SDCC 2012 – IDW Announces New Transformers Digital Comic and Miniseries

[Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Image]IDW Publishing and Hasbro have announced the launch of two new comic book series: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron and Transformers Prime: Rage of the Dinobots. Together, these link Fall of Cyberton videogame with the ongoing story of Transformers: Prime animated series produced by Hasbro Studios and currently airing on The Hub TV network.

[Transformers: Prime Image]Starting in August, IDW will bring a new digital comic with Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, a prequel to the videogame written by Barber with art by Dheeraj Verma .

Fall of Cybertron tells the origin of the Dinobots—as they battle their way through Shockwave’s forces in a prelude to the game. The series will run for six digital-only installments on a bi-weekly schedule, and will be available on ComiXology and other digital platforms.

In November, Transformers Prime: Rage of the Dinobots launches, linking the events of the game and Transformers Prime television series together.

With Optimus Prime and the Ark long gone, the Dinobots are forced to confront Shockwave again—this time with the fate of Cybertron at stake. This mini-series will be written by Mike Johnson and Mairghread Scott, the writer of the TRANSFORMERS: PRIME animated series. Artist Agustin Padilla will take on the interiors while illustrator Ken Christiansen will provide compelling covers.

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron ($0.99, 8 pages; full color) will be available in August in IDW’s Apple iPad™, iPhone® and iPod touch®, apps – Transformers Comics and IDW Comics, and on the Web at read.idwpublishing.com. The series will also be featured in the Comics by comiXology platform for iOS, Android, Web and Kindle Fire, and Comics + by iVerse.

Transformers Prime: Rage of the Dinobots #1 ($3.99, 32 pages; full color) will be available in November 2012.