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Preview: Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two, Vol. 8

Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two, Vol. 8

John Barber, James Roberts, Shane McCarthy (w) • Alex Milne, Andrew Griffith, Guido Guidi (a) • Marcelo Matere (c)

Rodimus leads a team of Autobots into Cybertron’s past, pursuing the Decepticon double-agent Brainstorm, who plans on killing Orion Pax before he can become Optimus Prime. Meanwhile, on Earth,Prowl is left in command gathering his allies, the Constructicons, to search for the one human he holds a grudge against, Spike Witwicky. Then, Drift returns! After leaving the Autobots in disgrace, he’s now alone, on a mission to clean up the darkest depths of the galaxy.

Collects Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye issues #35-40, Transformers: Robots in Disguise issues #35-38, Transformers: Punishment, and Transformers: DriftEmpire of Stone.

HC • FC • $49.99 • 400 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-372-8

Preview: Transformers Drift: Origins & Empires

Transformers Drift: Origins & Empires

Shane McCarthy (w) • Alex Milne, Guido Guidi, Marcelo Ferreira (a) • Livio Ramondelli (c)

Repentant villain Drift roams the galaxy, waging a solitary war on his former allies, delivering swift justice to any Decepticons that cross his path. But with many Autobots refusing to trust him, and many Decepticons sure he’s pulling a scheme, walking the straight and narrow path won’t be easy, and Drift—previously known as Deadlock—must repeatedly face the consequences of his past mistakes. Collects Transformers Spotlight: DriftTransformers: Drift #1–4, and Transformers Drift: Empire of Stone #1–4.

TPB • FC • $24.99 • 220 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-223-3

Preview: Transformers: The IDW Collection Compendium, Vol. 1

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.

TPB • FC • $79.99 • 764 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-637-9

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IDW Limited releases first book in a series of Transformers Deluxe Hardcovers

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)