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IDW Publishing

Written by Big Bot on January 9, 2008 | |

After Dreamwave went bankrupt in early 2005, the next few months were spent waiting to see who Hasbro chose to take over the Transformers comic license. On 19th May 2005, IDW Publishing were announced as the new holder.

The Transformers
The first comic released, The Transformers: Infiltration #0, was in October 2005 as a 99 cent prequel to the series. The full series debuted in January 2006. The series was not a continuation of Dreamwave’s material, but a complete restart, headed by Simon Furman.

The Transformers: Infiltration (Vol. 1)
The Transformers: Stormbringer (Vol. 2)
The Transformers: Escalation (Vol. 3)
The Transformers: Megatron Origin
The Transformers: Devastation (Vol. 4)
The Transformers: Revelations
The Transformers: Maximum Dinobots
The Transformers: All Hail Megatron
The Transformers: The 13 (Thirteen)

The Transformers: Spotlight
To accommodate the main series, The Transformers Spotlight was launched as a set of independent stories that filled in some of the details main series.

Shockwave
Nightbeat
Hot Rod
Sixshot
Ultra Magnus
Soundwave
Kup
Galvatron
Optimus Prime
Ramjet
Blaster
Arcee
Mirage
Grimlock
Wheelie
Blurr
Jazz
Drift
Cosmos

Transformers Beast Wars
Instead of starting fresh with Beast Wars, Simon Furman choose to write stories that fit into the 90s animated series, featuring characters from the Japanese Beast Wars series. A set of sourcebooks, in the style of Marvel’s Universe and Dreamwave’s More Than Meets The Eye Profile Books, were released in late 2007/early 2008.

Transformers Beast Wars: The Gathering
Transformers Beast Wars: The Ascending
Transformers: Beast Wars Sourcebook
Transformers Beast Wars: Omnibus

Transformers Movie
Transformers: Movie Prequel
Transformers: Movie Adaptation
Transformers: The Reign of Starscream
Transformers: Saga of the Allspark
Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Prequel: Alliance
Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Prequel: Defiance
Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Adaptation

Transformers: Animated
The current 2008 series has 2 accompanies comic books. The Volumes series is a retelling of the cartoon series, and uses the cartoon to produce the art. The Arrival series is a new series that expands upon the series, explaining some of the unanswered questions left over from the cartoon.

Transformers: Animated: Volumes
Transformers: Animated: The Arrival
Transformers: Animated The AllSpark Almanac

Reprints
Transformers: Generations
Transformers: Target 2006
The Transformers Best of UK: Dinobots
The Transformers Best of UK: Space Pirates
The Transformers Best of UK: Time Wars
The Transformers Best of UK: City of Fear
The Transformers Classics Vol. 1
The Transformers Classics Vol. 2
The Transformers Classics Vol. 3
The Transformers Classics Vol. 4
Official Transformers Club Reprints

Dreamwave Reprints
Transformers Generation One Volume 1
Transformers Generation One Volume 2
Transformers Generation One Volume 3
Transformers War Within Volume 1
Transformers War Within The Dark Ages Volume 2
Transformers War Within Omnibus
Transformers More Than Meets The Eye Volume 1
Transformers More Than Meets The Eye Volume 2
Transformers Armada Volume 1
Transformers Armada Volume 2
Transformers Armada Volume 3
Transformers Energon Volume 1

Other
Transformers Evolutions: Hearts of Steel
Transformers: The Animated Movie
Transformers / New Avengers crossover
Transformers: The Ark
Transformers: The Ark II

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