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The Road to Transformers: Dark Of The Moon Begins

Jordamus Prime 05/06/2011 Reviews
This summer we’re getting another film in the Transformers film series with director Michael Bay’s Transformers: Dark Of The Moon. The film hits theatres on July 1, 2011 but luckily IDW Publishing has us covered and is giving us more than meets the eye on the big screen with a movie prequel series and a full film adaptation! Here is the full press release!
 
The Road to TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON Begins
Prequel comics offer first taste of hugely anticipated film
Movie adaptation launching May 25th
 
Starting today, TRANSFORMERS fans worldwide can begin the journey to TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON, one of the summer’s most anticipated movies, set to be released by Paramount Pictures on July 1, 2011. Coming from IDW Publishing and Hasbro, two monthly comic series give readers the first look at this intergalactic adventure. TRANFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON – RISING STORM leads right into the mega events of the film, while TRANFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON – FOUNDATION offers the never-before-seen tale of how OPTIMUS PRIME and MEGATRON became bitter enemies.
 
“With a third sure-to-be-blockbuster film on the way, we’re presented with a unique opportunity to really get to the heart of the conflict between OPTIMUS PRIME and MEGATRON,” said series editor Andy Schmidt. “These are the most character-driven stories we’ve told yet.”
 
Written by comics mainstay John Barber, the four-issue series TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON – FOUNDATION explores the most hidden secrets of CYBERTRON, with the masterful art of Andrew Griffith. The second four-issue series, TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON – RISING STORM, sets the stage for the biggest, boldest threat to both Earth and CYBERTRON yet, brought to life in gripping detail by artist Carlos Magno. “Rising Storm focuses on the direct threat in the new film and how these new players set the stage for the climactic finale in the film,” says Schmidt. Several issues of both series are available in comic stores throughout North America, with the graphic novels launching on May 18th wherever books are sold.
 
“We had a lot of lead-time on the TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON books, which has allowed our artists to bring their A-game and try new things. These are going to be the best looking TRANSFORMERS books to date,” added Schmidt. “We’re reaching a new level with these and we’re all happy with the outcome.”
 
Coming on May 25th, fans can get a sneak peek of all the movie action with TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON MOVIE ADAPTATION, written by John Barber with art by Jorge Jimenez Moreno. The AUTOBOTS, led by OPTIMUS PRIME, are back in action, taking on the DECEPTICONS, who are determined to avenge their last defeat, as favorite heroes return in a face-off against MEGATRON and STARSCREAM.
 
TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON – RISING STORM #1 #2, #3 ($3.99 each, 32 pages, full color) are now available in stores.
 
TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON – RISING STORM #4 ($3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in stores in May.
 
TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON – RISING STORM ($17.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in stores on May 18, 2011. ISBN: 978-1-60010-918-5
 
TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON – FOUNDATION #1, #2 ($3.99 each, 32 pages, full color) are now available in stores.
 
TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON – FOUNDATION #3 ($3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in stores on April 27, 2011.
 
TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON – FOUNDATION #4 ($3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in stores in May.
 
TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON – FOUNDATION ($17.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in stores on May 18, 2011. ISBN: 978-1-60010-918-8
 
TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON MOVIE ADAPTATION ($17.99, 104 pages, full color) will be available in stores on May 25, 2011. ISBN: 978-1-60010-917-1
 
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Hailing from Northeast Philadelphia, Jordan DesJardins is what many would call a "Geek". An avid collector of both comic books and action figures, Jordan can often be seen at comic conventions or scouring the city for the latest Transformers to hit the shelves.

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