Andrew Wildman has updated his shop with the remaining bits of art that he contributed for Dreamwave’s Transformers The War Within: The Dark Ages. The 6 issue series was written by partner in crime SImon Furman and is available in TPB form from IDW.
A full list of pages can be found here, with each costing £25/$50 – NOT including P&P.
After yesterday’s listings for Transformers: Animated Volumes 5 & 6, some more Trade paperbacks are listed on Amazon with rough release dates.
The main surprise is the listings for a reprint of Dreamwave’s More Than meets The Eye series with Volume 1 in September and Volume 2 in December. There is also another Dreamwave production, Transformers Armada Volume 1 in October.
The Transformers movie sequel: Reign of Starscream TPB is out in November.
Transformers More Than Meets The Eye Vol 1 TPB (Dreamwave)
Transformers Spotlight Vol 3 TPB
Transformers Best of UK: Space Pirates TPB
The Art of IDW’s Transformers TPB
Transformers Armada Vol 1 TPB (Dreamwave)
Transformers Movie Sequel: Reign of Starscream TPB
Transformers More Than Meets The Eye V2 TPB (Dreamwave)
TFW2005 have sat down with comic writer Simon Furman and discussed his work on Transformers comics, but also his views on the Transformers movie, and how he feels it should have been done.
TFW2005: (Further along the expanded universe angle) Are there any possibilities to seeing any stories from Transformers past or Transformers future that would have all new characters we have never seen before (no Optimus, no Megatron, no G1 homages, etc)?
Simon Furman: There’s always that potential I suppose, and we are going right back in time for The Thirteen, which features a (largely) new cast of characters we’ll be building from the ground up. Not sure about the future. I don’t really want to do an animated TF movie thing and scrap everything in favour of a new cast. There’s so much potential in the present day cast still to explore in new and different ways. That’s where my creative energies are focused right now.
Simon Furman has uploaded a special Christmas present for all Transformers fans, the original script for Dreamwave’s Beast Wars Issue #1, which was due to come out in 2006 before the company went bankrupt. It makes an interesting read for any Beast Wars fans who are interested in how it would have differed for IDW’s Beast Wars series, The Gathering.
Matt Moylan from Dreamwave sent us this press release
The TRANSFORMERS universe is about to unravel before your very eyes! TF masters Simon Furman and Don Figueroa (The War Within) reunite for Worlds Collide, a generation-spanning saga that starts this summer in TRANSFORMERS ARMADA #14.
It begins here…the ARMADA storyline that ALL TRANSFORMERS fans have been demanding! The MINI-CON OVER-RUN arrives with a dire warning for the ARMADA TRANSFORMERS Chaos is coming! And he’s right…big time! The walls between realities are starting to crumble, and from beyond come agents of darkness, all-too familiar faces bent on destruction and mayhem. But they serve an even greater power…one that even now has ARMADA OPTIMUS PRIME squarely in its sights!
Expect some very familiar faces to be popping up in ‘Worlds Collide’, says Furman, as an old enemy (or five) starts mixing it up on ARMADA Earth and CYBERTRON. We’re really going to be shaking up the ARMADA-verse over the next few issues, and all the safety catches are off. Expect big, epic, world-shattering stuff. Chaos is coming… and nothing will ever be the same again.?
But don’t forget about those elusive MINI-CONS, as the current lead-in storyline will give some hints about the role these tiny titans will have in Worlds Collide. In issue #13, we start to get a very clear indication that these guys have been holding back…in a big way. When ARMADA OPTIMUS PRIME disappears, and MINI-CON OVER-RUN appears, things escalate in a very big and bad way.
Worlds Collide starts in TRANSFORMERS ARMADA #14, on sale August 2002.
For more info on the upcoming story arc head to www.dreamwaveprod.com.
The IDW Trade Paperbacks, which were rumoured to be released, have been spotted on Play.com, better known for being first with DVDs.
Transformers Generation One Volume 1
Transformers Generation One Volume 2
Volume 1 is due for 28/02/06 (same day as the Beast Machines DVD and Volume 2 is for 31/03/06. However, given that Play have to import them, expect them to arrive a few weeks later.
Thanks to TF@TM for the news.
According to this report at the Allspark that the whole Dreamwave goin’ down thing is looking more and more likely. The DW website is down completely and apparently Roger Lee (DW business manager) has registered another site called www.dreamengine.ca. Whether they’re shifting assets over to a new company to soldier on from there is unknown, but lets hope for the best, and maybe a word or two from DW themselves
of Dreamwave sent us some cover images, and solicitation text for Dreamwave
books and posters shipping in August.
Books being released for the month include
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #3
TRANSFORMERS ARMADA #14
TRANSFORMERS G1 #5
TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE #5
Check out all the artwork and details here.
Just a quick note to let all the visitors of thetf.net know that the latest Dreamwave comics are currently in stock at Comic Connections. War Within #5 and Armada 7 are new in, and they carry a full back stock of Transformers comics as well as all the 80’s relaunch such as GI Joe, Thundercats and He-Man.
For details please contact myself at Comicman@freenetname.co.uk.
Matt Moylan, an editor with Dreamwave Productions sent us this email today
We’d just like to invite all of you to check out the all-new dreamwaveprod.com. We’ll be updating the new site weekly with major announcements and new content every wednesday, so check back every week 😉
Thanks for all the support you guys!