"Transformers: Bumblebee" Coming In December

Official Press Release

After the huge success of this summer's blockbuster Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen movie from DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures, in association with Hasbro, IDW continues the excitement with TRANSFORMERS:BUMBLEBEE, an all-new, four-issue miniseries. Under license from Hasbro, IDW expands this fan-favorite character, as BUMBLEBEE finds himself between a rock and a hard place with his own friends.

Written by Zander Cannon with art by Chee, TRANSFORMERS: BUMBLEBEE spins out of events in the new ongoing TRANSFORMERS series. The miniseries picks up with BUMBLEBEE finding himself in an unfamiliar position after the CYBERTRON-shattering events of TRANSFORMERS #1. Chee and Guido Guidi will provide the covers.

"As one of our writers observed, 'everybody loves BUMBLEBEE!'" said IDW's TRANSFORMERS editor, Andy Schmidt. "And given his new position amongst his fellow TRANSFORMERS, we just had to give him the spotlight!"

TRANSFORMERS: BUMBLEBEE is part two of IDW's new trifecta of TRANSFORMERS comics, starting with the new TRANSFORMERS ongoing series in November and rounding out with TRANSFORMERS: Last Stand of the WRECKERS in January. Written by the critically-acclaimed Mike Costa, TRANSFORMERS #1 starts things off with not one, but two, events so huge that the lives of the TRANSFORMERS characters will never be the same. Coming in January, TRANSFORMERS: Last Stand of the WRECKERS plots the course of AUTOBOTS in space as they confront a new foe who just might tear the Springer, Kup, and their cadre of AUTOBOT heroes apart.

The TRANSFORMERS #1 will be available in stores in November. Diamond order code #SEP09 0852.

TRANSFORMERS: BUMBLEBEE #1 will be available in stores in December. Diamond order code #OCT09 0954.

TRANSFORMERS: Last Stand of the WRECKERS #1 will be available in stores in January. Diamond order code #NOV09 0819.

Visit IDWPublishing.com to learn more about the company and its top-selling books.

About IDW

IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro's The Transformers and G.I. JOE, Paramount's Star Trek; Fox's Angel; the BBC's Doctor Who; and television's #1 prime time series CBS' CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studios; and is the print publisher for ComicMix.

IDW's original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. More information about the company can be found at IDWPublishing.com.

About Hasbro

Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS) is a worldwide leader in children's and family leisure time products and services with a rich portfolio of brands and entertainment properties that provides some of the highest quality and most recognizable play and recreational experiences in the world. As a brand-driven, consumer-focused global company, Hasbro brings to market a range of toys, games and licensed products, from traditional to high-tech and digital, under such powerful brand names as TRANSFORMERS, PLAYSKOOL, TONKA, MILTON BRADLEY, PARKER BROTHERS, CRANIUM and WIZARDS OF THE COAST. Come see how we inspire play through our brands at http://www.hasbro.com. (C) 2009 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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