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.
27/05: Wanted Galvatron - quite simply a classic, yes?
The ever popular OneShallStand scans page has updated with four more classic tales from yesteryear. By popular demand we've uploaded Wanted Galvatron parts 1&2 which picks up directly from where Transformers the Movie left off, with Galvatron at large and Death's Head prepared to go to great lengths to collect the bounty. Plus the continuation of Ancient Relics - the Transformers/GI Joe crossover, and two other titanic clashes: Ultra Magnus versus Galvatron and the Dinbots versus the Predacons. More
20/05: Guidi recreates Omega Supreme classic cover!
'Guardian of the gates' Omega Supreme is back to doing what he does best, holding the line and kicking butt for the Autobots in Transformers Regeneration One #94 - released in August by IDW Publishing. Appropriately enough for a series continuing the original Marvel storyline, artist Guido Guidi recreates the cover from Command Performances (see here) - the story in which Omega debuted in 1986. If you're a fan of Regeneration and don't want to miss an issue, you can order a subscription to #93 to #96 here, or why not save some money on postage with a joint subscription to More than Meets the Eye, Robots in Disguise and Regeneration? Go here.
Apr 1: 'Monsterous' Megatron mini-series coming soon!
Flint Dille, one of the writers from the original Transformers cartoon series, is teaming up with Chris Metzen and artist Livio Ramondelli on a new four part comic series set in the early years of the war on Cybertron. Optimus Prime risks all to bring peace to the Transformers homeworld - amid doubts from his own side about his ability to lead - and Megatron begins his "a journey that will change everything". If this wasn't enough we're also enticed with the mystery of the "Dinobots' terrible secret". Answers will be revealed in Transformers Monstrosity, starting in June 2013. Go here for Ramondelli's stunning cover and to order the series.
Apr 1: Furman classic The Harder They Die now in scans!
Optimus Prime's return to Cybertron after a four million year absence is brought to life in vivid detail and true brilliance by the one-and-only Geoff Senior in the 1987 classic 'The Harder They Die'. This is one of four Marvel era stories appearing on our scans page at the request of fans (the others being Afterdeath!, Bridge to Nowhere and Ancient Relics) - and don't forget to vote in the poll for the stories you want to see next. More
Mar 31: Order IDW's Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters series!
Fans of the Transformers Prime cartoon and its comic spin-off 'Rage of the Dinobots' will be well catered for from May this year, as IDW launches it's latest Prime mini-series 'Beast Hunters'. Once again the Dinobots are centre stage as the series shows us what they've been up to for the past few millennia - ie "not sitting around relaxing" and goes below the surface of Cybertron. And speaking of Rage of the Dinobots, if you missed this series with the Dinos pitched against Shockwave, OneShallStand still has copies. Go here for more.
Mar 31: DC to release new wave of He-Man comics!
Last year DC Comics revived the immortal He-Man:Masters of the Universe franchise with a fresh look at the legend. Its six part series centred on Adam, a humble woodsman, who slowly - and with the help of a falcon - began to regain his memories that he was once He-Man the champion of Eternia. New for 2013 is an ongoing Masters of the Universe title which introduces the villainous Hordack and his most leathal weapon Despara (aka She-Ra). OneShallStand will be stocking the series so head over here for copies and back issues.
Mar 27: Engineer Hoist steps out of the background!
Writer James Roberts hinted to us in February that the subject of the sixth Spotlight comic of 2013 would be something of a surprise - and step forward Hoist. For a long time a background character, this comic (due out in May) will see the Lost Light's maintenance engineer trapped on an alien world with a "narcissist, half a scientist and a creature that may or may not turn into a catapult". It is also guest stars five of the "most dangerous Decepticons ever"! Who could these be, the Predacons, the Decepticon Justice Division? What's your theory? Go here to preorder a copy and/or to comment.