12 Facts You May Not Have Known About Transformers
Everyone loves comic book trivia, but with over 75 years of superhero comics behind us right now, there’s always some new obscure fact to learn. That’s why ComicsAlliance is going deep into the minutiae of your favorite names in comics in our continuing video series. You think you know comics? Well, here’s a few things you might not know!
This week we're taking a look at those robots in disguise waging an endless battle between the Autobots and the evil forces of the Decepticons, the Transformers! But, like, in the comics, not in the cartoons, or the movies.
The Transformers have been tied to comics since the beginning, with Marvel writers being responsible for the names and backstories of most of the major characters in the series. This video takes a look at the history of the franchise in comics, from the beloved original series through the various reboots and relaunches, as well as the various other franchises the Transformers have encountered.
- The most recent printing of the original Marvel stories can be found starting here.
- The numerous IDW stories have been collected in a series of hardcovers that collect the stories in chronological order. The first one is here.
- If you want to start with the most recent major starting point, here is volume one of More Than Meets the Eye, and here is volume one of Robots in Disguise.
- The various GI Joe/Transformers crossovers: the original Marvel one, the first Devil's Due one, the second and third Devil's Due one, the Dreamwave one, and the super awesome IDW one.
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