Transformers legends Simon Furman and Geoff Senior have put their collective pens and pencils together to produce the first Transformers comic from Titan Publishing to be made available on the iPhone.
What’s more, the iPhone Transformers comic is completely FREE to download and is a taster comic for bigger and better things to come. Titan used the free taster tactic on previous iPhone comics for Shaun the Sheep and Wallace and Gromit.
Simon Furman, as ever, is the man behind the storyline and G1 Transformers comic icon Geoff Senior is drawing the pretty Transformers pictures
Simon Furman commented about the new iPhone comic:
It’s a simply incredible chance for fans of the warring ‘Robots in Disguise’ to experience incredible stories that expand upon and underpin the incredible movie universe.
If you enjoy the free Transformers comic on your iPhone, there’s more where that came from Titan over the next few weeks. They can be purchased from the App stores for UK and Ireland.
This puts Titan in direct competition with IDW Publishing, as they already have Transformers comics available for the iPhone.
Titan Comics have sent out letters to subscribers that their Transformers: Animated comic, exclusive to the UK, will be discontinued after issue #3, which was released last month.
Given the credit crunch, it appears to be very hard to sustain two Transformers comics in the UK. Subscriptions are being transferred to Titan’s Transformers movie comic, which is far more likely to survive.
Titan Magazine’s first Transformers: Animated comic is out today, exclusively in the UK. The issue contains an 11-page story titled “Burnout”, and introducing a brand new character in the Animated universe, Sideswipe. The issue is written by Simon Furman, who has also commented on the release on his blog, with art drawn by John McCrea, and colour by Kat Nicholson.
There’s also the usual puzzles, competitions, letters and free gift.
With the release of Titan’s Transformers UK #17 today, writer of the issue Simon Furman has posted his thoughts on the issue, titled “Return to Cybertron Part 1” and also discussed the bonus 5 page Animated strip to promote the new Transformers: Animated comic coming later this month.
Art for the main story is by Jon Davis-Hunt, a preview can be found here.
This Thursday (tomorrow) sees the release of Transformers UK #16 from Titan Magazines. The issue, which features the latest story in the alternative Movie-verse, is titled “Dark Spark” and features the return of a fallen Autobot.
Simon Furman has provided his thoughts on the issue, including spoilers, on his blog.
Dark Spark is written by Simon Furman with art by Jeremy Tiongson and colour by Jason Cardy.
Simon Furman has completed his script for issue #16 of Titan’s Transformers UK comic, and has provided a general story overview. The story, titled ‘Dark Spark’, is a stand alone story, following on from the previous two stories, Aftermath.
Titan Transformers (UK) #16 is due out on 11th September, with art from Jeremy Tiongson. A preview can be found below:
Simon Furman has updated his blog with news on the first issue of Titan’s Transformers: Animated comic. The artist for the first issue is John McCrea, who has worked on the “how to draw Transformers” segments of the Titan Transformers UK comic, and other Titan properties, including TMNT, Judge Dredd and Hitman.
Also provided are 2 inked pages from the issue.
After the details we provided yesterday on Titan’s Transformers (UK) #14, writer Simon Furman has added his thoughts to the story he wrote, Aftermath Part 1. As is customary in his blog posts, he has given a general outline of the story, so beware of spoilers.
You can pick up the magazine tomorrow from all good newsagents in the UK.
Titan Magazines have updated their Transformers magazine website with details on the latest issue, which is being released this Thursday in the UK. Transformers #14 features a new story from Simon Furman, Aftermath #1, which continues the events of Twilight’s Last Gleaming.
The magazine will also contain material from IDW’s Beast Wars the Ascending and Megatron Origin, and contains the usual features including a robot blaster.
After the announcement that Titan Magazines would be launching a Transformers: Animated comic in the UK, very little information has spilled out. Simon Furman has, however, provided some details on Titan’s plans for the series and the title of the first strip.
The first issue will be called “Swiped!”, coming out later this year. It will be written by Simon Furman with art from a popular artist. Story details are being kept secret for now, but the issues will be self contained and have an overall story arc.
Also mentioned is that a bonus 6 page original Transformers Animated story will be available with issue #17 of the main Transformers (UK) magazine, written by Simon and focusing on the Dinobots.