Official Press Release
San Diego, CA (April 11, 2006)-The TRANSFORMERS characters have
arrived in a new era–an era from yesteryear. IDW’s new TRANSFORMERS:
Evolutions series features special out-of-continuity tales that focus
on the ROBOTS IN DISGUISE in various eras throughout history. The
property is under license from the Hasbro Properties Group, the
intellectual property development arm of Hasbro, Inc.
In issue one of the 5-part debut mini-series, “Hearts of Steel,”
writer Chuck Dixon and artist Guido Guidi introduce the robots to the
Industrial Revolution, where a charismatic hammer-man named John
Henry discovers that a steam-drill is really an alien robot named
BUMBLEBEE. Before Henry can process this information the DECEPTICONS
attack–disguised as tanks, trains and walking engines. Is this all
part of a larger scheme by STARSCREAM? And if so, will the other
AUTOBOTS arrive in time to stop his nefarious plans?
“The TRANSFORMERS are such a unique brand of characters that it would
just seem unfair not to be able to play with them in different and
new sandboxes,” states IDW Publishing Editor Dan Taylor.
“TRANSFORMERS: Evolutions gives readers the opportunity to explore
new possibilities with some of their favorite AUTOBOTS and
DECEPTICONS in out-of-continuity events that have never been explored.”
TRANSFORMERS: Evolutions “Hearts of Steel” #1, the first issue of an
all-new TRANSFORMERS 5-issue miniseries, premieres in June 2006 with
a 32-page full-color comic book with a suggested cover price of $2.99.
ABOUT IDW PUBLISHING
IDW PUBLISHING is a division of Idea and Design Works, LLC, a
revolutionary creative service company with a wide range of clients.
Among their best-selling titles are Hasbro’s THE TRANSFORMERS; Fox’s
Angel, and Konami’s Metal Gear Solid. IDW has films in development at
Sony Pictures, Dimension Films, and Paramount Pictures.
ABOUT THE HASBRO PROPERTIES GROUP
The Hasbro Properties Group (HPG), the intellectual property
development arm of Hasbro, Inc., (NYSE:HAS), translates one of the
industry’s richest portfolios of brands into a world of fun and
excitement for children and adults globally. Through a host of
publishing, digital media, lifestyle and entertainment platforms, HPG
is able to surround fans worldwide with consumer products that expand
Hasbro’s core brands, such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, MY
LITTLE PONY, MONOPOLY, G.I. JOE, TONKA and PLAYSKOOL.
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