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The Sneakiest of Peeks Ahead at Marvel Comics #1001

Marvel Comics #1001 is out in three weeks. The sequel to Marvel Comics #1000, it continues the same overarching idea of an ongoing story by Al Ewing threaded through a litany one one page stories by the good and the great from Marvel Comics’ history. Currently that includes writers Al Ewing, Audrey Loeb, Jimmy Palmiotti, […]

Titan To Kill Off Major Character Four Issues Into Robotech Series

And the Robotech universe will never be the same… as it was for the previous three issues! Titan Comics is nothing like the big two! They’re not about to sit around and wait until series attrition brings a comic book close to cancellation before killing off a major character to spike sales. Instead, despite Robotech […]

Simon Furman Announced To Write Robotech For Titan Comics

It was announced just now at the London Film and Comic Con, which I have somehow found myself attending as a guest. In a panel featuring Harmony Gold’s president of animation Tommy Yune and Titan Comics editor Chris Thompson, they were joined by famed Transformers writer and Death’s Head co-creator Simon Furman. And, as well as showing […]

Rich Johnston At The London Film And Comic Con Tomorrow, Table 38

Tony Lee talked about running the comic book side of the London Film And Comic Con on Bleeding Cool yesterday. Well, it seems that I am going to be giving him an even greater headache. I will be at the London Film And Comic Con as a guest. I’ll have a table and everything. But it […]

Talking With Simon Furman About The Final Chapter of Transformers: ReGeneration One

Spencer Ellsworth writes: Simon Furman is, to quote the man himself, “like unto a living god,” at least for Transformers fans. He started out writing for Marvel UK in the 80’s, and saw the Transformers comic through a legendary period, penning the most memorable TF comics in the franchise’s history. Recently IDW gave Furman a […]

Post-Dark Cybertron Speculation

By Spencer Ellsworth Dark Cybertron has been disappointing thus far, following the trend of many an overblown crossover. Drawn mostly by fill-ins and relying on rehashed plot lines, the event shows at least one bit of promise: the forthcoming series teases, for the event named “Dawn of the Autobots.” The teaser photos and promos created […]

Robot Gender Wars For Transformers (UPDATE)

By Spencer Ellsworth Transformers creators, old and new, are fighting. Over a very special lady. Okay, sorry, sorry, it’s actually over the portrayal of female Transformers. You see, although the Robots in Disguise are technically sexless, there are a few distinctively female characters in their ranks. Why these robots have apparent genders, and what it […]

Dark Cybertron Is, Thus Far, Dull Cybertron

Spencer Ellsworth writes: The thing about reading Transformers comics: it’s one of those nerd habits that one has to defend in the presence of other nerds. So: If you can get good stories from a rubber bat suit, you can get good stories about shape-changing robots. Damn good stories, at times. That’s the law of […]

Melksham Comic Con 2013 – Bigger, Better, Badasser

Matt Gatty writes for Bleeding Cool: The difficult second album. “We have to get bigger”. Those of you that have been reading Hickman’s run on Avengers will probably be familiar with that line. That line has been the main idea when it comes to planning the second Melksham Comic Con. We’d had a good start […]

Transformers 30th Anniversary Collection Has It All

IDW Publishing announced their Transformers 30th Anniversary collection. The book is edited by Jim Sorenson and contains material by Bob Budiansky, Simon Furman, Mike Costa, James Roberts, Andrew Wildman, Geoff Senior, Pat Lee, Don Figueroa, EJ Su, Alex Milne, Nick Roche and more. The collection covers the full comic book history of the Robots In […]

At The Heart Of Today’s Big Megatron/Optimus Prime Punch Up

Big spoilers here for the ultimate, to-the-death battle between Optimus Prime and Megatron in today’s Transformers: Regeneration #85 that the book has been building up to.  But it’s more than just the life and death of the two characters that is at stake here. And Megatron has set up the whole situation as some kind […]

Would IDW Restart Transformers From Marvel Continuity?

It all began with a question and answer session that long time Transformers comic book writer Simon Furman did on his blog and the IDW forums. He wrote “I actually would like to pick up the baton from Marvel issue #80 and run with it again. There was a lot we never got to do, […]