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By Jon de Burgh Miller on 22 June 2009 Comments Off

With ‘Transformers:Revenge of the Fallen’, Bay has thrown realism out of the window in exchange for a fantasy adventure closer to ‘Men In Black’ than ‘Pearl Harbour’, and all for the better…

By Mark Clapham on 26 July 2007 Comments Off

A new ‘Transformers’ comic is available from British newsstands, with a lead strip written by Simon Furman and drawn by Geoff Senior. All is right with the world…

By Eddie Robson on 22 July 2007 Comments Off

Oddly – and, in fact, much to my delight – I found very little to get nostalgic about in this film, but thought it was terrific anyway…

By Jim Smith on 02 November 2005 Comments Off

‘Transformers: Fallen Star’ is a miscellany; a collection of eight page, single and multi-part black and white comic strips written by Simon Furman for the Weekly UK Transformers comic.

By Mark Clapham on 06 January 2004 Comments Off

Ah, an issue zero. It feels like the early nineties all over again. ‘Ultimate Clone Saga’, anyone? In that spirit, this review is going to be loaded with continuity, and comes with seven different covers. I recommend the chromium plated version…

By Eddie Robson on 17 November 2003 Comments Off

The impressive thing about ‘The War Within’ is that writer Simon Furman isn’t just taking advantage of the ‘Transformers’ revival to trade on past glories…

By Mark Clapham on 28 October 2003 Comments Off

There’s something unimaginably stupid and self-contradictory about the concept of zombie robots…

By Mark Clapham on 31 August 2003 Comments Off

The British comics industry is twitching at the moment. Is it alive, or are these just reflexes from dead limbs?

By Mark Clapham on 29 July 2003 Comments Off

‘Time Wars’ concludes the time-spanning story arc that began with ‘Target:2006′, as the Autobots and Decepticons of two time zones have to defeat Galvatron in all-out battle…

By Eddie Robson on 14 May 2003 Comments Off

Whilst I was delighted by the mere fact that Dreamwave was resurrecting ‘Transformers’, I found the first ‘Generation 1′ mini-series slightly lacking…

By Mark Clapham on 04 March 2003 Comments Off

Its early April in 2002, and a heat wave has hit London with a vengeance. Its
lunchtime, I’ve just been to my favourite comics shop, but theres no way I’m
going back to the office just yet…

By Mark Clapham on 05 January 2003 Comments Off

More 80s genius from the king of giant robot stories, Simon Furman…

By Mark Clapham on 23 October 2002 Comments Off

In the space of a fortnight we’ve seen two signature writers return to the franchises that made their names: Simon Furman on Transformers: The War Within, and Larry Hama on GI Joe: Frontline. The results are strikingly different…

By Jim Smith on 28 August 2002 Comments Off

With the possible exception of ‘Time Wars’, the epic ‘Target 2006′ is the holy grail of UK-originated Transformers strips, out of print for over fifteen years and every bit as good as your pre-teen self thought it was.

By Jon de Burgh Miller on 28 August 2002 Comments Off

Transformers: Takara is the first in a series of DVD releases that will showcase episodes from the original Transformers cartoon that only aired in Japan, rarely before shown to Western audiences…

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By Jon de Burgh Miller on 11 July 2002 Comments Off

Dreamwave Productions unleash the first comic based on the new Japanese/American co-production Transformers range, and it’s a very strange mix indeed…

By Jon de Burgh Miller on 16 May 2002 Comments Off

It’s been a decade since Generation Two, and the last mass-market Transformers comic. Now Dreamwave, a company that noticed a gap in the market where others mocked, launches possibly the most eagerly anticipated comic of the year…