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Transformers #1 Sells Out! 2nd Printing Coming December 2nd w/ All New Cover
Ender - Thursday, November 19, 2009


After just one day in stores, The TRANSFORMERS #1 is already sold out through Diamond, and IDW Publishing will rush its inaugural ongoing comic to a second printing. The second printing of The TRANSFORMERS #1 will be available in comic stores on December 2nd, featuring a new cover by series artist Don Figueroa. Check out IDW's full press release below.

IDW's The TRANSFORMERS #1 Sells Out

Second printing of new ongoing TRANSFORMERS comics available December 2nd

San Diego, CA (November 19, 2009) – The new TRANSFORMERS comics era has begun! After just one day in stores, The TRANSFORMERS #1 is already sold out through Diamond, and IDW Publishing will rush its inaugural ongoing comic to a second printing. Under license from Hasbro, Inc., the second printing of The TRANSFORMERS #1 will be available in comic stores on December 2nd, featuring a new cover by series artist Don Figueroa.

The first ongoing TRANSFORMERS comic series in five years, The TRANSFORMERS is a must-read for old and new fans. The TRANSFORMERS #1 starts the series off with two huge events – the death of IRONHIDE and subsequent resignation of OPTIMUS PRIME, the heroic leader of the AUTOBOTS.

“Launching an ongoing series based on a world-wide franchise like Hasbro’s TRANSFORMERS brand is not something we take lightly,” said Andy Schmidt, IDW’s TRANSFORMERS editor. “We know we have to make every issue count so that our readers are getting a great read every time and that our retailer partners are assured that they’ve got a product they can sell month after month. And this second printing is evidence that Mike and Don have succeeded at delivering exactly that.”

The TRANSFORMERS is helmed by Mike Costa (G.I.JOE: COBRA) with art and covers by returning, artistic dynamo Don Figueroa. The ongoing series is also the launching point for two new miniseries, TRANSFORMERS: BUMBLEBEE and TRANSFORMERS: Last Stand of the WRECKERS, debuting in December and January, respectively.

The TRANSFORMERS #1 (second printing, 32 pages, $3.99) will be available on December 2nd. Diamond order code #OCT09 8086.

Visit IDWPublishing.com to learn more about the company and its top-selling books.

About IDW Publishing

IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro's The Transformers and G.I. JOE, Paramount's Star Trek; Fox's Angel; the BBC's Doctor Who; and television's #1 prime time series CBS' CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studios; and is the print publisher for ComicMix.

IDW's original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. More information about the company can be found at IDWPublishing.com.

About HASBRO

Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS) is a worldwide leader in children’s and family leisure time products and services with a rich portfolio of brands and entertainment properties that provides some of the highest quality and most recognizable play and recreational experiences in the world. As a brand-driven, consumer-focused global company, Hasbro brings to market a range of toys, games and licensed products, from traditional to high-tech and digital, under such powerful brand names as TRANSFORMERS, PLAYSKOOL, TONKA, MILTON BRADLEY, PARKER BROTHERS, CRANIUM and WIZARDS OF THE COAST. Come see how we inspire play through our brands at http://www.hasbro.com. © 2009 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.



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deceptikhan
2009-11-23
5:33 am

Im a transformer completionist. Well COMIC complettionist that is  
MikePrime
2009-11-22
3:57 am

Well, I was at a comic book store today and they still had about five issues of Transformers #1. I also saw some at another comic book store this past Wednesday. Now that store usually has no Transformers comics, they usually sold out because they never ordered very many of them. If that store st... read more 
Sangron
2009-11-22
3:54 am

OK so who here has read it? Thoughts? 
Rawhide
2009-11-21
5:27 pm

Yeah, IDW seems to be fond of taking away reasons to buy their comics  
Rotorstorm
2009-11-21
4:40 pm

Just wish they hadn't ruined the issue for those who couldn't get it first time with that bloody spoilerific press release yesterday  
Cybcouncil
2009-11-21
1:17 pm

I have to agree with you 100% that statement could have been leaked out to further sales. Say they are sold out to get folks to rush out and get a copy. That and most stores don't seem to carry Tf comics anyway. My store guy says they only order 10 copies and 6 of those are for subs. He states ... read more 
Rawhide
2009-11-21
12:50 pm

So, the first issue is completely sold out. Well, that doesn't mean a bloody thing without some numbers to back this up. When AHM #1 was released, IDW also claimed that it sold very well, but according to the TFwiki the actual sale numbers showed that it sold less than the Furman stories. Wit... read more 
JOP
2009-11-20
3:36 pm

My guess is that IDW is pushing toward the hybrid G1 / movie aesthetic; understandable in light of the financial success of Revenge of the Fallen. To my mind, I don't think this would even be so much of an issue if wasn't for the way in which the faces are being depicted. There's a very... read more 
Cybcouncil
2009-11-20
1:59 pm

I just finished the book the art style is moviesque so that's that. Still seems overdetailed in a gundam/Bionicles/zoids type of way but oh well. Funny how Prime looks nothing like the cover for the book. Hmm I wonder if they did that on purpose? The story was typical at best. I for one am gett... read more 
monstergrotusque
2009-11-20
3:33 am

i love the point you made that if these designs were in the movies people would loose their shit...not a quote., but you get the idea. the artwork is awesome and they look like how i wanted them too in my imagination before the first movie came out...i love the new style. Just put it in a movie...i... read more 
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