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Transformers / GI Joe Ongoing Comic Series Coming Next Summer


Tom Scioli, John Barber, IDW, The Transformers, GI Joe, ongoing, starting next summer.

Oh, you want more? The thumbnail to the right clicks to view the full-sized image.

You still want more details? Below is the official IDW press release.

Two of the most popular comic book franchises of all-time, TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, will be going head-to-head in a brand-new ongoing series debuting next summer! Written and drawn by comic luminary Tom Scioli (Godland, American Barbarian) with co-writer and TRANSFORMERS veteran John Barber (TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE, FALL OF CYBERTRON), these classic characters will explode off the page like never before! (…more)

Posted in Comics and Books on October 17th, 2013 by JediTricks TF

TRANSFORMERS: DARK CYBERTRON Architects: Unlike Any Event to Hit Franchise

DRKCYBRTRN01_cvrRIThe Autobots are dispersed across the galaxy and an ancient prophecy is looming to come to fruition…Dark Cybertron is near. Taking place in both of IDW’s Transformers Robots In Disguise and More Than Meets The Eye, the Dark Cybertron event will bring the two factions of Autobots together, but at what price?

Newsarama recently spoke to the Dark Cybertron event architects John Barber and James Roberts as they delve into some of what has been going on with the Transformers leading up to the event starting next month with Dark Cybertron #1 and rotating between both Transformers titles until the finale in March. We got all the secrets that Hasbro and IDW would let loose, and have a sneak peek inside the special first issue.

Posted in Comics and Books on October 5th, 2013 by andersonh1

IDW November Solicitations

TF_MTMTE_23_cvrA-copyIDW have released their November 2013 solicitations. The Dark Cybertron storyline begins with a standalone issue and continues in MTMTE and RID. Also out, the latest issues of Regeneration One and Beast Hunters, along with the volume 5 MTMTE trade paperback and Transformers Classics UK, Vol. 5, collecting UK specific stories in issues #145–179 plus the 1988 Annual.

According to IDW, Dark Cybertron promises to include:

  • The biggest Transformers event in comic book history!
  • Art by superstar PHIL JIMENEZ and Transformers fan-favorite ANDREW GRIFFITH!
  • Writing by Transformers greats JAMES ROBERTS & JOHN BARBER!
  • All your favorite Transformers characters together!
  • Variant covers by Phil Jimenez and Andrew Griffith!

Bleeding Cool: IDW’s Solicitations For November 2013

Posted in Comics and Books on August 16th, 2013 by andersonh1

Cover for Dark Cybertron #1 revealed

tumblr_mr9z2pe3pM1s0pt79o1_1280Chris Ryall has posted the cover for Transformers: Dark Cybertron #1, drawn by Phil Jimenez with colors by Rom Fajardo.

Posted in Comics and Books on August 10th, 2013 by andersonh1

TRANSFORMERS: REGENERATION ONE #80.5 for Free Comic Book Day 2012

IDW’s continuation of the original Marvel Comics “Transformers” series will be available in May.

After a twenty-year wait, IDW Publishing today proudly announced the return of the original Generation One TRANSFORMERS comics, beginning with the free TRANSFORMERS: REGENERATION ONE #80.5, available on Free Comic Book Day, May 5, 2012 as a Gold Sponsorship comic. Fan-favorite writer Simon Furman and legendary TRANSFOMERS artist Andrew Wildman pick up right where 1991’s TRANSFORMERS #80 left off, and lead into this all-new month series, kicking off in July with TRANSFORMERS: REGENERATION ONE #81.
Starting with the free TRANSFORMERS: REGENERATION ONE #80.5, OPTIMUS PRIME, GRIMLOCK, KUP, HOT ROD and all the favorite Generation One TRANSFORMERS characters charge into the future. Reflecting back on the dizzying highs and the terrifying lows of the original run of Transformers comics, OPTIMUS PRIME watches over a CYBERTRON that hasn’t faced MEGATRON for decades. But that peace shudders to an end and dives headlong into July’s TRANSFORMERS: REGENERATION ONE #81.

