Robots In Disguise.
While The Savage Dragon and Gold Digger are relatively niche, I don't think I have to introduce The Transformers.
Especially not after the four Bay movies and the fact it's a 31 year old fran...
...I do ?
Oh, alright then.
Here you go, look at this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TF463RT5tWc
and browse this http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Main_Page I'll wait.
The transformers chronicle the struggles of the heroic Autobots to destroy the evil Decepticons. ( ahem )
They are living robots, who can reconfigure their shapes in to alt modes and truly become robots in disguise. ( Yeah that sounds like marketing copy doesn't it ? )
Anyway in 1984 Hasbro repurposed a bunch of Takara toys and turned them in to The Transformers and the franchise has never ever been away since then.
It might have diminished a bit since the juggernaut of G1 in the 1980's but the movies for all their faults, ( and there are many ) have brought them back to the forefront,
The cartoon, original 1986 animated movie and the four live action movies might be the most well known iterations of the Transformers, but there have also been comics.
So much comics.
From the 92 Marvel US comics,
To the 332 Marvel UK comics,
To the roughly 60 Dreamwave comics.
After Dreamwave went bankrupt in 2004, IDW got the licence, and that is where we come in.
IDW has had the licence for a decade now and they have released more Transformers comics then anybody else, excluding Marvel UK, who had a weekly schedule.
IDW has had some heights and some lows and quite a lot of mediocrity as well.
And this is the series we will be looking at, from start to finish.
Sadly this is the series I have the most gaps in. I am missing several mini series and a chunk of the 2009 ongoing series.
The IDW series chronology is also a tad ...confused.
It was first released as a series of inter connected mini series and one shots.
Before being turned in to a new reader friendly entry point, maxi series.
Things didn't quite turn out like that, but we will discuss that when we get there.
These comics will be reviewed in the order they were released, so Infiltration comes first.
If I were to review them chronologically, things would become ...confusing very fast.