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Encyclopedia > The Transformers (IDW Publishing)
The Transformers


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Publisher IDW Publishing
Schedule Monthly
Publication dates October 2005 onwards
Creative team
Writer(s) Simon Furman
Eric Holmes (Megatron: Origin)
Artist(s) E. J. Su

Don Figueroa (Stormbringer)
IDW Publishing (Idea and Design Works) is an American comic book company, created from the remenants of Dreamwave Productions, which went out of business in late 2004, early 2005. ... Simon Furman is a comic book writer, particularly associated with of a number of notable Transformers comics for Marvel UK, Marvel US, Dreamwave, and most recently, IDW. He also wrote the final episode of the Beast Wars: Transformers cartoon, the Transformers Ultimate Fan Guide, and several convention exclusive comics and... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ...

Alex Milne (Megatron: Origin)
Creator(s) Hasbro

The Transformers is a comic book series by IDW Publishing, based upon Hasbro's Transformers characters and toy line. Following Dreamwave Productions' bankruptcy in 2005, IDW picked up the rights and hired long-time Transformers writer Simon Furman to craft a new Generation 1-based continuity, similar to Ultimate Marvel. An issue #0 was published in October 2005, and the ongoing series began in January 2006. Hasbro (NYSE: HAS) is an American toy and game company. ... IDW Publishing (Idea and Design Works) is an American comic book company, created from the remenants of Dreamwave Productions, which went out of business in late 2004, early 2005. ... Hasbro (NYSE: HAS) is an American toy and game company. ... Transformers are fictional alien robots and the titular characters of a popular[1] Hasbro toy line and its spin-offs. ... Image:Transformers toys. ... Dreamwave Productions is a Canadian art design studio and comic book publisher, best known for their multiple Transformers comic book series. ... Simon Furman is a comic book writer, particularly associated with of a number of notable Transformers comics for Marvel UK, Marvel US, Dreamwave, and most recently, IDW. He also wrote the final episode of the Beast Wars: Transformers cartoon, the Transformers Ultimate Fan Guide, and several convention exclusive comics and... The various characters of the Ultimate Marvel Universe, as seen on the cover to Ultimates (v2) #12. ...


The series is marketed as various limited series,[1] in chronological order as The Transformers: Infiltration, Stormbringer, Escalation, and the upcoming Megatron: Origin, Devastation and Revelation. The series also has a sister title of ongoing one-shots entitled The Transformers: Spotlight which began in September 2006, each focusing on a particular character and impacting the storyline of the main title. Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ...


Publication

Dreamwave Productions went bankrupt on January 4, 2005, announcing they would be ceasing publication of all their comics, including Transformers: Generation One and the prequel series Transformers: The War Within.[2] Chris Ryall, editor-in-chief of IDW Publishing leaped at the chance to bid on the property and also met up with long-time writer Simon Furman.[3] Furman aimed for a contemporary version of the Generation 1 incarnation to appeal to new and old fans alike. He and Ryall cited a focus on the "Robots in Disguise" element of the characters, aiming to bring back their "myth and majesty".[4] On May 19, 2005, Hasbro announced they had awarded the licensing rights to IDW Publishing, with plans for an issue #0 in October 2005 and an ongoing title entitled The Transformers: Infiltration to begin in January 2006.[5] IDW also acquired publishing rights to previous Transformers comics by Marvel comics and Dreamwave.[6] Dreamwave Productions is a Canadian art design studio and comic book publisher, best known for their multiple Transformers comic book series. ... January 4 is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A prequel is a work that portrays events which include the structure, conventions, and/or characters of a previously completed narrative, but occur at an earlier time. ... IDW Publishing (Idea and Design Works) is an American comic book company, created from the remenants of Dreamwave Productions, which went out of business in late 2004, early 2005. ... Simon Furman is a comic book writer, particularly associated with of a number of notable Transformers comics for Marvel UK, Marvel US, Dreamwave, and most recently, IDW. He also wrote the final episode of the Beast Wars: Transformers cartoon, the Transformers Ultimate Fan Guide, and several convention exclusive comics and... May 19 is the 139th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (140th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Marvel Comics (Stan Lee is behind many of the superheros) is an American comic book line published by Marvel Publishing, Inc. ...


