Monday, December 23, 2013

IDW March 2014 Transformers Comics

Yep, the TF4 news front remains as quiet as a mouse. Until then on the comic front. IDW Publishing has released their publishing plans for March 2014. The Transformation: Regeneration comic ends its planned run, closing out the TF Marvel-verse for now while the Dark Cybertron story also concludes with a promise of a major character death. For the full details of IDW's other books including GI Joe, Star Trek, and more click here.

In relation to Dark Cybertron, senior editor John Barber spoke with Newsarama about the relationship between IDW and Hasbro that resulted in unexpected story point yet to be revealed. "Working with the Transformers team and getting these comics out in the toy packages, all while building to an epic story that’s satisfying to existing fans. I think that’s a big moment for us—and there’s this amazing thing happening near the end of “Dark Cybertron” that I couldn’t believe it was going to make the jump to the toys,” teased Barber. “But I can’t talk about it yet, which is a lame answer but it’s really a fun twist on a well-known premise. It was something that originated—I think, if I remember right—with Mark Weber on Transformers brand team, and More Than Meets The Eye writer James Roberts and I couldn’t believe it was an idea on the table, let alone that it would be reflected in the toys. Sorry to have to be really vague about it."

Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #27: Dark Cybertron Part 10 (of 12)
James Roberts & John Barber (w) • Alex Milne & Livio Ramondelli (a) • Casey W. Coller (c)
TOGETHER AT LAST! The crew of the Lost Light and the survivors of CYBERTRON get a brief moment of calm as they take stock of who’s survived DARK CYBERTRON this far. But things get worse—the final fate of the DEAD UNIVERSE reveals a nightmarish link to the greatest threat the universe has ever faced!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Robots in Disguise #27: Dark Cybertron Part 11 (of 12)
John Barber & James Roberts (w) • Andrew Griffith (a) • Casey W. Coller (c)
DEATH OF A HERO! BUMBLEBEE! RODIMUS! ULTRA MAGNUS! PROWL! One will fall in final battle with SHOCKWAVE! This one is for all the marbles, folks—it just doesn’t get any bigger than this!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Dark Cybertron Finale — Part 12 (of 12)
John Barber & James Roberts (w) • Phil Jimenez & Brendan Cahill (a) • Phil Jimenez (c)
IT GETS EVEN BIGGER! Okay we lied when we were talking about last issue… but this issue is as big as they come. It’s all come down to this moment—every scheme, every lie, every moment of heroism, every relationship, every rivalry… if CYBERTRON falls, so falls the universe!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers Regeneration One #100
Simon Furman (w) • Andrew Wildman & Guido Guidi (a) • Andrew Wildman, Guidi (c)
THE GREATEST ENEMY... the greatest challenge... shall come from within. And there will be an ending. This is it, the battle the TRANSFORMERS must win, and yet dare not. The original and founding TRANSFORMERS comic comes to an epic and giant-sized conclusion, with all-out battle on CYBERTRON. Or should that be “Cybertrons”? Shocks, surprises, guest stars and more. It may be a cliché, but this one really does have it all.
FC • 48 pages • $5.99

Transformers #1 (1984) Hundred Penny Press Edition
Bill Mantlo & Ralph Macchio (w) • Frank Springer (a) • Bill Sienkiewicz (c)
See how the epic began, for only a buck! Celebrate issue 100 of TRANSFORMERS: REGENERATION ONE with the story that started it all! AUTOBOTS wage their battle to destroy the evil forces of the DECEPTICONS—and their war spills onto Earth!
FC • 32 pages • $1.00

Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters, Vol. 2
Mairghread Scott, Mike Johnson (w) • Agustin Padilla (a) • Ken Christiansen (c)
As the Dinobots lend a hand to their fellow underground Autobots things quickly go awry as the very planet begins to quake and shift. Is Cybertron crumbling to its ultimate death or will it be reborn?
TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN: 978-1-61377-926-2
• Collects issues #5–8.

1 comment:

  1. I love IDW. They put out the best Transformers stories ever! No other format comes close! The comics have waaaaaaaay better stories than the cartoons and live action movies. If Transformers Prime was like More than Meets the Eye it would be the best cartoon series ever.


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