IDW Limited announced its plan to begin “rolling out” a series of Transformers deluxe hardcover books starting with Transformers: The IDW Collection, Volume 1. This first Transformers title from IDW Limited sets the tone for what’s to come by tapping six key Transformers artists and writers to provide signatures and original artwork. With a second volume already in development, IDW Limited is letting Transformers fans know they’ll have plenty to be excited about in coming months.
Transformers: The IDW Collection, Volume 1 Deluxe Limited Edition will be released in the multi-tiered rarity approach of previous IDW Limited books. There are Red, Black and Blue label editions of the book and each one is signed by the all-star team of E.J. Su, Casey Coller, Alex Milne, Marcelo Matere, Simon Furman and Shane McCarthy. To acquire signatures and original artwork for this special deluxe edition, tens of thousands of miles were logged as well as countless man-hours. It’s this level of dedication to the fan base that makes IDW Limited’s offerings so special.
Adding to the personal touch of this first Transformers book, the buyers of the Black Label edition will be able to choose their original artwork from one of three all-star series artists; Alex Milne, Marcelo Matere or Casey Coller. Fan favorite E.J. Su will be providing full-color illustrations for the 10 Blue Label copies of this spectacular project. From Optimus Prime and Megatron to Hot Rod or Shockwave, the artists have equally represented each of the fans’ favorite characters.
The book is presented with an exclusive IDW Limited cover and housed in custom built casing featuring unique art elements. IDW Limited Red Label edition is limited to 275 copies, each one packaged in a lush custom slip case and signed by the six key creators tapped for the project. The three artist specific Black Label editions are signed as well and limited to 10 copies each. The rare Blue Label edition, limited to just 10 total copies, contains an incredible, original, hand-drawn multi-character illustration from E.J. Su. Both Blue and Black Label editions of this book will come housed in a hand built tray case.
Transformers: The IDW Collection, Volume 1 Deluxe Limited Edition is now available for pre-order. In addition to the IDW Collection series, deluxe limited edition versions of Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers and Transformers: The Art of the Fall of Cybertron are in development for early 2013.
TRANSFORMERS: THE IDW COLLECTION, VOL. 1 DELUXE LIMITED EDITION (RED-$125.00/BLACK-$300.00/BLUE – $400; 388 pages; 11” x 7.3”; hardcover)