Slicer recruits Blaster to infiltrate Decepticon Radio, but Blaster will have to stop being the star of his own one-bot show in order to get back in the good graces of the Autobots. Dial up the iTunes Apple Books preview of Shattered Glass II issue #2, due in shops September 28th, then join in the discussion on the 2005 boards!
The second Transformers title due in shops tomorrow is the conclusion of Last Bot Standing. Check out the 5-page preview of issue #4 via Major Spoilers after the jump, then join in the discussion on the 2005 boards!
Qualified and ready to deal with it now, Ultra Magnus puts into action a plan kilocycles in the making. Get the details via Flickering Myth’s 5-page preview of Shattered Glass II issue #1, then sound off with fellow readers on the 2005 boards!
The latest PREVIEWSworld catalog includes several Transformers comics titles due for November and December arrivals: Best of Shockwave One Shot, Best of Windblade One Shot, Volume 6: War’s End and issues #4 & #5 of Shattered Glass II.
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Shattered Glass continues in part II’s first issue, due in shops August 31st. Check out the iTunes Apple Books preview after the jump, then sound off on the 2005 boards!
Optimus Prime is a ruthless tyrant, and Megatron is a compassionate peacekeeper. Cybertron sits on the brink of war as Autobots and Decepticons race to gain control of a Titan that could destroy either side in nanocycles.
Bid farewell to The Last Bot Standing via the issue #4 iTunes Apple Books preview, then join in the August solicitations discussion on the 2005 boards!
Breaking the silence, Hasbro VP of Global Publishing, Michael Kelly spoke to Nerd Reactor on the new license for G.I. Joe and Transformers comic books.
Mr. Kelly confirmed that IDW would indeed lose the rights by the end of 2022. However, he declined to divulge the name of the new license holder.
“Actually, we’re in a bit of a transition at the moment, as you might have heard,” Kelly tells Nerd Reactor. “So we’ve been with IDW on the comic book front, with Transformers and Joe, and that’s going to be ending at the end of this year. We’re not ready yet to announce who our new partner is, but we’ve already begun some creative discussions.”
Both brands will step into a new direction after the transition.
“Certainly there’ll be plenty of things that they’ll be familiar with,” Kelly continued. “Because again, we’re not going to completely reinvent the brands, but I think what they’ll find is a fresh take on the storytelling and the characters. Probably develop a little bit more slowly to try and bring some new fans in as well as by starting out focusing on two or three main characters and really giving them a lot of depth and a lot of personalities and then building out the team of characters as we go along. So yeah, that’s usually what we do.”
Regarding creative decision-making from Hasbro’s side:
“In some regards, we will do adaptations of TV or movies, obviously, but a lot of what we’re doing is actually original storytelling,” Kelly explained. “As far as toys are concerned, we at times will try to incorporate some of the artistic designs of toys. But it’s important to us that the integrity of the storytelling always be what’s driving the narrative. So we’re never going to just say, ‘Oh, well, you know, Hasbro is releasing a new toy, so we’ll put it in this comic, like an advertisement.’ We don’t do that.”
Tie-in comics with Transformers: EarthSpark will also take place.
“When it comes to the kids’ properties, we tend to try and use the main characters that fans are familiar with,” Kelly said. “If there’s anything that we would do, we would focus more on the heroism or on the adventure of it – less on the violence side. So we really want to craft that message so that kids are reading the stories that they’re ready for, and that their parents are going to be happy that they’re reading as well. What it is about is just making sure that it’s accessible. So certainly, you know, Bumblebee would be a character that we would focus on for a younger audience, because he’s everybody’s best friend, and it tends to resonate well with kids. If we do bring in Decepticons like Starscream and Megatron, we might play them a little bit more, sort of over the top – not humorous necessarily, but scary.”
PREVIEWSworld updates our August solicitations coverage with the 5-page preview of a special title originally scheduled for July arrival, Transformers Best of The Rarities curated by TFNation 2022 guest James Roberts.
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The latest PREVIEWSworld catalog includes two Transformers titles scheduled for October arrivals at your favorite local comic shop: Best of Grimlock One Shot and Shattered Glass II issue #3.
The cover artwork, creator credits and synopsis details revealed so far for these publications await your analysis and discussion with fellow readers on the 2005 boards!