IDW continues Transformers Movie Mythology

I’m not quite sure how many fans of the first Transformers movie stayed on after the bag of mess that was the sequel, but IDW keeps the story going in a new series

San Diego, CA – The biggest movie of 2009continues in IDW Publishing’s latest series based on Hasbro’siconic TRANSFORMERS brand.  Coming in March,TRANSFORMERS: Nefarious follows a shadowyorganization, known as The Initiative, with devious designs on theTRANSFORMERS. Scripted by Simon Furman with art byCarlos Magno, this six-issue series takes fans onan action-packed mission as the robots in disguise fight to stopthis unseen enemy.

“It’s time to move forward in the movie-verse and Furman andMagno are just the creators to do it,” said Andy Schmidt, IDW’sTRANSFORMERS editor. “Simon came up with a great idea and afantastic story that Carlos is just hitting out of the park. I’mthrilled to be along for the ride and I’m sure fans will be too!”

Picking up just months after the end of the blockbuster movie’s storyline, TRANSFORMERS: Nefarious follows the all-seeing SOUNDWAVE as he leads the charge against The Initiative, and is joined by such fan-favorites as OPTIMUS PRIME, BUMBLEBEE and IRONHIDE. The threat is so great that all TRANSFORMERS must work together, forcing the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS to form a tentative alliance.

Veteran TRANSFORMERS writer Furman crafts this thrilling tale, while Magno draws suspense into every panel. Brian Rood will contribute gripping variant covers.

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Updated: January 16, 2010 — 3:16 pm

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