Ironhide Returns to Comics

Official Press Release

All-new TRANSFORMERS comic series begins in May

[TRANSFORMERS: IRONHIDE #1 cover]San Diego, CA (February 19, 2010) – This May, fan-favorite IRONHIDE is back from the dead for his own four-issue series—or is he? Under license from Hasbro, TRANSFORMERS: IRONHIDE explores the history of OPTIMUS PRIME’s best friend and the aftermath of his shocking death in TRANSFORMERS #1.

“Just because he’s dead, doesn’t mean he’s not important! This is comics, folks!” said IDW TRANSFORMERS editor Andy Schmidt. “While IRONHIDE’s death is extremely important to what’s happening in the ongoing TRANSFORMERS series, it turns out it’s even more important to the TRANSFORMERS home world of CYBERTRON.”

Located on CYBERTRON, TRANSFORMERS: IRONHIDE weaves a rich tale of consequences past and present. Comics mainstay Mike Costa pens this exciting story, with art by the talented Casey Coller. Coller and Marcelo Matere will provide eye-catching covers.

“If you’re a TRANSFORMERS comic fan, this is a must-have. The story has huge ramifications for the ongoing TRANSFORMERS comic saga,” adds Schmidt.

TRANSFORMERS: IRONHIDE #1 (of 4; $3.99, 32 page; full color) will be available in stores in May. Diamond order code: MAR10 0988.

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About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The Transformers and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; Fox’s Angel; the BBC’s Doctor Who; and television’s #1 prime time series CBS’ CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studios; and is the print publisher for ComicMix.

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About Hasbro
Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS) is a worldwide leader in children’s and family leisure time products and services with a rich portfolio of brands and entertainment properties that provides some of the highest quality and most recognizable play and recreational experiences in the world. As a brand-driven, consumer-focused global company, Hasbro brings to market a range of toys, games and licensed products, from traditional to high-tech and digital, under such powerful brand names as TRANSFORMERS, PLAYSKOOL, TONKA, MILTON BRADLEY, PARKER BROTHERS, CRANIUM and WIZARDS OF THE COAST. Come see how we inspire play through our brands at © 2010 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.