under Comics
STK671275 Previews World have listed the IDW Transformers comics solicitations for May 2015. May 2015 brings us the continuation of Combiner Wars in Transformers #41 and Windblade #3, along with the return of a popular character in More than Meets the Eye #41! There are also trade paperback of the Angry Birds Transformers miniseries and the latest arc of More than Meets the Eye, plus an oversized Treasury Edition collecting the comics that launched this era of Transformers from IDW - The Death of Optimus Prime, Robots in Disguise #1 and More than Meets the Eye #1.
Views: 5,762 / Credit: megatronski of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers #38 iTunes Preview

Posted on 02-16-2015 at 01:49 PM by Sol Fury under Comics
cover225x225 Apple's iTunes has updated with a brief preview of IDW's Transformers #38. In issue #38, everything is poised to come crashing down as the quest for the Enigma of Combination heats up. War is coming - Combiner Wars! Check out Transformers #38 as the battle lines are well and truly drawn for the next major event in the Transformers universe from IDW.
Views: 4,231 / Credit: Omegashark18 of the 2005 Boards!

IDW Transformers Comics for February 18 Delayed

Posted on 02-13-2015 at 01:48 PM by Sol Fury under Comics
STK662288_1416403319 Comic Book Resources passes on some news that IDW's comics due out February 18 - and potentially in following weeks - are liable to be delayed, due to an ongoing dispute that has led to the closure of ports in Long Beech, CA.

The report goes that due to the ongoing issues, there are unpredictable delays to all the titles due out next week from IDW in spite of their best efforts - digital releases will also be affected, as IDW attempts to keep both on the same shipping schedule.

The issues hit with the delay include both Transformers 38 and More than Meets the Eye 38, the Transformers Primacy trade paperback, and in a bitter twist of fate given the delays to Transformers: Legacy, the Transformers Animated Complete Allspark Almanac.
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Scribd launches a "Netflix for comics"

Posted on 02-10-2015 at 06:13 PM by Sol Fury under Comics
Drift-Empire-Inks Courtesy of io9, we have this interesting tidbit of news. It seems that online ebook subscription service Scribd has struck a deal with comics publishers to essentially let them become "the Netflix for comics". According to io9, publishers including Marvel, Arcana, Archie, Boom! Studios, Dynamite, Kingstone, Space Goat, Top Cow, Valiant, and of course IDW have signed up to the deal.

While it is unclear what of the various company's entire publication histories will ultimately be available, it is reported that new books will be going up on the service roughly a month after their publication - not bad, for a monthly subscription, and we like the sound of the "binge" button (for when you discover a new title that you just have to read the next issue of, without exiting the reader). TFW member Thelonicon reports that presently some of the issues are in inconsistent places, and there are a few random omissions - hopefully hiccups that will be resolved as the service finds its feet.

Check out the full writeup on io9.
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New Mairghread Scott Windblade & Combiner Wars Interview - New Female Character Revealed!

Posted on 02-09-2015 at 08:45 PM by Mechafire under Comics
tfcw_mistressofflame The Mary Sue has just put up anew interview with Windblade and Combiner Wars writer Mairghread Scott. In it, she discusses and details both those series, and also reveals a brand new female character - the Mistress of Flame, an important figure in Camien society:

"In fact, we have an exclusive sneak peek at of one of the most important members of Camian society, the Mistress of Flame. The Mistress of Flame is the leader of the only faith on Caminus, The Way of Flame, which worships a female Prime said to be the mother of all Camiens. But fire can be as dangerous as it is helpful and the faith of Caminus burns hotter than any Cybertronian realizes."

Read all about it after the break!
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IDW And Hasbro Celebrate 10 Years By Extending Their Relationship - Press Release

Posted on 02-09-2015 at 10:33 AM by Matty under Comics
564109e0-1620-4057-ac22-686745837f83 We just received the following press release from IDW Publishing marking a huge milestone of 10 years of business with Hasbro, as well as an announcement of extending that relationship for years to come. Starting in 2005 with the rebooted Generation 1 continuity, IDW and Hasbro have enjoyed years of successful comic books from Transformers and other properties. Read on for the full press release and be sure to pick up some Transformers comic books!

San Diego, CA (February 9, 2015) – This year marks the Tenth anniversary of IDW Publishing and Hasbro being in business together, a relationship that began in 2005 with the publication of IDW’s first TRANSFORMERS title. To celebrate a decade of creativity, innovation, and success, the two companies are announcing the extension of their blockbuster relationship.