Posted in Comics and Books on December 3rd, 2011 by andersonh1

The Future of IDW’s “Transformers”

New IDW editor John Barber, Hasbro’s Senior Global Publishing Manager Michael Kelly and IDW’s Director of Marketing and Public Relations AnnaMaria White recently held a press conference to discuss upcoming plans for IDW’s Transformers series. Spoilers abound in the article, so if you don’t want to know what’s coming, avoid reading any further.

IDW Publishing and Hasbro held a press conference call Wednesday to present the future of “Transformers” comics — a future that, it would appear, does not include the famed leader of the Autobots. Following the two-stream “Chaos” arc now running biweekly in the “Transformers” ongoing series, December will see a one-shot titled “The Death of Optimus Prime,” after which the series will relaunch as two separate, ongoing series, “Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye” and “Transformers: Robots in Disguise.” New IDW editor John Barber led the discussion, with Hasbro’s Senior Global Publishing Manager Michael Kelly and IDW’s Director of Marketing and Public Relations AnnaMaria White also on the call.

Follow the link to read the full article at

Posted in Comics and Books on September 22nd, 2011 by andersonh1

IDW to end ongoing; Begin two new series

From this year’s SDCC comic panel comes various tidbits of information about upcoming Transformers comics from IDW.

December – Transformers #125
The “big event” issue. The current ongoing comes to an end. Death of Optimus Prime!

January – All Digital Comic: Autocracy
By Flint Dille and Livo Ramondelli – will be an enhanced comic, with more than just scans of the comics. Likely will be a print version available as well.
Release date is TBD

Two New Ongoing Series – Robots in Disguise and More Than Meets The Eye. These two comics will run in parallel.

Robots In Disguise is written by John Barber, with art by Andrew Griffith

More Than Meets the Eye is written by James Roberts, with art by Nick Roche

See the link for more information and some Q & A with the panelists.

Posted in Comics and Books on September 8th, 2011 by andersonh1

James Roberts to script TF Ongoing 22 and 23

Directly from IDW editor Andy Schmidt, courtesy of the IDW message boards:

The series does lead into CHAOS, and so do James Robert’s two issues of the ongoing series coming up (did I just say that? WHAT?).

James IS writing TRANSFORMERS #s 22 and 23.

For those who don’t know, James Roberts is half of the writing team (with Nick Roche) of the popular “Last Stand of the Wreckers” mini-series.

Posted in Comics and Books on March 26th, 2011 by andersonh1

Dreamwave #14 (unpublished) – summary by Simon Furman

From Simon Furman’s blog:

Not a lot of people know this, but in the final months of Dreamwave (not that we were aware they were the final months at the time), circa November 2004, I was asked to prepare a one-issue fill in for Dreamwave’s G1 book (issue #14 to be precise). Regular G1 writers James McDonough and Adam Patyk had stepped away from the book. (Being closer to the heart of things, Dreamwave-wise, they clearly saw the writing on the wall, so to speak, and stopped pouring work into the rapidly expanding black hole that was Dreamwave.) In the splendid isolation of this sceptered isle, I just carried on regardless.

Follow the link to read the rest of the comments and the summary itself!

Posted in Comics and Books on December 22nd, 2010 by andersonh1

Energon unpublished issues 31 and 32

Courtesy of Simon Furman’s blog, here are summaries in two parts of the unpublished Transformers Energon #31, and Energon #32.

#31 Part One:

We cut to Alpha Quintesson (current). He instructs the recently upgraded (and promoted to Terrorcon commander-in-chief) Doom-Lock to continue the assault on Earth. Doom-Lock can’t see the point now the planetary shield is active, but Alpha Quintesson insists. (…more)

Posted in Comics and Books on December 1st, 2010 by andersonh1