May 25: Transformers and GI Joe go head to head in July!
Transformers and GI Joe are 30 years old this year and still going strong! To celebrate this incredible achievement these two iconic Hasbro brands are going head-to-head in a new standalone mini series from IDW this summer. Billed as the 'crossover of the century' and cosmic in scale (you be the judge!), writer John Barber and artist Tom Scioli have created a new origin-style story in which Earth's defences (GI Joe) must confront the ominous 'forces of Cybertron' in the form of an alien robot invasion. Scioli said: "It harkens back to classic comic traditions-and to the origins of the Transformers and GI JOE characters-but feels constantly, irrepressibly new!" He added: "We're asking big questions. Is war an inevitable condition of life? What is free will? What is the future of man and machine?". Go here to see the covers and order the series.
Mar 10: Marissa Faireborn has Optimus in her sights!
It's 30 years since Transformers launched and RID is going back to basics in May with Optimus back on Earth and back in charge of the Autobots. Issue 29 of RID sees Marissa Faireborn (of Sunbow cartoon fame) making her debut in IDW universe and poses the question - why does she want Optimus Prime dead? Then in More than Meets the Eye the crew of the Lost Light reacts to having Megatron as its new commander and one Autobot (Tailgate from the looks of the cover) decides to voice his displeasure. Bad move. Here's the full list of May Transformers releases.
Jan 25: The Megatron picture you thought you would never see!
What's this? Surely your eyes deceive you - Megatron... with an Autobot insignia?? Distinctly bizarre developments are afoot as IDW's two ongoing Transformers titles (More than Meets the Eye and Robots in Disguise) embark on a new storyline called Dawn of the Autobots. Not only is Optimus Prime back to command the Autobots on Earth in the pages of RID, but in the sister series MTMTE Megatron assumes control of the quest to find the Knights of Cybertron. The crew of the Lost Light are incredulous and now doubt readers will be too. Don't dare miss this issue, preorder it from OneShallStand.com today.
Jan 24: 'Sexism row' overshadows new female TF mini-series!
Mairghread Scott, the writer behind a new four part comic (out in April) about a female Autobot called Windblade, appears to have 'put the wind' up veteran Transformers scribe Simon Furman. In an online post she listed three gripes she has with Furman's Spotlight Arcee: "1. women only exist in aberration 2. being a woman is inherently traumatic 3. being a woman has any correlation to mental illness are extremely upsetting". Readers will recall that Arcee was introduced to the IDW universe by SF as an experiment by the mad scientist, Jhiaxus, and left unhinged 'Wolverine style'. SF evidentally took the criticism to heart as he posted a rebuttal on his own blog saying "for Scott to (wrongly) accuse me of apparently setting out to be offensive to women is the kind of personal attack that really needs a response". Ouch. Want to see what the fuss is about? You can preorder Windblade here.
Jan 22: Titan Comics to be new Doctor Who publisher
The Doctor Who TV show is regenerating, with Peter Capaldi taking over the TARDIS as the Twelfth Doctor (or should that be Thirteenth?), and now change is coming to the DW comic too. Titan have been confirmed as the new publisher of Doctor Who comics in the United States, with BBC Worldwide making the announcement this week.
They will take over from IDW who held the license for six years, but didn't renew (due to cost according to rumours). Few details are known about the new comics, except that they will begin this year and will feature the adventures of the David Tennant and Matt Smith Doctors initially and switch to Capaldi as his episodes begin screening in the United States. OneShallStand.com is hoping to stock the comics and will post details in due course. In the meantime IDW back issues are on special offer here.
Jan 01: New scanned story: The Last Stand
Happy New Year everyone and welcome to 2014. Can you believe Transformers is officially 30 years old this year? Even more amazing is that three decades on new comics, animation, films and of course toys, continue to be made. For that we can all be thankful, and here at OneShallStand we've decided to jump back to the year it began - good old 1984 - to relieve one of the most gripping Transformers stories and quite possibly the greatest ever TF cliffhanger. Don't adjust your optics people - it's The Last Stand! More
Dec 25: Merry Christmas to our customers and visitors
OneShallStand.com would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous new year. 2014 will be the 30th anniversary of Transformers and we are looking forward to seeing what the year will bring.
Dec 20: Transformers and X-Files - an unlikely crossover?
The Transformers franchise is no stranger to crossovers. Over the years they have teamed up with and gone head to head with GI Joe, Doctor Who, Marvel superheroes, Mars Attacks and now - would you believe? - the X-Files! TF publisher IDW is already producing an X-Files comic and has decided it would be fun to crossover the title with its other franchises, such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Transformers. A one off comic is heading our way in February in which the Lone Gunmen conspiracy theorists investigate the presence of giant alien robots at large in America. The truth is out there! Go here to see the covers and to order.
Dec 15: Shane McCarthy hints at Transformers return
Seibertron reported recently that Shane McCarthy might be returning to Transformers writing duties. The Australia-based comics writer previously penned All Hail Megatron and Drift, Cliffjumper and Blurr spotlights, and tweeted that he had spent the afternoon writing Transformers. IDW has to confirm what if anything he's working on. Shane's tweet went as follows: "Just realised I spent the afternoon writing Transformers while wearing my Optimus Prime t-shirt #hardcore #nerdlife You know I now realise I probably shouldn't have tweeted that haha."
Oct 26: An epic cast assembles for Dark Cybertron big 'event'
OneShallStand is now taking orders for the first seven chapters of Dark Cybertron - the latest big event in the Transformers story. It launches in the standalone comic Dark Cybertron #1 and then continues in the pages of the More than Meets the Eye and Robots in Disguise ongoings. In a recent interview, the writers (or 'event architects' if you prefer) James Roberts and John Barber said the big threat would come from Shockwave and his mad scientist former mentor Jhiaxus, and would reunite the crew of the Lost Light with Orion Pax and simulaneously imperil the bots and cons on Cybertron. We'll also find out more about the mysterious Dead Universe. More
Oct 26: IDW plans new Transformers/GI Joe crossover for 2014
It was perhaps inevitable when IDW secured the licenses to both Transformers and GI Joe that there would be another crossover comic, and one has duly been announced for summer 2014. An ongoing series, it will be penned by Transformers RID writer John Barber with art from Tom Scioli. IDW told Comics Continuum that the stand-alone series would be "cosmic in scale" and pit the teams against the ominous threats of Cybertron. Barber professed to be "blown away" by the project, and Scioli said "This feels like the comic I was born to make." The artist added: "We're asking big questions. Is war an inevitable condition of life? What is free will? What is the future of man and machine?" Go here for a bigger view of the cover and to comment.
Oct 26: Blaster v Soundwave in this month's Regeneration One
Transformers Regeneration One #95 has arrived in stock and it's not short of a grudge match or two. Not only is there Blaster versus Soundwave - a battle a long time in the making - but we've also got Omega Supreme taking on Monstructor and Bludgeon's showdown with Rodimus Prime. Phew! If that wasn't enough there's more from the Wreckers, the Dinobots and Primus, as the Regeneration series races towards its epic conclusion at issue #100. Go here to order the series.
Sep 8: Important changes to the OneShallStand store
Dear comic store customer: we are from this month changing the paypal shopping buttons in the store so that they no longer include postage. This means you will need to add postage and packaging credit to your cart separately. We have made the change in order to save you money particularly when we are able to combine shipping. This change - although more complicated than the previous arrangement - has been made response to rises in the cost of shipping. If you have any questions or concerns please email Steve..