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Even darkness finds a way to fall over far-flung planets such as Cybertron. And when that happens, the Autobots and Decepticons are forced to adapt and adapt they will starting in Transformers: Dark Cybertron #1, written by John Barber and James Roberts and illustrated by Phil Jimenez.
"I've been a fan of the TRANSFORMERS brand since I was 13," said Jimenez, "and this was a fanboy dream come true. The beauty of this story is it plays to the strengths of the characters and to my strengths as a storyteller; epic, world-shattering scale as well as those beautiful character moments that make readers care about a bunch of giant 'Robots in Disguise.'"
The war between the Autobots and Decepticons is over, but when the relentless Shockwave enacts a scheme millions of years
in the making, yesterday's nightmares tear apart today's peace. "Optimus Prime, Rodimus, Bumblebee--even Starscream--all these characters believed war was behind them, for better or worse," says Barber. "The big question-other than who will survive-is whose side will the Decepticons be on?"
The twelve-part series starts in Transformers: Dark Cybertron #1, then alternates between the monthly Transformers titles Robots In Disguise and More Than Meets The Eye, concluding in a finale issue in March. This is the first time that both Transformers series have crossed over.
"It's thrilling to see the two casts crash back into each other's lives," says Roberts. "Fittingly, given the scale of SHOCKWAVE's ambition, this is a massive, galaxy-spanning story-and one that shakes everything up."
Full press release below.