UNLEASH THE BEAST IN THE NEW YEAR!
Dreamwave Launches Latest TRANSFORMERS Titleâ€¦BEAST WARS!
Itâ€™s finally here! Dreamwave is proud to announce a six-part series based on
the popular toy line by Hasbro and successful television series by Mainframe
Entertainment. After the success of several TRANSFORMERS titles like
GENERATION ONE, MICROMASTERS, ENERGON and War Within, BEAST WARS aims to
take Dreamwaveâ€™s well-established fan base one-step further!
BEAST WARS was chosen by the fans, for the fans. After the sellout of
Dreamwaveâ€™s incredible TRANSFORMERS Summer Special, fans were asked which
title theyâ€™d prefer to see in an upcoming mini-series: BEAST WARS or
TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISEâ€”and BEAST WARS won, taking 80% of the vote!
The series, which takes place years after the original GENERATION ONE
series, follows the adventures of OPTIMUS PRIMAL and his MAXIMALS
(descendants of the AUTOBOTS) versus MEGATRON and his PREDACONS (descendants
of the DECEPTICONS). For such an exciting and pivotal series in the
TRANSFORMERS comic continuity, Dreamwave turned to a star-studded cast of
Leading the charge is Dreamwaveâ€™s fantastic duo of writers, none other than
the TRANSFORMERS experts themselves, James McDonough and Adam Patyk.
McDonough and Patyk are part of the amazing success of Dreamwaveâ€™s
GENERATION ONE and MICROMASTERS series, and are without a doubt the perfect
writers to fill in the gaps of the TRANSFORMERS saga. Another well-known
name will tackle the pencils: Don Figueroa. Figueroa, whose art has been
seen in almost all of Dreamwaveâ€™s titles, is perfect for the job; heâ€™s quite
possibly the biggest Transfan alive and it shows. When asked what it feels
like to draw the characters that spearheaded the revival of TRANSFORMERS
into the mainstream, Figueroa was philosophical as always.
â€œIn the late nineties, when I first heard about this new show that was
â€˜claimingâ€™ to be TRANSFORMERS, I said, â€˜What is this new show?â€™ They change
forms, the leaders had very familiar names and looked similar but I was so
surprised to see animals as their alternate modes, not vehicles. But from
the first episode I was hooked. This series was groundbreaking and it is
amazing that we get to bring it to comic book form.â€?
Dreamwaveâ€™s president Pat Lee is equally as thrilled to add another
TRANSFORMERS title to such an historic franchise. â€œFor me, BEAST WARS really
represents the coming-of-age for the TRANSFORMERS franchise. It is a series
that acted as a go-between for TRANSFORMERS fans, both old and new, and
brought in some really cool ideas for the world of TRANSFORMERS. The comic
is gonna beâ€¦well, what can I sayâ€”this comicâ€™s gonna rock!â€?
The latest TRANSFORMERS title will be hitting the shelves in January 2005
and will mark the beginning of a very special and exciting year for
Dreamwave. From now until its New Year launch, Dreamwave will be celebrating
the long awaited arrival of BEAST WARS; so keep checking
www.dreamwaveprod.com for more info!
THE HUNT BEGINS!
The Beast Wars Online Hunt starts TODAY! Check online all week to hunt down
all the Transformers Beast Wars! Try to catch them all and you'll form Don
Figueroa's Triple Gatefold cover!
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