Preview cracks open the giant planet eater to see what's inside. They sat down with IDW's editor in chief, John Barber, to talk about the what is being called the final epic Transformers comic story. Additionally, We get a preview look at seven of the Unicron comic book covers.
According to John, this is going to be one of their biggest productions with many of the IDW Transformers staff putting a hand into the mix. They are also very excited to work on real true ending, that a story can be developed for.
John Barber: This is going to be the conclusion to the story — and the universe — that IDW launched back with Transformers: Infiltration #0 in 2005. IDW and Hasbro still have plenty more to say with Transformers — don’t misunderstand that! — but for this particular history, it’s all over. Now — whether that history gets wiped out or gets a nice happy ending for everybody? That’s the part that is playing out in the Unicron event.
John Barber: There are parts of this that I’ve been thinking about for a really long time, closing out stories I started over 100 issues ago, if you add up all the specials and side-stories. So that has an effect. This is the last time that I’ll write these characters, so I’m becoming really aware of moments like, “That’s the last sarcastic Laserbeak line I’ll write,” or whatever. It’s emotional, to be honest. I’ve lived with these ’bots for as long as I have my kid, almost to the month.
But Alex, colorist Sebastian Cheng, and I (plus Kei and Josh Burcham on Optimus Prime, and James, Jack, and Joana Lafuente on Lost Light) – and all the old friends who’ll be coming back in the next few months — we’re all giving these comics everything we have. We always have. I mean, this stuff means a whole lot to all of us, but we know this has to be the story to end all stories. At least for this one Transformers universe.
There is more than meets the eye to this interivew, so be sure to read the full write up at https://www.previewsworld.com/Article/213240