Once TRANSFORMERS was established as an immediate success, IDW expanded its comic line to include the Hasbro property G.I. JOE, then eventually the smash-hit MY LITTLE PONY and coming this March, JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS! IDW will also continue to publish the LITTLEST PET SHOP and DUNGEONS & DRAGONS comics. These titles have become perennial staples at IDW, and will continue to play key roles in IDW’s publishing slate going forward, in all existing formats, both print and digital. Fans of the line can expect much more of the quality products they’ve come to expect: Comics, Trade Paperbacks, Hardcovers, Micro Comic Fun Packs, IDW Limited collections, and more.

“At this point, I almost feel I’ve run out of superlatives for Hasbro. They remain an absolutely fantastic collaborator on every level,” said IDW CEO & Publisher, Ted Adams. “After ten years in business together, it’s clear what a huge part of our success Hasbro has been, and what an appropriate time this is to solidify our relationship well into the future.”

2014 was full of hits that captivated fans and critics alike. From the hit TRANSFORMERS event Dark Cybertron, to the celebratory 25th issue of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, readers were treated to some truly monumental stories. The critically acclaimed TRANSFORMERS vs G.I. JOE, series found itself among 8 “Best Of” lists for 2014, with VICE Magazine proclaiming, “If you were a child in the ‘80s and remember playing with these toys, this comic will work for you on that level. If you appreciate some of the most beautiful drawings currently being published in a comic book, then this can work for you on that level, too.”

“IDW embodies all of the great qualities Hasbro looks for in a publisher, and we share common values,” said Michael Kelly, Hasbro’s Director of Global Publishing. “With IDW, we know we can count on superb storytelling, innovative distribution strategies, and bold thinking. We’ve come a long way together in ten years, but this is only the beginning.”

Announced recently by Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. the fan-favorite series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic was voted the Best All-Ages Series and earned the coveted Diamond Gem award for 2014! This marks the second Diamond Gem award earned by the series, the previous being Best Licensed TP/HC in 2013.

With an extension on most licenses and formats moving into the future, it’s clear that 2015 is only the beginning for IDW and Hasbro.
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BotCon Artist Hayato Sakamoto Doing Artwork for Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #39

Posted on 02-06-2015 at 10:37 AM by Mechafire under Comics
tumblr_n7eo19sUma1rtwoppo1_500 While Alex Milne has been the regular artist for More than Meets the Eye, there have been a few fill-ins from time to time - Guido Guidi, James Raiz, and Atilio Rojo, to name a few. Now, it looks like we can add another artist to that stable. Famed Japanese Transformers artist Hayato Sakamoto has just tweeted that he will be doing the artwork for the upcoming Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #39. A glance at the PreviewsWORLD listing for the issue also confirms this.

Sakamoto became known for his artwork on the BotCon 2014 set's comic, Hoist the Flag.

Discuss your thoughts on this revelation after the jump!
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Robots in Disguise 2015 Free Comic Book Day Issue Preview

Posted on 02-06-2015 at 02:00 AM by Sol Fury under Comics
IDWTransformers-720x1092_1418312946 Via Bleeding Cool News, we have a glimpse of the Free Comic Book Day 2015 Transformers comic - which will be our very first look at the new Robots in Disguise cartoon on the printed page! The four page preview (which includes the cover and a wonderfully succinct summary of the series premise) may be viewed on Issuu - alternatively, we've embedded it for you after the break. Check it out!
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IDW Combiner Wars Press Release - An All-Out Arms Race Takes Hold Of Cybertron!

Posted on 02-05-2015 at 10:29 AM by Mechafire under Comics
image1 It's the week before Toy Fair kicks off, and the folks at IDW have sent us an official press release detailing the upcoming Combiner Wars toy toy-in event, with some words from both Combiner Wars writers John Barber and Mairghread Scott.

"The biggest TRANSFORMERS publishing event of the year kicks off this March when Cybertron becomes the battleground for the COMBINER WARS! An all-star creative team is bringing along fan-favorite characters and all-new dangers to this battle royale that will shake both factions to their core."

Check out the full press release after the jump, and be sure to stay tuned to TFW during Toy Fair next week where many more Combiner Wars details will surely be revealed!
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