IDW Publishing has updated their blog with a brief interview with Editor-in-chief Chris Ryall where he discusses a new series titled “Deviations”. Deviations sounds like it will be a “What If…” type of series and could explore an era, of what we can assume is the original Generation 1 storyline, that we’ve never seen before!
Without giving too much away, what exactly is Deviations?
Deviations is, basically, a look at some of the bigger properties we publish, all of which have had many big, notable moments in their history, where we explore a divergent path in those storylines.
What led to you wanting to do this type of event?
All of the titles that make up this 5-week event have featured stories that have led to fun fan debates over what might have happened if a big event had gone another way, whether in past comics, TV series, or movies. So this is taking a big, fan-favorite moment and spinning that story in another direction to explore what could’ve been.
What series will be involved?
The series, and the catalyst for the stories, are:
Ghostbusters: “In a world… where the Ghostbusters NEVER crossed streams!”
G.I. JOE: “In a world… where COBRA turns the table on G.I. JOE.”
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: “In a world… where Shredder leads the Turtles.”
Transformers: “In a world… where Optimus Prime never died!”