Transformers 100 Page Giant: Power of the Predacons
(W) John Paul Bove, Simon Furman, Josh Van Reyk, Shawn Knowler (A) Corin Howell, E. J. Su, Various (A/CA) Don Figueroa In Shops: Feb 12, 2020 SRP: $5.99
Prepare to be terrorized by this collection of the Predacons’ finest moments! Collecting stories from Transformers UK #135-136, Transformers UK Annual 1987, Beast Wars: The Gathering #1, Transformers Spotlight Jazz, and the never before republished Transformers: Dawn of the Predacus 2016 BotCon exclusive comic!
Simon Furman (w) • Don Figueroa, Andrew Wildman (a) • Don Figueroa (c)
Collects both the WAR WITHIN and WAR WITHIN: DARK AGES series. In this 12-part story, four million years before the Transformers arrived on Earth, civil war rocks their home world of Cybertron, and Optimus Prime faces his first–and greatest–challenge. But before he can deal with the Decepticons, the new Autobot leader must look within, and decide if Cybertron is worth saving at all!
TPB • FC • $24.99 • 312 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-692-8
Transformers: The IDW Collection Compendium, Vol. 1
Eric Holmes, Shane McCarthy, Simon Furman, Stuart Moore, Nick Roche, George Strayton (w) • Alex Milne, Marcelo Matere, Casey W. Coller, Robby Musso, Nick Roche, MD Bright, E.J. Su, Don Figueroa, Rob Ruffolo, Guido Guidi (a) • N/A (c)
The TRANSFORMERS universe is vast and full of ongoing conflict between the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS. A war that stretches across the galaxy and throughout time. These tales–from IDW’s timeline of events–re-present the saga as it unfolded. From CYBERTRON to Earth, this is the story of The TRANSFORMERS. Included are The Transformers: The IDW Collection volumes 1 and 2.
I hadn’t read IDW Publishing‘s Transformers series until the first trade paperback volume came out of their ongoing, but I’m glad I did. This is more of a grown up’s Transformers than the cartoon series I grew up with or Michael Bay’s horrific adaptations for the big screen.
The Transformers: International Incident focuses on those questions we’ve asked ourselves, like how would the world’s balance of power shift with such beings here? The word is out of their existence of world governments are cutting deals to get an army of Cybertronian warriors of their own. It’s a great concept that’s pulled off quite well.
As the Autobots and Skywatch come together against a common enemy, the Decepticons choose to forge their own alliance. However, their involvement with a powerful leader could escalate tow countries into war! Can the Autobots prevent an international incident while avoiding exposure?
It’s a great concept, and executed so well. There’s tons of moments I didn’t expect with a hell of an ending. If your a Transformers fan new or old, this is a definite buy and series to check out.