IDW Publishing has released their publishing plans for March that continues the post civil war era for Transformers. A total of two comics and three trades are being released that month including one that teaches you how to draw Transformers. If you are interested in the books, just let your local comic book store know. For the full details of IDW's other books including GI Joe, Star Trek, Locke & Key, and more click here.
On a related note, ex-Transformers (and current G.I. Joe) writer Mike Costa did a sorta of exit interview with The Underbase Podcast. The result is a very honest perspective on how difficult it is to write for characters with tens of million of years in lifespan but behave like humans with only decades of experience as well as his experiences with the more ...lets say "passionate" side of Transfandom. A summary of the discussion can be found here, a partial transcript is here, and the interview is here (mp3 file). Suffice it to say, his chances of returning to the franchise are slim.
Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #3
James Roberts (w) Alex Milne (a) Milne, Nick Roche (c)
DISASTER IN SPACE! What's the very worst thing you could find on board a four million year old spaceship? Clue: it's ancient, it's deadly, and it shouldn't exist-but it's killing the Transformers anyway! It's AUTOBOTS versus boogieman in a Transformers story unlike any you've seen before, as the exciting new direction rolls out!
FC 32 pages $3.99
Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ongoing #3
John Barber (w) Andrew Griffith (a) Casey Coller, Griffith (c)
CYBERTRON IN CRISIS! An explosion in the middle of the capitol city strikes. Was it a DECEPTICON attack? Suspicions run high, and the uneasy peace unravels! Only Wheeljack can solve the puzzle-but will he do it before Starscream takes advantage of the AUTOBOTS weakness! The bold new direction in Transformers storytelling continues!
FC 32 pages $3.99
How to Draw Transformers
Nick Roche (w & a) Marcelo Matere (c)
The complete guide to drawing Transformers! Everyone knows that Transformers are fun to watch and play, but did you know that they are also fun to draw? Now you can become a first-rate Transformers artist, just by following these step-by-step instructions!
TPB FC $4.99 • 32 pages • 8" x 10" ISBN 978-1-61377-149-5
The Transformers Classics, Vol. 3
Bob Budiansky & Steve Parkhouse (w) Don Perlin, John Ridgway, Mike Collins, & José Delbo (a) Guido Guidi (c)
The historic comic book roots of THE TRANSFORMERS are re-presented for maximum Cybertronian enjoyment. Collecting issues from the original run, rejoin OPTIMUS PRIME and MEGATRON and their competing factions as their war stretches across the cosmos. These stories are accompanied by an in-depth introduction as well as select issue notes by Mark W. Bellomo.
TPB FC $24.99 • 276 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-163-1
Transformers, Vol. 7: Chaos
Mike Costa & James Roberts (w) Livio Ramondelli (a & c)
CHAOS IS HERE! The long-awaited event that will have TRANSFORMERS fans talking for years and have lasting repercussions on the lives of our heroes and villains! The Autobots land on Cybertron to discover Galvatron's plan is already in effect-but what is it he seeks in the heart of Cybertron? What could he possibly want on a dead planet? Optimus Prime must face off against Galvatron, in a battle where the fate of the whole planet rests on the outcome!
TPB FC $19.99 • 124 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-140-2