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..
Sep 8: Dark Cybertron crossover dawns in November!
Dark Cybertron - a major new Transformers storyline is blasting on to the comics scene in November. It will launch in its own comic TF Dark Cybertron #1 and continue in the pages of More Than Meets the Eye #23 and Robots in Disguise #23, with further instalments in December and beyond. The story centres on Shockwave's 'ultimate plan' to remake Cybertron and destroy the Autobots and Decepticons. It will spill out beyond Cybertron to deep space where Rodimus and the crew of the Lost Light will feel the ramifications, as will Optimus Prime. Go here to order the first issues from OneShallStand..
Sep 3: Hold on tight for the Magnus v Galvatron the rematch!
They first clashed in Simon Furman's immortal 1986 story Target 2006, and now Ultra Magnus and Gavatron are back for a rematch in the latest issue of Transformers Regeneration One. Issue #94 opens with Galvatron skyfalling to Cybertron with Magnus squarely in his sites. Their previous battles have been classics and this one will be no different, but Magnus lost most of those battles, can he prevail this time? Preview pages are available to read on the OneShallStand boards courtesy of Killer and you can order the comic itself here while stocks last.
Sep 3: More than Meets the Eye #20 now in stock!
The action and intrigue just keeps coming in James Roberts' excellent Transformers More than Meets the Eye. Issue #20 has just been released, a little later than expected, but worth the wait. Rodimus and his men have discovered Cybertron's lost moon and their missing crew mate Ultra Magnus (currently in a strange new body) - and they have found themselves prisoners of the once revered Chief Justice Tyrest, now a galactic menace of epic proportions. Check our the preview and can order the comic here while stocks last.
Aug 12: A shaky start for Cybertron's new ruler Starscream
Preview pages for August's Transformers: Robots in Disguise (issue #20) are available to read on the OneShallStand boards. With Megatron defeated and the Autobots expelled from Cybertron's capital city of Iacon, Starscream has been installed as the civilian leader, but old grudges die-hard as our wily politician discovers in the image above. RID #20 is in the OneShallStand store in choice of covers. Go here for a copy.
Aug 4: There's a new Prime on the block!
Arise Rodimus Prime! As you can see from the image above, Rodimus is making his debut in the Transformers Regeneration comic - in issue 95 out in October. So far readers have seen Hot Rod struggling to cope with his role as caretaker governor of Cybertron (in Optimus' absence) and having to contend with planetwide crisis caused by Scorponok's reformating virus, and now Decepticon attacks from Soundwave and Bludgeon. He's been to the centre of Cybertron to seek out Primus, and Andy Wildman's cover would suggest that the result will be Rodimus Prime. This sets-up the exciting prospect of Optimus, Rodimus and Magnus side by side.. or does writer Simon Furman have a few twists in mind? In the teaser text for this issue he hints: "Is the advent of RODIMUS PRIME a boon for Cybertron or one more dark domino falling in the headlong rush to universal armageddon?". To order this issue from OneShallStand.com go here.
Aug 4: No more Doctor Who comics from IDW after this year
Transformers publisher IDW has been producing Doctor Who comics since 2008 but the five year journey is reaching its end in December this year. The company has announced its partnership with BBC Worldwide is concluding at the end of this year, but it hopes to go out on a high. To mark Doctor Who's 50th anniversary year, IDW has been releasing a 12 issue comic called Prisoner of Time which stars all eleven incarnations of the Doctor, as well as releasing an ongoing comic to accompany the TV show. It will sign-off with an oversized issue in which the Doctor arrives in our universe and discovers he is a fictional character - and he even meets Matt Smith! Hmm. Sounds like this could be the most off-the-wall adventure yet. Go to our Doctor Who section to order the latest releases.
Jun 23: Artists assemble for Regeneration One 'extra chapter'!
Simon Furman's hugely popular Transformers Regeneration comic is to get an extra instalment, with a special edition 'issue zero' announced for September 2013. A host of artists are being lined up for the book including Marvel favourites Geoff Senior, Jose Delbo and Jeff Anderson, IDW's Nick Roche and Guido Guidi, and more. Familiar names from the original run will return, including Buster Witwicky, Boltax and Deathbringer, and Furman has hinted that we'll find out what happened to Earth in the last 21 years and why Spike now hates the Autobots with such a passion. September's RG1 issue (#95) will be pushed back to October and the series is still scheduled to conclude at #100. Make sure you don't miss issue zero - pre-order a copy from the OneShallStand store.
Jun 22: The Transformers/DC crossover that never was
While browsing the internet this week I came across this page. It turns out that a Transformers/Justice League crossover was nearly on the cards last year but for whatever reason didn't happen. New York based comics writer and artist Phil Jiminez, known for his work on Wonder Woman and Infinite Crisis, is said to have pitched the idea, which would have seen Prime with a Green Lantern ring and Wonder Woman's transforming invisible jet. IDW is said to have been 'cool' about the idea so perhaps it was turned down by DC or Hasbro... or perhaps somebody read the TF vs Avengers mini-series from the other year and took fright!
May 25: Shockwave origin revealed in Transformers RID #17
Preview pages for May's issue of Transformers: Robots in Disguise (issue #17) are certainly surprising. They reveal that Shockwave wasn't always the one-eyed, gun armed master of logic we know him as - and he wasn't even purple! Shockwave's story is told for the first time in the pages of RID #17 and will countdown to "the biggest Transformers event in comic book history" according to publishers IDW! Intrigued? See preview pages and order your copy of RID 17 here.