IDW Publishing Panel
Discussion of upcoming plans for the GI Joe and Transformers comic books. I hope that includes ending the excessive story decompression writing style.
- GI Joe and Transformers available digitally and on iTunes (appears to be 99 cent iPhone app for each issue)
- Rise of Cobra: Snake Eyes written by actor Ray Park who plays him in the movie (also was Darth Maul and Toad in X-Men).
- Revenge of the Fallen stories will continue with Tales of the Fallen miniseries with issue 3 and 4 involving a fight between Jetfire and The Fallen (I am guessing both survive the confrontation).
- All Hail Megatron continues with issue 15 (focused on Perceptor and Kup) and issue 16 (Bumblebee and Spike). Why they just don't call them Spotlight issues or better yet just start a "Tales of the Autobots" and "Tales of the Decepticons" series to make it simple for readers (and trade collecting) is beyond me.
- The Transformers: first ongoing series (before was really a series of mini-series) in a while written by Mike Costa and art by Don Figueroa. Starts in November.
- Transformers: Bumblebee: four issue mini-series focused on the character "between a rock and a hard place with his own friends." Starts in December.
- Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers: Another mini-series that takes place in space and "foreshadows upcoming events in the ongoing series". Written by Nick Roche. Starts in January.
- No GI Joe/Transformers crossover planned.
- Transformers: The 13, announced last year, has been shelved but might return as a different version (probably result of the Primes shrinking down to about 7 total in the movie).
Six issue miniseries written by Simon Furman, art by Carlos Magno. Takes place in movie universe and focuses on "a new organization with ‘nefarious’ designs on the robots in disguise. Their technology gives them a tactical advantage not yet seen in the films.” Will be released in early 2010.
Click link for images of new toys for the line, sadly most are repaints. Hulk (bulldozer), Punisher (Hummer, Cap America repaint), Human Torch (repaint of previous figure), X-Force Wolverine (repaint of original figure).
Star Wars Crossovers
Click the link for images of new toys for the line, mostly repaints. Includes Battle Droid Commander (Armored Assault Tank), Clone Pilot (V-Wing Starfighter), Anakin Skywalker (The Twilight), Wit Fisto (Jedi Starfighter), Plo Koon (Jedi Starfighter), and the Y-Wing Pilot (Y-Wing). This line has had so many repaints it’s hard to even remember what the originals were.
Last, just because I like it, the test footage shown at SDCC from Tron Legacy that keeps the Tron look but makes it more realistic looking.