Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Transformers Foundation, Ongoing Preview & Schmidt Leaving IDW

New comic book Wednesday is bringing two Transformers related books to the shelves. The first is Transformers: Foundation #4, the official prequel to Dark of the Moon and the other is Transformers #19 which continues the prelude story to IDW's "Chaos" storyline. Seibertron has the covers and and first seven pages of each book at these links - Foundation #4 | Ongoing #19

On a related note IDW Senior Editor Andy Schmidt is leaving IDW and joining Hasbro. I guess the last two years he spent over seeing their Transformers and G.I. Joe got their attention. He will leave the role at the end of May and IDW is looking for a replacement to start sometime in June. It will be interesting to see if they promote from within or hire someone from outside the company. The talent pool to choose from is fairly deep as DC recently jettisoned a few editors when they closed Wildstorm and downsized a few positions and TokyoPop recently ended its U.S. operations. With Transformers Chaos storyline and G.I. Joe's Cobra Civil War story lines pretty much set through the end of the year the new editor will have plenty of time to get up to speed.

TRANSFORMERS: Foundation #4 (of 4)
John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a) • Brian Rood (c)
On war-ravaged Cybertron, OPTIMUS PRIME finally finds himself face-to-face with MEGATRON... but if Prime carries through his plan, will he have crossed the line? Secrets are revealed as we make our last stop on the road to TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Mike Costa (w) • Guido Guidi (a) • Marcelo Matere, Guido Guidi (c)
“CHAOS” PRELUDE! The situation on Earth continues to deteriorate while we shift focus to outer space where RODIMUS was last seen dead! A classic character returns as the things heat up and we begin our descent into “CHAOS”—THE YEAR’S BIGGEST TRANSFORMERS EVENT! Don’t miss “SPACE OPERA, Part 1!”
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • 2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.

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