Signature Publishing Launches New Transformers Title

Transformers: Robots in Disguise Issue 1 - CoverSignature Publishing – publishers of titles such as Milkshake! and Dinosaur Action – launch a new Transformers  title, Transformers: Robots In Disguise this week.

Inspired by the animated series aimed at 4-8 year olds already attracting large audiences on Cartoon Network (and, of course, there’s a huge toy line, too), The Transformers: Robots in Disguise magazine, licensed by Hasbro, will follow the theme of the animated series.

The “interactive” magazines features  a Transformers toy, exclusive links to unlockable Transformers brand app content and a 20-page comic strip story in every issue.

“We are absolutely delighted to be given the opportunity to publish the official magazine for this iconic brand that targets a new generation of Transformers brand fans,” confirmed Signature’s Managing Director, Danny Morris.

“As with all of Hasbro’s brands, the quality of the assets and storytelling is amazing, while the highly successful animated series and extensive toy marketing campaign will ensure this magazine is a great success.

“We look forward to creating a truly immersive brand experience, playing our part in bringing the characters to life and reigniting the imagination of Transformers: Robots in Disguise magazine readers.”

 Transformers: Robots In Disguise magazine launches on Friday 16th October, priced at £3.49, and comes with a Bumblebee figure disc-blaster plus an additional free comic

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", working as an editor, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years. His credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel UK and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines. He also edited STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics, including Team M.O.B.I.L.E. and The Beatles Story. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare” for Tian Books. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.