Posted by geeksyndicate on October 9, 2010
Today at New York Comic Con, IDW Publishing announced a “first in comic book history” with a multi-title zombie series called “Infestation” that ties together their licensed properties.
Zombies invade Star Trek , Transformers, Ghostbusters and GI Joe
The “Infestation” series will be starting in January with a standalone book, followed by crossover books with IDW licensed properties, Transformers, Star Trek, Ghostbusters and GI Joe, each of these title gets two books and the series finishes in February with another standalone issue.
The two Star Trek issues come out in February and are being written by Scott and David Tipton. The Star Trek issues will be set in the original series. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by geeksyndicate on May 26, 2010
Ok I know I’m not the world’s biggest Transformer fan but hell I may still enter this competition anyway. The chance to get a life sized version of myself as a Transformer sounds too cool not to give it a try.
I’m not sure where I could put the art if I won but let’s face it that wouldn’t really be a problem.
Best of luck if any of your folks enter.
The Search for the Biggest Transformers Fan Rolls Out Across the UK
Do you know your Megatron from your Optimus Prime? Your Bumblebee from your Cybertron? If so, to celebrate the launch of the new video game Transformers: War for Cybertron, we are on the look out to find the UK’s most enthusiastic Transformers aficionado.
For the nationwide search, which begins on the 25TH May, a select panel of judges will be looking for the ultimate fan. So if you have every Transformer toy ever made, your home has more in common with a wreckage on Cybertron than a semi-detached house or if you simply love dressing up as your favourite character, let us know as the winner of the ultimate fan competition will win a life-sized drawing of themselves as a Transformer, specially designed by Transformer artist extraordinaire Jon Davis Hunt, a fantastic prize for any Transformer fan.
How to enter:
If you think you fit the bill then submit your entry to email@example.com You’ll need to include an image illustrating your claim to be biggest fan and, in no more than 100 words, a description as to why you think you should win.
The competition opens on 25th May and closes 13th June
Good luck and roll out!
Transformers: War for Cybertron, launches 25th June 2010, is a gripping, 3rd person action shooter set on the Transformers’ war-ravaged homeland. Complete with several multiplayer modes, the game allows gamers to play through story missions with their friends in co-op, as well as create their own Transformers character for competitive head-to-head multiplayer modes, choosing among four distinct character classes and selecting from a huge variety of weapons, skills and abilities. To find out more about the new video game Transformers: War for Cybertron please visit www.transformersgame.com
GS Reporter: Nuge
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Posted by Richard Mc on March 24, 2010
Where I basically check out some of this weeks comic and nerd related news and give my totally uninformed opinion all nice and ready for the rest of the online world to tear to pieces.
So this week….
Chris Evans to play Captain America?
No, not the ginger f***er, the one from Push!
Personally I’m not too sure about this, mainly due to his playing Johnny Storm in the Fantastic Four movies. Dont get me wrong, I thought he was good in these and also thought the movies themselves were a lot better, or at least a hell of a lot more fun, than the general nerd concensus. But for some reason his playing another Marvel character so soon doesn’t sit well with me. And Captain America? I dunno. Chris Evans doesnt say “World War II hero” to me. He seems a bit too pretty boy to pull it off. Bit young as well, though of course they are thinking of a three movie, nine year deal so want someone who can still cut it for the third outing.
But hell, lets give the guy a chance. I’ve never seen him in anything that would require him to have a bit of weight or authority to his character so am willing to give him the benefit of the doubt till I at least see a trailer.
John Malkovich joins Transformers 3
Ok, I’m gonna use this news as an excuse for a Transformers Movie rant. It seems to me there are 3 types of people who go to see the Transformers movies and I’d like to address each type in turn.
Firstly you have people like me. They go to see it for a bit of mindless fun. Shit blows up, Megan Fox bends over a few times in tight jean shorts, big robots punch each other. You switch off your brain for 2 hours and treat it as having all the emotional depth of a rollercoaster and just enjoy the ride. Good for you, people like me. You rock. Some days you want a movie that challenges you, some days you just want popcorn crap.
Secondly you have people who for some unknown reason go to see these films then complain the plot was lacking or “it was all mindless action”. Um…what did you expect?
Its a Michael Bay movie. Its based on a line of frigging kids toys. The trailer leaves no doubt as to what its about. And with the second movie… ITS WAS THE SECOND MOVIE! DID YOU NOT SEE THE FIRST? I say this of course as when the third one comes out the same people who bitched about 1 and 2 will pop up to bitch about 3. If I moaned about how crap “Devil Wears Prada 2 : The Pregnancy” was would you feel sympathy or just think “Well I can see how his wife made him watch the first one, but knowing he hated that why did the idiot sit through a sequel?”
