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IDW June Solicitations

Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 7:41 pm
by Brendocon
Spotlight Wheelie confirmation, Revelations Part 1, Movie Stuff...

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Transformers Spotlight: Cyclonus
Simon Furman (w); E.J. Su (a); Su, Nick Roche (c)

The REVELATIONS CYCLE starts here! Continuing the titanic story from the epic events of Transformers: Devastation, a quartet of senses-shattering Spotlight issues unfold, laying bare two years worth of secrets behind the Decepticon invasion of Earth! With a showcase on the legendary CYCLONUS, the Final Phase begins! Continued in the interconnected future Spotlights featuring SIDESWIPE, HARDHEAD, and DOUBLEDEALER, four climaxes to the Transformers saga instead of one! From the mind of TRANSFORMERS uber-scribe Simon Furman, and art by fan-favorite Transformers illustrator E.J. Su (Devastation). Also, see the next page for a second Spotlight this month, independent of the Revelations Cycle, giving proper due to one of the most overlooked of all TRANSFORMERS…

*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.
*Retailers: See your order form for a special incentive
FC • 32 pages • $3.99



Transformers Movie Sequel: The Reign of Starscream #3
Chris Mowry, Chris Ryall (w); Alex Milne (a); Alex Milne, James Raiz (c)

The official continuation of the blockbuster TRANSFORMERS movie continues here!
Co-writers Chris Ryall (Transformers Movie Prequel) and Chris Mowry, along with artist Alex Milne (Transformers Movie Adaptation) continue their look at the latest machinations of STARSCREAM. Now in charge and scheming to re-create CYBERTRON in his image, a small cadre of AUTOBOTS resist his attack. Little do they know that his plans are much bigger than they imagined… and bigger than anyone can control, let alone stop!

*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.
*Retailers: See your order form for a special incentive
FC • 32 pages • $3.99



Transformers Movie Prequel Special
Simon Furman, Chris Ryall (w); Don Figueroa, Andrew Wildman (a); Figueroa (c)

This special edition with a full 32 pages of story and art offers two titanic TRANSFORMERS MOVIE tales never before offered for sale. In a special lead-in to the movie, BUMBLEBEE finds himself beset on all sides. And in a full-length tale, STARSCREAM and other DECEPTICONS experience “Earthfall.” Courtesy of Simon Furman, Chris Ryall, Don Figueroa (all three veterans of the Transformers Movie Prequel), and Andrew Wildman. Available with 50/50 covers by Figueroa, one portraying AUTOBOTS, the other showcasing the DECEPTICONS.

*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.
*Retailers: See your order form for a special incentive
FC • 32 ad-free pages • $3.99


Transformers Best of the UK: Space Pirates #4
Simon Furman (w); Will Simpson, Tim Perkins (a); Dan Khanna (c)

Continuing the reprints of the best TRANSFORMERS sagas from across the pond! In the aftermath of the AUTOBOTS driving off the Quintessons and saving Autobot City, the stage is set for the prelude chapters to the upcoming epic Time Wars! How will the stunning final moments of Space Pirates set the wheels in motion for the legendary tale that sends the story across the galaxy and through time itself? Check out these classic reprint issues and find out! From longtime TRANSFORMERS scribe Simon Furman, with a new cover by breakout TRANSFORMERS artist Dan Khanna!

*Retailers: See your order form for a special incentive
FC • 32 pages • $3.99



Transformers Spotlight: Wheelie
Simon Furman (w); Klaus Scherwinski (a, c)

A second Transformers Spotlight this month finally showcases one of the most underrated of all TRANSFORMERS, the Autobot Wheelie! Cover artist Klaus Scherwinski teams up with TRANSFORMERS über-scribe Simon Furman to introduce Wheelie to the IDW generation of readers. Trapped, alone on a hostile, faraway planet, the diminutive Autobot must dig deeper than ever before just to survive, running a gauntlet of pain and self-sacrifice that leads, ultimately, to a choice that will test not just his allegiance, but his very soul! Featuring two special covers from Scherwinski.

*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.
*Retailers: See your order form for a special incentive
FC • 32 pages • $3.99


The Art of Transformers HC
Don Figueroa, Guido Guidi, Ed McGuinness, Alex Milne, James Raiz, Nick Roche, Klaus Scherwinski, E.J. Su, Andrew Wildman, Ashley Wood, more (a); Don Figueroa (c)

Re-offered for the first time! THE TRANSFORMERS have featured some of the best, most technically proficient comic book art to ever grace the printed page. Some have been hard-to-secure variant cover images, others only saw limited runs, but all of them deserve to be showcased. And now they are, in this deluxe hardcover-with-dustjacket volume. Inside, you’ll find cover images, pin-ups and rare sketches from the best of the best!

