The 2016 Eisner Award nominations recognized IDW Publishing and its imprints, Top Shelf, The Library of American Comics, and Yoe! Books with a combined ten nods (nine nominations and one shared nomination) this year, with books being represented in multiple categories including Best Publication for Teens, Best Reality-Based Work, Best Archival Collection/Project—Strips, and more. Unfortunately, no Transformers comics were chosen, but we're here to celebrate with IDW for all their support. Read on for the full press release.
Comics Alliance has dropped the Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #55 Brendan Cahill’s ROM the Space Knight variant cover and details. The battle against the DECEPTICON JUSTICE DIVISION is finally over, and for the few AUTOBOTS left standing, all that’s left are words. Four words, to be precise. Four terrible words, millions of years old, that gave the DECEPTICONS their name. Read on for the full details and cover image.
Comicosity has posted the covers to the second issue of IDW's upcoming Till All Are One
series! The main cover by Sara Pitre-Durocher is a more painterly cover featuring Windblade and Metroplex, while the alternate cover by Pitre-Durocher and Thomas Deer spotlights the soon-to-return-to-comics ROM the Spaceknight! Keep reading to see both!
Out next week is the next to last issue of The Transformers vs GI Joe
, and via Comics Alliance we have our first look at the full length preview for the issue. With the end drawing near, it looks like there's little time to waste to get things in motion to reach whatever sort of conclusion Tom Scioli and John Barber have in store for this title that has consistently done its best to defy any expectations for the duration of its run. Keep reading to see the preview pages, but of course be wary of spoilers!
WELCOME TO THE TERROR DROME! As the forces of COBRA plot a treacherous move, OPTIMUS PRIME descends in to CYBERTRONIAN hell in search of the MATRIX. They say the sun also rises… but will it be friend or foe?!
Just up on Previews is the details and one of two incentive covers for Transformers #52. The comic written by John Barber will have covers by Livio Ramondelli and Andrew Griffith is listed to be released to stores and online on April 27, 2016. In part 3 of the All Hail Optimus Prime series, the more things change the more things stay the same. Read on to see the full listing details, and all the covers, thanks to Josh and Andrew.
Storenvy seller Boxes In Action has an interesting new product for comic collecting Transformers fans: A comic box set themed after the vehicle mode of Optimus Prime! This custom printed storage box pair is a standard long box "trailer" with a shorter than standard short box cab, offering a decent amount of storage space for stacks of Transformers comics or whatever you collect. It's not cheap, at $45 for just one set and $60 for two sets, but if you ever thought about wanting to house Transformers comics in style, this might be something to consider. Keep reading for photos!
Thanks to Newsarama, we have the FULL preview of the Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #51 comic book that will out in shops and online next week. Get the preview of second half of this two parter with James Roberts as writer and Alex Milne handling the artwork and coloring. Read on to see the seven page preview below.
Fans who have been digging the awesome cover art work by Sara Pitre-Durocher on the lastest IDW Transformers Till All Are One series will be glad to hear there will be posters for sale at BotCon next month. According to the post on Twitter, the posters will be 11" x 17" and maybe smaller sizes. See 4 of the 5 posters that will be available at the show.
Finally! We've known for some time that the new third ongoing title in IDW's Transformers universe was set to debut soon, and now we've finally got some solid info via Comic Book Resources! Reuniting the Combiner Hunters
team of Mairghread Scott and Sara Pitre-Durocher, Till All Are One
means to pick up where Windblade Volume 2
left off last year. Keep looking for more info and a closer look at the excellent cover by Pitre-Durocher!
...what? ...I mean, what?
Just when you thought there was nothing left Tom Scioli and John Barber could do that would be a total
shock, Comics Alliance reports that Transformers vs. GI Joe ends with the next issue, #13. While the statement from Scioli is positive and upbeat, no indication was previously given that this critically acclaimed book was to be a limited series - and indeed, Scioli and Barber once said they could envision the comic continuing indefinitely. What happened? Keep reading for Scioli and Barber's statements on the end of the comic. UPDATED
with new alternate cover for the final issue.
We all know the scene: "Megatron must be stopped, no matter the cost," The Touch
, etc. ...but what if Kup managed to put a foot on Hot Rod and let Optimus Prime fight his own battles? The history of G1 branches off in Transformers: Deviations
, written by Brandon M. Easton with art by Priscilla Tramontano and colors by Tramontano and John-Paul Bove! Continue to the review!
Newsarama is at it again bringing out an early look at the preview for the one-shot Transformers: Deviations
out next week. This comic asks the age-old question, what if Optimus Prime didn't die? Something that the long time fans have debated over for many years. When it hits shops next Wednesday, we may have one possible answer! And we'll have the review of the issue for you first here on TFormers. Keep reading to check out the mirrored preview pages!
Today on Twitter, series co-writer and artist Tom Scioli put up clean artwork of the cover to issue 13 of Transformers vs GI Joe
, due out ...at some point in the nebulous future. Scioli subsequently tweeted just the base pencil work for the cover art, albeit mirror-flipped as can be evidenced by the reversed signature. Or does Tom Scioli naturally write his name backwards, and it is then merely flipped for the sake of the general readership? The world may never know, but you can all the same check out that cover art below!
IDW is breaking new ground for libraries by making hundreds of single issue comics available for library patrons exclusively through Comics Plus Library Edition 90 days after they become available for sale. “IDW is home to some of the world’s most popular characters and stories, and we could not be more thrilled to bring their amazing content to libraries in this new way,” said iVerse CEO Michael Murphey. “This is just the beginning of big additions and updates to Comics Plus Library Edition in 2016. This will be the best year ever for digital comics in libraries!”
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