I wonder with these people if they ever watch porn when their mum isnt looking then go online to complain about how unbelievable the story was.
“I mean, half way through the scene another girl just walked into the room and joined in! What was her motivation? It made no sense! They didnt even explain who she was! LAME! FAIL!”
Seriously, thats what Bay does. He makes action porn. If you can’t enjoy that, dont go to his movies.
And thirdly, you get my favourites. Those who claim the movie somehow compromises the integrity of the cartoons and rip Bay for doing that which your certain streak of nerd hates more than anything else… making their little clique thing popular to a wider audience. Look, if you like the cartoons cool. But rose tinted glasses aside they arent exactly Shawshank Redemption are they? I mean, I like a 20 minute, poorly animated, repetitive toy advert as much as the next guy, but still.
You gotta love someone who’ll bitch for hours about Optimus Prime having a different paint job but happily accept that in the cartoon his trailer simply vanishes. Oh, sorry, I meant he stores it in SUBSPACE! My bad. We even wont mention how the big bad guy turns into a little gun and needs one of his minions to finger his action.
Ok, thats probably pissed off enough people. So lets end with a nice Megan Fox Transformers 2 pic, just for the Strangers in Paradise fans. Next time you’re bigging up your boring soap opera book (I read the first omnibus.. yaawn) and pulling out the “I like it because it draws women how they look in real life, not like in Superhero comics” line, I’d like you to look at this pic. See? There are real women out there built like comic characters. Dont complain just because you aren’t one of them. I aint built like Batman, I dont bitch because they dont draw him with a beer gut.
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Posted by geeksyndicate on March 1, 2010
Titan Publishing launches TRANSFORMERS Comic on iPhone!
Following the global success of the Wallace & Gromit iPhone comic app, Titan Publishing is proud to announce the arrival of its first TRANSFORMERS iPhone
Launching today, 26 February, and based on Hasbro¹s TRANSFORMERS brand, each TRANSFORMERS comic download includes an awesome action packed story and is
bursting with fun facts and trivia about the characters, movies and comics!
The digital comic is free and can be downloaded for iPhone by visiting www.titanpublishing.com/digital or the app store (comics are available in the UK and EIRE only.)
The first download includes ŒOPTIMUS PRIME¹, a story written by TRANSFORMERS legend Simon Furman and featuring artwork by fan favourite Geoff Senior
(Judge Dredd, 2000AD, Dr Who and Dragons Claws).
TRANSFORMERS Comic writer, Simon Furman said TRANSFORMERS on your iPhone -wow! It’s a simply incredible chance for fans of the warring ŒROBOTS IN
DISGUSE¹ to experience incredible stories that expand upon and underpin the incredible movie universe. The stories, written by me and drawn by a host of
old and new TRANSFORMERS artists, bring the movie characters to life as never before, and now they can be seen as never before! So get ready for
tales of CYBERTRON and Earth that spotlight your favourite characters… andprobably a few you know only by name… beamed direct to your iPhone.¹
TRANSFORMERS Comic #1 is available to download for FREE on iPhone via www.titanpublishing.com/digital .
There¹ll be more TRANSFORMERS comic stories released over the coming weeksso check back soon!
Find out more at www.titanpublishing.com/digital
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Posted by geeksyndicate on December 10, 2009
With Transformers – Revenge of the Fallen doing the rounds on DVD and Blu-Ray we caught up with Simon Furman, one of the original Transformers comic writers for a quick interview.
How did you end up writing the Transformers comic in the first place?
At the time (late 1984, early 1985), it was just another freelance writing assignment (only my second!). Marvel UK had just started publishing their own Transformers comic and because it was fortnightly instead of monthly, they knew they’d soon run out of US comic strip to reprint. So the editor at the time, Sheila Cranna, brought in a number of writers, myself among them. It was a pretty cool concept and the toys were fun, but I never envisaged I’d still be writing Transformers 25 years later!
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Posted by roy3 on June 24, 2009
courtesy henshin online
Recorded from The Metropol Theater after listening to Dave and Barry’s review of the latest Transformers movie, I let everybody in on my little beef with The chief screenwriter of the film, Ehren Kruger.
Metropol – click to listen
Hey! If you have any comment or you’d like to ask a question or two feel free to either leave it in the comment box or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Love to read from you.
GS Reporter: Royal Blake
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