HC • FC • 8.125” x 12.5” • 216 pages • $50.00
ISBN: 978-1-60010-117-5


The Art of Transformers Signed & Numbered Limited Edition HC
This special edition, limited to 250 copies, comes with a tip-in plate signed by artists Don Figueroa, Guido Guidi, Nick Roche, Klaus Scherwinski, E.J. Su, and Andrew Wildman.

HC • FC • 8.125” x 12.5” • 216 pages • $100.00
ISBN: 978-1-60010-133-5


The Art of Transformers Sketch Edition HC
If the signed & numbered edition isn’t premium enough for your tastes, here comes an even more rare edition—limited to stock on hand—featuring a hand-drawn sketch by artist Don Figueroa in every copy!

HC • FC • 8.125” x 12.5” • 216 pages • $150.00
ISBN: 978-1-60010-134-2
Still no sign of All Hail Megatron.

Posted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 2:48 pm
by Predabot
Hmm, that's certainly strange? Isn't All Hail Megatron supposed to be the summer-blockbuster? Like Stormbringer?

Hey, anybody figure to put on some of the art that E.J created for the title in our sigs, to celebrate when it comes out?

Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2008 4:20 pm
by Manchester Devil
I have to admit I'm surprised Furman is writing Spotlight: Wheelie considering his hate for the orange Autobot.

Still, IDW has been about turning expectations on their heads...

Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 6:58 pm
by Legion
Trapped, alone on a hostile, faraway planet, the diminutive Autobot must dig deeper than ever before just to survive, running a gauntlet of pain and self-sacrifice that leads, ultimately, to a choice that will test not just his allegiance, but his very soul!
They missed out the last line, it should read :
Trapped, alone on a hostile, faraway planet, the diminutive Autobot must dig deeper than ever before just to survive, running a gauntlet of pain and self-sacrifice that leads, ultimately, to a choice that will test not just his allegiance, but his very soul! And which leads to his final, agonising dismemberment.
:D ;)

Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:03 pm
by Guest
Wheelie: Friend find, Look behind.

*turns around, sees Sharkticon pack/other oversized ultraviolent creatures that outnumber him*

Wheelie: Oh [composite word including 'f*ck'], No time to duck!

*gets dismembered - horribly and painfully*


His unknown Marvel fate is only a mystery due to him being Lost In Space with Wreck-Gar.

Hmm....

Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 4:18 pm
by BB Shockwave
Apparently, the idea of the Wheelie spotlight comes from the artist, Klaus Scherwinski:
As a certain Wheelie might say. Almost forgotten, unfairly so, in the general hubbub surrounding the announcement of June’s Spotlight: Cyclonus, the first of the four ‘Revelation’ themed Spotlights, is the similarly June shipping and wholly notable Spotlight: Wheelie. Notable because, apart from the fact that Wheelie is possibly the last Transformers character many (myself included) thought would ever merit a Spotlight, my involvement (as writer) is far more backseat than usual. This is very much a team effort with artist/colourist Klaus Scherwinski, who came up with the original premise for the story, convinced me to get involved (no mean feat) and worked with me closely on developing the idea into a working and well-rounded story. In fact, it’s fair to say that Klaus has been the driving force behind the whole project, and his sheer enthusiasm for the character (not to mention artistic skill) got me trying my absolute best to make it one no one should miss, both in terms of the story itself and it’s place in the wider scheme of things. Really, though, at this stage my job is only half done (so this is kind of half a Script (W)rap). Given how involved he was from the ground up, it seemed a waste of Klaus’s amazing storytelling abilities to do this as a full script, so I reverted to what has become known as Marvel-style plot, wherein you describe whole scenes, broken down in clutches of pages, and then hand it over to the artist. Then, once the art comes along, you add in the dialog. Of course, a lot of that dialog is already there, based on our back-and-to discussions and Klaus’s own breakdown-stage notes. It’s been a fun and refreshing change of pace, and I’m looking forward to stage 2, which is pulling all the dialog together as finished pages roll in. So what can you expect from Spotlight: Wheelie? Well, a really solid, character-led story for a start. For a large part, it’s just Wheelie, doing his level best to survive against all the odds. Then there’s a certain trio of Decepticons making their debut, plus a last-but-one page shocker that’ll just floor you! And ties into stuff that’s in the works for 09 and beyond! Oh, and we even get into why (by the end of the issue at least) Wheelie talks in rhyming couplets. As far as Spotlights go, we really think this one is the full ticket. Who’da thunk it!!
I think it'll be cool. Even in Space Pirates, Simon made Wheelie kind of tolerable, something I never thought could be possible.

