IDW Publishing is thrilled to announce that in 2018 Bumblebee from the TRANSFORMERS franchise will star in his very own original graphic novel! The perfect jumping on point for the next generation of TRANSFORMERS fans,Â Transformers: Bumblebee â€“ Win If You Daregives readers the opportunity to join in the fan-favorite characterâ€™s adventures. Life can feel rough when you aren’t the fastest or the tallest Autobot, but Bumblebee is up to the task!
When his best friend is hurt, Bumblebee takes it upon himself to finish the missionâ€”and prove his worth to his fellow Autobots along the way. Things get tense as Bumblebee and a new human friend infiltrate a series of incredible races, hunting down dangerous foes and a devastating secret. It’s an exciting new, action-packed ’80s adventure!Â X-Men ’92Â co-writersÂ Chad BowersÂ andÂ Chris SimsÂ along with artistÂ Marcelo FerreiraÂ (Back to the Future,Â Transformers: Windblade) have crafted a nostalgia-tinged, yet equally fresh standalone story.
“The exciting thing about this book is that it really hits all the highs of TRANSFORMERS for fans new and old,” said IDW Associate Editor,Â David Mariotte. “It has action, adventure, racing and robots, but it also has a lot of heart and humor that comes through in this simultaneously retro and very modern package.”
â€œThis story is just a ton of fun,â€ saidÂ Michael Kelly, head of publishing at Hasbro. â€œBumblebee is the ultimate underdog, and everyone loves an underdog. IDW has done a fantastic job bringing this iconic character to life for a new generation of fans.â€
This new OGN will be available in comic shops and book storesÂ September 11, 2018Â for $9.99. It is available for pre-order now using ISBN: 978-1-68405-227-1.
Since its launch in 1984, TRANSFORMERS has grown to be one of the worldâ€™s most recognizable and successful toy and entertainment brands. Driven by compelling characters and a rich storyline, TRANSFORMERS revolutionized childrenâ€™s entertainment as one of the first properties to produce a successful toy line, comic book, TV series and animated film.Â Throughout the franchiseâ€™s more than 30 years of history, thousands of unique TRANSFORMERS robots have been introduced through toy lines, multiple animated TV series have debuted, and animated and live-action films have thrilled audiences.