Plot

As the war on Cybertron continues to devastate the planet, Decepticon scientist Shockwave begins the secretive Operation: Regenesis, firing energon missiles at various planets to seed them with energon (later known as Ultra Energon or Ore-13). Shockwave travels to planet Earth to stabilize the energon seems, but is followed and attacked by the Dynobots, and they all end up buried in molten lava for millions of years.[7] Another Decepticon scientist named Thunderwing suggests to graft Transformers with protective organic shells, which Megatron refuses to authorize. Thunderwing experiments on himself, becoming supremely powerful yet utterly insane and devastates Cybertron,[8] forcing Optimus Prime and Megatron team up to take him down.[9] Cybertron from the original cartoon series Cybertron is the home world of the Autobots and Decepticons in the assorted stories in the fictional Transformers universes. ... The Decepticons (known as Destrons or on occasion Deathtrons in Japan) are the enemies of the Autobots, and the villains in the fictional universe of the Transformers toyline and related spin-off comics and cartoons. ... Shockwave (Laserwave in Japan) is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes, usually belonging to the Decepticons. ... Energon is the primary source of power for the Transformers. ... Adjectives: Terrestrial, Terran, Telluric, Tellurian, Earthly Atmosphere Surface pressure: 101. ... The Dinobots are a team of characters in the fictional Transformers Universe. ... Thunderwing is a Decepticon Pretender in the Transformers toyline. ... The Pretenders are a sub-group within the Transformers toyline, introduced in 1988, capable of disguising their robotic forms through the use of synthetic organic outer shells. ... Megatron is the primary fictional villain of the Transformers franchise throughout the various Generation 1 series. ... Optimus Prime is a fictional commander of the heroic Autobots and the main protagonist from the Transformers universes. ...


With their homeworld dead, the Transformers continue their war on other planets.[10] The Decepticons escalate tensions on planets by replacing important people with loyal clones, allowing the worlds to destroy themselves before they move in for the energy resources.[11] Nonetheless, the two sides agree to the Tyrest Agreement, in which they will not supply weapons to less advanced cultures (similar to the Prime Directive in Star Trek). Scorponok violates this treaty on Nebulos, creating "transformable men" with Mo Zarak's corporation, but Ultra Magnus' attack forces him to flee and abandon his operation.[12] To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... The current Star Trek franchise logo Star Trek is an American science fiction franchise. ... Scorponok Scorponok (MegaZarak in Japan) is the name shared by several characters across three of the various fictitious Transformers universes. ... Nebulon, also known as Nebulos, is a planet in the fictional Transformers Universes. ... Headmasters are a sub-group of characters from the Transformers meta-series, distinguished by their ability to detach their heads when transforming into their alternate modes, with the heads then transforming themselves into a humanoid form. ... Ultra Magnus is the name of several fictional characters from the various Transformers universes. ...


Decepticon Bludgeon is assigned by Megatron to investigate Operation: Regenesis [7] and Soundwave is secretly dispatched to keep an eye on him. In 1984, Soundwave learns to his horror that Bludgeon intends to use the Ultra-Energon on Earth to re-animate Thunderwing. He loses a battle with Bludgeon's minions, and is silenced — put into stasis-lock in his cassette player mode.[13] Starscream and his unit later come to Earth, discover Shockwave's energon and mine it in Nebraska. When they exhaust this supply in 2006, they move to Oregon, entering siege mode to protect their discovery.[14] An agent working for an organization called the Machination takes a photo of a Decepticon transforming,[15] and he is targeted by the Decepticons and destroyed. Before his death, his laptop with the photo is stolen by a young girl named Verity Carlo and she is picked up by the Autobot Ratchet.[16] Bludgeon is the name given to two fictional characters in the Transformers Universes. ... Soundwave is the name of three fictional characters from the Transformers universes. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Official language(s) English Capital Lincoln Largest city Omaha Largest metro area Omaha Area  Ranked 16th  - Total 77,421 sq mi (200,520 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 0. ... Official language(s) None Capital Salem Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 9th  - Total 98,466 sq mi (255,026 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 2. ... The Autobots are the protagonists in the Transformers Universe, a collection of various toys, graphic novels, paperback books, cartoons and movies first introduced in 1984. ... Ratchet is the name of several characters in the Transformers universes. ...