I'm betting that by the end of the spotlight, Wheelie becomes a nervous, schizoid wreck driven insane by his ordeals on an alien planet with huge monsters. :twisted: That'd explain the way he talks.

I'm curious about the trio of Decepticons appearing! Hope they are the three Firecons...

Posted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 11:30 am
by Predabot
I must admit, I'm actually interested in this Spotlight too. :)

But aargh... Firecons.. :dead:

Posted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 2:22 pm
by Hot Shot
BB Shockwave wrote:Apparently, the idea of the Wheelie spotlight comes from the artist, Klaus Scherwinski:
As a certain Wheelie might say. Almost forgotten, unfairly so, in the general hubbub surrounding the announcement of June’s Spotlight: Cyclonus, the first of the four ‘Revelation’ themed Spotlights, is the similarly June shipping and wholly notable Spotlight: Wheelie. Notable because, apart from the fact that Wheelie is possibly the last Transformers character many (myself included) thought would ever merit a Spotlight, my involvement (as writer) is far more backseat than usual. This is very much a team effort with artist/colourist Klaus Scherwinski, who came up with the original premise for the story, convinced me to get involved (no mean feat) and worked with me closely on developing the idea into a working and well-rounded story. In fact, it’s fair to say that Klaus has been the driving force behind the whole project, and his sheer enthusiasm for the character (not to mention artistic skill) got me trying my absolute best to make it one no one should miss, both in terms of the story itself and it’s place in the wider scheme of things. Really, though, at this stage my job is only half done (so this is kind of half a Script (W)rap). Given how involved he was from the ground up, it seemed a waste of Klaus’s amazing storytelling abilities to do this as a full script, so I reverted to what has become known as Marvel-style plot, wherein you describe whole scenes, broken down in clutches of pages, and then hand it over to the artist. Then, once the art comes along, you add in the dialog. Of course, a lot of that dialog is already there, based on our back-and-to discussions and Klaus’s own breakdown-stage notes. It’s been a fun and refreshing change of pace, and I’m looking forward to stage 2, which is pulling all the dialog together as finished pages roll in. So what can you expect from Spotlight: Wheelie? Well, a really solid, character-led story for a start. For a large part, it’s just Wheelie, doing his level best to survive against all the odds. Then there’s a certain trio of Decepticons making their debut, plus a last-but-one page shocker that’ll just floor you! And ties into stuff that’s in the works for 09 and beyond! Oh, and we even get into why (by the end of the issue at least) Wheelie talks in rhyming couplets. As far as Spotlights go, we really think this one is the full ticket. Who’da thunk it!!
I think it'll be cool. Even in Space Pirates, Simon made Wheelie kind of tolerable, something I never thought could be possible.

I'm betting that by the end of the spotlight, Wheelie becomes a nervous, schizoid wreck driven insane by his ordeals on an alien planet with huge monsters. :twisted: That'd explain the way he talks.

I'm curious about the trio of Decepticons appearing! Hope they are the three Firecons...
And speaking of Space Pirates...
TFW2005 wrote:TFW2005 has received the official shipping list of comics & other items from Diamond Comic Distributors that indicate items to be shipping to comic book stores next Wednesday, March 26th. There is only one Transformers-related item confirmed to be shipping next week. That title is:

Best of the UK: Space Pirates #1 (IDW)

It should be noted that Diamond's system still lists Spotlight: Grimlock for a March 26th release date. However, this comic does not appear on the shipping lists for the date. At this time, it is unconfirmed if Spotlight: Grimlock will be released this Wednesday.
I guess IDW is reprinting it to hype Spotlight Wheelie.

Posted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 6:25 pm
by Best First
nah, i suspect its more because it is the ballzzzzzzzzz, innit?

Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 4:25 pm
by Sunyavadin
Space pirates was sooooo much WTFPWNAGE back in the day.

One of my favourite stories from the comic, it's like a non-stop-edge-of-your-seat-seat-of-your-pants-which-are-on-fire-like-wrek-gar's-moustache-awesomeness-fest from the word go!

Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 6:53 pm
by snarl
I think it is probably my fave.

It's certainly the one I remember with the most fondness, and the one that sprang to mind when I was getting back into TFs.

There are some iconic images from the UK comic in that bad boy.