Official Press Release
If you've ever wondered what might happen to planet Earth without the Autobots to stand in the way of the Decepticon threat, ponder that bleak scenario no more. In July, that threat becomes dire reality in IDW's all-new 12-part series, THE TRANSFORMERS: ALL HAIL MEGATRON.
In IDW's long-running TRANSFORMERS series, the Autobots have stood as the first line of defense against these malevolent Robots in Disguise. Now, in ALL HAIL MEGATRON, the Decepticons run amok on our world, causing untold damage and taking over completely. And the Autobots are... nowhere to be found?
ALL HAIL MEGATRON, written by Shane McCarthy and featuring art by Guido Guidi, presents an epic tale that sets the series in an all-new direction. Both accessible to new fans and appealing to longtime fans who've wondered about just such a doomsday scenario, the series is an action-movie spectacle on paper. Will Earth survive? What happened to the Autobots? These questions and many others will be answered throughout the course of this series.
As for its appeal to new fans, well, all you need to concern yourself with, according to writer Shane McCarthy, are "some very simple things. There is an ancient race of giant robots that are embroiled in a very old civil war; there are two factions to this civil war, the Deceptions (bad guys) and the Autobots (good guys); this civil war is raging across the galaxy on many different fronts; the war has found its way to our home planet." And now one of these factions is missing.
Fan-favorite Transformers artist Guido Guidi will be bringing McCarthy's scripts alive on the page. "Translating all this visually is an amazing challenge for an artist, but Shane's input and vision really inspired and helped raise the bar."
"I'm sure this book is going to please old fans and new readers as well," Guidi says. "We have an intriguing and dramatic story, plus tons of Transformers action featuring classic characters pushed to the edge of new, extreme, and never explored situations!"
It's an adventure not to be missed. If you do, according to McCarthy, "you'll be missing out on something only comics can really translate; a good, knock 'em down, drag 'em out 'war' between giant robots that'll tear cities apart, bring down countries and make you look forward to walking into your local comic-book store."
The Transformers: All Hail Megatron will be published in full-color, 32-page, monthly installments. Issue 1 (Diamond order code MAY08 3943) features covers by Klaus Scherwinski and Trevor Hutchison and will be in stores on July 9, 2008.
About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. As a leader in the horror, action, and sci-fi genres, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry including: television's #1 prime time series CBS' CSI: Crime Scene Investigation; Paramount's Star Trek; Fox's Angel; Hasbro's The Transformers, and the BBC's Doctor Who. 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. In April 2008, IDW released Michael Recycle, the first title from its new children's book imprint, Worthwhile Books. More information about the company can be found at http://www.idwpublishing.com.