In the meantime, Bludgeon returns to Cybertron and reawakens Thunderwing, believing that Thunderwing's destruction of planets will appease and revitalize the spirit of Cybertron.[10] After Nebulos is razed,[17] Bludgeon is driven insane by a failed bonding attempt and Thunderwing is taken down by Optimus Prime. Prime sets a course for Earth as he learns vague details of Regenesis, and Earth, heavily suspicious due to Ironhide's call regarding Starscream breaking into siege mode.[8] Megatron already takes action, exploring the Nebraska base.[18] Having anticipated Megatron's course of action,[15] Starscream imbues himself with "ore-13 resin"[14] and battles him. However, his superpowered body is no match for Megatron's brute strength, and he is blasted almost in half. Optimus arrives on Earth to join Prowl's unit, aware that with Megatron on Earth it has become the main battle front. The Machination also observes the Autobots entering their Lake Michigan base.[19] Nebulon, also known as Nebulos, is a planet in the fictional Transformers Universes. ... Optimus Prime is a fictional commander of the heroic Autobots and the main protagonist from the Transformers universes. ... Ironhide is the name of five different characters in the Transformers universes. ... G1 Prowl toy box art Prowl is the name of several characters in the Transformers Universes. ... Lake Michigan is one of the five Great Lakes of North America, and the only one in the group located entirely within the United States. ...


Prime decides to send Verity and her two friends Hunter and Jimmy home. Ironhide and Sunstreaker are given this task, but the Machination strikes and seemingly destroys Sunstreaker and Hunter.[20] Ratchet learns that Sunstreaker's corpse is a fake and that he and Hunter have simply been kidnapped.[11] Megatron uses the Ore-13 to give him the rarity of a mass-displacement transformation,[21] and decides to stay on Earth to escalate tensions with a human facsimile stirring up a war between the United States and El Jira, using Skywarp and Thundercracker to bomb a power plant in the latter country.[11] The Autobots and Decepticons battle in the Russian breakaway state of Brasnya[21] where the super-powered Megatron batters Prime, beating him nearly to death.[22] The Machination Hunter performs a successful mysterious surgery on Hunter.[23][22] Shockwave and the Dinobots are discovered and excavated up by archaeologists in Eureka, Nevada,[7] and an organization named Skywatch takes over the area.[22] In Oregon, two young humans wonder whether to buy Soundwave, still trapped in cassette player mode.[13] Sunstreaker (Solo in Canada, Lince in Italy) is a fictional character from The Transformers. ... Skywarp is the name of several fictional characters in the Transformers toyline. ... Thundercracker is the name given to several fictional characters in the Transformers Universes. ... Eureka is a city located in Eureka County, Nevada, in the United States. ...


