Roll Out: Costa on IDW’s Transformers

Courtesy of the Comic Book Resources website:

Since acquiring the rights to publish Transformers comics in 2005, IDW Publishing has launched a number of miniseries establishing a vast and complex universe for the massive robotic characters, but there hasn’t been a central ongoing series to chronicle the epic battle between noble Autobots and evil Decepticons. That changes in November with the first issue of “Transformers,” a new ongoing series written by Mike Costa and illustrated by Don Figueroa. CBR News caught up with Costa to discuss the new series.

See this link for the whole interview.

Ongoing IDW Transformers comic to begin in November


From IDW’s website:

Following the huge success of this summer’s blockbuster TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN movie, from DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures, in association with Hasbro, IDW is proud to launch The TRANSFORMERS, under license from Hasbro and written by the critically-acclaimed Mike Costa. This all-new ongoing series starts off with a bang by treating fans to two huge events that are so CYBERTON-shattering that the lives of the TRANSFORMERS characters will never be the same. Continue reading Ongoing IDW Transformers comic to begin in November

USA Today interviews Andy Schmidt

optimusUSA Today has posted an interview with IDW Publishing author and editor Andy Schmidt about Transformers, comics and his role with the upcoming  “Transformers: Continuum” story. In addition to the interview, USA Today also shows some sketches by Don Figueroa of Optimus Prime, Ironhide, Bumblebee and Jetfire as they will appear in the new Transformers ongoing series.

Revenge of the Fallen hits $400 million

Revenge of the Fallen has hit the $400 million mark domestically. In addition, the movie is estimated to have made $428 million overseas at this point, for a total take over over $800 millon. Despite the facts that critics almost all disliked it, and despite multiple fan complaints, the movie was certainly a success with the general moviegoing public.

See the figures here.