Monday, May 21, 2012

IDW August Transformers Comics

IDW Publishing has released their publishing plans for August. A total of four comics and two trades are being released that month. The theme for the month is Dinobots Month with covers to mark their return to the comics. 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, if you are interested in playing catch up to the Marvel Transformers series that ran from about 1984 to 1990 for 80 issues and "restarted" with IDW's Regeneration series, then hit up ComiXology via tablet or online as they have started posted the run digitally. Only the first dozen or so are available online or three volumes of "trades" that does a poor job of specifying which issues are collected so hard to tell if good deal or not. Give it a look see if interested but recommend a pass for now until the volumes provide useful information or get a better idea if most or all of the 80 issue run will be made available.

Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #8
James Roberts (w) • Alex Milne (a) • Milne, Nick Roche (c)
DINOBOT MONTH! Three years ago, Grimlock disappeared from his prison cell on Garrus 9. Where did he go? What happened to him? One thing’s for certain: the leader of the Dinobots is back—and he's itching to settle some scores!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye Annual 2012
James Roberts (w) • Jimbo Salgado, Guido Guidi (a) • Tim Seeley, Alex Milne (c)
THE ORIGIN OF THE KNIGHTS OF CYBERTRON! Rodimus and the crew of the Lost Light finally reach Crystal City, home to the mysterious Circle of Light. But what they find waiting for them is going to change everything—and not necessarily for the better!
FC • 48 pages • $7.99

Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ongoing #8
John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a) • Griffith, Casey Coller (c)
DINOBOT MONTH! Guess who's back on Cybertron? SLAG, SLUDGE, SNARL, and SWOOP—and they’re as mad as ever! IRONHIDE leads them deep into the Cybertronian wilderness searching for lost AUTOBOTS... but what they find might be the greatest danger of all!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Regeneration One #82
Simon Furman (w) • Andrew Wildman (a) • Wildman, Guido Guidi (c)
DINOBOT MONTH! And ex-Dinobot commander GRIMLOCK wishes it wasn’t! His quest for a means to restore his ability to change modes takes him to Nebulos—a world off-limits to TRANSFORMERS, where a welcome that’s more incendiary than warm awaits him. Plus, KUP and THE WRECKERS find themselves stranded, hunted and in a whole world of pain. Quite literally!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Maximum Dinobots
Simon Furman (w) • Nick Roche (a) • Marcelo Matere (c)
At last, the ultimate confrontation between not just GRIMLOCK and his somewhat estranged fellow Dinobots, SLUDGE, SLAG, SNARL, and SWOOP, but also SUNSTREAKER/HUNTER, SCORPONOK, HOT ROD, Skywatch and a whole army of HEADMASTERS! Mayhem, machinations, melee, and, of course, Maximum Dinobots, all courtesy of TRANSFORMERS ├╝ber-scribe Simon Furman and fan-favorite Nick Roche!
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 128 pages • ISBN: 978-1-60010-478-7

G.I. Joe / Transformers Crossover, Vol. 1
Michael Higgins & Larry Hama (w) • Herb Trimpe Chris Batista, Steven Leiber, William Rosado, & Jesse D'Orozco (a) • Klaus Scherwinski (c)
The worlds of G.I. JOE and TRANSFORMERS combine in this first volume reprinting the classic crossovers. Contains the 4-issue G.I. JOE and the TRANSFORMERS limited series plus issues #139-142 of A REAL AMERICAN HERO. MEGATRON and COBRA versus the JOEs and the AUTOBOTS, who will come out on top?
TPB • FC • $24.99 • 192 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-352-9

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