Transformers: Movie Prequel

    (Idea + Design Works, 2007-2008)
™ and ©2007 Hasbro, Inc.

IDW’s four-part Transformers: The Official Movie Prequel mini-series holds a rather unique place in comic-book history, as it is literally the only official place to get the story on what happens directly before the events of the 2007 summer movie Transformers.

That means that, for Transformers fans, it’s presumably the only glimpse of Cybertron (the Transformers’ home planet) and its history to be seen in the movie continuity. It’s also the first place that the movie designs of the characters officially debut, and although these designs were a constant source of debate on the internet, longtime Transformers artist Don Figueroa does a striking job of adapting the movie versions of Bumblebee, Megatron, and more into comic-book form, as well as presenting some characters, like the female Transformer Arcee, who just didn’t make it to the final cut of the movie.

The first issue of the Transformers prequel was also published in a black and white only variant.

— Eric Garneau

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#0

 
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4 copies available from $3.55
Target stores exclusiveChris Ryall, Simon FurmanAndrew Wildman

#1 Variation A

  2/1/2007
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14 copies available from $2.25
Cover AChris Ryall, Simon FurmanDon Figueroa

#1 Variation B

  2/1/2007
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Cover B wraparoundChris Ryall, Simon FurmanDon Figueroa

#1 Variation C

  2/1/2007
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Retailer Incentive A (B&W) coverChris Ryall, Simon FurmanDon Figueroa

#1 Variation D

  2/1/2007
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Retailer Incentive B (wraparound) coverChris Ryall, Simon FurmanDon Figueroa

#1 Variation E

  2/1/2007
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Retailer Incentive C (Virgin) coverChris Ryall, Simon FurmanDon Figueroa

#1 Variation F

  2/1/2007
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Wizard World LA 2007 Wraparound ExclusiveChris Ryall, Simon FurmanDon Figueroa

#1 Variation G

  2/1/2007
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New Dimension Comics and Brians Toy ExclusiveChris Ryall, Simon FurmanDon Figueroa

#1 Variation H

  2/1/2007
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Autobot Retailer Incentive Sketch CoverChris Ryall, Simon FurmanDon Figueroa

#1 Variation I

  2/1/2007
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Wraparound Black and White CoverChris Ryall, Simon FurmanDon Figueroa

#1 Variation J

 
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GameStop Giveaway EditionChris Ryall, Simon FurmanDon Figueroa

#2 Variation A

  3/1/2007
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Fallen robot on cover; Cover AChris Ryall, Simon FurmanDon Figueroa

#2 Variation B

  3/1/2007
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Decepticon symbol on cover; Cover BChris Ryall, Simon FurmanDon Figueroa

#2 Variation C

  3/1/2007
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Sketch Retailer Incentive Cover; Fallen robot on cover (B&W)Chris Ryall, Simon FurmanDon Figueroa

#3 Variation A

  4/1/2007
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Cover A with Bumblebee on coverChris Ryall, Simon FurmanDon Figueroa

#3 Variation B

  4/1/2007
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Cover B Sketch coverChris Ryall, Simon FurmanDon Figueroa

#3 Variation C

  4/1/2007
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Retailer Incentive Sketch Cover with Bumblebee on coverChris Ryall, Simon FurmanDon Figueroa

#3 Variation D

  4/1/2007
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Retailer Exclusive Cover from www.DrawtheWorldTogether.comChris Ryall, Simon FurmanDon Figueroa

#4 Variation A

  5/1/2007
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Cover A: color Wraparound coverChris Ryall, Simon FurmanDon Figueroa

#4 Variation B

  5/1/2007
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Cover B: Sketch coverChris Ryall, Simon FurmanDon Figueroa

#4 Variation C

  5/1/2007
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Retailer Incentive Wraparound Sketch coverChris Ryall, Simon FurmanDon Figueroa

Book #1

  6/1/2007
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Collects Transformers: Movie Prequel #1–4Chris Ryall, Simon FurmanDon Figueroa

Free Comic Book Day #1

  5/1/2007
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Free Comic Book Day 2007 edition; Reprints Transformers: Movie Prequel #1Chris Ryall, Simon FurmanDon Figueroa

Special Edition #1 Variation A

  6/1/2008
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Autobots cover; Cover A by Don FigueroaChris Ryall, Simon FurmanDon Figueroa, Andrew Wildman

Special Edition #1 Variation B

  6/1/2008
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Decepticons cover; Cover B by Don FigueroaChris Ryall, Simon FurmanDon Figueroa, Andrew Wildman