References

  1. ^ Denyer. A Note on Numbering. The Transformers Archive. Retrieved on 2007-03-31.
  2. ^ "Immediate Press Release - Dreamwave will be ceasing operations!", Seibertron, 2005-01-04. Retrieved on 2007-01-31.
  3. ^ "IDW Talks Transformers Comic Book Line", Newsarama, 2005-05-20. Retrieved on 2007-03-31.
  4. ^ Matt Brady. "SIMON FURMAN: GUARDIAN of the TRANSFORMERS", Newsarama, 2005-05-27. Retrieved on 2007-03-31.
  5. ^ Matt Brady. "IDW LANDS TRANSFORMERS LICENSE", Newsarama, 2005-05-19. Retrieved on 2007-03-31.
  6. ^ Matt Brady. "DW, MARVEL TRANSFORMERS SEE PRINT VIA IDW IN 2006", Newsarama, 2005-08-01. Retrieved on 2007-03-31.
  7. ^ a b c  Simon Furman (w),  Nick Roche (p),  The Transformers: Spotlight Shockwave September 2006  IDW Publishing.
  8. ^ a b  Simon Furman (w),  Don Figueroa (p),  The Transformers: Stormbringer #4 October 2006  IDW Publishing.
  9. ^  Simon Furman (w),  Don Figueroa (p),  The Transformers: Stormbringer #1 July 2006  IDW Publishing.
  10. ^ a b  Simon Furman (w),  Don Figueroa (p),  The Transformers: Stormbringer #2 August 2006  IDW Publishing.
  11. ^ a b c  Simon Furman (w),  E. J. Su (p),  The Transformers: Escalation #2 December 2006  IDW Publishing.
  12. ^  Simon Furman (w),  Robby Musso (p),  The Transformers: Spotlight Ultra Magnus January 2007  IDW Publishing.
  13. ^ a b  Simon Furman (w),  Marcelo Matero (p),  The Transformers: Spotlight Soundwave March 2007  IDW Publishing.
  14. ^ a b  Simon Furman (w),  E. J. Su (p),  The Transformers: Infiltration #5 May 2006  IDW Publishing.
  15. ^ a b  Simon Furman (w),  E. J. Su (p),  The Transformers: Infiltration #2 February 2006  IDW Publishing.
  16. ^  Simon Furman (w),  E. J. Su (p),  The Transformers: Infiltration #0 October 2005  IDW Publishing.
  17. ^  Simon Furman (w),  Don Figueroa (p),  The Transformers: Stormbringer #3 September 2006  IDW Publishing.
  18. ^  Simon Furman (w),  E. J. Su (p),  The Transformers: Infiltration #4 April 2006  IDW Publishing.
  19. ^  Simon Furman (w),  E. J. Su (p),  The Transformers: Infiltration #6 June 2006  IDW Publishing.
  20. ^  Simon Furman (w),  E. J. Su (p),  The Transformers: Escalation #1 November 2006  IDW Publishing.
  21. ^ a b  Simon Furman (w),  E. J. Su (p),  The Transformers: Escalation #3 January 2007  IDW Publishing.
  22. ^ a b c  Simon Furman (w),  E. J. Su (p),  The Transformers: Escalation #5 March 2007  IDW Publishing.
  23. ^  Simon Furman (w),  E. J. Su (p),  The Transformers: Escalation #4 February 2007  IDW Publishing.
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Toy Line Transformers (Generation 1) | Transformers: Generation 2 | Beast Wars | Machine Wars | Beast Machines | Robots in Disguise | Armada | Universe | Energon | Alternators | Cybertron | Titanium | Classics | BotCon
Comics Marvel Series: The Transformers| G.I. Joe and the Transformers | Headmasters | Universe | Generation 2
Dreamwave Series: Generation 1 | Armada/Energon | Transformers/G.I. Joe | The War Within | More Than Meets the Eye (G1/Armada) | Summer Special | Micromasters
IDW Series: The Transformers | Spotlight | Beast Wars | Generations | Evolutions | Movie Prequel | New Avengers/Transformers
BotCon Exclusives: The Wreckers | Universe
TV series Generation 1: The Transformers | The Headmasters | Super-God Masterforce | Victory | Zone
Beast Era: Beast Wars | Beast Wars II | Beast Wars Neo | Beast Machines
Robots in Disguise
Unicron Trilogy: Armada | Energon | Cybertron
Characters Optimus Prime | List of Autobots | Megatron | List of Decepticons | Primus | Unicron | Optimus Primal | List of Maximals | Megatron (II) | List of Predacons | List of Mini-Cons
Films The Transformers: The Movie (1986) | Transformers (2007)
Factions Autobots | Decepticons | Quintessons | Maximals | Predacons | Vehicons | Mini-Cons
Video Games Battle to Save the Earth | Convoy no Nazo | Beast Wars | Beast Wars Transmetals | Transformers (2003) | Transformers (2004) | Transformers: The Game (2007)

 
 

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