The Idle Hands; a blog by Paul Nicholasi is revealing some sweet details from the book Transformers: The Covenant Of Primus; a book based on the Transformers Aligned Continuity.
According to the blog:
“The Covenant of Primus is a gift to the humans from Alpha Trion, one of the ancient Thirteen Primes – the first Transformers. The book contains insights into Optimus Prime and Megatron and covers the full history of the Transformers, from new information about their origins, to the Golden Age of exploration, to the great civil war between Autobots and Decepticons.”
“The Covenant of Primus is the definitive in-world history of the Transformers. For the first time, it reveals the stories of the Thirteen Primes, the original Transformers. The narrative will also cover the golden age of Transformer civilization, the war between Optimus Prime and Megatron, and finally the present day on Earth. Sixty never-before-seen illustrations, 20 commissioned just for this book, bring these epic events to life.
The hardcover book will be housed in a custom case shaped like the Autobot emblem. The classic mechanical “transforming” sound is triggered when the reader pulls open the three segments of the case.”
The Covenant Of Primus is written by Justina Robson with Original Illustrations by Ken Christiansen, Casey Coller, Livio Ramondelli and Emiliano Santalucia (some of our good friends at TFW2005). The book is priced at $99 with 176 pages. Transformers: The Covenant of Primus is due out December 3, 2013.
The blog gives us a great preview of the book and some truly stunning artwork. Check it out at The Idle Hands.
Of greater interest perhaps to those looking at the mythology of the Transformers and the 13 hinted at with the Aligned Continuity and Transformers Prime, this is the book for you as it will finally tell the whole story of the original 13 creations of Primus – and there are some major surprises revealed including Quintus Prime – heretofore unrevealed, and the progenitor of The Quintessons! The rest of the Thirteen are also revealed by the article and they are:
- Vector Prime
- Onyx Prime
- Amalgamous Prime
- Alpha Trion
- Quintus Prime
- Liege Maximo
- Micronus Prime
- Alchemist Prime
- Solus Prime
- Nexus Prime