Interview with John Barber and James Roberts

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Last year, IDW Publishing relaunched the Transformers comics as we know them. Writer Mike Costa ended his run on the Transformers Ongoing comic and the Transformers comics were relaunched with two new titles; More Than Meets The Eye and Robots In Disguise. Two books, that over the last year, have revolutionized Transformers comics. This newsie will gushingly recommend, talk about and force these books down the the throats of Transformers fans as well as comic book bans. MultiversityComics has posted an extensive in depth interview with both writers of these books, John Barber (RID) and James Roberts (MTMTE). In this interview the writers discuss everything from how Hasbro has been a fantastic supporter of the books (sometimes asking the writers to push the envelope even further than they have), to how they became involved with the Transformers books, to their writing techniques. They even discuss what we have in store coming up! There is so much more that we can’t even fit in this space, so please take the time to read this. If you haven’t read either of these titles yet, seriously, what are you waiting for? You’re missing out in the worst possible way.

Additionally, the second cover for More Than Meets The Eye #13 is revealed in this interview. The book is due in stores next week, February 6th. The most exciting part of this cover? It features Holomatter (aka hologram) avatars of Skids, Rung, Swerve, and Rewind. Ultra Magnus is also featured on the cover, using Verity Carlo as his avatar!

You can read the entire article at the link above. Check out the new cover and discuss everything by clicking the title bar.

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  1. Sockie's Avatar Sockie says

    Transformers: One Year Later with Writers John Barber and James Roberts [Interview] - Multiversity Comics

    A very, VERY in-depth interview full of background info and just what goes on in Roberts and Barber's heads. It's a damn good read.

    Also, this interview contains a cover for MTMTE #13 we haven't seen yet. A cover that will leave you going "WHAT?!" Seriously, I'm pretty darn surprised and confused now! Too bad we won't be getting this issue for another week...

  2. Mechafire's Avatar Mechafire says

    Haven't read the interview yet but that cover... what in the world?

    Okay, looking at it a bit more I think I may have it somewhat figured out: Cybertronians aren't allowed on Hedonia so Magnus, Rung, Skids and Swerve all choose human avatars of themselves to go instead.

    Still dunno why Verity's there though.

  3. ZacWilliam's Avatar ZacWilliam says

    Yeah... Wow on cover stun-age.


    -ZacWilliam, god these books are sooooo good. I dearly hope they go on forever. MtMtE should be weekly.

  4. Sockie's Avatar Sockie says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Mechafire View Post
    Haven't read the interview yet but that cover... what in the world?

    Okay, looking at it a bit more I think I may have it somewhat figured out: Cybertronians aren't allowed on Hedonia so Magnus, Rung, Skids and Swerve all choose human avatars of themselves to go instead.

    Still dunno why Verity's there though.
    http://multiversitystatic.s3.amazona...TE_13_cvrA.jpg

    Examining it at full-size, it looks like all of the humans there are holograms, including Verity. There are spots on all of them that look "blurry." And considering that Magnus and "Verity" are both in the same poses, does that mean Magnus' holo-avatar is a Verity look-a-like? That's kind of... odd.

  5. Yggdrasil has no avatar! Yggdrasil says

    This is gonna be one weird issue man

    Also it makes sence for Uncle Magnus to take Verity as an avatar. Which other human can say to have stared Overlord into his oversized freaky lips and lived. She's badass enough to be his avatar

    Love Rewind's camera guy and Swerve is so perfect it's not even funny

    And Rung you're sexy Victorian beast you are!


    Also incredible read! You must respect these guys weather you like the comic or not they know their stuff when it comes to writing!

  6. Mechafire's Avatar Mechafire says

    Just finished the interview. Absolutely fantastic read! Love these guys' attitudes.

    Quote:
    JR: Issue 16 of MTMTE kicks off a multi-part epic that wraps up a huge number of the storylines that we’ve been seeding since issue 1, while sowing lots of new ones. All I’ll say is: not everyone is who they seem.
    Hmm...

  7. Autobot Burnout's Avatar Autobot Burnout says

    Is it wrong that I now must demand for a HA Rung w/ the Victorian Badass holo-Avatar? Because if so, then screw being right because I want it.

  8. Yggdrasil has no avatar! Yggdrasil says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Mechafire View Post
    Hmm...
    My bet is on Tailgate! Just listen to his track record dude is waaaaay to perfect for someone as clumsy as him! There's something up with him I'm sure!

    Also HOLY SHIT MAGNUS IS SMILING! Look at that smug happy face in the backgound! Awww :3

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