We have some sad news to report today for fans of IDW‘s Transformers vs. GI Joe series. Comics Alliance is reporting that the comic will unfortunately be coming to an end with the extra-sized, 48-page issue #13. You can read on to see a few words from Tom Scioli and John Barber regarding the conclusion, plus the official solicit and cover for #13.
What are your thoughts on the series coming to a close? Let us know in the discussion thread.
From Tom Scioli:
“I’ll say it. It’s the greatest crossover of all time. This is the new standard by which all crossovers will be judged.
What a rare privilege in comics to begin something and to end it exactly as you envisioned. To create a universe and then torch it in the most explosive way imaginable. In the end, the creative challenge is the only thing that matters. When you push the limits, the world gets bigger. We wanted to see just how much juice you can squeeze out of these concepts and out of the comics page itself. How much story can fit into a comic book before the staples pop out? I look forward to seeing how the next generation of cartoonists builds on these innovations, the way we built on the work of those who came before us. I look forward to seeing the inevitable movie adaptation of this comic.”
And from John Barber:
“It’s the number-one thing that people come up and say, “Man, I grew up with that,” or, “That mattered to me,” or whatever. I was 19 when we made that, and I wish I’d been a little older or a little smarter, because… [Hesitates.] I wish we had known what we were doing when we were doing it. You know? It’s been such a part of my life, and I wish in the process of making it I had enjoyed it a little more.”
“Transformers vs. G.I. JOE #13: Armageddon
Tom Scioli & John Barber (w) • Tom Scioli (a & c)
THE END IS NIGH! Final battle erupts—the forces of G.I. JOE and the AUTOBOTS head-to-head (or head-to-toe, depending on the size difference) with the DECEPTICOBRA alliance! The fate of the universe hangs on every decision!”