The Transformers: Generations

    (Idea + Design Works, 2006)
™ and ©2006 Hasbro

IDW, the caretakers of the Transformers legacy in comic book form in 2006, shower some love on old-time Transformers fans with this reprint series that takes a look back at classic tales of the Autobots and Decepticons. In choosing the stories to be reprinted for this series, the editors at IDW decided against simply reprinting the old 80s Marvel series in chronological order from the first issue. Instead, they’ve chosen stories that fans might remember nostalgically as classics or could recognize in hindsight as fascinatingly offbeat or campy. Among the selections are Ratchet’s confrontation with Megatron, the return of Megatron in the hands of a small-time hood, a solo adventure featuring Bumblebee, and a battle set at a rock concert. Current artist like Ashley Wood and Nick Roche provide covers that often reinterpret the story’s original cover artwork.

— Colin Chan
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#1 Variation A
March, 2006
Cover Price: $1.99
6 copies available from $1.91
Bob BudianskyWilliam Johnson
#1 Variation B
March, 2006
Cover Price: $1.99
8 copies available from $0.99
Bob BudianskyWilliam Johnson
#1 Variation C
March, 2006
Cover Price: $9.99
2 copies available from $9.99
NDcomics.com exclusive variant; Reprints Transformers (Marvel) #7 Bob BudianskyWilliam Johnson
#1 Variation D
March, 2006
Cover Price: $9.99
2 copies available from $15.00
Bob BudianskyWilliam Johnson
#2 Variation A
April, 2006
Cover Price: $1.99
6 copies available from $1.65
Bob BudianskyDon Perlin
#2 Variation B
April, 2006
Cover Price: $1.99
7 copies available from $0.99
Bob BudianskyDon Perlin
#3 Variation A
May, 2006
Cover Price: $2.49
8 copies available from $0.96
Ashley Wood Cover; Reprints Transformers (Marvel) #14 Bob BudianskyDon Perlin
#3 Variation B
May, 2006
Cover Price: $2.49
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Cover B; Reprints Transformers (Marvel) #14 Bob BudianskyDon Perlin
#4 Variation A
June, 2006
Cover Price: $2.49
18 copies available from $1.20
Len KaminskiGraham Nolan
#4 Variation B
June, 2006
Cover Price: $2.49
18 copies available from $0.95
Len KaminskiGraham Nolan, Eliot Brown
#5 Variation A
July, 2006
Cover Price: $2.49
3 copies available from $0.60
Ashley Wood cover; Reprints Transformers #17 Bob BudianskyDon Perlin
#5 Variation B
July, 2006
Cover Price: $2.49
1 copy available for $1.75
Nick Roche cover; Reprints Transformers #17 Bob BudianskyDon Perlin
#6 Variation A
August, 2006
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Cover A: retro-art cover; Reprints The Transformers #18 published by Marvel Comics Bob BudianskyDon Perlin
#6 Variation B
August, 2006
Cover Price: $2.49
11 copies available from $2.50
Cover B by Nick Roche (Blaster vs Straxus); Reprints The Transformers #18 published by Marvel Comics Bob BudianskyDon Perlin
#7 Variation A
September, 2006
Cover Price: $2.49
5 copies available from $2.00
Cover A: Standard Cover: Megatron vs Optimus Prime (color); Reprints Transformers #24 originally published by Marvel Comics Bob BudianskyDon Perlin
#8 Variation A
October, 2006
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Cover A by Nick Roche (color); Reprints The Transformers #25 published by Marvel Comics Bob BudianskyDon Perlin
#9 Variation A
November, 2006
Cover Price: $2.49
3 copies available from $1.75
Standard Cover by Nick Roche; Reprints The Transformers #27 originally published by Marvel Comics Bob BudianskyDon Perlin
#10 Variation A
December, 2006
Cover Price: $2.49
2 copies available from $2.25
Standard Cover by Nick Roche; Reprints The Transfomers #29 (Marvel Comics) Bob BudianskyDon Perlin
#11 Variation A
February, 2007
Cover Price: $3.99
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Standard Cover by Nick Roche; Reprints Transformers #30 (Marvel Comics) Bob BudianskyDon Perlin
#12 Variation A
March, 2007
Cover Price: $3.99
1 copy available for $1.75
Bob BudianskyDon Perlin
Book #1
December, 2006
Cover Price: $19.99
1 copy available for $15.00
Bob BudianskyDon Perlin