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

  3/1/2006
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Reprints Transformers (Marvel) #7Bob BudianskyWilliam Johnson

#1 Variation B

  3/1/2006
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Reprints Transformers (Marvel) #7Bob BudianskyWilliam Johnson

#1 Variation C

  3/1/2006
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Reprints Transformers (Marvel) #7; NDcomics.com exclusive variantBob BudianskyWilliam Johnson

#1 Variation D

  3/1/2006
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Retro-Deco Incentive CoverBob BudianskyWilliam Johnson

#2 Variation A

  4/1/2006
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Ashley Wood CoverBob BudianskyDon Perlin

#2 Variation B

  4/1/2006
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Nick Roche Cover; Retailer Incentive CoverBob BudianskyDon Perlin

#2 Variation C

  4/1/2006
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Retro-Deco Incentive CoverBob BudianskyDon Perlin, Al Gordon

#3 Variation A

  5/1/2006
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Ashley Wood Cover; Reprints Transformers (Marvel) #14Bob BudianskyDon Perlin

#3 Variation B

  5/1/2006
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Reprints Transformers (Marvel) #14; Cover BBob BudianskyDon Perlin

#3 Variation C

  5/1/2006
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Retro-Deco Incentive CoverBob BudianskyDon Perlin

#4 Variation A

  6/1/2006
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Orange Comic Strip CoverLen KaminskiGraham Nolan

#4 Variation B

  6/1/2006
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Nick Roche CoverLen KaminskiGraham Nolan, Eliot Brown

#4 Variation C

  6/1/2006
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Variant Retro-Art Cover (Green Comic Strip Cover)Len KaminskiGraham Nolan

#5 Variation A

  7/1/2006
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Ashley Wood cover; Reprints Transformers #17Bob BudianskyDon Perlin

#5 Variation B

  7/1/2006
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Nick Roche cover; Reprints Transformers #17Bob BudianskyDon Perlin

#5 Variation C

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Variant Retro-art cover; Reprints Transformers #17Bob BudianskyDon Perlin

#6 Variation A

  8/1/2006
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Cover A: retro-art cover; Reprints The Transformers #18 published by Marvel ComicsBob BudianskyDon Perlin

#6 Variation B

  8/1/2006
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Reprints The Transformers #18 published by Marvel Comics; Cover B by Nick Roche (Blaster vs Straxus)Bob BudianskyDon Perlin

#6 Variation C

  8/1/2006
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Reprints The Transformers #18 published by Marvel Comics; Cover C: Variant Retro-art Cover (comic strip style cover)Bob BudianskyDon Perlin

#7 Variation A

  9/1/2006
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Reprints Transformers #24 originally published by Marvel Comics; Cover A: Standard Cover: Megatron vs Optimus Prime (color)Bob BudianskyDon Perlin

#7 Variation B

  9/1/2006
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Reprints Transformers #24 originally published by Marvel Comics; Cover B: Sketch Cover: Megatron vs Optimus Prime (b&w)Bob BudianskyDon Perlin

#7 Variation C

  9/1/2006
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Cover C: Optimus Prime Exploding on cover; Reprints Transformers #24 originally published by Marvel ComicsBob BudianskyDon Perlin

#8 Variation A

  10/1/2006
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Reprints The Transformers #25 published by Marvel Comics; Cover A by Nick Roche (color)Bob BudianskyDon Perlin

#8 Variation B

  10/1/2006
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Reprints The Transformers #25 published by Marvel Comics; Cover B by Nick Roche (b&w sketch cover)Bob BudianskyDon Perlin

#8 Variation C

  10/1/2006
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Cover C Retro Art Cover; Reprints The Transformers #25 published by Marvel ComicsBob BudianskyDon Perlin

#9 Variation A

  11/1/2006
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Reprints The Transformers #27 originally published by Marvel Comics; Standard Cover by Nick RocheBob BudianskyDon Perlin

#9 Variation B

  11/1/2006
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Reprints The Transformers #27 originally published by Marvel Comics; Variant A by Nick Roche (b&w cover)Bob BudianskyDon Perlin

#9 Variation C

  11/1/2006
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Variant Cover B: Retro Cover; Reprints The Transformers #27 originally published by Marvel ComicsBob BudianskyDon Perlin

#10 Variation A

  12/1/2006
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Reprints The Transfomers #29 (Marvel Comics); Standard Cover by Nick RocheBob BudianskyDon Perlin

#10 Variation B

  12/1/2006
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Reprints The Transfomers #29 (Marvel Comics); Variant Cover A by Nick Roche (B&W)Bob BudianskyDon Perlin

#10 Variation C

  12/1/2006
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Variant Cover B: retro art cover; Reprints The Transfomers #29 (Marvel Comics)Bob BudianskyDon Perlin

#11 Variation A

  2/1/2007
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Reprints Transformers #30 (Marvel Comics); Standard Cover by Nick RocheBob BudianskyDon Perlin

#11 Variation B

  1/1/2007
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Reprints Transformers #30 (Marvel Comics); Retailer Incentive Cover A (B&W) by Nick RocheBob BudianskyDon Perlin

#11 Variation C

  1/1/2007
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Reprints Transformers #30 (Marvel Comics); Retailer Incentive Cover BBob BudianskyDon Perlin

#12 Variation A

  3/1/2007
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Standard Cover by Nick RocheBob BudianskyDon Perlin

#12 Variation B

  2/1/2007
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Retailer Incentive Cover A (B&W) by Nick RocheBob BudianskyDon Perlin

#12 Variation C

  2/1/2007
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Retailer Incentive Cover B (Robot bat crashing through window on cover)Bob BudianskyDon Perlin

Book #1

  12/1/2006
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Collects Transformers: Generations #1–6Bob BudianskyDon Perlin