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BotCon 2014 - IDW Transformers Comics Panel Report
BaCon - Sunday, June 22, 2014


Thanks to Shartimus Prime who's covered the IDW panel at this BotCon 2014. Get the details on the latest Transformers comics publications as as well we insights on what we will be seeing in the coming issues. There may be some spoilers ahead so read on only if you want to know more about what's to come.



IDW Panel Members

John Barber - Robots in Disguise Writer
Mairghread Scott - Windblade Writer
James Roberts - More than Meets the Eye Artist
Andrew Griffith - RID Artist
Sarah Stone - Windblade Artist
Livio Ramondelli - Monstroucity, Punishment Artist

More than meets the Eye

Issue #30

limited edition BotCon cover.

Issue #31

3 part megaton trial finished.

Set in one place and in real time and one continuous scene cast ultramagnus

Robots in Disguise 30 just came out and limited edition Botcon

Will see a little Jazz

Some Jazz action first of a 5 part story


Windblade

Next week issue 3

Windblade might be behind bars and blood, darkest issue.

She uses some weapons training finally.

Her makeup and jewelry has significance.


Transformers Primacy

Concludes Cybertronian war trilogy.

Optimus Prime and Megatron now developed into the characters we know, and we see what kind of characters they used to be in more current situations.


TF vs GIJoe

Debut right before SDCC.

Issue 0 is from Joe POV aliens coming to earth

Issue 2 it starts to get very TF heavy


Transformers Punishment available now!

Motion comic release

Original motion comic written by John and drawn by Livio

5 part series is up for free.

Will be in continuity.

Prime visits cybertron and see whats going on with the disenfranchised Decepticons.

Someone’s killing Decepticons and Prime wants to figure out who.

IDW is trying to make the most animated TF story ever done.

They'll have exploding heads and great motion


Empire of Stone

Drift Returns "Empire of Stone”

Follow up at the end of Primus More than meets the eye and then some new characters

Empire connects mostly with more than meets the eye.

Following on where Rodimus was exiled, and will have more characters from More than meets the eye.


2015

Windblade Returns (no specific date or quarter of the year)

"More sexy Blurr”


Questions & Answers

4 Dinobots will be key role in Punishment.

Movie Comics - No plans

Grimlock is being looked at after Decepticons (weird state) and he will come back in a More than meets the eye two parter.

More crossovers in mind for the future

No dinobots in first arc of wind blade but no shortage of love for Dinobots

Fort Max is coming back in a few months in a solo story

Old human friends

Robots in Disguise (some stand alone issues)

Issue 33 Wheeljack issue

Issue 34 back story of Galvatron the barbarian

Issue 35 some world human friends

Phase 2 of More than meets the eye and Optimus will be featured

RID Cartoon in 2015 tying in with IDW?

The memory loss mechanism for Soundwave "may get hit on”

Windblade’s backstory in issue 4

Multiarc that’s tied in with the Senators (Ratbat Proteus?)

Time scale for RID is a couple years in the future.

Comics #28 - #32 take place in 38 hours


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